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The 2015 Milano Recognition Ceremony is happening this Thursday, May 21 at 4:30pm at the University Center of The New School. Graduates from all of the programs are individually recognized for the completion of their degrees and certificates and awards will be given out to students from each program. The ceremony features speeches by two outstanding students: William Bradley Luckhardt (Organizational Change Management) and Mina A. Addo (Urban Policy Analysis and Management).
If you can’t make it in person, the event will be available to watch on Livestream.
Here is the video link: http://livestream.com/TheNewSchool/2015-Milano-Recognition-Ceremony
Congratulations 2015 Milano Graduates!
I’m a Sustainability Strategist, consulting for an array of clients interested in building their brand upon a foundation of organization and clarity. I’m interested in community movements, media and music. The power of the internet, a tool which connects a broad ecosystem of change makers and fundraisers for social change, astounds me, almost as much as our molecular make up.
What brought you to Milano?
I became an activist while thrust into a legal assistant job at a 250+ year old law firm. I was caring for my elderly grandfather in my hometown, where my mother also grew up, commuting from Teaneck to Manhattan and then Franklin Park to Wall Street. I built diverse coalitions at work and in New Jersey, using communications and marketing to drive awareness campaigns and electoral outcomes during the 2006 midterm elections.
Nonprofit Management student Sara Gallagher has won a prestigious Fulbright award to teach English in the country of Georgia! The Fulbright Program is a highly competitive, merit-based grant program for international educational exchange for students, scholars, teachers, professionals, scientists and artists, founded by United States Senator J. William Fulbright in 1946. Recipients of the reward receive scholarships to study, conduct research, or exercise their talents abroad. We asked Sara a couple questions about her plans:
Milano School: Can you explain your Fulbright fellowship?
Sara Gallagher: My fellowship is an ETA (English Teaching Assistantship) award which means I will be teaching English at a regional university. Georgia has a goal to make English its official second language by the year 2020. Achieving this will lead Georgia to engage in better relations with the European Union, strengthen tourism infrastructure, and preserve its cultural heritage. Because of this, I see English language education as a springboard to better economic prospects for people living in the country. In addition to teaching I’ll be running a creative writing program at the university because I see writing as a way to teach students to express themselves with precision and passion. Students will be encouraged to share their work online to make themselves visible in public space as new civil voices.