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A Five-Star Winner Kubee Kassaye, chef tournant at Manhattan’s Peninsula Hotel and a 2007 magna cum laude graduate of New York City College of Technology’s hospitality management program, is one of six women to receive the 2012 Legacy Award for culinary achievement from Les Dames d’Escoffier International.

She's Going for the World Beauty Crown Floriana “Lola” Garo, who graduated from City College in 2011 with a degree in international/global studies, was crowned Miss Albania 2012. On Aug. 18, she will compete in the Miss World Beauty Pageant in China.

She’s Serving Mario Batali It all began with a job post and a chance meeting in the street. That’s how Drea Bernardi, Brooklyn College ’11, ended up working as the media production coordinator for Mario Batali, the world-renowned chef and restaurateur.

Mildred Dresselhaus, Hunter College Alum, Gets Top Science Award from Obama President Obama has named Dr. Mildred S. Dresselhaus, Hunter College (BA'51), as one of two recipients of the Enrico Fermi Award, a prestigious award for scientific achievement. The award, honoring the memory of Nobel Laureate Enrico Fermi, is administered on behalf of the White House by the U.S Department of Energy. Dresselhaus shares the honor with Dr. Burton Richter of Stanford University.

A Winning Team Player for the NY Jets No one can ever accuse Matt Higgins of being a slacker. Since graduating from Queens College with a degree in political science, Higgins has gone from the Office of the Mayor of New York City to the front office of the New York Jets.

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How This Top Quant Has Changed Baruch College Jim Gatheral, a professor in Baruch College’s math department and Masters Program in Financial Engineering , is a dedicated and highly knowledgeable resource, not to mention a well-known and connected figure in the “quant” world.

Hunter Macaulay Honors Student Interns at White House “Nothing can prepare you to work at the White House,” says Valentine Sanders '11 (Hunter College) of his internship at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., “but once I got a grip on my awe, I found myself relying on things I learned at Hunter.”

LaGuardia Community College President Gets Homeland Security Post Dr. Gail O. Mellow, president of LaGuardia Community College, has been appointed to the U.S. Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council. The new council, comprised of prominent university presidents and academic leaders, advises the homeland security secretary and senior leadership at the department.

Rhodes Winner Follows Family’s Rx Zujaja Tauqeer, a senior at the Macaulay Honors College at Brooklyn College, is the seventh student in CUNY’s history to be awarded the Rhodes Scholarship, the world’s most prestigious academic award and its oldest international fellowship.

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