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November 2020

The 5th Annual Salmon and Family Commemoration Ceremony

November 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Wagner College Holocaust Center welcomes you to join us for the 5th Annual Egon J. Salmon and Family Commemoration of Kristallnacht and the SS St. Louis on Monday, November 9th via Zoom at 7:00 p.m.

The commemoration will be led by guest speaker Julian E. Zelizer, Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University and CNN Analyst. The talk will examine the ways in which fighting anti-Semitism and the quest for racial justice intersect, drawing inspiration from the life and theology of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-72).

RSVP required! Register at alumniconnect.wagner.edu/kristallnacht-2020.

February 2021

MLK Agent of Change Ceremony

February 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

On Thursday, February 25th, 2021 at 6:30PM, we are proud to recognize the following members of the Wagner College community for their commitment to furthering the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at our annual MLK Agent of Change Ceremony.

Faculty Award: Dr. Steven Thomas, Associate Professor - English Department

Staff Awards: Dr. Ruta Shah-Gordon, Vice President of Internationalization, Intercultural Affairs, and Campus Life &
Jazzmine Clarke-Glover, Vice President of Workplace Culture and Inclusion, Chief Human Resources Officer, Chief Diversity Officer, & Title IX Coordinator

Alumnus Award: Kerri Lee Alexander '15

Student Award: Jonathan Irizarry '20, Graduate Student

Our keynote speaker for the event is Dr. Rita Reynolds, Associate Professor and Chair of the History Department. Dr. Reynolds earned her doctorate from UMass in African American Studies and is a 19th and 20th century historian of African-American and American history. She is currently the Chair of the History Department and Director of the American Studies Program, Faculty Director of the Expanding Your Horizons study abroad program. She is in final revisions of her manuscript with The University of Georgia Press entitled Free and Insane In Charleston: Freedom and Divorce Among Free People of Color In Antebellum South Carolina.

Registration for this virtual event is required and open to the public. For questions, please contact Letty Romero, Office Manager for the Dean of Campus Life Office, at 718-390-3423 or deansoffice@wagner.edu

March 2021

Panhellenic New Member Celebration

March 6 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Outdoor Oval

A socially-distanced outdoor celebration on the oval for New Members of Panhellenic organizations!

Men’s Basketball v Mount St Mary’s

March 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spiro Sports Center Gym, Staten Island, 10301

The Seahawks clinched the No. 1 seed in the NEC championship series and will host Mount St. Mary's on Saturday at 2 p.m.

Though fans will not be allowed in the gym, you can watch all the action online on ESPN 3.

The winner of Saturday's semifinal match will face either Bryant or Sacred Heart next Tuesday for the championship.

April 2021

Women Who Inspire Ceremony

April 8 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Women Who Inspire ceremony recognizes women from our Wagner family who are inclusive mentors & role models, committed to service and positivity, and work towards personal and professional growth.

For the full details including past recipients and meeting access directions visit wagner.edu/intercultural/uncategorized/women-inspire-ceremony.

May 2021

The Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival 2021

May 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival is a unique event that is held every year in New York City. The communities of Asian and Pacific Islanders celebrate a colorful festival that expresses the tradition and culture of each of the immigrant communities.

The event that is hosted by the Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans in New York City takes place in the open air. It is known as the largest outdoor celebration of its kind in the US.

The festival’s guests can enjoy diverse cultural activities such as live music, various shows, dance, traditional food, and more. The festival, which first set out in 1979, is held every year and emphasizes the diverse cultural contribution of the communities to the society, culture, and unity of America.

See link below for detail carnifest.com/the-asian-pacific-american-heritage-festival-2021.

Graduation Stole Ceremony

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Graduation Stole Ceremony has been long held at Wagner College and other leading academic institutions to celebrate the invaluable contributions made by the Men of Color initiative and Women of Color Initiative to the advancement of scholarship, leadership, service, and community development.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year's ceremony will be hybrid with attendance from graduating seniors receiving the graduation stole and an individual within the community to bestow the graduation stole on each graduate. In person, attendance is by invitation only however virtual viewing is open to the public.

Click on the link to join us virtually.

Sponsored by the Division of Campus Life.

Chai Society 2021 Community Mitzvah Awards

May 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Each year the Chai Society recognizes individuals from the community who have enhanced and promoted Jewish life on campus and within the broader community. We are delighted to have the opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of those that embody the mission of the Chai Society and use the event to serve as a true mitzvah opportunity. This year we will honor:

Joel Cohen ‘50 - Monroe J. Klein ‘66 Humanitarian Award
Arthur Spielman - Courage Award
Efrat LaMandre, FNP-C - Spirit of Change Award
Dr. Ginny Mantello - Allan Weissglass Civic Leadership Award
Rev. Dr. Terry Troia - Allan Weissglass Civic Leadership Award
Bethany Friedman - Next Generation Award

For more information about the Chai Society or to register for this virtual event visit their website.

Class of 2020 Commencement

May 22 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Wagner College will be celebrating the Class of 2020 in two ceremonies on Saturday, May 22 at 9:30am and 2pm.

For details on ceremony and link to livestream visit wagner.edu/commencement/.

Class of 2021 Commencement

May 27 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Wagner College will be celebrating the Class of 2021 in three ceremonies on Thursday, May 27.

For details on ceremony and link to livestream visit wagner.edu/commencement/.

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