Wagner College sophomore Nicholas Cartwright-Atkins of Moorestown, N.J., is one of just nine New York City college students selected for the inaugural class of the New York Collegiate Institute, a competitive program created by the Institute for Responsible Citizenship.
“The New York Collegiate Institute is in intensive program for some of the best and brightest African American male students attending colleges and universities in New York,” said IRC President William A. Keyes. “They come together every other Saturday during the academic year and meet with individuals in a wide variety of career fields, participate in professional and leadership development workshops, and discuss some of the pressing issues of today.”
Nicholas Cartwright-Atkins is a member of the Seahawk football team. A business major, he hopes to become an investment banker after graduation.
At last spring’s undergraduate awards program, Nick won the Diversity Action Award from Wagner’s Center for Intercultural Advancement, or CICA, which is given to a student who has furthered, exemplified or supported diversity at the college.
He serves on the Community Standards Review Board and participates in the CICA’s Men of Color Initiative.