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Dear SPS Community,
As we inaugurate the 2012-13 academic year at the CUNY School of Professional Studies (SPS), in addition to celebrating new beginnings, we are also very proud to mark the 10th anniversary of SPS. As a member of the SPS community, you are vital to our growth and success, and I deeply appreciate your ongoing commitment to our School.
In the last year alone, we have continued our tradition of consistently enhancing the opportunities we offer our students by:
- Graduating over 300 students in June 2012.
- Launching three new degree programs: an online B.A. in Disability Studies, an online M.S. in Information Systems/Data Analysis, and an in-person M.A. in Urban Studies. Other programs are also in development.
- Awarding scholarships from a third scholarship fund, The Stephen M. Rossen Scholarship Fund. This fund now joins the Founding Dean’s Scholarship and Bob Martin Scholarship, allowing more students to receive support they need.
- Formally launching the SPS Foundation.
- Beginning preparatory work on the future home of SPS at 119 W. 31st Street.
- Updating the SPS website at sps.cuny.edu.
Your support is critical to our continued growth — your contribution will allow us to continue to develop new degree, certificate, and training programs; attract and support a diverse student body; recruit and retain world-class faculty; and, perhaps most importantly, expand the number of scholarships we award to students. We have already seen that number of scholarships grow in the past year.
To make a gift, please complete the enclosed form and return it via traditional mail. Contributions can also be made online by clicking here. While considering your contribution to SPS this year, please remember that every gift, regardless of size, matters.
On behalf of our School and our students, thank you in advance for your support.
Dean, CUNY School of Professional Studies
John Mogulescu is the Senior University Dean for Academic Affairs and the Dean of the CUNY School of Professional Studies, and his responsibilities involve him in many different aspects of the University’s academic life. In addition to SPS, Dean Mogulescu has overseen collaborative programs between CUNY and the NYC Public Schools, CUNY Prep Transitional High School, the CUNY Language Immersion Program, CUNY Start, and the Adult Literacy and GED Preparation Programs. Dean Mogulescu also supervises the University’s Workforce Development Initiative, special training initiatives for City and State workers, and programs for welfare recipients, in addition to Adult and Continuing Education at CUNY and its non-credit programs, which serve over 250,000 students per year.
The School of Professional Studies (SPS) is pleased to announce three new scholarship opportunities for students.
Two Dean’s Scholarships will be awarded, one to a full-time student in the amount of $1,500; the other in the amount of $500 to a student enrolled in an SPS program part-time. The scholarships will be determined on the basis of financial need, academic merit, and to students within one semester of completing their degree program.
The Bob Martin Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000, will be awarded to an applicant enrolled in an on-line baccalaureate program on a part- or full-time basis and who will be entering his/her last semester prior to completing the on-line degree. At least one scholarship will be awarded to an applicant meeting this criteria and also on the basis of financial need and academic merit. The scholarship is in honor of Bob Martin, the late husband of SPS Director of Student Services Dr. Z. Lobley.
Those interested in applying should go to http://sps.cuny.edu/admissions/scholarships.html for additional criteria and application forms. The deadline for submission is April 1, 2011. Recipients will be notified May 2, 2011.
Recipients will be asked to provide a photo and profile for inclusion in the Commencement Program and to attend the Commencement 2011 Ceremonies on June 7, 2011, at Alice Tully Hall in New York City.
Please contact the Alumni Relations and Development Office at 212-817-7169 for questions or additional information.
Leslie Kerr is the Alumni Relations and Development Director for the School of Professional Studies.