Shout out to BIC from City College President Lisa S. Coico

4/10/2016 Nancy 0 Comments


In her April message to the City College of New York community, President Lisa S. Coico made special note of some recent BIC accomplishments.

"A team of students from MCA’s graduate Branded + Integrated Communications program, under advisor and program director Nancy Tag, won the highest praise from a group of top experts and executives from PRWeek, Contently, IBM, Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times at the CCNY/CUNY J-School conference on “Journalism in the Age of Branded Content…and Vice Versa.” The team of CCNY students won kudos for its speed campaign for Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in the technology and engineering sectors. Through these projects, these students not only took the opportunity for invaluable, possibly life-changing experiences in their fields.  They also took the opportunity to change the lives of so many others. I salute all of the CCNY students who go the extra mile, through internships, study abroad, community service, and many other service and learning related experiences.

Speaking of our graduate MCA students, please join me in congratulating graduate student Melissa Julien, just named a winner of the Multicultural Advertising Internship Program, or MAIP – the third CCNY student in CCNY’s Branding + Integrated Communications program in three years to win this prestigious national award. One of only 120 Fellows selected from across the United States, Melissa will intern this summer at DigitasLBi, a global marketing and technology agency, giving her real-world experience and extraordinary networking opportunities that will help her attain the goal of opening her own integrated communications company."

With City College's wealth of accomplished students, faculty, researchers, artists, and scholars, it is quite an honor to be in the spotlight and recognized by our president. Bravo to those BICsters who rose to such acclaim. Read more about these stories that President Coico noted here in our BIC blog posts: "Girls Who Code..." and  "Melissa Julien: 3rd MAIP All-Star from BIC."