BICsters Help Bring CCNY’s 170 Year Anniversary to Life

5/05/2017 Unknown 0 Comments

What if your college were turning 170 and no one had  “sealed the deal”? As interns in the CCNY President’s Office, that’s the question that BICsters Marta Mugica, Rocío Rivera and Namrata Kupte-Jadhav (BIC '17) were asking when they discovered that there was no major marker for this momentous milestone. So they dug into the college’s history, found interesting stories to celebrate, and asked BIC Professor Gerardo Blumenkrantz and BIC Board Member Gustavo Stecher to design a special logo using the CCNY seal. 

For their efforts, the entire group was honored this week at The Presidential Awards Gala which took place this year on May 2 in one of New York’s most majestic rooms, The Great Hall of Shepard Hall. In tuxedos and ball gowns, BICsters made this great space even greater.  

Each year, the Presidential Awards Gala brings together hundreds of leaders in business, politics, education and communications to raise proceeds for the Presidential Awards Fund. Proceeds from the event go to supporting City College's Fund for Excellence, including student scholarships, faculty support and improvements to the campus. This year, it also celebrated the college's unique heritage and to honor 170 years of Townsend Harris’s bold experiment to “let the children of the rich and the poor take their seats together and know of no distinction save that of industry, good conduct, and intellect.”
See the logo come to life in this video