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A Community of Standouts

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? What's it like seeing your name splashed across Playbill? Ask playwright and MMC alum Riley Elt...
🎭 What’s it like seeing your name splashed across Playbill? Ask playwright and MMC alum Riley Elton McCarthy ’21. They were featured by the outlet this week—and even grabbed the fourth spot on its list of most shared stories—for their upcoming show, The Lesbian Play, which will receive a private industry reading in November and make its Off-Broadway debut in June ’23. The play, a response to The Boys in the Band that centers lesbian and trans characters, should sound familiar to the MMC community: Riley started working on it as a student, staging early versions with classmates. Its current cast includes fellow MMC alums and students Júlia Cerqueira, London Riley Keller, Dot Davis, Aingea Venuto, and Grayson James. Congrats to Riley and their incredible team! Click the link in our bio to read more. 📸 Above: Riley and the play’s MMC castmembers #theater #theaterlife #Griffins #GriffinPride #GoGriffins @rileyeltonmccarthy @julia_aimee @londonrileykeller @aingeavenuto @graysonjmes
Photographer @sarabennettbrooklyn, who'd spent 18 years as a public defender, collaborated with w...
Photographer @sarabennettbrooklyn, who’d spent 18 years as a public defender, collaborated with women serving life sentences at the Taconic and Bedford Hills Correctional Facilities to share their stories. � �You can view the result, an exhibit titled Looking Inside, now through December on the third floor of Nugent Hall, just inside the terrace doors. Books have been left in the space to write notes to some of the women. The MMC community includes graduates from both facilities. MMC has been the sole degree-granting institution at Bedford Hills for 25 years, awarding over 275 degrees. And in 2019, the College began partnering with the nonprofit @Hudson_Link for Higher Education in Prison to award degrees at Taconic.
Haven?t checked out The Judy yet? Head up to the 8th floor of Carson and take a look!   Alumni
Haven’t checked out The Judy yet? Head up to the 8th floor of Carson and take a look! Alumni & Parents: We are SO thrilled to be hosting an open house October 22nd during Homecoming Weekend. RSVP using the link in our bio! 🎥: @addisonmcfarlin #MMCproud #Griffinpride #griffins #art #nyccolleges #artstudents #TheJudy
? Starting this semester, MMC Art students have a new BFA option that gives them more power to sh...
🎨 Starting this semester, MMC Art students have a new BFA option that gives them more power to shape their day-to-day experience at the College. Click the link in our bio to read more! #NYCColleges #art #artlife #artstudents #Griffins #MMCProud
Reposted from @mmc_ic  L?shana tova! Happy Rosh Hashanah   September 25th - 27th marks Rosh Hasha...
Reposted from @mmc_ic L’shana tova! Happy Rosh Hashanah September 25th - 27th marks Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Observance began at sundown on September 25th. The two-day holiday is considered a time to reflect and repent in anticipation of the coming year. Rosh Hashanah also marks the beginning of the Jewish High Holy Days. Wishing all those observing, including our friends from @hillelmmc and @hunterhillel, a good year.
#MMCProud! That?s our alum, thee Jeremiah Garcia ’22 (at left), who recently made his off-Broadwa...
#MMCProud! That’s our alum, thee Jeremiah Garcia ’22 (at left), who recently made his off-Broadway debut at @playhouse46nyc as Dustin in the @strangersingsmusical! The show runs through Jan. 1; for more info, go to www.strangersingsthemusical.com. Congrats Jeremiah! 🧢🍫🦎 #strangersingsnyc #justiceforbarb #GriffinPride #GoGriffins #Classof2022 (@liljaymiah)
? Happy birthday to you! The College's Intercultural Center marked its first anniversary this wee...
🎂 Happy birthday to you! The College’s Intercultural Center marked its first anniversary this week! Follow them at @mmc_ic for great events and programs to help you build community, find your voice, and learn more about social justice advocacy. 🎥: @addisonmcfarlin #MMCProud #GriffinPride #GoGriffins
??Two of our alums at @MTV, production assistant Natalie Pira ’22 and production manager Christin...
🎓🎓Two of our alums at @MTV, production assistant Natalie Pira ’22 and production manager Christina McDonald ’15 (seen here, from left), were working behind the scenes at the MTV Video Music Awards this summer when they met on set and bonded. (Yep, you’ll find MMC family everywhere!) 💙That’s just one great story about our alumni—and we know there are so many more! Alums, submit a class note at https://lnkd.in/eUsGtYz8 (the link’s in our bio) and tell us yours! We want to hear all about your milestones, performances, new jobs, book deals, and chance encounters with other alumni, which we’ll include in the College’s newsletter MMC Today. #MMCProud #GriffinProud #MMCalumsareeverything @nataliarossaaa @christina_lee1
?Hello #Classof2026! We asked first-years like @victorpascucci4 what they?re looking forward to a...
💜Hello #Classof2026! We asked first-years like @victorpascucci4 what they’re looking forward to as they start MMC. Check the link in our bio for the full story! Name: Victor Pascucci (he/they) Hometown: I’m from Chicago but was raised in San Antonio. 🥰What excites you most about starting MMC? A: I want to be a professional actor, go on to do TV and film, and most importantly, be on stage. So I’m most excited about the theatre program because it lets me do what I love more than anything in my favorite city on Earth. 🤗Can you share one interesting/weird/funny fact about yourself? A: One fun fact about me is that I got to host my own musical theatre concert before coming to college. I did it as my senior project in high school—they let us take time off from our academic courses to pursue a passion project. It took a lot of work to write a show, book the venue (I used my old middle school), and manage ticket sales. But the weeks of planning and rehearsing paid off, and the final product was everything I could ask for. I’d never felt prouder and happier in my entire life. It forced me to be very vulnerable onstage, and I’ll forever be grateful for the experience. 🧐What’s the best piece of advice you’ve heard about starting college? To simply enjoy it because you’re only young once. #nyccollege #Griffins #MMCProud
?Hello #Classof2026! We asked first-years like @karakokolakis what they?re looking forward to as ...
💜Hello #Classof2026! We asked first-years like @karakokolakis what they’re looking forward to as they start MMC. Check the link in our bio for the full story! Name: Kara Kokolakis (she/her) Hometown: Long Island, New York 🥰What excites you most about starting MMC? Getting to be a part of the incredibly welcoming community! 🥴What are you the most nervous about? I’m mostly nervous about living in a new area and having to make that adjustment. 😎What’re your career ambitions? I’d love to teach theatre to aspiring performers! 🤗Can you share one interesting/weird/funny fact about yourself? I did Greek dance for most of my life. Greek dance includes a variety of different dances, with each island of Greece having its own traditional one. Everyone joins together in a group to perform them. That’s what makes them so special—everyone is together in that moment, and you find family in what may be just a group of strangers because you all share the same love and soul. 🧐What’s the best piece of advice you’ve heard about starting college? That all the other first-year students are also in a new place, so you have a lot of people to work with and find your way with! #nyccollege #Griffins #MMCProud
?Hello #Classof2026! We asked first-years like @nisamonae what they?re looking forward to as they...
💜Hello #Classof2026! We asked first-years like @nisamonae what they’re looking forward to as they start MMC. Check the link in our bio for the full story! Name: Nisa Tatum (she/they) Hometown: Baltimore, but my dad was in the military until I was 10, so I’ve lived in plenty of other places, including Hawaii and North Carolina. 🥰What excites you most about starting MMC? A: The new environment and being able to dance in the city! 😎What are your career ambitions? A: When I first started dancing, my family was low-income compared to my classmates. I was jealous of kids who’d grown up going to dance conventions because my family couldn’t afford it until I was about nine. I don’t want kids to feel like they have to pay thousands of dollars to train, so my goal is to start a dance convention organization for families like mine. I would love to also dance on Broadway, for an NBA team, or on a cruise! I want to be able to share my art with others. 🤗Can you share an interesting/weird/fun fact about yourself? A: My fun fact is I’ve seen every episode of Criminal Minds five times! I honestly could quote every episode. 🧐What’s the best piece of advice you’ve heard about starting college? A: To get a mattress topper. I love sleeping so much! #Nyccollege #Griffins #MMCProud
Hello #Classof2026! We asked first-years like @annambelden what they?re looking forward to as the...
Hello #Classof2026! We asked first-years like @annambelden what they’re looking forward to as they start MMC. Check the link in our bio to read the full story! Name: Anna Belden (she/her) Hometown: Saratoga, New York 🥰What excites you most about starting MMC? A: I plan to work as an actor, director, producer, and writer in theatre, film, and television. I’m excited to spend my time learning about these incredible subjects with creative people who share the same passion for them. 🥴What are you most nervous about? A: I’m nervous about living in New York City, but I’m even more excited about all it has to offer! 🤗Can you share one interesting/weird/funny fact about yourself? A: I write (nearly) everything in cursive! I broke my hand in gym class when I was 14, and it became easier to write exclusively in cursive with a cast on. I’ve stuck with it ever since. 🧐What’s the best piece of advice you’ve heard about starting college? A: To get to know as many fellow students as possible!
  • Amber Adams ?11
    Amber Adams ’11 

    “Some little girls played with Barbies. I was making dance and films since I can remember. When I was a child, dance and film were playtime for me and they have always been a part of my life.”

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    Lisa Dupree ’88 

    As CNBC’s Vice President of the Media Content Center, Lisa oversees a team of 25 responsible for the lifecycle management of the network’s broadcast media – from acquisition through archiving, to workflow and implementation of the network’s media asset management system and infrastructure.

  • Jordan Gelber ?10
    Jordan Elizabeth Gelber ’10 

    “My college experience transformed me into the person I am today. Marymount Manhattan gave me a voice and allowed me to find my own way. Being a double major and double minor, I was able to fuel my creative needs with practical business needs.”

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Alumni stories

  • Raghib Allie-Brennan ?13
    Raghib Allie-Brennan ’13 

    After majoring in International Studies during his time at Marymount Manhattan, Raghib is now making a name for himself in local politics. Advocating for the people, he is now the youngest member serving in the Connecticut State House, advancing policies that benefit the second district and all of Connecticut.

  • Zachary Barbati ?10
    Zachary Barbati ’10 

    After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, received the Copenhagen Master of Excellence Scholarship Award, enabling him to study at the University of Copenhagen from 2010-12, where he spent two years conducting research and pursuing other academic work.

  • Ben Chatag ?15
    Ben Chatag ’15 

    Ben draws upon deeply personal life experiences to create his colorful and complex contemporary paintings. “I want to visually convey Tibetan philosophical ideas in works that focus on current social, political, and cultural issues,” he says. “The notions of freedom, interdependence, and compassion are important in a time when many are rejecting our connectedness and focusing on differences.”