HEOP students are active members of the MMC campus community. From leading student organizations and attending off-campus conferences to participating in professional development workshops and academic award ceremonies, our students do it all.
Community service is an integral part of HEOP, as we believe in giving back to our communities. During the 2019 SAI, students volunteered at the Stanley Isaacs Neighborhood Center in Harlem, delivering hot meals to the elderly.
In April 2019, ten MMC students and two staff members traveled to Puerto Rico for a series of volunteer projects focused on hurricane relief as part of the College’s annual Alternative Spring Break trip.
During the 2019 January session, twelve students took part in a travel course to Costa Rica, studying economic development and sustainability while visiting important sites of the ecotourism and conservation movements.
Athlete Talent Attraction Coach at Nike, visited campus and provided tips on leveraging a personal brand and the variety of career opportunities within Nike.
HEOP students attended the annual Inclusive Leadership Conference at Temple University, enhancing leadership skills through presentations, workshops, and panel discussions on topics related to inclusivity and social change.
MMC students Jerandy Beato, Kayleen Cabrera and Diana Camilo in Chicago, IL
HEOP students participated in the National Student Leadership Diversity Convention (NSLDC), the largest national gathering of student leaders and advisors to address diversity and social justice issues on college campuses today.
We are proud to recognize the extraordinary achievements of our HEOP students, who not only shape the Program, but impact the entire College community through their dedication, activism, and leadership.
Through MMC’s United Nations Program(opens in a new tab), Fahima is working as the Communications intern with the NGO Scalabrini Immigration Migration Network (SIMN). She works closely with the Communications Director to make brochures and content calendars. Fahima enjoys assisting with SIMN’s social media, marketing, communication portfolios and reports.
Additionally, Fahima received the Outstanding Student Leader- Senior Award at the 2021 Leadership Awards, hosted by Student Development and Activities.
Marilyn has worked several years with The Public Theater in collaboration with The Hunts Point Alliance for Children.(opens in a new tab) As Assistant Director and Community Coordinator, she has helped the South Bronx community become more engaged with the arts. Despite the pandemic, the Shakespeare Ensemble will perform a digital version of the play, Midsummer’s Night Dream.
Additionally, Marilyn received the Marymount Muscle Distinguished Service Award at the 2021 Leadership Awards, hosted by Student Development and Activities.
As a Research Assistant, Amy will work closely with Dr. Lundquist, Assistant Professor of Biology and other interns to gather data and conduct research about the ecological impacts of urbanization.
HEOP Special Projects & Events Manager/Intern Christine Mitchell receives the 4th Annual HEOP Eilene Berstch Award and a Silver M Award at the 2020 Leadership Award, hosted by Student Development and Activities.
HEOP Alumni Relations Manager/Intern, Stephanie Galvez receives MMC’s First Year Outstanding Leader Award at the 2020 Leadership Awards, hosted by Student Development and Activities.
Jennifer was the recipient of the 2018 HEOP Student Spotlight of the Year. This recognition is owed to her hard work and dedication in creating meaningful change during her time at MMC.
Emely Sandoval '19 (left) with President Kerry Walk (right) at the Senior Awards Ceremony.
In 2019, Emely received the Eilene Bertsch Award, created to honor MMC’s HEOP founder. The award is given to a senior who embodies the program’s mission of demonstrating the potential for academic success and contributing as a leader to the MMC community.
Congratulations to our Fall 2020 Dean’s List Students!
Jerandy Beato, Janet Castillo, Diana Camilo, Fahima Degia, Marilyn Gonzalez, Darlene Castillo, Amy Fernandez Orellana, Molly Ramsaran, Ibrahim Bah, Anaya Bond, Aisatou Ishimori, Aolani Kendall, Persis Quaicoe, Luznery Martinez, Sierra Orosco, Carmen Luna, Jayzean Santillana, Evelyn Mares
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