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Manhattan College Adds Two
Online Master’s Programs

Manhattan College has launched two online graduate programs—a master’s in business administration and a master’s in applied mathematics and data analytics.
The business administration program is 36 credits for students with undergraduate business degrees and 45 credits for non-business students. It concludes with two capstone courses that explore professional ethics and advanced strategic management.
“We cannot forecast the business problems of tomorrow, but we can absolutely forecast the skill sets that can solve them,” said Dr. Salwa Ammar, dean of the School of Business. The mathematics and data analytics program brings together mathematics, operations research, statistics and programming to give students the skills to evaluate and draw practical insights from data.
The 30-credit program is designed for students with a strong background in mathematics. Students will also master key software packages, develop programming skills and graduate with a coding portfolio.
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College of New Rochelle
Sophomore Honored

Kevona Jackson, a sophomore at The College of New Rochelle (CNR), was selected by the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities as one of 10 recipients of a 2016 Independent Sector Student Community Service Award and a $500 H.D. Paley Scholarship. The award honors 10 outstanding students in the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), who are enrolled at independent colleges in New York.
Kevona, a Yonkers native, is the vice president of CNR’s sophomore class and president of the Black Student Union. The business major has raised breast cancer awareness, promoted World AIDS Day and spearheaded Sister to Sister, a program in which African-American entrepreneurs give presentations on launching a business.
She is a dedicated volunteer at Family Services of Yonkers’ Kinship Support Center, which offers programs for grandparents and relatives who are raising children. “My great-grandmother raised me, and I saw all the sacrifices she made,” Kevona said. “She was a strong supporter of the center and even went to Albany to lobby for it. I want to walk in her footsteps by giving back and helping other people.”


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