NEW YORK AMSTERDAM NEWS—September 14, 2023—The City College of New York celebrated its inaugural classes of the Moynihan Public Scholars and Moynihan Undergraduate Fellows programs last week, created to honor the late U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, a City College alumnus, and his legacy of public service.
The event was held in the Great Hall of City College’s Gothic-style north campus, a building that dates back architecturally to 1897. The high stained glass windows, ceilings, and enormous mural painting provided a grand background for the event.
In attendance were electeds including Governor Kathy Hochul, Congressmember Adriano Espaillat, Assembly member Al Taylor, former Congressmember Charles Rangel, and City University of New York (CUNY) Chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodríguez.
“I hope that you feel proud about the work that is being done here and the legacy that it keeps,” said Rodríguez.
The Moynihan Center is within the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, and is on a mission to cultivate diverse leaders in public service and public policy. It is funded by a grant from the Leon Levy Foundation and donations from the Achelis & Bodman Foundation and Bloomberg Philanthropies. The fellowships are supported by the Teagle Foundation, Charles H. Revson Foundation, Jerome Levy Foundation, and Thomas W. Smith Foundation.
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