Student Honors

Green and Gold

For the fifth time, Baruch College students have won the top prize in the Direct Marketing Educational Foundation's annual Collegiate ECHO Award competition. Angelique Wing, Imanuel Eltanya and Aditi Solanki—graduate students at the college's Zicklin School of Business—share the $4,000 top 2008 award for their project "Turning Your Home Office Business Green." As part of their entry, the team developed personalized stamps for various types of businesses.

Law School Fellowships

Doherty Fellows focus on civil rights

Four students at the School of Law have received 2008 Joseph Doherty Civil Rights Fellowship grants of $1,000 each for their interest in social justice issues here and abroad. All had summer jobs in the field: Marianella Belliard-Acosta with a United Nations chapter that collaborates with governments in the Caribbean and Latin America to promote justice; Chris Burt for the Legal Aid Society Juvenile Rights Division representing the interests of young people in Family Court; Robyn Enes at the AIDS Center of Queens County; Melissa Kelly at the Queens District Attorney's Office Special Victims Bureau in conjunction with the Child Advocacy Center.

Hunter Research Authors

Hunter College graduate students Avalon Garcia and Yang Zheng are the first, primary authors listed on an article about a natural substance that could play an important role in the fight against cancer. Their work on honokiol —used in Japanese and Chinese herbal medicines and shown to inhibit tumor growth in mice—was done in collaboration with research at New York University and Emory University medical schools. The Hunter students worked in the lab of biology professor David Foster, who is also listed as an author of the article in the peer-reviewed journal Clinical Cancer Research.