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Alumnus of the Week

Every Baruch alumnus has a story to tell.

Read about a number of our successful alumni through our 'Alumnus of the Week' feature. Whether it's professional accomplishments, serving the community, or realizing other personal goals, these alumni have all found success through their unique endeavors.

In addition, check out more alumni profiles from the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs and Weissman Graduate Career Services

Jimmy Vora

Jimmy Vora (’08) discusses his time at Baruch and how he is giving back to the college through Shadow Partners – an initiative that pairs students from the SEEK program with alumni mentors to visit them at their office and get a firsthand look at their career. 

Alumna Bethany Nelson Headshot

This outgoing alumna chats about her role at Summer Search, where she manages youth mentors, and why she finds it rewarding to providing outreach to underserved populations.Read more >

Miguelina Portorreal

Learn about the sweeping benefits of environmental sustainability from Miguelina Portorreal ('17), who works for the Park Department’s Sustainability Division. Read more >

Alumna Minda Dentler Giving a TED Talk

For Minda Dentler (MBA ’08), completing the Iron Man World Championship meant so much more than bragging rights. Stricken with polio at six months old—and abandoned in an orphanage in India—Dintler has been paralyzed in both legs for as long as she can remember. Read her inspiring story.

Lynne Murphy-Rivera (EMBA '98)

"Although I had attained management level positions prior to my Baruch Executive MBA, the experience of higher education increased my credibility and confidence."

Jannette La Sota ('03)

"Constant learning and consistency are key to navigating a lifetime of fulfilling work and contribution to the world. The Baruch community supports this."

Benjamin Orr (MPA '08)

For some agents of change, being part of the effort to help underserved populations isn't enough – they want to build something from the ground up. Learn about proud Baruch alumnus Benjamin Orr (MPA '08). Read more >

Mark Wiesner ('03)

Sunnyville Stories is a small-press comic about a very big world, and it's all from the imagination of Mark Wiesner ('03), who publishes under the pseudonym Max West. Read more >