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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

Nick Jiwa

What started as a summer job to make ends meet turned into a surprising career for Nick Jiwa (’91). The alumnus worked at a call center in 1986 and couldn’t wrap his head around the concept. He chatted with us recently about his career, his upbringing, and his time at Baruch. Read more >

Alumna Jillian Flexner

It was a homecoming, of sorts, for Jillian Flexner (MBA ’16), when she returned to campus in April for the New York City premiere of Bound, a one-act chamber opera, at the Baruch Performing Arts Center. The opera was presented by Fresh Squeezed Opera, an organization founded by Flexner in 2013. Read more >

Alumnus Mark Smiley Headshot

Before entering Baruch College, Mark Smiley had taken only one science class in his life. A little more than 15 years later, he is an emergency physician in North Carolina, saving lives on a regular basis. Read more >

Alumna Lakimja Mattocks

Lakimja Mattocks (MPA '14) has made a difference in the nonprofit sector, working on programs that impact youth and community development and racial equity. Read more >

Alumna Nabila Sheikh

Nabila Sheikh (MS ’09) has always looked at organizations strategically and found ways to improve efficiency and talent. Find out how her MS from Baruch’s Weissman School of Arts and Sciences helps her in her career at PepsiCo and why she volunteers to give back.

Alumna Marline Alexander

In honor of National Mentoring Month, we’re highlighting an alumna who embodies what it means to help the next generation: Marline Alexander (’90), a longtime mentor in the Financial Women’s Association (FWA) mentoring program at Baruch College. Read more >

Shawn Ramsingh

A proud Baruch alumnus, Shawn Ramsingh (’07) is passionate about giving back to the LGBTQ community. Learn more about his outreach, as well as his career at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. 

Alumnus Juan Cano

Juan Cano (’07, MBA ’19) is a fierce advocate of paying it forward. The double alumnus chats about how Baruch impacted his life – and why he feels compelled to help the next generation of students.