Unprecedented: COVID-19 Stories and Events
In these trying times, Baruch College alumni, students, faculty, and staff have risen to the occasion, making a difference in their communities and impacting their industries. Here you will find a number of insightful event recordings from the Office of Alumni Relations and Volunteer Engagement dealing with topics pertaining to COVID-19, as well as inspiring stories of members of the Baruch community.
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Covering COVID-19 with NBC Reporter Elisha Ortiz (Fieldstadt) (’14)
As the Covid-19 crisis continues, new developments seem to emerge every hour, if not every minute. We caught up with alumna Elisha Ortiz (Fieldstadt) (’14), a breaking news reporter at NBC, who discussed the challenges of covering a global pandemic, how she sees the story evolving, and the ways that she honed her craft as editor-in-chief of Dollars & Sense, Baruch’s student magazine. Read more >
Baruch Student Luis Munoz Runs Marathon on His Terrace
Crain’s New York Business has named Baruch College alumnus Alex Pollak to its prestigious “40 Under 40” list for 2020. Pollak is the founder and CEO of Paradocs Worldwide, a company that sets up medical facilities and provides emergency room doctors, nurses, EMTs, and paramedics for large events, such as music festivals, movie sets, and sport stadiums. The company was named one of Forbes Best Startup Employers for 2020. Read more >
JC Alejaldre (EMBA ‘18) (front right) oversaw the operations of Columbia’s deployment tents shortly after the pandemic struck. View the full post on Facebook and leave a comment to thank JC and all the healthcare workers on the front lines! View the post >
Barry Pitegoff (’71) is a staff chaplain at Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, New York. He recently shared his insights with us regarding how COVID-19 has impacted his daily job and his hospital. Read more >
Baruch alumnus Abdourahamane Diallo ('19) joined the ICNA to distribute food packages to the Bronx community for Ramadan. View the full social media post and give him a 'like.' View the post >