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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. 

Is there a Baruch hero whose story we should share? How have you been impacted by COVID-19? Let us know by filling out the form on this page. 


Lemonade FundraiserBaseball's Luke Lombardi Featured on NBC

Although his baseball season was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Baseball's Luke Lombardi has turned his competitive juices towards battling the virus. Read more >


Gina AliotoCovering 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

Soccer midfielder and sophomore Luis Munoz is making the best of his time at home and coming up with a clever way to stay in shape by running a marathon on his terrace! Read more >


Robert KnappAlex Pollak (MBA '08) Named to Crain's "40 Under 40" List for 2020

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 Alumnus on the Front Lines

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 Observations from a Hospital Chaplain: Barry Pitegoff (’71)

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 >


Barry Fashionable Face Coverings with Nana N. Yoshida (’09, MA ’17)

In the wake of COVID-19, fashion designer Nana N. Yoshida (’09, MA ’17) quickly pivoted to creating fashionable face coverings for her clients. She chatted with us about the experience. Read more >


Barry Feeding Those Less Fortunate 

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 >