When talking about subtle ideas, it is best to be as clear as possible. Here I go... Lehman College has taught me something priceless. It has taught me that if you love what you do, everything else falls into place. I am nearing the end of my Sophomore year and this has been the message that the professors and faculty have instilled. In addition, the faculty at Lehman exhibit a positive attitude - my goal is to become a Physician's Assistant and the idea I will take from Lehman is one that...Read More » »
I want to drop the needle on the record so that Bernard Purdie's
drums, Hubert Laws' flute, and Gil Scott-Heron's voice could carry
us through this recollection together. Yeah, "The Revolution Will
Not Be Televised" was on a lot of boom boxes and on people's minds
as my generation left behind the cocoon of high school and entered
the wide open world that was Herbert H. Lehman College in September
Civil Rights clashes, Vietnam, the tragic loss of Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy in the...
My job title is "College Assistant." Let us explore the semantics of this title. An assistant is someone who helps out with minor tasks, with the larger task often assigned to someone else. While the definition works if you are explaining the requirements of a college assistant to someone, it is insufficient when considering what something means to each individual. My understanding of my position is akin to that of a young child and a superhero: I feel like I am saving the world! OK, perhaps...Read More » »
I have just turned 30 years old, and it has taken me all this time to finally make my way to Lehman College . Wherever my life has lead me, attending Lehman as always been a dream. Growing up the Bronx, I have always wanted to be part of something beautiful, and who could ask for a more beautiful campus so close to home? Finding out that my father also attended Lehman gave me something to connect with him on. Now that I am here, Lehman is everything I knew it would be, and I'm inspired with...Read More » »
One of seven children, living in the projects, alcoholic father,
desperately poor, sixth grade dropout. Yes, that was my mother's
story, the story of her childhood anyway. She was determined not to
let that be the story of her whole life.
Earning a college degree became her goal: the ever-present but elusive dream! Finally, nearing forty and with three children, she enrolled at Lehman. And she sure was enthusiastic. She loved Lehman! She rocked her Lehman hoodie like it was going out of style....
I have been a Lehman College student for 8 years now (where does the time go?)! I earned my Bachelor's degree in Social Work and am now pursuing my Master's degree also in Social Work (Lehman graduating class of 2013).
Lehman has been a wonderful place for me. I appreciate the assistance of all the professors who have always been willing to go the extra mile to help. They're dedicated to their profession and passionate about their work. It's a beautiful feeling to meet people that are living...Read More » »
Part of the reason why the Lehman College experience is so great is because of the variety available at Lehman. This does not exist just among the student body but across many areas. The campus exhibits diversity in terms of the variety of its many trees and its architecture. Some buildings were built in the 1900's and others are more modern and built with environmental considerations, such as the new science building.
Education is at the core of Lehman's mission and the fields that a student...Read More » »
The beginning of a new year is often a time for celebration, renewal, and reflection. My New Year's eve was not very bright due to a whole slew of things. I was sick in the hospital and I thought to myself, "I wonder if someone will replace me at my job?" I was mulling over whether or not my absence would matter to my coworkers.
To my surprise, most of my coworkers came to visit me every day. They brought gifts and spent time with me in what was essentially a dark place. Needless to say, I felt...Read More » »
I've enjoyed my time at here at Lehman College. When transferring from Bronx Community College, Lehman was my first choice and I've not even come close to regretting it. The teachers here have been great - several of them being very capable and focused on making the material understandable to all students. One of them even helped me get the job I have today, which I enjoy due to the exposure to new technologies that I've never seen before. I've enjoyed the experiences I've been acquiring...Read More » »
Working as a College Assistant at the Leonard Lief Library has given me the opportunity to gain valuable experience. Also, working with the Library Technical Coordinator for three years has been remarkable. In education, we are using technology to make studies easier and I am able to see how the advances in technology help students in their learning. By helping students with their use of computers, projectors, laptops, PowerPoint presentations, the web, Smart Boards, word processing, printers,...Read More » »
When I entered Middle School, I often had to type school papers and keep other files associated with school work, first on a floppy disk, then on a USB drive. The trouble that I often encountered was forgetting. I would often forget my floppy disk or flash drive and the project would be delayed.
My woes are long gone. With the introduction of online storage, I no longer forget or lose my data. I will not promote a particular online storage but will discuss my thoughts. Online storage is great...Read More » »
Working as a College Assistant at the Leonard Lief Library (as a Circulation Clerk), I often meet people from all walks of life. Whether they are there to do homework, study for finals or just hide from the harsh weather, you get your share of colorful characters. There is no such thing as a job free of stress and humdrum, but there is nothing else I’d rather be doing at the moment. This time, I found myself helping an older student with a flash drive issue. One quick glance and I knew exactly...Read More » »
My friend Frank used to run a hot dog cart along the reservoir
on Goulden Avenue in 1977-78, after we graduated from Lehman. Does
anyone remember visiting the truck back then for lunch?
Topic: Student Life
First Name: B.
Last Name: Lauturner
After leaving Lehman College in 1993, I assumed I would move on to a teaching career for which my Masters degree was supposed to prepare me. While that was true to some extent, things didn't quite turn out as I had hoped. Teaching at La Guardia High School for a year after graduation was a real eye opener. I found that classes were oversized and some students weren't as serious about their art/music studies as I would have hoped. Of course, I'm speaking generally and not referring to those that...Read More » »
I enjoyed Lehman when I attended the college as a student. I
worked hard in life but should have worked less and concentrated
more on getting better grade! That is what matters, but back
then I did not know the keys in life to be successful.
Topic: Student Life
First Name: J
Last Name: Henry
If you were to tell me that I was going to like being back in school, I would have told you that you were crazy! I was unemployed and got a grant to take some classes and decided to take the training classes at a college. Lehman College was on the list as part of a government grant training program. Mary Dowling was the first person I met and she became one of my biggest motivators. She looked at me and said that "you seem to be taking classes here and there, why don't you try to go to college...Read More » »
I have spent 9 semesters at Lehman, and I AM FINALLY GOING GRADUATE! But I am glad that I ended up at Lehman. My experiences have been great. As a freshman, I knew I wanted to go into political science and save the world, but joining Student Government actually got me working. It helped me realize that networking has the word "work" in it for a reason. Since I was able to get to know so many people and organizations, I was able to create my own major, study abroad on a full scholarship, and...Read More » »
You know when you suddenly realize something profound about your
life or life itself and then you realize that before that moment
you were in darkness, it was like you had been in a cave? And now
you’re making a different decision than you’d planned on or even
imagined? That’s what Out From Plato’s Cave is about:
--what happens to you when you really learn, not just go through the motions
--how ‘stepping out of the cave’ changes you and your life as you knew it
--What you leave behind and what...
After a long week in Johannesburg, South Africa, we finally got a little down time on June 10; enough time to share some of our wonderful experiences with all of you back home. The essence of Lehman L.I.F.E. is volunteering and trying to make a difference in the lives of others; I believe we did that during our volunteer experiences at two places here in South Africa: Nkosi's Haven, a center for children women and children with HIV/AIDS; and the Alexandra Society for the Aged, which despite its...Read More » »