Manhattanville College is a private, coeducational liberal arts college offering undergraduate and graduate degrees, located in Purchase, New York. Founded in 1841 at 412 Houston Street in Manhattan, it was known initially as Manhattanville College of the Sacred Heart. Manhattanville's mission is to "educate students to become ethically and socially responsible leaders for the global community". The school moved to its current location in Purchase, New York in 1952.Approximately 1,700 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students attend Manhattanville. Manhattanville students come from 76 countries and 48 states. In accordance with the college's Portfolio System, which is the nation's oldest such system, undergraduate candidates must present: a freshman year assessment essay, a study plan outlining all course work counted toward the degree, a program evaluation essay giving both a rationale for course choices and an evaluation of the course, and specific examples of work in writing and research.The architectural and administrative centerpiece of the Manhattanville campus, Reid Hall is named after Whitelaw Reid, owner of the New York Tribune. On either side of Reid Hall stand academic buildings on one side and on the other residence halls around a central quad designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the designer of Central Park. The Manhattanville community regards the central quad and buildings as representing the academic vision of the college’s commitment to integrated learning and centered strengths. Other historic buildings include Lady Chapel, the President’s Cottage known as the Barbara Debs House, the old Stables, and Water Tower. Wikipedia.
News Article | May 23, 2017
The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Maureen Doran-Houlihan as a 2017-2018 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in entrepreneurship. NAPW is the nation’s leading networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasting more than 850,000 members, a thriving eChapter and over 200 operating Local Chapters. “I’m pleased to welcome Maureen into this exceptional group of professional women,” said NAPW President Star Jones. “Her knowledge and experience in her industry are valuable assets to her company and community.” Maureen Doran-Houlihan has been with Mastercard for more than ten years. In her role as Innovative Learning Architect, she leads an award-winning team of internal and external Learning Consultants and Instructional/Digital Designers. Before joining Mastercard, Ms. Doran-Houlihan honed her marketing and communication skills at companies such as Chase, CBS and NBC. A successful entrepreneur, she was also the Co-Owner/Operator of two restaurants/catering companies. Maureen Doran-Houlihan A native New Yorker, Ms. Doran-Houlihan credits her city upbringing with helping her to sharpen and develop her expert professional skills—from managing to communicating to collaborating. She considers herself an ‘artist,’ someone who can assemble, nurture and manage a team of talented professionals who together create effective, innovative and integrated marketing campaigns. “I think and operate like an entrepreneur. I get energized by positive, caring, collaborative, creative, solution-focused individuals,” she said. “I possess an unquenchable thirst and curiosity for life and learning.” Ms. Doran-Houlihan has a Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications from Manhattanville College and a Bachelor of Arts in Business/ Corporate Communications from Manhattan College. A licensed private pilot, she also holds a number of volunteer roles, including Marketing Chair, Board of Trustees at St. Catherine Academy and Mastercard’s Global Diversity Office-Business Resource Group: Women’s Leadership Network. About NAPW NAPW’s mission is to provide an exclusive, highly advanced networking forum to successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits, professional women interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other.
News Article | May 23, 2017
"We are very pleased to welcome Matthew to Fried Frank. He is a highly regarded and experienced litigator in the real estate sector and will add tremendous value to our Real Estate Litigation Practice," said David J. Greenwald, Chairman of Fried Frank. Throughout his career, Mr. Parrott has represented real estate lenders, developers and banking institutions in some of the largest real estate and construction disputes in New York and across the country. He handles matters involving breach of contract disputes, partnership issues, securities law claims, Ponzi schemes, RICO actions, corporate merger and acquisition transactions, and fraudulent transfer claims. In addition, his corporate clients regularly seek his advice on day-to-day litigation matters impacting their businesses. His client matters have included some of the largest construction project foreclosures in New York City in recent history, including the Trump SoHo Hotel, One Madison Park, 47 East 34th Street and 855 Avenue of the Americas. In addition, Mr. Parrott regularly acts as counsel in connection with sales and acquisitions of distressed notes and assets, including through UCC foreclosure transactions and restructurings. He is also an experienced arbitrator and has repeatedly presided over arbitration matters involving complex securities and contract disputes. "Matthew has a unique combination of skills in both litigation and real estate workouts, said James D. Wareham, Fried Frank's Global Chair of the Litigation Department. "He has provided counsel to some of the largest and most high profile clients in the real estate and financial sectors. Matthew deepens our bench and adds to our already extensive team. We can provide superior client service in an even broader range of disputes. We are delighted he has joined the team." Janice Mac Avoy, Partner and Head of the Real Estate Litigation Practice at Fried Frank added, "I have worked across the table from Matthew on a number of occasions and have always found him to be impressive, experienced and steadfastly committed to securing the best outcome for his clients. He is widely regarded as a first-class litigator among clients and peers alike. I am very pleased he is now part of Fried Frank and look forward to working with him." Before joining Fried Frank, Mr. Parrott was a partner and head of the New York Real Estate Litigation Group at Katten Muchin Rosenman. He received his BA from Manhattanville College and his JD from Fordham University School of Law. "Matthew's addition allows us to further grow our Real Estate Litigation Practice and continue to provide clients with the full suite of services on the real estate front," said Jonathan L. Mechanic, Chair of Fried Frank's Real Estate Department. "I look forward to working with Matthew." About Fried Frank Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP advises the world's leading corporations, investment funds and financial institutions on their most critical legal needs and business opportunities. The Firm's approximately 500 lawyers are based in North America and Europe. More information can be found at www.friedfrank.com. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/fried-frank-adds-real-estate-litigation-partner-matthew-parrott-in-new-york-300462417.html
News Article | May 8, 2017
LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has evaluated the top colleges in New York state for 2017. Of the 50 four-year schools who made the site’s “Best” list, Columbia University in the City of New York, Cornell University, Yeshiva University, University of Rochester and New York University were in the top five. Of the 39 two-year schools that were included, Monroe Community College, Hudson Valley Community College, Niagara County Community College, SUNY Westchester Community College and Genesee Community college took the top five spots. A full list of schools is included below. “New York state offers a wide variety of educational options, but the schools on our list are those going the extra mile for students,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. “Not only do they offer outstanding certificate and degree programs, they also provide students with resources that help them make successful career choices after college.” To be included on the “Best Colleges in New York” list, institutions must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit schools. Each college is ranked on additional statistics including the number of degree programs offered, the availability of career and academic resources, the opportunity for financial aid, graduation rates and annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in New York” list, visit: The Best Four-Year Colleges in New York for 2017 include: Adelphi University Alfred University Barnard College Canisius College Clarkson University Colgate University College of Mount Saint Vincent Columbia University in the City of New York Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art Cornell University CUNY Bernard M Baruch College CUNY City College CUNY Hunter College CUNY Queens College Daemen College D'Youville College Fordham University Hamilton College Hartwick College Hobart William Smith Colleges Hofstra University Houghton College Iona College Ithaca College Le Moyne College LIU Post Manhattan College Manhattanville College Marist College Molloy College Nazareth College New York University Niagara University Pace University-New York Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Rochester Institute of Technology Saint John Fisher College Saint Joseph's College-New York Siena College St Bonaventure University St John's University-New York St Lawrence University Stony Brook University SUNY at Binghamton Syracuse University Union College University at Buffalo University of Rochester Vassar College Yeshiva University The Best Two-Year Colleges in New York for 2017 include: Adirondack Community College Bramson ORT College Bronx Community College Cayuga County Community College Clinton Community College Columbia-Greene Community College Corning Community College CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College CUNY LaGuardia Community College Dutchess Community College Erie Community College Finger Lakes Community College Fulton-Montgomery Community College Genesee Community College Herkimer County Community College Hostos Community College Hudson Valley Community College Jamestown Community College Jefferson Community College Kingsborough Community College Mohawk Valley Community College Monroe Community College Nassau Community College New York Methodist Hospital Center for Allied Health Education Niagara County Community College North Country Community College Onondaga Community College Professional Business College Queensborough Community College Rockland Community College Schenectady County Community College Stella and Charles Guttman Community College Suffolk County Community College SUNY Broome Community College SUNY Orange SUNY Sullivan SUNY Ulster SUNY Westchester Community College Tompkins Cortland Community College ### About Us: LearnHowtoBecome.org was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from LearnHowtoBecome.org has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.
News Article | April 24, 2017
Loren Mayshark entered Hunter College in 2008 with high hopes of gaining a master’s degree in two years. Six years, two master's theses, and tens-of-thousands of dollars later, he abandoned his studies without attaining the degree. His forthcoming book is an account of his struggles, which is a microcosm of what is wrong with the US higher education system. Mayshark's first book, Death: An Exploration, published by Red Scorpion Press, was the winner of The Fifth Annual International Beverly Hills Book Awards and has also been recognized as a finalist in the 2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards. Finalists will be announced in June. Mayshark's second book, Academic Betrayal: The Bullying of a Graduate Student, is being released at the end of this month. The book is an extended personal essay by a young man with a dream of becoming a teacher and his journey in pursuit of a master’s degree. Loren Mayshark entered Hunter College in 2008 with high hopes of gaining a master’s degree in two years. Six years, two master's theses, and tens-of-thousands of dollars later, he abandoned his studies without attaining the degree. Thwarted by haughty professors, an incompetent administration, and ludicrous policies, he nearly lost his desire for learning and his reverence for the educational system. “I chose Hunter College because of its solid reputation as the finest of the City University of New York (CUNY) schools. But to my surprise, as explained in the book, I experienced one of the worst nightmares a student could encounter. I later discovered that my experience is not unique, and that there are a lot of graduate students across the United States facing similar academic betrayals,” says Mayshark “I am excited to learn that this emotionally-charged tale already seems to be resonating and might bring awareness to the academic problems many students are forced to deal with every day in the US.” The 163-page book, Academic Betrayal, is published by Red Scorpion Press and will be released on April 27, 2017. It is available on Amazon and most bookstores in the United States and internationally. Praise for Academic Betrayal: “Well written, Academic Betrayal is a cautionary tale shedding light on the darker side of higher education, the hubris of some educators, and the ‘big business’ focus of universities that have little regard for their most important constituent: the student.” - Patricia Pihl, founder and personal historian at Real Life Legacies (reallifelegacies.com) "Far from seeming like Mayshark has some sort of vendetta, he lays out his case carefully and meticulously. Academic Betrayal is an interesting and important account because it's a story told from the student's point of view. As such, it is useful for students wondering how to navigate a difficult system, and education reformers looking for ideas from a new perspective." Self-Publishing Review Loren Mayshark is a young author from Bemus Point, New York. He is a regular contributor to Can the Man, an alternative media resource focused on social justice, and The Jovial Journey, a website dedicated to food, drink, and travel. His upbringing enabled him to travel the world, visiting over 38 foreign countries and four continents. While living in New York City, Mayshark attended the famed Gotham Writers' Workshop and the prestigious New York Writers Workshop where he was inspired to assiduously learn the craft of writing. He is a 2004 graduate of Manhattanville College where he earned a BA in World History. Mayshark also attended the MA History program at Hunter College. He has written for the Permaculture Research Institute and Uisio among other prominent outlets. For media inquiries regarding, Death: An Exploration and Academic Betrayal: The Bullying of a Graduate Student. Individuals are encouraged to contact Author, Loren Mayshark, directly at (631)678-1530 or via email at email@example.com. To learn more about the books or author, please visit http://www.lorenmayshark.com or on Twitter he can be found @LorenMayshark