Baruch College Celebrates 50th Anniversary
July 2, 2019
Baruch College commemorated its 50th anniversary over the past 12 months by telling the fascinating story of why 1968 became a defining moment in its history, and how the College continues to transform the lives of students.
Five decades ago, Baruch was designated as an independent senior college within The City University of New York system. Since then, it has been educating thousands of undergraduate and graduate students from New York and around the world – and providing them access to the American Dream.
Through videos, a dedicated alumni magazine, and events from Convocation to Commencement, Baruch captured the spirit and significance of the 50th anniversary.
During the year, Baruch produced three videos that touch on the College’s past and present with a look to its future. Interviews range from distinguished alumni recalling their pivotal roles in the College’s history to today’s students discussing how a Baruch education is changing their lives.
- Baruch College: Celebrating 50 Years of Access to Excellence and the American Dream
- Baruch College: Celebrating 50 Years with “Love Stories” from Our Community
- Baruch College at 50: Looking Ahead
A special issue of the Baruch Alumni Magazine was published. This fall 2018/winter 2019 edition transports readers back to 1968 where the passion of several students changed the course of the College’s history.
Travel on a timeline—“50 Years in the Making”—that chronicles key milestones for Baruch College.
Meet six alumni, who represent each of the five decades, and learn about their favorite Baruch memories and what they hope to see during the next 50 years.
Praise: A Proclamation from Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie
In recognition of the College’s accomplishments in the past 50 years, the Honorable Carl E. Heastie, 100th speaker of the New York State Assembly, presented Baruch College with an official proclamation. The proclamation was presented at the Baruch College Commencement Ceremony on June 3, 2019, where Heastie was the keynote speaker.
At the 30th annual Bernard Baruch Dinner held on May 1, a record setting $1.5 million was raised for the Baruch College Fund (BCF). Proceeds from this event provide scholarships to students, offer career services, upgrade classroom technology, improve facilities, and expand the campus.
This year’s dinner marked the fourth consecutive year the event generated more than $1 million.
The BCF plays a key role advancing the goals and strategic plan of the institution by raising funds to support students and faculty for academic success inside and outside the classroom.
Follow and Share: Baruch College’s Social Media Channels
Keep up with all the great news about Baruch’s programs, faculty, and students during the year by subscribing to the College’s social media channels.
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/baruchcollege
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/baruchcollege
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/baruch_college/?hl=en
- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/school/baruch-college/
- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/baruchcuny/featured
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