May 26, 2020 FALL 2019

Class of 2019 Then & Now

This past May, the class of 2019 graduated from John Jay College at Louis Armstrong Stadium for the 54th Annual Commencement Ceremonies. We checked in with a few of them to find out how they’re launching their careers, getting ready for graduate school, and fulfilling their dreams.

Hannah Chu

Hannah Chu

“After graduation, I spent two weeks traveling in Australia and New Zealand before starting my doctorate program. Now, I’m at the University of California-Riverside starting my Ph.D.”

Shane Worrell-Louis

“As part of the NYPD leadership program, I am currently attending graduate school at John Jay. When I graduate I would like to become a professor to give back to my community in the same way that they have given to me.”

Jill Frometa

Jill Frometa

“I’m currently an Adjunct Professor in the Law and Police Science department here at John Jay. I am also a Junior Research Scientist at NYU and the Study Coordinator of the CDC-funded project called Opioids and Police Safety.”

Eduardo Garcia

Eduardo Garcia

“Since graduating, I’ve been working as an Assistant Research Coordinator at Maimonides Medical Center. I’ve been tasked with building and implementing a participatory action research study to better understand immigrant community health. And in the fall, I will present my M.P.A. thesis at the Northeast Conference on Public Administration.”

Yasmin Damblu

Yasmin Damblu

“I’m now at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College working on getting my M.S.W. My goal is to help the next generation get a handle on life, give them the tools they need to succeed, and provide them with guidance every step of the way.”

Quardear Harris

Quardear Harris

“I’m working for CAMBA Learning to Work Program as a Job Developer/Internship Placement Specialist at a New York City Department of Education transfer school. I provide students with paid internship opportunities and develop partnerships between students and employers. In the future, I’m looking forward to attending graduate school, obtaining my master’s degree, and becoming either a probation or parole officer.”

Deandra Simon

Deandra Simon

“Since graduation, I interned at the Administration of Children Services under the Finance/Legal Division. With the help of my mentors, I landed a fall internship with Atlantic Records, where I’ll be working while getting my master’s degree in Media Studies from Brooklyn College.”


President’s Letter

At John Jay College we’re used to taking on tough challenges. Our student body knows how to juggle jobs, academics,...

Campus News

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Awards a $1.5 million Grant to the Prisoner Reentry Institute.

By the Numbers

In 2019, John Jay College graduated the largest class in its history: 3,144 bachelor’s degrees and 698 master’s degrees.

Dive In

John Jay’s new pool will open up swimming opportunities for underrepresented populations. By Andrea Dawn Clark

Camera Ready

Understanding the Impact of Law Enforcement Wearing Body Cameras. By Sam Anderson

On the Edge of Glory

The new Completion for Upper-division Students Program (CUSP) supports seniors with 90-plus credits, removing any obstacles blocking their pathway to success. By Mary Anderson

Food For Thought

Tackling the growing food-insecurity problem, making sure that John Jay students are nourished both mentally and physically. By Andrea Dawn Clark

Read All About it

How the new Justice e-Reader is bringing together a collection of justice-focused texts, creating an intellectual hub for our community and classrooms. By Shirley Del Valle

Full Circle

Ronald F. Day ’19, Ph.D., proves what’s possible when people have access to an education. By Andrea Dawn Clark

Natural Born Advocate

Roshawn Boyce ’95 shines a light on social injustices. By Shirley Del Valle

The Real Nature of Sexual Violence

Professor Elizabeth Jeglic, Ph.D., uses research and straight-forward approaches in her mission to advance the prevention of sexual violence. By Mary Anderson

Tackling Educational Inequality

John Mara, President, CEO, and co-owner of the New York Giants, explains his passion for improving educational access opportunities. By Andrea Dawn Clark

The Institute for Innovation in Prosecution Reimagines the Role of Prosecutors

Seeking to create a fairer, more equitable criminal justice system, the IIP is dedicated to transforming prosecutors’ roles  in the criminal justice system. By Jocelyn Key

Flashback – 1988

Mother Teresa at John Jay College of Criminal Justice for the 23rd Commencement.

Karol V. Mason

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