The College of Staten Island has earned the Number 1 spot on the MilitaryFriendly®Schools list for large public schools in the nation for 2017-2018. First published in 2009 by Victory Media, Military Friendly®Schools is the most comprehensive, powerful resource for veterans today. Each year, the list of Military Friendly®Schools is provided to service members and their families, helping them to select the best college, university, or trade school to receive the education and training needed to pursue a civilian career.
From 2010-2016, the College of Staten Island ranked in the top 15% nationwide for public schools, placed Number 8 in 2017, and achieved the top spot nationwide for 2017-2018. CSI is also ranked a Military Spouse Friendly school.
The College of Staten Island (CSI) is nationally ranked as a military friendly school for the past eight years. This year, CSI is has been awarded as one of the top ten for being an elite Military Friendly Institution in the Public Universities with more than 10,000 students. Along with that accolade, CSI has now placed in the top three as a Military Spouse Friendly School.
“CSI faculty and staff will continue to strive to provide the best assistance to our brave heroes and their spouses. It is our duty and our pleasure, and this latest distinction is a welcome acknowledgment that we are extremely committed to delivering the best and most comprehensive assistance possible in academia and beyond,” said Laura Scazzafavo, Director of Veterans Support Services, who is also a United States Navy combat veteran, adding that “Veteran Support Services at CSI is dedicated to providing the support needed to help servicemen and women adjust to college life. Our mission is to facilitate a smooth transition from military life to the college experience by providing veterans a strong support system and centralized “vet-friendly” services. We thank you for your service and would like to make your college experience a memorable one.”
“Military spouses are expert problem-solvers. They thrive under pressure, and are highly educated and mobile,” said Daniel Nichols, Chief Product Officer at Victory Media’s Military Friendly® division. “Colleges and companies recognize these attributes and want to bring them on board. And, companies that employ both veterans and their spouses see even stronger retention and employee loyalty. Who better to train military spouses for successful careers than a Military Spouse Friendly School®?”
View the full listings on the Military Friendly Web site: http://militaryfriendly.com/2017-military-friendly-spouse-schools/
The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs recently announced the U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2016-2017 Fulbright U.S. Scholars. The College of Staten Island (CSI) is a top-producing Fulbright Scholar institution, receiving the second most Fulbright awards in a ranking of Master’s Institutions.
With fifteen Fulbright awards since 2000, CSI received three awards just this past academic year. Ava Chin, PhD, and Ying Zhu, PhD, received 2016-2017 Fulbright Awards, and CSI administrator Monika Wojciechowski was also selected for the 2016 Fulbright International Education Administrator (IEA) Program in Japan.
Dr. Chin is currently lecturing on U.S. journalism, focusing on food and popular culture in China, and Dr. Zhu, who has been awarded a Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship, is conducting research in China, primarily based in the Shanghai Film Academy.
The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. Top-producing institutions are highlighted annually in The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 370,000 participants—chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. More than 1,100 U.S. college and university faculty and administrators, professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, and independent scholars are awarded Fulbright grants to teach and/or conduct research annually. The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program operates in more than 125 countries throughout the world. Lists of Fulbright Scholar recipients are available on their Web site.
The College of Staten Island (CSI) has been designated a 2016-17 STEM JobsSM Approved College by Victory Media, the leader in connecting young professionals with education and career opportunities, and creator of STEM JobsSM media and resources for students interested in science, technology, engineering and math. The 2016-17 STEM JobsSM Approved Colleges survey rates universities, colleges, community colleges and trade schools on their ability and responsiveness to connecting programs and students with high-demand, high-growth STEM occupations.
The College of Staten Island (CSI) has ranked 16th out of more than 900 colleges nationally in CollegeNET’s annual Social Mobility Index (SMI).
This is the second consecutive year that CSI has placed in the top 20 colleges.
The index was created by CollegeNET, a company that provides Web-based services to some 1,300 higher education and nonprofit institutions around the world. For the past three years, CollegeNET has been ranking four-year higher education institutions throughout the U.S. according to how effectively they enroll students with low-income backgrounds and graduate them into promising careers.
According to CollegeNET, a high SMI rankings means that “a college is contributing in a responsible want to solving the dangerous problem of economic immobility in our country.”
The CollegeNET ranking adds to the impressive list of honors that CSI has received.
It has been announced that The College of Staten Island (CSI) is a Top 10 Military Friendly Gold Award Recipient for 2017. The designation comes from Victory Media, the leader in successfully connecting the military and civilian worlds, and publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM Jobs and Military Spouse.
“I am honored that the College of Staten Island has been awarded the Gold Award, an elite Military Friendly designation for 2017. CSI continues to pursue innovative and collaborative ways to ensure that the veterans in our community have access to the best possible resources and services,” commented William J. Fritz, Ph.D., President of the College of Staten Island.
The mission of CSI’s Veterans Support Services is to facilitate a smooth transition from military life to the college experience by providing veteran students with centralized “vet-friendly” services and a strong support system. Veterans Support Services collaborates with veteran organizations within the community in order to identify additional resources and foster a sense of community between CSI student veterans and the veteran population on Staten Island. This relationship ensures that Veterans Support Services stays current on all new legislation and initiatives that will affect our student veteran population.
“The College of Staten Island is dedicated to helping our student veterans have a stress-free transition into the world of academia; from admissions to graduation, we will guide our veterans through every step of their journey. We are proud to serve our nation’s heroes and their families,” said Laura Scazzafavo, Director of Veterans Support Services, who is also a United States Navy combat veteran.
In a listing of the top collegiate Vocational & Trade Education Programs in New York, the College of Staten Island (CSI) was ranked number 11 for four year schools by the Community for Accredited Online Schools for 2016-2017.
Comparing data on student success and support services, program variety and nearly a dozen other qualitative and quantitative measures, the site highlighted a total of 64 colleges and universities for excellence in trade and vocational education in the state. CSI received a score of 98.15.