Katie Kerbstat ’11 Wins Emmy
Katie Kerbstat hung up her jasper cap in 2011 and has since become an alumni of very high stature.
Kerbstat was a communication major at Manhattan College but now works at CBS Evening News and at 60 Minutes. With that said, it was her work at 60 Minutes that was recognized at the Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards this past September.
The former Jasper was one of three writers who worked on a 60 Minutes report that covered the 2013 gas attack in Syria. The reporting earned Kerbstat an Emmy.
Kerbstat while attending Manhattan College interned with The Daily Show as well as WCBS 2 and was an active member of both the Quadrangle and the Volleyball Team.
New Co-Directors at MC
Corine Fitzpatrick, Ph.D. and Lisa Toscano, Ed.D., have been named to the Manhattan College Center for the Study of the Future of Education (CSFE). The two will take on the positions as co-directors.
The position opened as the founder of the Center, Karen Nicholson, Ph.D., became the dean of the School of Education and Health last June.
The Center was established with hopes to begin to understand the effect of poverty and how students can gain strategies to overcome economic scarcity.
Fitzpatrick, an alumni of Manhattan College, began working at MC in 1996. Since then she has worked in multiple areas at the school before taking on the new role. These areas include being chair of the Graduate Department of Counseling, Leadership and Education.
Toscano is currently a kinesiology professor at Manhattan College. Throughout her career, Toscano has predominately researched and worked in the fields of athletic training and sports medicine.
Fitzpatrick and Toscano look forward to their new opportunities on the Manhattan College Campus.
Presidential Debate Viewing Party
For the second time this semester, a Presidential Debate Viewing Party will be held at Manhattan College on Wednesday, Oct. 19.
The event will once again be located in Raymond W. Kelly Student Commons 5B and will create a space for political participation and activism.
Candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have already had two debates earlier this election season, as this will be their last chance to prove to the United States electorate that they are the person for office.
The debate will begin at 9 p.m. and refreshments will be served.
Sports Career Panel
On Thursday, Oct. 20. at 6:30 p.m. a sports panel will be held to give students the opportunity to discuss the possibility of working in a desired sports field after graduation.
The program will be held in Raymond W. Kelly Student Commons room 5A and will feature Manhattan College alumni who currently work in different sectors of the sports world.
All students who are passionate about sports are encouraged to attend as insights to breaking into the industry will be provided along with potential helpful connections.