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Bolivar Awards for CCNY’s Cintrón and Mercado

CCNY Senior Associate Provost Doris Cintrón will receive the Simon Bolivar Award for her services to the Latino-American community and New York City.
Dr. Juan Carlos Mercado, dean of the Division of Interdisciplinary Studies, will also receive a Bolivar award from the Latino Alumni group, October 2.

City College of New York administrator Doris Cintrón and Juan Carlos Mercado, a dean and author, will receive Simon Bolivar Career Achievement awards Thursday, October 2, from CCNY's Latino Alumni group. They will be honored at the group's seventh annual awards dinner for their services to the Latino-American community and the City of New York. The event starts at 6 p.m. in the faculty dining room, third floor, North Academic Center, on the City College campus.

The Latino Alumni group is an affiliate of the Alumni Association of The City College of New York. It hailed Dr. Cintrón, the senior associate provost for academic affairs, accreditation and assessment, for her accomplishments during her tenures as associate dean and interim dean of City College's School of Education.

These include:

  • Developing the graduate program in the teaching of English to speakers of other languages;
  • Assisting in the development of primary and secondary schools in the metropolitan areas and internationally; 
  • Spearheading the creation of dual language programs in several New York City public schools;
  • And leveraging millions of dollars in external funding to support the training of highly qualified teachers for urban schools with high percentages of linguistically diverse student populations.

The Dean of the Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education and director of CCNY's Study Abroad and International programs, Dr. Mercado was cited for his scholarship.

His expertise includes 19th Century Spanish American Literature, the history of ideas and the Spanish exploration of colonial America.

As an author, Professor Mercado's most recent publications are two annotated editions of "Menéndez de Avilés and Florida: Chronicles of his Expeditions" (2010) and "Juan María Gutiérrez's Escritores Coloniales" (Colonial Writers, 2012).

About The City College of New York
Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided low-cost, high-quality education for New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. More than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in: the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture; the School of Education; the Grove School of Engineering; the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, and the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. U.S. News, Princeton Review and Forbes all rank City College among the best colleges and universities in the United States.  



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