Veterans Spotlight:

Marylou Fuentes

Marylou Fuentes, Veteran, Staff Sergeant United States Army/Student, Monroe College
Staff Sergeant Mary Fuentes and her husband, John Samudio, fell in love in the United States Army. After devoting 11 years to her country, Mary decided to return to civilian life so she could be home with their daughter, Brooklyn. Yet, Mary still wanted to give back and help her fellow veterans. That’s when she enrolled in Monroe College’s Hospitality Program. Once her bachelor’s degree is complete, the pair plan to start their own business providing meals to needy veterans.

* U.S. News and World Report offers five ways Congress should refresh the Higher Education Act to better serve today’s students: 

* Three things for Congress to consider in HEA reauthorization. Education Dive writes:

* As DeVos calls for more emphasis on work-force training, is she devaluing degrees? Insider Higher Ed reports:

* Hanover Research’s 2017 Industry Trend Report writes on the six characteristics of an innovative university. eCampus News reports:

* How much of a boost should institutions give low-income students? Education Dive reports:

* As states become more active in regulating the companies that collect and handle student loan payments, servicers seek answer from Secretary DeVos on whether federal policy pre-empts new rules. Inside Higher Ed reports:

* Stackable, flexible and connected options for college students. University Business writes:

* eCampus News writes on five innovative strategies to support non-traditional students to help them succeed:


* MACY’s Executive, Shawn Outler to be LIM College’s 2018 Commencement speaker. WWD reports:

The College of Westchester helps honors students celebrate their academic success:

LIM College student and family helps “Smash Out Alzheimers.” MyCentralJersey reports:

* Dr. Anahu Guzman, director of LIM College’s Math Center, receives National Science Foundation grant on the influence of a math for girls after-school course on the young Latina women participating in the class. The East End Beacon reports: