In a ceremony featuring the inauguration of its new Recent Graduate Award, the Bank Street College Alumni Association (BSCAA) presented its 15th Annual Alumni Awards on May 18, 2012, in Bank Street’s Tabas Auditorium.
According to Jesse Pugh, BSCAA President,
Traditionally, BSCAA honors recipients for a distinguished body of work over a period of time. But we felt there were many recent graduates making significant contributions early in their careers. To better represent all graduates and to inspire other newer graduates and students, while demonstrating the diversity of careers for Bank Street graduates, we decided that a new award recognizing them was appropriate.
Pugh introduced Dean of the Graduate School Virginia Roach, who welcomed alumni and thanked BSCAA leadership for the association’s activities and initiatives on behalf of the Bank Street community.
The Winners and Their Awards
Meghan Dunn’ 08Recent Graduate Award
Dunn has been named School Leader of the Riverdale Avenue Community School (PS 446), opening in Brownsville, Brooklyn, in September 2012.
Previously, as a Teach for America Corps member, Dunn taught 1st grade at PS 335 in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. After her TFA commitment, she continued working at her placement school, and began looping with her students. She currently teaches 5th grade and has been with the same group of students since 1st grade. She is also a Leadership in Education Administration Program (LEAP) Fellow in the NYC Department of Education.
Ellen Galinsky ’70Recognition Award
Galinsky received the Recognition Award in honor of her outstanding accomplishments in education that exemplify the Bank Street spirit and philosophy. She is