May 28, 2008 - CUNY IVE held its sixth annual Leadership Final Competitive Event at the Trustee's Lounge
on Manhattan's Upper East Side. Nine teams composed of 18 students from seven CUNY campuses delivered
engaging presentations, which were the products of an intense, semester-long preparation. Projects were presented
to a distinguished panel of judges via PowerPoint slides.
Students' presentations- in various stages of completion- ranged from socially conscious themes to
faith-based programs to corporate business models. The diversity of the projects
reflected the range of passions, and interests of the participating CUNY students.
This year's panel of judges included Richard Levitt, IVE Consultant; Joohee Maeng, Project Director,
Center for Economic and Workforce Development; Gabriel Meister, partner at Morrison & Foerster LLP; and Tsedale M. Melaku,
paralegal at Tory's LLP and owner of Little Black Dress, an event planning company.
The judges enjoyed the presentations and, after a lengthy deliberation, announced the winners as follows:
- A Piece of a Dream by Kerri-Anne McHayle from Hostos Community College and Jenny Alcaide from Hunter College
- NixyFlixy by Lesley Vincent from Kingsborough Community College
- Hunter College: Service-Learning CenterCatherine Zinnel, Grace Zinnel and Amanda D'Annucci from Hunter College
After all presentations were delivered, students networked with one another, exchanging ideas and
offering support for their respective projects-some of which will be continued through the IVE Summer Incubator Program.
The Incubator Program will offer selected students grants in order to complete- and eventually launch- participating projects
across several CUNY campuses.