The search was high, the search was low — it even went around the globe — but the committee at Long Island Univeristy finally tapped education expert Dr. Jeffrey Belnap to be the head of LIU Global and the new dean of International Education.
Dr. Jeffrey doesn’t start until June 15, but that’s not stopping Standing O from welcoming the academic to his prestigious post.
The good educator is presently at Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates (Standing O said the search was global, and Standing O wasn’t kidding!). But he will be posting roots here quicker than you can say “Hello Mr. Chips.”
The committee is really happy Dr. Belnap said “yes.”
“With energy, motivation and a dedication to preparing students for an increasingly interdependent and connected world, Dr. Belnap’s personal commitment aligns with LIU Global’s curricular model and our internationalization efforts,” said veep for Academic Affairs Dr. Jeffrey Kane. “We look to his enthusiasm, strategic focus, and extensive professional background to lead the college and build upon its unique character.”
Dr. Belnap says he can’t wait to get started.
“I hope to support the strong momentum already underway toward increasing international opportunities for students and faculty,” he told Standing O.
Long Island University [9 Hanover Pl. at Dekalb Avenue in Fort Greene, (718) 780–4312].
How do you say “Merry Christmas?” By sending an inspirational holiday card.
This year sophomore Janet Munoz aced St. Savior Hight School’s Christmas card contest with her card depicting Mary, Joseph, and the infant Jesus inside a St. Saviour High snow globe. The card was used this year to say Merry Christmas to all those on the school’s mailing list.
Also chosen was the work of Victoria Fiquet, a junior whose hand-drawn, computer-colored depiction of three girls (representing the magi) waiting for a bus that would lead them directly to St. Saviour.
Standing O thinks these girls have a future at Hallmark.
St. Saviour HS [588 Sixth St. at Eighth Avenue in Park Slope, (718) 768–4406].
Three cheers to the Lily Auchincloss Foundation for awarding a $10,000 grant to the Friends of the New York Transit Museum.
The funds will support the museum’s expanding reach to broad, new audiences with exhibits and programs about the history, science, and technology of one of the largest mass transit systems in the country.
New York Transit Museum [130 Livingston St. at Boerum Place, Downtown, (718) 694–1600].
Do you have what it takes to strut your stuff on the catwalk? If you do, BK Fashion Week is putting out a casting call.
Runway hopefuls must be between 6- and 6-foot-2 feet for a man, and 5-foot-9 to 6-foot tall for a woman. The call goes out for all body types.
Fashion Weekend is set to explode on the Sunset Park scene from Feb. 28 to March 3, featuring the fashion lines of the country’s top designers.Read Standing O every Thursday on BrooklynDaily.com!
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