“Leisure?! What’s that?” Elisabeth Frost, an associate professor of the department of English at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) said in response to whether she will be doing something relaxing other than furthering her scholarly research for the summer.
“How was your break?” It’s the first question we ask our friends, our teachers and our acquaintances when we greet them after a long absence. However, this proved to be a tough question to answer for students who participated in the Global Outreach (GO!) program.
For six years, Rien Chy has been working at Fordham University as a technical assistant for media services, and he can find the solution to a computer problem within a few seconds of seeing it. “It’s like second nature to me,” Chy said.
For residents of the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx, opportunities to gain financial know-how are few and far between. But two Fordham students are working in the community to change this: Pia Desangles, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) ’14, and Esteban Orozco, FCLC ’14, are devoting their free time to helping underprivileged Bronx residents learn how to protect themselves financially.
“Ninety-six percent of our faculty have terminal degrees in their field.” The information rings in the empty eighth-floor hallway as the tour guide taps the faculty publication book case, directing potential students to the number of books our faculty have authored, the number of journals they have been featured in.