History Department

Alumni

Calling all graduates! Did you graduate from Lehman College with a major or minor in History? Keep in touch! We would love to hear from you and also send you a personal invitation to our anniversary celebration. Send an e-mail to marie.marianetti@lehman.cuny.edu or call 718-960-8288.

Vivienne Kruger graduated in 1974 with Departmental Honors and Phi Beta Kappa in the Lehman College History Department, where she kindled fond memories balinese foodtaking classes from Professors Martin Duberman and Richard Gerber. She received her Ph.D. in American History in 1985 from Columbia University, where she wrote her dissertation on slave families in early New York. Her new book, Balinese Food: The Traditional Cuisine and Food Culture of Bali (pictured at left) will be published this April by Tuttle Publishing. As she writes on her blogspot, Balinese food “bears witness to Bali’s time-honored, enduring, authentic village cuisine: the extraordinary, legendary beauty of Bali is mirrored in its spectacular ceremonial feasts.” Click here to read her blogspot, and click here for more information about her book.

Ron Rocco graduated with honors from the Lehman College History Department in 2013, and is presently starting a Ph.D. program in ancient history at the University of Auckland, in New Zealand. Ron writes: “Lehman college has propelled me forward on a path that has led to my conducting of original research in a field that I love… I am settling in here and the country is beautiful! The lifestyle is different— very relaxed, high level of learning, good wine, faculty are treated as family and everyone has a get-together Tuesdays for a presentation and drinks afterward. The country is breath-taking as well.”

Frank Nardi graduated in 2013 from the History Department’s Master’s Program, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in the Humanities, with a focus on History, at Drew University. He writes: “Lehman prepared me well for my current program and I am very grateful for the support of the faculty at Lehman and the academic rigor of the courses. I incorporate what I have learned into my classes that I teach at my local high school. I would strongly recommend that future students consider studying at Lehman for its unique combination of an intellectually stimulating environment and course selection, student-friendly faculty and affordable tuition.”

Victor Luna, who graduated with a History major in January 2013, is now pursuing a Master’s Degree in Bilingual Childhood Education at City College.

Last modified: Feb 24, 2014

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