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From: Ellen A. Stein, Director, Starr Career Development Center
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear colleague Dr. Wendy Heyman last May after a yearlong battle with cancer that she faced with dignity and grace. A memorial service will be held from 4 to 6 pm on Thursday, October 18, in the Administrative Lounge, Room 301, at 135 East 22nd Street.
Students and faculty whose lives Wendy had touched, along with friends and family, are invited to share their memories and reflections of Wendy and celebrate her life. Please click on this link Wendy Heyman memorial to RSVP and to let us know in advance if you would like to share your thoughts.
Wendy dedicated her 40-plus-year career to serving Baruch students. She began her career at Baruch with an internship in the Baruch College Psychological Counseling Center while pursuing her graduate studies. Wendy went on to serve as the Director of Placement for Arts and Sciences in the School of Liberal Arts. In 2000, she moved to the Starr Career Development Center and became the Arts and Sciences Coordinator and Ad Hoc Major Advisor.
Wendy was the primary liaison to the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences and shared career opportunities with faculty and students while also partnering with them to offer relevant programming for arts and sciences students. Wendy helped thousands of students choose and/or create their own majors. Many of her former students kept in touch with her over the years and returned to visit and serve on her monthly Ad Hoc Major Workshop Panels or serve as a guest speaker at her “Small Talk, Big Deal” workshop.
Outside of Baruch, Wendy served as a Trauma Counselor for New York City School Teachers. She completed her undergraduate education with a major in English at the University of Maryland before going on for a Master of Arts in College Counseling at Hunter College and a PhD in Counseling Psychology at New York University. At NYU, she did research on the impact of self-perceptions of learning disabilities on academic performance and self-esteem.
As a counselor, colleague, and friend, Wendy was an inspiration. She was a loving aunt to her nephews, Reuben Heyman-Kantor and Jacob Heyman-Kantor, and their families. Throughout her last year, Wendy was aided daily by lifelong friends and family with whom she had deep, abiding ties and loving relationships.
Wendy’s impactful work will live on through a scholarship established in her name, the Wendy Heyman Public Interest Fellowship. The fellowship was established by one of Wendy’s former students whose life was greatly affected by Wendy’s loving and smart guidance. Anyone interested in making a donation in Wendy’s memory can contribute to the fellowship at https://www.alumni.baruch.cuny.edu/donate-wheyman.
On behalf of the Starr Career Development Center and Division of Student Affairs, I send my sympathy to the family, friends, and colleagues of Dr. Wendy Heyman.
Ellen A. Stein
Director, Starr Career Development Center