Friday, March 24, 2017 – Metropolitan College of New York School (MCNY) for Public Affairs & Administration MPA in Emergency Disaster Management (EDM) welcomes the University of Malaga to New York. Twenty-five students along with supervising faculty will join the MCNY EDM Team of students and faculty, March 25-April 1, for a week of seminars, tactical exercises and exchange of theory.
“We are excited about having the opportunity to host the University of Malaga’s Emergency & Disaster Management exchange program at MCNY. Our study abroad trip to Malaga
proved to be a highlight for our students and faculty,” said MCNY MPA EDM Graduate Studies Director, Ali Gheith, “We look forward to a wonderful exchange of theory and practice.”
On Sunday, March 26 students of the New York and Malaga programs will participate in an “active shooter exercise” that will take place at the World Trade Center. Other visits and exercises will include the Trauma Center at Kings County Hospital, the Port Authority Emergency Operations Center and the FDNY Emergency Operations Center.
“As future emergency managers, students focus on significant issues in
emergency management and homeland security including public health, terrorism, disaster management, economics and the role of government. There are many similarities among countries across the globe,” said MCNY Emergency Management/Business Continuity Undergraduate Studies Director, Chuck Frank.
Schedule of Events/MCNY-University of Malaga Exchange Program
Saturday, March 25– Arrive NYC
Sunday, March 26– (12:30am to 6am) World Trade Center, Active Shooter Exercise
Monday, March 27– (10am to 1pm) Kings County Hospital Trauma Center
Monday, March 27– (2pm to 4pm) NYCEM Emergency Operations Center presentation
Tuesday, March 28– (10am to 12pm) FDNY Emergency Operations Center. Group will divide into two groups. While one group visits the FDNY EOC the other group will visit the NYC 911 Call Center. Groups will switch so that everyone will see both sites.
Tuesday, March 28– (1pm to 5pm) Port Authority Emergency Operations Center presentation.
Wednesday, March 29– (10am to 12pm) Department of Transportation Traffic Control Center
Wednesday, March 29– (1pm to 5pm) Department of Health in Long Island City
Thursday, March 30– (9am to 5pm) Department of Health Point of Distribution Exercise (POD)
Friday, March 31– (9am to 12pm) Free morning
Friday, March 31– (1pm to 3pm) Reception at MCNY 6th floor student lounge with Vinton, Tilokie, and Humphrey. Counter-terrorism presentation.
Friday, March 31 (4pm to 6pm) Port Authority tour of the World Trade Center Oculus structure.
Saturday, April 1 (10am to 12pm) NYCEM Academy Intro to NYCEM EM practices.
Saturday, April 1 (1pm to 3pm) MCNY catered lunch and presentation of the Certificates of Participation with EM Graduate students and Professors.
About Metropolitan College of New York
Audrey Cohen, educational visionary and activist, founded the Women’s Talent Corps in 1964. Through development and training for new professional positions, the Talent Corps created employment for thousands of people. It became The College for Human Services, later Audrey Cohen College, and today Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY). For over 50 years, MCNY has continued the tradition of offering highly motivated learners an education that combines applied skills with professional knowledge to effect personal transformation and positive change in the workplace and community. MCNY is a not-for-profit, accredited, independent college. Full year-round offerings accelerate degree completion, and a unique approach to learning permits close integration of workplace activities and study. MCNY locations are in the Financial District at 60 West Street, New York, NY 10006 and in the Bronx at 463 East 149th Street, Bronx, NY 10455. For more information on MCNY, visit mcny.edu or call 800.33.THINK.
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