Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute

Baruch College

New York City

In 1997, Bernard Schwartz founded the Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute at Baruch College in New York City.
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The idea for the Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute came from Mr. Schwartz’s firm belief in communications as an important part of business and to set communications curriculum into a wide range of academic programs, from business to science to the arts.

The Institute employs a coordinated effort to encourage students to see themselves as communicators, to value the importance of communicating their ideas well and to gain a respect for the differences among the various modes of expression at play in academic and professional environments.

The Institute helps students become lifelong practitioners of good communications through a curriculum of specially designed, communications-intensive courses that emphasize at least two of three modes of communication: writing, speaking and computer-mediated communication. Communications fellows, academic professionals skilled in developing communication intensive activities, assist faculty members and students across various academic disciplines. In addition, the Business Advisory Council (BAC), a panel of leading executives and professionals in a variety of fields, provide valuable support through classroom observations and presentations on the importance of effective communication to success in business.

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December 2015

The just-issued 2015 Stewardship Report documents the tremendous impact of Bernard Schwartz’s gifts to the Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute of Baruch College, CUNY. Key achievements of 2015 are highlighted, including the Institute's support of faculty development programming, communication-incentive courses, and supplemental, intimate coaching for students.

December 3, 2015

Bernard Schwartz and his late wife Irene were honored by the conferral of The Newman Metal for Philanthropy by President of Baruch College Mitchel Wallerstein, in recognition of their generosity to the alma mater they shared and his continuing service as a member of the Baruch College Fund. The Newman Medal recognizes extraordinary, leadership-level generosity to Baruch college, and is named after William Newman ’47, LLD (Hon.) ’97 and his wife Anita, dedicated friends and benefactors of the College.