As increasing numbers of women enter the fields of science and engineering, Central High School is proud to be preparing the next generation. Last week, participants in the Central branch of the Architecture, Construction, and Engineering (ACE) program visited a construction site on Manhattan’s Upper West Side to see construction in action. Forty-six students, along with faculty advisor Mrs. Marci Karoll and mentors Kelly Smolar (’03) and Roxana Kariyannis, donned bright yellow hard hats and orange vests as they toured the site from top to bottom. Members of the construction crew explained the process of construction, including the roles of engineers and architects. Students were excited to see firsthand how a building is created from the inside out. v
Joshua Jacoby Named Executive Director Of YU High Schools
Yeshiva University has announced the appointment of Joshua Jacoby as executive director of Yeshiva University High Schools—the Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy (MTA) on the YU’s Wilf Campus and the Samuel H. Wang Yeshiva University High School for Girls (Central) in Holliswood, Queens—where he will oversee strategic business areas of the high schools.
Jacoby, a graduate of both MTA and Yeshiva College, previously served in the Marketing Partnerships group at Madison Square Garden and, before that, as director of admissions at MTA.
In his new role, Jacoby will be responsible for managing various business- and revenue-generating aspects of both schools and will lead MTA’s planning and preparation for its centennial celebration taking place in 2016.
“It’s a privilege to be able to return home to YU High Schools—two schools brimming with excitement, unique opportunities, dynamic educators, and offering an unparalleled experience,” said Jacoby.
Jacoby, originally from Monsey, NY, holds an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business and a master’s in sports management from Columbia University. Additionally, he serves as director of development for the David Wright Foundation.