Winners & Honorable Mentions of the KY & Noelle Chynn 2017 CUNY Ethics and Morality Essay Contest

Asian American/Asian Research Institute congratulates the 2017 winners and honorable mentions of CUNY Ethics and Morality Essay Contest made possible by a $100,000 endowment from Dr. K.Y. Chynn and his wife Noelle to the City University of New York. The CUNY Ethics and Morality Essay Contest is a CUNY-wide competition that challenges students to think about the topic of ethics, morality and virtuous behavior in their lives. This year it received nearly 100 submissions from undergraduate and graduate students from CUNY.

Winners and honorable mentions will be recognized at the upcoming AAARI 16th annual gala on Thursday, November 30, 2017.


Best Essay ($1,000)
Sharon Lee (Lehman College)
Recollections on My Father: Courage in a Hospital Room

First Runner-up ($300)
Petrilia Tsegue Fisher (Medgar Evers College)
The Responsibility of Courage

Second Runner-up ($200)
Ishraq Khan (City College of New York)
My Father’s Son

Second Runner-up ($200)
Benjamin Bernstein (City College of New York)
Honor Beyond Obedience

Honorable Mentions (Last Name Order)

Reginald Bray (College of Staten Island)
Sarah Feliciano (John Jay College)
Niria Hall (Queensborough Community College)
Aldi G. Kuri (Queensborough Community College)
Yulia Kuzmina (Borough of Manhattan Community College)
Eunice Lee (John Jay College)


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