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Welcome Macaulay Alumni and friends!

We hope you use this website to reconnect with old friends, find out what’s new at Macaulay/CSI, and stay involved with the Macaulay Honors College.

What’s New at Macaulay/CSI?

CSI students are involved in researchinternships, and study abroad.

Where have our graduates been accepted?

Upon graduation our students are accepted to many professional and graduate schools, as well as to professional positions within their fields of study. Macaulay employment and graduate or professional school acceptances.


Maxwell Velikodny, Morgan Stanley and New York Law School

Maxwell Velikodny

CSI Valedictorian 2022

Maxwell Velikodny will join Morgan Stanley as an Analyst in the Compliance Division and will attend New York Law School on a full-tuition scholarship. Although he is unsure about the type of law he wishes to practice, he wants to help veterans, immigrants, and marginalized groups. Through his classes and clinics, Maxwell hopes to find a niche in the legal field where he could provide meaningful help to people.

As an undergraduate, Maxwell interned at the Richmond and New York County District Attorney’s Offices, the Office of the New York State Attorney General, the Richmond County Surrogate’s Court, Morgan Stanley, and Pfizer. His experiences and first-generation background both challenged and affirmed his belief that the legal profession was a right fit for him.

Maxwell also founded the Pre-Law Society, which enabled students to engage in legal discussion, access internships, and participate in events. As Student Government President, he helped implement permanent academic flexibility policies and provide grant relief funding to students during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.​

Listen to Maxwell on CSI Today Talks

Cheyenne Watson, SUNY University at Albany

Cheyenne Watson

CSI Salutatorian 2022

Cheyenne Watson (English, Creative Writing '22) will attend SUNY University at Albany to pursue a Masters in Information Science with a concentration in Archives and Record Management. She aspires to become a novelist and work with antique books. Cheyenne took two independent studies during her time at CSI — the first to further develop her first novella, The Transformation, and the second to explore her fascination with the Goth counterculture. Her time at CSI and the Macaulay Honors College intensified her love of the arts, spurring internships at the Brooklyn Museum as a Special Events Intern and later a History Archives Intern at the Staten Island Museum through CUNY Cultural Corps. This summer, she will continue to work at the Staten Island Museum as an Archives Associate Intern and write.


Justin Peterkin, University of Maryland

Justin Peterkin

Justin Peterkin (Physics and Mathematics ’21) will attend University of Maryland to pursue a PhD in Physics this fall. He is interested in condensed matter theory and in the properties of novel and exotic materials. Justin conducted undergrad Physics research at CSI, was a member of AstroCom NYC and did an NSF REU with Stony Brook University. This summer, he will intern with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) within their Physical & Computational Sciences Directorate, through the GEM Program.


Marco Costanza, University of Michigan Medical School

Marco Costanza

Marco Costanza ’19, a first-generation and former Macaulay Honors College student, has been making quite an impact at the University of Michigan Medical School, after earning a BS in Psychology and Spanish at CSI, where he conducted research on income inequality and both cardiac and mental health.

At U-M Medical School, Costanza has been awarded a Dean’s Scholarship, which provides him with the full cost of attendance for his MD and prospective MBA. Similar to his time at CSI, Marco has been heavily involved in many mentorship, DEI (diversity/equity/inclusion), and human rights endeavors.

He currently sits on the executive board of LANAMA (Latin American Native American Medical Association) as the chapter’s Admission’s Ambassador and Co-social chair with goals of increasing Latinx representation among the student body, mentoring Latinx undergraduate students at U-M, and fostering community among his classmates and undertaking community action campaigns. Read More about Marco >>