born in Jamaica in a small town in the
parish of St. Elizabeth. She arrived in the
U.S. six years ago and now lives in the
Northeast Bronx. Kerri-Ann is in her third
semester here at Hostos and besides being an
officer of the Praise Christian Club and the
Black Student Union she is also an outspoken
and vital member of the Hostos Leadership
Academy’s Student Ambassador Program.
spoken on behalf of Hostos as an ambassador
at forums at City Hall and in Albany. She
has worked diligently to make things better
for other students and herself here on the
Hostos campus and she has a genuine desire
to not only represent the College, but to
represent the Bronx. Kerri-Ann has developed
relationships with numerous New York
political figures and, as her service
continues, there will no doubt there will be
greater opportunities to outreach the
spring Kerri-Ann was named Minority Leader
of the Democratic side at the Model New York
State Senate Project, where she was one of
ten ambassadors to take part in the program.
Kerri-Ann is also the winner of a CUNY
Leadership Award. She has also taken part in
Councilman Charles Barron’s Operation Power,
which is “an organization that engages
blacks and Latinos in the political process
and trains them to be political leaders.”
plans on starting a newspaper at Hostos next
year and she will continue to do outreach on
behalf of the Student Leadership Academy as
an ambassador. Kerri-Ann also scored a 96 on
the NLN exam this past spring and is looking
forward to working as both a nurse and a
political leader in the future.
Kerri-Ann Mchayle was elected in April 2009 to serve as Vice President for Student Affairs for the 2009-2010 school year. She is also a graduate of the CUNY Institute for Virtual Enterprise (IVE) and a first place award winner in their competition for June 2008.
For more information on the CUNY Institute for Virtual Enterprise Leadership program please visit: http://cunyive.ning.com
Kerri-Ann McHayle is currently studying at Lehman College and volunteered this summer with the World Health Organization at a Volunteer Service in San Paolo, Brazil.
Kerri-Ann McHayle represented Jamaica at the 2011 National Model United Nations-New York as a part of a team from Lehman College.