Kingsborough Community College to Dedicate its International Hall of Flags

Kingsborough Community College president, Dr. Regina Peruggi, announced today that Kingsborough Community College (KCC) will dedicate its permanent International Hall of Flags at a ceremony that will take place at
the college Thursday, September 27, 2007 at 9:30 a.m. KCC is located at 2001 Oriental Boulevard, Brooklyn (Manhattan Beach), New York.

The highlight of the ceremony, which recognizes and celebrates the college’s global diversity, will be the official unveiling of the college’s permanent exhibit of 142 flags representing and identifying the national origins of its diverse student population — a population that also speaks 73 languages. The ceremony will include musical performances by international students, remarks by members of the diplomatic and political communities as well as college officials.

“We are very pleased to dedicate our International Hall of Flags celebrating the extraordinary diversity at Kingsborough. More than 50 percent of our students come from outside of the United States and represent 142 countries and 73 languages,” said Dr. Peruggi. “It is this diversity that enriches the experience at Kingsborough and exemplifies what New York City is truly about. Watching students learn about and from each other in a positive way, reinforces more than ever that education is surely our best hope for peace and understanding throughout the world.”

Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn’s only community college, has long been a gateway for those from here and abroad seeking an education as a means to a better life for themselves and their families. Since its inception in 1963, Kingsborough has graduated more than 60 thousand students, providing them with the education and skills they need to succeed.

About Kingsborough Community College:

Kingsborough Community College, one of the top ten community colleges in the country and Brooklyn’s only community college, is located on a 70-acre campus in Manhattan Beach, on the southern tip of Brooklyn. The breathtaking campus overlooks three bodies of water: Sheepshead Bay, Jamaica Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. It serves approximately thirty thousand students per year, offering a wide range of credit and non-credit courses in the liberal arts, career education, and specialized programs.

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Contact: Ruby Ryles
Kingsborough Community College