Alumni service honors for Issa Salame and Tara Nachtigall


Alumni service award winners at CCNY Issa Salame and Tara Nachtigall

Issa Salame, assistant professor in the Division of Science, is the recipient of the Alumni Association of The City College of New York’s 2018 Faculty Service Award. Tara Nachtigall, department administrator in the Division of Humanities and the Arts will receive the Administrative Staff Service Award. Both awards will be presented at the alumni association’s 166th annual meeting at City College on June 14.

A 1997 CCNY alumnus who later earned a PhD in analytical chemistry from the Graduate School, CUNY, Salame is hailed by his students in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry as an energetic and passionate teacher.

“His great skills of teaching students by various methods inspire them to participate and ask questions in class,” said Nermin Mostafa, one of Salame’s protégés.

Nachtigall is recognized as a “treasured resource” by the students she serves in the Department of Theatre and Speech, according to chair Rob Barron.

She’s been a catalyst there in the five years since she was originally hired as an administrative coordinator. Under her, the department “has blossomed, expanded and exploded with activity,” added Barron.

The program in CCNY’s Great Hall at 7 p.m. includes Alumni Service Awards presentations to the following:

  • Quincy A. Allen ’00,  Black Alumni Group;
  • Lawrence S. Greengrass ’73, Alumni Association treasurer;
  • Wai (Helen) Mui ’91BS, ’93MSB, Asian Alumni Group;
  • Paul Schwartz ’69, Washington DC Alumni Chapter; and
  • Jessica Wang ’12CE, Engineering School Alumni Group.

Guest speakers include CCNY President Vince Boudreau.

A buffet dinner at 6 p.m. precedes the meeting. Tickets are $40 per person and can be ordered through the Alumni Association at 212-234-3000. The meeting is free and open to the public.

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