Brooklyn College

Alumna Wins Rare Mitchell Award for Postgraduate Study

December 12, 2014 | Brooklyn College

Keelie Sheridan (Brooklyn College, MFA ’13) Becomes CUNY’s second Mitchell Scholar What if the Oresteia — the ancient Greek plays about the triumph of jury-based justice over murder and revenge — took place in Ireland? Keelie Sheridan (Brooklyn College, MFA in acting, ’13) intends to reimagine that prize-winning trilogy (Dionysia Festival, 458 B.C.) during her […]

The Write Stuff

November 25, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Eleven years. Over 30 revisions. Full-time professions including a receptionist, jewelry salesperson, data entry clerk, and waitress—all while enrolled in Brooklyn College’s M.F.A. Creative Writing Program in Fiction. This is what it took for Marie-Helene Bertino ’08 M.F.A. to publish her debut novel, 2 a.m. at the Cat’s Pajamas (Crown Publishers, 2014). “Writing […]

Martin Sass ’63 Provides Gift to Establish Investment Academy at Brooklyn College

November 25, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Martin D. Sass ’63, founder, chairman and CEO of M.D. Sass, a leading name in investment management for 42 years, has endowed the M.D. Sass Investment Academy for the Brooklyn College School of Business. Launching in Fall of 2015, the M.D. Sass Investment Academy will include an undergraduate, student-run hedge fund. The hedge […]

A Salute to Service

November 25, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Glomani Bravo-López is a senior and business and finance major. He was a marine from 2005 to 2009 and did two tours in Iraq. He started at Brooklyn College in 2013. On Mon. Nov. 10, the college honored him and the more than 300 other veteran students on campus, as well as those who […]

British Academy of Film and Television Scholarships Support Aspiring Media Professionals

November 7, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Television and Radio is on a tear. Not only does it continue to graduate extraordinary media professionals, but four of the department’s graduate students also received Student Emmys for videos produced as part of a 2013 Summer Broadcast News Institute capstone class. Most recently, four TV and Radio graduate students have received $15,000 in scholarships from the […]

Jamaican Ambassador to the United States Delivers Annual Mendelsohn Lecture

November 7, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Dr. Stephen Vasciannie, ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Jamaica to the United States, visited the campus on Oct. 16 to deliver the 2014 Martin and Syma Mendelsohn Lectureship in International Relations. The ambassador delivered his talk, “Jamaica and its Place in the Global Landscape,” to a packed room in the Brooklyn College Student […]

“Little Failure,” Big Ideas

November 7, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Gary Shteyngart is nothing if not self-deprecating. Earlier this month, after the esteemed author strolled to his seat on a landing at The Whitman Auditorium, he promptly announced to the students gathered for a reading of his best-seller, Little Failure: A Memoir(Random House, 2014), that “the best thing about the book is the cover.” After reading […]

Finding Pride in a Safe Space

October 9, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– It has been a busy year for David McKay ’93, adjunct professor of English, faculty adviser for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Alliance (LGBTA) student club at Brooklyn College, member of the GLBTQ Advocacy in Research and Education (GLARE), and founding director of the college’s first-ever Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and/or Questioning (LGBTQ) Resource Center. “This new center has […]

Conservatory of Music Names Grammy Award-winning Arturo O’Farrill ’96 Director of its Jazz Ensembles

October 9, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– World-renowned, Grammy Award-winning pianist, composer, and band leader Arturo O’Farrill has joined the Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College as a full-time faculty member and director of its jazz ensembles, a position he has held on an interim basis for the past two years. “The committee conducted an intensive nationwide search that produced a number of stellar candidates […]

Rhythm in Residence

October 9, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– For dance company co-founder André M. Zachery ’14, finding affordable rehearsal space in New York City proved to be a frustrating endeavor. “It takes so much energy away from planning and creating,” he says. That’s why the graduate of the Performance Interactive Media Arts program is so grateful for the opportunity to have a rehearsal space […]

Noted Educator and Former Knesset Member Anat Maor Named AICE Scholar

October 6, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Anat Maor, a professor of contemporary Israeli politics and a former member of the Knesset, has joined the Brooklyn College School of the Humanities and Social Sciences faculty for two consecutive semesters as the college’s first ever AICE (American-Israeli Cooperative Exchange Visiting Scholar). “Brooklyn College is privileged to have Dr. Maor, who has written on many […]

From the Heights to the Great Wall

October 6, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– In order to finance his trip to China through the Brooklyn College Study Abroad Program, Edwin Done took a tiered approach. The senior, who majors in history and triple minors in Africana studies, Puerto Rican and Latino studies, and women’s and gender studies, applied and wrote essays for six scholarships and fellowships and raised funds through an online site called […]

The Law Is on His Side

October 6, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Getzy Berger ’14 received the prestigious AnBryce Scholarship, which will cover the full cost of tuition as he studies law for the next three years at the New York University (NYU) School of Law. The law school’s current tuition is over $55,000 a year. Berger, who graduated this past June with a degree in […]

College Names New Deans in the School of Education and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences

October 6, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Brooklyn College is pleased to welcome two new deans this fall. April Whatley Bedford will lead the School of Education and Richard Greenwald will lead the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. These senior administrators come to the college with impressive academic credentials and forward-looking approaches to creating access to affordable higher education. With one of […]

Celebrating 10 Years of Magner

October 6, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– For the past 10 years, the Magner Career Center—a visionary professional resource created by Marge Magner ’69, and unique among the City University of New York (CUNY)—has had a record of unparalleled success in providing the over 26,000 diligent and driven Brooklyn College students registered there an edge in the marketplace. To help meet the real-world […]

Fashioned for Success

October 6, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– When DKNY International Chief Executive Officer Mark Weber ’72 welcomed nearly 30 Brooklyn College students and graduates to the fashion firm’s headquarters this summer, they knew they were in for a treat. And he did not disappoint, sharing his advice on career success. He should know. After finishing his bachelor’s degree in psychology […]

A Vision Realized

September 26, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Marge Magner ’69, is nearly brought to tears when she is told that her vision, represented through the Magner Career Center, is directly responsible for positively impacting the professional lives of thousands of Brooklyn College students. The depth of their gratitude is bottomless, matched only by Magner’s commitment to their success. Students often […]

College Hires New Dean of Students

September 26, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Ronald C. Jackson, a Michigan native with some 15 years of experience working in higher education, has been named the new dean of students. Jackson previously served as dean of students at the Community College of Philadelphia and at Marymount Manhattan College. “I typically make fewer statements and ask more questions,” he says, […]

Getting Paid to Watch them Play

September 26, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Lisenia Rodriguez ’14 has always been a sports enthusiast. The former women’s volleyball player already attended many of the college’s games because she has friends on several of the teams. So when she found out that she could be eligible to win an assortment of prizes just by going to more games, she jumped […]

The Value of Alumni Mentorship

September 17, 2014 | Brooklyn College

BROOKLYN, NY– Craig Henry ’11 was in his senior year of undergraduate studies when he met Anthony Castellanos ’84—global accounts lead partner and market development leader at KPMG, one of the largest and most respected audit, tax, and advisory firms in the world—through the Alumni Mentorship Program at the Magner Career Center. Castellanos, who received […]