11/13/2020 | AuthorNCC
I came to NCC as a student in the fall of 1990. In November, I had to interrupt my studies because my army unit (766 Belmore Co) became the first Long Island unit to be activated to go to the Gulf War. After graduating, I went to SUNY Binghamton, where I finished a BA in English and Literature; an M.A.T. (Master of Arts in Teaching) in English Education and a Ph.D. in in Comparative Literature.
I returned to NCC as a full-time faculty member in the fall of 1999. I was part of the group who started the Latin American Studies project. My areas of expertise are Transnational Feminist Theories, Queer and Gender Studies and Shakespeare, among others. I have received SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching and Research, as well as quite a few grants, including three National Endowment for the Humanities grants. In addition to four books, I have published numerous articles and presented at conferences in the U.S. and abroad.
One of my fondest memories at NCC is when I returned from the Gulf War and went to see the Dean of Students at the time. I was very much behind in my studies. Once I explained my situation, Dean Brown allowed me to take 22 (fall) and 24 (spring) credits so that I could graduate on time. As a faculty member, I recall 2016, when I partnered with a student activist to bring to NCC the second Annual Long Island DREAMers’ Conference that was attended by more than 400 people—our own students and faculty, as well as high school students from all over Long Island.
I am a marketing major and will graduate in 2025. After a rough start at a large four-year university, I chose to attend Nassau Community College. It has a nice campus, a great community, and besides — my mom went here! My best experience so far has been my in-class presentations.
Jul 18, 2023 | NCC
I transferred to NCC to pursue a degree in Nursing. After some sudden life-changing events I needed to be back home with my family. Nassau was the best educational opportunity for me, especially considering my chosen career path. One of my favorite experiences at the College so far has been forming a sense of community with my peers.
Jul 17, 2023 | NCC
My major is Biology and I am in my second year at NCC. I originally came to Nassau Community College because of the smaller class sizes and proximity to my home but the terrific faculty and flexible class schedules are great as well. As a science major, I would have to say one of my favorite experiences at Nassau has been the hands-on work that we do in the labs during biology classes.
Jul 17, 2023 | NCC