10/02/2020 | AuthorNCC
I was hired as an adjunct professor at NCC in 2000, at the age of 25. I've taught Environmental Science, Physical Science, Geology and Astronomy. I also co-advise the Astronomy Club and coordinate our Biannual Astronomy Night. In 2015 I was elected Chair of my department. After serving as the honors coordinator, I now chair the honors committee. In addition to astronomy, some of my areas of interest are biofuels and beach erosion.
My fondest memories at NCC are of our Astronomy Nights (which are on hold during Covid and the renovation of the planetarium). It is a three-hour event each semester that includes planetarium shows and mini lectures conducted by faculty and honors astronomy students. Students, faculty and staff attend. Many of the NCC community come to every single one. I have even watched their kids grow up before my eyes. I love when former students, who have presented in past nights, come back to visit.
NCC is special to me because of the students and my colleagues. The students are all here for different reasons but many of them begin to shine when they attend NCC. I have kept every letter, card and email from my students and am so happy when they let me know that I had a positive role in their life. My colleagues, whether they are faculty or staff, are amazing and I think it is because we all share the same goal -- to give our students the tools to grow and succeed. I am constantly inspired by the people I work with.
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