Fall 2021

Volume 9 | Number 1


Bright Lights

Women’s Volleyball Team Looks to Build on 2019 Momentum
Women’s Volleyball Team Builds off 2019 Momentum with First CUNYAC Title in 39 Years

Standout Ashley Fung Learning to Take It One Day at a Time

Men’s Soccer Returns With Renewed Purpose After Difficult Year
Men’s Soccer Returns With Renewed Purpose

Athletes and coaches mourn loss of coach, loved ones, as they lean on the sport they love.

Inspired by an Incredible Journey

Conservatory graduate student Milad Yousufi is an Afghan refugee whose story is full of sorrow, joy, and triumph—just like his music.

Impact of Giving

Marshall Kaplan ’49 Supports Fellow Veterans and Brooklyn College Students Through Special Fund
A Special Kinship With Student Veterans

Inspired by his military experience, Marshall Kaplan ’49 supports Brooklyn College students by creating a new fund for student veterans.

Alumna Knows the Power of Giving Back
The Power of Paid Internships

Sunny Chang ’19 benefitted from internship stipends to help her make the most of her experience at Brooklyn College and beyond.


Focus on Alumni

Teacher, Poet, Restaurateur
Teacher, Poet, Restaurateur

Emily Hyland ’06 M.F.A. ’09 M.A. is enthusiastic about her three vocations, remaining an educator and publishing poetry while overseeing a growing portfolio of popular pizza restaurants.

The Television Man Returns
The Television Man Returns

Lonnie Burstein ’82, executive vice president of programming and production for Debmar-Mercury, returns to campus to mentor and give back to a new generation of students.

The Road to Code
The Road to Code

Tarika Barrett ’96 takes the reins of a company dedicated to closing the gap on disparities and paving a pathway for more women to enter the tech field.

Final Thoughts

Class Notes
Class Notes

Class Notes is an excellent way for alumni to keep up-to-date with news about the progress of classmates and peers.

Out and About
Out and About

We’ve returned to campus with a goal towards a safe and successful fall semester!