Alumni Engagement

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Power of Diversity in Action

The Power of Diversity in Action

A Colombian immigrant shows the way for other future scientists.

Riding the Wave

Riding the Wave

An alumna and media professional turned professor found her academic path in the rise of K-pop.

A Reading With a Rising Star

A two-time alumnus and new literary darling returns to Brooklyn College to discuss the groundbreaking novel he first workshopped in the M.F.A. program.

A “Career” of Giving Back

A “Career” of Giving Back

Teanu Reid ’16 began supporting her school and fellow students shortly after she arrived at Brooklyn College. She has continued giving back and engaging with her alma mater as she works on her Ph.D. at Yale.

A Family Legacy

Hyman Zimmerberg ’41 won a prestigious math contest, and went on to champion education and social justice, along with his wife, Helen Yarmush Zimmerberg ’44. Today his children are honoring their father’s wish to give back to his alma mater’s Math Department with a generous gift.

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.

The Pride of Brooklyn College

The Pride of Brooklyn College

The 1982 Final Four Men’s Basketball Team to Be Inducted to Hall of Fame

The Icon and the Artist

The Icon and the Artist

Don’t call him “the RBG artist,” but Jac Lahav ’08 has a body of work, a fundraiser, and some family lore that inextricably bind him to the late Supreme Court Justice.

Retooling for a Remote World

Retooling for a Remote World

Reflections on transitioning many of the college’s services to the virtual environment.

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.

A Newspaperman’s Progress

A Newspaperman’s Progress

Landing at The New York Times right after earning his bachelor’s degree, reporter and writer Derek Norman ’17 has grown to believe that, as a journalist, bearing witness to the human experience is a duty and a privilege.

Literary Scents

Literary Scents

Award-winning author and perfumer Tanaïs says that at the intersection of writing and creating fragrances are deeper stories to be told of culture and politics.

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.

Sharon Koskoff ‘74

Sharon Koskoff ‘74

It’s no exaggeration to say that Sharon Koskoff ’74 lives for art. As a teenager,…
Matthew Freedman ‘99

Matthew Freedman ‘99

Matthew Freedman had his students in mind when he won a prestigious Fulbright Distinguished Teaching Award this year, enabling the Hudson Valley–based high school English teacher to study education in Finland.

Shirley Chisholm ‘46

Shirley Chisholm ’46

The Shirley Chisholm State Park, named after the Brooklyn native and one of the college’s…
Igniting the Creative Spark

Igniting the Creative Spark

Through her fellowship program, Florence Cohen Rosen ’59 helps inspire students to design projects that will give them unique real-world experiences and set them on their career paths.