New KCC President Promises Change
Dec06

New KCC President Promises Change

Kingsborough Community College has a legacy of excellence spanning fifty-five years. With a rank in the top four community colleges in the nation according to the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program, the south Brooklyn institution nurtures the minds of thousands of students. The beauty of Kingsborough is that it welcomes those who want to learn with open arms. Regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, or any other status a person...

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KCC Talks: Who is the Best Baseball Player in NY?
Dec06

KCC Talks: Who is the Best Baseball Player in NY?

When the topic of New York’s best baseball player is being discussed, you’d expect to hear the names Gehrig or Babe Ruth. But it appears that there are some new greats according to the people of Kingsborough Community College. People now are very familiar with one of the New York Yankees all-time greats, Derek Jeter. But there still are those other people that believe there’s someone else that’s the best baseball player in New York....

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Q & A: KCC Baseball Coach Mike Verna Talks Wrestling and Baseball
Nov27

Q & A: KCC Baseball Coach Mike Verna Talks Wrestling and Baseball

Most know of “The Man of Steel” as being the nickname for the superhero, Superman. But it’s also the name of the Bergen Beach native, professional wrestler Mike “Verna” Taverna. He’s had two passions growing up, baseball and professional wrestling. So, of course he took the professional wrestling route. Not only does Taverna wrestle in independent promotions all over the North East, but he also does union acting and assistant coaches...

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KCC Talks: How is Kingsborough Helping You Accomplish Your Dreams?
Nov08

KCC Talks: How is Kingsborough Helping You Accomplish Your Dreams?

A great way to ensure success is to anticipate challenges you might face in the future and prepare for them beforehand. No one said it would easy- but as the saying goes, there is a silver lining behind every dark cloud. Going back to school can be a tough decision for some, but it also opens doors. As one of the mantras at Kingsborough Community College, “Dreams Become Reality,” with the right drive and passion. Considering that, the...

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Brian Dowd: Mind of a Coach, Heart of a Player
Nov06

Brian Dowd: Mind of a Coach, Heart of a Player

From suicide squeezes to sacrifice flies, Baseball is a huge mental game. At least that’s how the Kingsborough Community College baseball team head coach Brian Dowd sees it. This is Dowd’s second full year as Wave head coach. He sees a brighter future than their 5-18 record last season indicates. More than a second-year coach, Dowd has put his a serious amount of time in with this group. Two years prior to becoming Wave Skipper, Dowd...

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Raquel Torres: A Vessel of Change at KCC
Nov01

Raquel Torres: A Vessel of Change at KCC

Kingsborough’s Student Life Coordinator Raquel Torres sees our world as troubled in many ways. She refuses to accept living with daily encounters of racism and discrimination. She strives to make a valuable change in this way of thinking. She wants to be the change. Among her many talents are being a leader and a poetess. She has made use of her youth to give voice, empower and serve as an advocate for minorities, such as...

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