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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Janine Graziano: Kingsborough’s ‘Zen-Master’
Oct16

Janine Graziano: Kingsborough’s ‘Zen-Master’

Long before she was a professor, Janine Graziano spent time working at various eateries from Bay Ridge to Wall Street waitressing, and in that time learned a lot about herself. Working in the customer service/food industry, she developed a strong work ethic, found that she enjoyed helping others, and even managed to enjoy herself. “It was fun, but hard work,” Graziano said. “A lot of stress and multitasking. I learned how to keep...

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Thompson’s Promise Forges a Career
Oct15

Thompson’s Promise Forges a Career

Tara Thompson was 21 when she made a promise to her mother, which carried her along the difficult journey to her dream career. “My mother looked at me and asked only one thing,” Thompson said. “‘You are going to finish school, right?’ I said: ‘Yes, of course.’ “There was no doubt in my mind that I would.” Thirteen years later, Thompson, the 34-years-old Texan, one of the best-rated professor at KCC, according...

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A Philosopher’s  Passion for Professoring
Oct15

A Philosopher’s Passion for Professoring

Professor Richard Legum’s facial expression resembles the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci. No one knows what he is thinking. The witty professor of Philosophy at Kingsborough Community College has no borders. He enjoys sharing his ample knowledge with his students from all over the world. His students come from different countries like the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and of course, the United...

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Faculty Profile: Jennifer Mitchell: From Ole Miss to Brooklyn and Beyond
Oct11

Faculty Profile: Jennifer Mitchell: From Ole Miss to Brooklyn and Beyond

The Magnolia State is known for its rivalry between Ole’ Miss and Mississippi State, but to a cheery woman from the heart of the Bible Belt, the world has more significant issues to consider. It is no secret that racism runs rampant in the south. Cross burnings still happen, homes and shops still fly the Confederate flag, and the KKK is still jarringly active. With the current political turmoil and division in the United States, many...

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Charlie Adlard Talks The Walking Dead And More
Jun04

Charlie Adlard Talks The Walking Dead And More

On April 15, 2004, the comic book world was forever changed when The Walking Dead switched artists and showed its audience the realistic, dramatic, and always enthralling artwork of Charlie Adlard that propelled the series into what it is today. With his captivating bright blue eyes joined by a wall of interesting artifacts in the background including a yellow submarine made out of legos; Charlie Adlard of Shrewsbury, England...

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