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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Trinity Griffin: Fashonista in Training
Nov29

Trinity Griffin: Fashonista in Training

Trinity Griffin wants to be a force of nature, someone who changes the world. Fashion can help her do it. Griffin, an alumnus of the Fashion Institute of Technology, within a few years, has procured an Associate’s Degree in Fashion Merchandising and a Bachelor’s in Advising and Marketing Communications. For her, fashion isn’t a hobby; it’s a career. Her website, Iamthetrinity.com, strives to inform viewers on the racial issues beyond...

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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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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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