Welcome from the President
Brooklyn, the most populous of New York City's five boroughs (2.6 million), and the second most densely populated county in the nation, means business. Since 2003, the number of businesses in Brooklyn has grown by 21 percent and jobs have grown nearly twice as fast as in the rest of New York City, according to a 2014 New York State Comptroller's economic snapshot of the borough.
Brooklyn College, with its 120 undergraduate/graduate degree programs and world-class faculty is positioned to add to the growth and success of the borough. Today, more than 17,000 students, both undergraduate and graduate, hailing from 150 nations and speaking 105 languages, call Brooklyn College home. They deserve the opportunity to flourish in and beyond the classroom, and with will do so with our support.
The Brooklyn College Alumni Association (BCAA) remains committed to fulfilling its mission to provide a lifelong association between Brooklyn College and its alumni by supporting its mission, students, faculty, and programs. If you are already actively engaged with the college, thank you and please continue. I invite all alumni to become involved with their alma mater whatever way they can-provide an internship, become a mentor, speak to current/prospective students, or support scholarships. There are many ways to give back.
I'd like to close by offering congratulations to my colleague and friend Marla Hasten Schreibman '87 on the occasion of her retirement. Thank you, Marla, for your outstanding leadership as director of the office of alumni affairs, your tireless support of the BCAA, and your 30 years of service to the larger Brooklyn College community.
Jeffrey S. Sigler '92, '95 M.S.