Knowledge is a perishable commodity. It must be passed on to stay alive. Fortunately, at its academic core Kingsborough Community College possesses faculty members who are dedicated to that concept. These talented individuals believe that generations are onnected to one another. As they inherited both knowledge and responsibilities from the generation that preceded them, they are committed to passing on what they have learned to the next generation.
You will read in this year’s annual report about Kingsborough professors who are not only accomplished teachers but who are also seriously engaged, either through research or through professional activities , in their fields of study. The relationship between their teaching on campus and their work beyond the classroom is symbiotic – each one benefits the other. Their work allows them to continually infuse our college with new ideas and new energy.
In addition to increasing the prestige of our college as a place where distinguished scholarship thrives, an active faculty is a distinct advantage to our students. On a daily basis, our students have direct access to their energetic professors in classroom lectures and discussions, on collaborative research projects, and in co- and extra-curricular activities. From fine arts to culinary arts, from surgical technology to maritime technology, from politics to poetry, from the heavenly bodies of physical science to the human bodies of nursing science, from the stages of our theatres to the stages of human development, the Kingsborough faculty offers our students the opportunity to study our world in all of its rich variety. Although many student support services must function cohesively to achieve student success, the major ingredient will continue to be the performance of our faculty in delivering instruction in a modern, efficient, effective, and positive manner.
As you read this report, I am sure that you will get a sense of an attitude that permeates all we do at our college. It is a belief that each student who comes to us has potential. We believe that we as dedicated faculty, administrators, and staff have the ability – or will develop the ability – to unlock that potential. The Kingsborough story is one of thousands of men and women of every age, sex, race, and nationality who come to us because they believe that education is the means to a better life. We believe that our job is to give them something more than they ever imagined. With your continued support, we hope to continue to do that work with renewed purpose in the years ahead.
Dr. Regina S. Peruggi