KCC Retirees Newsletter Volume 3, Issue 2
First Scholarships Awarded by Retiree Group
Inside this issue:
basis, with the applica- First Scholarship 1
tion period coinciding
with the start of the
spring semester. Please AARP Course 1
keep this in mind and
candidates to apply.
The Scholarship Com-
Scholarship Committee chair, mittee guidelines for the Faculty/Staff Info 3
Prof. Rachelle Goldsmith and scholarship include the
President Regina Peruggi, pre-
sent scholarship awards to Pyi following:
Kway and Racquel Hudson.
GPA of 3 & above Dreamland Pavilion 4
This year the Retiree’s Has no other KCC
group awarded its first scholarship awards
scholarship at its annual
Is actively involved in
luncheon on May 14 th to
one or more co-
two deserving students:
Mr. Pyi Kway, a BA ma-
jor and Ms. Racquel Has deep appreciation Our next luncheon will be
Hudson, a TAH major. for KCC in May of 2010. Look for
our invitation in late April.
The Retirees plan to offer Can demonstrate finan- Hope to see you there.
this one-thousand dollar cial need.
scholarship on an annual
Retirees Learn Enhanced Driving Skills
The KCC Retirees group presented an AARP driver safety course which was Marilyn Chernin
attended by over 20 people. Prof. Shelly Friedland, a Certified AARP instructor,
taught the course and all who attended will receive a certificate to lower their Shelly Friedland
car insurance costs. (email@example.com
Driver Safety students completing a Shelly Friedland
test. Solid driving tips for older
drivers were presented.
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Pictures of our May, 2008 Luncheon
Retirement Party for Angelo Pappagallo
A retirement party was held for Angelo
Pappagallo on Thursday, September 29th in
the Mac Center.
Retiree group meets at Homecoming
Many of the faculty and staff of those early
years were there including Marilyn Chernin, The retiree group held a breakfast meeting the
Vanessa Green and Dean Otis Hill. It was a morning of Homecoming Day. We discussed many
great send off for a terrific guy and we all enjoyed this special evening. new ideas for retirees, one of which is the upcoming
Identity Theft conference. We hope to see you
(photos courtesy of Abe Ginsberg) there.
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Jules Hager - Property Office
Jules Hager came to Kingsborough in They eloped to Elkton, Maryland but
August of 1966 and retired in 1983. He had to marry 2 more times: once more
was our first Head of Property, an office by a Rabbi and again for Zelda’s fami-
which oversaw all the goods and equip- ly, who lived in Great Britain. They
ment that came into the College. have been married for 61 years.
Jules served in the Navy in WWII Their daughter, Elaine, loved hors-
and was a Master Chief at Arms. He es, like her dad, and she has always
was recruited to Kingsborough by the worked with them in various capacities.
then Assistant Dean of Administration, She lives near her folks now.
Dave Silver. Most remember him as a Jules and his wife now live in Oca-
no-nonsense guy who always took care la, Florida and enjoy retirement by
of his crew. keeping busy and traveling a great deal.
He met his lovely wife, Zelda, in At 86 years young, Jules looks not a
1948 and married her seven days later! day older than when he retired.
Hilda Corriell - Bursar’s Office
Hilda Corriell has worked at Hilda was held in high
Kingsborough for 40 years! esteem by all those whom
She was a valued member she worked with. They re-
of the Bursar’s office and garded her as a true profes-
knew the workings of that sional and still have fond
position from memory. memories of working with
Last year, she was recog-
nized officially for all her She still comes in to
years of service at the con- KCC once every 2 weeks to
vocation with a beautiful lend assistance with payroll.
gift from Tiffany’s . We wish her all the best in
Prof. Richard Kaye, Department well as many other committees.
of Health, Physical Education and He was director of the Ameri-
Recreation, passed away this past can Red Cross Aquatic school in
August after a year-long battle Maine and certified many would-
with cancer. be life guards and boating person-
Rick came to Kingsborough in nel in that capacity.
1966 and taught for 34 years. He Rick had 3 children, grand
was an outstanding teacher, good children and a devoted wife in
friend and an amazing jokester. Vera. We’ll all miss him
He taught in most subject areas of
the department but specialized in
the Health Education area. He
served on the Department P&B as
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DREAMLAND PAVILION: A Conference on Brooklyn and
Development by John B. Manbeck
he development of Brook- representing Princeton, Chicago, Rut- were examined along with the perfor-
lyn’s history, education and gers, Lehigh and Ohio State universi- mance art of hip-hop and experi-
culture came under close ties traveled to the Manhattan Beach mental theater.
examination in a major two-day campus. To complement the academic side
conference at Kingsborough, Octo- Usually events such as this devolve of the conference, a gallery exhibit,
ber 2 and 3. With a keynote ad- from the administration. In this case, “The Soul Is the Size of Elsewhere,”
dress by Kevin Powell, a Brooklyn faculty members from the English, featured photographs examining the
activist, and a dinner catered by History and Political Science depart- potential of art, architecture and de-
KCC’s culinary arts program, Pres- ments introduced the concept, and sign. Earlier in the week, Ralph Ed-
ident Peruggi welcomed the partic- then the administration enthusiastical- wards reminisced in his “Building
ipants to the campus, October 2nd. ly embraced it. The theme of Kingsborough” talk while Robert
Saturday’s sessions turned into “development” was chosen for its Singer discussed “Filming Brook-
an exciting day of creative thinking polarizing effect, according to the lyn.”Guided tours to Brooklyn sites
that investigated multiple aspects organizers. Scholars, activists, jour- followed by panel discussions filled
of Brooklyn’s complex personality. nalists, teachers, artists, designers and the afternoon of October 2.
The conference was distinctive- ordinary citizens were invited to ex- The conference turned into an
ly different from those typical of plore and comment on the borough’s admirable introduction to an academ-
community colleges. Participants transformation over the years. ic exploration of Brooklyn and a
represented a wide array of disci- Topics under examination included remarkable role for Kingsborough
plines with a wide number of sen- practical and theoretical issues from which took a strong lead in defining
ior colleges contributing to the Atlantic Yards to Russian immigrants the borough. This initial conference
sessions. Panelists from major to Coney Island. Both controversial has already led to preparations for a
campuses within the city and state and traditional seminars received at- follow-up.
as well as a number of participants tention. Results of studies in trends
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