First Day of the Fall Semester
On August 25, the first day of the new Fall Semester at BCC, President Thomas A. Isekenegbe stood at the College gates on University Avenue and welcomed students back to the campus.
President Isekenegbe joined by Provost Lester Edgardo Sandres Rápalo, VP’s, Bernard Gantt and Susan Fiore were all on hand to answer students’ questions about building locations, class schedules and proof of vaccination uploads.
President Isekenegbe said: “I have been doing this for many years and every year has its own significance. Remember we have been gone from the campus for almost three years so it’s good to see students back here, it means a lot to me.”
At the Roscoe Brown Student Center Playhouse, VP, Irene R. Delgado, along with Manny Lopez, helped students upload their COVID documents to the CUNYfirst site. “We are also answering questions about class schedules and directing students to the right building on campus for registration,” said. Dr. Delgado.
Outside of the Student Center, the Male Empowerment Network set up a table with information regarding their work to recruit, enroll, retain and improve the degree completion and transfer rates of Black and Latino students.
There was a flurry of activity all over the historic campus. Students were engaging with each other, meeting old friends and making new ones. The beginning of a new school year is always a time filled with promise for BCC students as they begin or continue their academic journey that will lead to a more fulfilling life.