Meet Our Students

Kurt Patrice

Kurt Patrice, Accounting

"Accounting is the backbone of all business and finance," says Patrice, BMCC accounting major and president of the Accounting Club. He wants to work in a public accounting firm someday and always had an interest in math, but adds, "You also have to be strong in communication skills, to be an accountant." Patrice, who balances part-time work with his studies, says, "The faculty at BMCC is always ready to help you. Plus, they have all kinds of professional backgrounds in the field, major executive experience."

Tatiana Adams

Tatiana Adams, Theatre

Singer and graduate of LaGuardia Arts high school. Why BMCC? To add acting to her performing arts repertoire. At BMCC: Dean's List twice and female lead in Guys and Dolls. "My theatre professors really know me as an individual, which means they can help me add my personality to a character or choose the right class for my goals."

Luis Marin

Luis Marin, Business

Luis helped organize a BMCC business student conference co-sponsored by the Chambers of Commerce of Colombia, Chile and Ecuador. An elected member and then president of the Tribeca Campus Lion's Club, he also participated in a marketing internship with 1-800-MATTRESS. "I started learning French at BMCC," says Marin. "My experience at BMCC is helping me move on to business opportunities in Europe, and South America."

Nayibi Vergara

Nayibi Vergara, Criminal Justice

"My high school in Venezuela was a military high school and I've always been inclined toward law enforcement," says Nayibi Vergara, BMCC Criminal Justice major and level 2 traffic cop with the NYPD. She chose BMCC for the location, the program, and learned after she was here, that the "great mix of cultures" was also a plus.

Nicole Akpan-Kaba

Nicole Akpan-Kaba, Health Information Technology

President of the HIT Club. Short-term plan: continue her education at a four-year college. Longterm plan: climb the career ladder to a management position in medical records. "I transferred from another college because BMCC has a HIT program. Now I can go on to earn my bachelor's degree in health care administration."

Daniel Loi

Daniel Loi, Engineering

Daniel Loi wanted to be an astronaut when he grew up. "My interest is to do something related to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration," he says. "Aerodynamics is a subset of mechanical engineering, so that's why I chose this field." At BMCC, Loi has participated in robotics competitions, both regional and national. "I went to a 4-year school before this, and I'm really impressed by the program here," he says, adding, "It's our nature to explore."


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