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Preke Radoina

Preke Radoina (Praq Rado) ‘14
Praq Rado made the Dean’s List three times before graduating from BMCC in 2014 with an associate degree in Communication Media Studies. He is now working toward a bachelor’s degree in Marketing the Arts at Baruch College, while continuing to develop his career as an actor and producer through Dreaming Film Production, a company he founded with director Lee Percy. Rado's current project is a film that focuses on undocumented college students, a subject close to his heart as Rado himself fled his country of origin, Albania, as a child and has struggled with his immigration status since that time.

Theresa Clark Messer

Theresa Clark Messer '02
Theresa Clark Messer (Accounting, ’82) served as Director of Finance for the National Basketball Players Association for 18 years. She began her career at Peat Marwick & Mitchell, now KPMG, where she obtained her Certified Public Accountant license. After earning her Associate in Accounting degree at BMCC, Messer earned a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Pace University, and a Masters degree in Business Administration from Long Island University. A member of the BMCC Foundation Board, Messer is Chair of the BMCC Alumni Committee.

Jessica Frey '06

Jessica Frey '06
Jessica Frey (Theatre, ’06) is now playing the role of Margaret Dashwood in the critically acclaimed production of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility, adapted for the stage by Kate Hamill and playing now through November 20, 2016 at Bedlam. She earned a BFA in Acting at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University (NYU) in 2008. In addition to acting, she stays busy teaching in the Atlantic Acting School, takes part in a sketch group called Uncle Function, and does monologue and on-camera coaching for aspiring actors.


Ami Efrati '15
Ami Efrati graduated from BMCC with an Associate in Arts in Business Administration in 2015. He was a recipient of the Academic Excellence in Business Administration award, conferred at the 2015 BMCC Honors Convocation, as well as a member of the Dean’s List and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. While at BMCC, Mr. Efrati also volunteered with New York Cares. He is now enrolled at Baruch College, CUNY, working toward his bachelor’s degree in accounting through evening classes while serving as President of Entrepreneur Properties. In that capacity, he identifies and procures commercial real estate investments for buyers and sellers in New York City, New York State, and abroad.

Joel Barker

Joel Barker '06
BMCC Professor Joel Barker earned an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Accounting degree at BMCC before transferring to Queens College, CUNY, where he earned a B.A. In Accounting and Economics, and a Master of Science (M.S.) in Accounting. Professor Barker is also a New York State-licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and before joining the faculty at BMCC, he gained professional experience in public accounting with a focus on audits and taxes. His research efforts, which he shares with students, focus on Individual Taxation and Tax Policies.

David Steingard

David Steingard (attended '93-'95)
Mr. Steingard is the co-founder and CEO of Laughing Man Coffee & Tea and Director of the Laughing Man Foundation. He left his work as a criminal prosecutor in Brooklyn to start Laughing Man Coffee & Tea with actor Hugh Jackman. They share the vision that business can be a vehicle for positive change and Laughing Man Coffee & Tea is a model. Mr. Steingard was CEO of Creative Exposure, a small business marketing firm, and CEO of CompuTech Edge, a technology company for public schools. Learn more.

Orville Ingram

Orville Ingram ’03
Mr. Ingram, who earned his associate degree in Communication and Media Studies, was president of the Student Government Association and an Out in Two scholar at BMCC. Today, Mr. Ingram is Assistant Principal of the Bronx Lab School, an NYC Department of Education high school serving grades 9-12. Learn more.