Inside Higher Ed Article Highlights BMCC’s Resiliency After 9/11

Fiterman Hall before and after the attacks of 9/11
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September 7, 2021

An article by David Ho in Inside Higher Ed, “At a College Wounded on 9/11, Memories Endure 20 Years Later,” presents the insight of those who were at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) on September 11, 2001. These include former BMCC President Tony Perez and Vice President for Student Affairs Marva Craig, as well as BMCC Professors Lisa Rose and Caroline Pari-Pfisterer. “We all came together to produce the miracle of finishing that semester for the students,” Pari-Pfisterer says. To read the article in its entirely, click here.

The 20-year anniversary of 9/11 is being recognized at BMCC in a program of events.

On Thursday, September 9, a small, by-invitation event will present CUNY Chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodríguez and BMCC President Anthony Munroe placing a wreath at the plaque honoring the eight BMCC community members who lost their lives in the attacks of September 11, 2001.

Other events are virtual and include a reading and discussion by professor/poets Cheryl J. Fish and Marguerite Maria Rivas, who have written 9/11-themed books; a video and discussion on the impact of 9/11 on policing and first responders’ health with Professor Jason Ostrowe, and the screening of a video produced by BMCC Media Center Videographer Lisa White and featuring new footage of interviews with individuals who were part of the BMCC community on September 11, 2001.

In addition, the BMCC community is invited to share their thoughts on a 9/11 Padlet: A Place for Community Reflection.

The 9/11 commemorative events highlighted in this BMCC News story relate to BMCC’s Strategic Goals, including Goal 6. Read the BMCC Strategic Plan 2020-2025 to learn about college-wide initiatives, priorities and goals.