Place Among the Greats is an oral history project that is collecting the vivid and provocative memories of BCC from students, faculty, staff and alumni. This project will include several voices: from the student who struggled against all odds to get their degree, to the instructor who recognized the potential of teaching nontraditional students, and alumni on their college experience and how it helped shape them into the people they are.
Monique Guishard recounts her education in the US Virgin Islands and New York City, especially her higher education in various schools of the City College of New York, as well as her career as a professor at BCC.
Alex Wolf talks about his own higher education, how he came to be a professor at Bronx Community College, and his experiences as an educator.
Grisol Acosta speaks of the Chicago neighborhood where she grew up and her move to the Bronx later in life.
Jesus Sanabria grew up in Puerto Rico and is now assistant professor at BCC. He speaks about working at Bronx Community College, teaching, and education in New York City
Louis Augustus discusses her childhood and education in Harlem and a childhood trip to Jamaica, where parents emigrated from and recalls her nursing career and her later career at Bronx Community College.
Monique Fortune speaks about her Haitian heritage, her childhood in the Bronx, and her views on the Bronx in general.
Remo Cosentino speaks about moving to New York City as a child and his life there, including his work in book publishing and interest in the Hall of Fame for Great Americans.
Geraldine Hebert recounts how she went to Bronx Community College after becoming a mother and her career after graduating.