It’s not every day that you come across an alum who carries his school spirit with him halfway around the world. CCNY Class of 1975 graduate Nehr Nimmanahaeminda is one such rare person. A retired lecturer at Chiang Mai University in Thailand, Nehr still remembers his alma mater quite fondly; he also donates generously on a consistent basis.
The reason, in his own words, is this: “By giving back, I am expressing my humble gratitude to a world-renowned institution for providing me with a quality education that prepared me for work in a Thai institute of higher learning.”
Nehr counts his time at City College as a crucial building block to the foundation of his future. When asked what he misses most about the College, two distinct responses automatically spring to mind—the diversity abundant on campus, and the professors. Of the latter, Nehr recalls, “Conversing with professors after evening session classes while waiting for and riding the subway; and, after day session classes, getting a lift home.” Of the former, Nehr laments, “I miss interacting with a widely diverse student body.”
Knowledgeable and approachable professors are an integral part of the culture here at CCNY. These two aspects are two of the College’s defining features. More than 90 languages can heard on campus on any given day. And there are still plenty of professors willing to go the extra mile to help a student to understand a lecture, to find an internship, and more.
If you would like to take a tour of the campus and see what’s new, and how much is wonderfully the same, please contact Elena Sturman, Executive Director at The City College Fund, at 212-650-6525 to make an appointment.