The NCCFT Executive Committee, along with the rest of the campus, mourns the passing of Professor Jeff Frankel, who devoted nearly forty years of his life to Nassau Community College. Our thoughts go out to his friends and loved ones.
Working in the Center for Students with Disabilities, Jeff served as a counselor and mentor for countless students who benefited from his experience, his wisdom, and his passionate commitment to everyone’s right to claim a quality higher education. He brought that advocacy to his work on the Committee for Persons with Disabilities, his position as faculty advisor to the Access Club, and his long-standing service to the college’s Affirmative Action Committee. As a dedicated union member, he gave his energy selflessly to our Political Action Committee, and that committee’s efforts were broadened and enriched as a result.
When news of Jeff’s passing was announced on the college email system, colleagues from around the campus offered spontaneous testimonials to Jeff’s tireless work on behalf of our students, his contributions to the campus, his kindness and compassion, and the wonderful legacy he leaves behind him at the college.
We will miss him.