Brooklyn College and Stella and Charles Guttman Community College Partnership Creates Streamlined Pathway to Bachelor’s Degrees



January 12, 2023 | Academics, STEM

Guttman Community College and Brooklyn College leadership sign the agreement

Guttman’s Interim Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs Nicola Blake, Science Program Coordinator Karla Fuller and President Larry Johnson join Brooklyn College President Michelle J. Anderson and Dr. Jennifer Cherrier, Chairperson of Brooklyn’s Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, for an articulation agreement signing.

NEW YORK, N.Y. (January 11, 2023) – A momentous articulation agreement signing was held on Monday, January 9 to formalize partnership between Stella and Charles Guttman Community College and Brooklyn College. Signers of the comprehensive agreement on behalf of Guttman Community College included President Larry Johnson, Interim Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs Nicola Blake, and Professor of Biology & Science Program Coordinator Karla Fuller. Signing on behalf of Brooklyn College were President Michelle J. Anderson, Provost & Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs Anne Lopes, and Chairperson of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences Jennifer Cherrier.

Articulation agreements between the two colleges facilitate timely college completion through efficient transfer of associate degree credits toward bachelor’s degrees in Earth and Environmental Sciences.

“Establishing a partnership with Brooklyn College confirms our commitment to promoting access to opportunities in the STEM field for Guttman students,” said President Johnson.

President Anderson said, “Earth and Environmental Science is an especially important area of inquiry for students at this time, given the critical environmental challenges facing humanity. We are thrilled, therefore, to partner with our colleagues at Guttman Community College on an articulation agreement to support our students and to smooth their educational paths toward additional degrees in the field.”

“Brooklyn College and Guttman have world-class award-winning faculty in the sciences and these agreements create a pipeline for students in the Sciences. We are looking forward to a deep partnership with Brooklyn College,” said Blake.

“This is a particularly timely and important set of articulation agreements for students. These seamless paths prepare students to learn at a critical time in our history how the environment affects humans and how human activities impact our environment,” said Lopes. “We look forward to preparing our Guttman transfer students further for important careers and contributions in the Earth and Environmental Sciences.”

To apply for Brooklyn College’s Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science Degrees in Earth and Environmental Sciences, Guttman students must satisfy several criteria, including but not limited to being in junior standing; possessing an overall GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale; and earning a grade of C- or better in any major course to be accepted for transfer toward the major.

To learn more about the partnership, please contact Guttman Community College Office of Academic Affairs at 646-313-8025 or and/or for Brooklyn College, Peter Tolias, Dean of Natural and Behavioral Sciences at 718-951-3170 or

About Stella and Charles Guttman Community College

Stella and Charles Guttman Community College is CUNY’s first new community college in more than forty years. Reimagining what community college can be, Guttman opened its doors in Manhattan in August 2012 to create a research-based, innovative model focused on moving students efficiently toward graduation. Offering associate degree programs in a nurturing environment, the College’s three-year graduation rate consistently surpasses the national average, and most graduates transfer to senior colleges. Guttman is federally designated as a Hispanic-serving institution and minority-serving institution with more than 85% of the student population identifying as Latine or Black/African American. The College was named the best community college in America in 2020 and the top community college in New York State for 2020, 2021 and 2022 by and other ranking agencies.

About Brooklyn College

Widely known for its offer of an excellent education at an affordable tuition and recognized nationally for its diverse student body, Brooklyn College has been an anchor institution within the Borough of Brooklyn and greater New York City for more than 90 years. With approximately 16,000 students in more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, education and business, the college is renowned for its rigorous academics, award-winning faculty, distinguished alumni, and community impact. Part of the City University of New York (CUNY), Brooklyn College offers a vibrant and supportive student experience on a beautifully landscaped 35-acre campus in the borough’s Midwood neighborhood.