Home College: Lehman
Faculty Mentors: Profs. Peter Liberman, Political Science and Jerry Waxman, Computer Science, Queens
“Since I graduated high school I’ve had a desire to serve my country and give something back for all it has given me. This has manifested itself in my current enrollment in the Air Force ROTC program. My goal is to commission as an officer and to serve in the field of cyber security and then, perhaps, to continue my career in other law enforcement agencies on the national, state or local level.”
Chaim Stitzer started taking college classes while in high school through programs at St. Thomas Aquinas and Mercy Colleges before starting his actual college career at Queens College in 2008 and joining CUNY BA in 2009, making Lehman his home college.
CUNY BA gave Stitzer the opportunity to create the exact concentrations he needed to fulfill his academic goals while still attending Rabbinical College and remaining a cadet in the Air Force ROTC. He constructed his areas with courses, ranging from Cryptography and Practical UNIX to Leadership Studies and Issues in the Middle East, from all five boroughs including John Jay (Manhattan), Brooklyn College, Queens College, Lehman College (Bronx), and the College of Staten Island. He included an advanced ROTC course from Manhattan College on National Security Affairs and also took classes at Touro College to complete is concentrations. In most semesters he was taking courses in multiple olleges – as many as four different colleges at a time.
While attending college, Stitzer works as a computer consultant for a securities firm. Since 2002, he has also served as a licensed radio operator for Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service, an auxiliary communications service created by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Communications Commission.
Stitzer looks forward to graduating ROTC and commissioning as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force.