2017 Faculty Excellence Awards

Bruce M. Brumley

Instructor of Computer systems Technology

City College


Faculty Excellence Award



Technology has changed rapidly while Bruce Brumley has been teaching for 25 years, but that hasn’t kept him from becoming internationally sought for his skills and teaching. Over that period, he has also become a well-known leader at City College and the MSUB campus.


For his accomplishments in teaching, service, and scholarly activities, Bruce is amongst this year’s Faculty Excellence Award recipients.


“It never gets old,” Bruce said. “There is always something new to learn, since the technology does change so quickly I have to recertify certain skills every three years.”


Highlights of his work include integrating the Raspberry Pi computer into the second-year CST students’ network class.


He also teaches for Kids on Campus: introduction and advanced Raspberry Pi, as well Minecraft camps. He is active with Girls in Science and other community groups.


“My biggest challenge is having enough hours in the day to get everything done I want to do, especially with all of the outreach,” Bruce said.


Bruce’s dedication to service runs deep. He served as chair for the Academic Senate and has served on the Chancellor’s Cabinet, Executive Budget Committee, and University Budget Committee, to name a few.


His peers know how hard Bruce worked to gain prominent status in the Cisco world, as the top Cisco Networking Academy Instructor of North America.


He has taught these skills to students at Guangxi University, China, and presented at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.


“Mr. Brumley’s accomplishments go without saying,” a colleague said. “He has been a longtime leader of not only City College, but the University as well. He has made his program into a premier Cisco Networking program that prepares students for lucrative careers offered in the state and country.”