Bronx, NY – Bronx Community College’s baseball team, the Broncos, will play Queensborough Community College in the CUNY Championship at Keyspan Baseball Park, home of the Brooklyn Cyclones, the AA farm team for the New York Mets professional baseball team, on Thursday, May 3, at 3:30 p.m. There will be no charge for baseball fans to come to the playoffs to root for their favorite team. Keyspan Park is located in Brooklyn’s Coney Island neighborhood, near the Coney Island Cyclone on the ocean, at Cropsey Avenue and West 17th Street.
“There is definitely a rivalry with Queensborough Community College,” states BCC Baseball Coach Adolfo DeJesus. “Queensborough has won two out of the three games the two colleges have played this year. This is also the sixth time that we have played Queensborough for the CUNY Championship. They are a very good team and have beaten us two out of three times this year. The players all know each other,” added DeJesus, “because during the summer they practice on some of the same ball fields to get ready for the season,” he added.
BCC won the CUNY Championship in 2006. BCC’s Broncos have made the CUNY championship playoffs 14 times and have won six times in the 20 years that DeJesus has coached Bronx Community College’s Broncos baseball team.
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Bronx Community College (BCC) of The City University of New York celebrates its 50th anniversary of service to students in New York City in 2007. Over the past five years, enrollment has increased 20 per cent to an 8,900 student body, reflecting the reliance of the surrounding communities on it as a pathway to a better life.
BCC students from over 109 nations receive an excellent preparation to go on to four-year colleges or to advance into successful vocational careers. Programs offered at BCC include Digital Arts, Computer Information Systems, Education Associate, Nursing, Nuclear Medicine Technology, RadiologicTechnology, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology, Electronic Engineering Technology, Marketing, Accounting, Human Services, Media Technology and Paralegal Studies.
The College is home to initiatives not commonly associated with two-year institutions, such as the Center for Sustainable Energy, which promotes the use of renewable and efficient energy technologies in urban communities. The National Center for Educational Alliances (NCEA) is currently collaborating with South African Further Education and Training Colleges and universities to create linkages between these institutions. NCEA also coordinates the College’s international initiatives and the annual International Education Week
The Center has also facilitated a campus-wide effort to create BCC’s Center for Tolerance and Understanding. The Center for Teaching Excellence offers faculty development to promote student achievement and to stimulate discussions to keep the teaching and learning process vital and dynamic. Take a look at BCC’s website at www.bcc.cuny.edu