It’s BMCC’s 50th Anniversary! The festivities kick off tomorrow at the New York Stock Exchange

January 8, 2013 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

On Wednesday, January 9, 2013,  at 9:30 a.m. BMCC President Dr. Antonio Pérez will ring The Opening Bell of the New York Stock Exchange. He will be accompanied by BMCC Foundation Chair Christine Larsen; Secretary/Treasurer Laura Morrison, Managing Director at NYSE Euronext, and a group of current BMCC students.

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) of the City University of New York (CUNY) was founded in midtown Manhattan in 1963. Since then, the college relocated to lower Manhattan–and vastly expande–by adding 25+ majors and re-opening a technologically-advanced building called The Miles and Shirely Fiterman Hall, with sweeping views of the financial district. BMCC students ‘start here,’ and transfer to top senior colleges, both within the CUNY system, and beyond.

A growing success story, according to the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of International Education, BMCC is among the highest ranked community colleges in the country, in awarding associate degrees to African-American, Hispanic and minority students.

Check back here for more updates, and images of President Pérez at the New York Stock Exchange.

Let the anniversary celebration begin!