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  • Stepping it Up in the Sciences with CSTEP

    October 27, 2006 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

    The Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) is designed to increase retention among minority and economically disadvantaged students traditionally underrepresented in the science and allied health professions which lead to licensure. Funded by the New York State Education Department, BMCC is one of three community colleges in CUNY awarded this grant. “We are really […]

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  • Professor Cheryl J. Fish Receives Fulbright Scholar Award

    September 20, 2006 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

    According to the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, Cheryl J. Fish, Associate Professor of English at BMCC has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and conduct research in the area of Environmental Justice and North American Studies at University of Tampere in Finland during the […]

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  • Money Matters: Borough of Manhattan Community College Receives a Generous $100,000 Grant from Merrill Lynch

    August 17, 2006 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

    New York, N.Y. — A non-profit financial research organization recently dubbed America’s youth “Generation Broke,” based on reports showing that credit card debt among 18-24 year olds has risen by 104 percent over the past decade. Today’s young people carry the highest student loan balances in U.S. history, which averaged $19,900 in 2002. The demographic […]

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  • July 17, 2006 Borough of Manhattan Community College Receives a Generous

    July 17, 2006 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

    New York, N.Y. — A non-profit financial research organization recently dubbed America’s youth “Generation Broke,” based on reports showing that credit card debt among 18-24 year olds has risen by 104 percent over the past decade. Today’s young people carry the highest student loan balances in U.S. history, which averaged $19,900 in 2002. The demographic […]

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  • CUNY Consortium Receives $1 Million from the U.S. Department

    May 16, 2006 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

    New York, NY — In a national competition by the United States Department of Labor, a consortium led by four City University of New York colleges received a $1 million grant to provide English language skills and job training to immigrants interested in seeking employment in the retail and food industries. The consortium was one […]

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  • BMCC Students Honored as Leaders by Kaplan Leadership Program First Cohort

    May 10, 2006 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

    An African immigrant who works to support his family in Togo and a young mother who networked her way from a job at a coffee shop to an internship at an investment bank are two of the Kaplan Educational Foundation’s first five Kaplan Leadership Scholars. The program is designed to help high-potential community college students […]

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  • ‘I’ll See Everybody on the Top!’ Success and the College Discovery Program

    November 11, 2005 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

    On the afternoon of November 9, 45 BMCC students were honored for academic excellence – 45 students who all wondered at some point whether they were college material at all. Most of them began their college careers in remedial courses, many of them are not native English speakers, but all of them have now completed […]

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  • Community College Science Research Institute Leads to Significant Medical Research

    November 4, 2005 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

    You wouldn’t expect to find students at a community college working to unravel the mysteries of cancer, but that is exactly what some students at the Borough of Manhattan Community College are doing. Kwabena Bonsu and Jen Estevez, along with several other students, are working in the newly established BMCC Science Research Institute. Three faculty […]

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  • BMCC Student One of Twenty-Nine Students Across Country to Receive Leaders of Promise Scholarship From Phi Theta Kappa

    October 20, 2005 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

    A few years ago, Luiz Camilo was living in Bogota Columbia, drifting through life. This September, he received the Leaders of Promise Scholarship from Phi Theta Kappa, the International honor society for two-year colleges. Luiz is one of only twenty-nine students from other community colleges across the country to receive the $1,000 scholarship that will […]

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  • Latinos must seek higher ed for real success

    October 10, 2005 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

    By Antonio Perez October 10, 2005 —Mexicans are the fifth-largest immigrant group in the city, and one of its fastest-growing. Yet their record of academic achievement does not come close to keeping pace. Recent immigrants from Mexico over age 24 have the highest high school dropout rate and the lowest college graduation rate. And they […]

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