Borough of Manhattan Community College

Students Make Their Voices Heard, Through Civic Leadership and Participation Group at BMCC

April 21, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Students in the BMCC Civic Leadership and Participation group meet with NYC Council Member Inez Barron (center, front) “I want to learn how I can talk to policy makers and be a political voice for students,” said Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Early Childhood Education major Somayeh Saadat. “In one of my teacher education […]

BMCC Embraces Sustainability at Annual Fair

April 21, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Hundreds of students, faculty and staff visited the annual Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Sustainability Fair on April 20 in Richard Harris Terrace. “BMCC’s Sustainability Fair shows our commitment to the exchange and implementation of the best ideas and practices to promote healthier environments, lifestyles and resource conservation,” said Thomas Ching, Chief Administrative Superintendent […]

Science Major Norbesida Bagabila Earns Prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship

April 21, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Scholarship recipient Norbesida Bagabila receives congratulatory handshake from Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Director Cecilia Marshall.   Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Science major and Kaplan Scholar Norbesida Bagabila was one of nearly 3,000 community college students from across the country to apply for the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation 2017 Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. He […]

BMCC Hosts 52nd Commencement with Largest Graduating Class in the College’s History

April 21, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) will confer just under 4,300 associate degrees during morning and afternoon Commencement ceremonies at The Theater at Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza in Manhattan, on June 2, 2017. Surpassing last year’s record number of graduates, this will be the largest graduating class in the college’s history. The morning ceremony will begin at 11:00 […]

BMCC Selects 16 Professors to Receive More Than $77K in Research Grants

April 21, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Sixteen faculty members at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) have been awarded a total of $77,338 in Faculty Development Grants to support their research and creative activity. “We were impressed by the high quality of the proposals and look forward to the results,” said Karrin E. Wilks, Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic […]

Real Estate and Banking Leaders, and Award-Winning Songwriters to be Honored at “Invest in a Future” Gala, May 18

April 21, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) and the BMCC Foundation will host the 2017 Gala, “Invest in a Future,” with proceeds benefiting the BMCC Scholarship Fund. The evening’s Honorees are Carol Britton, Chief Operating Officer for Corporate Services at Bank of New York Mellon, and Jeffrey Gural, Chairman of Newmark Knight Frank. Special Guest Star Honorees are Oscar® and Grammy® […]

BMCC VITA Volunteers Help Hundreds Meet Tax Deadline

April 12, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Tax season ends April 18. More than 20 Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) BMCC students — IRS-certified volunteer tax preparers — are doing their part to help hundreds of citizens to meet this deadline. One BMCC tax preparer, Accounting major Vera Lipcova, enjoys delivering good news to her clients. “The best part is telling […]

BMCC Time Warner Screenwriting Fellows Present Original Work

April 10, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Professional actors read 10-minute scenes from film and television scripts written by current and former Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) students at the BMCC Time Warner Screenwriting Fellowship program’s Script Reading Gala held the night of March 2 in BMCC’s Theater 2. The screenwriting fellowship was made possible by a $25,000 grant from Time […]

The Brooklyn Women’s Chorus Returns to BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center for 20th Anniversary Concert

April 5, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, proudly presents a 20th Anniversary Concert for The Brooklyn Women’s Chorus on Friday, May 12, 2017 at 8:00PM. A community chorus, The Brooklyn Women’s Chorus was formed in October 1997 by Park Slope resident and musician, Bev Grant. With a repertoire ranging […]

MEOC Celebrates 50 Years of Free Educational and Workforce Development Services for Underserved New Yorkers

March 27, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

The Manh Manhattan Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC) will celebrate 50 years providing critical academic and vocational services to underserved residents of Harlem and throughout New York City with an elegant evening of community building and entertainment. The fundraising gala, “Celebrating 50 Years,” will be held Wednesday, May 3 at Harlem’s legendary Alhambra Ballroom, 2116 Adam […]

BMCC Veterans Resource Center Grows to Serve CUNY’s Largest Student Veteran Population

March 23, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

When Brooklyn native Larry Rivera returned to civilian life in 2013, he was uncertain about his future. He had just completed 10 years in the U.S. Army that included three deployments to Afghanistan where he was injured during combat. After a short stint in Florida where he worked as a landscaper at a golf course, […]

President Reports on Equity and Student Success Initiatives

March 8, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

  Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) President Antonio Pérez presented the annual State of the College address to the College community on March 7 in Theatre 2 at BMCC’s 199 Chambers Street campus. A PowerPoint presentation of infographics and photographs highlighted the President’s three themes: “our unrelenting commitment to enhancing student success, our commitment […]

BMCC Delegation Meets with Elected Officials

March 2, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

(L-R): Kevin Zambranov, Lisibeth Payana, Jason Silva, Melissa Aponte and Douglas Israel   On February 28, three Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) students — Lisibeth Payano, a senator in the Student Government Association (SGA); Jason Silva, SGA President, and Kevin Zambranov, a Liberal Arts major — took a trip to Albany to meet with […]

BMCC Offers Gender and Women’s Studies Major

March 2, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) will begin offering in Fall 2017, a new Associate in Arts degree program in Gender and Women’s Studies. Graduates of the program will be on track to transfer to the Bachelor of Arts in Gender Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, and the Bachelor of Arts […]

BMCC Introduces Annual Speaker Series: Business Leaders on Campus

March 2, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

The BMCC Community (faculty, staff and students) is invited to attend the first annual Business Leaders on Campus program on Wednesday, March 15 at 2:00 p.m. In the Fiterman Hall Conference Center (13th floor). The event is hosted by BMCC’s Business Management Department and is designed to revamp its extensive alumni network, build new relationship […]

Women’s Herstory Month Opens With a Conference, March 2

February 27, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Women’s Herstory Month kicked off at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) with a conference, “Women Leading & Women Rising,” on Thursday, March 2 in Richard Harris Terrace and other locations throughout BMCC’s main campus at 199 Chambers Street. For locations, times and other details on the March 2 conference program, click HERE. For details […]

State of the College Address Set for March 7

February 27, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) President Antonio Pérez will present his annual State of the College address to the college community on March 7, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., in Theatre 2 on the college’s main campus, 199 Chambers Street. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend and learn about BMCC’s milestones […]

BMCC Preparing New Generation of Healthcare Professionals

February 23, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) is taking innovative steps to help meet explosive job growth in New York’s health care sector by overhauling courses in both the Allied Health Sciences and Health Education Departments. Two medical coding courses, both taught within the Health Information Technology (HIT) program of the Allied Health Sciences Department, have […]

BMCC Students Speak Out in Support of CUNY Child Care Centers

February 16, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

  Early Childhood Education major Nadia Olivares is in her third semester at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY). Her four-year-old son attends BMCC as well — for a year, he has focused on fine-motor skills, letter recognition and more, at the BMCC Early Childhood Center. “Knowing my child is in good hands at the […]

Immersion Program Sees Spike in ESL Pass Rate

February 10, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

The 2017 Winter Immersion Program at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) saw the pass rate for ESL students spike to 71 percent, a significant increase from the 2016 Winter Immersion English as a second language (ESL) pass rate of 49 percent. According to Janice Zummo, Assistant Dean for Academic Support Services at BMCC, the […]