Borough of Manhattan Community College

Advanced Degrees of Student Support

July 2, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

  (Left to right): Ashtian Holms, Lane Glisson, Kokou Doumassi   Support for students at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) comes in many forms. Staff members and others who provide services to students are role models in that they continue their own development by earning advanced degrees and expanding their ability to help students […]

BMCC Helps NYC High Schoolers Get on the Fast Track to College

July 1, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

  On June 3, a group of 93 ninth graders from the Manhattan Early College for Advertising (MECA) gathered in Richard Harris Terrace on the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) main campus to deliver the final presentation of their month-long “Visual Thinking and Food Truck Project.” Each student team presented an idea for a […]

BMCC Launches New Animation and Motion Graphics Major

June 29, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) will debut its new Animation and Motion Graphics major in Fall 2015 as part of a newly expanded BMCC multimedia arts department. The new program will provide students with the fundamentals of two- and three-dimensional animation, motion graphics and special effects,” said Cynthia Karasek, Professor of Animation and Motion Graphics. Graduates […]

Professor Sarah Haviland Selected for International Exhibit

June 24, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC art professor Sarah Haviland exhibited her environmental sculpture on the grounds of the National Museum of Marine Science & Technology (NMMST) in Keelung, Taiwan, from May 14 to June 7, 2015. Haviland was one of nine artists chosen from more than 200 applications from 56 countries, to be part of the 2015 International Environment […]

The Rewards of Helping Others

June 24, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) Nursing Chair Jacqueline Nichols will receive the Caribbean American Healthcare Award on June 25 at the Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn. The award is presented by Caribbean Life, an online news organization for and about the Caribbean community in New York City. The event’s 34 honorees include doctors, nurses, administrators and […]

An Adult Returns to School and Shines at BMCC

June 22, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

  Christopher Long was not emotionally or physically able to finish high school after his brother was murdered. A few months into his senior year, Chris Long quit school. Although the Staten Island native was able to make a living with jobs in graphic design, the regret surrounding his not finishing high school haunted him […]

BMCC Students Present Findings at Left Forum

June 9, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Three Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) students and one BMCC alumnus presented research findings during the 2015 Left Forum Conference at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY) on May 29 through June 1. The BMCC students were the only group of presenters from a community college. The Left Forum Conference invites almost 1,400 intellectuals, […]

Students Participate in Women’s Leadership Conference Retreat

June 9, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Fifty BMCC students joined faculty, staff and guest speakers at a morning send-off event for the 14th Annual Student Women’s Leadership Conference Retreat Weekend June 5. Students and chaperones then traveled to the YMCA Fairview Lakes Camp and Conference Center in Newton, NJ for a weekend of workshops, outdoor activities and recreational games such as […]

Researching the Health Gap

June 8, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

This past March, BMCC health education professor Rachel Torres was recognized at the annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Health Behavior (AAHB) in San Antonio, TX for her acceptance into AAHB’s year-long Research Scholars Mentoring Program. The mentoring program pairs early-career investigators with senior AAHB members for a year, in order to enhance […]

BMCC Student’s Idea Sparks Federal Reserve Comic Book Exhibit

June 4, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

A Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Multimedia Arts department student who interned at The Federal Reserve Bank of New York shared an idea that helped lead to an upcoming exhibit showcasing the New York Fed’s historic collection of comic books. Liana Tenorio was one of three BMCC students who worked at The Federal Reserve […]

BMCC Celebrates Fiftieth Commencement

June 1, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC awarded over 3,500 associate degrees at morning and afternoon commencement ceremonies at The Theatre in Madison Square Garden on May 29,  2015. Senior VP and Provost of Academic Affairs Karrin Wilks served as mace-bearer, leading a procession of faculty, administrators, staff and honor students to gather on the dais. Family and friends filled the theater of […]

BMCC Receives Highest Number of Summer Gilman Scholarships Nationwide

May 28, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

  Nine Borough of Manhattan Community College   (BMCC/CUNY) students—the largest number from any CUNY school—were selected to receive the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad during the Summer 2015 term. BMCC also had more Gilman award winners for this summer than any other community college in the nation. Gilman scholars receive up to $5,000 towards […]

John Jay College Hosts Discussion on the New York State Sentencing Commission’s Proposals for Sentencing Reforms

May 22, 2015 | Audio, Baruch College, Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Panel on Promoting Justice and Sentencing Transparency in an Age of Mass Incarceration What:  New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman will announce his proposal to reform New York’s sentencing laws at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Sentencing law in New York is a product of a series of “ad hoc and piecemeal” amendments […]

BMCC Dedicates the Leila and Simon Peskoff Nursing Skills Laboratory

May 21, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The BMCC nursing program is known for its rigorous, hands-on instruction. Future registered nurses (RNs) not only complete clinical rotations in public and private hospitals throughout New York City, they take part in simulated training on campus in labs that feature the latest in human patient simulators. One of these labs, located in room S747 […]

In Conversation

May 21, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

In Conversation, an exhibit featuring artists’ work as well as photos of their studios, opened in May 20 at the Shirley Fiterman Art Center at Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY. The show will run through August 1. A related panel discussion is scheduled for June 10. Artists featured in the exhibit include Polly Apfelbaum, Kathy […]

Two BMCC Students Receive CUNY Vice Chancellor’s Awards

May 19, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Every year the CUNY Vice Chancellor’s Excellence in Leadership Award is awarded to two CUNY students from each campus. Md Emran Masud and Ray Sukhu are BMCC’s lucky recipients for 2015. Actually, luck had nothing to do with it. Each student dedicated himself to his studies, and to making his community a better place, during […]

BMCC Foundation Scholarship Gala, Invest in a Future, Raises Over $1 Million

May 18, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

On May 14, 2015 the Foundation Board of the Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY hosted the 2015 Scholarship Gala in the new Cipriani at 25 Broadway in Lower Manhattan, raising $1,113,000 in funds for student scholarships. Close to 500 guests celebrated alongside BMCC President Antonio Pérez, who presented the BMCC Award of Excellence to Special Guest Star Honoree, […]

NIH Awards $150,000 for Biological Study

May 13, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The U.S. Census Bureau projects that by the year 2050, the number of people aged 65 and over will reach 83.7 million, almost double today’s number. To help address that population boom and the public health and economic issues it produces, BMCC Professor Jun Liang is researching molecular mechanisms that respond to stress and impact […]

BMCC Students Help Build Homes in New Orleans

May 13, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Twelve Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) students spent Spring Break 2015 working with the organization Habitat for Humanity to build two new homes in the Gentilly section of New Orleans, a neighborhood badly damaged by the 2005 Hurricane Katrina. The BMCC Office of Student Affairs provided funds for the students and two chaperones to take part in the […]

BMCC Names Two Valedictorians for 50th Commencement

May 8, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

  Borough of Manhattan Community College(BMCC/CUNY) selected two valedictorians for the college’s 2015 commencement ceremonies set for May 29 at The Theatre in Madison Square Garden. Childhood Education major Eddy Rodriguez will speak during the morning at 11:00 a.m. and Liberal Arts major John Portelli is scheduled to speak during the afternoon ceremony that begins at 3:30 p.m. […]