Borough of Manhattan Community College

BNY Mellon Awards $50,000 Grant to BMCC Out in Two Program

June 23, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) recently announced that BNY Mellon has provided $50,000 in grant funding for the BMCC Out in Two Program scholarships. Founded in 1999 by BMCC President Antonio Pérez, the Out in Two scholarship program is designed to help more students graduate within two consecutive years. The BNY Mellon grant will […]

BMCC Welcomes Diane K. Walleser, Vice President for Enrollment Management

June 21, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) welcomes Diane K. Walleser, the college’s first Vice President for Enrollment Management. In this role, Walleser will lead BMCC’s enrollment and recruitment initiatives, and provide strategic direction to the Admissions, Testing, Financial Aid, Registrar, Scholarship and International Student Recruitment offices. She will work closely with Karrin E. Wilks, Provost […]

BMCC Joins Nationwide Initiative to Create Open Educational Resource (OER) Degree Programs

June 15, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) has joined a nationwide initiative to make open educational resources (OER) — free, online textbooks — available to students, building their retention and graduation rates. The OER Degree Initiative is led by Achieving the Dream, Inc., and involves 38 colleges in 13 states. BMCC, along with Hostos Community College […]

Message from the President: BMCC Mourns Orlando Shooting Victims

June 13, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

To the BMCC Community: It is with deep sadness that we mourn the lives of 49 innocent people who were brutally murdered when a gunman opened fire inside the Pulse Night Club in Orlando, Florida, on the early morning of June 12. I join our BMCC family of faculty, staff, students and friends, as we […]

Start Here, Transfer Anywhere

June 13, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

  In June 2016, Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) conferred associate degrees to the largest graduating class in the college’s history — more than 4,200 students. Seventy-five percent of those graduates will transfer to a four-year college or university, with about half staying in the CUNY system. The rest will transfer to more than […]

Jennifer Campos To Receive Peter Jennings Scholarship in Award Ceremony, June 16

June 13, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Jennifer Campos, winner of 2016 Peter Jennings Scholarship   Jennifer Campos, who just earned her High School Equivalency diploma through the Adult Literacy Program in the Center for Continuing Education and Workforce Development at BMCC, is a winner of the 2016 Peter Jennings Scholarship. She will be honored along with nine other awardees at a […]

BMCC Recognizes Outstanding Accounting Students

June 9, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY), recognized the outstanding academic performance of 40 graduating students at an award ceremony hosted by BMCC’s Accounting Department on May 31. Each of the students graduated BMCC with at least a 3.75 GPA in their accounting coursework. Six students; Abdel Aziz Kamagate, Cassandra Galban, Ilya Ratner, Maryna Kagan, Jose […]

Eight BMCC Students to Participate in Exploring Transfer at Vassar

June 9, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Exploring Transfer students Byeonghyeon So, Joanne Torres, Samantha Jean, Eunice Melendez and Professor Bill Roane Eight Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) have been chosen to participate in the Summer 2016 Exploring Transfer Program (ET) at Vassar College. BMCC has the largest cohort among the 15 community colleges nationwide that are participating in the program […]

MEOC Hosts Graduation for More Than 600 Students

June 7, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

The Manhattan Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC) held its 49th commencement ceremony on Wednesday, June 1 in Theatre One on BMCC’s main campus. More than 600 graduates were honored for completing MEOC programs including English for Speakers of Other Languages, High School Equivalency, College Prep, Certified Nursing Assistant, Certified Microsoft® Office, Electronic Health Records, Civil Service Exam […]

Honors Convocation Held May 31

June 2, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

BMCC/CUNY Honors Convocation in Theatre II   The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) 2016 Honors Convocation was held Tuesday, May 31 in Theatre II on the college’s main campus at 199 Chambers Street. Marva Craig, Vice President for Student Affairs and Karrin E. Wilks, Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs delivered introductory […]

BMCC Helps Musician Find New Path to the World of Research

May 27, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

BMCC student Ted Hadges recently faced a daunting dilemma. In April 2016, the engineering science major found out he had been accepted to Columbia University. “Initially, I was excited but that soon turned to stressed and frustrated because I had no idea how I would pay for it,” said Hadges. Hadges had maxed out on […]

BMCC Partners with Melissa Riggio Higher Education Program

May 26, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

BMCC recognizes first year of collaboration with Melissa Riggio Higher Education Program BMCC recently celebrated its first year with the Melissa Riggio Higher Education Program, a collaborative effort between AHRC NYC and the BMCC Office of Student Affairs and Office of Accessibility. The Melissa Riggio students at BMCC audit courses, work with a mentor and […]

Tony Nominee Brandon Victor Dixon Meets with BMCC Students

May 25, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Brandon Victor Dixon visits BMCC theatre class. On May 23, Tony nominee Brandon Victor Dixon visited Professor Katherine Kavanagh’s Advanced Theatre Workshop in Theatre I, as part of a new collaboration with the BMCC Theatre Program. “During my sabbatical last year, I began to explore a partnership with WalkRunFly Productions, which Brandon V. Dixon co-founded with […]

BMCC Student Aurela Dragani Awarded Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Transfer Scholarship

May 24, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

(Left to right): Antonio Perez, President; Sussie Gyamfi, Scholarship Coordinator; Aurela Dragani, Jack Kent Cooke scholarship recipient; Marva Craig, VP of Student Affairs and Karrin Wilks, Provost and Senior VP BMCC President Antonio Pérez and members of the BMCC Administration surprised BMCC science major Aurela Dragani on May 19, with the news that she has […]

BMCC Produces Seven Gilman Scholars

May 20, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Seven Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) students­—the second largest number among all community colleges in the United States— were selected to receive the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad during the Summer 2016 term. Gilman scholars receive up to $5,000 towards their participation in Study Abroad. The program aims to diversify the […]

BMCC Early Childhood Center Receives Accreditation Through NYSAEYC

May 19, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

BMCC Early Childhood Center   The BMCC Early Childhood Center, located at 199 Chambers Street, recently received accreditation from the New York State Association for the Education of Young Children (NYSAEYC). “CUNY recognizes the importance of accreditation and it often makes the difference between getting funded and not funded,” says Cecilia Scott-Croff, the Center’s Executive […]

Christian Pacode Named CUNYAC Student-Athlete of the Year

May 19, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

On Tuesday night at the 30th Annual Michael Steuerman Scholar-Athlete Awards Ceremony, Panthers soccer player Christian Pacode was honored for being the top student-athlete in the CUNY Athletic Conference. With student-athletes, coaches and staff from across the conference in attendance, Pacode delivered a memorable speech before receiving his award. “When I was growing up in […]

BMCC Honors Winners and Nominees for Distinguished Teaching Awards

May 19, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Professors Nicholas R. Marino,Chamutal Noimann and John Beaumont   The first BMCC Distinguished Teaching Awards were presented at a reception on Thursday, May 19 in the Shirley Fiterman Art Center. The awardees were Nicholas R. Marino, Adjunct Lecturer, English; Chamutal Noimann, Assistant Professor, English, and John Beaumont, Associate Professor, Academic Literacy and Linguistics. BMCC President […]

BMCC Hosts 51st Commencement with Largest Graduating Class in College’s History, Madison Square Garden, June 3

May 19, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

 BMCC 2015 commencement in the Theater in Madison Square Garden Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) will confer more than 4,200 associate degrees during morning and afternoon Commencement ceremonies at The Theater in Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, on June 3, 2016. This is the largest graduating class in the college’s history. The morning […]

Richard T. Kennedy, President of BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center’s Board of Directors, passed away on May 15.

May 18, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center Board President, Richard T. Kennedy, on Sunday, May 15, 2016. Mr. Kennedy served on the Tribeca PAC board of directors since 1998 and became president in 2001. “Richard will be missed by our Board and Staff at BMCC Tribeca […]