Borough of Manhattan Community College

Saluting Women

April 20, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The Students in Service to Women Recognition Award, sponsored by the Women’s Resource Center Council, is presented to nine recipients. The first annual Students in Service to Women Recognition Award was presented to each of nine recipients March 30 in Richard Harris Terrace, on the main campus of Borough of Manhattan Community College. The award […]

BMCC Students Tackle Spring Job Fair

April 17, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Science major Kristoff Joseph Russell was fully prepared when he made his way to the Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY career fair at the school’s gym March 18. Russell, who eventually wants a career in physical therapy had gone and met with BMCC Center for Career Development counselors a few days before the fair. There, […]

Out-in-Two Celebrates New Donors and Inductees

April 17, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC’s Out-in-Two program honors the Spring 2015 cohort. BMCC’s Out-in-Two program celebrated 34 inductees—the largest cohort in its history—with a ceremony and buffet luncheon on March 23 in Richard Harris Terrace. The program’s expansion from 25 inductees in Fall 2014 was made possible by donations from the BMCC Foundation and other donors. That growth will […]

St. Patrick’s Day Fundraiser Brings Community Together

April 1, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The Seventh Annual St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon raises funds for the BMCC Student Emergency Fund. The Seventh Annual BMCC St. Patrick’s Day luncheon, benefitting the BMCC Student Emergency Fund, was held on March 16 in Richard Harris Terrace. It featured a traditional Irish buffet—corned beef and cabbage—as well as professional Irish dancers from the Niall […]

BMCC Preparing Students for the Global Economy

April 1, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

When 26,000 students from over 160 countries come together with star faculty in a New York City academic setting, class discussions will prove more interesting and the points of view more diverse. This was one component of a celebratory introduction offered by BMCC President Antonio Pérez during his March 17 State of the College address […]

BMCC’s Winning Season

March 20, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

  A nationally ranked basketball team may not be the first thing that comes to mind when discussing a big city community college. But this year, the BMCC men’s basketball team not only won the 2015 CUNY championship, the team also produced the CUNY player of the year, Freshmen Kenneth Coar. Coach Nolan Adams was […]

LSAMP Stars

March 20, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Emilio Gonzalez takes part in scientific research as part of the LSAMP program.   CIS major Emilio Gonzalez is nervous. He’s about to present a summary of his research project at BMCC, in a weekly meeting of his LSAMP peers across CUNY. In the audience are students from LaGuardia Community College, Hunter College, Brooklyn College, […]

Slave Narratives Through a Digital Lens

March 20, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

English Professor Jami CarLacio leads her students on a research project for African American Heritage Month   To deepen their research into slave narratives—and create a poster presentation for African American Heritage month—Professor Jami Carlacio took her English 350 class on a trip uptown to the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in […]

BMCC Students Do The Robot

March 16, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC students learning how to build a winning robot. Sitting on the back of a plain brown table at the back of a BMCC lab sits an 8” x 12” plastic board covered by a cluster of wires. At first glance, the odd looking object looks like a stripped down two wheeled model dune buggy. […]

BMCC Arts Center Event Solidifies Gallery’s Role

February 27, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

A January 22 performance art piece at the Borough of Manhattan Community College’s Shirley Fiterman Art Center further solidified the art center gallery’s role as a cultural destination in Lower Manhattan, as well as a place that students can learn the nuts and bolts of New York City’s thriving art industry. The one-time live event, […]

BMCC Men’s Basketball Team Wins CUNYAC/Army ROTC Community College Men’s Basketball Finals

February 27, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Photo: Denis Gostev The BMCC Panthers men’s basketball team successfully defended their home court this past Friday February 20, knocking off the number three seed Bronx Broncos at the CUNYAC/Army ROTC Community College Men’s Basketball Finals. The Panthers, who have posted a 10-0 regular-season conference record, improve to 25-3 on the season and head into […]

Why and How Students Should Keep an Eye on Albany

February 13, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

News that longtime New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver had been indicted by the U.S Attorney’s office for allegedly taking $4 million in kickbacks shook the ground in New York State’s political world on January 22. Silver, who’d held the speaker position for 21 years has been considered one of the most powerful men […]

Putting the ‘Human’ Back in ‘Human Sexuality’

February 13, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Professor Michael McGee explains why sex education impacts on student academic success and healthier relationships. “I love doing what I do,” says health education professor Michael McGee, “and I’m passionate that everybody should get sexuality education—good sexuality education.” Students, he says, often carry a number of misconceptions about sexual relationships—misconceptions that can be traced to […]

Making Struggle Productive

February 13, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

“No pain, no gain.” Students who have struggled in a math class can relate to that expression. Some also know that even with “pain,” there might be no gain. Just ask non-STEM majors—those who are not majoring in math, technology, engineering or science—who are having a hard time in their general education math course. Now, […]

BMCC Encourages Cycling to School

February 6, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

One of two bicycle rooms at Fiterman Hall. Each workday morning, Borough of Manhattan Community College Public Affairs web designer Rob Gizis rides a single-speed hybrid bicycle the three-to-four-mile trek from Prospect Heights, Brooklyn to Lower Manhattan. Doesn’t matter if it’s bitter cold or sizzling hot out, he still pedals across Pacific St. to Vanderbilt […]

Changing Careers Mid-Life

February 6, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Nancy Waltzer and Clinton Gadson training for Medical Assistant Specialist certification. Nancy Waltzer earned a bachelor’s degree in education at SUNY Stonybrook, then a paralegal degree at Adelphi University. Well educated and good at what she does, she nonetheless found herself unemployed at midlife, and looking for a new career. “I started as a paralegal, […]

Paper Reveries

February 6, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Elena Berriolo creates paper books with a sewing machine, watercolor and pen. Six of these are exhibited open-faced on music stands in a half-circle around the grand piano at a new exhibit in BMCC’s Shirley Fiterman Art Center. “The beat of the sewing machine is the link between visual art and music,” says Berriolo. “When […]

BMCC Freshman Learning Academy Wins New Grant

January 9, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The Borough of Manhattan Community College’s Freshman Learning Academy, or FLA, has won a $115,000 grant from The New York Community Trust, or NYCT. It’s the third grant the New York City non-profit foundation has awarded BMCC’s three-year-old Learning Academy. The latest gift will allow the intensive “hands-on approach” program to retain students for three […]

The Future Members of Criminal Justice

January 9, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The Borough of Manhattan Community College Criminal Justice Program can help change the way communities are policed, according to participants and organizers at BMCC’s Situating Ferguson Event held December 3. Around 60 students attended the two-part presentation; “What to do When Stopped by the Police: Know Your Rights, led by recently elected Civil Court Judge […]

Celebrating the Big 5-0

January 9, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The College Discovery program, active in all six CUNY community colleges, just celebrated its 50-year anniversary in a gala celebration at the CUNY Graduate Center. Pedro Pérez, Director of BMCC’s College Discovery Program, opened the event. “Turning 50 is scary,” he said, “but tonight it is cause for celebration. Why? Because for 50 years, College […]