Borough of Manhattan Community College

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 […]

Year Up New York Celebrates Ten Years and Twentieth Graduating Class With Ceremony at BMCC

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

Celebrating ten years of providing access to livable-wage careers for low-income youth and its twentieth graduating class, the workforce development nonprofit Year Up New York held a graduation ceremony at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) on February 7, 2017. The ceremony took place at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center at 199 Chambers Street from […]

BMCC Leading Students to 21st Century Tech Jobs

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

From finance to fashion to healthcare, technology supports more than 291,000 jobs that pay more than $30,000 billion in annual wages in New York City. Job growth in the city’s high-tech sector grew by 33% from 2010 to 2014, more than four times the rate for the rest of the city’s economy, according to the […]

Renowned Abstract Painter Siri Berg Donates Original Artwork to BMCC

February 3, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Shown center: Siri Berg The artwork of internationally renowned abstract painter Siri Berg is on permanent display at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, the Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm, Sweden — and now, Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) can be added to that distinguished list. Siri Berg’s donation to BMCC of […]

BMCC Ranks Third out of 690 Two-Year Colleges in Helping Students Climb the Income Ladder

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

Nationwide, the number of children who attain a higher standard of living than their parents has fallen from 90 to 50 percent in the last half century — but Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) appears to be countering that trend. A new study sponsored by The Equality of Opportunity Project tracked 30 million college students born […]

Paths to Equity Explored in Faculty Convocation

January 31, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Preview The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Office of Academic Affairs hosted the College’s first annual Faculty Convocation on January 27 in Theatre I at 199 Chambers Street. BMCC President Antonio Pérez opened the event attended by hundreds of full-time and adjunct faculty. “As we assess and measure student success, we have to take […]

African Heritage Month Kicks Off, Artist Ed Dwight to Visit BMCC Feb. 24

January 31, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Renowned sculptor and artist Edward Joseph Dwight Jr., the first African American astronaut candidate, will be at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) on February 24 as part of the college’s month-long African Heritage celebration that kicked off February 1 with dancers (shown), poetry, panels and more. Dwight, who will be recognized at BMCC as […]

Student Veterans Meet with Council Member Eric Ulrich to Address Housing Issue

January 31, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

L-R: Stephany Lopez, Douglas Israel, Keifer Ramos, Edan Benmelech, Wilfred Cotto, Diego Changa and NYC Council Member Eric Ulrich (not shown: Yanisal Ramirez) Three BMCC student veterans; Stephany Lopez, Diego Changa, and Keifer Ramos, along with BMCC alumni Yanisel Ramirez and Edan Benmelech met with Eric Ulrich, Chair of the New York City Council Committee […]

BMCC Students Earn Spots on Phi Theta Kappa All-State Community College Academic Team

January 31, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

(L-R) Andrea Reed, Marija Binch Marija Binch, a Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Liberal Arts major, and Andrea Reed, a BMCC alumna (’16, Business Administration), were selected to be part of the Phi Theta Kappa All-State Community College Academic Team for New York. As team members, Binch and Reed are eligible for the $5,000 All-USA Academic […]

Professors Explore Language, Culture and Environmental Pollution With CUNY Research Grant Support

January 26, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Academic Literacy and Linguistics Professor Sharon Avni and Science Professor Abel Navarro have each been selected to receive a research grant of $7,500 through the CUNY Research in the Classroom Ideas Grant (RIC) program. “We are proud of the outstanding research and scholarship of our faculty, and the unique opportunities provided to our students as […]

Student Veterans Meet with Council Member Eric Ulrich to Address Housing Issue

January 26, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Three BMCC student veterans; Stephany Lopez, Diego Changa, and Keifer Ramos, along with BMCC alumni Yanisel Ramirez and Edan Benmelech met with Eric Ulrich, Chair of the New York City Council Committee on Veterans, at the New York City Council office in Lower Manhattan on January 23. Accompanied by Wilfred Cotto, BMCC Veterans Services Specialist, […]

BMCC VITA Volunteers Gear Up for 2017 Tax Season

January 20, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

More than 75 Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) students attended their final Internal Revenue Service (IRS) software certification training for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program on Thursday, January 19. An IRS representative from the Food Bank for New York City led the training session in a Fiterman Hall classroom. Students who successfully […]

Leadership Fellows Examine Challenges Facing Community Colleges

January 20, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Fourteen Leadership Fellows — full-time Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) faculty from 12 academic departments — participated in the inaugural Faculty Leadership Fellows Program, January 9 through January 13, at BMCC. The program was funded by a grant from the American Express Foundation. The goal of the LeadershipProgram is to develop faculty leadership and […]

BMCC Students Present at MAA-AMS Joint Mathematics Meeting

January 18, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Several Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) faculty and students traveled to Atlanta on January 7-8 for the 2017 MAA-AMS Joint Mathematics Meeting, the largest math gathering in the world according to conference organizers. This was the first time BMCC students attended the conference. Math majors Karen Medlin, Papa Sylla, Jie Lan, and Jieying Li […]

Student Completes BMCC Accounting Certificate Program then Lands Job at Big Four Firm

January 11, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

When Christina Choi moved to New York City from Seoul South Korea in 2014, she was looking to change careers from research to accounting. To obtain an accounting license, she would first have to pass the Uniform Certified Public Accounting exam— an extensive four-part test that roughly 57 percent of test takers nationwide pass according […]

Study Abroad Expands to Include Four Destinations

January 5, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

  Traveling the world and experiencing the food, art and culture of another country is a dream many students hold, and now BMCC is making that dream a reality in more ways than ever. The BMCC Study Abroad program is distinguished by its variety of destinations. These include Nanjing, China; Montreal, Quebec; Oviedo, Spain; Kasos, […]

Keep Moving Toward a Healthier Lifestyle

January 5, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

New Year’s resolutions vary from person to person but improving one’s health rises to the top for many people. In addition to maintaining a healthy diet, committing to a consistent exercise routine will deliver positive results, according to Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Health Education professors. “There are numerous benefits to exercising regularly. Exercise […]

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center Presents Monk in Motion: The Next Face of Jazz

January 4, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

(L-R): Orrin Evans, Charene Wade and David Gibson The BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center is proud to present three previous finalists in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. This year’s performers — Orrin Evans (pianist/ bandleader, 1999 finalist), Charenee Wade (vocalist, 2010 finalist), and David Gibson (trombone, 2003 finalist) — will perform three concerts with their individual bands on February 4, February 18, […]

Giving Back: BMCC Community Donates Canned Goods, Coats and Toys

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

This holiday season, BMCC students, faculty and staff donated their time to collecting canned goods, coats and toys to benefit New Yorkers in need. Out in Two Students Donate Canned Goods Students in the BMCC Out in Twoprogram make a commitment not only to their studies, but to improving their communities by providing community service. This […]