Borough of Manhattan Community College

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 […]

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, […]