Borough of Manhattan Community College

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 […]

BMCC Foundation 2016 Gala Raises More Than $1.18 Million for Scholarship Fund

May 16, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC President Antonio Perez, Guest Star Honoree Edie Falco, and Honorees Don Callahan and Garrett Moran   The BMCC Foundation 2016 Gala, “Invest in a Future,” held at Cipriani, 25 Broadway in Lower Manhattan, raised $1,184,468 to benefit the BMCC Scholarship Fund. This year’s Honorees were Don Callahan, Head of Operations & Technology, Citi, and […]

Behind the Mask

May 13, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

May 13, 2016 BMCC President Antonio Pérez posted a May 9, 2016 blog entry, “Behind the Mask” in The Huffington Post. “Self-knowledge is easier spoken of, than achieved,” he writes. “With a good sense of self-knowledge we can — and as leaders must — develop the ability to know others; to know those who will rely […]

BMCC Students Build Houses, Tour Colleges and Gain Skills

May 12, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

BMCC students volunteer for Habitat for Humanity in Atlanta, Georgia, one of several Alternative Spring Break activities.   College spring break signals time for relaxing and going to the beach. At Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY), spring break signals something else: building community and giving back. This past spring break, April 22 to April […]

BMCC Receives Generous Gift From Supporter Loretta Lee

May 10, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Foundation has received a $75,000 gift from Merchant House International Group founder Loretta Lee. The money will be used to fund a scholarship, an international internship and an upcoming art exhibit. The BMCC Foundation, Inc. Loretta Lee Scholarship is for students graduating in Spring/Summer 2016. The selected student will […]

American Express Awards $100,000 Grant to BMCC Leadership Fellows Program

May 4, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

2015 Leadership Fellows cohort at meeting Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) and American Express today announced $100,000 in grant funding to continue training emerging leaders through the BMCC Leadership Fellows Program. The grant will be used to develop a new generation of leaders who are tackling complex problems facing the higher education community. Through […]

BMCC Receives $285,000 to Research Recruitment of Male Educators in Pre-K Classrooms

May 4, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) has received a $285,000 award from the Foundation for Child Development (FCD) to examine the recruitment, retention, professional development and mentoring of male educators in the New York City Universal Pre-Kindergarten system. The project began in April 2016 and will extend through July 2018. “Our first phase will be […]

BMCC Among Beneficiaries of the Goldman Sachs Gives Community College Fund

April 28, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

    Goldman Sachs, in collaboration with the American Association of Community Colleges, has announced the nine community colleges, including Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) selected to receive grants from the Goldman Sachs Gives Community College Fund, which was created to strengthen community college endowments in support of need-based financial aid and build on […]

Reception Honors BMCC and Year Up Partnership

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

On April 21, a reception was held in the Shirley Fiterman Art Center to celebrate the new partnership between BMCC/CUNY and Year Up, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the opportunity divide for young adults ages 18 to 24. The BMCC Year Up program is an intensive, one-year experience for students earning an associate […]

BMCC Receives Visit from Middle States Liaison

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

Dr. Ellie Fogarty speaks to BMCC community.   Dr. Ellie Fogarty, Vice President of Institutional Field Relations, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)— and BMCC’s Middle States Liaison — visited the college on April 18 and delivered a presentation, followed by a Q & A session, to shed light on the Middle States […]

Unlocking Secrets of the World’s Water Resources

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

Obeng Kwaku Buo, an engineering science major at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) is from Ghana, and grew up in the capital city of Accra, on the Gulf of Guinea. He visited New York for the first time in 2011, to visit family in the Bronx, then headed back to Ghana to complete high […]

BMCC TPAC Behind the Scenes During The Tribeca Film Festival

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

The John Zuccotti Theatre at BMCC (Theater One) was calm the afternoon of April 15. But in less than two hours, actor-comedian Chris Rock took the stage with director JJ Abrams­—“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”—where Abrams made headlines as he offered hints about the next Star Wars production. The Tribeca Talks Q&A was one of […]

BMCC Student to Study HIV and Conflict in Uganda

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

BMCC student Michael Clark will head to Uganda for the Fall 2016 semester where he will study the role of conflict and stigma in public health, primarily as it relates to HIV. The trip will be funded by two awards Clark received in March 2016; the Access Africa scholarship from the School of International Training […]