Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC Celebrates Italian Heritage Month

October 27, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

  Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) students, faculty and staff filled Richard Harris Terrace on Monday, October 26, for a day of live music, poetry-reading and special lectures, all part of BMCC’s Italian Heritage Month celebration. The event’s organizer, BMCC Modern Languages Professor John T. Means said in the spirit of celebrating all things […]

BMCC Celebrates Inductees and Funders of the 2015 Out in Two Scholarship Program

October 23, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

On October 22, BMCC President Antonio Pérez; Provost and Senior Vice President Karrin Wilks; Vice President of Student Affairs Marva Craig; Academic Dean Erwin Wong and Vice President for College Development Doris Holz recognized students who were recently inducted into the college’s Out in Two scholarship program. The induction ceremony and reception was held in […]

The Legacy of Giving

October 23, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) formally launched the BMCC Legacy Society by honoring its members at a special reception in the Fiterman Hall Conference Center on October 22. More than 35 guests attended, including BMCC President Antonio Pérez, who presented certificates of recognition to BMCC Legacy Society Members Daisy Alverio, Gay Brookes, Elizabeth Margaritis […]

BMCC Professors Apply Global Competencies in Classrooms

October 15, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Borough of Manhattan Community College English as a Second Language Instructor Denizo Gokora recently instructed her students to go out into the community where they live and find newspapers, poems or songs that contain two languages and bring them to class. “I am working with my students to recognize the richness of having two languages […]

BMCC Hosts Policing Gender Event

September 30, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Students packed a large Borough of Manhattan Community College classroom on Monday, September 28 for a panel discussion titled Gender & Policing; Policing Gender. The CUNY Justice Academy at John Jay College/CUNY and the Criminal Justice program at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) organized the event. The two-and-a-half-hour panel discussion centered on a growing […]

Shirley Fiterman Art Center at BMCC Presents City Lives Art Exhibit, Opening Tues. Nov. 24, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

September 30, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Borough of Manhattan Community College, The City University of New York (BMCC/CUNY) will host an art opening for the exhibit City Lives in the Shirley Fiterman Art Center, located on the first floor of BMCC’s Fiterman Hall, 81 Barclay Street, New York, NY 10007, on Tuesday, November 24 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The […]

BMCC Partners with CDI to Help High School Graduates Enter College

September 29, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Thanks to funding through NYC Small Business Services (SBS), and the NYC Mayor’s Office, a new partnership has been formed between BMCC’s Center for Continuing Education and Workforce Development and the non-profit career-readiness organization, Comprehensive Development, Inc. (CDI). Together, the two organizations have provided Medical Assistant Specialist (MAS) training to recent graduates of three New […]

BMCC Nurtures Returning Adult Students

September 24, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Forty-two-year-old Bronx resident Christopher Long worked for several years as a computer analyst at investment bank Bear Stearns Companies, Inc. Long loved his job but he felt trapped, even fearful that if he looked for another position his secret would come out: Long had never finished high school. Forty-four-year-old Suzette Glace left high school during […]

BMCC Nurtures Adult Students

September 24, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

  Forty-two-year-old Bronx resident Christopher Long worked for several years as a computer analyst at investment bank Bear Stearns Companies, Inc. Long loved his job but he felt trapped, even fearful that if he looked for another position his secret would come out: Long had never finished high school. Forty-four-year-old Suzette Glace left high school […]

BMCC’s New Tuition Waiver Program Eases Financial Burden for Thousands of Students

September 23, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

  Summer 2015 marked the start of an innovative Summer Tuition Waiver Program at Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York (BMCC/CUNY), that offers six types of vouchers and is specific to the needs of BMCC students as they strive to complete their degrees. Over 8,300 students attended BMCC in Summer 2015, […]

BMCC Fall Career Fair Offers Opportunities to Students

September 22, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Almost 500 Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) students donned professional attire and made their way to the BMCC gym for the Fall 2015 Center for Career Development Career Fair on Tuesday, September 22.

BMCC Students Complete IT Training Led by BMCC and Per Scholas

September 17, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

On September 9, 2015, 18 Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) students graduated from an intensive CISCO certification program offered through a partnership between BMCC’s Center for Continuing Education and Workforce Development, and the non-profit IT training organization, Per Scholas. The graduation was held at Per Scholas in the Bronx, and celebrated the students’ completion […]

BMCC Moves up in CCW Rankings

September 14, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) continues to rank as one of the nation’s top colleges for awarding associate degrees according to the 2015 Community College Week (CCWeek) Top 100 report released on September 14, 2015. BMCC ranks #11 among all community colleges in the total number of associate degrees in all disciplines it […]

BMCC Students Recall 9/11 2001

September 11, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Like any other day, the hallways at 199 Chambers Street were filled with students rushing to class, chatting with friends or making plans for the weekend. But it wasn’t just any other day. This was September 11, 2015, just 14 years after the worst terrorist attack ever on American soil. And it happened just steps […]

Research That Holds Water

September 10, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

“I met Crystal when she was in my physics class,” says Professor Kibrewossen Tesfagiorgis. “She asked all kinds of questions, and that’s the kind of person you want in your research project”—which in his case, centers on the world’s fresh water resources, and was inspired by his childhood in Ethiopia, where “I saw people walking […]

BMCC Welcomes More Than 27,500 Students

September 2, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) welcomed more than 27,500 students back to school for the start of the Fall 2015 semester on Thursday, August 27. This fall, the college is launching seven new Associate of Arts (A.A.) and Associate of Science (A.S.) degree programs. Already, 134 students are registered in the new majors […]

Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs

September 2, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

  In July 2015, two BMCC Business Administration majors, Alex Guarino and recent graduate Saya Ohshima, attended the Babson College/Banco Santander Entrepreneurship Program at the Babson College Executive Center in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Guarino said the experience “made me want to work in finance. Many of the professors work on Wall Street and the way they […]

Eleven Student Researchers Present STEM Findings

August 26, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Eleven BMCC students took their turn at the front of a darkened classroom in Fiterman Hall on August 19, pointing to graphs and other visuals on a large, illuminated screen. The students were summarizing their research findings and year-long projects ranging in focus from metal-tolerant bacteria to suspension bridge dynamics. The students completed their projects […]

BMCC Receives Over $2 Million in STEM Funding

August 6, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Thanks to new funding from the New York State Department of Education (NYSED), hundreds of students will be able to engage in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) research projects at Borough of Manhattan Community College of The City University of New York (BMCC/CUNY). Over a period of five years, BMCC’s Collegiate Science and Technology […]

BMCC Leading the Way on Sustainability

August 3, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) is leading the way among City University of New York schools as it transforms itself into one of the city’s most sustainable campuses. Energy saving projects that range in size and scope from a soon-to-be-installed solar array on the BMCC main campus rooftop, to efforts as simple as […]