Borough of Manhattan Community College

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 […]

BMCC Receives NEH Award of Almost $100,000 for Asian American Studies Project

April 14, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) just received a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) award of $99,998 to fund a year-long project, “Building Asian American Studies across the Community College Classroom.” The Project Director is Soniya Munshi, BMCC Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Department of Social Sciences and Human Services, and the project […]

BMCC Professor Sophia Aidiniou Builds Organ Donor Awareness

April 14, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC students volunteer at organ donation event on campus.   BMCC Health Education Professor Sophia Aidiniou and Karen Cummings, a New York organ donor education specialist, appeared together on the CUNY Television episode, “Independent Sources: Crisis not Averted” that first aired March 29. Their segment begins at 16:20 into the episode, and examines cultural reasons […]

Provost Wilks Tapped for Inaugural Class of the Aspen Presidential Fellowship

April 7, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs Karrin Wilks was recently selected by The Aspen Institute for its inaugural class of the Aspen Presidential Fellowship. Wilks is one of 40 extraordinary leaders who are being recognized for having the drive and capacity to transform community colleges to achieve higher levels of student success.  “I […]

BMCC Students Speak at United Nations

April 7, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY Computer Science major Hector Liang fell in love with New York City the first time he visited the city in 2012. Raised in Venezuela by Chinese parents, Liang moved to New York to study at BMCC in 2015. “BMCC attracted me with its Start Here, Go Anywhere motto,” Liang said. But Liang […]

Storytime With the President

April 7, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) President Antonio Pérez read the children’s books “Frog on a Log” and “Llama Llama Gram and Grandpa” to a captive audience of two-to-five year olds during a visit to BMCC’s Early Childhood Center April 6. Around 20 youngsters sat on the floor in a semi-circle around the President. “Which […]

Curtain Call for a Career in Theatre

April 5, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC theatre majors Sean Davide Richardson and Christian Cordova On January 26, three Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) theatre majors; Sean-Davide Richardson, Jacquellyn Collier and Christian Cordova, took the MetroNorth train to Danbury, Connecticut with their professor, Lori Key. They were headed to the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) at Western Connecticut […]

Fulbright Faculty Raise BMCC’s Global Profile

April 5, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC Professor and Fulbright Scholar Cynthia Wiseman   At Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY), faculty are breaking ground in research from the social to molecular sciences, earning significant grant awards and garnering prestigious honors. Among these are BMCC’s faculty Fulbright Scholars, Cynthia Wiseman, Elizabeth Whitney and Cheryl J. Fish. The Fulbright Scholarship program, managed […]

NEW BMCC Mobile App Gives Users Access Anywhere

April 4, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Getting information about Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) just got a little easier. Now, anyone can Start Here. Access Anywhere with a mobile device. BMCC has a new free mobile app for Android and Apple devices, available through the Apple App Store and through the Google Play Store. BMCC President Antonio Pérez says BMCC […]