Borough of Manhattan Community College

MECA Students Have Great Adventure Creating Advertising Campaigns

December 10, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

  On December 9, four student teams from the Manhattan Early College School for Advertising (MECA) showcased their advertising campaigns for Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey. They presented their ideas in MECA’s auditorium, and competed for free tickets to the theme park. “This was really tough,” said Paul Gould, Director of Sales and […]

BMCC Receives Teagle Foundation Grant for Mathematics Education

December 10, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) has received a $53,000 grant from The Teagle Foundation to support the college’s three-year Project for Relevant and Improved Mathematics Education (PRIME). The grant-funded program begins in July 2016. BMCC was one of three CUNY community colleges chosen to receive the PRIME project funds from the Teagle Foundation. BMCC […]

BMCC Professor Aims to Change Lives of Formerly Incarcerated Students

December 8, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

December 8, 2015 Before she enrolled at BMCC in Spring 2014, human services major Renata Hill worried about the hurdles she would face in school because she has a criminal record. Hill, who is the subject of an award-winning documentary Out in the Night, has maintained an almost perfect GPA at BMCC. She plans to […]

BMCC Men’s Basketball Player Ranked Nationally

December 4, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Borough of Manhattan Community College Criminal Justice Major Kenneth Coar was named NJCAA Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for November 16-22, 2015. Coar was the top player for the Division Three league. He was one of three players nationwide selected for the recognition. The sophomore forward is no stranger to being recognized for his […]

BMCC, in Partnership with Per Scholas, Graduates 15 Participants from CISCO Training Program

November 19, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Fifteen Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) students recently 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 November 18 at Per Scholas in the Bronx, and celebrated the students’ completion of an 18-week program which […]

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center Presents Spero Plays Nyro by the Christine Spero Group

November 19, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, proudly presents The Christine Spero Group, performing “Spero Plays Nero,” part of the Tribeca Spotlight “Next Voice You Hear” Series, on Friday, December 18 at 8PM.  Tickets are $15. A heartfelt tribute and celebration of the music of Laura Nyro, one of […]

BMCC Kicks Off Hispanic Heritage Month

November 5, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

November 4, 2015 Students, faculty and staff gathered in Theatre Two at 199 Chambers on November 4 for an opening ceremony of BMCC’s Hispanic Heritage month. This year’s theme, Hybrid Landscapes, celebrates the diversity of the Hispanic Community. Events are planned throughout the month of November with a closing ceremony scheduled for December 2. The […]

Solving the Mystery of Neutrinos

November 2, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

  Since 1992, Borough of Manhattan Community Center (BMCC/CUNY) Professor of Science Chiaki Yanagisawa has been part of an international research team investigating neutrinos, sub-atomic particles rushing through space almost at the speed of light, and passing through matter, including our bodies, by the thousands of billions every second. Yanagisawa, who joined the BMCC faculty […]

BMCC Receives More Than $182,000 in New STEM Funding

October 27, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) announced on October 26 that it will award Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) $182,549 in support of the collleges education programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs. BMCC is one of 13 minority institutions nationwide to receive part of the DOE’s total $3 million in funds […]

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.