Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC Receives Highest Number of Summer Gilman Scholarships Nationwide

May 28, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

  Nine Borough of Manhattan Community College   (BMCC/CUNY) students—the largest number from any CUNY school—were selected to receive the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad during the Summer 2015 term. BMCC also had more Gilman award winners for this summer than any other community college in the nation. Gilman scholars receive up to $5,000 towards […]

John Jay College Hosts Discussion on the New York State Sentencing Commission’s Proposals for Sentencing Reforms

May 22, 2015 | Audio, Baruch College, Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Panel on Promoting Justice and Sentencing Transparency in an Age of Mass Incarceration What:  New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman will announce his proposal to reform New York’s sentencing laws at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Sentencing law in New York is a product of a series of “ad hoc and piecemeal” amendments […]

BMCC Dedicates the Leila and Simon Peskoff Nursing Skills Laboratory

May 21, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The BMCC nursing program is known for its rigorous, hands-on instruction. Future registered nurses (RNs) not only complete clinical rotations in public and private hospitals throughout New York City, they take part in simulated training on campus in labs that feature the latest in human patient simulators. One of these labs, located in room S747 […]

In Conversation

May 21, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

In Conversation, an exhibit featuring artists’ work as well as photos of their studios, opened in May 20 at the Shirley Fiterman Art Center at Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY. The show will run through August 1. A related panel discussion is scheduled for June 10. Artists featured in the exhibit include Polly Apfelbaum, Kathy […]

Two BMCC Students Receive CUNY Vice Chancellor’s Awards

May 19, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Every year the CUNY Vice Chancellor’s Excellence in Leadership Award is awarded to two CUNY students from each campus. Md Emran Masud and Ray Sukhu are BMCC’s lucky recipients for 2015. Actually, luck had nothing to do with it. Each student dedicated himself to his studies, and to making his community a better place, during […]

BMCC Foundation Scholarship Gala, Invest in a Future, Raises Over $1 Million

May 18, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

On May 14, 2015 the Foundation Board of the Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY hosted the 2015 Scholarship Gala in the new Cipriani at 25 Broadway in Lower Manhattan, raising $1,113,000 in funds for student scholarships. Close to 500 guests celebrated alongside BMCC President Antonio Pérez, who presented the BMCC Award of Excellence to Special Guest Star Honoree, […]

NIH Awards $150,000 for Biological Study

May 13, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The U.S. Census Bureau projects that by the year 2050, the number of people aged 65 and over will reach 83.7 million, almost double today’s number. To help address that population boom and the public health and economic issues it produces, BMCC Professor Jun Liang is researching molecular mechanisms that respond to stress and impact […]

BMCC Students Help Build Homes in New Orleans

May 13, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Twelve Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) students spent Spring Break 2015 working with the organization Habitat for Humanity to build two new homes in the Gentilly section of New Orleans, a neighborhood badly damaged by the 2005 Hurricane Katrina. The BMCC Office of Student Affairs provided funds for the students and two chaperones to take part in the […]

BMCC Names Two Valedictorians for 50th Commencement

May 8, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

  Borough of Manhattan Community College(BMCC/CUNY) selected two valedictorians for the college’s 2015 commencement ceremonies set for May 29 at The Theatre in Madison Square Garden. Childhood Education major Eddy Rodriguez will speak during the morning at 11:00 a.m. and Liberal Arts major John Portelli is scheduled to speak during the afternoon ceremony that begins at 3:30 p.m. […]

BMCC Receives Gift of MakerBot 3D Printer

May 8, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The future is 3D—and now BMCC students will get a head start on working with the 3D technology and aesthetic that is part of the 21st-century workplace. Their entryway will be a new MakerBot 3D printer just donated to the college by Kurt Woetzel, President of BNY Mellon Markets Group and a 2014 Honoree of […]

BMCC Commencement Set for May 29

May 8, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) will award over 3,500 associate degrees during morning and afternoon commencement ceremonies at The Theatre in Madison Square Garden on May 29. The morning ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. and an afternoon ceremony will begin at 3:30 p.m. BMCC President Antonio Pérez will present this year’s Presidential Medals to Stephen Meringoff, […]

BMCC Foundation Hosts Annual Scholarship Gala: Invest in a Future

May 7, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Top row: Actor Billy Crystal; COO Marianne Brown. Bottom row: Anchor Cindy Hsu; CEO Marc Holliday. NEW YORK, NY: Emmy- and Tony-award winning actor Billy Crystal is set to join SunGard Financial Systems COO Marianne Brown and SL Green Realty Corp. CEO Marc Holliday as honorees at the 2015 Invest in a Future Scholarship Gala. CBS anchor and reporter Cindy Hsu […]

Saluting Women

April 20, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The Students in Service to Women Recognition Award, sponsored by the Women’s Resource Center Council, is presented to nine recipients. The first annual Students in Service to Women Recognition Award was presented to each of nine recipients March 30 in Richard Harris Terrace, on the main campus of Borough of Manhattan Community College. The award […]

BMCC Students Tackle Spring Job Fair

April 17, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Science major Kristoff Joseph Russell was fully prepared when he made his way to the Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY career fair at the school’s gym March 18. Russell, who eventually wants a career in physical therapy had gone and met with BMCC Center for Career Development counselors a few days before the fair. There, […]

Out-in-Two Celebrates New Donors and Inductees

April 17, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC’s Out-in-Two program honors the Spring 2015 cohort. BMCC’s Out-in-Two program celebrated 34 inductees—the largest cohort in its history—with a ceremony and buffet luncheon on March 23 in Richard Harris Terrace. The program’s expansion from 25 inductees in Fall 2014 was made possible by donations from the BMCC Foundation and other donors. That growth will […]

St. Patrick’s Day Fundraiser Brings Community Together

April 1, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The Seventh Annual St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon raises funds for the BMCC Student Emergency Fund. The Seventh Annual BMCC St. Patrick’s Day luncheon, benefitting the BMCC Student Emergency Fund, was held on March 16 in Richard Harris Terrace. It featured a traditional Irish buffet—corned beef and cabbage—as well as professional Irish dancers from the Niall […]

BMCC Preparing Students for the Global Economy

April 1, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

When 26,000 students from over 160 countries come together with star faculty in a New York City academic setting, class discussions will prove more interesting and the points of view more diverse. This was one component of a celebratory introduction offered by BMCC President Antonio Pérez during his March 17 State of the College address […]

BMCC’s Winning Season

March 20, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

  A nationally ranked basketball team may not be the first thing that comes to mind when discussing a big city community college. But this year, the BMCC men’s basketball team not only won the 2015 CUNY championship, the team also produced the CUNY player of the year, Freshmen Kenneth Coar. Coach Nolan Adams was […]


March 20, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Emilio Gonzalez takes part in scientific research as part of the LSAMP program.   CIS major Emilio Gonzalez is nervous. He’s about to present a summary of his research project at BMCC, in a weekly meeting of his LSAMP peers across CUNY. In the audience are students from LaGuardia Community College, Hunter College, Brooklyn College, […]

Slave Narratives Through a Digital Lens

March 20, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

English Professor Jami CarLacio leads her students on a research project for African American Heritage Month   To deepen their research into slave narratives—and create a poster presentation for African American Heritage month—Professor Jami Carlacio took her English 350 class on a trip uptown to the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in […]