Borough of Manhattan Community College

Paul Cameron, 1968 BMCC Alumnus, Establishes Named Endowed Scholarship and Presents his Gift to President Perez

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

BMCC President Antonio Pérez and BMCC alumnus and donor, Paul Cameron Paul Cameron, a 1968 BMCC alumnus, has established the Major Paul J. Cameron (USAF, Retired) Endowed Scholarship to benefit BMCC students. On December 20, Mr. Cameron met with BMCC President Antonio Pérez in the President’s Conference Room, pledged $25,000 to establish the Scholarship Fund and presented […]

MEOC Honored by NAACP Mid-Manhattan Branch as Education Game Changer

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

The Manhattan Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC) was recognized as an Education Game Changer by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Mid-Manhattan Branch during the NAACP’s annual holiday party on December 21. In 2016, both the Harlem-based MEOC and NAACP Mid-Manhattan Branch celebrated their 50th anniversaries. Established in 1966 by the State University of New York […]

Exploring Pedagogy to Improve Student Learning

December 15, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

The BMCC Teaching Academy, a professional development program, creates small learning communities of new faculty, or Teaching Fellows, who focus on pedagogy under the guidance of a Master Teacher. The Teaching Academy communities meet regularly, observe each other teaching, videotape their own teaching and attend workshops together. On December 13, they celebrated the Academy’s 2017 cohort […]

Faculty Gather to Share Insight Into Academic Assessment

December 15, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

The BMCC Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Analytics presented Academic Assessment Day on Tuesday, December 13 in the Fiterman Conference Center. Hosts included Karrin E. Wilks, Provost and Senior Vice President; Christopher Shults, Dean of Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Planning and Marjorie Dorimé-Williams, Director of Assessment. Faculty from departments including Modern Languages, Allied Health, Speech, Communications and Theatre, […]

Students Gain English and IT Skills, Plus Credit Toward Associate Degree

December 15, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

To gain employment in the expanding Information Technology (IT) sector, an applicant needs targeted IT skills. They also need to speak English well enough to function in a high-paced IT environment. At the BMCC Center for Continuing Education and Workforce Development, students cover both those areas at once. In the Center’s IT Career Pathways Program, […]

Turning the Dial on Developmental Outcomes

December 15, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Community colleges must work more effectively with feeder high schools and community-based organizations to improve college readiness and reduce the need for remediation, says BMCC Provost and Senior Vice President Karrin Wilks in a December 12 commentary in Community College Daily, the journal of the the American Association of Community Colleges. To read the article in its entirety, […]

BMCC Hosts Arts and Humanities Grants Philanthropy Forum

December 15, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

BMCC hosted the CUNY-wide Arts and Humanities Grants Philanthropy Forum on December 8 at 199 Chambers Street with a networking breakfast in Richard Harris Terrace and presentations in Theatre II. The event was sponsored by the Research Foundation of The City University of New York (RFCUNY). BMCC President Antonio Pérez welcomed the audience and Richard F. Rothbard, President, […]

Immigrant Students Anxious about Uncertain Future, BMCC Offers Services to Address Concerns

December 8, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

BMCC student Jacqueline Aguilar, who now has Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status, spent 14 years “in the shadows,” she says, as an undocumented immigrant. “It’s a place so lonely, it literally feels like you are the only one,” she said referring to the former U.S. military policy regarding LGBT status, “Don’t ask, don’t […]

Capital One Foundation Awards a Multi-Year Grant to BMCC

December 2, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Center for Continuing Education and Workforce Development has been awarded $110,000 for the first year of a multi-year grant by the Capital One Foundation to support workforce development. The purpose of the grant is to develop credit-articulation policies that maintain the CUNY Pathway model as students move from […]

BMCC Hosts Art and Rita Siegel Piano Lab Dedication Ceremony

December 2, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

On Sunday, November 20, the Art and Rita Siegel Piano Lab Dedication Ceremony was held in the Miles and Shirley Fiterman Hall. “We were honored to officially recognize and celebrate the naming of the Art and Rita Siegel Piano Lab,” says Doris Holz, BMCC Vice President of Development and Chief Operating Officer of the BMCC […]

BMCC Applauds Faculty for Excellence in Research and Scholarly Work

December 1, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

A reception honoring faculty and staff whose research and scholarly work has been awarded funding in the last year will be held at 5:00 p.m., December 1, in the Shirley Fiterman Art Center. BMCC President Antonio Pérez and Senior Vice President and Provost Karrin Wilks will host the event. BMCC faculty are mentors to student […]

Faculty Development Day Showcases Innovative Pedagogy

December 1, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Faculty Development Day 2016 was held Wednesday, November 30 in the Fiterman Conference Center. Within the larger theme “New Pedagogical Approaches,” panels explored strategies for maximizing student learning in developmental courses, for implementing more effective assessments of student learning, and for the benefits of interdisciplinary and community learning. “This is […]

U.S. DOL Grant Helps BMCC Build New Pipeline to IT Jobs

December 1, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) as part of a CUNY consortium, received a four-year, $1.8 million grant from the United States Department of Labor (U.S. DOL) to create a CISCO training program that creates a pathway to the college’s associate degree program in Computer Information Systems. BMCC’s funding is part of a total $5.8 […]

BMCC Hosts Art and Rita Siegel Piano Lab Dedication Ceremony

November 30, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

On Sunday, November 20, the Art and Rita Siegel Piano Lab Dedication Ceremony was held in the Miles and Shirley Fiterman Hall. “We were honored to officially recognize and celebrate the naming of the Art and Rita Siegel Piano Lab,” says Doris Holz, BMCC Vice President of Development and Chief Operating Officer of the BMCC […]

Good Deeds Day Celebrates Civility

November 23, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

On November 22, the Women’s Resource Center at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) hosted Good Deeds Day: A Day of Civility and Respect. The day-long event at 199 Chambers Street featured a performance by singer Nkira Barrow; an open mic facilitated by BMCC Professor of English Margaret Barrow; a self-defense class led by Brian […]

BMCC is Again Participating in the Goldman Sachs College Collaborative Program

November 22, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Students from Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY), along with students attending Hudson County Community College, New Jersey City University and St. Peter’s University, will take part in the Goldman Sachs College Collaborative Program from November 2016 through May 2017. The program consists of 11 sessions, and will raise students’ awareness of career opportunities and […]

College Comes Together for Post-Election Dialogue

November 18, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

November 15, 2016 BMCC has responded to the presidential election by creating a Post-Election Support Services and Tips, on the BMCC website and presenting events such as a Post-Election College-Wide Forum held Tuesday, November 15. The forum provided an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to come together and express their concerns, ask questions and […]

BMCC Public Safety Department to Launch College Safety Educational Program

November 18, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

  In an effort to reach out to the college community, Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Office of Public Safety plans to launch its first College Safety Educational Program in the Winter 2017 semester. Working with the Office of Student Affairs, a BMCC Public Safety assistant director and officer will be available one day […]

BMCC Students Provide Community College Perspective at International Conference

November 18, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

(L-R) Raul Chavez, BMCC Professor Cara Kronen, John Cocco, Nicole O’Donnell and Mia Jackson. On November 4, BMCC students Alejandro Pena, Nicole O’Donnell, Mia Johnson, Raul Chavez and John Cocco presented on the panel Community College Students Speak Up: Theories, Notions, and Perceptions at the American Educational Studies Association (AESA) 2016 Annual Conference in Seattle, Washington. The BMCC students were the […]

Message from the BMCC President

November 11, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

To the BMCC Community: After a long and divisive presidential campaign, many of us are still processing the outcome. We cannot be certain of what changes may come, but we can be certain that BMCC’s commitment to the intellectual and personal growth of all students, and our commitment to ensuring a safe, respectful and inclusive […]