Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC African Heritage Month Begins February 3

January 28, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

A month filled with performances, film screenings, lectures and other activities is set for African Heritage Month at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) in February. The celebration of African American culture and history kicks off February 3 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the main campus cafeteria where there will be a music […]

Four BMCC Professors Win Diana Hacker Award

January 28, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC Prof. Jeff Gonzalez, who along with professors Christa Baiada, John Beaumont and Nancy Derbyshire has been awarded the Diana Hacker Award   Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) professors Christa Baiada, John Beaumont, Nancy Derbyshire and Jeff Gonzalez have been awarded the Diana Hacker Award in the category of Fostering Student Success at the […]

BMCC’s Italian Program Enrollment is Among the Largest in the Nation

January 28, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Professor Tom Means of the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Modern Languages Department recently discovered that the BMCC Italian program, in which enrollment has quadrupled since 2000, is the largest Italian program among community colleges, nationwide. Professor Means has also just published an article examining language learning, in Italica, a top peer-reviewed journal in […]

BMCC Welcomes Three New Academic Leaders

January 28, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

(L to R): Jim Berg, Janice Zummo and Christopher Shults   In its efforts to enhance student retention, faculty excellence and institutional growth, the Borough of Manhattan Community College, The City University of New York (BMCC/CUNY), has brought on board three new deans, two of whom are filling new positions within the College. Christopher Shults, […]

BMCC Office of Internships and Experiential Learning Prepares Students for Success in the Workplace

January 21, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Students at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) now have more opportunities to gain valuable real-world experience outside the classroom. In November 2015, the college established its Office of Internships and Experiential Learning. “BMCC is committed to expanding internship and experiential learning opportunities for BMCC students, both as a proven engagement and retention strategy, and […]

BMCC Ranked Sixth Fastest Growing Community College of its Size in United States

January 12, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) ranked #6 among the fastest growing public two-year colleges of its size in the United States from fall 2013 to fall 2014 according to data complied by Community College Week magazine in its December issue. Among schools with more than 10,000 enrollees, BMCC grew its student population to […]

Student Volunteers Get Tax Payers the Credit They Deserve

January 12, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC Accounting Professor Corinne Crawford   Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) students gain valuable experience as IRS-certified volunteers providing free tax preparation through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA). Accounting Professor Angela Jervis started the VITA program at BMCC in 2013. “I was a member of the Student Affairs committee of the BMCC Academic […]

BMCC Veterans Resource Center Collects More Than $20,000 in Toys and Winter Clothing for Those in Need

December 29, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The BMCC Veterans Resource Center led a donation drive from October 26 through December 4. The drive collected more than 350 articles of winter clothing valued at about $8,000, and more than 600 children’s toys valued at about $12,000, for families in need. Volunteers and staff collected items on the second floor lobby of BMCC’s […]

Golf, Art and Dismantling Old Beliefs

December 10, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

  Borough of Manhattan Community College, The City University of New York (BMCC/CUNY) Assistant Professor of Art Charles McGill has been awarded a $25,000 Painters & Sculptors Grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation. McGill, who teaches in BMCC’s new associate degree program in Art Foundations/Studio Art, will open his first major museum exhibit, Charles McGill: Front […]

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 […]