Bronx Community College

PORTRAITS OF THE CLASS OF 2016: Valedictorian Yardley Martinez

May 23, 2016 | Bronx Community College

May 18, 2016 — Yardley Martinez, the Valedictorian of the Bronx Community College Class of 2016, grew up fascinated by all things scientific. “I came from a family that was pretty religious, so I was looking for answers. Science offered me answers that I couldn’t get from religion.”   Looking for those answers took the […]

PORTRAITS OF THE CLASS OF 2016: Salutatorian Arlette Butcher

May 23, 2016 | Bronx Community College

May 18, 2016 — As a future educator, “I’ve had a passion for working with young children,” observes Early Childhood Education major Arlette Butcher. “I think that every child is capable of learning, but I also believe that there needs to be resources that will assist in being successful.” Arlette’s own passion for learning earned […]

PORTRAITS OF THE CLASS OF 2016 — PORTRAITS OF THE CLASS OF 2016 Andre Christie: Medicine On His Mind

May 20, 2016 | Bronx Community College

May 18, 2016 — Andre Christie will receive his Associate in Science degree from Bronx Community College next month, days after returning from South Africa, where he is studying health care for the poor. The day after Commencement, he will fly down to Bethesda, Maryland, to work beside medical researchers at the National Institutes of […]

LACE UP YOUR SNEAKERS — “RUN THE BRONX” RETURNS

April 27, 2016 | Bronx Community College

This Year the Health Run and Walk Honors President Emeritus Roscoe C. Brown Jr. and the Life-Saving Work of the 46th and 52nd Precincts   April 25, 2016 — On Saturday, May 7, at 10:00 a.m. sharp, the people of the Bronx will hit the ground running. That’s the date of Run the Bronx: The […]

THREE BRONX COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS ARE SEMI-FINALISTS IN RACE FOR COMPETITIVE AND LUCRATIVE AWARD

March 18, 2016 | Bronx Community College

  Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship provides up to $40,000 per year to 85 Academic Stars   March 18, 2016 — Three Bronx Community College students have been named semi-finalists for this year’s Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. The Foundation provides up to $40,000 per year to each of some 85 deserving […]

BRONX COMMUNITY COLLEGE’S GOULD MEMORIAL LIBRARY NAMED ONE OF “SEVEN TO SAVE” IN NEW YORK STATE

March 3, 2016 | Bronx Community College

The Preservation League of New York State Hopes to Rescue an Endangered National Historic Landmark MARCH 2, 2016 — Gould Memorial Library, the architectural masterpiece designed by the legendary Stanford White and built in 1900 on what is now the campus of Bronx Community College (BCC), was named this morning to the Preservation League of […]

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH COMES TO BRONX COMMUNITY COLLEGE

February 29, 2016 | Bronx Community College

A Campus-Wide Celebration Will Feature Exhibits, Lectures, Panels and Performances Throughout March FEBRUARY 29, 2016 — At Bronx Community College, where women make up 60 percent of the student body, Women’s History Month will be observed throughout March with a campus-wide program of exhibits, lectures, dance, music and other special events.A highlight will be a […]

Opinions — Barack Obama: Why we must rethink solitary confinement

January 27, 2016 | Bronx Community College

      By Barack Obama January 25 at 8:01 PM                   In 2010, a 16-year-old named Kalief Browder from the Bronx was accused of stealing a backpack. He was sent to Rikers Island to await trial, where he reportedly endured unspeakable violence at the hands of […]

BCC AWARDED GRANT FOR UNIQUE MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM

January 25, 2016 | Bronx Community College

“Get PSyCh’D” Trains BCC Students to Provide Mental Health Support and Referrals to Their Peers JANUARY 14, 2016 — Bronx Community College is the recipient of a $50,000 grant from the van Ameringen Foundation to fund the Peer Support and Career Development training program — known as Get PSyCh’D — an initiative that trains students […]

HANDEL’S MESSIAH RETURNS TO BRONX COMMUNITY COLLEGE

December 10, 2015 | Bronx Community College

The Seasonal Masterpiece Will Be Performed with Complete Orchestra, Chorus and Soloists, with Readings by Members of the Community  What: The third annual performance of Handel’s Messiah, under the direction of Michael Spierman, with four soloists, The Bronx Opera Chorus, The Orchestra of the Bronx and friends and citizens of the Bronx who will recite […]

President’s Message: $3.4 billion budget request approved by CUNY’s Board of Trustees

December 9, 2015 | Bronx Community College

December 9, 2015 The mission of Bronx Community College is to provide our students with a high quality affordable education. That is why keeping tuition at its present level has been one of my top priorities. And so I am very pleased to announce that on November 23, the Board of Trustees of The City […]

BCC PROFESSOR CONTRIBUTES HIS TALENTS TO THE UNITED NATIONS Dr. Ahmed Reid Becomes a Member of the Human Rights Council

November 30, 2015 | Bronx Community College

November 24, 2015 — With students from over 100 countries who speak 80 different languages, Bronx Community College can often seem like a miniature United Nations. And now, a BCC professor of history is going to work for the actual U.N. On December 1, Dr. Ahmed Reid will become one of the five members of […]

Nationally acclaimed author, journalist, activist and social critic KEVIN POWELL comes to Bronx Community College

October 26, 2015 | Bronx Community College

Nationally acclaimed author, journalist, activist and social critic KEVIN POWELL comes to Bronx Community College to discuss his latest book “The Education of Kevin Powell:   A Boy’s Journey Into Manhood” Friday, November 6, 2015 | 6:30 p.m. The lecture will be followed by a book signing and a chance to meet the author. Roscoe Brown […]

Bronx Community College to Become First CUNY “ASAP College” In University-wide Plan to Boost Associate Degree Attainment

October 16, 2015 | Bronx Community College, The University

In a comprehensive initiative aimed at boosting the success of associate degree students, Chancellor James B. Milliken announced today that The City University of New York will embark on a broad strategy to increase graduation rates.

CUNY in the Bronx

October 14, 2015 | Bronx Community College

CUNY in the Bronx will guide the uninitiated between Bronx Community College, Hostos Community College and Lehman College to illustrate the Bronx’s rich intellectual legacy. Come and gain a deeper understanding of this overlooked yet vital area of New York City as well as learn more about CUNY’s role in enriching the lives of Bronx […]

BCC Alumna Wins Marie Nesbitt Promise Prize

October 1, 2015 | Bronx Community College

Congratulations to BCC digital arts graduate Sigourney Salkey for winning the Marie Nesbitt Promise Prize. The Marie Nesbitt Promise Prize™ was first established in 2002 at SUNY Buffalo Law School by Vikki Pryor in memory of her grandmother, Marie Nesbitt. The Promise Prize™ program describes its “Scholar Objectives” as to “promote learning and scholarship through […]

PROFESSOR ROBERT BEUKA: 21ST CENTURY RENAISSANCE MAN

September 23, 2015 | Bronx Community College

  September 22, 2015 — What could the classic sit-com Leave it to Beaver, the novels of John Updike and the zombie horror film Dawn of the Dead possibly have in common? A great deal, according to Bronx Community College English Department Chair Robert Beuka. In fact, he’s built a career on that premise as […]

AT BCC, A HIGHWAY TO A HEALTH CARE CAREER

September 23, 2015 | Bronx Community College

A New Pipeline Program Will Prepare Up to 20 Students for Four-Year College and Graduate School in a Fast-Growing Field September 10, 2015 — Health care is the largest employer in the Bronx. Now a new program at Bronx Community College will soon provide the next generation of employees — thanks to a $60,500 grant […]

AWARD-WINNING ILLUSTRATOR COMES TO BCC ART GALLERY

September 18, 2015 | Bronx Community College

The Vibrant Magazine Covers, Posters and graphics of Edel Rodriguez a Highlight of the College’s Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month September 10, 2015 — His work has graced the cover of Time and Newsweek magazines, the pages of children’s books and even a United States postage stamp. Now the compelling and provocative illustrations of Edel […]

BEAUTY AND THE BRONX

September 16, 2015 | Bronx Community College

The BCC Historic Campus Will Open Its Doors October 18 as an “Open House New York” Site SEPTEMBER 16, 2015 — Bronx Community College is the country’s only community college with a campus that includes a National Historic Landmark designated by the U.S. Department of the Interior. Here’s an opportunity to find out why. On […]