Bronx Community College

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 […]

The 3rd Annual Sustainable Energy and Design Conference

September 4, 2015 | Bronx Community College

The Center for Sustainable Energy at Bronx Community College-CUNY Presents: This year’s SED Conference will focus on the two essentials of New York City life that consume the most energy and so pose the greatest challenge to sustainability: the buildings in which we live and work and the transportation on which we ride. Policy makers, industry leaders and educators will […]

NEW BCC PRESIDENT MAKES FIRST SPEECH AT FALL 2015 CONVOCATION

August 26, 2015 | Bronx Community College

Thomas A. Isekenegbe, First CUNY President Born in Africa, Calls on the College to Aspire to National Recognition for Its Excellence August 26, 2015 — When Dr. Thomas A. Isekenegbe stepped up to the podium in the Gould Memorial Library Auditorium this morning, a new era began at Bronx Community College. His address to the […]

FUTURE NOW GRADUATES FACE A BRIGHTER FUTURE Commencement Ceremonies Highlight Success of BCC Program That Puts Derailed High School Students Back on Track to College

June 23, 2015 | Bronx Community College

June 23, 2015 — On Thursday, June 25, Future Now, the acclaimed program whose mission is to reach out to young people ages 17 to 24 who for personal or academic reasons never completed high school, help them pass their high school equivalency exams and prepare them for the challenges of college or the job […]

BCC CLASS OF 2015 TO GRADUATE ON MAY 29TH — CUNY Chancellor and Two Valedictorians will address Commencement Ceremony on the College’s Ohio Field

May 27, 2015 | Bronx Community College

MAY 27, 2015 — They will enter a huge white tent to the familiar strains of Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance and exit to the trumpets of Verdi’s Triumphal March — and at some point in between, 2,165 students will become degree-and certificate bearing graduates. At 9:30 a.m. on May 29th, Commencement Day returns to the […]

A “DREAMER” LIVES HER DREAM OF A COLLEGE DIPLOMA BCC Class of ’15 Co-Valedictorian Becomes CUNY’S First TheDREAM.US Scholarship Recipient to Earn Commencement’s Highest Academic Honor

May 21, 2015 | Bronx Community College

May 15, 2015 — Kirssy Martinez, one of the two Valedictorians of Bronx Community College’s Class of 2015, gives new meaning to the term “non-traditional student.” Like many community college scholars, the 27-year-old liberal arts major did not follow a straight path to center stage at BCC’s May 29th commencement ceremony — but instead faced […]

George Wolf, “Witness to History: From Fleeing the Holocaust to Helping Survivors”

April 24, 2015 | Bronx Community College

The BCC Department of History presents the Eighteenth Annual Ehrenpreis Memorial Lecture: George Wolf, “Witness to History: From Fleeing the Holocaust to Helping Survivors” Thursday, May 14, 2015, 2:00 p.m. Bronx Community College Campus Gould Memorial Library [GM], Auditorium Reception to follow in Gould Memorial Library [GM], Rotunda 2155 University Avenue Bronx, NY  10453 Mr. George Wolf, […]

Bronx Community College Signs “Statement of Shared Interest” Agreement with Inter American University of Puerto Rico.

April 23, 2015 | Bronx Community College

What: The signing of a Statement Of Shared Interest between the Inter American University Of Puerto Rico and Bronx Community College of The City University Of New York “to memorialize their mutual intention to promote collaborative academic opportunities between the Institutions.” The Intra American University is the largest private institution of higher education in Western […]