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Kingsborough Community College Holds its First Paramedic Program Graduation Ceremony

September 1, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams Declares Kingsborough Paramedic Program Day in the Borough of Brooklyn Kingsborough Community College held its first Graduation Ceremony last week for nineteen students in its Paramedic Program. Launched in 2013, the program is the first college-based paramedic program in Brooklyn. The graduates were accompanied by family and friends who were […]

Kingsborough Community College Professor Receives the Distinguished Carski Foundation Undergraduate Teaching Award

August 31, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Kingsborough Community College (KCC) Professor and Biological Sciences Department Chairperson Loretta Brancaccio-Taras was recently named as the recipient of the 2016 Carski Foundation Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award from the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). Professor Brancaccio-Taras, a renowned undergraduate biology educator and national leader in biology education reform, will present the Carski Award lecture at […]

Kingsborough Community College Diversity Officer to Receive Leadership Award at Tri-State Diversity Council Conference

August 26, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Kingsborough Community College Diversity Officer Angel Luis Rivera was recently named as one of the recipients of the Tri-State Diversity Council’s 2015 Leadership Award. Mr. Rivera will receive the award at the Council’s Annual Conference during a luncheon on Thursday, August 27 at the New Yorker Hotel in Manhattan. Recognized for his commitment to diversity […]

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and AT&T New York President Marissa Shorenstein Congratulate Brooklyn Science Innovation Initiative Students at Kingsborough Community College

August 10, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams and AT&T New York President Marissa Shorenstein joined Kingsborough Community College President Farley Herzek, faculty, and staff today for the graduation ceremony for participants in the AT&T Brooklyn Science Innovation Initiative which fosters interest in STEM-related careers and scientific inquiry skills. The program, an intensive five-week STEM skills program, […]

Kingsborough Community College Students Participate in Rescue Training Mission with U.S. Coast Guard

July 22, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Students in Kingsborough’s Maritime Technology program participated in a simulated rescue training mission and drill today with the U.S. Coast Guard off the waters of Manhattan Beach. They learned how to perform a rescue operation in real time while the Coast Guard worked to “rescue” the swimmer in distress. They employed the proper safety and […]

Kingsborough Community College Maritime Professor Reappointed to Sixth Term with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Council

July 22, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

U.S. Commerce Department Secretary Penny Pritzker recently announced the appointment of 30 new and returning members to the eight regional fishery management councils that partner with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries to manage ocean fish stocks. On the recommendation and nomination of Governor Andrew Cuomo, and with the support of New York […]

Kingsborough Community College Staff and Students March in New York City’s First-Ever Disability Pride Parade

July 21, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Kingsborough staff and students joined approximately 2,000 other participants, including hundreds from the City University of New York on July 12 for the 1st Annual Disability Pride Parade, a historic walk honoring the civil rights activity that led up to the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act 25 years ago. The parade route—a manageable […]

Brand New Stem Lab Opens at Kingsborough Community College for Fall Incoming Freshman Students

July 16, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Kingsborough Community College (KCC) officially launched its intensive STEM Summer Boot Camp program in its newly-constructed STEM Lab, where 15 students in the first cohort of STEM-bound freshmen are part of an exciting, immersive learning experience that includes hands-on experiential activities. KCC President Herzek was joined by Provost Stuart Suss, faculty, staff, students, Brooklyn Council […]

Kingsborough Men’s Basketball Coach Dr. Lambert Shell Inducted into Fairfield County Commission Hall Of Fame

July 16, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Kingsborough Community College’s (KCC) Men’s Basketball coach Dr. Lambert Shell was inducted into the Fairfield County Sports Commission Hall of Fame at a recent ceremony held at the University of Connecticut’s Stamford campus. Dr. Shell was among six Hall of Fame inductees including former NHL player Ted Drury, Montreal Canadiens’ leading scorer Max Pacioretty, Seattle […]

Kingsborough Community College Athletics Assistant Director and Student Lead Effort to Repeal NJCAA Rules to Allow International Students to Compete at the College Level

July 14, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Kingsborough Community College Assistant Athletics Director Keith Heron and international student Kelvin Arhire-Thomas were instrumental in the recent repeal of rules restricting international students from competing in NJCAA sports at the junior and community college level. Previously, National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) rules prevented international students with less than three years of attendance at […]

Kingsborough Community College Celebrates its 50th Commencement with the Largest Graduating Class of Approximately 3,000 Candidates

July 13, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Kingsborough Community College celebrated its 50th Commencement Exercises in June at its beautiful campus in the Manhattan Beach section of Brooklyn with approximately 1,500 of the nearly 3,000 candidates for graduation crossing the stage to receive their accolades. This year there were 1,423 candidates for the Associate in Arts degree; 886 candidates for the Associate […]

Kingsborough Community College’s “Farm To Table” Fundraiser Raises $185,000 for Student Support

July 13, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Nearly 300 guests attended Kingsborough Community College’s (KCC) 10th Annual Seaside Splash fundraiser recently, which raised $185,000 to provide critically-needed financial support for students. Seaside Splash, which has raised close to $2M in the past ten years, focuses attention on students who directly benefit from the financial contributions toward their educational dreams. Ten such students […]

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship Winner Najlaa Bouras to Study Government and Politics at Smith College

July 8, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Kingsborough Community College announced that June graduate Najlaa Bouras is among 90 recipients nationwide of the 2015 Jack Kent Cook UndergraduateTransfer Scholarship, which provides up to $40,000 a year for up to three years of study at a four-year school. It is the largest private scholarship for students transferring from two-year community colleges to four-year […]

On Stage At Kingsborough Announces 2015 Hot Summer Nights Free Outdoor Concert Series

July 8, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

From Ragtime to Hot Jazz to a Big Band Dance Party On Stage At Kingsborough announced the line-up of exclusive Brooklyn engagements for its annual free outdoor concert series. The concerts will take place every Saturday evening in July at the Kingsborough Community College Bandshell. Audiences will be dancing and swaying to the ocean breeze […]

Kingsborough Community College Professor Named as National Science Foundation Innovation Challenge Judge

June 19, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College, Uncategorized

Kingsborough Community College Assistant Professor, and Center for Economic and Workforce Development Director of Technology and the CUNY Institute for Virtual Enterprise was named as a judge in the National Science Foundation’s Community College Innovation Challenge (CCIC) Boot Camp. The CCIC Boot Camp, in partnership with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), took place […]

Kingsborough Community College Tennis Coach Barry Goldsmith Inducted into NJCAA Hall of Fame

June 12, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Under his leadership, both the KCC Men’s and Women’s Tennis teams have produced more than 50 All-Americans Longtime Kingsborough Community College Tennis Coach Barry Goldsmith was inducted into the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Hall of Fame last month in Plano, Texas. Goldsmith, who has served as coach of the Kingsborough Men’s Tennis team […]

Kingsborough Professor Receives the 2015 Phoenix Prize at White House for Outstanding Small Business Recovery

June 8, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Kingsborough Community College (KCC) Maritime Technology Prof. Conrad Kreuter received the 2015 Phoenix Prize for Outstanding Small Business Recovery in a May 8 reception at the White House during National Small Business Week, where Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet presented awards to individuals whose efforts and contributions enabled their businesses or communities to […]

Kingsborough Community College Culinary Student Shelly Flash is a Third Round Finalist on “MasterChef”

June 5, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Standout Kingsborough Community College culinary student Shelly Flash made it past the third round as a finalist and standout contestant when “MasterChef”, the competitive cooking reality show open to amateur and home chefs, which airs Wednesdays on the FOX networks. Originally from Jamaica, West Indies, and currently a Brooklyn resident, Ms. Flash, who is currently […]

Kingsborough Student Judell Alexander Completes Capital One/CUNY Community College Entrepreneurship Challenge

June 2, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Kingsborough Community College’s Judell Alexander, a recent finalist in the Capital One/CUNY Community College Entrepreneurship Challenge held at Queensborough Community College completed the competition placing fifth, and earning a $500 prize. Judell, a Brooklyn resident originally from St. Lucia, presented a business idea for her own one-stop shopping event planning company, where her planning and […]

Retired World War II Merchant Mariner Reminisces About His Training at the Sheepshead Bay Merchant Marine Training Center—Now the Kingsborough Community College Campus

June 2, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Paul Lieb was among the first Merchant Marines to set foot on the grounds of the Sheepshead Bay Merchant Marine Training Station, when shortly after Pearl Harbor, the U.S. Coast Guard purchased 125 acres of property on the eastern tip of Brooklyn for a huge training center.  Seventy-six (76) of those acres were set aside […]