Kingsborough Community College

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 […]

Kingsborough Community College Names the Rachelle and Barry Goldsmith Tennis Facility

May 29, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Family, friends, and members of the KCC community gathered on May 7 to celebrate the naming of the Rachelle and Barry Goldsmith Tennis Facility at Brooklyn’s Kingsborough Community College. The Goldsmiths have been tireless advocates for student-athletes throughout their remarkable combined 77 years at Kingsborough. Rachelle, a longtime professor and current director of the KCC […]

Kingsborough Faculty Awarded Nearly $75K in PSC-CUNY Grants that Support a Wide Range of Research Projects

May 26, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

  Brooklyn, NY – Kingsborough Community College President Farley Herzek announced that 20 KCC faculty received Professional Staff Congress (PSC)-CUNY grants totaling more than $75K, all of which support a wide range of research projects. The average award was approximately $3700. “Kingsborough has a long-respected and admired tradition of research by its distinguished faculty, and […]

Kingsborough Community College Faculty and Staff Participate in Citizen Emergency Preparedness Training

May 21, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

In cooperation with the CUNY Chancellor’s Office and the Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, the Kingsborough Public safety Department sponsored a Citizen Emergency Preparedness Training for the College’s faculty and staff. The 2-hour training program and subsequent Q&A session was conducted by military officials, and was designed to educate and prepare the participants to help […]

Kingsborough Paramedic Program Professors Train Barcelona Emergency First Responders

May 14, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Kingsborough Community College Paramedic Program Professors George W. Contreras and Jack Finkelstein recently returned from a spring break trip to Barcelona, Spain where, at the invitation of Ambulancias Domingo and the Barcelona Emergency Medical Services (EMS), they trained members of the Barcelona EMS in continuing medical education courses. Profs. Contreras and Finkelstein, both of whom […]

Kingsborough Community College Announces 2015-2016 President’s Faculty Innovation Awardees

May 14, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Kingsborough Community College (KCC) this week announced the recipients of the 2015-2016 President’s Faculty Innovation Awards. KCC President Herzek awarded full or partial funding— up to $25K collectively, for proposals submitted by 17 faculty and staff members. A total of 14 proposals were submitted, and each submission was creative in its own way, and demonstrated […]

Former NYC Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott to Give Kingsborough Community College’s 50th Commencement Address

May 11, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Former NYC Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott will give the commencement address as Kingsborough Community College celebrates its 50th Commencement Exercises on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 11:00 a.m., on the College’s campus in Brooklyn. A new appointee to the board of the CUNY School of Public Health, and a current board member of Bloomberg Philanthropies, […]

Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Team at Kingsborough Community College Win 2015 CUNYAC Track & Field Championship

May 6, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Led by Kwesie Applewhite and Joseph Bacchus, the KCC Men’s Outdoor track team captured the CUNYAC Championship at Ichan Stadium recently on Randalls Island. Applewhite ran a season best, taking first place in the 400m with a time of 49.48m, and Joseph Bacchus won the Javelin with a throw of 45.48m, achieving personal best in […]

Kingsborough Community College Celebrates Students at Annual Biology Scholars Day Event

May 4, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

The Annual Biology Scholars Day at Kingsborough Community College showcases students’ research, spreads the word about the programs and opportunities that the Department of Biological Sciences has to offer, and provides opportunities for students to meet department faculty. Seventeen students participated in this year’s event with presentations ranging from the very small, such as DNA, […]

Kingsborough Faculty, Staff, and Students Take Part in Denim Day NYC to Raise Awareness about Sexual Violence and Sexual Assault

April 30, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Event kicked off a collection for denim clothing and toiletry items for survivors Kingsborough Community College faculty, staff, and students took part in DENIM DAY NYC, organized by the KCC Women’s Center and the Public Safety Department, to raise awareness of sexual assault and sexual violence. Nearly 100 faculty and staff, as well as students […]

Bull & Bear Finance Club at Kingsborough Community College Learn about the World of Finance

April 28, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Comprehensive Wealth Management Group CEO Alan Katz Visits Campus    Students in the Bull & Bear Finance Club at Kingsborough Community College recently welcomed Comprehensive Wealth Management Group CEO Alan Katz to a club meeting, where he discussed the skill sets required for a successful career in finance. Sharing what a typical day in the […]

Theresa Sareo Shares Her Story of Trauma Survival through a Performance at Kingsborough Community College

April 28, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Accident that caused loss of her leg has inspired an amazing journey Brooklyn, NY – Singer, songwriter, and trauma survivor Theresa Sareo will share her story of survival through excerpts of her inspiring biographical film and a discussion, as well as a performance, where she will sing, “Through a Soldier’s Eyes”, a song she wrote […]

Kingsborough Community College Alumna Named to University of Hawaii’s Board of Regents

April 22, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

From Brooklyn’s Bay Ridge to Maui, environmentalist and conservationist Helen Nielsen has always been a strong advocate for community colleges and education Kingsborough Community College (KCC) alumna Helen Nielsen, ‘79, has been confirmed as a Regent of the University of Hawai’i system by the state senate, appointed by Governor David Ige. The Bay Ridge native, […]

Majora Carter to Speak at Kingsborough’s 9th Annual Eco-Festival About Global Environmental Challenges

April 20, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Conference theme “Green vs. Green” Capitalizing on Nature to Grow a Sustainable Future focuses on the economic impact on the world of environmental sustainability Kingsborough Community College (KCC) will host its 9th Annual Eco-Festival from April 22-24, 2015, themed “Green vs. Green” Capitalizing on Nature to Grow a Sustainable Future.” Sustainable South Bronx and Green […]

Renowned Peruvian Philosopher Shuar Velasquez to Speak about Global Indigeneity and Capitalism at Kingsborough

April 13, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Indigenous Scholar to Discuss Global Indigeneity and Capitalism Kingsborough Community College will celebrate its collective diversity with a weeklong series of events from April 13 to April 19 that celebrate and highlight the College’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and social justice. Americans for Indian Opportunity Ambassador and member of the Peruvian indigenous groups—the wampìs and […]

Kingsborough Faculty and Students Talk about Civic Engagement Graduate Center Feminist Pedagogies Conference

April 13, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Panel discussion focuses on the role of feminism within the realm of civic engagement Kingsborough Community College (KCC) faculty members Prof. Maureen Fadem and Prof. Madeline Sorel, together with 7 current and former KCC students, will lead a panel discussion, “Civic Engagement at Kingsborough: A Feminist Pedagogy of Art, Activism, and Social Justice for the […]

Kingsborough Community College Celebrates Art and Creativity during Disability Awareness Week

April 9, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Events and activities highlight the Art in Disability during April 27th-30th Kingsborough Community College’s Access-Ability Services is exploring the creative side of people with disabilities as a way of changing the common perception that disability is all about limitations with a series of events that explore the Art in Disability. Student, faculty, staff and off-campus […]