Kingsborough Community College

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 […]

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 […]