BNY Mellon Awards $50,000 Grant to BMCC Out in Two Program

June 23, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) recently announced that BNY Mellon has provided $50,000 in grant funding for the BMCC Out in Two Program scholarships. Founded in 1999 by BMCC President Antonio Pérez, the Out in Two scholarship program is designed to help more students graduate within two consecutive years. The BNY Mellon grant will […]

Hostos Lecturer Charles Rice-Gonzalez Honored By City Council

June 22, 2016 | Uncategorized

For years, Charles Rice-Gonzalez has been active in the LGBT community in The Bronx and beyond. On June 8 at City Hall, the longtime Distinguished Lecturer from Hostos’ English Department was celebrated by members of the New York City Council at its LGBT Pride Celebration.

Lehman College Announces Elaine Rivera Scholarship Winner

June 21, 2016 | Lehman College, Uncategorized

Karina Rivera, a senior majoring in journalism at Lehman College, is the recipient of the 2016 Elaine Rivera Scholarship Fund in Journalism. The fund honors the memory of the celebrated reporter and educator who died in 2013.

BMCC Welcomes Diane K. Walleser, Vice President for Enrollment Management

June 21, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) welcomes Diane K. Walleser, the college’s first Vice President for Enrollment Management. In this role, Walleser will lead BMCC’s enrollment and recruitment initiatives, and provide strategic direction to the Admissions, Testing, Financial Aid, Registrar, Scholarship and International Student Recruitment offices. She will work closely with Karrin E. Wilks, Provost […]

Queens College’s Asian/American Center Translation Program Helps New York City Nonprofits and Agencies

June 20, 2016 | Uncategorized

In 1988, soon after its founding, the Asian/American Center at Queens College established a Translation Program to serve the increasing multilingual and multicultural communities of Queens.

BMCC Joins Nationwide Initiative to Create Open Educational Resource (OER) Degree Programs

June 15, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) has joined a nationwide initiative to make open educational resources (OER) — free, online textbooks — available to students, building their retention and graduation rates. The OER Degree Initiative is led by Achieving the Dream, Inc., and involves 38 colleges in 13 states. BMCC, along with Hostos Community College […]

Message from the President: BMCC Mourns Orlando Shooting Victims

June 13, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

To the BMCC Community: It is with deep sadness that we mourn the lives of 49 innocent people who were brutally murdered when a gunman opened fire inside the Pulse Night Club in Orlando, Florida, on the early morning of June 12. I join our BMCC family of faculty, staff, students and friends, as we […]

Start Here, Transfer Anywhere

June 13, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

  In June 2016, Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) conferred associate degrees to the largest graduating class in the college’s history — more than 4,200 students. Seventy-five percent of those graduates will transfer to a four-year college or university, with about half staying in the CUNY system. The rest will transfer to more than […]

Jennifer Campos To Receive Peter Jennings Scholarship in Award Ceremony, June 16

June 13, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Jennifer Campos, winner of 2016 Peter Jennings Scholarship   Jennifer Campos, who just earned her High School Equivalency diploma through the Adult Literacy Program in the Center for Continuing Education and Workforce Development at BMCC, is a winner of the 2016 Peter Jennings Scholarship. She will be honored along with nine other awardees at a […]

BMCC Recognizes Outstanding Accounting Students

June 9, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY), recognized the outstanding academic performance of 40 graduating students at an award ceremony hosted by BMCC’s Accounting Department on May 31. Each of the students graduated BMCC with at least a 3.75 GPA in their accounting coursework. Six students; Abdel Aziz Kamagate, Cassandra Galban, Ilya Ratner, Maryna Kagan, Jose […]

Eight BMCC Students to Participate in Exploring Transfer at Vassar

June 9, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Exploring Transfer students Byeonghyeon So, Joanne Torres, Samantha Jean, Eunice Melendez and Professor Bill Roane Eight Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) have been chosen to participate in the Summer 2016 Exploring Transfer Program (ET) at Vassar College. BMCC has the largest cohort among the 15 community colleges nationwide that are participating in the program […]

Hostos Students Attend Northeast Regional Honors Council Conference

June 8, 2016 | Uncategorized

This year, the Hostos Honors program — led by Co-directors, Professor Cynthia Jones and Professor Ernest Ialongo, and Program Coordinator, Karina Castro — took nine members of the Hostos Community College Honors Program to the Northeast Regional Honors Council (NRHC) Conference. Held from March 31 to April 3 in Cambridge, MA, the theme was Migration, and honors students from across the Northeast region examined that concept as they explored ways to encourage undergraduate honors learning.

Hostos Community College Celebrates Largest Graduating Class In Style At 45th Commencement

June 8, 2016 | Uncategorized

In a ceremony fit for a special anniversary, Hostos conferred degrees to its largest number of graduates in the College’s history on Thursday, June 2, at New York City Center.

MEOC Hosts Graduation for More Than 600 Students

June 7, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

The Manhattan Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC) held its 49th commencement ceremony on Wednesday, June 1 in Theatre One on BMCC’s main campus. More than 600 graduates were honored for completing MEOC programs including English for Speakers of Other Languages, High School Equivalency, College Prep, Certified Nursing Assistant, Certified Microsoft® Office, Electronic Health Records, Civil Service Exam […]

Honors Convocation Held May 31

June 2, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

BMCC/CUNY Honors Convocation in Theatre II   The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) 2016 Honors Convocation was held Tuesday, May 31 in Theatre II on the college’s main campus at 199 Chambers Street. Marva Craig, Vice President for Student Affairs and Karrin E. Wilks, Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs delivered introductory […]

Two Queens College 2016 Graduates and A 2015 Alum are Fulbright Award Recipients

June 1, 2016 | Uncategorized

You are invited to cover Queens College’s 92nd commencement ceremony on Thursday, June 2, at 9 am on the campus quadrangle, rain or shine

Macaulay Honors College Student Receives a Josephine de Karman Fellowship

May 31, 2016 | Uncategorized

Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York is pleased to announce that Daniela Mikhaylov ’17 (Hunter) has received a scholarship from the Josephine De Karman Fellowhship Trust. The Trust was established in 1954 by the late Dr. Theodore Von Karman, world renowned aeronautics expert, in memory of his sister, Josephine, who passed […]

BMCC Helps Musician Find New Path to the World of Research

May 27, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

BMCC student Ted Hadges recently faced a daunting dilemma. In April 2016, the engineering science major found out he had been accepted to Columbia University. “Initially, I was excited but that soon turned to stressed and frustrated because I had no idea how I would pay for it,” said Hadges. Hadges had maxed out on […]

BMCC Partners with Melissa Riggio Higher Education Program

May 26, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

BMCC recognizes first year of collaboration with Melissa Riggio Higher Education Program BMCC recently celebrated its first year with the Melissa Riggio Higher Education Program, a collaborative effort between AHRC NYC and the BMCC Office of Student Affairs and Office of Accessibility. The Melissa Riggio students at BMCC audit courses, work with a mentor and […]

CUNY SPS Launches Advanced Certificate in Youth Studies

May 26, 2016 | School of Professional Studies, Uncategorized

New York, NY – May 26, 2016 –The CUNY School of Professional Studies, in collaboration with the John F. Kennedy, Jr. Institute for Worker Education, is proud to announce the launch of the Advanced Certificate in Youth Studies to begin in fall 2016. The advanced certificate provides an opportunity to deepen students’ understanding of the relationship […]