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BMCC Partners with IAB Education Foundation to Offer Digital Training Course

August 17, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

The Center for Continuing Education and Workforce Development at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) has partnered with IAB Education Foundation and its iDiverse initiative to offer a free digital training course to prepare students for entry-level jobs in the digital media and marketing industry. IDiverse will cover the students’ tuition fees, and connect them […]

Gina Cherry Joins BMCC as CETLS Director

August 12, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) welcomes Gina Cherry as the new Academic Faculty Development Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning and Scholarship (CETLS). CETLS serves as a resource and forum for BMCC faculty and staff as they work to strengthen their teaching, learning and scholarship. As CETLS Director, Cherry will lead faculty development […]

Professors Collectively Receive Almost $161,000 in PSC-CUNY Research Awards

August 12, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Professor Quinn Minor, one of 36 faculty awarded PSC CUNY awards Thirty-six Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) professors from more than a dozen disciplines have received a total of $160,939 in Professional Staff Congress, The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) Research Awards. The grants will enable faculty to further their research projects during […]

BMCC Per Scholas Network Engineer Program Graduates New Class

August 12, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

When Bronx native Jason Suaro returned home from Bahrain after seven years on active duty in the U.S. Navy, he already had some Information Technology (IT) experience under his belt. But, Suaro wanted to get his Comp TIA A+ certification, an industry recognized credential, and make himself more marketable in New York City’s competitive IT […]

Hospitality Certificate Training Begins at MEOC

August 10, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

The State University of New York (SUNY) Manhattan Education Opportunity Center (MEOC) provides free academic support for eligible New Yorkers seeking to earn their High School Equivalency diploma and prepare for college. MEOC also offers career training programs in Certified Microsoft® Office, Electronic Health Records, Security Officer Training and other areas. A new initiative, the […]

Brooklyn College Students Dig Their Studies in the ‘Valley of the Dinosaurs’

August 9, 2016 | Brooklyn College, Uncategorized

Four New York City students find themselves in the mountain states of Wyoming, Montana, and North Dakota. They are mostly camping in the open plains. There’s brutal summer heat and very little shade, but plenty of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and instant coffee. No trains, no bodegas, and hardly any people. Just an eerie […]

BMCC Students Showcase Research at CRSP Symposium

August 4, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Eighteen Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) students participated in the second annual CUNY Research Scholars Program Symposium (CRSP) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, Wednesday, July 27. The CRSP funds one-year research scholarships for associate degree-seeking students at CUNY community colleges as well as students from three CUNY comprehensive schools. Each student […]

Documentary Film Makes an Impact in the Classroom

July 25, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Rosemarie Reed is an adjunct professor at BMCC and filmmaker whose biographical documentaries focus on individuals “who have made great contributions but aren’t household names,” she says. “One friend told me, ‘you make films about the most famous people that no one ever heard of’.” These lesser-known individuals include scientists such as Irène Joliot-Curie, Lise […]

Herbert Rosenfield: Founding member of the BMCC Foundation Board of Directors Passes Away

July 20, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY and the BMCC Foundation mourn the passing of our friend and long-time supporter Herbert Rosenfield, a founding member of the BMCC Foundation Board of Directors, on which he served for more than 30 years. Mr. Rosenfield, who passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at the age of 97, was […]

Hostos Athletic Director Krishna Dass Named Administrator Of The Year

July 19, 2016 | Uncategorized

The National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA) has named Hostos Athletic Director Krishna Dass a 2016 Administrator of the Year Award recipient. The Administrator of the Year Award is presented annually and honors NACWAA members for significant contributions made in athletic administration.

New Shirley Fiterman Art Center Photography Exhibit Opens August 3

July 18, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

The Shirley Fiterman Art Center at Borough of Community College (BMCC/CUNY) presents Portrait of a Landscape, an international exhibition of photographic-based work that will be curated by Claudia Cortinez. The exhibit opens August 3, 2016, with a gallery reception from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Portrait of a Landscape will be open until September 10. […]

BMCC Announces Kaplan Scholars

July 18, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

(L-R) Jasmaine Brathwaite, Melanie Poggi, and Norbesida Bagablia Three BMCC students, Science majors Norbesida Bagablia and Melanie Poggi, and Animation and Motion Graphics major Jasmaine Brathwaite, have been named this year’s Kaplan Scholars. This is the tenth year that BMCC has worked with the Kaplan Educational Foundation to help low-income Black, Latino and Native American […]

BMCC Adds Two New Degree Programs: Psychology and Science for Health Professionals

June 30, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Starting in Fall 2016, Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) will offer two new majors; Psychology, and Science for Health Professionals, raising its number of associate degree programs to 43. The development of the Psychology program, says Erwin Wong, BMCC’s Dean of Academic Programs and Instruction, reflects a strategy for retention that has thrived at […]

BMCC One of 15 Colleges Nationwide to Win $1 Million NSF Grant for STEM Education

June 30, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) has received a $1 million S-STEM grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), to promote STEM education among minority students. The grant project will be led by Computer Information Systems Professor Anna Salvati, Science Professors Lalitha Jayant and Adolfina  Koroch, and Mathematics Professor Abdramane Serme. The project, “Broadening STEM Participation Among Minority Students in an Urban Community College,” […]

Time Warner Foundation Funds New Screenwriting Fellowship at BMCC

June 28, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) and the BMCC Foundation has received a $20,000 grant from Time Warner Foundation to provide a new screenwriting fellowship in Fall 2016. Between five and 10 burgeoning screenwriters — BMCC students or 2016 graduates who have taken a BMCC screenwriting course — will be selected for the program. Applications […]

LaGuardia Community College’s Program for Deaf Adults Celebrates 40th Anniversary

June 27, 2016 | Uncategorized

Enrolls Largest Number of Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Students of any Institution of Higher Learning in the Greater Metropolitan New York Region The 40th anniversary celebration of the Program for Deaf Adults at LaGuardia Community College featured performances in American Sign Language (ASL) that entertained both deaf and hearing audiences alike. Pictured: Program for Deaf Adults […]

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 […]