Community College News

Capital One Foundation Awards a Multi-Year Grant to BMCC

December 2, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Center for Continuing Education and Workforce Development has been awarded $110,000 for the first year of a multi-year grant by the Capital One Foundation to support workforce development. The purpose of the grant is to develop credit-articulation policies that maintain the CUNY Pathway model as students move from […]

BMCC Hosts Art and Rita Siegel Piano Lab Dedication Ceremony

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

On Sunday, November 20, the Art and Rita Siegel Piano Lab Dedication Ceremony was held in the Miles and Shirley Fiterman Hall. “We were honored to officially recognize and celebrate the naming of the Art and Rita Siegel Piano Lab,” says Doris Holz, BMCC Vice President of Development and Chief Operating Officer of the BMCC […]

Hostos Smashes #GivingTuesday Fundraising Goal

December 2, 2016 | Hostos Community College

Part-fundraiser, part-talent showcase, part-competition, but all Hostos, the College’s #GivingTuesday campaign was a smashing success.

Kingsborough Community College’s Center for Economic and Workforce Development (CEWD) Awarded Over $149K from Capitol One Foundation

December 1, 2016 | Kingsborough Community College

Capitol One Foundation has granted KCC’s Center for Economic and Workforce Development (CEWD) an award of over $149K to create a data-tracking strategy to inform institutional growth and improve student outcomes.

BMCC Applauds Faculty for Excellence in Research and Scholarly Work

December 1, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

A reception honoring faculty and staff whose research and scholarly work has been awarded funding in the last year will be held at 5:00 p.m., December 1, in the Shirley Fiterman Art Center. BMCC President Antonio Pérez and Senior Vice President and Provost Karrin Wilks will host the event. BMCC faculty are mentors to student […]

Faculty Development Day Showcases Innovative Pedagogy

December 1, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Faculty Development Day 2016 was held Wednesday, November 30 in the Fiterman Conference Center. Within the larger theme “New Pedagogical Approaches,” panels explored strategies for maximizing student learning in developmental courses, for implementing more effective assessments of student learning, and for the benefits of interdisciplinary and community learning. “This is […]

U.S. DOL Grant Helps BMCC Build New Pipeline to IT Jobs

December 1, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) as part of a CUNY consortium, received a four-year, $1.8 million grant from the United States Department of Labor (U.S. DOL) to create a CISCO training program that creates a pathway to the college’s associate degree program in Computer Information Systems. BMCC’s funding is part of a total $5.8 […]

BMCC Hosts Art and Rita Siegel Piano Lab Dedication Ceremony

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

On Sunday, November 20, the Art and Rita Siegel Piano Lab Dedication Ceremony was held in the Miles and Shirley Fiterman Hall. “We were honored to officially recognize and celebrate the naming of the Art and Rita Siegel Piano Lab,” says Doris Holz, BMCC Vice President of Development and Chief Operating Officer of the BMCC […]

Queensborough Students Declared Winners at Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students

November 30, 2016 | Queensborough Community College

Biology students Adolfo Coyotl and Erick Subillaga were named the winners in the Microbiology and Neurobiology Categories, respectively, at the 2016 Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS). The ABRCMS conference, attended by 12 additional Queensborough presenters, is the largest undergraduate research conference for underrepresented students in the country. It was attended by nearly 4000 […]

Feelings of ‘Bah Humbug’ will Transform into Joy when the North Country Center for the Arts’ National Touring Company Production of A Christmas Carol comes to QPAC on December 9

November 30, 2016 | Queensborough Community College

Come join the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future as they show the miserable and miserly Ebenezer Scrooge the path to redemption, reminding us all of the importance of kindness and bringing joy to the lives of those around us. From the moment the curtain rises, you will be transported to an enchanting world […]

Good Deeds Day Celebrates Civility

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

On November 22, the Women’s Resource Center at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) hosted Good Deeds Day: A Day of Civility and Respect. The day-long event at 199 Chambers Street featured a performance by singer Nkira Barrow; an open mic facilitated by BMCC Professor of English Margaret Barrow; a self-defense class led by Brian […]

BMCC is Again Participating in the Goldman Sachs College Collaborative Program

November 22, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Students from Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY), along with students attending Hudson County Community College, New Jersey City University and St. Peter’s University, will take part in the Goldman Sachs College Collaborative Program from November 2016 through May 2017. The program consists of 11 sessions, and will raise students’ awareness of career opportunities and […]

Bronx Community College Named to Victory Media’s 2017 Military Friendly® Schools List

November 21, 2016 | Bronx Community College

November 14, 2016 — Bronx Community College announced today that it has earned the 2017 Military Friendly® School designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM JobsSM, and Military Spouse. First published in 2009, Military Friendly® Schools is the most comprehensive, powerful resource for veterans today. Each year, the list of Military Friendly® Schools […]

College Comes Together for Post-Election Dialogue

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

November 15, 2016 BMCC has responded to the presidential election by creating a Post-Election Support Services and Tips, on the BMCC website and presenting events such as a Post-Election College-Wide Forum held Tuesday, November 15. The forum provided an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to come together and express their concerns, ask questions and […]

BMCC Public Safety Department to Launch College Safety Educational Program

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

  In an effort to reach out to the college community, Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Office of Public Safety plans to launch its first College Safety Educational Program in the Winter 2017 semester. Working with the Office of Student Affairs, a BMCC Public Safety assistant director and officer will be available one day […]

BMCC Students Provide Community College Perspective at International Conference

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

(L-R) Raul Chavez, BMCC Professor Cara Kronen, John Cocco, Nicole O’Donnell and Mia Jackson. On November 4, BMCC students Alejandro Pena, Nicole O’Donnell, Mia Johnson, Raul Chavez and John Cocco presented on the panel Community College Students Speak Up: Theories, Notions, and Perceptions at the American Educational Studies Association (AESA) 2016 Annual Conference in Seattle, Washington. The BMCC students were the […]

Message from the BMCC President

November 11, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

To the BMCC Community: After a long and divisive presidential campaign, many of us are still processing the outcome. We cannot be certain of what changes may come, but we can be certain that BMCC’s commitment to the intellectual and personal growth of all students, and our commitment to ensuring a safe, respectful and inclusive […]

Online Textbook Program Saves Criminal Justice Majors Thousands of Dollars

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

Starting Spring 2017, Criminal Justice (CRJ) majors at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) can bypass traditional textbooks in their Criminal Justice required courses and instead use Open Educational Resources (OER), or online textbooks. By Fall 2018, they will have OER options in all of their required courses, both Criminal Justice courses and those in […]

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center Presents Ustad Shafaat Khan

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

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, proudly presents Ustad Shafaat Khan, world-renowned Indian Classical musician, on Friday, December 9, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. Ustad Shafaat Khan has performed worldwide from India to Japan. He has shared a television performance with Ray Charles in Germany and recently performed alongside Stevie […]

STEMfest Showcases Opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

November 8, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

  Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) hosted its second annual STEMfest on Thursday, November 2 in Richard Harris Terrace at the college’s 199 Chambers Street campus. Over the course of four hours, several hundred students took part in the event, which showcased research and internship opportunities, career options, pathways to senior colleges and other […]