Community College News

Advanced Degrees of Student Support

July 2, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

  (Left to right): Ashtian Holms, Lane Glisson, Kokou Doumassi   Support for students at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) comes in many forms. Staff members and others who provide services to students are role models in that they continue their own development by earning advanced degrees and expanding their ability to help students […]

BMCC Helps NYC High Schoolers Get on the Fast Track to College

July 1, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

  On June 3, a group of 93 ninth graders from the Manhattan Early College for Advertising (MECA) gathered in Richard Harris Terrace on the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) main campus to deliver the final presentation of their month-long “Visual Thinking and Food Truck Project.” Each student team presented an idea for a […]

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses at LaGuardia Community College Graduates 14th Cohort of Business Owners

June 30, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

Twenty-seven scholars from the 14th cohort of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses at LaGuardia Community College graduated from the program on June 25th.

Keynote speaker Dina Powell, head of Goldman Sachs’ Impact Investing and President of Goldman Sachs Foundation, which oversees the national initiative, noted the positive impact 10,000 Small Businesses has had overall. “Sixty-seven percent of participants have reported increasing their revenues six months after graduating, which rises to 76% after 18 months. Forty-six percent of participants have reported creating net new jobs six months after graduating, which rises to 57% after 18 months. And the graduation rate is 99%.”

National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman William Adams Convenes Humanities Roundtable at LaGuardia Community College with Faculty and Students

June 29, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman William Adams convened a roundtable of faculty, staff and students at LaGuardia Community College to discuss the importance of innovative humanities programs in liberal arts education, highlighting the federal agency’s recent announcement of its new community colleges grant program.

This new grant program, Humanities Initiatives at Community Colleges is the latest NEH effort to expand the humanities resources and educational opportunities available to historically underserved student populations. The grant program is part of NEH’s agency-wide initiative The Common Good: TheHumanities in the Public Square , which seeks to demonstrate and enhance the role and significance of the humanities and humanities scholarship in public life.

BMCC Launches New Animation and Motion Graphics Major

June 29, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) will debut its new Animation and Motion Graphics major in Fall 2015 as part of a newly expanded BMCC multimedia arts department. The new program will provide students with the fundamentals of two- and three-dimensional animation, motion graphics and special effects,” said Cynthia Karasek, Professor of Animation and Motion Graphics. Graduates […]

Professor Sarah Haviland Selected for International Exhibit

June 24, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC art professor Sarah Haviland exhibited her environmental sculpture on the grounds of the National Museum of Marine Science & Technology (NMMST) in Keelung, Taiwan, from May 14 to June 7, 2015. Haviland was one of nine artists chosen from more than 200 applications from 56 countries, to be part of the 2015 International Environment […]

The Rewards of Helping Others

June 24, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) Nursing Chair Jacqueline Nichols will receive the Caribbean American Healthcare Award on June 25 at the Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn. The award is presented by Caribbean Life, an online news organization for and about the Caribbean community in New York City. The event’s 34 honorees include doctors, nurses, administrators and […]

FUTURE NOW GRADUATES FACE A BRIGHTER FUTURE Commencement Ceremonies Highlight Success of BCC Program That Puts Derailed High School Students Back on Track to College

June 23, 2015 | Bronx Community College

June 23, 2015 — On Thursday, June 25, Future Now, the acclaimed program whose mission is to reach out to young people ages 17 to 24 who for personal or academic reasons never completed high school, help them pass their high school equivalency exams and prepare them for the challenges of college or the job […]

Summer NSF REU Awards Give Queensborough’s STEM Students Research Opportunities at Colleges and Universities around the Country

June 23, 2015 | Queensborough Community College

Eight Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) students at Queensborough Community College were awarded summer National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF REU) awards this past spring and are currently conducting supervised undergraduate research this summer at prestigious non-CUNY institutions including Princeton University, SUNY Binghamton and the University of Connecticut.

Two LaGuardia Community College Students Awarded Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

June 22, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College students Xavier Medina and Nathan Weiss have been awarded the prestigious 2015 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. This generous scholarship is awarded to the nation’s top community college students, providing up to $40,000 per year for completion of their bachelor’s degrees at four-year colleges or universities.

An Adult Returns to School and Shines at BMCC

June 22, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

  Christopher Long was not emotionally or physically able to finish high school after his brother was murdered. A few months into his senior year, Chris Long quit school. Although the Staten Island native was able to make a living with jobs in graphic design, the regret surrounding his not finishing high school haunted him […]

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 […]

Queensborough Community College Faculty Member Receives Fulbright Award

June 17, 2015 | Queensborough Community College

Dr. Simran Kaur, Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and Geology at Queensborough Community College, has been awarded the Fulbright Academic and Professional Excellence Award (2014-15).

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 […]

LaGuardia Community College/CUNY and NYC Department of Education Host Parent Conference

June 11, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

The Center for Immigrant Education and Training (CIET) at LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York (CUNY), and the New York City Department of Education hosted a parent conference on June 9 at LaGuardia for families of English Language Learners (ELLs).

LaGuardia’s Math Society + Faculty Mentors = Competition Success

June 10, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

On the last Saturday of spring break, as most students were enjoying leisure time, LaGuardia Community College’s Math Society was adding to the number of awards they’ve won this year.

At the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) conference in Monmouth, New Jersey, four LaGuardians worked together to place first in the competition among all other two-year colleges present.

BMCC Students Present Findings at Left Forum

June 9, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Three Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) students and one BMCC alumnus presented research findings during the 2015 Left Forum Conference at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY) on May 29 through June 1. The BMCC students were the only group of presenters from a community college. The Left Forum Conference invites almost 1,400 intellectuals, […]

Students Participate in Women’s Leadership Conference Retreat

June 9, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Fifty BMCC students joined faculty, staff and guest speakers at a morning send-off event for the 14th Annual Student Women’s Leadership Conference Retreat Weekend June 5. Students and chaperones then traveled to the YMCA Fairview Lakes Camp and Conference Center in Newton, NJ for a weekend of workshops, outdoor activities and recreational games such as […]

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 […]

Researching the Health Gap

June 8, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

This past March, BMCC health education professor Rachel Torres was recognized at the annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Health Behavior (AAHB) in San Antonio, TX for her acceptance into AAHB’s year-long Research Scholars Mentoring Program. The mentoring program pairs early-career investigators with senior AAHB members for a year, in order to enhance […]