Community College News


August 26, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Kingsborough Community College Diversity Officer Angel Luis Rivera was recently named as one of the recipients of the Tri-State Diversity Council’s 2015 Leadership Award. Mr. Rivera will receive the award at the Council’s Annual Conference during a luncheon on Thursday, August 27 at the New Yorker Hotel in Manhattan. Recognized for his commitment to diversity […]


August 26, 2015 | Bronx Community College

Thomas A. Isekenegbe, First CUNY President Born in Africa, Calls on the College to Aspire to National Recognition for Its Excellence August 26, 2015 — When Dr. Thomas A. Isekenegbe stepped up to the podium in the Gould Memorial Library Auditorium this morning, a new era began at Bronx Community College. His address to the […]

Eleven Student Researchers Present STEM Findings

August 26, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Eleven BMCC students took their turn at the front of a darkened classroom in Fiterman Hall on August 19, pointing to graphs and other visuals on a large, illuminated screen. The students were summarizing their research findings and year-long projects ranging in focus from metal-tolerant bacteria to suspension bridge dynamics. The students completed their projects […]

LaGuardia Community College Helps Immigrant Nurses Become Re-Credentialed in New York

August 12, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

Forty immigrant nurses were honored during a special ceremony at LaGuardia Community College on August 11. All have completed the college’s inaugural NCLEX-RN Preparation Course for English Language Learners (ELLs) to prepare them for the certification exam that is part of the re-credentialing process to return to work as Registered Nurses in the State of New York.

Operated under LaGuardia’s Center for Immigrant Education and Training, and part of the college’s New York City Welcome Back Center, which guides internationally trained healthcare professionals through New York’s re-credentialing process, the course prepares those with a nursing degree from another country with the English and workforce skills necessarily to pass the state board of nursing’s National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN).

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and AT&T New York President Marissa Shorenstein Congratulate Brooklyn Science Innovation Initiative Students at Kingsborough Community College

August 10, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams and AT&T New York President Marissa Shorenstein joined Kingsborough Community College President Farley Herzek, faculty, and staff today for the graduation ceremony for participants in the AT&T Brooklyn Science Innovation Initiative which fosters interest in STEM-related careers and scientific inquiry skills. The program, an intensive five-week STEM skills program, […]

Hostos Student Ready To Take On The World Thanks To Special Award

August 10, 2015 | Hostos Community College

On June 17, Almanzar was at the CUNY Graduate Center accepting a Peter Jennings Scholarship Laurel Award. The scholarships are named in honor of Peter Jennings, the Anchor of ABC’s World News Tonight, who died in 2005 at age 67. Jennings took a strong interest in CUNY’s Adult Literacy/GED Program and frequently spoke passionately about its mission.

LaGuardia Community College President Dr. Gail O. Mellow Joins Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Panel to Discuss the Future of Higher Ed

August 6, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

At the invitation of United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan,LaGuardia Community College President Dr. Gail O. Mellow joined educators from across the nation at the University of Maryland,Baltimore County, on a panel to discuss the future of higher education in America before a large audience of higher education leaders,policymakers, students, groups, advocates, faculty, trustees and others.

Queensborough Community College Spring Graduate Hyo Jung Shin, Receives 2015 Phi Theta Kappa Hites Transfer Scholarship

August 6, 2015 | Queensborough Community College

Hyo Jung Shin, Class of 2015, is a recipient of the 2015 Phi Theta Kappa Hites Transfer Scholarship. She is one of 10 recipients selected from more than 2,000 applicants worldwide to receive the award of $7,500 towards a Baccalaureate degree. She is the first ever student at Queensborough Community College to receive this highly […]

BMCC Leading the Way on Sustainability

August 3, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) is leading the way among City University of New York schools as it transforms itself into one of the city’s most sustainable campuses. Energy saving projects that range in size and scope from a soon-to-be-installed solar array on the BMCC main campus rooftop, to efforts as simple as […]

Eight LaGuardia Community College Students Receive Venture Funding and Business Training from Capital One Bank for Tech Start-ups

July 30, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—July30, 2015—Eight budding student entrepreneurs at LaGuardia Community College celebrated completing the Capital One Entrepreneurship Program by presenting their prototypes and pitching their business ideas to a panel of judges for a chance to win $3,000 in seed capital. Tammy Duval-Nam, a Computer Science major and creator of Knowts, a self-tracking app, won first place.

Two BMCC Students Among 18 Nationwide Picked for Accounting Program

July 30, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Two Borough of Manhattan Community College students were selected to participate in the 2015 Accounting Scholars Development Program (ASDP) held July 12 through July 18 at Howard University’s School of Business in Washington D.C. The Accounting Scholars Development Program, presented by the School of Accountancy at the Daniels College of Business at the University of […]

BMCC Students Showcase Research at CUNY-Wide Symposium

July 29, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Thirteen Borough of Manhattan Community College students took part in the 2015 CUNY Research Scholars Program symposium held July 22 at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY). The CUNY Research Scholars Program (CRSP) funds one-year research scholarships for associate degree-seeking students at CUNY community colleges as well as students from three CUNY comprehensive schools. […]

Seeing Black Holes in a New Light

July 29, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC Professor K.E. Saavik Ford and engineering science major Ricardo Nunes   Ricardo Nunes was a medical student in Salvador, Brazil when he admitted it wasn’t the right path. “I had always wanted to go into aerospace engineering,” he says. “It’s been my dream since I was 15 years old. I’m passionate about galaxies and […]

LaGuardia and Wagner Archives Release NY Mets Video as YouTube Channel Reaches Over 300,000 Views

July 28, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

With the Mets’ season in full swing, the LaGuardia and Wagner Archives released a new video this week View Video, which features former New York Council Member and State Assembly Member Mark Weprin recounting the championship season of the 1986 New York Mets and his own participation in the team’s Old-Timers Day on July 12, a celebration of the 25thAnniversary of the Amazin’ Mets. The video goes up just as the Archives YouTube channel reaches over 300,000 views.

Queens Public Television (QPTV) Receives Top Honors for Filming of Queensborough’s Performing Arts Center (QPAC) “Cherry Poppin’ Daddies”

July 27, 2015 | Queensborough Community College

QPTV received top honors from the 2015 Alliance for Community Media National Hometown Media Competition for “QPTV Presents: Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC) “Cherry Poppin’ Daddies”. The program won in its category for Excellence in Public Access. “Queens Public Television (QPTV) was given the opportunity to record Queensborough’s Performing Arts Center (QPAC) headliner, Cherry Poppin’ […]

LaGuardia Students Volunteer to Paint “Pedestrian Patterns” on Thomson Avenue

July 23, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

Queens artist Mark Salinas, Founder of 7 Train Murals, in connection with the Long Island City Partnership and the NYC Department of Transportation (NYC DOT), announced plans to bring a mural titled Pedestrian Patterns Mural onto the Thomson Avenue Bridge between Skillman Avenue and 44th Drive in Long Island City, Queens. LaGuardia students and members of the LIC community have volunteered to paint the 6,000 square foot mural. A public unveiling is scheduled for August 12.

Queensborough Students “Practice Law” at the CUNY Law Pipeline to Justice Summer Immersion Program

July 23, 2015 | Queensborough Community College

Queensborough students Michael Rawls and Ricky Panayoty were selected to participate in the CUNY Law Pipeline to Justice Summer Program this past June. They were among 20 CUNY undergraduate students who gathered for a two week immersion program in the study and practice of law. “We were extremely impressed by this year’s cohort and are […]

Port of Entry Program Director Receives Inspiring Leadership Award

July 23, 2015 | Queensborough Community College

皇后社區學院「新進港英文班吳經端主任榮獲啓發性的領袖獎 Florence Tse, Director of the Port of Entry (POE) Program at Queensborough Community College, received the Inspiring Leadership Award at the Fourth Annual Chinese American Heritage Celebration event, held recently at the Key Luck Club of CCNS Bayside Senior Center. Irene Cheung, Key Luck Club President, paid tribute to Florence as a leader who […]

Kingsborough Community College Students Participate in Rescue Training Mission with U.S. Coast Guard

July 22, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Students in Kingsborough’s Maritime Technology program participated in a simulated rescue training mission and drill today with the U.S. Coast Guard off the waters of Manhattan Beach. They learned how to perform a rescue operation in real time while the Coast Guard worked to “rescue” the swimmer in distress. They employed the proper safety and […]

Kingsborough Community College Maritime Professor Reappointed to Sixth Term with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Council

July 22, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

U.S. Commerce Department Secretary Penny Pritzker recently announced the appointment of 30 new and returning members to the eight regional fishery management councils that partner with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries to manage ocean fish stocks. On the recommendation and nomination of Governor Andrew Cuomo, and with the support of New York […]