Community College News

BMCC Students Tackle Spring Job Fair

April 17, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Science major Kristoff Joseph Russell was fully prepared when he made his way to the Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY career fair at the school’s gym March 18. Russell, who eventually wants a career in physical therapy had gone and met with BMCC Center for Career Development counselors a few days before the fair. There, […]

Out-in-Two Celebrates New Donors and Inductees

April 17, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC’s Out-in-Two program honors the Spring 2015 cohort. BMCC’s Out-in-Two program celebrated 34 inductees—the largest cohort in its history—with a ceremony and buffet luncheon on March 23 in Richard Harris Terrace. The program’s expansion from 25 inductees in Fall 2014 was made possible by donations from the BMCC Foundation and other donors. That growth will […]

Hostos Professor Linda Hirsch Contributes To Essay On Writing Across The Curriculum Program

April 17, 2015 | Hostos Community College

Hostos Professor Linda Hirsch has helped to bring a Hostos and CUNY program to the world stage. Hirsch, along with Dennis Paoli from Hunter College, contributed a piece about the Writing Across The Curriculum (WAC) program in the web-based book, Writing Programs Wordwide.

Hostos Front And Center At Somos El Futuro Conference In Albany

April 16, 2015 | Hostos Community College

Hostos students played the part of public officials, debated important social issues, and lended a huge hand at the annual Somos El Futuro Conference in Albany the weekend of March 20, 2015.

Issue 11 Of The “Hostos Review” Being Launched To Celebrate Unpublished Literature Of Non-Fiction By Latina Writers

April 14, 2015 | Hostos Community College

Several distinguished authors will “cross borders” as part of a multimedia event on April 16, at 5 p.m., at Pregones Theatre in the South Bronx to talk about their contributions to the Hostos Review/ Revista Hostosiana (Issue No. 11): Stirred Ground: Non-fiction Writing by Contemporary Latina and Latin American Women Authors, edited by Hostos Humanities Professor, Inmaculada Lara-Bonilla.

Shawn “Jay Z” Carter Visits Hostos to Talk About the State of Music Industry

April 14, 2015 | Hostos Community College

As Hostos Community College’s Media Design Program continues to grow and attract more students, it received a huge boost when Shawn “Jay Z” Carter and Tidal executive, Vania Schlogel, visited the College on April 1, 2015, to discuss the state of the music industry and Carter’s new venture.

Hostos Professor Nelson Nuñez-Rodríguez Taking His Expertise Abroad

April 14, 2015 | Hostos Community College

In April, Hostos Associate Professor of Chemistry and Unit Coordinator-Natural Sciences Department, Nelson Nuñez-Rodríguez, embarked on a three-month world tour, lecturing on best teaching practices at the National University of Costa Rica, the National University of Bogotá, and the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

Renowned Peruvian Philosopher Shuar Velasquez to Speak about Global Indigeneity and Capitalism at Kingsborough

April 13, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Indigenous Scholar to Discuss Global Indigeneity and Capitalism Kingsborough Community College will celebrate its collective diversity with a weeklong series of events from April 13 to April 19 that celebrate and highlight the College’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and social justice. Americans for Indian Opportunity Ambassador and member of the Peruvian indigenous groups—the wampìs and […]

Kingsborough Faculty and Students Talk about Civic Engagement Graduate Center Feminist Pedagogies Conference

April 13, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Panel discussion focuses on the role of feminism within the realm of civic engagement Kingsborough Community College (KCC) faculty members Prof. Maureen Fadem and Prof. Madeline Sorel, together with 7 current and former KCC students, will lead a panel discussion, “Civic Engagement at Kingsborough: A Feminist Pedagogy of Art, Activism, and Social Justice for the […]

LaGuardia Community College Student Gets Award from New York State Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges

April 13, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College student and Math Society member, Alzahra Ahmed, has received an $800 scholarship from the New York State Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges (NYSMATYC) Scholarship Committee.

Students Respond to Genocide through Artistic Expression in a Major Exhibition at Queensborough’s Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives beginning April 16

April 13, 2015 | Queensborough Community College

A major retrospective of global genocide is the focus of “Testimony across the Disciplines: Queensborough Community College Students Respond to Genocide through Art, Music, Dance and Writing.” The featured artworks, narratives, poems and live performances are the culmination of a year-long project that had students explore and respond to the consequences of genocide, mass atrocity and societal injustice.

Kingsborough Community College Celebrates Art and Creativity during Disability Awareness Week

April 9, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Events and activities highlight the Art in Disability during April 27th-30th Kingsborough Community College’s Access-Ability Services is exploring the creative side of people with disabilities as a way of changing the common perception that disability is all about limitations with a series of events that explore the Art in Disability. Student, faculty, staff and off-campus […]

Faculty, Staff and Students in the Department of Art & Design will present their Selected Works at the QCC Art Gallery beginning April 16

April 8, 2015 | Queensborough Community College

A multifaceted exhibition will showcase printmaking, oils, installations, photographs and mixed media in the “Juried Student Exhibition of Art & Design”, and the “Faculty and Staff Exhibition”, both opening at the QCC Art Gallery on April 16 at 5:00 p.m.

LaGuardia Community College President Dr. Gail O. Mellow Appointed to Prestigious Education Finance Commission

April 3, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College President Dr. Gail O. Mellow will join two former state governors and other luminaries on a commission charged with finding new funding options for higher education.

Convened by the University of Virginia’s Miller Center, the non-partisan National Commission on Financing 21st Century Higher Education held its first meeting last month in Washington, DC.

Hit Television Series “Fresh Off the Boat” Holds Live Screening at LaGuardia Community College

April 3, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

“Fresh Off the Boat” brought laughs, a budding television star, and serious discussion to LaGuardia Community College.”

More than 100 students, staff and guests packed LaGuardia’s E building atrium to watch a live screening of the break-out ABC hit about an Asian-American family in Orlando, Fla.

Journalist Alice Su Delivers First Pulitzer Center—LaGuardia Community College Partnership Lecture

April 3, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

Journalist Alice Su brought the plight of refugees displaced by armed conflicts in the Middle East and Africa to LaGuardia Community College.

Based in Amman, Jordan, Su, the inaugural lecturer of the Pulitzer Center – LaGuardia Community College Campus Consortium Partnership, put a human face on the staggering numbers of people who have resettled in Jordan after fleeing conflicts in Syria, Iraq, Sudan, Somalia, and other countries in the region.

St. Patrick’s Day Fundraiser Brings Community Together

April 1, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The Seventh Annual St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon raises funds for the BMCC Student Emergency Fund. The Seventh Annual BMCC St. Patrick’s Day luncheon, benefitting the BMCC Student Emergency Fund, was held on March 16 in Richard Harris Terrace. It featured a traditional Irish buffet—corned beef and cabbage—as well as professional Irish dancers from the Niall […]

BMCC Preparing Students for the Global Economy

April 1, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

When 26,000 students from over 160 countries come together with star faculty in a New York City academic setting, class discussions will prove more interesting and the points of view more diverse. This was one component of a celebratory introduction offered by BMCC President Antonio Pérez during his March 17 State of the College address […]

Queensborough Community College Professor Receives the Feliks Gross Endowment Award, CUNY’s Highest Award for Assistant Professors

March 26, 2015 | Queensborough Community College

Professor is the Only Community College Faculty Member to Receive the Award

Kingsborough’s Child Development Center and HealthPlus Amerigroup Partner for Parent/Child Cooking Workshops

March 25, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Through a generous donation from HealthPlus Amerigroup, the Kingsborough Community College (KCC) Child Development Center will host a series of parent/child cooking workshops that recently launched on campus to help encourage family togetherness, healthy eating, nutrition education, and fun. Research shows that involving kids in meal preparation helps to foster closeness within families, prevents behavior […]