Community College News

LaGuardia Community College Receives Top Grade among NY State Colleges & Universities for Tobacco-Free Campus Policy

November 24, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College has been awarded the highest rating for being a tobacco-free campus from a coalition, which includes the American Cancer Society and several state public health agencies, that supports and encourages colleges and universities throughout New York State to become tobacco-free.

Hostos Professor And Celebrated Artist Ian Charles Scott Part Of Exhibit At Park Avenue Armory

November 23, 2015 | Hostos Community College

For four days beginning on November 20, Hostos professor and celebrated artist Ian Charles Scott will have his work displayed in an exhibit at the Park Avenue Armory. Located at 643 Park Avenue, the venue has been home to the work of such important artists as Marcel Duchamp and Pablo Picasso.

Hostos Students Return To Washington, D.C., For Model UN Conference

November 23, 2015 | Hostos Community College

Hostos students returned to the nation’s capital to participate in the National Model United Nations Collegiate Conference from October 29 to November 1.

BMCC, in Partnership with Per Scholas, Graduates 15 Participants from CISCO Training Program

November 19, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Fifteen Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) students recently graduated from an intensive CISCO certification program offered through a partnership between BMCC’s Center for Continuing Education and Workforce Development and the non-profit IT training organization, Per Scholas. The graduation was held November 18 at Per Scholas in the Bronx, and celebrated the students’ completion of an 18-week program which […]

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center Presents Spero Plays Nyro by the Christine Spero Group

November 19, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, proudly presents The Christine Spero Group, performing “Spero Plays Nero,” part of the Tribeca Spotlight “Next Voice You Hear” Series, on Friday, December 18 at 8PM.  Tickets are $15. A heartfelt tribute and celebration of the music of Laura Nyro, one of […]

Hostos Alumni Relations Connects With Graduates At Annual Open House

November 17, 2015 | Hostos Community College

To help Hostos alumni remain connected to the College, the Alumni Relations Office hosted its annual Open House on October 15.

New York Times Columnist and Author Theresa Brown, RN Speaks to High School Equivalency Students at LaGuardia Community College

November 17, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

Theresa Brown, a New York Times columnist and author, visited LaGuardia Community College on October 19 to share her personal journey with students in the Bridge to College and Careers Program (known as the Bridge Program), who are working towards a high school equivalency degree and beyond.

LaGuardia Gallery of Photographic Arts Presents Ricardo Aca’s “Not A…”

November 13, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Gallery of Photographic Arts Presents Ricardo Aca’s “Not A…” Photo Exhibit on Display Nov. 12-Dec. 31, 2015
Aca, a LaGuardia alum, made headlines earlier this year when he was featured in a video created in reaction to Donald Trump’s statements about Mexican immigrants.

Dr. Jill Biden, Second Lady of the United States, Visits LaGuardia Community College as part of “Heads Up America” Campaign

November 6, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

Dr. Jill Biden, Second Lady of the United States, toured the “Heads Up America Open House” hosted at LaGuardia Community College on Nov. 4, 2015 for current and prospective students. She was joined by (from left to right): Sharon Wilson Chambers, a LaGuardia graduate, and her daughter, Rachel Chambers, a LaGuardia student who was featured in a PSA for “Heads Up America,” Jean Chatzky, financial editor of the TODAY Show, and LaGuardia Community College President Dr. Gail O. Mellow.

BMCC Kicks Off Hispanic Heritage Month

November 5, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

November 4, 2015 Students, faculty and staff gathered in Theatre Two at 199 Chambers on November 4 for an opening ceremony of BMCC’s Hispanic Heritage month. This year’s theme, Hybrid Landscapes, celebrates the diversity of the Hispanic Community. Events are planned throughout the month of November with a closing ceremony scheduled for December 2. The […]

Cast of Immigrants and Refugees to Perform World Premiere of Privatopia, Written by Greek Playwright

November 3, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (LPAC) at LaGuardia Community College — an emerging destination for international work that reflects the issues confronting its uniquely diverse Queens location — is pleased to present the world premiere of Privatopia, written by Greek playwright Maria Efstathiadi and directed by Handan Ozbilgin, LPAC’S Assistant Artistic Director.

Privatopia sheds light on the increasing fear of “otherness” rampant in modern societies. A mixed cast of immigrants and refugees, including five LaGuardia Community College students, will perform the work, which marks the playwright’s U.S. debut, November 5–14.

Matchmaking Event on Friday, Nov. 6 Aims to Help Small Businesses Grow Revenues and Add Jobs through Government Contracts

November 2, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

Small business owners looking to grow their revenues and expand their workforces by securing government contracts are encouraged to register for the 3rd annual Government and Business Matchmaker event on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015 hosted by LaGuardia Business Services of LaGuardia Community College. Advance ticket price is $54 (note: price for day-of tickets will be $110).

Solving the Mystery of Neutrinos

November 2, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

  Since 1992, Borough of Manhattan Community Center (BMCC/CUNY) Professor of Science Chiaki Yanagisawa has been part of an international research team investigating neutrinos, sub-atomic particles rushing through space almost at the speed of light, and passing through matter, including our bodies, by the thousands of billions every second. Yanagisawa, who joined the BMCC faculty […]

Kingsborough Community College Selected as One of Two Expansion Sites for CUNY Fatherhood Academy Funding from the Office of the Mayor and the New York City Young Men’s Initiative

October 27, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Program aimed specifically at promoting responsible parenting and economic stability through education for young unemployed and underemployed fathers  New York City Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives Richard Buery announced today that Brooklyn’s only community college—Kingsborough Community College—and Hostos Community College in the Bronx were chosen as the two expansion sites among CUNY campuses for […]

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Allocates $1.1 Million to CUNY Fatherhood Academy at LaGuardia Community College

October 27, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

At a press conference today, LaGuardia Community College President Dr. Gail O. Mellow, joined by Hostos Community College President David Gomez, and Kingsborough Community College President Farley Herzek, thanked New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the NYC Young Men’s Initiative (YMI) for $2.1 million in total funding for the CUNY Fatherhood Academy, a highly successful program that seeks to help young fathers continue with their schooling and learn essential parenting skills.

BMCC Receives More Than $182,000 in New STEM Funding

October 27, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) announced on October 26 that it will award Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) $182,549 in support of the collleges education programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs. BMCC is one of 13 minority institutions nationwide to receive part of the DOE’s total $3 million in funds […]

BMCC Celebrates Italian Heritage Month

October 27, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

  Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) students, faculty and staff filled Richard Harris Terrace on Monday, October 26, for a day of live music, poetry-reading and special lectures, all part of BMCC’s Italian Heritage Month celebration. The event’s organizer, BMCC Modern Languages Professor John T. Means said in the spirit of celebrating all things […]

From Bop to Pop: The Doo Wop Project Will Return to QPAC For an Encore Performance on November 15

October 27, 2015 | Queensborough Community College

The Doo Wop Project that dazzled audiences last spring with its classic sound and tight harmonies is coming back, by popular demand, to the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC) on November 15 at 3:00 p.m. This outstanding group of musicians* features the blockbuster talents of Charl Brown, Dominic Nolfi and their fellow Motown: the Musical […]

Nationally acclaimed author, journalist, activist and social critic KEVIN POWELL comes to Bronx Community College

October 26, 2015 | Bronx Community College

Nationally acclaimed author, journalist, activist and social critic KEVIN POWELL comes to Bronx Community College to discuss his latest book “The Education of Kevin Powell:   A Boy’s Journey Into Manhood” Friday, November 6, 2015 | 6:30 p.m. The lecture will be followed by a book signing and a chance to meet the author. Roscoe Brown […]

BMCC Celebrates Inductees and Funders of the 2015 Out in Two Scholarship Program

October 23, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

On October 22, BMCC President Antonio Pérez; Provost and Senior Vice President Karrin Wilks; Vice President of Student Affairs Marva Craig; Academic Dean Erwin Wong and Vice President for College Development Doris Holz recognized students who were recently inducted into the college’s Out in Two scholarship program. The induction ceremony and reception was held in […]