Community College News

Kingsborough’s COPE Program Receives Donations of Toys and Coats from the Atlantis Cricket Club

December 18, 2014 | Kingsborough Community College

Kingsborough’s College Opportunity to Prepare for Employment (COPE) program received a holiday donation of toys and coats for the families of students who participate in the program.  For the past six years Atlantis Cricket Club – NY has collected toys at its annual holiday party and donated them to the KCC COPE program. “I saw […]

Kingsborough Student Itrat Batool Joins United States Education Department Secretary Arne Duncan for Special Screening f I Learn America Documentary and Panel Discussion

December 17, 2014 | Kingsborough Community College

Itrat is among five immigrant students featured in “I Learn America” Kingsborough Community College student Itrat Batool, (pictured above and farthest right), traveled to Washington, DC on Monday to join 400 students and other guests for a special screening of I Learn America, a documentary in which she was featured. Itrat was among a special group […]

BRONX COMMUNITY COLLEGE, BRONX CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND BRAM AUTO GROUP COLLABORATE ON AN EXPANDED AUTO TECH TRAINING HUB IN THE BRONX

December 17, 2014 | Bronx Community College

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE UNTIL 10 A.M. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2014 Unique public/private sector partnership strengthens the borough’s position in a high growth field December 19, 2014 — Eduardo J. Martí, Interim President of Bronx Community College, Michael Ianelli, Vice President of the BRAM Auto Group, with 18 dealerships in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, […]

BMCC Exploring Affordable Textbook Alternatives

December 16, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

A recent highly interactive forum at Borough of Manhattan Community College’s Hudson Room highlighted an ongoing campus-wideconversation about the impact high-priced textbookshave on student learning. It also helped participants understand more affordable alternatives such as Open Educational Resources, or OER. OER are learning materials that are available at no cost to faculty and students and […]

A Day in the Life of MECA

December 16, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

It’s been only three months since Manhattan Early College School for Advertising opened its doors to its first freshman class. But in that short time, MECA has evolved into a hive of academic rigor and creative engagement, pulsing with activity. It’s a busy place—and unlike any other high school in New York City. MECA’s unique […]

Making Change, One Poster at a Time

December 16, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC students and (center) John Jay College President Jeremy Travis and BMCC Criminal Justice Professor Yolanda Martin   For the first time in its 7-year history, the First Year Student Showcase at John Jay College featured research posters by community college students. “I want to offer a special welcome to our friends from BMCC,” said […]

Encore!

December 16, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Colombian dance performance by theatre major Ruth Maoly Colmenares and her partner Daniel Fetecua Soto Hispanic Heritage Month came to a festive close in Richard Harris Terrace with a Colombian dance performance by theatre major Ruth Maoly Colmenares and her partner Daniel Fetecua Soto, an award-winning salsa dancer and member of the renowned Limón Dance […]

BMCC Panthers Ranked Seventh in Nation

December 16, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC Student Elijah Bryant The 2014-15 Borough of Manhattan Community College men’s basketball season kicked off just over a month ago and already, the BMCC Panthers are tied with Community College of Philadelphia for the number seven spot on the NJCAA Division III Top Ten National Poll. The Panthers have posted a 10-1 record so far […]

Seeing the Light

December 16, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC Alumni Pierre Bouz The youngest of ten children, Pierre Bouzi grew up in Jacmel, Haiti. After graduating from high school, he moved to the Bronx, New York, to live with his sister. “Creole is my first language, French is my second language and English my third,” he says. “I came to BMCC first to […]

Off to Vietnam

December 16, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Associate Professor of Developmental Skills Cynthia Wiseman Associate Professor of Developmental Skills Cynthia Wiseman has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lead teacher trainings in rural areas of Vietnam during the 2014-2015 academic year, the U.S. Department of State and J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board recently announced. “My proposal is to lecture and […]

A Life in Two-Part Harmony

December 16, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

For as long as she can remember, music has always been a central part of Doris Holz’s life. “I started taking piano lessons when I was a little girl, and when I wasn’t playing the piano, I was always singing,” says Holz, who is Vice President-Development at BMCC and Chief Operating Officer of the BMCC […]

LaGuardia Community College Foundation Installs New Chairperson

December 12, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Suresh Sani, President of First Pioneer Properties, Inc., was sworn in as the newly elected chairperson of the LaGuardia Community College Foundation on December 2.

Sani succeeds Paul Higbee, a partner of G.C. Andersen Partners, LLC, who served as the Foundation chair for four years and is now serving as an honorary director.

LaGuardia Community College Offers Training in Solar Panel Installation and Sales Careers Apply by December 19

December 11, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College next month will launch Solar Plus Pro, a professional training program that will help individuals join or advance their career in the booming field of solar energy, a $13.7 billion a year industry.

Applications for the training will be accepted through Dec. 19, 2014.

City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer Kicks Off LaGuardia Community College Library Renovation

December 11, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

New York City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer and CUNY Interim Vice Chancellor for Facilities Planning, Construction and Management Judith Bergtraum joined LaGuardia Community College President Gail O. Mellow Friday for a ceremonial groundbreaking marking the start of a massive renovation and expansion of the school library.

Kingsborough’s Center for Economic and Workforce Development Project Rise Program Featured on WBAI’s “Women in the Making: Tomorrow’s History Today.”

December 10, 2014 | Kingsborough Community College

The Center for Economic and Workforce Development (CEWD) at Kingsborough sees many ambitious students. Desi, a current CHW student in the Northeast Resiliency Consortium (NRC) workforce training program also hosts a show on WBAI 99.5FM: Women in the Making: Tomorrow’s History Today, which “highlights the views, perspectives, questions, goals and accomplishments of today’s girl.” Desi […]

Red Hawks Center Charles Williams Wins Dominican College Scholarship

December 10, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Red Hawks Center Charles Williams has made school history, becoming the first LaGuardia Community College basketball player to sign an athletic scholarship to attend a four year college.

LaGuardia Community College President Gail O. Mellow Announces Commitment to Expand College Access at White House Event

December 4, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Today, LaGuardia Community College President Gail O. Mellow will join President Obama, the First Lady, and Vice President Biden along with hundreds of college presidents and other higher education leaders to announce new actions to help more students prepare for and graduate from college.

The White House College Opportunity Day of Action helps to support the President’s commitment to partner with colleges and universities, business leaders, and nonprofits to support students across the country and help our nation reach its goal of leading the world in college attainment.

Statement to the College Community on the Eric Garner Grand Jury Decision

December 4, 2014 | Kingsborough Community College

Yesterday, the grand jury deliberating the circumstances surrounding the death of Staten Island resident Eric Garner issued its decision not to indict the police officer involved.  It is understandable that many are upset about this decision, especially so soon after the Ferguson Grand Jury ruling. We are again reminded that there are deep issues within […]

Hostos Community College Announces Commitment to Expand College Access at White House Event

December 4, 2014 | Hostos Community College

Today, Hostos Community College and Interim President David Gómez will join President Obama, the First Lady, and Vice President Biden along with hundreds of college presidents and other higher education leaders to announce new actions to help more students prepare for and graduate from college.

Kingsborough Paramedic Program Students Render Aid to Classmate During Medical Emergency

December 2, 2014 | Kingsborough Community College

Kingsborough Community College Provost Stuart Suss recently welcomed guests for a special recognition event to honor two students who rendered first aid to a fellow classmate during a medical emergency. When a classmate collapsed in a nearby classroom with a seizure, fellow Paramedic Program students Nelson Chan and Aleksey Kaplunovskiy immediately sought medical help, and […]