Bronx, New York – On May 31st, the 1507 members of the Bronx Community College Class of 2013 will begin their day as students – and end it as graduates. The 53rd Commencement Day ceremonies will take place on the BCC campus, beginning at 10:00 a.m. with the Academic Procession onto Ohio Field. This year’s [...]
May 22, 2013, Bronx, New York—Two Bronx Community College faculty, Professor Tom Cipullo and Substitute[M1] Assistant Professor Steven Burke, have received the Arts and Letters Award in Music from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The awards were presented earlier this month in New York City. This prestigious honor society is comprised of 250 celebrated [...]
Assisting returning troops with obtaining the credentials they need to successfully enter the workforce was the theme at the White House Forum on Military Credentialing and Licensing, held in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on April 29. The Forum provided an opportunity for key stakeholders from around the country, to share ideas on how to streamline [...]
Over the past year, QCC’s science and mathematics students have been engaging in research activities funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program, Research Initiative for Minority Students (RIMS). They presented their research at the final seminar, held at QCC in the Medical Arts Building on May 10. Students conducted research in areas that [...]
More than 255 abstracts – an all-time record – were presented by more than 300 students at the 9th Annual Honors Conference, held May 3 at Queensborough Community College. Five other colleges took part: Borough of Manhattan Community College, Kingsborough Community College, New York City College of Technology, Nassau Community College and Queens College. Five additional institutions: Hofstra, St. John’s, Berkeley [...]
The Single Stop program at Queensborough – which provides students and their families access to benefits through a grant from Single Stop USA – reports a 1,333 percent increase in cash and non-cash benefits over the past three years. “The remarkable success of the program is a testament both to our students’ determination to succeed academically and [...]
Ruby Singh, a Business Administration major, has received the David A. Garfinkel CUNY Community Colleges Essay Contest prize, a statewide writing contest sponsored by the Historical Society of the Courts of the State of New York. Students from approximately fifty SUNY and CUNY community colleges participated in the contest, submitting essays based on Cyberspace and the Law: What are Our [...]
Long Island City, NY—Dr. Suresh Canagarajah, a professor of Applied Linguistics and English at Pennsylvania State University and an award-winning author, will be the featured speaker at LaGuardia Community College’s Literacy Brokers Program’s inaugural event on May 30. In his presentation/workshop, “Brokering Academic Publishing Conventions,” Dr. Canagarajah will discuss and demystify academic publishing conventions, show [...]
Monday, May 20, 2013 (Bronx, NY) – United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will deliver the keynote address at Eugenio María de Hostos Community College’s 42nd commencement ceremony, to be held in New York City Center at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, June 7, 2013. The College will confer degrees on approximately 800 students. “I [...]
Long Island City, NY—Lloyd Blankfein, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., which under his leadership launched the 10,000 Small Businesses initiative and selected LaGuardia Community College as its first partner, will deliver the keynote address at the College’s 41st Commencement Exercises on June 6. Mr. Blankfein will address an [...]
Long Island City, NY—May 20, 2013—In appreciation of its strong relationship with LaGuardia Community College, the Consulate General of Japan in New York has invited 46 CUNY students to take part in an all-expense paid 10-day study tour of Japan in May. “Kakehashi – Bridge for Tomorrow” the Youth [...]
New Study Shows LaGuardia Community College’s GED Bridge Program Significantly Boosts GED Pass Rates and College Enrollment MDRC, a nonprofit, nonpartisan education and social policy research firm, released encouraging findings today from a rigorous evaluation of a new approach to GED instruction pioneered by LaGuardia Community College of the City University of New York (CUNY). [...]
As part of the Bronx Community College President’s Lecture Series, BCC in collaboration with Hostos Community College, Lehman College and the League of Women Voters, will host a 2013 New York City Mayoral Candidates Forum. The forum, in which all current Mayoral contenders have agreed to participate, will take place on Wednesday, July 24th and [...]
May 4, 2013, Bronx, New York—Under a cloudless, blue sky and with temperatures hovering in the low 70s, more than a 1000 men, women and children, both avid marathoners and casual walkers, participated in today’s Run the Bronx, Bronx Community College’s Annual Hall of Fame Run and Walk. Although registrants began descending on the campus [...]
Thanks to one woman and a community trust, many students at BMCC receive the academic and financial support they need to succeed.
Here’s the backstory: In 2008, Pat White, the Program Director for Children, Youth and Families at The New York Community Trust, arranged for a grant to be donated to BMCC on behalf of The Trust, which was used to fund The Odyssesy Pro
Long Island City, NY—LaGuardia Community College student Weily Lang placed first for her research on the effects of antioxidants on fertility in male fruit flies at the Sigma Xi Research Showcase, a nationwide online science competition. Weily, a fine arts major who loves insects and research, was up against some 100 student researchers, 80% of [...]
Family Event Welcomes All to Run the Bronx April 17, 2013, Bronx New York—Run the Bronx, Bronx Community College’s Annual Hall of Fame Run and Walk takes place Saturday, May 4th. The official start time is 10 a.m., and the event begins and ends on the historic landmark campus of Bronx Community College, located at [...]
Long Island City, NY—A photography exhibition featuring photographer Walker Evans’s famous collection of images taken in Havana in 1933 will be shown at LaGuardia Community College now through May 29. The event is free and open to the public. The exhibition, comprising over 30 digital reproductions from original and posthumous prints, will be on [...]
Every year, BMCC celebrates Poem in Your Pocket Day in which the spirit and beauty of the poetic word is appreciated throughout campus.
“April is Poetry Month and we never let it go by without recognizing it,” said Michael Gillespie, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, at the 2013 Poetry Awards Ceremony held recently in Richard Harris Terrace.
Staying at the Schloss Leopoldskron, where The Sound of Music was filmed; attending lectures given by world-renowned scholars; walking throughout the infamous Dachau Concentration Camp. These were just some of the powerful experiences that students had during the recent Salzburg Global Seminar trip to Austria. The seminar is the 56th International Study Program on Global Citizenship and included students from three [...]