t’s difficult to watch the documentary film, “I Learn America,” without feeling profound admiration for the five resilient high school students whose stories it tells—and without gaining a new appreciation for what it means to be an immigrant teenager in 21st century America.
“Being different is like a part-time job,” says Sandra Staniszewski, currently a BMCC multimedia arts major and one of the five students profiled in the film. “You are half yourself and half the time you try to be someone better for the people to show how you want to be. What I want to be is myself.”
Long Island City, NY—March 4, 2014— Highlighting the critical importance of improving student success in America’s community colleges, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program today named LaGuardia Community College as one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence and $1 million in prize […]
Ron Wallace will be the first to tell you that he wasn’t born with a pencil in his hand.
“Growing up, I couldn’t draw much, but I was good with computer graphics programs like Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop,” he says. But by the time he was in eighth grade, he knew what he wanted to do with his life. When he enrolled in BMCC, he found teachers who were ready and willing to help him achieve his dream—to become a fashion designer.
Long Island City, NY—February 27, 2014—Hiroki Ohara, one of the youngest Japanese grandmasters in ikebana, “the Japanese art of flower arrangement,” on March 6 will be demonstrating this exquisite art form to a group of LaGuardia Community College students that will get a chance to create its own arrangements. The demonstration, held from 2:00 p.m. […]
Long Island City, NY—February 27, 2014– Assemblyman Ron Kim awarded two LaGuardia Community College students $250 scholarships for their winning essays that poignantly described how they overcame insurmountable obstacles through determination and perseverance. Kat Lam and Nancy Li Xiuqin were winners in the assemblyman’s Grit Essay Contest, a project that is part of his bold […]
This year marks the 175th anniversary of the birth of the man for whom Hostos Community College was named. Born in Puerto Rico on January 11, 1839, Eugenio María de Hostos excelled in many fields, including literature, sociology, education, jurisprudence, and philosophy. With Hostos175 the College will commemorate the life and work of Eugenio María […]
February 19, 2014 (Bayside, N.Y.) – The multi-talented David Alan Grier (DAG), whose career boasts spectacular successes in virtually all creative mediums, will bring his contagious laughter and thought-provoking comedy to the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC), on March 15 at 8:00 p.m. Countless theater, television, film, and comedic endeavors have pushed David Alan Grier’s […]
Long Island City, NY—February 24, 2014—For three consecutive years, LaGuardia Community College media studies students have had impressive showings at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Financial Awareness Video Competition where college students in the tri-state area were invited to produce 30-second videos on financial literacy. In 2010, the students captured first and second […]
When Chika Arita arrived in New York from Tokyo recently, among the top items on her agenda was a meeting with Professor Achraf Seyman of BMCC’s Accounting Department.
Arita is a section chief in the Administrative Evaluation Bureau of Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, with responsibility for auditing the performance of government entities in terms of efficiency, effectiveness and transparency. “Our role is similar to that of the General Accounting Office in the U.S,” she explains.
In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture (HCAC) presents Momma’s Hip Hop Kitchen (MHHK) for its seventh annual event on Saturday, March 1, at 2 p.m. in the Main Theater. Entitled “Volume 7: Celebrating Sisterhood,” this free Hip-Hop concert honors women in the arts through lyrics, song and […]
Long Island City, NY—February 21, 2014—Julio Trinidad, a LaGuardia Community College theater major who hopes one day to see his name on a Broadway marquee, won the Kennedy Center’s American Collegiate Theatre Festival’s northeast regional acting competition. The win comes with a $500 scholarship and an invitation to compete with the top 16 students from […]
Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz, Jr. held his fifth “State of the Borough Address” in Hostos’ popular Main Theater on Thursday, February 20. Speaking of the “New Bronx,” he highlighted several projects that he believes will help the Bronx continue to thrive, both economically and socially. And one of them will be right on the […]
Two years ago, Business Management Professor Michelle Wang came up with an innovative approach to career planning—one that would link the seemingly disparate worlds of business and Himalayan arts.
“My hope was to help business students develop a strong sense of humanity through museum visits and teaching,” she says. “In that way, they could become leaders who care about people, community, society and the world.”
Harvard, Yale and Rutgers were among the universities in the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) Regional Tournament, held at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island, February 8-9, in which ,Queensborough, the only community college to participate in the event, competed. In a highly competitive third round of the four round tournament, Queensborough earned a […]
Eugenio María Hostos Community College of CUNY is pleased to announce that Associate Professor Salim Rayman, Coordinator of the College’s Dental Hygiene Department, has been appointed as a State Board Member of Dentistry for The New York State Education Department’s The Office of the Professions. In this capacity, Professor Rayman will advise the Board of […]
Hostos’ Health, Education and Research Occupations High School (H.E.R.O.) was highlighted in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s State of the City speech on Monday, February 10. Held at LaGuardia Community College, and with Hostos President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez in the audience, Mayor de Blasio lauded the work CUNY colleges were doing to build the economy […]
Practical Nursing.Org Names BCC’s Program The Best Among New York’s Top 30 LPN Programs February 14, 2014 – The Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Program of Bronx Community College’s Nursing and Allied Health Sciences Department has been named number one among New York State’s 77 practical nursing programs and schools. This is according to Practical Nursing.Org, […]
Every year, the Modern Language Association (MLA), hosts a convention attended by its 30,000 members from over 100 countries.
This year, among the hundreds of presenters at the convention were BMCC English Professors David Bahr, Chamutal Noimann and Joyce Zonana.
On Tuesday, February 4, the Center for Bronx Non-Bronx Profits (CBNP) at Eugenio María de Hostos Community College hosted a public forum called “The Changing Political Landscape and What You Need to Know.” This informative town hall event included two panels and featured Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz, Jr. as its keynote speaker. Hostos Community […]
Long Island City, NY—February 14, 2014—LaGuardia Community College, an international leader in student electronic portfolios (ePortfolio), has launched a first-of-its-kind website that demonstrates how ePortfolio initiatives can help colleges and universities enrich student learning, deepen pedagogy and assessment, and initiate institutional change. Catalyst for Learning: ePortfolio Resources and Research, created by a network of 24 […]