Community College News

Women’s Herstory Month Opens With a Conference, March 2

February 27, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Original artwork by Lizzette Bonfante Gonzalez   Women’s Herstory Month will kick off at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) with a conference, “Women Leading & Women Rising,” set for Thursday, March 2 in various locations throughout BMCC’s main campus at 199 Chambers Street. “Each speaker and panelist will focus on what they do, why they […]

State of the College Address Set for March 7

February 27, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) President Antonio Pérez will present his annual State of the College address to the college community on March 7, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., in Theatre 2 on the college’s main campus, 199 Chambers Street. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend and learn about BMCC’s milestones […]

BMCC Preparing New Generation of Healthcare Professionals

February 23, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) is taking innovative steps to help meet explosive job growth in New York’s health care sector by overhauling courses in both the Allied Health Sciences and Health Education Departments. Two medical coding courses, both taught within the Health Information Technology (HIT) program of the Allied Health Sciences Department, have […]

LaGuardia Goes Back-To-Back; Knocks Off BMCC for 2nd Straight Title

February 21, 2017 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY (February 17, 2017)—LaGuardia and BMCC put on a show Friday night at Borough of Manhattan Community College in a rematch of last year’s CUNYAC/Army ROTC Community College Men’s Basketball Championship. These two evenly matched teams gave us another classic as the LaGuardia Red Hawks took down the BMCC Panthers by the […]

Special Screening and Discussion — TIME: The Kalief Browder Story

February 17, 2017 | Bronx Community College, Uncategorized

From executive producers Shawn “JAY Z” Carter and Harvey Weinstein, TIME: The Kalief Browder Story is a six-part documentary series about a 16-year-old student from the Bronx who spent three years on Rikers Island without ever being convicted of a crime. TIME will explore the impact Kalief’s ordeal is having on the criminal justice system […]

BMCC Students Speak Out in Support of CUNY Child Care Centers

February 16, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

  Early Childhood Education major Nadia Olivares is in her third semester at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY). Her four-year-old son attends BMCC as well — for a year, he has focused on fine-motor skills, letter recognition and more, at the BMCC Early Childhood Center. “Knowing my child is in good hands at the […]

Works by Two Kingsborough Students Included in Iggy Pop Exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum

February 15, 2017 | Kingsborough Community College

Kingsborough Community College students Kallyiah Merilus and Mauricio Rodriguez are among the 22 artists featured in the Brooklyn Museum exhibition Iggy Pop Life Class by Jeremy Deller, running through March 26, 2017.

Immersion Program Sees Spike in ESL Pass Rate

February 10, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

The 2017 Winter Immersion Program at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) saw the pass rate for ESL students spike to 71 percent, a significant increase from the 2016 Winter Immersion English as a second language (ESL) pass rate of 49 percent. According to Janice Zummo, Assistant Dean for Academic Support Services at BMCC, the […]

Year Up New York Celebrates Ten Years and Twentieth Graduating Class With Ceremony at BMCC

February 8, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Celebrating ten years of providing access to livable-wage careers for low-income youth and its twentieth graduating class, the workforce development nonprofit Year Up New York held a graduation ceremony at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) on February 7, 2017. The ceremony took place at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center at 199 Chambers Street from […]

BMCC Leading Students to 21st Century Tech Jobs

February 8, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

From finance to fashion to healthcare, technology supports more than 291,000 jobs that pay more than $30,000 billion in annual wages in New York City. Job growth in the city’s high-tech sector grew by 33% from 2010 to 2014, more than four times the rate for the rest of the city’s economy, according to the […]

First Graduates from Novel High School Equivalency Program for Deaf Students at LaGuardia Community College

February 7, 2017 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College President Dr. Gail O. Mellow with the First Graduates from the National External Diploma Program. Long Island City, NY (February 6, 2017)—LaGuardia Community College’s Program for Deaf Adults recently celebrated the first deaf students to earn their high school equivalency diplomas through a pilot of an alternative program that better accommodates deaf […]

Renowned Abstract Painter Siri Berg Donates Original Artwork to BMCC

February 3, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Shown center: Siri Berg The artwork of internationally renowned abstract painter Siri Berg is on permanent display at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, the Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm, Sweden — and now, Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) can be added to that distinguished list. Siri Berg’s donation to BMCC of […]

President Mellow Reflects on Gov. Cuomo’s Tuition-Free College Proposal in interview with Evolllution

February 3, 2017 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY (February 3, 2017)—LaGuardia Community College President Gail O. Mellow recently spoke with Evolllution, an online news publication focused on higher education, about Governor Cuomo’s Excelsior Scholarship proposal. Dr. Mellow defined the enormous impact the Excelsior Scholarship would have on New Yorkers—helping financially struggling students to pay tuition, encouraging those who had […]

BMCC Ranks Third out of 690 Two-Year Colleges in Helping Students Climb the Income Ladder

February 2, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Nationwide, the number of children who attain a higher standard of living than their parents has fallen from 90 to 50 percent in the last half century — but Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) appears to be countering that trend. A new study sponsored by The Equality of Opportunity Project tracked 30 million college students born […]

LaGuardia English Language Coordinator, and Volunteers, Recognized as NY1’s Queens People of the Week

February 1, 2017 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia English Language Coordinator, and Volunteers, Recognized as NY1’s Queens People of the Week   Long Island City, NY (January 31, 2017)—The English Language Center (TELC) at LaGuardia Community College is the largest English language program in New York City. Since 1971, TELC has helped more than 275,000 students from over 80 countries improve their English […]

LaGuardia Community College Launches New Citizenship & Legal Services Program

January 31, 2017 | LaGuardia Community College

New Citizenship & Legal Services Program Launches at LaGuardia Community College FREE Program to Help NYC Immigrants Become Citizens—Educational Services by LaGuardia’s Center for Immigrant Education and Training and Legal Services by Catholic Migration Services Long Island City, NY (January 27, 2017)—LaGuardia Community College’s Center for Immigrant Education and Training has partnered withCatholic Migration Services, […]

Paths to Equity Explored in Faculty Convocation

January 31, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Preview The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Office of Academic Affairs hosted the College’s first annual Faculty Convocation on January 27 in Theatre I at 199 Chambers Street. BMCC President Antonio Pérez opened the event attended by hundreds of full-time and adjunct faculty. “As we assess and measure student success, we have to take […]

African Heritage Month Kicks Off, Artist Ed Dwight to Visit BMCC Feb. 24

January 31, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Renowned sculptor and artist Edward Joseph Dwight Jr., the first African American astronaut candidate, will be at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) on February 24 as part of the college’s month-long African Heritage celebration that kicked off February 1 with dancers (shown), poetry, panels and more. Dwight, who will be recognized at BMCC as […]

Student Veterans Meet with Council Member Eric Ulrich to Address Housing Issue

January 31, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

L-R: Stephany Lopez, Douglas Israel, Keifer Ramos, Edan Benmelech, Wilfred Cotto, Diego Changa and NYC Council Member Eric Ulrich (not shown: Yanisal Ramirez) Three BMCC student veterans; Stephany Lopez, Diego Changa, and Keifer Ramos, along with BMCC alumni Yanisel Ramirez and Edan Benmelech met with Eric Ulrich, Chair of the New York City Council Committee […]

BMCC Students Earn Spots on Phi Theta Kappa All-State Community College Academic Team

January 31, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

(L-R) Andrea Reed, Marija Binch Marija Binch, a Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Liberal Arts major, and Andrea Reed, a BMCC alumna (’16, Business Administration), were selected to be part of the Phi Theta Kappa All-State Community College Academic Team for New York. As team members, Binch and Reed are eligible for the $5,000 All-USA Academic […]