Community College News

Eight LaGuardia Community College Students Receive Venture Funding and Business Training from Capital One Bank for Tech Start-ups

July 30, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—July30, 2015—Eight budding student entrepreneurs at LaGuardia Community College celebrated completing the Capital One Entrepreneurship Program by presenting their prototypes and pitching their business ideas to a panel of judges for a chance to win $3,000 in seed capital. Tammy Duval-Nam, a Computer Science major and creator of Knowts, a self-tracking app, won first place.

Two BMCC Students Among 18 Nationwide Picked for Accounting Program

July 30, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Two Borough of Manhattan Community College students were selected to participate in the 2015 Accounting Scholars Development Program (ASDP) held July 12 through July 18 at Howard University’s School of Business in Washington D.C. The Accounting Scholars Development Program, presented by the School of Accountancy at the Daniels College of Business at the University of […]

BMCC Students Showcase Research at CUNY-Wide Symposium

July 29, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Thirteen Borough of Manhattan Community College students took part in the 2015 CUNY Research Scholars Program symposium held July 22 at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY). The CUNY Research Scholars Program (CRSP) funds one-year research scholarships for associate degree-seeking students at CUNY community colleges as well as students from three CUNY comprehensive schools. […]

Seeing Black Holes in a New Light

July 29, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC Professor K.E. Saavik Ford and engineering science major Ricardo Nunes   Ricardo Nunes was a medical student in Salvador, Brazil when he admitted it wasn’t the right path. “I had always wanted to go into aerospace engineering,” he says. “It’s been my dream since I was 15 years old. I’m passionate about galaxies and […]

LaGuardia and Wagner Archives Release NY Mets Video as YouTube Channel Reaches Over 300,000 Views

July 28, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

With the Mets’ season in full swing, the LaGuardia and Wagner Archives released a new video this week View Video, which features former New York Council Member and State Assembly Member Mark Weprin recounting the championship season of the 1986 New York Mets and his own participation in the team’s Old-Timers Day on July 12, a celebration of the 25thAnniversary of the Amazin’ Mets. The video goes up just as the Archives YouTube channel reaches over 300,000 views.

Queens Public Television (QPTV) Receives Top Honors for Filming of Queensborough’s Performing Arts Center (QPAC) “Cherry Poppin’ Daddies”

July 27, 2015 | Queensborough Community College

QPTV received top honors from the 2015 Alliance for Community Media National Hometown Media Competition for “QPTV Presents: Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC) “Cherry Poppin’ Daddies”. The program won in its category for Excellence in Public Access. “Queens Public Television (QPTV) was given the opportunity to record Queensborough’s Performing Arts Center (QPAC) headliner, Cherry Poppin’ […]

LaGuardia Students Volunteer to Paint “Pedestrian Patterns” on Thomson Avenue

July 23, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

Queens artist Mark Salinas, Founder of 7 Train Murals, in connection with the Long Island City Partnership and the NYC Department of Transportation (NYC DOT), announced plans to bring a mural titled Pedestrian Patterns Mural onto the Thomson Avenue Bridge between Skillman Avenue and 44th Drive in Long Island City, Queens. LaGuardia students and members of the LIC community have volunteered to paint the 6,000 square foot mural. A public unveiling is scheduled for August 12.

Queensborough Students “Practice Law” at the CUNY Law Pipeline to Justice Summer Immersion Program

July 23, 2015 | Queensborough Community College

Queensborough students Michael Rawls and Ricky Panayoty were selected to participate in the CUNY Law Pipeline to Justice Summer Program this past June. They were among 20 CUNY undergraduate students who gathered for a two week immersion program in the study and practice of law. “We were extremely impressed by this year’s cohort and are […]

Port of Entry Program Director Receives Inspiring Leadership Award

July 23, 2015 | Queensborough Community College

皇后社區學院「新進港英文班吳經端主任榮獲啓發性的領袖獎 Florence Tse, Director of the Port of Entry (POE) Program at Queensborough Community College, received the Inspiring Leadership Award at the Fourth Annual Chinese American Heritage Celebration event, held recently at the Key Luck Club of CCNS Bayside Senior Center. Irene Cheung, Key Luck Club President, paid tribute to Florence as a leader who […]

Kingsborough Community College Students Participate in Rescue Training Mission with U.S. Coast Guard

July 22, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Students in Kingsborough’s Maritime Technology program participated in a simulated rescue training mission and drill today with the U.S. Coast Guard off the waters of Manhattan Beach. They learned how to perform a rescue operation in real time while the Coast Guard worked to “rescue” the swimmer in distress. They employed the proper safety and […]

Kingsborough Community College Maritime Professor Reappointed to Sixth Term with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Council

July 22, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

U.S. Commerce Department Secretary Penny Pritzker recently announced the appointment of 30 new and returning members to the eight regional fishery management councils that partner with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries to manage ocean fish stocks. On the recommendation and nomination of Governor Andrew Cuomo, and with the support of New York […]

Kingsborough Community College Staff and Students March in New York City’s First-Ever Disability Pride Parade

July 21, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Kingsborough staff and students joined approximately 2,000 other participants, including hundreds from the City University of New York on July 12 for the 1st Annual Disability Pride Parade, a historic walk honoring the civil rights activity that led up to the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act 25 years ago. The parade route—a manageable […]

LaGuardia Partners with Mellon Foundation and American Folk Art Museum to Create Student Internships

July 21, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the American Folk Art Museum a $461,000 grant to develop the Museum Career Internship Program with LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City, New York.

Brand New Stem Lab Opens at Kingsborough Community College for Fall Incoming Freshman Students

July 16, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Kingsborough Community College (KCC) officially launched its intensive STEM Summer Boot Camp program in its newly-constructed STEM Lab, where 15 students in the first cohort of STEM-bound freshmen are part of an exciting, immersive learning experience that includes hands-on experiential activities. KCC President Herzek was joined by Provost Stuart Suss, faculty, staff, students, Brooklyn Council […]

Kingsborough Men’s Basketball Coach Dr. Lambert Shell Inducted into Fairfield County Commission Hall Of Fame

July 16, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Kingsborough Community College’s (KCC) Men’s Basketball coach Dr. Lambert Shell was inducted into the Fairfield County Sports Commission Hall of Fame at a recent ceremony held at the University of Connecticut’s Stamford campus. Dr. Shell was among six Hall of Fame inductees including former NHL player Ted Drury, Montreal Canadiens’ leading scorer Max Pacioretty, Seattle […]

Pipeline to Success

July 15, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Five recent graduates of Borough of Manhattan Community College, The City University of New York (BMCC/CUNY) were just awarded a full scholarship to the New York University (NYU) College of Arts and Sciences through POISE, the Pipeline Opportunities for Inter-College Stem Education Program. POISE is a collaborative effort between BMCC and the Academic Achievement Program (AAP) […]

Hostos Opens College’s First Large Farmers Market With GrowNYC

July 14, 2015 | Hostos Community College

With a shortage of fresh fruit and vegetables being a major concern for Bronxites who are looking to live more healthy lifestyles, Hostos partnered with GrowNYC to open a large farmers market at the College. The “Hostos Greenmarket” opened on June 30, and it is a first on campus. The market is open every Tuesday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., through November 24.

Kingsborough Community College Athletics Assistant Director and Student Lead Effort to Repeal NJCAA Rules to Allow International Students to Compete at the College Level

July 14, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Kingsborough Community College Assistant Athletics Director Keith Heron and international student Kelvin Arhire-Thomas were instrumental in the recent repeal of rules restricting international students from competing in NJCAA sports at the junior and community college level. Previously, National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) rules prevented international students with less than three years of attendance at […]

Kingsborough Community College Celebrates its 50th Commencement with the Largest Graduating Class of Approximately 3,000 Candidates

July 13, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Kingsborough Community College celebrated its 50th Commencement Exercises in June at its beautiful campus in the Manhattan Beach section of Brooklyn with approximately 1,500 of the nearly 3,000 candidates for graduation crossing the stage to receive their accolades. This year there were 1,423 candidates for the Associate in Arts degree; 886 candidates for the Associate […]

Kingsborough Community College’s “Farm To Table” Fundraiser Raises $185,000 for Student Support

July 13, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Nearly 300 guests attended Kingsborough Community College’s (KCC) 10th Annual Seaside Splash fundraiser recently, which raised $185,000 to provide critically-needed financial support for students. Seaside Splash, which has raised close to $2M in the past ten years, focuses attention on students who directly benefit from the financial contributions toward their educational dreams. Ten such students […]