Community College News

Vice President of Continuing Education at LaGuardia Community College Wins National Award

October 16, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Jane E. Schulman, Vice President of the Division of Adult and Continuing Education at LaGuardia Community College, has been given the National Leadership Award by the National Council for Continuing Education & Training (NCCET).

The Material Way

October 10, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC just launched a new series of curated exhibits in the Shirley Fiterman Art Center with the opening of Material Way, featuring the work of 14 contemporary artists: Kellyann Burns, Don Christensen, Lauren Clay, Diana Cooper, Peter Fox, Lisa Hoke, Jae Ko, Holly Miller, Nicholas Moenich, Paul Pagk, Anne Senstad, Sandi Slone, Wendy Small and […]

Kingsborough Gets Ready for 10th Annual Homecoming Day Celebration, “Brooklyn Block Party” Style

October 9, 2014 | Kingsborough Community College

More than 800 guests are expected to celebrate Kingsborough’s Homecoming Day this year, Brooklyn Block Party style, on Sunday, October 19 on the College’s beautiful seaside campus. Beginning with registration at 10:00 a.m., and followed by a continental breakfast, alumni, faculty, staff, students, community members, and their families are expected to participate in a wide […]

Chancellor Milliken Hosts Welcome Reception for New Kingsborough President Farley Herzek

October 9, 2014 | Kingsborough Community College

City University of New York Chancellor James B. Milliken recently hosted a reception at Kingsborough Community College to officially welcome the College’s new, and seventh president, Farley Herzek. The reception was attended by more than 120 guests including CUNY Trustee and KCC Presidential Search Committee Member Rita DiMartino, members of the Chancellery including Executive Vice […]

New Exhibit about Use of Text in Contemporary Art Set To Open at Kingsborough Community College

October 8, 2014 | Kingsborough Community College

“CONTEXT: Language as Medium and Message in Contemporary Art” debuts October 15 A free, new art exhibit, “CONTEXT: Language as Medium and Message in Contemporary Art”, will open to the public on October 15 and run through November 12 at The Art Gallery at Kingsborough Community College, located in the Arts & Sciences Building. An […]

NY Times: Compelling Story about LaGuardia Community College Student’s Path to Graduation

October 8, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

New York Times reporter Ginia Bellafante wrote a very powerful piece about one of LaGuardia Community College’s students. Her article vividly captures the struggles that so many of LaGuardia’s students face. This is a story all too familiar. One in which the challenges of poverty and a complex life interfere with LaGuardia students’ seamless path towards graduation.

Hostos Archivist Will Be Featured Twice During New York City’s Archives Week

October 8, 2014 | Hostos Community College

As part of Archives Week in New York City, Hostos Community College Archivist and Assistant Professor William Casari will speak on October 7 at the New York City Department of Records and later in the week on October 11 he will speak at the Museum of Bronx History as part of the Bronx County Historical […]

KCC Women’s Center Hosts Special Programs on Healthy Relationships, Support Services, and Parent Empowerment

October 6, 2014 | Kingsborough Community College

Brooklyn, NY–In addition to its regular schedule of programs, The Women’s Center at Kingsborough Community College will host a series of events during October geared to educating participants on healthy relationships, services for immigrant women, and providing support, resources and advice on parent empowerment. The Women’s Center is 1 of 8 such facilities at CUNY […]

76 Recruiters—No Waiting

October 6, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Searching for a job can be a tough job in itself—especially for students with heavy course loads, outside responsibilities and not a lot of free time. For them, BMCC’s twice-yearly Career Fair is a godsend: It makes looking for a job easy. Resumes in hand, more than 600 students in business casual attire descended on […]

Making Waves

October 6, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

An illustration of the gravitational waves generated by two black holes in orbit around one other. Credit: NASA. BMCC science professors Saavik Ford and Barry McKernan—along with their colleagues from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, and Columbia University—are creating a storm of media attention with their assertion that […]

“SMARTER CITIES WORKSHOP” LAUNCHES BCC’S GREEN AUTUMN

October 3, 2014 | Bronx Community College

Stars of sustainability come to Bronx Community College OCTOBER 2, 2014 — As the leaves on its campus turn red and gold, Bronx Community College is going aggressively green this fall in a series of high profile pro-environment events. First up: The Smarter Cities Workshop, a one-day symposium of key players in the international movement […]

Hostos Celebrates The Accomplishments Of Student-Parents Their Children, And The Aspen Institute Ascend Fund Program

October 3, 2014 | Hostos Community College

Earlier this year, it was announced that a $50,000 grant from the Aspen Institute Ascend Fund would allow Hostos to implement a pilot program called the Ascend Fund Summer Program; a national initiative that takes a “two-generation” approach to help families improve their lives. The Ascend Fund Summer Program proved to be a success and […]

LaGuardia Community College Awarded “First in the World” Grant by U.S. Department of Education for Innovative Programs to Improve Graduation Rates for Low-Income and Minority Students

September 30, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—Sept. 30, 2014—LaGuardia Community College was awarded a highly competitive “First in the World” Grant intended to improve student retention and graduation rates among low income and minority students. “After receiving nearly 500 applications from around the country, we’re excited to announce LaGuardia Community College will receive a First in the World […]

Taking on the Feds

September 30, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The College Fed Challenge is a prestigious annual competition sponsored by the New York Federal Reserve Bank. This year, a group of BMCC students will join that competition along with teams from 35 other schools including SUNY Geneseo, Rutgers University, William Patterson University, Medgar Evers College, Fairfield University and Columbia University. “I have confidence in […]

Diversity Day

September 30, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC’s first Diversity Day was hosted in Richard Harris Terrace and featured a student panel, guest speakers and a complimentary buffet luncheon with entrees from around the world. Sponsored by the Office of Compliance & Diversity, the event opened with a slide presentation [in its entirety, below], The Bias Blind-Spot: Stereotypes and Their Impact on Verbal […]

The Six-Year Solution

September 30, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

While on a tour of the BMCC campus on the second day of classes, 14-year-old high school freshman Cindy Coles was impressed by the classrooms (“really nice and extremely well-organized”) and the study labs (“a great place to study, since I’m a person of quietness”). But it was the library that got her pulse racing. […]

A New IT Leader for BMCC

September 30, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Veteran information technology professional Joseph Spadaro has joined BMCC as Vice President for Technology. “Over the past several years, BMCC has taken the lead in implementing new models of teaching and research that incorporate the best innovations in instructional technology,” says president Antonio Pérez. “As we move forward, Joe Spadaro’s expertise and creativity, as well […]

A Passion to Serve

September 30, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The next time you dine in a restaurant, there’s a chance you’ll be served by an alum of Authentic Server—a first-of-its-kind training program for New York City waitpersons founded by BMCC graduate Marina Kazakova. Launched this summer, Authentic Server was one of 10 finalists in SmartPitch, a competition designed to foster and promote student entrepreneurship. […]

Countdown to the Rocket Pitch

September 30, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC business major Ben Kim Recently, BMCC business administration major Joosik (Ben) Kim joined 30 other young people in a two-week entrepreneurship training program at Babson College, in Babson Park, Massachusetts. “Santander Universities, part of Santander Bank, funded the program to help youth be open-minded, to broaden our understanding of the globalization of business and […]

Making an Impact

September 30, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC’s new Kaplan scholar, Chadrick Frederick “There are only two colleges on St. Lucia, and one is a medical college,” says accounting major Chadrick Frederick, explaining why he left his Caribbean home and enrolled at BMCC. “I used to go to New York City for vacations and to visit family,” he says. “The first time […]