Community College News

BMCC Students Ready for 2016 Fall Semester

August 25, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

New and returning students filled hallways and classrooms across campus on the first day of the Fall 2016 semester at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY). Throughout BMCC’s campus, the floors are freshly waxed and everything has been cleaned for the onslaught of learning activity. “From a physical facility point of view, we’re ready. We’ve […]

BMCC Student Among 18 Nationwide Selected for Accounting Program

August 25, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

L-R: Dr. Jean Wells (Howard University), Karlyn Hayes (Student, Santa Monica College), Mariam Gouem (Student, Bronx Community College), Tahnea Laran Carter (Student, Santa Monica College), Asmir Nikocevic (Student, BMCC), Dr. Anthony J. Anderson (Judge, Howard University)   Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Accounting major Asmir Nikocevic was among 18 community college students nationwide selected […]

Students Present STEM Research Projects

August 25, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

BMCC students with their mentors/professors from BMCC, City Tech and Baruch College   On Saturday, August 20 in Fiterman Hall, 21 BMCC students presented summaries of their STEM research projects made possible through the Minority Student Engineering Improvement Program (MSEIP) of the U.S. Department of Education. Guests at the event were welcomed by MESIP Student […]

SUNY MEOC Awarded more than $1 Million to Guide Students Through Academic Pipeline

August 25, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Francisco de la Cruz, BMCC student who has benefited from SUNY MEOC’s TRIO program.   The State University of New York, Manhattan Educational Opportunity Center (SUNY MEOC), which is administered by Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) and located on 125th Street in Harlem, received a five-year renewal of its funding from the Federal TRIO […]

ASAP Students Visit the United Nations for Student Summit

August 24, 2016 | Hostos Community College

On August 16, Hostos students in CUNY’s Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) visited the United National General Hall as participants in the International Young Leaders Assembly’s 9th annual Global Summit. Titled, “Moral and Innovative Leadership for Sustainable Development: Vision, Service, and Entrepreneurship,” the program forged lasting connections with various leaders both nationally, and globally, as well as skills sets necessary to create sustainable change in their communities and society.

Hostos Administrators Study Abroad In Dominican Republic

August 24, 2016 | Hostos Community College

Four Hostos administrators were treated to an educational and culturally engaging experience this summer, as part of the College’s annual Professional Development and Study Abroad Program in the Dominican Republic. The three-week program started in in New York City from June 10 to the 24 and continued in the Dominican Republic from June 29 to July 9.

Professors’ Grant-Funded Research Projects Examine Curriculum, Pedagogy and Mobile Navigation

August 23, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

BMCC Professors and Principal Investigators Lesley Rennis, Hao Tang and Gloria McNamara August 19, 2016 The role of community colleges in America’s higher education system is critical, and professors at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) continue to seek opportunities to explore new methods and techniques to improve the learning experience for students. Recently, BMCC […]

BMCC Partners with IAB Education Foundation to Offer Digital Training Course

August 17, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

The Center for Continuing Education and Workforce Development at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) has partnered with IAB Education Foundation and its iDiverse initiative to offer a free digital training course to prepare students for entry-level jobs in the digital media and marketing industry. IDiverse will cover the students’ tuition fees, and connect them […]

Gina Cherry Joins BMCC as CETLS Director

August 12, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) welcomes Gina Cherry as the new Academic Faculty Development Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning and Scholarship (CETLS). CETLS serves as a resource and forum for BMCC faculty and staff as they work to strengthen their teaching, learning and scholarship. As CETLS Director, Cherry will lead faculty development […]

Professors Collectively Receive Almost $161,000 in PSC-CUNY Research Awards

August 12, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Professor Quinn Minor, one of 36 faculty awarded PSC CUNY awards Thirty-six Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) professors from more than a dozen disciplines have received a total of $160,939 in Professional Staff Congress, The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) Research Awards. The grants will enable faculty to further their research projects during […]

BMCC Per Scholas Network Engineer Program Graduates New Class

August 12, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

When Bronx native Jason Suaro returned home from Bahrain after seven years on active duty in the U.S. Navy, he already had some Information Technology (IT) experience under his belt. But, Suaro wanted to get his Comp TIA A+ certification, an industry recognized credential, and make himself more marketable in New York City’s competitive IT […]

Hospitality Certificate Training Begins at MEOC

August 10, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

The State University of New York (SUNY) Manhattan Education Opportunity Center (MEOC) provides free academic support for eligible New Yorkers seeking to earn their High School Equivalency diploma and prepare for college. MEOC also offers career training programs in Certified Microsoft® Office, Electronic Health Records, Security Officer Training and other areas. A new initiative, the […]

BMCC Students Showcase Research at CRSP Symposium

August 4, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Eighteen Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) students participated in the second annual CUNY Research Scholars Program Symposium (CRSP) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, Wednesday, July 27. The CRSP funds one-year research scholarships for associate degree-seeking students at CUNY community colleges as well as students from three CUNY comprehensive schools. Each student […]

“Bangladesh – The Other Side Of Me,” A Photography Exhibit on Campus

July 27, 2016 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY (July 27, 2016)—Zakaria “Zak” Ahmed, a graduate of our esteemed commercial photography program, who is now an employee here at LaGuardia Community College, is showcasing photos he took on a trip back to the country where he was born, Bangladesh. Featured in a gallery on the third floor of LaGuardia’s “B” […]

Documentary Film Makes an Impact in the Classroom

July 25, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Rosemarie Reed is an adjunct professor at BMCC and filmmaker whose biographical documentaries focus on individuals “who have made great contributions but aren’t household names,” she says. “One friend told me, ‘you make films about the most famous people that no one ever heard of’.” These lesser-known individuals include scientists such as Irène Joliot-Curie, Lise […]

BMCC Announces Fall 2016 Guttman Scholars

July 25, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

  Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) is proud to announce the Fall 2016 Guttman Transfer Scholarship winners. “BMCC has the largest number of Fall 2016 scholars among all CUNY colleges,” said Alana Hankey-Thomas, Associate Director of the BMCC Academic Advisement and Transfer Center, and co-coordinator of the BMCC Guttman Scholarship Program. Guttman Transfer Scholarships […]

Herbert Rosenfield: Founding member of the BMCC Foundation Board of Directors Passes Away

July 20, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY and the BMCC Foundation mourn the passing of our friend and long-time supporter Herbert Rosenfield, a founding member of the BMCC Foundation Board of Directors, on which he served for more than 30 years. Mr. Rosenfield, who passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at the age of 97, was […]

New Shirley Fiterman Art Center Photography Exhibit Opens August 3

July 18, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

The Shirley Fiterman Art Center at Borough of Community College (BMCC/CUNY) presents Portrait of a Landscape, an international exhibition of photographic-based work that will be curated by Claudia Cortinez. The exhibit opens August 3, 2016, with a gallery reception from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Portrait of a Landscape will be open until September 10. […]

BMCC Announces Kaplan Scholars

July 18, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

(L-R) Jasmaine Brathwaite, Melanie Poggi, and Norbesida Bagablia Three BMCC students, Science majors Norbesida Bagablia and Melanie Poggi, and Animation and Motion Graphics major Jasmaine Brathwaite, have been named this year’s Kaplan Scholars. This is the tenth year that BMCC has worked with the Kaplan Educational Foundation to help low-income Black, Latino and Native American […]

“Panama: Hidden Gems,” A Photography Exhibit by Student Charles Carl Barnett – now through September

July 14, 2016 | LaGuardia Community College

“Panama: Hidden Gems,” A Photography Exhibit On Campus Long Island City, NY (July 14, 2016)—On the heels of the recently opened expanded Panama Canal, and in advance of upcoming National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15-Oct 15), an exhibit of photos taken in Panama by a 73-year-old photography student, Charles Carl Barnett of Rego Park, is available […]