Community College News

BMCC Dedicates the Leila and Simon Peskoff Nursing Skills Laboratory

May 21, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The BMCC nursing program is known for its rigorous, hands-on instruction. Future registered nurses (RNs) not only complete clinical rotations in public and private hospitals throughout New York City, they take part in simulated training on campus in labs that feature the latest in human patient simulators. One of these labs, located in room S747 […]

In Conversation

May 21, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

In Conversation, an exhibit featuring artists’ work as well as photos of their studios, opened in May 20 at the Shirley Fiterman Art Center at Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY. The show will run through August 1. A related panel discussion is scheduled for June 10. Artists featured in the exhibit include Polly Apfelbaum, Kathy […]

A “DREAMER” LIVES HER DREAM OF A COLLEGE DIPLOMA BCC Class of ’15 Co-Valedictorian Becomes CUNY’S First TheDREAM.US Scholarship Recipient to Earn Commencement’s Highest Academic Honor

May 21, 2015 | Bronx Community College

May 15, 2015 — Kirssy Martinez, one of the two Valedictorians of Bronx Community College’s Class of 2015, gives new meaning to the term “non-traditional student.” Like many community college scholars, the 27-year-old liberal arts major did not follow a straight path to center stage at BCC’s May 29th commencement ceremony — but instead faced […]

Queensborough Students Earn First and Second Place Awards at Capital One Finals

May 21, 2015 | Queensborough Community College

Two Queensborough students won first and second place awards for their entrepreneurial acumen at the Capital One CUNY-wide Challenge competition finals held on May 7. A total of five students–two from Queensborough Community College, one from Kingsborough Community College and two from Hostos Community College–pitched their ideas to a panel of judges that included “Shark […]

Two BMCC Students Receive CUNY Vice Chancellor’s Awards

May 19, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Every year the CUNY Vice Chancellor’s Excellence in Leadership Award is awarded to two CUNY students from each campus. Md Emran Masud and Ray Sukhu are BMCC’s lucky recipients for 2015. Actually, luck had nothing to do with it. Each student dedicated himself to his studies, and to making his community a better place, during […]

Environmental Science Students Clean Up Newtown Creek in 2015 Riverkeeper Sweep

May 18, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College Environmental Science students and faculty recently spent a Saturday volunteering to clean up Long Island City.

The fourth annual Riverkeeper Sweep, organized by Riverkeeper, an advocacy group dedicated to protecting New York City and the Hudson Valley’s waterways, took place Saturday May 9th at over 100 locations in the region.

LaGuardia Community College’s Theater Program Presents “Our Lady of 121st Street”

May 18, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College’s Theater program is pleased to present the play “Our Lady of 121st Street,” until May 23rd in the College’s Black Box Theater.

The dark comedy originally written by actor and playwright Stephen Adley Guirgis is directed by LaGuardia Community College faculty member Garrett Neergaard. “It’s a play about coming home and facing your past,” said Neergaard. In addition to acting in the play, students also are working behind the scenes as the stage crew, lighting crew and in costume design, among many other roles for the production. Visit the show website to learn more.

BMCC Foundation Scholarship Gala, Invest in a Future, Raises Over $1 Million

May 18, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

On May 14, 2015 the Foundation Board of the Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY hosted the 2015 Scholarship Gala in the new Cipriani at 25 Broadway in Lower Manhattan, raising $1,113,000 in funds for student scholarships. Close to 500 guests celebrated alongside BMCC President Antonio Pérez, who presented the BMCC Award of Excellence to Special Guest Star Honoree, […]

Kingsborough Paramedic Program Professors Train Barcelona Emergency First Responders

May 14, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Kingsborough Community College Paramedic Program Professors George W. Contreras and Jack Finkelstein recently returned from a spring break trip to Barcelona, Spain where, at the invitation of Ambulancias Domingo and the Barcelona Emergency Medical Services (EMS), they trained members of the Barcelona EMS in continuing medical education courses. Profs. Contreras and Finkelstein, both of whom […]

Kingsborough Community College Announces 2015-2016 President’s Faculty Innovation Awardees

May 14, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Kingsborough Community College (KCC) this week announced the recipients of the 2015-2016 President’s Faculty Innovation Awards. KCC President Herzek awarded full or partial funding— up to $25K collectively, for proposals submitted by 17 faculty and staff members. A total of 14 proposals were submitted, and each submission was creative in its own way, and demonstrated […]

NIH Awards $150,000 for Biological Study

May 13, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The U.S. Census Bureau projects that by the year 2050, the number of people aged 65 and over will reach 83.7 million, almost double today’s number. To help address that population boom and the public health and economic issues it produces, BMCC Professor Jun Liang is researching molecular mechanisms that respond to stress and impact […]

BMCC Students Help Build Homes in New Orleans

May 13, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Twelve Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) students spent Spring Break 2015 working with the organization Habitat for Humanity to build two new homes in the Gentilly section of New Orleans, a neighborhood badly damaged by the 2005 Hurricane Katrina. The BMCC Office of Student Affairs provided funds for the students and two chaperones to take part in the […]

LaGuardia Faculty & Students Participate in Van Cortlandt Park’s First BioBlitz

May 12, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

More than twenty members of the LaGuardia Community College family participated in the first ever BioBlitz at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx.

The service-learning event, organized by the College’s Environmental Science program and STEM Advising Council, took 17 students and five faculty members to the all-day event held in New York City’s third largest park.

LAGCC Student Takes Prize in Statewide Science Competition

May 12, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College biology major Marcos Murdumbay placed second at the statewide 23rd Annual CSTEP Conference.

The Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) is offered in a number of colleges and universities and helps students pursuing professions in mathematics, science, technology and health-related fields gain research experience.

Former NYC Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott to Give Kingsborough Community College’s 50th Commencement Address

May 11, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Former NYC Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott will give the commencement address as Kingsborough Community College celebrates its 50th Commencement Exercises on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 11:00 a.m., on the College’s campus in Brooklyn. A new appointee to the board of the CUNY School of Public Health, and a current board member of Bloomberg Philanthropies, […]

BMCC Names Two Valedictorians for 50th Commencement

May 8, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

  Borough of Manhattan Community College(BMCC/CUNY) selected two valedictorians for the college’s 2015 commencement ceremonies set for May 29 at The Theatre in Madison Square Garden. Childhood Education major Eddy Rodriguez will speak during the morning at 11:00 a.m. and Liberal Arts major John Portelli is scheduled to speak during the afternoon ceremony that begins at 3:30 p.m. […]

BMCC Receives Gift of MakerBot 3D Printer

May 8, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The future is 3D—and now BMCC students will get a head start on working with the 3D technology and aesthetic that is part of the 21st-century workplace. Their entryway will be a new MakerBot 3D printer just donated to the college by Kurt Woetzel, President of BNY Mellon Markets Group and a 2014 Honoree of […]

BMCC Commencement Set for May 29

May 8, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) will award over 3,500 associate degrees during morning and afternoon commencement ceremonies at The Theatre in Madison Square Garden on May 29. The morning ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. and an afternoon ceremony will begin at 3:30 p.m. BMCC President Antonio Pérez will present this year’s Presidential Medals to Stephen Meringoff, […]

BMCC Foundation Hosts Annual Scholarship Gala: Invest in a Future

May 7, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Top row: Actor Billy Crystal; COO Marianne Brown. Bottom row: Anchor Cindy Hsu; CEO Marc Holliday. NEW YORK, NY: Emmy- and Tony-award winning actor Billy Crystal is set to join SunGard Financial Systems COO Marianne Brown and SL Green Realty Corp. CEO Marc Holliday as honorees at the 2015 Invest in a Future Scholarship Gala. CBS anchor and reporter Cindy Hsu […]

“100 Lawyers Strong” Event Shows The Power Of Partnerships

May 7, 2015 | Hostos Community College

Hostos students and alumni were treated to professional attire thanks to the 100 Lawyers Strong organization and the work of the Hostos Career Services Office and Green Tree Textiles.