Community College News

BMCC Helps Musician Find New Path to the World of Research

May 27, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

BMCC student Ted Hadges recently faced a daunting dilemma. In April 2016, the engineering science major found out he had been accepted to Columbia University. “Initially, I was excited but that soon turned to stressed and frustrated because I had no idea how I would pay for it,” said Hadges. Hadges had maxed out on […]

Kingsborough Community College Student Kate Maziarz Awarded Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

May 27, 2016 | Kingsborough Community College

KCC Student Kate Maziarz is the 4th student to be awarded the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship over 3 years.

BMCC Partners with Melissa Riggio Higher Education Program

May 26, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

BMCC recognizes first year of collaboration with Melissa Riggio Higher Education Program BMCC recently celebrated its first year with the Melissa Riggio Higher Education Program, a collaborative effort between AHRC NYC and the BMCC Office of Student Affairs and Office of Accessibility. The Melissa Riggio students at BMCC audit courses, work with a mentor and […]

Tony Nominee Brandon Victor Dixon Meets with BMCC Students

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

Brandon Victor Dixon visits BMCC theatre class. On May 23, Tony nominee Brandon Victor Dixon visited Professor Katherine Kavanagh’s Advanced Theatre Workshop in Theatre I, as part of a new collaboration with the BMCC Theatre Program. “During my sabbatical last year, I began to explore a partnership with WalkRunFly Productions, which Brandon V. Dixon co-founded with […]

BMCC Student Aurela Dragani Awarded Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Transfer Scholarship

May 24, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

(Left to right): Antonio Perez, President; Sussie Gyamfi, Scholarship Coordinator; Aurela Dragani, Jack Kent Cooke scholarship recipient; Marva Craig, VP of Student Affairs and Karrin Wilks, Provost and Senior VP BMCC President Antonio Pérez and members of the BMCC Administration surprised BMCC science major Aurela Dragani on May 19, with the news that she has […]

PORTRAITS OF THE CLASS OF 2016: Valedictorian Yardley Martinez

May 23, 2016 | Bronx Community College

May 18, 2016 — Yardley Martinez, the Valedictorian of the Bronx Community College Class of 2016, grew up fascinated by all things scientific. “I came from a family that was pretty religious, so I was looking for answers. Science offered me answers that I couldn’t get from religion.”   Looking for those answers took the […]

PORTRAITS OF THE CLASS OF 2016: Salutatorian Arlette Butcher

May 23, 2016 | Bronx Community College

May 18, 2016 — As a future educator, “I’ve had a passion for working with young children,” observes Early Childhood Education major Arlette Butcher. “I think that every child is capable of learning, but I also believe that there needs to be resources that will assist in being successful.” Arlette’s own passion for learning earned […]

PORTRAITS OF THE CLASS OF 2016 — PORTRAITS OF THE CLASS OF 2016 Andre Christie: Medicine On His Mind

May 20, 2016 | Bronx Community College

May 18, 2016 — Andre Christie will receive his Associate in Science degree from Bronx Community College next month, days after returning from South Africa, where he is studying health care for the poor. The day after Commencement, he will fly down to Bethesda, Maryland, to work beside medical researchers at the National Institutes of […]

BMCC Produces Seven Gilman Scholars

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

Seven Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) students­—the second largest number among all community colleges in the United States— were selected to receive the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad during the Summer 2016 term. Gilman scholars receive up to $5,000 towards their participation in Study Abroad. The program aims to diversify the […]

BMCC Early Childhood Center Receives Accreditation Through NYSAEYC

May 19, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

BMCC Early Childhood Center   The BMCC Early Childhood Center, located at 199 Chambers Street, recently received accreditation from the New York State Association for the Education of Young Children (NYSAEYC). “CUNY recognizes the importance of accreditation and it often makes the difference between getting funded and not funded,” says Cecilia Scott-Croff, the Center’s Executive […]

Christian Pacode Named CUNYAC Student-Athlete of the Year

May 19, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

On Tuesday night at the 30th Annual Michael Steuerman Scholar-Athlete Awards Ceremony, Panthers soccer player Christian Pacode was honored for being the top student-athlete in the CUNY Athletic Conference. With student-athletes, coaches and staff from across the conference in attendance, Pacode delivered a memorable speech before receiving his award. “When I was growing up in […]

BMCC Honors Winners and Nominees for Distinguished Teaching Awards

May 19, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Professors Nicholas R. Marino,Chamutal Noimann and John Beaumont   The first BMCC Distinguished Teaching Awards were presented at a reception on Thursday, May 19 in the Shirley Fiterman Art Center. The awardees were Nicholas R. Marino, Adjunct Lecturer, English; Chamutal Noimann, Assistant Professor, English, and John Beaumont, Associate Professor, Academic Literacy and Linguistics. BMCC President […]

BMCC Hosts 51st Commencement at Madison Square Garden, June 3

May 19, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

 BMCC 2015 commencement in the Theater in Madison Square Garden Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) will confer more than 3,400 associate degrees during morning and afternoon Commencement ceremonies at The Theater in Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, on June 3, 2016. The morning ceremony begins at 11:00 a.m. and the afternoon ceremony begins […]

Richard T. Kennedy, President of BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center’s Board of Directors, passed away on May 15.

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

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center Board President, Richard T. Kennedy, on Sunday, May 15, 2016. Mr. Kennedy served on the Tribeca PAC board of directors since 1998 and became president in 2001. “Richard will be missed by our Board and Staff at BMCC Tribeca […]

BMCC Foundation 2016 Gala Moves to Cipriani, 25 Broadway

May 16, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Don Callahan, Garrett Moran and Edie Falco   The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) is moving its 2016 BMCC Foundation “Invest in a Future” Scholarship Gala to a larger venue. “Due to the very positive response to our 2016 BMCC Foundation “Invest in a Future” Scholarship Gala, we have moved the event to a […]

Laguardia Community Colleges Theater Program Presents Passing Strange the Musical

May 13, 2016 | LaGuardia Community College

LAGUARDIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE’S THEATER PROGRAM PRESENTS PASSING STRANGE THE MUSICAL   Theatrical Production Starring LaGuardia Students will run Through May 21st   LONG ISLAND CITY, NY—(May13, 2016)— LaGuardia Community College’s Theater program is pleased to present the play PASSING STRANGE, running through May 21st in the college’s Little Theater. PASSING STRANGE by Stew, is directed and choreographed […]

Behind the Mask

May 13, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

May 13, 2016 BMCC President Antonio Pérez posted a May 9, 2016 blog entry, “Behind the Mask” in The Huffington Post. “Self-knowledge is easier spoken of, than achieved,” he writes. “With a good sense of self-knowledge we can — and as leaders must — develop the ability to know others; to know those who will rely […]

Kingsborough Student Michelle Yedin takes part in White House’s first “College Reporter Day”

May 13, 2016 | Kingsborough Community College

Kingsborough student and Scepter editor-in-chief, Michelle Yedin, had the experience of a lifetime when she was chosen as one of 50 students to take part in the White House’s first “College Reporter Day” on April 28, 2016.

Reza Fakhari: Fighting for Basic Human Rights

May 12, 2016 | Kingsborough Community College

Reza Fakhari, Kingsborough Community College Reza Fakhari first became aware of Amnesty International when he was a teenager in Iran in the early 1970s. “Under the shah, a lot of young people were arrested, tortured, forced to make confessions,” he says. “Amnesty International was advocating on their behalf, and I promised myself that one day if […]

BMCC Students Build Houses, Tour Colleges and Gain Skills

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

BMCC students volunteer for Habitat for Humanity in Atlanta, Georgia, one of several Alternative Spring Break activities.   College spring break signals time for relaxing and going to the beach. At Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY), spring break signals something else: building community and giving back. This past spring break, April 22 to April […]