Community College News

BMCC VITA Volunteers Gear Up for 2017 Tax Season

January 20, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

More than 75 Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) students attended their final Internal Revenue Service (IRS) software certification training for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program on Thursday, January 19. An IRS representative from the Food Bank for New York City led the training session in a Fiterman Hall classroom. Students who successfully […]

Leadership Fellows Examine Challenges Facing Community Colleges

January 20, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Fourteen Leadership Fellows — full-time Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) faculty from 12 academic departments — participated in the inaugural Faculty Leadership Fellows Program, January 9 through January 13, at BMCC. The program was funded by a grant from the American Express Foundation. The goal of the LeadershipProgram is to develop faculty leadership and […]

BCC’s Communication Arts and Sciences Department Chair Makes Powerful Post-Election Short Film

January 18, 2017 | Bronx Community College

JANUARY 18, 2016 — Americans responded to the historic results of the 2016 presidential election in as many ways as there are Americans. Dr. Debra Gonsher, Chair of BCC’s Communication Arts and Sciences Department, responded with what she does best. A movie. The four-time Emmy Award-winning filmmaker has, in collaboration with her film editor husband, […]

BMCC Students Present at MAA-AMS Joint Mathematics Meeting

January 18, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Several Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) faculty and students traveled to Atlanta on January 7-8 for the 2017 MAA-AMS Joint Mathematics Meeting, the largest math gathering in the world according to conference organizers. This was the first time BMCC students attended the conference. Math majors Karen Medlin, Papa Sylla, Jie Lan, and Jieying Li […]

Student Completes BMCC Accounting Certificate Program then Lands Job at Big Four Firm

January 11, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

When Christina Choi moved to New York City from Seoul South Korea in 2014, she was looking to change careers from research to accounting. To obtain an accounting license, she would first have to pass the Uniform Certified Public Accounting exam— an extensive four-part test that roughly 57 percent of test takers nationwide pass according […]

Study Abroad Expands to Include Four Destinations

January 5, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

  Traveling the world and experiencing the food, art and culture of another country is a dream many students hold, and now BMCC is making that dream a reality in more ways than ever. The BMCC Study Abroad program is distinguished by its variety of destinations. These include Nanjing, China; Montreal, Quebec; Oviedo, Spain; Kasos, […]

Keep Moving Toward a Healthier Lifestyle

January 5, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

New Year’s resolutions vary from person to person but improving one’s health rises to the top for many people. In addition to maintaining a healthy diet, committing to a consistent exercise routine will deliver positive results, according to Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Health Education professors. “There are numerous benefits to exercising regularly. Exercise […]

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center Presents Monk in Motion: The Next Face of Jazz

January 4, 2017 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

(L-R): Orrin Evans, Charene Wade and David Gibson The BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center is proud to present three previous finalists in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. This year’s performers — Orrin Evans (pianist/ bandleader, 1999 finalist), Charenee Wade (vocalist, 2010 finalist), and David Gibson (trombone, 2003 finalist) — will perform three concerts with their individual bands on February 4, February 18, […]

Queensborough Community College’s Theatre Ensemble to Make a Dramatic Entrance on the Main Stage at the Region II Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

December 29, 2016 | Queensborough Community College

Queensborough Community College has been selected to open the main stage performances at the Region II Festival 49 of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) at Montclair State University in New Jersey, from January 3-7, 2017. The other seven invited productions are from West Chester University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Stockton University, Arcadia […]


December 21, 2016 | Bronx Community College

Capital One Foundation will contribute $145,000 to Provide Training in a Growing, Essential Field December 19, 2016 — As the world grows more reliant on computers and the Internet to conduct the essential business of industry and government, cybersecurity that provides protection from uninvited hacking and other invasions of digital privacy is crucial. Now Bronx […]

Giving Back: BMCC Community Donates Canned Goods, Coats and Toys

December 21, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

This holiday season, BMCC students, faculty and staff donated their time to collecting canned goods, coats and toys to benefit New Yorkers in need. Out in Two Students Donate Canned Goods Students in the BMCC Out in Twoprogram make a commitment not only to their studies, but to improving their communities by providing community service. This […]

Paul Cameron, 1968 BMCC Alumnus, Establishes Named Endowed Scholarship and Presents his Gift to President Perez

December 21, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

BMCC President Antonio Pérez and BMCC alumnus and donor, Paul Cameron Paul Cameron, a 1968 BMCC alumnus, has established the Major Paul J. Cameron (USAF, Retired) Endowed Scholarship to benefit BMCC students. On December 20, Mr. Cameron met with BMCC President Antonio Pérez in the President’s Conference Room, pledged $25,000 to establish the Scholarship Fund and presented […]

MEOC Honored by NAACP Mid-Manhattan Branch as Education Game Changer

December 21, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

The Manhattan Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC) was recognized as an Education Game Changer by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Mid-Manhattan Branch during the NAACP’s annual holiday party on December 21. In 2016, both the Harlem-based MEOC and NAACP Mid-Manhattan Branch celebrated their 50th anniversaries. Established in 1966 by the State University of New York […]

Million Dollar “America’s Promise” Grant Awarded to Queensborough Community College to Strengthen and Expand Tuition-Free Training in Tech Fields

December 21, 2016 | Queensborough Community College

Queensborough Community College is the recipient of a $1,332,500 America’s Promise U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) grant through the City University of New York (CUNY) TechWorks. Queensborough, recognized as one of the country’s foremost community colleges to participate in undergraduate research, is one of only three CUNY community colleges to receive the award, which will […]

Undergraduate Research Day Showcases Student Research Projects across the Disciplines

December 21, 2016 | Queensborough Community College

Students presented a total of 80 posters at the Undergraduate Research Day conference, providing a showcase of Queensborough’s faculty-led undergraduate research efforts across the disciplines. The event, held on December 9 in the College’s Student Union, was spearheaded by Dr. Sharon Lall-Ramnarine, Professor in the department of Chemistry. Approximately 150 students, faculty and staff attended […]

LaGuardia Foundation Receives $225,000 from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation

December 20, 2016 | LaGuardia Community College

Funded by this gift, a new group of LaGuardia students, each year for the next three years, will develop research projects illuminating the history of the NYC metro area, working with faculty and staff at the LaGuardia & Wagner Archives, devoted to NYC’s social & political history —First cohort of scholars will study the history […]

State Senator Persaud Tours Site of KCC’s Proposed Student Union

December 16, 2016 | Kingsborough Community College

Persaud helped secure $600K of estimated $1.5M required to complete space Brooklyn, NY –State Senator Roxanne J. Persaud recently toured the site for Kingsborough Community College’s proposed Student Union & Intercultural Center. The representative of Brooklyn’s 19th Senatorial District helped secure $600K of the estimated $1.5 million needed to complete the state-of-the-art, educational and recreational […]

Exploring Pedagogy to Improve Student Learning

December 15, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

The BMCC Teaching Academy, a professional development program, creates small learning communities of new faculty, or Teaching Fellows, who focus on pedagogy under the guidance of a Master Teacher. The Teaching Academy communities meet regularly, observe each other teaching, videotape their own teaching and attend workshops together. On December 13, they celebrated the Academy’s 2017 cohort […]

Faculty Gather to Share Insight Into Academic Assessment

December 15, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

The BMCC Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Analytics presented Academic Assessment Day on Tuesday, December 13 in the Fiterman Conference Center. Hosts included Karrin E. Wilks, Provost and Senior Vice President; Christopher Shults, Dean of Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Planning and Marjorie Dorimé-Williams, Director of Assessment. Faculty from departments including Modern Languages, Allied Health, Speech, Communications and Theatre, […]

Students Gain English and IT Skills, Plus Credit Toward Associate Degree

December 15, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

To gain employment in the expanding Information Technology (IT) sector, an applicant needs targeted IT skills. They also need to speak English well enough to function in a high-paced IT environment. At the BMCC Center for Continuing Education and Workforce Development, students cover both those areas at once. In the Center’s IT Career Pathways Program, […]