Community College News

Queensborough Community College Professor Receives the Feliks Gross Endowment Award, CUNY’s Highest Award for Assistant Professors

March 26, 2015 | Queensborough Community College

Professor is the Only Community College Faculty Member to Receive the Award

Kingsborough’s Child Development Center and HealthPlus Amerigroup Partner for Parent/Child Cooking Workshops

March 25, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Through a generous donation from HealthPlus Amerigroup, the Kingsborough Community College (KCC) Child Development Center will host a series of parent/child cooking workshops that recently launched on campus to help encourage family togetherness, healthy eating, nutrition education, and fun. Research shows that involving kids in meal preparation helps to foster closeness within families, prevents behavior […]

Falchi Building to Host LaGuardia Community College Student Photo Exhibit

March 24, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College and its neighbor, the Falchi Building, are planning a fond tribute to the community they both call home.

“Long Island City: Past. Present. Future.”, is a photography exhibit of more than 40 images of the once industrial, and now rapidly, changing western Queens neighborhood taken by LaGuardia students which will debut March 26 in the Falchi Building lobby.

BMCC’s Winning Season

March 20, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

  A nationally ranked basketball team may not be the first thing that comes to mind when discussing a big city community college. But this year, the BMCC men’s basketball team not only won the 2015 CUNY championship, the team also produced the CUNY player of the year, Freshmen Kenneth Coar. Coach Nolan Adams was […]


March 20, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Emilio Gonzalez takes part in scientific research as part of the LSAMP program.   CIS major Emilio Gonzalez is nervous. He’s about to present a summary of his research project at BMCC, in a weekly meeting of his LSAMP peers across CUNY. In the audience are students from LaGuardia Community College, Hunter College, Brooklyn College, […]

Slave Narratives Through a Digital Lens

March 20, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

English Professor Jami CarLacio leads her students on a research project for African American Heritage Month   To deepen their research into slave narratives—and create a poster presentation for African American Heritage month—Professor Jami Carlacio took her English 350 class on a trip uptown to the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in […]

Colorado College Officials Visit LaGuardia to Examine Educational Initiatives

March 20, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

A delegation from Colorado’s Front Range Community College visited LaGuardia Community College last week to learn more about LaGuardia’s ground breaking student advisement and retention initiatives.

Front Range Dean of Instruction Cathy Pellish, Faculty and Instructional Coach Heidi Strang, and Coordinator of Student Activities Nate Wiley spent an afternoon meeting with LaGuardia administrators and faculty members who briefed the group on several programs.

LaGuardia Community College President Dr. Gail O. Mellow Testifies Before Congressional Committee

March 20, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College President Dr. Gail O. Mellow testified before a Congressional committee this week, where she touted several LaGuardia training programs and educational initiatives and urged lawmakers to find more money for the nation’s community colleges.

“When you look at who community college students are, these are the individuals who want to make it in America,” Mellow said. “They believe in the American dream and are doing everything they can to get there.”

It’s Not Love—It’s A Crime

March 18, 2015 | Bronx Community College

The Bronx Community College Spring 2015  President’s Lecture A free public forum on issues impacting our campus, our community, our world Gould Memorial Library Auditorium Bronx Community College, 2155 University Avenue, Bronx New York 10453 For more information about the event, contact: Sgt. Alexandria Torres Public Safety, 718.289.5100, ext. 3730 or 718.289.5390 Diane Weathers AVP Communications and Marketing, 718.289.5770 Thérèse LeMelle Director, […]

BMCC Students Do The Robot

March 16, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC students learning how to build a winning robot. Sitting on the back of a plain brown table at the back of a BMCC lab sits an 8” x 12” plastic board covered by a cluster of wires. At first glance, the odd looking object looks like a stripped down two wheeled model dune buggy. […]

Black History Month 2015: Wrap Up

March 13, 2015 | Hostos Community College

The Hostos community enjoyed an exhilarating and exciting 2015 Black History Month. Its Afrocentric focus and contemporary relevance made it a dynamic month of events.

“Goldman Sachs Gives” Makes $2 Million Gift to LaGuardia Community College

March 12, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College today announced that Goldman Sachs Gives will make a $2 million gift, the largest donation in the College’s history, to help students stay in college. Goldman Sachs Gives is also raising an additional $1 million to provide targeted support to America’s community colleges.

Hostos Caimans Men’s Basketball Team Wins Region Xv, Heads To Njcaa D-Iii Tournament

March 11, 2015 | Hostos Community College

The Hostos Community College men’s basketball team is excited to be headed to the NJCAA D-III Tournament after winning Region XV on March 1. The Caimans are now only three wins away from their second national title since 2005.

LaGuardia Students Collaborate to Become Published Authors

March 10, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

One current and two former LaGuardia Community College students are now published authors, thanks to LaGuardia Associate Professor Jodi Schwartz and some very hard work.

Brian Miller, Joserichsen Mondesir and Timothy Slater collaborated with Prof. Schwartz on an essay, “Returning to School After Incarceration: Policy, Prisoners, and the Classroom,” which is a chapter in the book, “Swimming Upstream: Black Males in Adult Education,” edited by Schwartz, Dionne Rosser-Mims, Brendaly Drayton and Talmadge C. Guy.

Mayor Ed Koch Calls 1980 Sydenham Hospital Closing A Mistake in Latest LaGuardia and Wagner Archives YouTube Video

March 10, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

There is an extraordinary moment in “Sydenham, 2015,” the latest YouTube video offering from LaGuardia Community College’s LaGuardia and Wagner Archives.

Former Mayor Ed Koch admits, “I was wrong.”

LaGuardia Community College Students Show Appreciation for Business Partners of the College at Networking Event

March 9, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community Collegestudents, faculty and staff gathered for a networking event titled “Uncorked: LaGuardia Partners Appreciation Reception” with the College’s business partners.

The event was an opportunity for students to thank representatives from various businesses for their commitment to the College.

LaGuardia Community College Shares ePortfolio Best Practices with Australian University

March 6, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

Innovative technology uses at LaGuardia Community College are again gaining international recognition as the College shares best practices with Australia’s Deakin University at a meeting held Wednesday, January 14, 2015.

LaGuardia has long been a leader in groundbreaking approaches in the use of electronic portfolios, known as ePortfolios, for assessment, advisement, first year seminar courses and professional development.

Hostos Business Professor Linda Ridley Receives Case Centre Writing Scholarship

March 3, 2015 | Hostos Community College

Hostos Community College is thrilled to announce that Linda Ridley is one of only 16 professors worldwide to receive a CASE Centre Writing Scholarship for 2015. Ridley, who has been teaching business courses at Hostos since 2012, is also representing just one of three U.S. universities or colleges this year.

Kingsborough Community College English Department Professor Steven Amarnick Edits Restored Manuscript of Victorian Novelist Anthony Trollope’s “The Duke’s Children”

March 2, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Reconstructed original novel took 10 years, contains 290,000 words, is 702 pages, and uses the author’s handwritten manuscript Kingsborough Community College Department of English Prof. Steven Amarnick was recently featured in a Wall Street Journal article about the restoration of Victorian novelist Anthony Trollope’s “The Duke’s Children,” the final volume in a series of Trollope’s […]

Meet Itrat Batool – Kingsborough Community College’s “Dreams Begin Here Student” for March

March 2, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Itrat Batool, was featured in I Learn America, a documentary released in 2013 which followed five immigrant teenagers as they learn to adapt to a new life, a new language and a new culture, while learning to adjust to the American education system. Itrat, who came to America from Pakistan in 2002 after her mother’s […]