Community College News

Build Your Own Brand

October 24, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

  Bill Fisse, BMCC Foundation Board member and Citi HR Executive, presents a Leadership Breakfast talk. “There’s nothing to talk about today that you don’t already know intuitively,” said Guest Speaker Bill Fisse before his presentation, Building Your Leadership Brand in Times of Change. Wielding a wireless microphone, he walked through the audience in one […]

A Veteran-Friendly College

October 24, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

  BMCC Veterans Service Specialist, Wilfred Cotto with his staff. There are some 4,500 senior and community colleges in the U.S., and while many offer a high-quality education, only a fraction are geared to the specific needs of student veterans. Within that small elite, BMCC is ranked among the best of the best. That’s the […]

Praq’s Dream

October 24, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

  Veteran director Lee Percy was attending a film industry dinner in 2009 when he struck up a conversation with a waiter. By the end of the evening, he recalls, the waiter said, “You’re going to make a movie about my life.” He was right. The waiter was Praq Rado, who is currently a Communications […]

A Luncheon for Life-Savers

October 24, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

  BMCC Students with their certificates. Thanksgiving came early for volunteers treated to a traditional turkey luncheon at BMCC’s Seventh Annual Campus Emergency Volunteer Recognition Ceremony in Richard Harris Terrace. “Get your food first,” announced VP of Administration & Planning Scott Anderson. Then, as guests enjoyed their buffet meal, Public Safety Director Ed Moss, Sergeant […]

The Legacy of a Scholar

October 24, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

  A special session honoring BMCC mathematics professor Yibao Xu, who passed away unexpectedly in November 2013, was held as part of the 6th Annual International Symposium on Ancient Chinese Books & Records of Science & Technology on Saturday, October 4 in Richard Harris Terrace at BMCC’s main campus. A number of speakers, colleagues and […]

Kingsborough Community College Students “Step Up” Volunteer Efforts in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park

October 22, 2014 | Kingsborough Community College

Twenty Kingsborough Community College students joined hundreds of other volunteers on October 18 to clean up and beautify Prospect Park for families and park-goers who frequent the 585-acre urban oasis located in the heart of Brooklyn. As part of a citywide effort to care for the city’s favorite green spaces with brooms, shovels, rakes and […]

LaGuardia Community College Graduate Creates Successful Design Business on Campus

October 21, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Nadira El Khang enrolled at LaGuardia Community College four years ago to learn English and pursue a secondary degree in accounting.

But El Khang, who had already earned a college degree in her native Morocco, also saw an opportunity at LaGuardia to grow her online business.

Today, thanks to hard work and resources she was able to access at LaGuardia, El Khang holds an Associate’s Degree in Accounting and is the proud owner of the thriving NADIRABAG company.

BET Reporter Samson Styles Shares Second Chances With LaGuardia Community College Students

October 21, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Black Entertainment Television News Reporter and Documentarian Samson Styles brought his inspirational message to LaGuardia Community College, urging students try hard to make the right choices in life.

NY Daily News: Article About Funding for the CUNY Fatherhood Academy

October 21, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

New York Daily News reporter Denis Hamill wrote a piece about the underfunding of the CUNY Fatherhood Academy, which provides young fathers with the tools they need to build a better future for themselves and their children by pursuing higher education. LaGuardia student and Luce Heritage Language Scholar, Jesus Benitez, shared his positive experience at the academy that helped pave the way for his success at LaGuardia and beyond.

Vice President of Continuing Education at LaGuardia Community College Wins National Award

October 16, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Jane E. Schulman, Vice President of the Division of Adult and Continuing Education at LaGuardia Community College, has been given the National Leadership Award by the National Council for Continuing Education & Training (NCCET).

Japanese First Lady Presents 115 Books to LaGuardia Community College

October 10, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Japanese Ambassador and Consul-General Sumio Kusaka this week presented LaGuardia Community College President Dr. Gail O. Mellow with over one hundred books to be used in LaGuardia’s Japanese language learning classes. The books and plaque were gifts from Japanese First Lady Madame Akie Abe in appreciation of the reception she received when she visited LaGuardia in September 2013.

The Material Way

October 10, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC just launched a new series of curated exhibits in the Shirley Fiterman Art Center with the opening of Material Way, featuring the work of 14 contemporary artists: Kellyann Burns, Don Christensen, Lauren Clay, Diana Cooper, Peter Fox, Lisa Hoke, Jae Ko, Holly Miller, Nicholas Moenich, Paul Pagk, Anne Senstad, Sandi Slone, Wendy Small and […]

Kingsborough Gets Ready for 10th Annual Homecoming Day Celebration, “Brooklyn Block Party” Style

October 9, 2014 | Kingsborough Community College

More than 800 guests are expected to celebrate Kingsborough’s Homecoming Day this year, Brooklyn Block Party style, on Sunday, October 19 on the College’s beautiful seaside campus. Beginning with registration at 10:00 a.m., and followed by a continental breakfast, alumni, faculty, staff, students, community members, and their families are expected to participate in a wide […]

Chancellor Milliken Hosts Welcome Reception for New Kingsborough President Farley Herzek

October 9, 2014 | Kingsborough Community College

City University of New York Chancellor James B. Milliken recently hosted a reception at Kingsborough Community College to officially welcome the College’s new, and seventh president, Farley Herzek. The reception was attended by more than 120 guests including CUNY Trustee and KCC Presidential Search Committee Member Rita DiMartino, members of the Chancellery including Executive Vice […]

New Exhibit about Use of Text in Contemporary Art Set To Open at Kingsborough Community College

October 8, 2014 | Kingsborough Community College

“CONTEXT: Language as Medium and Message in Contemporary Art” debuts October 15 A free, new art exhibit, “CONTEXT: Language as Medium and Message in Contemporary Art”, will open to the public on October 15 and run through November 12 at The Art Gallery at Kingsborough Community College, located in the Arts & Sciences Building. An […]

NY Times: Compelling Story about LaGuardia Community College Student’s Path to Graduation

October 8, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

New York Times reporter Ginia Bellafante wrote a very powerful piece about one of LaGuardia Community College’s students. Her article vividly captures the struggles that so many of LaGuardia’s students face. This is a story all too familiar. One in which the challenges of poverty and a complex life interfere with LaGuardia students’ seamless path towards graduation.

Hostos Archivist Will Be Featured Twice During New York City’s Archives Week

October 8, 2014 | Hostos Community College

As part of Archives Week in New York City, Hostos Community College Archivist and Assistant Professor William Casari will speak on October 7 at the New York City Department of Records and later in the week on October 11 he will speak at the Museum of Bronx History as part of the Bronx County Historical […]

KCC Women’s Center Hosts Special Programs on Healthy Relationships, Support Services, and Parent Empowerment

October 6, 2014 | Kingsborough Community College

Brooklyn, NY–In addition to its regular schedule of programs, The Women’s Center at Kingsborough Community College will host a series of events during October geared to educating participants on healthy relationships, services for immigrant women, and providing support, resources and advice on parent empowerment. The Women’s Center is 1 of 8 such facilities at CUNY […]

76 Recruiters—No Waiting

October 6, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Searching for a job can be a tough job in itself—especially for students with heavy course loads, outside responsibilities and not a lot of free time. For them, BMCC’s twice-yearly Career Fair is a godsend: It makes looking for a job easy. Resumes in hand, more than 600 students in business casual attire descended on […]

Making Waves

October 6, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

An illustration of the gravitational waves generated by two black holes in orbit around one other. Credit: NASA. BMCC science professors Saavik Ford and Barry McKernan—along with their colleagues from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, and Columbia University—are creating a storm of media attention with their assertion that […]