f you think speech class is just a place to hone public speaking skills, think again.
It’s important to note “both the history of the study of public speaking and the importance of showing students they have a voice,” says Professor Brianne Waychoff of the Speech, Communications and Theatre Arts department.
“Public speaking within communication studies dates back to Ancient Greece and the study of rhetoric that became necessary with the establishment of democracy and more people having a ‘voice’,” she explains.
Long Island City, NY—June 13, 2013—Marilyn Skony Stamm, the CEO of Stamm International Corp., and a former LaGuardia Community College Foundation board director whose fundraising efforts have helped raise over $700,000 for student scholarships, was honored at the Foundation’s Innovative Leadership Award reception. “I cannot tell you how important Marilyn has [...]
On June 7, 2013, Eugenio María de Hostos Community College of The City University of New York (CUNY) held its largest commencement ceremony to date, conferring a record number of 907 degrees in the New York City Center. Unquestionably, this was a high point of Hostos’ 45th anniversary year.
This Commencement was also noteworthy in that United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan was the speaker. Hostos President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez congratulated the graduates and welcomed their families and friends to the ceremony. The class of 2013 included 14 seniors from the Hostos Lincoln Academy, one of CUNY’s Early College Initiative High Schools, who successfully completed the challenging college-preparatory curriculum that will entitle them to an associate’s degree after their high school diplomas are conferred.
When walking through Times Squares, tourists and locals alike are exposed to a plethora of colorful billboards. Some ads rotate, some blink, some are attached to a landmark…
And some feature BMCC students.
Krystal Garner graduated from BMCC in 2007 and then studied international business at SUNY Old Westbury, before pursuing her modeling and acting career.
he nursing program at BMCC is respected across the City for its rigorous standards.
Admittance is contingent on passing the HESI A2 Admission Assessment Exam—a predictor of student success in nursing school—and once enrolled, students must maintain a minimum grade point average in courses including anatomy and physiology. They also complete units on obstetrics, psychiatric nursing and pediatrics.
BMCC’s Theatre Department attracts many creative types; many of whom wish to pursue acting and stage work professionally.
Last semester, talented students from Theatre department came together to perform and stage an updated version of the famous Molière play The Misanthrope which opened in Theatre II just a few weeks before the 2013 commencement.
This version of The Misanthrope was adapted by playwright Liza Kash-Stroppel and directed by BMCC Theatre Professor Alkis Papoutsis.
“Je veux grillé!” said Jessica Colon, a liberal arts major at QCC, upon learning that she was selected as a recipient of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship award in the amount of $3,000 for participation in the summer Study Abroad program to France, beginning June 8.
BMCC’s 48th commencement exercises were held Friday, May 31, 2013 in the Jacob Javits Convention Center in Manhattan, recognizing over 3,100 graduates from the classes of August 2012, January 2013 and June 2013.
The ceremony also marked BMCC’s 50th anniversary, and some of the college’s first graduates were in attendance, including Lobi RedHawk (’66). “There were 200 of us back then,” she said, and BMCC President Antonio Pérez noted that the early alumni “cleared the path for today’s graduates.”
“As President, I believe deeply in a strong and engaged faculty, a student-centered learning environment, and community partnerships to advance education and participation in our cultural resources.” Dr. Diane B. Call A brilliant, sunny morning matched a joyous atmosphere as the Class of 2013—representing more than 8o nationalities—gathered for Queensborough Community College’s 52nd annual Commencement ceremony [...]
Nearly half of the 58 Nursing students who graduated from Queensborough during the 2013 Candlelighting ceremony are originally from Asia, the Caribbean, Africa, Pakistan, the Middle East and Central and South America. The ceremony, which was held in the Humanities Theatre on May 23, included 8 men—a full 13% of the graduating class. Cheers, tears, [...]
Jace Dunn, ʻ13, who graduated from Queensborough on May 31, received The John F. Kennedy Memorial Award for demonstrating outstanding College and community leadership, as well as scholastic achievement. Last month, the Office of Student Affairs selected Jace to receive a Student Leadership Award at the Vice Chancellor’s Excellence in Leadership Award Ceremony. The ceremony recognizes CUNY students who have displayed [...]
Each semester, QCC’s Math Club participates in two math contests, one led by the New York State Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges (NYSMATYC), and another organized by the American Math Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC). This spring, QCC won first place—out of 30 participating community colleges– in the NYSMATYC competition, which was held at participating colleges across New York State. The [...]
May 31st – Under a huge white tent pitched on the grounds of the historic Bronx Community College campus, 1507 eager BCC students were transformed into 1507 honored alumni in the course of today’s 53rd Commencement exercises. Declaring the students “the future leaders of this borough, this state, this nation and the world,” BCC President [...]
A brilliant, sunny morning matched a joyous atmosphere as the Class of 2013—representing more than 8o nationalities—gathered for Queensborough Community College’s 52nd annual Commencement ceremony on May 31.
Long Island City, NY—When his short film was selected “best film” at the Campus Movie Fest at Hunter College, Girard Tecson, a ’07 LaGuardia Community College graduate, knew that this would not be the film’s last screening. Packaged with the top award was an invitation to show the film at the 2014 Short Film Corner [...]
Behind every department award presented at the BMCC Honors Convocation is a student with a story.
Mykola Kyrychuk, from the Ukraine, spent a year in developmental skills classes, before earning a 3.98 GPA and winning the Academic Excellence in Engineering Science award.
Bronx, New York – On May 31st, the 1507 members of the Bronx Community College Class of 2013 will begin their day as students – and end it as graduates. The 53rd Commencement Day ceremonies will take place on the BCC campus, beginning at 10:00 a.m. with the Academic Procession onto Ohio Field. This year’s [...]
Lester Lambert, one of seven citywide awardees of the Literacy Recognition Award, has taught at BMCC’s Center for Continuing Education and Workforce Development since 2003, and worked in adult literacy for over 20 years.
Having grown up in Brooklyn, he started his college career at BMCC, then transferred to Brooklyn College, earning a bachelor’s degree in public communication, with a double minor in secondary education and English.
Throughout his undergraduate years at both colleges, he worked helping other students in the tutoring center at BMCC.
May 22, 2013, Bronx, New York—Two Bronx Community College faculty, Professor Tom Cipullo and Substitute[M1] Assistant Professor Steven Burke, have received the Arts and Letters Award in Music from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The awards were presented earlier this month in New York City. This prestigious honor society is comprised of 250 celebrated [...]
Assisting returning troops with obtaining the credentials they need to successfully enter the workforce was the theme at the White House Forum on Military Credentialing and Licensing, held in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on April 29. The Forum provided an opportunity for key stakeholders from around the country, to share ideas on how to streamline [...]