Community College News

Hostos Community College Receives Largest Grant Award In College’s History

October 13, 2015 | Hostos Community College

Hostos Community College’s Division for Continuing Education and Workforce Development (CEWD) has been awarded a five-year, $10.7 million Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG) from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to operate its Allied Health Career Pipeline Program.

Kingsborough Community College Culinary Students Win Culinary Scholarships

October 5, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

The James Beard Foundation recently announced that Kingsborough Culinary Arts students Amr Mohamed and Luciana Lamboy are two of only three winners of the 2015 James Beard Foundation/Tony May Scholarship for Italian Culinary Studies at the Italian Culinary Institute for Foreigners. Amr and Luciana will receive full tuition, including room and board for a complete […]

Nate “Tiny” Archibald Shares Valuable Educational Advice and Conducts Skills-Drills with Kingsborough’s Basketball Teams

October 5, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

On Friday, October 2, NBA-great, Nate “Tiny” Archibald continued his commitment to community involvement, education, and to mentoring young men and women with a visit to Kingsborough Community College (KCC), where he hosted an educational discussion and basketball skills session for the KCC Men’s and Women’s intercollegiate basketball teams. More than 50 individuals, including the […]

BCC Alumna Wins Marie Nesbitt Promise Prize

October 1, 2015 | Bronx Community College

Congratulations to BCC digital arts graduate Sigourney Salkey for winning the Marie Nesbitt Promise Prize. The Marie Nesbitt Promise Prize™ was first established in 2002 at SUNY Buffalo Law School by Vikki Pryor in memory of her grandmother, Marie Nesbitt. The Promise Prize™ program describes its “Scholar Objectives” as to “promote learning and scholarship through […]

Inspired portraits of culture and beauty as seen through the lens of renowned photographer Charles D. Miller III, in the exhibit, A Liberian Sojourn, at the QCC Art Gallery beginning October 8

September 30, 2015 | Queensborough Community College

Charles D. Miller III’s enduring fascination with West African culture began with his first trip there in 1968, when he visited Dahomey (now Benin), Togo and Ghana to undertake zoological research for several museums and universities. He can still recall the feeling he had when he first scooped up a handful of the red laterite […]

BMCC Hosts Policing Gender Event

September 30, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Students packed a large Borough of Manhattan Community College classroom on Monday, September 28 for a panel discussion titled Gender & Policing; Policing Gender. The CUNY Justice Academy at John Jay College/CUNY and the Criminal Justice program at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) organized the event. The two-and-a-half-hour panel discussion centered on a growing […]

Shirley Fiterman Art Center at BMCC Presents City Lives Art Exhibit, Opening Tues. Nov. 24, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

September 30, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Borough of Manhattan Community College, The City University of New York (BMCC/CUNY) will host an art opening for the exhibit City Lives in the Shirley Fiterman Art Center, located on the first floor of BMCC’s Fiterman Hall, 81 Barclay Street, New York, NY 10007, on Tuesday, November 24 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The […]

BMCC Partners with CDI to Help High School Graduates Enter College

September 29, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Thanks to funding through NYC Small Business Services (SBS), and the NYC Mayor’s Office, a new partnership has been formed between BMCC’s Center for Continuing Education and Workforce Development and the non-profit career-readiness organization, Comprehensive Development, Inc. (CDI). Together, the two organizations have provided Medical Assistant Specialist (MAS) training to recent graduates of three New […]

Exhibits of Faraway Cultures, Ancient Secrets and Emblazoned Symbols of Modern Life Open the Fall Season at The QCC Art Gallery on October 8, 2015

September 28, 2015 | Queensborough Community College

“We are extremely proud to welcome three such distinguished, renowned artists whose powerful works represent the fascinating cultures of people and places around the world.” Faustino Quintanilla, Executive Director of the QCC Art Gallery.

NYDesigns at LaGuardia Community College Takes Part in World Maker Faire 2015

September 25, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

NYDesigns, an incubator, co-working and fabrication space in Long Island City, Queens that supports creative makers at all stages of business development, will be participating in the World Maker Faire 2015 on September 26 – 27 at the New York Hall of Science in Queens.

BMCC Nurtures Returning Adult Students

September 24, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Forty-two-year-old Bronx resident Christopher Long worked for several years as a computer analyst at investment bank Bear Stearns Companies, Inc. Long loved his job but he felt trapped, even fearful that if he looked for another position his secret would come out: Long had never finished high school. Forty-four-year-old Suzette Glace left high school during […]

Queensborough Community College is among seven colleges nationwide to participate in study to help students “See the Secret, Unwritten Rules of How to Succeed in College”

September 24, 2015 | Queensborough Community College

As reported in The Chronicle of Higher Education (September 25, 2015 issue) Mary-Ann Winkelmes, Professor in the Department of History and Coordinator of Instructional Development and Research at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, is also a Senior Fellow at the Association of American Colleges and Universities. She is working with seven colleges across […]

BMCC’s New Tuition Waiver Program Eases Financial Burden for Thousands of Students

September 23, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

  Summer 2015 marked the start of an innovative Summer Tuition Waiver Program at Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York (BMCC/CUNY), that offers six types of vouchers and is specific to the needs of BMCC students as they strive to complete their degrees. Over 8,300 students attended BMCC in Summer 2015, […]


September 23, 2015 | Bronx Community College

  September 22, 2015 — What could the classic sit-com Leave it to Beaver, the novels of John Updike and the zombie horror film Dawn of the Dead possibly have in common? A great deal, according to Bronx Community College English Department Chair Robert Beuka. In fact, he’s built a career on that premise as […]


September 23, 2015 | Bronx Community College

A New Pipeline Program Will Prepare Up to 20 Students for Four-Year College and Graduate School in a Fast-Growing Field September 10, 2015 — Health care is the largest employer in the Bronx. Now a new program at Bronx Community College will soon provide the next generation of employees — thanks to a $60,500 grant […]

Preparing for Pope Francis, A Look Back to 1979 Papal Visit

September 23, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

In anticipation of Pope Francis’ arrival in New York City, the LaGuardia and Wagner Archives have released a video highlighting the historic 1979 visit by Pope John Paul II.

Kingsborough Community College Awarded Achieving the Dream Leader College Status

September 22, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Kingsborough Community College (KCC) today announced that the College, as the only City University of New York school, as well as the only New York state community college, this year earned Leader College distinction—a national designation awarded to community colleges that commit to improving student success and closing achievement gaps. KCC has shown how data can inform policy and practice to help community college students achieve their goals, resulting in improved skills, better employability, and economic growth for families, communities, and the nation as a whole.

BMCC Fall Career Fair Offers Opportunities to Students

September 22, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Almost 500 Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) students donned professional attire and made their way to the BMCC gym for the Fall 2015 Center for Career Development Career Fair on Tuesday, September 22.


September 18, 2015 | Bronx Community College

The Vibrant Magazine Covers, Posters and graphics of Edel Rodriguez a Highlight of the College’s Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month September 10, 2015 — His work has graced the cover of Time and Newsweek magazines, the pages of children’s books and even a United States postage stamp. Now the compelling and provocative illustrations of Edel […]

BMCC Students Complete IT Training Led by BMCC and Per Scholas

September 17, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

On September 9, 2015, 18 Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) students graduated from an intensive CISCO certification program offered through a partnership between BMCC’s Center for Continuing Education and Workforce Development, and the non-profit IT training organization, Per Scholas. The graduation was held at Per Scholas in the Bronx, and celebrated the students’ completion […]