Community College News

BCC CLASS OF 2015 TO GRADUATE ON MAY 29TH — CUNY Chancellor and Two Valedictorians will address Commencement Ceremony on the College’s Ohio Field

May 27, 2015 | Bronx Community College

MAY 27, 2015 — They will enter a huge white tent to the familiar strains of Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance and exit to the trumpets of Verdi’s Triumphal March — and at some point in between, 2,165 students will become degree-and certificate bearing graduates. At 9:30 a.m. on May 29th, Commencement Day returns to the […]

Kingsborough Faculty Awarded Nearly $75K in PSC-CUNY Grants that Support a Wide Range of Research Projects

May 26, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

  Brooklyn, NY – Kingsborough Community College President Farley Herzek announced that 20 KCC faculty received Professional Staff Congress (PSC)-CUNY grants totaling more than $75K, all of which support a wide range of research projects. The average award was approximately $3700. “Kingsborough has a long-respected and admired tradition of research by its distinguished faculty, and […]

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded Queensborough Community College a Grant to Feature the Work of Acclaimed Photographer Marc Asnin

May 26, 2015 | Queensborough Community College

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded Queensborough Community College a $30,000 grant to support an exhibition at the QCC Art Gallery, featuring the photography of Marc Asnin.

LaGuardia Community College Celebrates Asian Heritage Month

May 22, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—May 22, 2015—LaGuardia Community college celebrated Asian Heritage month with spectacular performances by the New York Chinese Chorus, folk singer and composer Dr. Chou Hsing-Lih and the Qi Shu Feng Peking Opera Company. The New York Chinese Chorus was founded in 2009 to promote cultural exchange in the local community. Chorus members hail […]

John Jay College Hosts Discussion on the New York State Sentencing Commission’s Proposals for Sentencing Reforms

May 22, 2015 | Audio, Baruch College, Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Panel on Promoting Justice and Sentencing Transparency in an Age of Mass Incarceration What:  New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman will announce his proposal to reform New York’s sentencing laws at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Sentencing law in New York is a product of a series of “ad hoc and piecemeal” amendments […]

BMCC Dedicates the Leila and Simon Peskoff Nursing Skills Laboratory

May 21, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The BMCC nursing program is known for its rigorous, hands-on instruction. Future registered nurses (RNs) not only complete clinical rotations in public and private hospitals throughout New York City, they take part in simulated training on campus in labs that feature the latest in human patient simulators. One of these labs, located in room S747 […]

Kingsborough Community College Faculty and Staff Participate in Citizen Emergency Preparedness Training

May 21, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

In cooperation with the CUNY Chancellor’s Office and the Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, the Kingsborough Public safety Department sponsored a Citizen Emergency Preparedness Training for the College’s faculty and staff. The 2-hour training program and subsequent Q&A session was conducted by military officials, and was designed to educate and prepare the participants to help […]

In Conversation

May 21, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

In Conversation, an exhibit featuring artists’ work as well as photos of their studios, opened in May 20 at the Shirley Fiterman Art Center at Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY. The show will run through August 1. A related panel discussion is scheduled for June 10. Artists featured in the exhibit include Polly Apfelbaum, Kathy […]

A “DREAMER” LIVES HER DREAM OF A COLLEGE DIPLOMA BCC Class of ’15 Co-Valedictorian Becomes CUNY’S First TheDREAM.US Scholarship Recipient to Earn Commencement’s Highest Academic Honor

May 21, 2015 | Bronx Community College

May 15, 2015 — Kirssy Martinez, one of the two Valedictorians of Bronx Community College’s Class of 2015, gives new meaning to the term “non-traditional student.” Like many community college scholars, the 27-year-old liberal arts major did not follow a straight path to center stage at BCC’s May 29th commencement ceremony — but instead faced […]

Queensborough Students Earn First and Second Place Awards at Capital One Finals

May 21, 2015 | Queensborough Community College

Two Queensborough students won first and second place awards for their entrepreneurial acumen at the Capital One CUNY-wide Challenge competition finals held on May 7. A total of five students–two from Queensborough Community College, one from Kingsborough Community College and two from Hostos Community College–pitched their ideas to a panel of judges that included “Shark […]

Two BMCC Students Receive CUNY Vice Chancellor’s Awards

May 19, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Every year the CUNY Vice Chancellor’s Excellence in Leadership Award is awarded to two CUNY students from each campus. Md Emran Masud and Ray Sukhu are BMCC’s lucky recipients for 2015. Actually, luck had nothing to do with it. Each student dedicated himself to his studies, and to making his community a better place, during […]

Environmental Science Students Clean Up Newtown Creek in 2015 Riverkeeper Sweep

May 18, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College Environmental Science students and faculty recently spent a Saturday volunteering to clean up Long Island City.

The fourth annual Riverkeeper Sweep, organized by Riverkeeper, an advocacy group dedicated to protecting New York City and the Hudson Valley’s waterways, took place Saturday May 9th at over 100 locations in the region.

LaGuardia Community College’s Theater Program Presents “Our Lady of 121st Street”

May 18, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College’s Theater program is pleased to present the play “Our Lady of 121st Street,” until May 23rd in the College’s Black Box Theater.

The dark comedy originally written by actor and playwright Stephen Adley Guirgis is directed by LaGuardia Community College faculty member Garrett Neergaard. “It’s a play about coming home and facing your past,” said Neergaard. In addition to acting in the play, students also are working behind the scenes as the stage crew, lighting crew and in costume design, among many other roles for the production. Visit the show website to learn more.

BMCC Foundation Scholarship Gala, Invest in a Future, Raises Over $1 Million

May 18, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

On May 14, 2015 the Foundation Board of the Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY hosted the 2015 Scholarship Gala in the new Cipriani at 25 Broadway in Lower Manhattan, raising $1,113,000 in funds for student scholarships. Close to 500 guests celebrated alongside BMCC President Antonio Pérez, who presented the BMCC Award of Excellence to Special Guest Star Honoree, […]

Kingsborough Paramedic Program Professors Train Barcelona Emergency First Responders

May 14, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Kingsborough Community College Paramedic Program Professors George W. Contreras and Jack Finkelstein recently returned from a spring break trip to Barcelona, Spain where, at the invitation of Ambulancias Domingo and the Barcelona Emergency Medical Services (EMS), they trained members of the Barcelona EMS in continuing medical education courses. Profs. Contreras and Finkelstein, both of whom […]

Kingsborough Community College Announces 2015-2016 President’s Faculty Innovation Awardees

May 14, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Kingsborough Community College (KCC) this week announced the recipients of the 2015-2016 President’s Faculty Innovation Awards. KCC President Herzek awarded full or partial funding— up to $25K collectively, for proposals submitted by 17 faculty and staff members. A total of 14 proposals were submitted, and each submission was creative in its own way, and demonstrated […]

NIH Awards $150,000 for Biological Study

May 13, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The U.S. Census Bureau projects that by the year 2050, the number of people aged 65 and over will reach 83.7 million, almost double today’s number. To help address that population boom and the public health and economic issues it produces, BMCC Professor Jun Liang is researching molecular mechanisms that respond to stress and impact […]

BMCC Students Help Build Homes in New Orleans

May 13, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Twelve Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) students spent Spring Break 2015 working with the organization Habitat for Humanity to build two new homes in the Gentilly section of New Orleans, a neighborhood badly damaged by the 2005 Hurricane Katrina. The BMCC Office of Student Affairs provided funds for the students and two chaperones to take part in the […]

LaGuardia Faculty & Students Participate in Van Cortlandt Park’s First BioBlitz

May 12, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

More than twenty members of the LaGuardia Community College family participated in the first ever BioBlitz at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx.

The service-learning event, organized by the College’s Environmental Science program and STEM Advising Council, took 17 students and five faculty members to the all-day event held in New York City’s third largest park.

LAGCC Student Takes Prize in Statewide Science Competition

May 12, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College biology major Marcos Murdumbay placed second at the statewide 23rd Annual CSTEP Conference.

The Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) is offered in a number of colleges and universities and helps students pursuing professions in mathematics, science, technology and health-related fields gain research experience.