Community College News

A LaGuardia Community College Student Awarded a National Scholarship That Will Allow Her to Continue Her Education

April 23, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—April 23, 2014—Cristina Mihailescu, a LaGuardia Community College Honors student, was facing a major dilemma. The international student and 40-year-old single mother of two young daughters was graduating in June with the hope of transferring to a four-year institution, but financial constraints were making it seem impossible. As an international student who […]


April 22, 2014 | Hostos Community College

During the month of March, Eugenio María de Hostos Community College observes Women’s History Month with many cultural and other learning activities that celebrate the achievements of women throughout the world. For over a decade, these annual celebrations have been organized by Dr. Jerilyn Fisher, Coordinator of Women’s and Gender Studies and Professor in the […]


April 22, 2014 | Hostos Community College

Hostos Community College is pleased to announce that Mohammad A. Sohel, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Chemistry in the Natural Sciences Department has been awarded a faculty fellowship at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) in the Summer of 2014. Participants are selected for the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Visiting Faculty Program […]


April 21, 2014 | Hostos Community College

Students in Eugenio María de Hostos Community College’s highly successful STEM-based Proyecto Access STEP (Science and Technology Entry Program) took home a third-place prize from the 16th Annual STEP Statewide Student Conference. Of the six Hostos students at the conference, the three who gave a presentation on “Predicting a Knuckleball” – David Koffi (11th Grade), […]

Hostos175 Lecture & Workshop: Roberto Mori, “The Hostos Legacy”/ Teaching Hostos at Hostos Workshop

April 21, 2014 | Hostos Community College

Monday, April 28, 2014, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm Hostos Community College, B-501 Please join us on Monday, April 28 at 3:30 in B-501 for a dual event. In the first hour Dr. Roberto Mori, Emeritus Professor of the University of Puerto Rico, will deliver his talk titled “Hostos: Life and Legacy, or Is Hostos […]


April 18, 2014 | Bronx Community College

This year’s event seeks to raise awareness about health challenges plaguing its home borough April 18, 2014, Bronx, New York – On Saturday, May 3rd, over 1,000 participants are expected to  run  — and walk — for their lives. That’s the date of  “Run the Bronx,” the 36th Annual Roscoe C. Brown Jr. Hall of […]

LaGuardia Community College Student Selected to Participate in Remote Sensing Research on the Environment

April 17, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—April 17, 2014—Keisha Baxter, a LaGuardia Community College civil engineering student, will not be spending the summer in the open air, but researching air quality in a lab as a participant in a highly competitive City University of New York research program. Keisha is among 10 CUNY undergraduate students, and the only […]

Queensborough Community College Alumna Selected to Receive a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

April 16, 2014 | Queensborough Community College

Yueting Chen is the recipient of a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.

BCC Professor, Tom Cipullo’s “Credo for a Secular City” to Premiere at Carnegie Hall on April 25

April 15, 2014 | Bronx Community College

On April 25, at 8pm, the Cecilia Chorus (Artistic Director Mark Shapiro) will premiere Tom Cipullo’s new Credo for a Secular City at Carnegie Hall. Written for 150-voice chorus and orchestra, the piece is a journey through faith and doubt in the modern world, and draws upon texts from writers as diverse as Shakespeare, Milton, Matthew Arnold, […]

Making Tax Day Less Taxing

April 14, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Each year, the days leading up to April 15 are a whirl of intense activity for BMCC’s Single Stop program. As the tax filing deadline draws near, the number of students stopping by the program’s office (199 Chambers Street, S235) to have their tax returns prepared swells dramatically.

Tax preparation is part of a varied suite of services available free of charge to students through Single Stop, according to Deborah Harte, student life manager for the program at BMCC. Operating at all six CUNY community colleges, and working with both external and internal partners, Single Stop also provides financial and legal counseling as well as assistance in applying for government-sponsored nutritional, healthcare and childcare programs.

LaGuardia Community College Professor Receives Prestigious CUNY Award for His Research in the Development of Computational Drug Discovery Methods

April 14, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—April 14, 2014—Dr. Ian Alberts, a LaGuardia Community College chemistry professor, received the highly coveted Feliks Gross Award from the City University of New York’s Academy of Humanities and Sciences for his potentially groundbreaking research on computer-aided drug design. Dr. Alberts was the only community college professor among the six assistant professors […]

Honorable Mention

April 11, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Recently, BMCC student Rada Mayya Kostadinova was one of four CUNY students to receive honorable mention for the Barry M. Goldwater scholarship, the premier federally funded scholarship for undergraduates in the sciences, engineering and mathematics.
Thousands of students are nominated for this award, and their undergraduate research experience weighs heavily in the selection process.

Onward, Upward!

April 8, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC students face many challenges, but few can say they faced the challenge of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania.

In fact so far, there’s just one: Human Services major Carmen Miranda, who hiked Africa’s tallest mountain with the same perseverance she applies to her studies.

It was no walk in the park.

LaGuardia Community College Student Takes First Prize in a National Competition for Her Research on the Ground Spider

April 8, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—April 8, 2014— Amanda Tsang, a LaGuardia Community College student, placed first at the Sigma Xi Research Showcase, a nationwide online science competition, for her research project that is tracing the evolution of the ground spider, one of the largest but little researched spider families. Amanda and Dr. Boris Zakharov, her faculty […]

Poster Pride

April 8, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Richard Harris Terrace buzzed with conversation as student researchers stood by large, three-panel posters and explained their research projects to guests filing up and down the long rows of exhibit tables.
Three faculty judges examined each poster, using a rubric to organize their assessment.

A Revolutionary Find

April 7, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Michael C.Hattem, a teaching fellow and research assistant at Yale, was tapped to do a textual analysis of an unprecedented American document written in 1775.

10,000 Small Businesses Provides Missing Ingredient: A Good Plan

April 3, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—April 3, 2014–While growth was not a problem for Aliyyah Baylor’s specialty cake business, not having a solid plan was. “Growth can stop you from seeing your business from the outside and working on it because there’s not a plan in place,” said the owner of Make My Cake in Harlem. “But […]

Going, Going…Gone!

April 3, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

“It’s remarkable that the trailers helped our community get back on its feet after not one, but two major disasters,” says Thomas Ching, BMCC’s Director of Buildings and Grounds. And while the trailers themselves are being disposed of, the furniture they held has been donated to other CUNY institutions. “Even as the trailers go, their legacy lives on in terms of sustainability.”


April 2, 2014 | Hostos Community College

We are pleased to announce that in January 2014, Virginia Almendarez joined the Eugenio María de Hostos Community College family as the Director of Development in the Division of Institutional Advancement. Before taking this position, Ms. Almendarez had been the Director of Individual Giving and Special Events at the Apollo Theater since 2011. Earlier in […]

It Happens Every Spring

April 2, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Remy Morel wasn’t sure what to expect when she attended BMCC’s Spring Career Fair a year ago. But showing up proved a smart move—it’s how she landed her first job.
Since then, says the BMCC Business Administration major, “I’ve found the Fair to be a great way to build connections, see what kinds of jobs are out there, and learn new things.”