Community College News

A Night to Remember: Celebrating the Music of Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash at Queensborough’s Performing Arts Center

May 5, 2016 | Queensborough Community College

On December 4th, 1956 an event occurred that was to become music legend. A jam session that seemed to have happened by pure chance started at Sam Phillips’ Sun Studio and featured Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley. A rock and roll tribute to this “royalty jam session”, A Night To […]

American Express Awards $100,000 Grant to BMCC Leadership Fellows Program

May 4, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

2015 Leadership Fellows cohort at meeting Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) and American Express today announced $100,000 in grant funding to continue training emerging leaders through the BMCC Leadership Fellows Program. The grant will be used to develop a new generation of leaders who are tackling complex problems facing the higher education community. Through […]

BMCC Receives $285,000 to Research Recruitment of Male Educators in Pre-K Classrooms

May 4, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) has received a $285,000 award from the Foundation for Child Development (FCD) to examine the recruitment, retention, professional development and mentoring of male educators in the New York City Universal Pre-Kindergarten system. The project began in April 2016 and will extend through July 2018. “Our first phase will be […]

Chaumtoli Huq to be the keynote speaker at this year’s KCC Reads Student Conference

May 2, 2016 | Kingsborough Community College

Chaumtoli Huq will touch on the intersecting questions of immigration, race, and gender as keynote speaker at this year’s KCC Reads Student Conference.

Queensborough Community College’s Dance Program will present a concert featuring Queensborough dance students performing works choreographed by Marjani Fortè-Saunders, Robert Battle, Emily Berry and Aviva Geismar at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center, on May 12 and 13 at 8:00 p.m.

May 2, 2016 | Queensborough Community College

A concert of original contemporary dance works by renowned choreographers will be performed by Queensborough dance students. The concert features Marjani Fortè-Saunders being Here, Robert Battle’s Rush Hour, Emily Berry’s Forgiveness, and Aviva Geismar’s Dis/Location. The program will also include works by student choreographers, highlighting the creative and collaborative spirit of dance and challenging students […]

Kingsborough Community College’s Eco-Festival Opens May 12 with a Keynote Address by Jacqueline Patterson

May 2, 2016 | Kingsborough Community College

Keynote speaker Jacqueline Patterson will address how communities, making decisions based on principles of sustainability and human rights and well-being, can live harmony with each other and the earth.

Queensborough’s Annual Dance Residency Program will Feature Marjani Fortè-Saunders at QPAC, May 6 at 8PM

May 2, 2016 | Queensborough Community College

Marjani Fortè-Saunders being Here…/this time is a visceral, multimedia work driven by deeply physical performances and heightened by a three-dimensional audio design. Choreographer Marjani Forté-Saunders and her dancers traverse complex intersections of mental illness, addiction and systemic poverty. Students from Queensborough Community College will perform part one of this trilogy, Here, and Marjani Forté & […]

Hostos Responds To Ecuador Earthquake With ‘Hope For Ecuador’ Relief Concert On May 12

May 2, 2016 | Hostos Community College

The massive earthquake that struck Ecuador on April 16 hit home for many members of the Hostos Community College family with connections to South America, as well as the campus as a whole. Looking to make a difference, the College’s students, staff and faculty have come together as “Hostos Helping” to plan a benefit concert. The “Hope for Ecuador Concert” will be held in the Hostos Main Theater on Thursday, May 12, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and feature some of the leading Ecuadorian musicians based in the U.S., including the folkloric ensemble Roberto Cachimuel and Grupo Yarina, pop artist Luis Terreros, high-energy Afro-Ecuadorian fusion group Chota Madre, and singer Maribella along with a special appearance by the Lehman (College) Jazz Band. Additional artists are expected to be announced.

Spring Into Theater in Long Island City

April 28, 2016 | LaGuardia Community College

Spring Into Theater in Long Island City Tickets Available for May Theater Productions at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center LaGuardia English Professor to Debut Work in Which Audience Members Will Be Part of Cast—Free & Open to Public LONG ISLAND CITY, NY—April 28, 2016—Tickets are available for May 2016 theatrical productions of The Sensuality Party […]

Hostos Center For Bronx Nonprofits Receives $100,000 Grant From The New York Community Trust

April 28, 2016 | Hostos Community College

Hostos Community College’s Center for Bronx Nonprofits (CBNP) received a $100,000 grant from The New York Community Trust, the city’s community foundation.

Title V Grant Work Celebrated With Two Days Of Events At Hostos

April 28, 2016 | Hostos Community College

Hostos Community College celebrated two years of the Title V grant, showcasing work produced by faculty, staff and students. The Title V grant was awarded to Hostos Community College in 2014 by the U.S. Department of Education.

BMCC Among Beneficiaries of the Goldman Sachs Gives Community College Fund

April 28, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

    Goldman Sachs, in collaboration with the American Association of Community Colleges, has announced the nine community colleges, including Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) selected to receive grants from the Goldman Sachs Gives Community College Fund, which was created to strengthen community college endowments in support of need-based financial aid and build on […]


April 27, 2016 | Bronx Community College

This Year the Health Run and Walk Honors President Emeritus Roscoe C. Brown Jr. and the Life-Saving Work of the 46th and 52nd Precincts   April 25, 2016 — On Saturday, May 7, at 10:00 a.m. sharp, the people of the Bronx will hit the ground running. That’s the date of Run the Bronx: The […]

Kingsborough Alumnus & Shaw University President Dr. Tashni-Ann Dubroy to be Keynote Speaker at Kingsborough Community College’s 51st Commencement Exercises

April 26, 2016 | Kingsborough Community College

Dr. Tashni-Ann Dubroy, Kingsborough class of 2000 valedictorian and current president of Shaw University in North Carolina, will join more than 3,500 expected graduates and guests at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at Kingsborough Community College, where she will deliver the keynote address to the graduating class of 2016 during the college’s 51st […]

Reception Honors BMCC and Year Up Partnership

April 21, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

On April 21, a reception was held in the Shirley Fiterman Art Center to celebrate the new partnership between BMCC/CUNY and Year Up, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the opportunity divide for young adults ages 18 to 24. The BMCC Year Up program is an intensive, one-year experience for students earning an associate […]

Kingsborough Community College alumnus Angelina Volkova one of 9 CUNY students awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships

April 21, 2016 | Kingsborough Community College

Angelina Volkova, a Hunter College student and KCC alumnus, has won a National Science Foundation grant

BMCC Receives Visit from Middle States Liaison

April 20, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Dr. Ellie Fogarty speaks to BMCC community.   Dr. Ellie Fogarty, Vice President of Institutional Field Relations, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)— and BMCC’s Middle States Liaison — visited the college on April 18 and delivered a presentation, followed by a Q & A session, to shed light on the Middle States […]

Kingsborough Student to Take Part in Historic CUNY2CUBA Goodwill Tour

April 20, 2016 | Kingsborough Community College

Kingsborough student Stephanie Hahn, captain of the Kingsborough volleyball team, and 15 other CUNY scholar-athletes representing each college within CUNY’s intercollegiate athletic program will embark on a historic trip to Cuba during spring break as part of the 2016 CUNY Goodwill Tour.

Kingsborough President Farley Herzek Pens Op-Ed in the Jewish Voice in Response to Claims of Anti-Semitic Activities on its Campus

April 20, 2016 | Kingsborough Community College

It has been about two weeks since articles in the Algemeiner, Jewish Voice, and Sheepshead Bites were printed that spoke negatively to specific hiring practices at Kingsborough Community College. More specifically, the accusations made claim to anti-Semitic hiring practices at the College.  These allegations found their way to several local newspapers, and were published in […]

Unlocking Secrets of the World’s Water Resources

April 20, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Obeng Kwaku Buo, an engineering science major at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) is from Ghana, and grew up in the capital city of Accra, on the Gulf of Guinea. He visited New York for the first time in 2011, to visit family in the Bronx, then headed back to Ghana to complete high […]