Community College News

President Herzek Statement to the College Community on the Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

November 26, 2014 | Kingsborough Community College

As you are aware, the grand jury deliberating the death of Michael Brown issued its decision last night not to indict the officer responsible for the shooting. It is understandable that many are conflicted about what the grand jury’s decision means and what impact it may have. The decision has reminded us that there are […]

“A BRONX MESSIAH” Featuring the Bronx Opera Chorus and the Orchestra of the Bronx A Bronx Tradition Celebrating its Tenth Anniversary!

November 25, 2014 | Bronx Community College

What: On Sunday, December 14, the Bronx Opera Chorus and The Orchestra of the Bronx will present a unique production of Handel’s Messiah under the direction of Michael Spierman at the Hall of Fame Playhouse at Bronx Community College. Diverse members of the Bronx community will read passages aloud. Messiah includes the famous “Hallelujah” chorus. […]

LaGuardia Community College Shares Groundbreaking Adult Education Approaches through New Professional Development Institute

November 21, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College has officially launched the College and Career Pathways Institute (CCPI) to provide professional development that helps educators prepare adults and out-of-school youth to get back on track to college and new careers through innovative contextualized and integrated instructional strategies.

LaGuardia Students Learn to Negotiate Like United Nations Ambassadors

November 21, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Nine LaGuardia Community College students had the opportunity to practice international diplomacy first hand last month as delegates to the National Model United Nations (NMUN) Conference in Washington, DC.

Michael Collins, Liliana Katechis (Head Delegate), Diego Oliveros, Jhon Ortiz, Kennya Pesantez, Sarah Mindana, Kimberly Mota, Beatriz Ramos and Kevin Sarmiento, along with faculty mentor David Styler, attended the three day conference held at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.

LaGuardia Community College Delegates Shine at Society of Hispanic Engineers Conference

November 21, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Five LaGuardia Community College students presented their research projects at the annual Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) 2014 conference in Detroit, MI.

Carl Gordon, Tabitha Rivera, Kevin Rodriguez, Silvia Tirado (LaGCC graduate now at City College of New York), and Nicole Vazquez, with graduate student and College assistant Ahmed Afifi and LaGuardia mentors professors Reginald Eze, John Toland and Yasser Hassebo joined more than 5,000 attendees—mostly undergraduate and graduate school students—from across the United States at the national event, held Nov. 5 – Nov. 9 at Detroit’s Cobo Center.

More than 200 Kingsborough Community College faculty and staff receive Years of Service Awards

November 21, 2014 | Kingsborough Community College

More than 200 Kingsborough Community College employees were recently honored at the College’s annual Years of Service Awards celebrating the dedication and commitment of long-time KCC faculty and staff. The ceremony, held in the College’s MAC Rotunda, and emceed by President Herzek, was created six years ago to honor and recognize faculty members, administrators, staff, […]

The New York Times – Article About Struggle to Raise Funds to Support LaGuardia Students

November 20, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

The New York Times article discusses the wonderful contributions LaGuardia Foundation board member, Marilyn Skony Stamm, and various donors, including Mark C. Healy, have given to LaGuardia for scholarships—aiding in student’s completion of college. Unfortunately, community colleges are underfunded when compared to private institutions, and like LaGuardia, they continue to struggle to raise funds to support their students.

Hostos Community College Educator Cynthia Jones Earns National Honor As 2014 New York State Professor Of The Year

November 20, 2014 | Hostos Community College

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) have named Hostos Community College English Department Lecturer Cynthia Jones the 2014 New York State Professor of the Year.

Center for Workforce Development Operations Director Christine Zagari-LoPorto Accepts Exemplary Program Award for CUNY CareerPATH Marketing Program

November 19, 2014 | Kingsborough Community College

Award recognizes innovative and efficient programming and marketing contributions to the Adult and Continuing Education field Kingsborough Community College Center for Economic and Workforce Development (CEWD) Operations Director Christine Zagari-LoPorto accepted the Dr. James C. Hall, Jr. Exemplary Program Award for the CUNY CareerPATH Marketing Program during the recent Continuing Education Association of New York’s […]

Hostos Allied Health Career Pipeline Program Announces New Federal Grant Award

November 14, 2014 | Hostos Community College

The Hostos Division for Continuing Education and Workforce Development (CEWD) was recently awarded a three-year federal grant of $595,636 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) Skills Training and Health Workforce Development of Paraprofessionals Program. This new funding complements the current Health Profession Opportunity Grants […]

Kingsborough Community College Foundation Joins the #Givingtuesday Social Media Campaign

November 14, 2014 | Kingsborough Community College

KCC Foundation Encourages a Global Day of Giving to Raise Funds for Scholarship Support On December 2, which marks the second anniversary of #GivingTuesday, the Kingsborough Community College Foundation will join thousands of global and local charitable organizations, small businesses, corporate and community partners, and individuals in the #GivingTuesday social media campaign to raises awareness […]

Former New York Knicks Forward and Syracuse Standout Player John Wallace Visits Kingsborough Community College

November 14, 2014 | Kingsborough Community College

Wallace Stresses Hard Work and Commitment; President Herzek Takes to the Court Former New York Knicks and Toronto Raptors forward, and Syracuse star player John Wallace visited Kingsborough Community College this week to attend the Athletics Department pep rally, and to deliver a motivational message to the men’s and women’s basketball teams in advance of […]

State Education Department Officials Discuss Bridge Program Over Lunch with LaGuardia Community College President, Administrators and Students

November 13, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

President Gail O. Mellow and LaGuardia Community College administrators last week hosted New York State Education Department, New York State Board of Regents, and local elected officials at a luncheon held in LaGuardia’s NYDesigns center.

“May It Give Hope To International Students…” Joo-Ho Kim, President Of Yogi and a Food Vendor, Supported LaGuardia Community College Scholarships

November 12, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Of the four or five food carts located in front of the buildings at LaGuardia Community College (LaGCC) in Queens Long Island City, the line in front of one is exceptionally long. It is the Korean-food food cart “Yogi,” which is operated by President Joo-Ho Kim (43 years old), an ethnic Korean.

Changing Women’s Lives

November 12, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

“We can, and do change lives,” said Barbara Marcus, President and Publisher of Random House Children’s Books, as she welcomed guests to the Fall Fanfare ceremony held in a conference room of the Random House offices in midtown Manhattan. The ceremony recognized 30 Education Fund Fellows receiving $10,000 each, thanks to the Women’s Forum of New […]

A Forum on Ferguson

November 12, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

On October 22, two speaker sessions to commemorate National Day Against Police Brutality were presented by Professor Yolanda Martín and co-sponsored by BMCC’s Criminal Justice Program and the BMCC/John Jay College Justice Academy. Students from BMCC and John Jay College, as well as professors, staff and members of the community filled the steep rows of tiered seats […]

Getting the Inside Story on MECA

November 12, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

More than 50 pre-high from around the city attended a special Open House at BMCC on October 14 to get the inside story on Manhattan Early College School for Advertising (MECA) from its principal, Dr. Matthew Tossman. “At MECA, we’re all about opening up opportunities for students,” Tossman said in a 45-minute Q&A session with […]

Real Men Don’t Hit

November 12, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Raising domestic violence awareness at BMCC. More photos. This year’s Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Activities featured workshops, a poster-making session, speaker event and Walk With Me Silent Procession, as well as three panel discussions and a symposium. Sponsored by the Women’s Resource Center, the events featured speakers from BMCC and other colleges. They also provided […]

The New Out In Two

November 12, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC’s Fall 2014 Out-in-Two cohort. More photos. BMCC has several programs aimed at supporting students in their goal to earn an associate degree in a timely manner. One of these programs, Out in Two, was founded by BMCC President Antonio Pérez during the administration of New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. “Giuliani was critical of community college’s […]

“Journeys through Bookland” Exhibition Featuring Ukrainian Illustrators to Open at The Art Gallery at Kingsborough Community College

November 11, 2014 | Kingsborough Community College

Exhibition features artists from Ukraine’s A-BA-BA-HA-LA-MA-HA Publishing House A free, new art exhibition, “Journeys through Bookland: Contemporary Illustrators of Children’s Literature,” will open to the public on November 19 and run through December 17 at the Art Gallery at Kingsborough Community College, located in the Arts & Sciences Building on the College’s campus. An Opening […]