Community College News

Queensborough’s Mock Trial Team Edges Tufts University to Win the Spirit of AMTA Award and Ties West Point in the Trial Round of the AMTA Regional Tournament

February 11, 2016 | Queensborough Community College

Competing in the American Mock Trial Regional Tournament at the John P. Cohalan Court Complex in Central Islip New York, Queensborough’s Mock Trial Team edged Tufts University to break a tie for the Spirit of the American Mock Trial Association’s (AMTA) Award. The event was hosted by the Suffolk Academy of Law on February 6 […]

LaGuardia Community College Joins #YesWeCode in Support of President Barack Obama’s Computer Science for All Initiative

February 9, 2016 | LaGuardia Community College

In a proactive response to President Barack Obama’s recently announced Computer Science for All initiative to increase access to high-quality computer science education, LaGuardia Community College is partnering with #YesWeCode , aDream Corps initiative, to expand computer science education and access to the tools and training needed to pursue a career in the rapidly expanding tech sector.

Dr. Gail O. Mellow, President of LaGuardia Community College, statement about President Barack Obama’s Community College Partnership Tax Credit Plan

February 5, 2016 | LaGuardia Community College

By providing significant business tax credits, President Obama’s proposal will generate new, effective partnerships bringing community colleges and businesses together to produce highly-trained candidates for jobs that need urgent filling.

2016 Undergraduate Research Symposium Will Be Held Feb. 17

February 3, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The Borough of Manhattan Community College, The City of New York (BMCC/CUNY) community will celebrate the passion, work and commitment of BMCC students and faculty on Wednesday, February 17 at the 2016 Undergraduate Research Symposium on the college’s main campus at 199 Chambers Street in Lower Manhattan. The day-long symposium will feature student oral presentations, […]

LaGuardia Community College Joins NYC Office of Emergency Management’s Partners in Preparedness Program

February 1, 2016 | LaGuardia Community College

Affirming its commitment to disaster preparedness, LaGuardia Community College received the official seal of completion for its participation in the New York City Office of Emergency Management’s (OEM) Partners in Preparedness (PIP) Program.

Documentary Photographer Marc Asnin’s Unflinching Images will be Featured in a Major Exhibit, Uncle Charlie, at the QCC Art Gallery, Beginning February 18

January 29, 2016 | Queensborough Community College

Like a dark prism, the black and white photographs in this exhibit present a richly textured portrait of a disturbed and complex man, Charles Henschke, the uncle and godfather of renowned photographer Marc Asnin, whose photo-essay, Uncle Charlie will open February 18 at the QCC Art Gallery. The exhibit will be the first presentation of […]

BMCC Faculty Showcase: Art/Works

January 28, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

  Artwork by BMCC Professor John Goodrich, one of 33 faculty artists featured in upcoming exhibit   Faculty artists at Borough of Manhattan Community College/The City University of New York (BMCC/CUNY) will showcase their work in an upcoming exhibit, Art/Works, opening Wednesday, February 10 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Shirley Fiterman Art […]

BMCC African Heritage Month Begins February 3

January 28, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

A month filled with performances, film screenings, lectures and other activities is set for African Heritage Month at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) in February. The celebration of African American culture and history kicks off February 3 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the main campus cafeteria where there will be a music […]

Four BMCC Professors Win Diana Hacker Award

January 28, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC Prof. Jeff Gonzalez, who along with professors Christa Baiada, John Beaumont and Nancy Derbyshire has been awarded the Diana Hacker Award   Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) professors Christa Baiada, John Beaumont, Nancy Derbyshire and Jeff Gonzalez have been awarded the Diana Hacker Award in the category of Fostering Student Success at the […]

BMCC’s Italian Program Enrollment is Among the Largest in the Nation

January 28, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Professor Tom Means of the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Modern Languages Department recently discovered that the BMCC Italian program, in which enrollment has quadrupled since 2000, is the largest Italian program among community colleges, nationwide. Professor Means has also just published an article examining language learning, in Italica, a top peer-reviewed journal in […]

BMCC Welcomes Three New Academic Leaders

January 28, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

(L to R): Jim Berg, Janice Zummo and Christopher Shults   In its efforts to enhance student retention, faculty excellence and institutional growth, the Borough of Manhattan Community College, The City University of New York (BMCC/CUNY), has brought on board three new deans, two of whom are filling new positions within the College. Christopher Shults, […]

Opinions — Barack Obama: Why we must rethink solitary confinement

January 27, 2016 | Bronx Community College

      By Barack Obama January 25 at 8:01 PM                   In 2010, a 16-year-old named Kalief Browder from the Bronx was accused of stealing a backpack. He was sent to Rikers Island to await trial, where he reportedly endured unspeakable violence at the hands of […]

LaGuardia Community College President Dr. Gail Mellow Honored with 2016 NASPA President’s Award

January 26, 2016 | LaGuardia Community College

National Award Given Annually to a Higher Education Professional Doing Extraordinary Work in Student Affairs   WASHINGTON, DC — January 19, 2016 — Dr. Gail Mellow, president of LaGuardia Community College in New York, was selected to receive the 2016 NASPA President’s Award. The award gives special recognition to a college or university president who […]

BCC AWARDED GRANT FOR UNIQUE MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM

January 25, 2016 | Bronx Community College

“Get PSyCh’D” Trains BCC Students to Provide Mental Health Support and Referrals to Their Peers JANUARY 14, 2016 — Bronx Community College is the recipient of a $50,000 grant from the van Ameringen Foundation to fund the Peer Support and Career Development training program — known as Get PSyCh’D — an initiative that trains students […]

BMCC Office of Internships and Experiential Learning Prepares Students for Success in the Workplace

January 21, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Students at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) now have more opportunities to gain valuable real-world experience outside the classroom. In November 2015, the college established its Office of Internships and Experiential Learning. “BMCC is committed to expanding internship and experiential learning opportunities for BMCC students, both as a proven engagement and retention strategy, and […]

The Joys of Style and Sound comes through in Marching Bands, a Newly Published Book by Celebrated Photographer and Queensborough Professor Jules Allen

January 20, 2016 | Queensborough Community College

A young band member runs late for formation, carrying a Sousaphone that nearly dwarfs him; the Morgan State band in Baltimore does its low-bowing warm-up drills with flair; and, in New Orleans a majorette high steps with style to lead the way during a parade. These are just three of the many striking images in […]

The Joys of Style and Sound Comes Through in Marching Bands, a newly published book by celebrated photographer and Queensborough Professor Jules Allen

January 13, 2016 | Queensborough Community College

A young band member runs late for formation, carrying a Sousaphone that nearly dwarfs him; the Morgan State band in Baltimore does its low-bowing warm-up drills with flair; and, in New Orleans a majorette high steps with style to lead the way during a parade. These are just three of the many striking images in […]

More Hostos Students Earn The Guttman Transfer Scholarship

January 12, 2016 | Hostos Community College

Hostos Community College is proud to announce that three students were awarded the Guttman Transfer Scholarship for Spring 2016. The students were: Dionel Del Orbe (Civil Engineering), Ashly Dominguez (Liberal Arts and Science), and Wendy Fernandez (Electrical Engineering).

BMCC Ranked Sixth Fastest Growing Community College of its Size in United States

January 12, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) ranked #6 among the fastest growing public two-year colleges of its size in the United States from fall 2013 to fall 2014 according to data complied by Community College Week magazine in its December issue. Among schools with more than 10,000 enrollees, BMCC grew its student population to […]

Student Volunteers Get Tax Payers the Credit They Deserve

January 12, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

BMCC Accounting Professor Corinne Crawford   Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) students gain valuable experience as IRS-certified volunteers providing free tax preparation through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA). Accounting Professor Angela Jervis started the VITA program at BMCC in 2013. “I was a member of the Student Affairs committee of the BMCC Academic […]