Community College News

Herbert Rosenfield: Founding member of the BMCC Foundation Board of Directors Passes Away

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

Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY and the BMCC Foundation mourn the passing of our friend and long-time supporter Herbert Rosenfield, a founding member of the BMCC Foundation Board of Directors, on which he served for more than 30 years. Mr. Rosenfield, who passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at the age of 97, was […]

New Shirley Fiterman Art Center Photography Exhibit Opens August 3

July 18, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

The Shirley Fiterman Art Center at Borough of Community College (BMCC/CUNY) presents Portrait of a Landscape, an international exhibition of photographic-based work that will be curated by Claudia Cortinez. The exhibit opens August 3, 2016, with a gallery reception from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Portrait of a Landscape will be open until September 10. […]

BMCC Announces Kaplan Scholars

July 18, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

(L-R) Jasmaine Brathwaite, Melanie Poggi, and Norbesida Bagablia Three BMCC students, Science majors Norbesida Bagablia and Melanie Poggi, and Animation and Motion Graphics major Jasmaine Brathwaite, have been named this year’s Kaplan Scholars. This is the tenth year that BMCC has worked with the Kaplan Educational Foundation to help low-income Black, Latino and Native American […]

“Panama: Hidden Gems,” A Photography Exhibit by Student Charles Carl Barnett – now through September

July 14, 2016 | LaGuardia Community College

“Panama: Hidden Gems,” A Photography Exhibit On Campus Long Island City, NY (July 14, 2016)—On the heels of the recently opened expanded Panama Canal, and in advance of upcoming National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15-Oct 15), an exhibit of photos taken in Panama by a 73-year-old photography student, Charles Carl Barnett of Rego Park, is available […]

A Life of Honor, Service and Inspiration — Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. Dies at Age 94

July 7, 2016 | Bronx Community College

  Dear Community, It is with a heavy heart that I share with you the sad news of the passing of Bronx Community College’s (BCC) distinguished President Emeritus, Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. Dr. Brown was a decorated World War II veteran, member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen and 2009 recipient of a Congressional Gold Medal. […]

LaGuardia Community College Awarded $3.9M Federal Grant to Train At-Risk, Disadvantaged Young People for Tech Jobs

June 30, 2016 | LaGuardia Community College

Part of White House & US Department of Labor $150 Million TechHire Initiative —LaGuardia to partner with Udacity, General Assembly, & Software Guild to provide FREE tech training— Long Island City, NY (June 29, 2016)—LaGuardia Community College has been awarded a $3.9 million federal grant to provide free tech industry training for at-risk and disadvantaged […]

Hostos Students Honored With Carlos Beltrán Scholarship Awards

June 30, 2016 | Hostos Community College

Six Hostos students became academic all-stars when they each received $5,000 scholarships from Yankees’ slugger Carlos Beltrán at the Third Annual Carlos Beltrán Foundation Gala held on June 22 at Gotham Hall.

Hostos Celebrates 2016 HSE Program Graduates

June 30, 2016 | Hostos Community College

On June 21, Hostos’ Adult Learning Center and Division for Continuing Education and Workforce Development recognized 140 students who earned their High School Equivalency (HSE) diplomas.

Hostos Selected For Department Of Education Second Chance Pell Program

June 30, 2016 | Hostos Community College

On June 21, Hostos’ Adult Learning Center and Division for Continuing Education and Workforce Development recognized 140 students who earned their High School Equivalency (HSE) diplomas.

BMCC Adds Two New Degree Programs: Psychology and Science for Health Professionals

June 30, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Starting in Fall 2016, Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) will offer two new majors; Psychology, and Science for Health Professionals, raising its number of associate degree programs to 43. The development of the Psychology program, says Erwin Wong, BMCC’s Dean of Academic Programs and Instruction, reflects a strategy for retention that has thrived at […]

BMCC One of 15 Colleges Nationwide to Win $1 Million NSF Grant for STEM Education

June 30, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) has received a $1 million S-STEM grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), to promote STEM education among minority students. The grant project will be led by Computer Information Systems Professor Anna Salvati, Science Professors Lalitha Jayant and Adolfina  Koroch, and Mathematics Professor Abdramane Serme. The project, “Broadening STEM Participation Among Minority Students in an Urban Community College,” […]

NYC Officials Mark First Graduation from New Construction Administration Training Program

June 28, 2016 | LaGuardia Community College

First Opportunity Academy Graduation—Program Result of Partnership Among NYC School Construction Authority, NYC Department of Design and Construction, and LaGuardia Community College —Construction Administration Workforce Development Program— Career Readiness Program Supports Minority-Owned, Woman-Owned, and Locally-Based Business Enterprises Long Island City, NY (June 27, 2016)—The first cohort of the Opportunity Academy, an innovative construction administration training […]

Time Warner Foundation Funds New Screenwriting Fellowship at BMCC

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

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) and the BMCC Foundation has received a $20,000 grant from Time Warner Foundation to provide a new screenwriting fellowship in Fall 2016. Between five and 10 burgeoning screenwriters — BMCC students or 2016 graduates who have taken a BMCC screenwriting course — will be selected for the program. Applications […]

BNY Mellon Awards $50,000 Grant to BMCC Out in Two Program

June 23, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) recently announced that BNY Mellon has provided $50,000 in grant funding for the BMCC Out in Two Program scholarships. Founded in 1999 by BMCC President Antonio Pérez, the Out in Two scholarship program is designed to help more students graduate within two consecutive years. The BNY Mellon grant will […]

Construction Administration Workforce Development Program

June 22, 2016 | LaGuardia Community College

First Graduation of Opportunity Academy Students, New York City School Construction Authority, LaGuardia Community College, and New York City Department of Design and Construction Partnership Construction Administration Workforce Development Program Program will provide career readiness for LaGuardia students and help support MWLBE contractors enrolled in the SCA’s Mentor Program Long Island City, NY—The first cohort […]

Hostos Nursing Student Earns Peter Jennings Scholarship Award

June 22, 2016 | Hostos Community College

Ever since Ivy Mensah was a little girl living in Ghana, she wanted to be a nurse. Later, when she became a mother and moved to the United States, it became her mission. A mission she is close to completing.

Hostos Receives Open Educational Resources (OER) Grant To Enhance Early-Childhood Education Degree Program

June 22, 2016 | Hostos Community College

Hostos Community College, as part of a CUNY consortium, is sharing a $300,000 Open Educational Resources (OER) grant that provides free educational resources for the College’s Early-Childhood Education associate degree program. The funding will provide substantial savings to students, as well as enhance classroom curriculum.

BMCC Welcomes Diane K. Walleser, Vice President for Enrollment Management

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

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) welcomes Diane K. Walleser, the college’s first Vice President for Enrollment Management. In this role, Walleser will lead BMCC’s enrollment and recruitment initiatives, and provide strategic direction to the Admissions, Testing, Financial Aid, Registrar, Scholarship and International Student Recruitment offices. She will work closely with Karrin E. Wilks, Provost […]

Queensborough Students Took Two of the Top Three Spots in the CUNY & Capital One Community College Innovation Challenge Finals

June 21, 2016 | Queensborough Community College

The CUNY & Capital One Community College Innovation Challenge Finals took place on May 26 at Kingsborough Community College. This was a 2-semester innovation challenge where students prepared their business ideas for launch. The program was funded by a $45,000 grant from Capital One Bank that Kingsborough Community College and Queensborough Community College received this […]

Nearly 500 Small Business Owners Network with Gov’t Agencies at LaGuardia Community College’s 14th Annual Small Business & Procurement Expo

June 20, 2016 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY (June 20, 2016)— Nearly 500 small business owners networked and explored potential contracting opportunities with government agencies, procurement representatives and prime contractors at LaGuardia Community College Business Services’ 14th Annual Small Business and Procurement Expo, held at the Con Edison Learning Center in Long Island City, NY on June 10. Left […]