Community College News

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 […]

20th Anniversary of CUNY Language Immersion Program at LaGuardia Community College Marked by First-Ever Scholarship Awards for Outstanding ESL Students

June 16, 2016 | LaGuardia Community College

Scholarships from $75,000 gift from former ESL educator at LaGuardia, Gloria Gallingane Long Island City, NY (June 16, 2016)— The CUNY Language Immersion Program (CLIP) at LaGuardia Community College recognized three outstanding English as a Second Language (ESL) graduates, Yessica Armero, Huiling Cai and Abraham Inda, as recipients of the first Gallingane Scholarship Awards at […]

BMCC Joins Nationwide Initiative to Create Open Educational Resource (OER) Degree Programs

June 15, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) has joined a nationwide initiative to make open educational resources (OER) — free, online textbooks — available to students, building their retention and graduation rates. The OER Degree Initiative is led by Achieving the Dream, Inc., and involves 38 colleges in 13 states. BMCC, along with Hostos Community College […]

Message from the President: BMCC Mourns Orlando Shooting Victims

June 13, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

To the BMCC Community: It is with deep sadness that we mourn the lives of 49 innocent people who were brutally murdered when a gunman opened fire inside the Pulse Night Club in Orlando, Florida, on the early morning of June 12. I join our BMCC family of faculty, staff, students and friends, as we […]

Start Here, Transfer Anywhere

June 13, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

  In June 2016, Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) conferred associate degrees to the largest graduating class in the college’s history — more than 4,200 students. Seventy-five percent of those graduates will transfer to a four-year college or university, with about half staying in the CUNY system. The rest will transfer to more than […]

Jennifer Campos To Receive Peter Jennings Scholarship in Award Ceremony, June 16

June 13, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Jennifer Campos, winner of 2016 Peter Jennings Scholarship   Jennifer Campos, who just earned her High School Equivalency diploma through the Adult Literacy Program in the Center for Continuing Education and Workforce Development at BMCC, is a winner of the 2016 Peter Jennings Scholarship. She will be honored along with nine other awardees at a […]

BMCC Recognizes Outstanding Accounting Students

June 9, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY), recognized the outstanding academic performance of 40 graduating students at an award ceremony hosted by BMCC’s Accounting Department on May 31. Each of the students graduated BMCC with at least a 3.75 GPA in their accounting coursework. Six students; Abdel Aziz Kamagate, Cassandra Galban, Ilya Ratner, Maryna Kagan, Jose […]

Eight BMCC Students to Participate in Exploring Transfer at Vassar

June 9, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Exploring Transfer students Byeonghyeon So, Joanne Torres, Samantha Jean, Eunice Melendez and Professor Bill Roane Eight Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) have been chosen to participate in the Summer 2016 Exploring Transfer Program (ET) at Vassar College. BMCC has the largest cohort among the 15 community colleges nationwide that are participating in the program […]

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz to Keynote LaGuardia Community College’s 44th Commencement on June 13, 2016

June 8, 2016 | LaGuardia Community College

Photo of a previous year’s Commencement at LaGuardia Community College Long Island City, NY—Queens Borough President Melinda Katz will give the keynote address at LaGuardia Community College’s 44th Commencement on June 13, 2016. Melinda Katz, a long-time champion for higher education, has been a dedicated advocate on behalf of LaGuardia Community College – having allocating […]

MEOC Hosts Graduation for More Than 600 Students

June 7, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

The Manhattan Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC) held its 49th commencement ceremony on Wednesday, June 1 in Theatre One on BMCC’s main campus. More than 600 graduates were honored for completing MEOC programs including English for Speakers of Other Languages, High School Equivalency, College Prep, Certified Nursing Assistant, Certified Microsoft® Office, Electronic Health Records, Civil Service Exam […]

“This is Your Day!” Congratulations to the Class of 2016! Queensborough Celebrates its 55th Commencement Ceremony

June 4, 2016 | Queensborough Community College

An overcast sky did not dampen the celebratory atmosphere as more than 2,500 graduates —representing over 132 countries and 78 native languages—gathered for Queensborough Community College’s 55th Annual Commencement Ceremony on June 3. Dr. Diane B. Call, President of Queensborough Community College welcomed graduates, their families and friends in Spanish, Mandarin, Creole, Korean, Farsi, Hindi […]

BRONX COMMUNITY COLLEGE HOLDS INVESTITURE CEREMONY FOR NEW PRESIDENT

June 3, 2016 | Bronx Community College

Media Advisory Dr. Thomas A. Isekenegbe formally becomes BCC Sixth President During Commencement for the Class of 2016 What: The Investiture of BCC’s sixth president Dr. Thomas A. Isekenegbe When: Friday, June 3, during Commencement starting at 9:30 a.m. Where: Ohio Field, Bronx Community College, 2155 University Avenue, Bronx, New York About: The graduation ceremonies […]