Community College News

BMCC Receives $230,407 from NSF for Research on Dark Matter

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

BMCC Professor of Science Quinn Minor   “If there were no dark matter, life wouldn’t exist,” says BMCC Professor of Science and astrophysicist Quinn Minor. He just received a National Science Foundation (NSF) award of $235,407 to study cold, or slow-moving dark matter, and explains its role in our existence. Early stars “spit out heavier […]

Fifteen to Finish: Why Taking 15 Credits Is a Good Idea

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

(Clockwise, starting upper left): Alex Guarino, Mirella Gerer, Victor Palacios, Chunyan Zhou, Tesfamichael Demeke, Shannon Kidd, Juana Encinas   While 12 credits technically qualifies as full-time, students at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) are maximizing their financial aid and graduating sooner, by taking 15 credits per semester. To reach that goal, students take advantage […]

Kingsborough Welcomes New Director of Government & Community Relations

September 23, 2016 | Kingsborough Community College

Former KCC Student and Lecturer, Anthony Andrews, returns to Brooklyn as new director of government & community relations.

11th Annual Golf Outing A Huge Success

September 22, 2016 | Hostos Community College

On September 16, the Hostos Community College Foundation’s 11th Annual Golf Outing raised more than $100,000 for student scholarships and support services. The extended Hostos family, who generously contributed their time and resources, included 120 golfers, Title Sponsor Barnes & Noble, Lunch Sponsor Alpha Medical Equipment, and Dinner Sponsor Heating & Burner Supply, as well […]

NEW RELEASE: THE CAIMAN CHRONICLE

September 22, 2016 | Hostos Community College

Welcome to the The Caiman Chronicle, the new quarterly e-magazine published out of the Division of Institutional Advancement at Hostos.

BMCC Hosts Leadership Breakfast, October 18

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

SEPTEMBER 20, 2016 On Tuesday, October 18, from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m., Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY will host its Leadership Breakfast, featuring Debra Baker, Managing Director, Head of Global Risk Solutions of BNY Mellon Asset Servicing. The breakfast, sponsored by the BMCC Foundation, is scheduled to take place on the 13th floor of the […]

Douglas Israel named Director of Government and Community Relations at BMCC

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

Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY welcomes Douglas Israel as the college’s Director of Government and Community Relations. Mr. Israel has more than 15 years experience in developing and implementing government relations, advocacy, and community engagement strategies. Most recently, he served as the Director of Research and Policy with The Center for Arts Education where he […]

Kingsborough President Farley Herzek to Participate in the Presidents’ Panel at this year’s CEANY Conference

September 20, 2016 | Kingsborough Community College

Kingsborough Community College president, Farley Herzek, will discuss the value and future of KCC’s continuing education and workforce development as part of the Presidents’ Panel at the Continuing Education Association of New York (CEANY) 2016 Annual Conference, taking place from November 9 through 11 in Suffern NY.

BMCC to Host Groundbreaking Interdisciplinary Conference on Social Justice

September 19, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) will host Transcending Punishment: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Inequality & Social Justice on October 7-8 at the BMCC campus. Conference speakers and panel sessions will focus on scholarly and practical approaches to social justice, according to Michelle Ronda, Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice, BMCC, who is co-organizing the event with […]

A BMCC Student’s Message of Hope on 9/11

September 8, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) student Luis Guerra Bernal was playing soccer with friends in Bogotá, Colombia on the early morning of September 11, 2001. Later, he and his friends went into a coffee shop to get something to drink. Inside, television news was being broadcast about planes crashing into the Twin Towers at […]

Hostos Unveils New Programs For Fall 2016

September 7, 2016 | Hostos Community College

Eugenio María de Hostos Community College (CUNY) prides itself on offering curriculum that best prepares its students, and the College is pleased to announce new programs and services for Fall 2016.

Finding a Healthy Balance Between Nutrition and College Life

September 1, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Is the so-called “Freshman 15” an urban myth? Is it true that college students typically gain weight, their first year? “For some it doesn’t occur and for others it does,” says Gloria McNamara, a professor in the Health Education Department at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY). “If you’re aware it’s a possibility, you can […]

BMCC Receives Grant to Create Cybersecurity Concentration

August 31, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) has received a $770,000 grant from the Advanced Technical Education (ATE) Program of the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support a three-year project, “Fostering Student Success in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance.” BMCC is one of approximately 80 recipients nationwide — and one of four community colleges — to receive […]

Queensborough Community College Launches New Dynamic Website

August 26, 2016 | Queensborough Community College

On Wednesday, Queensborough Community College launched its new dynamic website. The redesign is fully “responsive,” meaning it reformats automatically across all platforms: desktop, tablet, mobile device and even Internet-enabled smart television. “We have created a strong platform that blends creativity with functionality for the site’s millions of visitors, including the nearly 50% who visit the […]

BMCC Foundation Scholars Announced for Fall 2016

August 26, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

At Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) seven out of 10 students attend tuition-free, having qualified for federal and state aid based on family income. In a college where the student body has peaked at more than 27,000 in recent years, that is a considerable amount of aid — but it doesn’t cover all students […]

BRONX COMMUNITY COLLEGE OBSERVES 15TH ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11

August 26, 2016 | Bronx Community College

Forum on “Democracy, Freedom and Security: Reflecting on September 11 ” Features Relatives of World Trade Center Victims Campaigning for World Peace AUGUST 26, 2016 — Bronx Community College is observing the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attack on the United States with a forum entitled “Democracy, Freedom, and Security: Reflecting on September 11.” The […]

Where did LaGuardia students go this summer? All around the world!

August 26, 2016 | LaGuardia Community College

  Long Island City, NY (August 26, 2016)—Attending a college or university is a critical step in life and increasingly important for landing high-paying jobs. And as the competition for good jobs continues to increase, internships help young people entering the workforce stand out from the competition, while enhancing their classroom learning. While some LaGuardia […]

BMCC Students Ready for 2016 Fall Semester

August 25, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

New and returning students filled hallways and classrooms across campus on the first day of the Fall 2016 semester at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY). Throughout BMCC’s campus, the floors are freshly waxed and everything has been cleaned for the onslaught of learning activity. “From a physical facility point of view, we’re ready. We’ve […]

BMCC Student Among 18 Nationwide Selected for Accounting Program

August 25, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

L-R: Dr. Jean Wells (Howard University), Karlyn Hayes (Student, Santa Monica College), Mariam Gouem (Student, Bronx Community College), Tahnea Laran Carter (Student, Santa Monica College), Asmir Nikocevic (Student, BMCC), Dr. Anthony J. Anderson (Judge, Howard University)   Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Accounting major Asmir Nikocevic was among 18 community college students nationwide selected […]

Students Present STEM Research Projects

August 25, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

BMCC students with their mentors/professors from BMCC, City Tech and Baruch College   On Saturday, August 20 in Fiterman Hall, 21 BMCC students presented summaries of their STEM research projects made possible through the Minority Student Engineering Improvement Program (MSEIP) of the U.S. Department of Education. Guests at the event were welcomed by MESIP Student […]