The New Community College, approved by the Board of Trustees on February 28th, will open its doors to 500 new CUNY community college students in July 2012 – the University’s first new community college to open in New York City in over four decades.
In addition to the first gifts for the Chancellor’s Faculty Fund, recent highlights include
The CUNY Philanthropy Forum brings together for the first time advancement and alumni leaders and professionals from all 24 CUNY colleges. Joined by University and college leaders, the all-day conference at the CUNY Graduate Center
The transformative effect of student scholarships is a well known fact of higher education. At CUNY, this is perhaps nowhere more clearly demonstrated than at the CUNY Baccalaureate program, more commonly known as “CUNY BA.”
It is a great pleasure to share good news with all the supporters of the colleges of CUNY. Fiscal year 2010 (July 2009 thru June 2010) was another banner year for the Invest in CUNY Campaign – the colleges received support from more than 35,000 alumni and friends, fund-raising totals remained even or grew at more than three-quarters (80%) of our 23 colleges and institutions.
With the receipt of a new $3 million gift from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation this fall, the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism has announced the creation of the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism and the nation’s first Master of Arts degree in Entrepreneurial Journalism.
BMCC’s Center for Continuing Education and Workforce Development received a $50,000 scholarship grant from Bank of New York Mellon… City College announces Doctoral Fellowship at the Grove School of Engineering… CSI received three new grants totaling $200,000… Hunter College receives $1 million to support the Hunter Dance Program… The Rockefeller Foundation awards $150,000 to the Hostos Community College Center for the Arts & Culture… Philanthropist Mark Pigott donated $100,000 to Lehman College for student scholarships. Queensborough Community College is the recipient of second $1 million dollar gift in the past three years.
Medgar Evers College, CUNY’s youngest senior college, created in 1970 by educators, activists and community leaders to provide a space and environment for higher education in Central Brooklyn, is celebrating its 40th anniversary of serving the educational, cultural, and social needs of the community. The celebration has provided the college a unique opportunity to recognize vital years of its history, tradition, continuity to the present and most importantly new beginnings.