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Having earned an A.S. in Science for Health, she’s heading to NYU in Fall 2024 through the CCTOP program.

Immersed in clubs, cohorts and an internship, she worked as a freelance character designer and volunteered on campus

Through Study Abroad, she explores Afro societies in Brazil and Argentina; meanwhile Fall 2024 acceptances arrive from Brown, Smith, NYU and more.

After stopping out from his first couple attempts at college, Brice enrolls at BMCC, ready to apply his passion and talent for math.

After 20 years, she re-enrolls at BMCC and follows her heart to be a Community Health Education major.

Competing in festivals is a critical milestone for emerging film professionals.

ODET will provide training to diplomats, consular officials and others throughout New York and surrounding areas

Eastern State Penitentiary

Criminal Justice program day trip is made possible by the Perkins V grant.

Spring 2024 is a season of “firsts” when it comes to making Nationals, and a track star racks up the honors.

Out in Two April 2024

The scholarship program provides tuition support and requires a GPA of at least 3.0, community service and more.

Vivian Chavez

One of four winners from CUNY and among 508 nationwide, she earned an A.S. in Science in December.

Prof. Jayne Holsinger, Color&Design1, Christina Tse, artist

Opening reception is April 17; exhibition featuring art by close to 300 students runs through May 11.

Filmmakers from Jan Lee to Spike Lee, Anime celebrations, a noodle tasting and much more are offered April 1 through 18.

President Munroe

Presentation highlights apprenticeships, success programs and innovative efforts that build student retention.

Find out where to watch the eclipse, and tips on safe viewing.


The finalists will be announced in May, and the winner will get a generous scholarship to complete their bachelor’s degree.

The Eastern Sociological Society’s 2024 Annual Meeting was held from February 29 through March 3.

Faculty astrophysicists bring decades of research into black holes and gravitational waves to the project.

Three students at conference

Thanks to NSF grant, BMCC students, alumni and faculty present at 2024 Joint Mathematics Meetings conference in San Francisco.

The exhibition will be on display February 15 through March 23 in BMCC’s Shirley Fiterman Art Center.

Documentaries, animation, fictional films and more, thrill the Student Film Festival audience in Theatre Two.

Eligible BMCC grads will seamlessly transfer to bachelor’s degree programs at UAlbany.

Transfer Scholars Network (TSN) at BMCC facilitated the transfer application process for Johanna Graedler.

Future therapist has been a Supplemental Instructor, peer mentor, PTK member and more at BMCC.

Event celebrates National Apprenticeship Week and the College’s industry partners.

Industry experts, faculty and staff gathered to mentor student teams who presented solutions to real-world challenges.

From August 15 through September 30, 74 students submitted entrepreneur projects to a virtual competition.

First-generation college students join a welcoming community and support at BMCC.

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Funds will support program that serves justice-impacted, first-generation and low-income students

Breast Cancer Awareness Month recognizes this leading cause of death among Black and Hispanic women.

Kate Walter notes the development of critical thinking courses, the impact of 9/11 and other impactful moments in BMCC’s history.

Partners BMCC, Brooklyn College, Bronx CC, Hostos CC, Kingsborough CC, LaGuardia CC and Kennedy Children’s Center will create ECSE degree programs.

Computer Science major Florian Charles

Florian Charles wins $10K from Garden of Dreams Inspire; Kaya Fader and Amanda Loeung each win $1K as Coca-Cola scholars.

Administration at signing

Presidents Anthony Munroe and Pat McGuire sign agreement enabling BMCC grads to enter baccalaureate programs at Trinity in Washington, D.C.

Students audit classes with the support of a CUNY mentor, complete internships and more.

Irina Nissen and Elim Soto propose a textile recycling process using a plastic-eating mushroom.

New major began with an NSF-funded curriculum project infusing data science into existing math courses.

Project Impact connects justice-impacted students with mentors, resources and a supportive community.

Hudson River project presentation

Faculty, staff and students visit wet lab aquarium at Pier 40; students gain positions as field science assistants, research fellows and more.

June is Pride Month in NYC, and BMCC invites the college community to join events citywide, on campus, and more.

Members of the Nursing class of Spring 2023 are eligible to take RN licensing exam.

2023 grads Mikhail and Annika are pursuing bachelor’s degrees at Hunter College; their mother, 2019 grad Beverley, starts a master’s program at Pace University this Fall.

Gerontology major Pollyann Austin earns a 4.0 GPA, Liberal Arts major Jacqueline Santiago wins a full scholarship to Columbia and others over 60 land GPAs above 3.5.

Annual event is connected to the acclaimed Selected Shorts program; student writers are with BMCC’s Adult Continuing Education (ACE) division.

A panel of industry experts in filmmaking judged the entries across many genres.

Panelists share strategies for recruiting and sustaining underrepresented students in careers, STEM and other majors.

Faculty-funded awards honor students for their fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry and scholarly writing.

Active chapter members gain research and presentation skills in supportive peer cohort.

Project gives Teacher Education majors insight into building computational literacy into their future classrooms.

BMCC English Professor Marguerite Rivas on the Moth stage

“Between The Rock and a Heart Place” models for students, how writing can be transformational.

Animation and Motion Graphics major Yailenis Rodriguez Diaz and CIS major Diona Peddie defy stereotypes as they pursue tech careers.

Sharing insights from her own writing career, McFadden helped shape the English department’s new journalism concentration.

Event marks the start of the students’ clinical course in a hospital setting.

Panels address topics including reproductive justice and validate women’s activism in many areas.

Seasoned film professionals judge the submissions, screened in Theatre 1 at BMCC.

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Mentored by Professors Julian Schroeder and Yanni Tournas, the BMCC team won for the fifth year in a row.

Hurley chronicles being a Respiratory Therapist during the COVID-19 pandemic. Florczak’s fiction reflects his travels and military experience.

Event highlights high school seniors dual-enrolled at BMCC, as well as current students and graduates of the Paramedic degree program.

Thousands of students battling food insecurity will benefit from donations of food and equipment this year.

Work examines lives of 17th-century, formerly enslaved residents in what is now NYC, and how World Fairs promoted a utopia that excluded people of color.


Research program, funded by the President’s Fund for Excellence and Innovation, results in course materials on OpenLab.

Graduates will transfer seamlessly into the B.S. in Psychology program at City College of New York.

BMCC and Lehman College receive $2M in state funding to create credentialed pathways to employment in the rapidly expanding cannabis industry.

With awards made possible by the Mellon Foundation, Professors Acosta, Cole, Peck, Rennis and Varghese will develop equity-minded projects.

Students can choose both online and in-person course offerings to complete their degree in a timely manner.

This support follows a $2 million grant from 2021, addressing student homelessness.

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Program provides first-generation students with a one-on-one coach, seminars and supportive cohort community.

Graduates will transfer without loss of credits to Political Science bachelor’s degree programs at Brooklyn College and The City College of New York.

The BMCC/Morehouse College Partnership will support student transfers to Morehouse College.

Several directors and an adjunct faculty member came together as a cohort to complete their Ed.D. at St. John’s University.

Grant-funded activities engage underrepresented and women students in STEM courses, activities and career paths.

After a decade in the fashion industry, she says computer science presents a new way to transform people’s lives.

In addition, a concentration in Journalism has been added to BMCC’s Writing and Literature major.

Race, Equity, and Inclusion Steering Committee (REI) presents panels and workshops, live and online, Monday, April 4 through Friday, April 8.

Accomplishments by Asians and Asian Americans enrich the fabric of everyday life, and are celebrated in-person and on Zoom throughout April.

Inductees receive tuition assistance and are expected to complete community service, maintain a high GPA and more.

To address the shortage, the state of New York activated the National Guard to earn EMT certification.

The month’s theme identifies the needs of women and provides ways to support them, taking into account race, ethnicity, religion and other factors.

Having served as Senior Registrar since 2013, Mr. Alam brings extensive experience in financial aid, admissions and other vital services to his new role.

Single mothers, home health aides, the justice-involved, immigrants and others will earn industry certifications, a bridge to college and more.

Cohort model offers dual BMCC/Baruch enrollment with seamless transfer to Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business.

Professors who are artists provide insight into artmaking for students.

Led by the Counseling Center in collaboration with the Learning Resource Center and Academic Advisement and Transfer Center, GAINS is a President’s Fund recipient.

The Kaplan Scholars program helps associate degree students successfully transfer to and complete bachelor’s degree programs.

Led by Professors Julian Schroeder and Yanni Tournas, students met in BMCC Finance & Banking Club to study and prepare.

Students who complete the program gain credits into Computer Information Systems associate degree program.

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Students underrepresented in STEM will be prepared to enter the BS in Psychology program at CCNY.

Students join on-campus training and online programming, as well as meet with industry professionals.

From these 150 colleges, 10 finalists will be named, then a winner will be announced, Spring 2023.

Through BMCC’s Study Abroad program, Gilman scholars travel around the world, taking faculty-designed courses.

Queensborough College is also part of the partnership that serves Latinx, women and other underrepresented groups.

Events extend now through December, and are virtual with one hybrid event.

Events are back-to-back on Wednesday, October 26, via Zoom.

BMCC’s commitment to Hispanic and low-income students is reflected in the $3 million, Title V Conexiónes program.

Events focused on history, health, identity and more are designed to inspire, inform and strengthen solidarity.

A Journal of the Year of the Pharmacy, created during the COVID-19 pandemic, is accompanied by a series of performances.

BMCC receives $648K, one of six CUNY colleges awarded funds designed to rebuild New York after pandemic.

Student entrepreneurs in any major will join global network and have access to startup resources and more.

Graduate at Sunset

Speakers included Valedictorian Noreen Jackson, Senator Brian Benjamin, SUNY Associate Provost Lisa McKay and more

Mentored by BMCC professors, the students virtually presented their research projects to field experts and a judge.

On June 16 and 17, events in Theatre II showcase RT and HIT graduates who are entering dynamic healthcare fields.

More than 4,600 graduates receive Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degrees.

Work by renowned artists Mildred Howard and Ned Smyth will be displayed both in the SFAC and nearby Battery Park.

Team led by Professor Mohammad Azhar is developing Virtual Reality applications for autistic children.

Professor Sophie Maríñez

Professors Sophie Maríñez, Ángeles Donoso Macaya and Marci Littlefield are among 28 faculty selected nationwide.

National association honors Dr. Agwu for her dedication to ethnomathematics and student success.

Student and staff in the Ethnic and Race Studies Department office

Students take part in interdisciplinary courses and earn an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree in Ethnic Studies.

Psychology major Amanda Amezquita, Nursing major Dominique Talley and Criminal Justice major Kimberly Vega among 91 scholars.

Film screenings, a poetry contest and dumpling-making competition are among events presented through April 30.

Entrance to BMCC on Chambers Street

Two virtual events; one for faculty and staff, and one for students, reviewed safety measures such as UV technology to sanitize surfaces.

BMCC alumnus Carla Francesca Robles behind the camera.

Founder of the production company Rayoelú Films, she tells the stories of immigrants seeking a better life in NYC.

BMCC Alumnus Jamel Holmes

Jamel Holmes teaches sixth grade in the Bronx high school where he himself graduated in 2008.

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Director of Counseling Neda Hajizadeh and Psychology Professor David Caicedo provide insight on holiday loneliness during the pandemic.

BMCC Alumnus Samuel Adedeji

As a teenager, Samuel Adédèjì (Science, ’10) lived with his family near Bellevue Hospital and dreamed of working there.

BMCC alumnus Kwame Amin

Soon to complete his MBA in Strategic Healthcare Management, Amin plans to focus on healthcare disparities.

African Heritage month logo 2021

From February 3 through 24, speakers, workshops and performances highlight issues and celebrate Afrikan diaspora.

While 2020 was marked by struggle, filing taxes will have a few perks set in motion by the CARES Act.

In addition to recognition for exemplar services to students, BMCC awarded $50,000.


Academy offers on-campus training and education to universities and community colleges across the country.

BMCC nurses at their pinning ceremony

Video of ceremony includes pinning as well as traditional lighting of Nursing Lamps.

BMCC President Anthony E.Munroe

There is tremendous gratitude, pride, and enthusiasm around the college in light of our receipt of a $30 million unrestricted gift from philanthropist and author MacKenzie Scott.

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Project will enable students to make critical connections across many courses, about issues faced by people lacking basic resources.

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Gift will help establish the President’s Fund for Excellence and Innovation.

BMCC Professor of Social Sciences Komora

The 2020 winners are Professors Cara O’Connor, Kimora, Joel Barker and Jae Ki Lee.

BMCC President Anthony E.Munroe

President Munroe shares a Winter Break and holiday message with the College community.

As services have gone virtual, the BMCC Counseling Center continues to provide strong support for students, faculty and staff.

BMCC Center for Career Development guides students to build search strategies and skills for the virtual workplace.

$2 million cooperative grant from U.S. Department of Education enables BMCC to join Hunter College AANAPISI Project (HCAP).

Interim President Karrin E. Wilks and Incoming President Anthony E. Munroe frame the direction BMCC is heading.

Artwork will be viewed through large street-front windows on Barclay Street, Park Place and West Broadway.

Grant is part of Trinity funding of nearly $7 million, joining urgent call for racial justice and responding to COVID-19 impacts.

More than 130 participants explore best practices including “intrusive advising.”

Having earned an HSE and now working on an associate degree, she raises funds to help transwomen survive.

BMCC Inspires and Motivates People to Achieve in College Together (IMPACT) finds virtual strategies to stay engaged.

Top academic achievers across many disciplines and majors are celebrated in annual event.

Funds support students who — despite a pandemic and abrupt switch to distance learning — continue to thrive.

Brianna T. Codner, a Media Center audio technician, volunteers with a community fridge in Harlem.

The COVID-19 pandemic did not prevent BMCC from celebrating the achievements of its 2020 graduates.

Moving to the New York area in 2016, her first goal was to learn English.

One of six awardees nationwide, the BMCC NSLS chapter inducted over 100 members this spring.

Once community is created in a virtual setting, students are better able to connect with course content.

Shirley Fiterman Art Center presents student painting, sculpture, drawing, photography and digital design.

More than 50 BMCC students present their research posters, culminating their close work with faculty scientists.

Despite the pandemic and hurdles of distance learning, BMCC advances equity and student success.

Working with a financial startup in Fiji, he became committed to supporting individuals less well versed in finance.

Graduates prepared to work in hospitals where three to five more patients are being treated with ventilators.

More than 100 faculty and staff attend; many share their experience teaching and working in a pandemic.

Funding will enable BMCC to provide HSE and associate degree courses at Otisville Correctional Facility.

Prestigious national award provides up to $40,000 a year toward the recipient’s bachelors degree.

BMCC is among nine CUNY colleges with ASAP programs recognized by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard University.

Funds will directly assist students from communities that are disproportionately affected by the pandemic.

Opening on Instagram and the BMCC website, exhibition includes painting, sculpture, photography and other original artwork.

Irena Butcher attended her pinning ceremony, contracted the virus and had two weeks to study for the national licensing exam.

Working weekend shifts in Level 1 Trauma Centers for 22 years helped prepare Jordan for pandemic response care.

“Students are relying on us to help them and we have to take care of ourselves so we can do that,” Rennis says.

Campus Planning and Facilities essential staff continue supporting the college community, including critical distribution areas on main campus.

BMCC responds to CUNY request for assistance relocating students from residences around New York City.

BMCC Professor Abel Navarro leads a team that blends public health awareness, environmental engineering and bioremediation.

Claudia Melo (Science, 2019), now at Brooklyn College, began investigating bacterial and viral properties at BMCC.

NYC hospitals respond to the flood of corona-related calls by moving staff, including Monica Mezarina, to call centers.

The BMCC TPAC Family Season opens February 22 with Pete the Cat for ages three to eight.

On May 31, Sebastian Miezgiel will be the first MECA student to graduate from BMCC.

Open through May 10, the exhibition features BMCC student artists working in a variety of media.

CUNY Start accorded highest evaluation standard by What Works Clearinghouse of U.S. Department of Education.

BMCC cheer squad shows off sportsmanship, focus and talent at 2019 CUNYAC cheerleading competition.

students holding their certificates from Out in Two program

Founded by former BMCC President Antonio Pérez, the scholarship program provides a bridge to students’ academic goals.

Students inducted into small group program commit to graduating in two years and giving back to their communities.

Through two New York University programs, POISE and GUIDE, high-achieving BMCC students get a head start on their goals.

BMCC Gala Guest

Inspiring program featured business leaders Chieh Huang and Loretta Lee, and award-winning actor Liev Schreiber.

Student reaching at commencement

Accounting major Goumattie Sukraj and Economics major Aleksandra Artyfikiewicz to speak at 53rd commencement June 1.

L-R: Antonio Perez, Jim Berg, Jose Fernandez Romero, Brenda Lagares, Daniel Torres, Marawan Elzoeiry, Christine Farias, [...]
May 9, 2018 The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Chapter has won [...]
May 2, 2018 In June 24, 1966, BMCC held its first commencement exercises. President Murray H. [...]
May 2, 2018 The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Writing and Literature program recognized outstanding student writers [...]
In center: Professor Roderick S. Snipes, one of 41 BMCC faculty recipients of PSC-CUNY awards April [...]
Artwork from Year in Review: Student Art Show; "Self Portrait" by Mark Saldana April 9, 2018 [...]
(L-R): BMCC students Fadel Yerima, Radha Longo, Eleni Spiru and Allen Kruzhkov March 6, 2018 On [...]
BMCC faculty starting Fall 2017 August 29, 2017 This Fall 2017, 38 professors are joining the [...]
August 3, 2017 As a finance intern at Synchronoss, BMCC Accounting major Anthony Nuñez turned classroom [...]
BMCC offers new media arts, as well as CIS, Economics, Art, Linguistics and Mathematics courses. August [...]
BMCC and other CUNY students present research projects at the 2017 CRSP Symposium. August 1, 2017 [...]
July 13, 2017 In Fall 2017, BMCC students who envision a career teaching music or performing [...]
(L-R) Andrea Reed, Marija Binch January 31, 2017 Marija Binch, a Borough of Manhattan Community College [...]
October 25, 2016 The Teacher Education department of The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) will [...]
Former BMCC Achiever and graduate Shannon Kidd talks to students via Skype. Click here for photo [...]
(Clockwise, starting upper left): Alex Guarino, Mirella Gerer, Victor Palacios, Chunyan Zhou, Tesfamichael Demeke, Shannon Kidd, [...]
September 7, 2016 Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) student Luis Guerra Bernal was playing soccer [...]
August 31, 2016 Is the so-called “Freshman 15” an urban myth? Is it true that college [...]
August 29, 2016 Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) has received a $770,000 grant from the [...]
L-R: Dr. Jean Wells (Howard University), Karlyn Hayes (Student, Santa Monica College), Mariam Gouem (Student, Bronx [...]
August 25, 2016 On Saturday, August 20 in Fiterman Hall, 21 BMCC students presented summaries of [...]
Francisco de la Cruz, BMCC student who has benefited from SUNY MEOC's TRIO program. August 23, [...]
August 9, 2016 The State University of New York (SUNY) Manhattan Education Opportunity Center (MEOC) provides [...]
(L-R) Jasmaine Brathwaite, Melanie Poggi, and Norbesida Bagablia July 12, 2016 Three BMCC students, Science majors [...]
July 12, 2016 Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) is proud to announce the Fall 2016 [...]
June 10, 2016 In June 2016, Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) conferred associate degrees to [...]
Exploring Transfer students Byeonghyeon So, Joanne Torres, Samantha Jean, Eunice Melendez and Professor Bill Roane June [...]
May 18, 2016 "When I was growing up in Abidjan, people always told me to focus [...]
April 20, 2016 Obeng Kwaku Buo, an engineering science major at Borough of Manhattan Community College [...]
April 8, 2016 Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) student Michael Clark will head to Uganda [...]
March 24, 2016 Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) welcomed 43 new students to the Out [...]
February 3, 2016 The BMCC community is invited to celebrate the passion, work and commitment of [...]
December 15, 2015 BMCC students gain valuable experience as IRS-certified volunteers providing free tax preparation through [...]
December 3, 2015 December’s  episode of Study With the Best dives into the world of food. [...]
December 2, 2015 BMCC Criminal Justice Major Kenneth Coar was named NJCAA Men’s Basketball Player of [...]
photo by Denis Gostev November 6, 2015 BMCC Liberal Arts major Serigne Kasse was named Player [...]
Photo by: Denis Gostev October 27, 2015 Christian Pacode Borough of Manhattan Community College Sophomore with [...]
October 23, 2015 On October 22, BMCC President Antonio Pérez; Provost and Senior Vice President Karrin [...]
October 19, 2015 Ten Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) students were admitted in October 2015 [...]
September 30, 2015 The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Office of Student Affairs recently recognized [...]
September 23, 2015 Forty-two-year-old Bronx resident Christopher Long worked for several years as a computer analyst [...]
September 17, 2015 On September 9, 2015, 18 Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) students graduated [...]
August 25, 2015 Eleven BMCC students took their turn at the front of a darkened classroom [...]
July 30, 2015 Two Borough of Manhattan Community College students were selected to participate in the [...]
July 29, 2015 Thirteen Borough of Manhattan Community College students took part in the 2015 CUNY [...]
Professor K.E. Saavik Ford and student Ricardo Nunes July 28, 2015 Ricardo Nunes was a medical [...]
July 15, 2015 Five recent graduates of Borough of Manhattan Community College, The City University of [...]
(Left to Right): Kan Xue and Michael Cruz July 6, 2015 Two BMCC students, Michael Cruz [...]
L-R: Ray Sukhu and Md Emran Masud awarded CUNY Vice Chancellor's Excellence in Leadership Award May [...]
May 12, 2015 Twelve Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) students spent Spring Break 2015 working [...]
The 2015 student winners with their mentors. April 28, 2015 To find out what students are [...]
April 13, 2015 Science major Kristoff Joseph Russell was fully prepared when he made his way [...]
March 18, 2015 A nationally ranked basketball team may not be the first thing that comes [...]
Emilio Gonzalez takes part in scientific research as part of the LSAMP program. March 16, 2015 [...]
BMCC student Josean Melendez dreams of starting community nonprofit after graduate school. January 2, 2015 BMCC [...]

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