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KCC STUDENT VICTORIA FLORES-ALMAZAN NAMED A KAPLAN LEADERSHIP SCHOLAR
March 29, 2021 — Kingsborough Honors student and Jack Kent Cooke Transfer Scholarship semifinalist Victoria Flores-Almazan has now been awarded the prestigious Kaplan Leadership Scholarship.
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CUNY NAMES KCC PROFESSOR TO 17-MEMBER BLACK, RACE AND ETHNIC STUDIES INITIATIVE COMMISSION
March 12, 2021 — Dr. Debra L. Schultz, an assistant professor of history at Kingsborough Community College, has been selected to be part of a new 17-member CUNY commission, charged with re-imagining and further developing CUNY programs in Black, race and ethnic studies.
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BEYOND THE CULTURE
March 9, 2021-Transforming Young Minds with Dr. Claudia Schrade‪r‬.
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KCC CHEMISTRY MAJOR NAMED SEMIFINALIST FOR COVETED JACK KENT COOKE UNDERGRADUATE TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIP
March 5, 2021 — Kingsborough chemistry major, Victoria Flores-Almazan, was named a semifinalist for the highly-competitive Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.  She is one of only 406 semifinalists chosen from a pool of over 1,500 community college applicants nationwide.
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KINGSBOROUGH AND OTHER CUNY COMMUNITY COLLEGES SET TO PROVIDE JOB TRAINING CITYWIDE FOR UNEMPLOYED VIA A MULTIMILLION-DOLLAR DOL-FUNDED PROJECT
March 4, 2021 — Six CUNY community colleges, including KCC, receive a nearly $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Strengthening Community College Training Grants program to accelerate education and training programs in partnership with Amazon, Google, and nine other companies and non-profit organizations.
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KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE NAMED ONE OF 747 MILITARY FRIENDLY SCHOOLS
February 25, 2021 – KCC is one of a half dozen CUNY colleges to earn the coveted 2021-2022 Military Friendly School designation.
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KCC ALUMNI FOCUS: DR. KINTA ALEXANDER ‘98 — VIEW FROM THE FRONTLINE OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
January 26, 2021 — Dr. Kinta Alexander, director of Infection Prevention and Control at New York City Health + Hospitals/Harlem and Kingsborough Community College alumnus, is center stage in the COVID-19 pandemic.
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MAYOR DE BLASIO ANNOUNCES EFFORTS TO HELP YOUNG ADULTS OVERCOME CHALLENGES OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, INCLUDING PARTNERSHIP WITH KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE
January 20 - Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a series of steps his administration is taking to support New York City youth and young adults, including a restructured Work Learn & Grow program to focus on college and career readiness providing 2,155 NYC high school students the opportunity to take a for-credit CUNY course through KCC, followed by a paid internship experience.
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SENIORS STAY CONNECTED THROUGH ELECTIVE COURSES AT KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE
January 14 – KCC offers learning options for those reaching their senior years, including the My Turn Program, where those 60+ can audit college classes tuition free and the Aging Mastery Program for those 50+.
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KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE WELCOMES DR. KINTA ALEXANDER TO ITS FOUNDATION BOARD
December 22, 2020 – KCC has announced the appointment of Dr. Kinta Alexander, director of Infection Prevention and Control at New York City Health and Hospitals/Harlem and KCC alumnus, to the KCC Foundation Board.
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KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE GRADUATES THE NEXT CLASS OF FRONTLINE NURSES
December 17, 2020 – Sixty-two KCC students took the Nightingale Pledge via Zoom at today’s virtual nurses pinning ceremony, marking the end of their training as registered nurses. Watch the moving ceremony: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FM76A2CTEK0
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VENABLE FOUNDATION DONATES $10K IN SUPPORT OF KCC’S FOOD PANTRY
December 15, 2020 – The Venable Foundation has awarded Kingsborough Community College a $10,000 grant to help stock the College’s food pantry.
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KCC ALUMNI FOCUS: DR. KWESI BLACKMAN ‘07 – VIEW FROM THE FRONTLINE OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
December 9, 2020 - Dr. Kwesi Blackman, KCC graduate '07, shares his experience on the front line of the Coronavirus pandemic. "COVID showed us that, no matter how much knowledge we have or plans we make, there is always something that cannot be planned for.
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VETERANS RETURNING TO SCHOOL FACE UNIQUE CHALLENGES
November 10, 2020 – Kingsborough Community College offers a supportive academic environment and programs to help them stay and finish college.
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ROBIN HOOD DONATES $150K TO KINGSBOROUGH TO SUPPORT STUDENTS IN NEED DURING COVID EPIDEMIC
November 2, 2020 – NYC’s largest poverty-fighting organization has donated $150,000 to Kingsborough Community College (KCC) through its Robin Hood Relief Fund to supplement the College’s student emergency relief funding.
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KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE JOINS NATIONAL NETWORK PROVIDING EMERGENCY COACHING TO STUDENTS
October 29, 2020 – KCC has been selected to participate in a national network of colleges of universities that are providing emergency coaching services for students experiencing crisis situations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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TRANSFER STUDENTS WORKING THEIR WAY TO THEIR DREAMS
October 19-23, 2020 – This week is National Transfer Student Week (Oct. 19-23) and students at colleges across the country are meeting virtually with other colleges and universities in order to continue on their personal paths to achieving their academic goals and dreams.
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KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE WELCOMES NANCY LEE SÁNCHEZ TO ITS FOUNDATION BOARD
October 9, 2020 – Nancy Lee Sánchez, executive director of the Kaplan Educational Foundation and KCC alumnus, named newest trustee of the Kingsborough Community College Foundation Board.
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Two-time CUNY Grad Pursues Goal of Becoming a Paralympic Powerlifter
October8, 2020- Garrison Redd’s Journey since a stray bullet left him paraplegic at 17 exemplifies lasting transformative power of the 30-year-old Americans with Disabilities Act Landmark Legislation. Redd earned an associate degree from Kingsborough Community College and graduated from York College in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in business.
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BREAKING GLASS CEILINGS AS A BLACK WOMAN HIGHER ED LEADER
October 6, 2020 -KCC President, Dr. Claudia Schrader, talks about her student-first, success and retention model with a focus on our diverse student body in a new EdUp podcast.
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CHRISTINE DIXON, HERSELF: AWARD-WINNING ACTRESS ABOUT TO COMPLETE 600TH PERFORMANCE PORTRAYING HARRIET TUBMAN
October 6, 2020 – Award-winning actress (and KCC alumnus) Christine Dixon is about to complete her 600th performance in the one-woman show titled "Harriet Tubman Herself." She recently added another “best actress” award to her cache of accolades.
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ON STAGE AT KINGSBOROUGH PRESENTS EXCLUSIVE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCES ON SCREEN: FLAMENCO, JAZZ, BROADWAY STARS, TANGO, DOO WOP & MORE
October 5, 2020-Kingsborough Community College's On Stage At Kingsborough is presenting pay-what-you-can virtual performances from around the world thru December.
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OPEN CALL TO PARTICIPATE IN “UNHOMELESS NYC” ART PROJECT AT KCC
September 25, 2020 –  Student, graduate, and working artists are invited to submit proposals for the "UnHomeless NYC" exhibition at Kingsborough Community College by October 14, 2020. Participants are invited to consider the causes of homelessness and their vision to end it.
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NEWS 12 BROOKLYN FEATURED KCC DURING THEIR STATE OF OUR SCHOOLS SEGMENT​that aired on Friday September 11, highlighting the safety precautions we are taking and the online resources we are providing students as the fall semester begins.
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KINGSBOROUGH RECOGNIZED AS #2 2021 BEST COMMUNITY COLLEGES IN NEW YORK
September 18, 2020 - For the second year in a row, Niche.com has ranked Kingsborough Community College the number two community college in New York.
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FORWARD THINKING, FLEXIBILITY PAY OFF FOR TRANSFER STUDENT
September 16, 2020 – Incoming KCC transfer student Juliana hopes to one day be a nurse, so dropping out of college after learning she didn’t qualify for financial aid wasn’t an option.
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STATE SENATOR ANDREW GOUNARDES JOINED KCC PRESIDENT SCHRADER ON WELCOME WAGON VISIT
September 8, 2020 – State Senator Andrew Gounardes talked with incoming students about the importance of registering to vote and completing the 2020 Census while accompanying KCC President Schrader on a recent KCC Welcome Wagon visit.
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NEXT-GEN KCC STUDENT INSPIRES TO BE AN AGENT OF CHANGE
September 3, 2020-Entering Kingsborough Community College freshman Anthony H. Thomas, a criminal justice major, hopes to inspire more young people to explore law and government. "With what is happening currently in America, I want to be the change.
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STATE SENATOR ROXANNE PERSAUD JOINS PRESIDENT SCHRADER ON KCC WELCOME WAGON VISIT
September 2, 2020 – State Senator Roxanne Persaud and KCC President Claudia Schrader welcomed U.S. Army veteran Adrian, an incoming criminal justice major at Kingsborough, during a recent Welcome Wagon visit.
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KINGSBOROUGH’S ACCOUNTING MAJORS ARE VYING FOR THE CHANCE TO DO OTHER PEOPLE’S TAX RETURNS – FOR FREE
September 1, 2020 – Led by Cesar Castope, lecturer in Kingsborough's business department, the IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program has completed its fourth consecutive year of training and certifying KCC students as income tax preparers.
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CHANCELLOR RODRIGUEZ JOINS PRESIDENT SCHRADER ON KCC WELCOME WAGON VISIT
August 31, 2020 – Many special guests have joined the KCC president during this summer’s Welcome Wagon visit to incoming students, including CUNY Chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodríguez.  
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KCC URBAN FARM RECEIVES BROOKLYN COMMUNITY FOUNDATION COVID RESPONSE GRANT TO COMBAT FOOD INSECURITY FOR KCC STUDENTS
July 29, 2020 – Brooklyn Community Foundation COVID Response Grant will allow KCC’s Urban Farm to distribute fresh produce to food insecure Kingsborough students throughout the summer.
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KCC TO LAUNCH A JOB CORPS PROGRAM FOR YOUTH WITH FEDERAL GRANT OF $1,186,900
July 28, 2020 – KCC’s Division of Workforce Development, Strategic Partnerships & Office of Continuing Education has been awarded $1,186,900 by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration to create a Job Corps Scholars Program at the College.
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KCC JOINS THE NATIONAL COLLEGE TRANSITION NETWORK AT WORLD EDUCATION AS A PARTNER IN COLLEGE SUCCESS FOR SINGLE MOTHERS
July 28, 2020 – KCC is one of eight community colleges selected through a competitive application process to participate in "College Success for Single Mothers," which will identify the needs of single mother students on campus and develop a plan to enhance their college and career success.
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KCC STUDENT RECEIVES WALGREENS PHARMACY TECHNICIAN SCHOLARSHIP
July 28, 2020 – KCC student Fatima Jabreel Madani was one of 35 Phi Theta Kappa members selected to receive the Walgreens Pharmacy Technician Certification Scholarship this spring. The award covers the cost of the Pharmacy Technician Certification exam.
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KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE AWARDED $195,987 TO SUPPORT STUDENTS WITH SOME COLLEGE AND NO DEGREE
June 29, 2020 — KCC, in partnership with the CUNY School of Professional Studies, has been awarded $195,987 by the College Completion Innovation Fund to boost students’ graduation rates.
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KCC’S YOUNGEST GRADUATE ON TRACK TO BECOMING A NURSE PRACTITIONER
June 17, 2020 – At 16, Dante Cyrild of Flatbush, Brooklyn, is the youngest graduate of KCC’s Class of 2020. He has graduated from the Kingsborough Early College Secondary School (KECSS) with an associate degree in liberal arts from Kingsborough Community College. 
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Study Confirms CUNY’s Power As National Engine Of Economic Mobility
June 17, 2020 – A new report from the Brookings Institution ranks five of CUNY’s senior colleges and six community colleges among the top 10 four-year and two-year colleges nationwide with the greatest success in lifting low-income students into the middle class.
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Comedian Chris Rock special message to the 2020 KCC Graduating class.
June 14, 2020
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Professor Leslie Markus sign language class signing to the Greatest Love of All by Whitney Houston.
June 14, 2020
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June 11, 2020 -New York State Senator Andrew Gounardes special message to the Kingsborough 2020 graduating class.
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KCC DIRECTOR OF HEALTH PROGRAMS, DR. MICAH M. GRIFFIN, NAMED RECIPIENT OF THE HANNIBAL E. HOWELL, JR. AWARD FOR PROMOTING DIVERSITY IN COLLEGE HEALTH
June 11, 2020 – Award recipients are American College Health Association (ACHA) members who have made outstanding proactive contributions to their campus communities or ACHA by promoting health care and preventive health relevant to ethnic minorities.
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COLLEGE PRESIDENT SURPRISES FRESHMEN
June 11, 2020 – Over the past week, President Claudia Schrader has been randomly surprising incoming freshmen at their homes in Brooklyn, Staten Island and the Bronx with a bag of swag in what she calls the “KCC Welcome Wagon.”
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We are counting down to KCC's virtual and pre-recorded 2020 Graduate Salute on Tuesday, June 16 at 11:00 am with special video messages for Kingsborough's Class of 2020 graduates. Please listen to a message from Kingsborough Faculty.
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June 10, 2020 - We are counting down to KCC's virtual and pre-recorded 2020 Graduate Salute on Tuesday, June 16 at 11:00 am with special video messages for Kingsborough's Class of 2020 graduates. Please listen to a message from CUNY University Student Senate Chair Timothy Hunter.
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June 09, 2020 - We are counting down to KCC's virtual and pre-recorded 2020 Graduate Salute on Tuesday, June 16 at 11:00 am with special video messages for Kingsborough's Class of 2020 graduates. Please listen to a message from Trustee Sandra Wilkin.
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June 08, 2020 - We are counting down to KCC's 2020 Graduate Salute on Tuesday, June 16 at 11:00 am with special video messages for Kingsborough's Class of 2020 graduates from Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams.
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June 05, 2020 - We are counting down to KCC's 2020 Graduate Salute on Tuesday, June 16 at 11:00 am with special video messages for Kingsborough's Class of 2020 graduates. New York State Senator Roxanne Persaud special message to the Kingsborough Community College 2020 graduates.
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June 04, 2020 - We are counting down to KCC's 2020 Graduate Salute on Tuesday, June 16 at 11:00 am with special video messages for Kingsborough's Class of 2020 graduates, New York State Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie.
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June 03, 2020 - We are counting down to KCC's 2020 Graduate Salute on Tuesday, June 16 at 11:00 am with special video messages for Kingsborough's Class of 2020 graduates, New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul.
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June 02, 2020 - We are counting down to KCC's 2020 Graduate Salute on Tuesday, June 16 at 11:00 am with special video messages for Kingsborough's Class of 2020 graduates, New York State Attorney General Letitia James. 
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June 01, 2020 - We are counting down to KCC's 2020 Graduate Salute on Tuesday, June 16 at 11:00 am with special video messages for Kingsborough's Class of 2020 graduates, starting with United States Senator Charles Schumer.
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THREE KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE FACULTY MEMBERS AWARDED MELLON/ACLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE FACULTY FELLOWSHIPS
May 27, 2020 -  Dr. Libby Garland, associate professor of history, Dr. Debra Schultz, assistant professor of history, and Dr. Midori Yamamura, assistant professor of art, have been awarded prestigious 18-month fellowships.
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KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE LAUNCHES FULLY ONLINE ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION; THE FIRST OFFERED BY CUNY
May 22, 2020 - A new online degree at Kingsborough Community College (KCC) gives students the option to earn an associate in science (A.S.) degree in business administration from the comfort of home. This is the first fully online associate degree in business administration offered by CUNY.
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STUDENTS OF KCC’S MY TURN PROGRAM VIRTUALLY CELEBRATE FOUNDING MEMBER’S 101ST BIRTHDAY
May 20, 2020 - KCC celebrated virtually with alumna Frances Koch, who turned 101 on May 15.
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TALES FROM THE FRONT LINE: Yomaira Gordillo (Nursing Major, KCC Class of 2019)
Yomaira Gordillo ’19, a labor and delivery nurse at Metropolitan Hospital Center, is proud to have earned her RN degree at Kingsborough Community College – and feels it was “just in time.”
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KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE SUPPORTS FRONTLINE MEDIAL STAFF WITH PPE DONATIONS
May 12, 2020 – From biological sciences to allied health to the art department, all of Kingsborough Community College’s (KCC) departments have been digging deep to help fill the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) at area hospitals.
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GOYA FOODS DELIVERS OVER 40 CASES OF FOOD TO KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE’S FOOD PANTRY 
May 12, 2020 – Kingsborough Community College’s food pantry welcomed a shipment of over 40 cases of food from Goya Foods, the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the U.S.
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KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE SHARES RECENT ACHIEVEMENTS BY 3 FACULTY MEMBERS
May 12, 2020 – Kingsborough Community College shares recent achievements of three of their accomplished faculty members: Dr. Cheryl Hogue Smith; Dr. Keisha Thompson; and Dr. Red Washburn.
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KINGSBOROUGH STUDENT JAWERIA BAKAR AWARDED PRESTIGIOUS JACK KENT COOKE UNDERGRADUATE TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIP 
May 4, 2020 – KCC Biology student Jaweria Bakarudent is one of 50 recipients of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s prestigious Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. The highly competitive national scholarship will provide Bakar with up to $40,000 a year to complete her bachelor’s degree.  
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KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE DONATES PPE TO BELLEVUE HOSPITAL
April 20, 2020 – Kingsborough Community College’s (KCC) Department of Biological Sciences donated hundreds of personal protective equipment (PPE) and supplies to NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue to assist medical staff on the frontlines treat patients during the COVID-19 outbreak.
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LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR KATHY HOCHUL ANNOUNCES MAJOR FUNDING AWARD TO KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE’S MARITIME TECHNOLOGY APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM
February 20, 2020 – Kingsborough Community College received an $857,543 award to fund the first NYSDOL-approved apprenticeship program in marine mechanics. It was the largest award of nine NYC-funded training programs by Gov. Cuomo’s New York State Workforce Development Initiative.
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JANICE MEHLMAN MAKES HISTORY
February 5, 2020 — Veiled Emotions, a photograph by KCC Art Professor Janice Mehlman, is featured in newly revised “A World History of Photography” by Naomi Rosenblum.
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KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE AWARDED $149K FROM CAPITAL ONE FOUNDATION TO CREATE A PATHWAY FROM NONCREDIT TO DEGREES
December 20, 2019 - Capital One Foundation has awarded the Workforce Development, Strategic Partnerships and Office of Continuing Education Division a $149,000 grant in support of Capitol One: Accessing the Path to Success from Noncredit to Credit.
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DOZENS OF LITTLE LEARNERS KICK OFF THE HOLIDAY SEASON IN PAJAMAS AT KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER’S WINTER WONDERLAND PAJAMA PARTY
December 12, 2019 — Dozens of little learners from the Kingsborough Community College Child Development Center, along with Kingsborough President Dr. Claudia V. Schrader, kicked off the holiday season in pajamas at the 2nd annual Winter Wonderland Pajama Party and Holiday Gift Drive on Tuesday, December 10.
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KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE EXCEEDS $50K GOAL FOR CUNY TUESDAY
December 5, 2019 – After an inspirational, motivational, and fun-filled week of challenging games leading up to #CUNYTUESDAY (CUNY’s #GivingTuesday initiative), Kingsborough Community College’s spirited participants raised over $50,000 for students in need of additional education funding, which the college will disseminate through scholarships and emergency support.
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KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE NAMED ONE OF THE TOP 150 U.S. COMMUNITY COLLEGES ELIGIBLE FOR 2021 ASPEN PRIZE BY THE ASPEN INSTITUTE
November 5, 2019 - For the sixth consecutive time, the Aspen Institute has named Kingsborough one of the Top 150 U.S. community colleges eligible for Aspen Prize. 
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VIDEO OF KCC STUDENT JERMAINE GREAVES HAS GONE VIRAL
October 10, 2019 - There’s an old adage that you should dance like no one’s watching. KCC student Jermaine Greaves did just that at this summer’s Afropunk Festival, but this time someone was watching and caught it on a video that has since gone viral. It’s resulted in interviews on WNBC-TV, News 12, and Good Morning America, to note a few.
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FIVE KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS NAMED KAPLAN SCHOLARS
September 9, 2019 - Five Kingsborough Community College (KCC) students are among 21 students awarded prestigious Kaplan Leadership Scholarships this year: Jose Olivera of Brighton Beach, an engineering science major; Charisa Quinonez of Queens, Brittany Wright of East New York, and Kellie Marty of Gowanus, liberal arts majors; and Ruffy Tavarez of the Bronx, a community health major.
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KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE RECEIVES $1 MILLION GIFT TO ESTABLISH THE CLASS OF 2019 “Leonard and Louise Riggio Scholarship” FUND FROM BARNES & NOBLE, INC. FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN LEONARD RIGGIO
July 24, 2019 - Moved by Kingsborough Community College’s graduates, Barnes & Noble, Inc. Founder and Chairman Leonard Riggio donated $1 million to create 100 two-year scholarships in the name of the 2019 graduating class, to be awarded to incoming KCC students in need of financial support.
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CLASS OF 2019 COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY FEATURES BROOKLYN BOROUGH PRESIDENT ERIC L. ADAMS, CUNY CHANCELLOR FÉLIX MATOS RODRÍGUEZ, AND BARNES & NOBLES, INC. FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN LEONARD RIGGIO AS KEYNOTE SPEAKER
June 11, 2019 - Kingsborough Community College will host its 54th Commencement Exercises for 2,200 members of the graduating Class of 2019 on Thursday, June 13 at 11:00 a.m. on its campus. Special guests include Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, CUNY Chancellor Félix Matos Rodríguez, and Barnes & Nobles, Inc. Founder and Chairman Leonard Riggio, who will serve as Keynote Speaker. Kingsborough President Dr. Claudia V. Schader will receive her official investiture as president of the College, and Moldova immigrant Irina Russu will present the valedictory address.
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ASPEN INSTITUTE RECOGNIZES KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE AS ONE OF THE TOP TEN FINALISTS IN NATIONAL PRIZE COMPETITION
April 2, 2019 - Helping define excellence for community colleges nationwide, Kingsborough Community College was recognized in an award ceremony in Washington, D.C. as one of the top community colleges nationally in the 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. During the ceremony at the Newseum, Kingsborough was honored for its holistic approach to supporting students in and out of the classroom, and for achieving a 49 percent student transfer rate, which is 17 percentage points above the national average.
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KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE EARNS NEW HONOR FOR EXCELLENCE IN STUDENT SUCCESS: ACHIEVING THE DREAM’S LEADER COLLEGE OF DISTINCTION DESIGNATION
February 19, 2019 - Kingsborough Community College has earned Achieving the Dream’s newest recognition for achieving higher student outcomes and narrowing equity gaps: the designation Leader College of Distinction.
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KINGSBOROUGH: FIRST OFFICIAL CUNY HOST SITE FOR EMPOWEREDNYC
November 19, 2018 - Kingsborough Community College has been chosen as the first official host site for EmpoweredNYC within The City University of New York, an initiative between the college’s Access Resource Center office and the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs’ Office of Financial Empowerment. The program will provide financial counseling services to students with disabilities and those experiencing difficulties with Social Security Insurance Disability (SSI/D), Medicaid, and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, credit card debt, student loans, etc.
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KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE NAMED ONE OF 10 FINALISTS FOR 2019 ASPEN PRIZE FOR COMMUNITY COLLEGE EXCELLENCE FOR A SECOND TIME
May 16, 2018 - Kingsborough Community College was named one of 10 finalists for the 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance in America’s community colleges.

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ALL EARS: NYC DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS SERVICES BRINGS LISTENING TOUR TO KINGSBOROUGH EXPLORING WAYS TO PROVIDE MORE RESOURCES FOR NYC ACTIVE MILITARY AND VETERANS AT CUNY
November 2, 2017 - Members of the NYC Department of Veterans Services visited Kingsborough as part of a city-wide listening tour being conducted by the newly created Veterans on Campus NYC coalition to explore ways NYC can partner with CUNY in order to provide more resources for the active military/veteran population.
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NATIONAL GRID SERVES AS ANCHOR PARTNER FOR KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MANAGEMENT ACADEMY IN EXPANDING WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP
October 24, 2017 - Kingsborough Community College’s Customer Experience Management Academy (CXM) provides students with real-world business training in communication skills, business etiquette, and financial literacy. Anchor Partner National Grid is committed to hiring 100 students per year from CXM and similar programs.
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THE ASPEN INSTITUTE NAMES KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE ONE OF THE TOP 150 U.S. COMMUNITY COLLEGES ELIGIBLE FOR 2019 ASPEN PRIZE CUNY COLLEGE
October 11, 2017 - The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program today named CUNY’s Kingsborough Community College one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence — the only community college in NYC to be selected.
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BROOKLYN BOROUGH PRESIDENT ERIC ADAMS AND NYC PUBLIC ADVOCATE LETITIA JAMES TO SPEAK AT KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE’S 52ND COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES
June 6, 2017 - Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and NYC Public Advocate Letitia James will each deliver remarks to more than 2,500 graduating students, their families and friends at Kingsborough’s 52nd Commencement Exercises on Thursday, June 15, 2017.
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HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH AMBASSADORS FROM TRINIDAD & TOBAGO VISIT KINGSBOROUGH FOR INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE EXPLORATION INITIATIVE
May 25, 2017 - A group of 21 high school students from Trinidad & Tobago recently visited Kingsborough Community College as part of the twin islands’ Youth Ambassador Program sponsored by local charitable organization En ToTo’s International College Exploration Initiative.
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KINGSBOROUGH PROF. LIBBY GARLAND RECEIVES AWARD FROM THE ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN HISTORIANS AS 2017 SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TÜBINGEN
May 18, 2017 - Organization of American Historians (OAH) president Edward L. Ayers recently announced Kingsborough History Professor Libby Garland as the recipient of the 2017 Germany Residency Program Award in American History at the University of Tübingen, thanks to a grant from the Fritz Thyssen Foundation.
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KINGSBOROUGH HIRES DR. SHARON WARREN COOK AS NEW DEAN OF CURRICULUM, INSTRUCTION, AND ASSESSMENT
April 21, 2017 - Kingsborough Community College (KCC) announced the appointment of Dr. Sharon Warren Cook as its new Dean of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, effective Apri1 10.
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KINGSBOROUGH’S CUNY FATHERHOOD ACADEMY PROGRAM NAMES NEW DIRECTOR
April 21, 2017 - Kingsborough Community College named Kirk Francis as its new Program Director for the CUNY Fatherhood Academy (CFA) program. Francis is the newest addition to the Workforce Development, Strategic Community Partnership and Continuing Education Division.

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ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTER AND COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY RESEARCH PROFESSOR FOCUS ON THE POLITICIZATION OF SCIENCE AND THE SCIENCE OF GLOBAL WARMING AT KINGSBOROUGH’S 11TH ANNUAL ECO-FESTIVAL
April 21, 2017 - Kingsborough Community College announced today that Washington Post Energy and the Environment reporter Chris Mooney and Columbia University Research Professor Jason Smerdon will deliver remarks at the 11th annual Eco-Festival from April 26-28 in the Lighthouse Rotunda at the college. This year’s theme is “Knowledge Becomes Action,” exploring the importance of knowledge and information as guides to action.

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KINGSBOROUGH’S HEALTHCARE INSTITUTE ADDS NEW HEMODIALYSIS TECHNICIAN & EXAM PREP COURSE
April 12, 2017 - For individuals with chronic illnesses such as high-blood pressure and diabetes, the need for qualified kidney care professionals is essential for people living with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) or kidney failure. To fill this service gap, Kingsborough Community College (KCC) partnered with Dialysis 4 Career, which provides educational opportunities in hemodialysis training to offer its new Hemodialysis Technician & Exam Prep course. This 100-hour course provides students with comprehensive training to become Certified Hemodialysis Technicians (CHT).
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KINGSBOROUGH ALUM AND CHEMISTRY MAJOR KATE MAZIARZ FEATURED IN WOMEN AND GIRLS IN SCIENCE CAMPAIGN

April 3, 2017 - Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship Winner Currently Pursuing Studies at Mount Holyoke College   Kingsborough Community College (KCC) and Class of 2016 Chemistry major Kate Maziarz was recently featured in the Beyond Benign International Day of Women and Girls in Science campaign. Beyond Benign is dedicated to providing future and current scientists, educators, and citizens with the tools to teach and learn about green chemistry to create a sustainable future.
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KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE SOPHOMORE TATYANA MILLS NAMED AN NJCAA OUTDOOR NATIONAL ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
March 31, 2017 - Kingston, Jamaica native, and Kingsborough Community College sophomore Tatyana Mills was named a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Outdoor National Athlete of the Week on March 28. The award was given by U.S Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Tatyana earned the award for her performance at the Winthrop ADIDAS Invitational this past weekend.
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INTERCOLLEGIATE BROADCASTING SYSTEM RECOGNIZES KCC ALUMNI FOR “BEST SPECIALTY SHOW” AND “BEST PROGRAM DIRECTOR” AT WKRB RADIO STATION
March 30, 2017 - The Intercollegiate Broadcasting System awarded national recognitions to two Kingsborough Community College alumni for their outstanding work at 90.3FM WKRB. The announcement was made at the annual IBS Conference in early March. Lamark Plaskett, a 2016 Media Arts graduate was a finalist for Best Specialty Show, “The Fresh Movement”. Elissa Nieves, a 2006 Broadcasting & Technology Management major was named Best Program Director. Their submissions were among college and high school proposals nationwide.
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KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE’S EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES – PARAMEDIC PROGRAM RECEIVES ACCREDITATION EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY
March 27, 2017 –Kingsborough Community College (KCC) President Farley Herzek announced that the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) has accredited Kingsborough Community College’s Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic program effective immediately. In 2013, the New York State Department of Health Bureau of EMS approved the KCC Paramedic Program, which is part of the Nursing Department, making it the first college-based EMS-Paramedic program in Brooklyn. Its first class graduated in 2015.
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INTERNATIONAL CINEMATOGRAPHERS GUILD HOST DIVERSITY AND OUTREACH WORKSHOP FOR CUNY STUDENTS AT KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE
March 22, 2017 - Kingsborough Community College, in partnership with the International Cinematographers Guild, hosted a Diversity & Outreach Workshop at the College on March 18. Students had the chance to participate in a panel discussion with the union and guild representatives about career opportunities in the film industry.
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MAJOR EXHIBITION OPENS AT THE KINGSBOROUGH ART MUSEUM (KAM)
March 2, 2017 - Major exhibition opens at the Kingsborough Art Museum (KAM), featuring works by such artists as Alex Katz and Lois Dodd.
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TWO KCC STUDENTS TO SERVE ON PTK ALL-STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE ACADEMIC TEAM
March 2, 2017 - Two Kingsborough Community College students were recognized in Albany today for qualifying to serve on Phi Theta Kappa’s All-State Community College Academic Team.
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KCC AND NY WATERWAY CO-HOST NYC COAST GUARD MEETING
March 1, 2017 - Kingsborough Community College partnered with NY Waterway to host a meeting of the Coast Guard and businesses representing over 100 passenger carrier vessels. These businesses are the prime source of employment for growing fields in maritime and culinary arts. 
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WORKS BY TWO KINGSBOROUGH STUDENTS INCLUDED IN IGGY POP EXHIBITION AT THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM
February 15, 2017 - Kingsborough Community College students Kallyiah Merilus and Mauricio Rodriguez are among the 22 artists featured in the Brooklyn Museum exhibition Iggy Pop Life Class by Jeremy Deller, running through March 26, 2017.
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STATE SENATOR PERSAUD TOURS SITE OF KCC’S PROPOSED STUDENT UNION
December 16, 2016 - State Senator Roxanne J. Persaud recently toured the site for Kingsborough Community College’s proposed Student Union & Intercultural Center. The representative of Brooklyn’s 19th Senatorial District helped secure $600K of the estimated $1.5 million needed to complete the state-of-the-art, educational and recreational space.
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KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE’S CENTER FOR ECONOMIC AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT (CEWD) AWARDED OVER $149K FROM CAPITAL ONE FOUNDATION
December 1, 2016 - Capitol One Foundation has granted KCC’s Center for Economic and Workforce Development (CEWD) an award of over $149K to create a data-tracking strategy to inform institutional growth and improve student outcomes.
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KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE TO HOST AN INTERFAITH FORUM EXPLORING “PROMOTING RELIGIOUS PLURALISM AND INCLUSIVE CITIZENSHIP”
November 7, 2016 – Kingsborough Community College will host a day of lectures, conversations, and workshops titled “Promoting Religious Pluralism and Inclusive Citizenship” on Mon., Nov. 14, 2016 from 10am-3pm.
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FORMER COMMISSIONER OF MOVA TO SPEAK AT KINGSBOROUGH
November 4, 2016 - Col. Terrance C. Holliday, former commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs (MOVA), to speak at Kingsborough Community College about “The Importance of Higher Education for Veterans,” on Mon., November 7th with a workshop on access to veterans’ educational services to follow.
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FROM SKELETON TO SKIN: HIRAM POWERS’ GREEK SLAVE
October 27, 2016 - Lecture by Curator Karen Lemmey offers a controversial look at Hiram Powers’ renowned GREEK SLAVE.
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NORTHFIELD BANK FOUNDATION AWARDS KCC $20K GRANT FOR SCHOLARSHIPS
October 20, 2016 - The Northfield Bank Foundation has awarded Kingsborough Community College a $20,000 grant to provide $500 scholarships for 40 students from Staten Island and select areas of Brooklyn who demonstrate financial need and are in good academic standing, allowing them to stay in school and achieve their educational goals.
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KCC STUDENTS SELECTED TO ATTEND THE WILL & JADA SMITH FAMILY FOUNDATION’S CAREERS IN ENTERTAINMENT TOUR
September 26, 2016 - Four Kingsborough students were selected to attend the launch of the Careers in Entertainment Tour (CIE), an initiative of the Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation to help diversify the entertainment industry.
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KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENT KATE MAZIARZ AWARDED JACK KENT COOKE FOUNDATION UNDERGRADUATE TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIP
May 27, 2016 – Kingsborough Community College student Kate Maziarz has been awarded a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship worth up to $40,000 a year to complete a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university. The Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship is the largest private scholarship in the nation for students transferring from two-year community colleges to four-year institutions that award bachelor’s degrees.  Only 75 community college students were selected from a competitive nationwide pool this year. Maziarz is the 4th Kingsborough awardee in 3 years.
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KINGSBOROUGH STUDENT MICHELLE YEDIN TAKES PART IN WHITE HOUSE’S FIRST “COLLEGE REPORTER DAY”
May 13, 2016 - Kingsborough Community College student and Scepter editor-in-chief, Michelle Yedin, had the experience of a lifetime when she was chosen as one of 50 students to take part in the White House’s first “College Reporter Day” on April 28, 2016.
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