KCC Accomplishments

Dr. Claudia V. Schrader, president of Kingsborough Community College

Dr. Claudia V. Schrader, President Of Kingsborough Community College, Joins ITHAKA As Trustee

October 5, 2021

ITHAKA, the not-for-profit organization committed to expanding access to education and knowledge for people around the world, has appointed Dr. Claudia V. Schrader, president of Kingsborough Community College, to its Board of Trustees.
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Aspen

Dr. Claudia V. Schrader Of Kingsborough Community College Chosen For Aspen Institute’s New Presidents Fellowship To Advance Student Success

The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program today announced that Dr. Claudia V. Schrader, president at Kingsborough Community College, is one of 25 leaders selected for the 2021-22 class of the Aspen New Presidents Fellowship. This program supports community college presidents in the early years of their tenure as they aim to achieve higher and more equitable levels of student success.
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KCC Library

KCC’s Aging Library To Receive $450,000 For Upgrades

September 15

Kingsborough Community College (KCC) was awarded $450,000 in capital funding from the Office of Brooklyn Borough President Adams to advance vital upgrades to the campus’ aging library.

“With these funds, I am confident your library upgrade project will further enrich our borough and make a lasting positive impact in Brooklyn,” Borough President Eric Adams stated in the award letter.
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 Niche.Com

Kingsborough Community College Ranked #1 2022 Best Community College In New York By Niche.Com

KCC Flex

KCC Expands Its Virtual Portfolio: Only CUNY College To Offer Fully Online Associate Degrees In Accounting, Criminal Justice, Business Of Fashion, And Tourism & Hospitality
August 30

Kingsborough Community College (KCC) has added several new majors to its FLEX degree program: a fully online Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree in criminal justice, an Associate of Science (A.S.) degree in accounting, and Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees in business of fashion and tourism and hospitality. KCC is the only CUNY college offering those majors fully online.
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Melissa Ruiz Diaz Les Dames D’Escoffier Scholarship Winner

Kingsborough Freshman Is 1 Of 16 2021 Les Dames D’Escoffier Scholarship Winners

August 27, 2021

Melissa Ruiz Diaz, who transferred to Kingsborough Community College this past spring, got one of the most exciting pieces of news of her life recently.

The 18-year-old Borough Park resident has been named the recipient of the 2021 Kingsborough Culinary Advancement Scholarship by Les Dames d’Escoffier New York (LDNY), an organization of accomplished professional women in the food, nutrition, fine beverage, and hospitality industries.
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KCC Community Farm and Garden program

Kingsborough Community College Receives $125G To Support Its Community Farm And Garden

August 26

Citing the KCC Community Farm and Garden program as “very futuristic,” New York State Assemblywoman Mathylde Frontus, representing Brooklyn’s 46th district, yesterday presented Kingsborough Community College with a $125,000 check to assist in the development and expansion of the program.
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 Gucci Changemakers

Incoming KCC Freshman Is 2021 Class Of Gucci Changemakers North America Scholar

High school graduation day is exciting enough, but adding to it, an email that you were chosen by Gucci to receive a college scholarship and mentorship – well, it’s a day that Lacey Garza said she will always remember.

“I got the email on my graduation day, and I was so excited,” said Lacey, 17, a Bensonhurst resident who graduated from Edward R. Murrow High School and will be majoring in fashion and business as a freshman at Kingsborough Community College in the fall.
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Dr. Midori Yamamura

OVATIONS: MIDORI YAMAMURA
July 21

Congratulations to Midori Yamamura on the co-publication of Visual Representations of the Cold War and Postcolonial Struggles, with Yu-Chieh Li. The essays and artworks gathered in this volume examine the visual manifestations of postcolonial struggles in art in East and Southeast Asia, as the world transitioned from the communist/capitalist ideological divide into the new global power structure under neoliberalism that started taking shape during the Cold War. 
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A Welcome Wagon in Uncertain Times

A COMMUNITY COLLEGE PRESIDENT VISITS STUDENTS ACROSS NEW YORK CITY

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July 7
When Kingsborough Community College president Claudia Schrader couldn’t greet incoming students on campus, she went to visit them at home. She hopes to turn the “welcome wagon” into a Kingsborough tradition.
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A Review of SARS-CoV-2, Responsible for COVID-19

OVATIONS: STUDENT ARLETA HELENA MARNIK AND HER MENTOR, DR. ZMG SARWAR JAHANGIR
June 22
KCC biotechnology student Arleta Helena Marnik and her mentor, Dr. ZMG Sarwar Jahangir, director of the KCC biotechnology program, published their research on an alternate RBD vaccine in Preprints, A Review of SARS-CoV-2, Responsible for COVID-19: History, Biology, Infection Mechanism, Antigenic Vaccines, Their Risks and how an Alternate RBD Vaccine is Safer?
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Professor Bryan Powers

OVATIONS: PROFESSOR BRYAN POWERS

June 22
Professor Bryan Powers (Media Arts), as a member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), just completed another year as a member of the selection panel for the 2021 GSA BAFTA Student Awards, watching and judging over 120 short films from this year’s 650+ submissions. BAFTA notes, "The GSA BAFTA Student Awards is an annual event celebrating the works of the next generation of talented and innovative storytellers from around the globe.
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Chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodríguez Visits KCC to Congratulate 2021 Graduates

CHANCELLOR FÉLIX V. MATOS RODRÍGUEZ VISITS KCC TO CONGRATULATE 2021 GRADUATES

June 17
CUNY Chancellor Dr.  Chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodríguez joins KCC President Dr. Claudia Schrader to salute the extraordinary Class of 2021. "I loved being able to congratulate them in person and wish them and their families all the best as they aspire to new heights." - Chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodríguez. 
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Actor, comedian, director, producer, and writer Chris Rock,

HONORARY DOCTORATE RECIPIENT CHRIS ROCK

June 17
Actor, comedian, director, producer, and writer Chris Rock, who attended Kingsborough Community College for one year and studied communications, will receive an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from the City University of New York at Kingsborough Community College’s 56th Commencement Exercises on Thursday, June 17 at 11:00 a.m. Mr. Rock’s degree will be conferred along with 2,400 members of the graduating Class of 2021 during the virtual live and pre-recorded Graduate Salute ceremony.
“Some of the things I learned [at Kingsborough] I apply even today,” said Chris Rock.
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Dr. Anthony Alessandrini

OVATIONS: ANTHONY ALESSANDRINI

June 11
Dr. Anthony Alessandrini of the KCC English Department has been invited to be a member of the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) at Princeton University for the 2021-2022 academic year. He will be in residence at the School of Social Science, and taking part in next year’s seminar on “Political Mobilizations and Social Science, and taking part in next year’s seminar on “Political Mobilizations and Social Movements,” directed by Professors Wendy Brown and Didier Fassin, in collaboration with with Professor Alondra Nelson.
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Achiving the Dream

ACHIEVING THE DREAM

May 19
Achieving the Dream mentioned KCC in their recent press release Kingsborough Community College is changing the conversation around student mothers. Kingsborough Community College, a Leader College of Distinction, is one of eight institutions participating in the College Success for Single Mothers Project. Continuing its work to support the success of women and mothers on campus, the college launched the Treasure Project, an ongoing initiative to make sure that the voices of student mothers are heard.
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Maritime Administration

MARITIME ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES FIRST CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE DESIGNATIONS FOR DOMESTIC MARITIME WORKFORCE TRAINING AND EDUCATION

May 19
The Maritime Administration mentioned KCC in their recent press release Maritime Administration Announces First Centers of Excellence Designations for Domestic Maritime Workforce Training and Education. Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced the designation of 27 Centers of Excellence for Domestic Maritime Workforce Training and Education (CoE). The CoE designation recognizes community colleges and training institutions that prepare students for careers in our nation’s maritime industry.
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Assemblymember Mathylde Frontus

ASSEMBLYMEMBER FRONTUS SECURES FUNDING FOR PROGRAMS ACROSS HER DISTRICT. 

May 19 
Assemblymember Mathylde Frontus will provide the Urban Farm with $125,000 in capital funding.
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AAC&U selects 78 colleges for institute on racial healing

AAC&U SELECTS 78 COLLEGES FOR INSTITUTE ON RACIAL HEALING

May 19
More than 70 higher education institutions have been selected to participate in this year’s 2021 Institute on Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Campus Centers, a virtual event that will bring together college leaders for four days of intense learning and collaboration.

Run by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), the Institute will provide an opportunity for teams at each of the 78 colleges to gain knowledge about the structure of Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation in an effort “to break down racial hierarchies and dismantle the belief in a hierarchy of human value.” The goal for many who partake is to be able to host Centers on their respective campuses in the future.
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Value

VALUE COLLEGES NAMES KINGSBOROUGH AS ONE OF THE TOP 50 BEST VALUE COMMUNITY COLLEGES FOR 2021

May 12
With university and college enrollments on the decline for the first time in decades, and tuition rates going steadily higher and higher, there is a lot of concern in higher education that not enough people are getting the education they need to compete in a tight labor market. Community colleges are a key part of picking up that slack, by providing career and technical training, associate’s degrees, and the opportunity to transfer to 4-year institutions at a fraction of the cost of even the cheapest public universities.
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Red Washbum

DR. RED WASHBURN’S $40,000 MELLON/ACLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE FACULTY FELLOWSHIP

April 29
KCC's  Dr. Red Washburn, associate professor of English and director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Kingsborough Community College, was awarded a $40,000 Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowship for their project Nonbin@ry: Tr@ns-Forming Gender and Genre in Nonbin@ry Literature, Performance, and Visual Art. 
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Shawna Brandle

DR. SHAWNA M. BRANDLE RECEIVES FULBRIGHT U.S. SCHOLAR AWARD TO TEACH AMERICAN GOVERNMENT IN JAPAN

April 29 
Kingsborough Community College professor, Dr. Shawna M. Brandle, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to lecture at Doshisha University in Japan this fall. It is part of a project using open pedagogical practices, including open educational resources (OER), to teach American Government and related political science courses.
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Forbes

FORBES FEATURES KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE

April 14 
Forbes recently featured KCC and President Schrader in their recent article Community College Students Have Lost More Than In-Person Classes: How A College President Works To Meet The Promise Of Educational Support, written by KCC Foundation Board Member and Forbes contributor Nancy Lee Sánchez. 
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Ivanov

CUNYAC SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: MAKSYM IVANOV, KINGSBOROUGH

April 21 
Maksym Ivanov, a member of the Kingsborough Community College men's soccer team, carries an impressive 3.60 grade-point average with a major in Criminal Justice.
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Tiffany

CUNYAC NAMES KCC'S TIFFANY BOGLE CUNYAC SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

April 19
Tiffany Bogle, a member of the Kingsborough Community College women's basketball team, carries a 3.42 grade-point average as a Liberal Arts major with a concentration in English.
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Victoria

KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENT VICTORIA FLORES-ALMAZAN NAMED A KAPLAN LEADERSHIP SCHOLAR

March 29 
Kingsborough Community College honor student and Jack Kent Cooke Transfer Scholarship semifinalist Victoria Flores-Almazan has been awarded the prestigious Kaplan Leadership Scholarship.
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Victoria

KCC CHEMISTRY MAJOR NAMED SEMIFINALIST FOR COVETED JACK KENT COOKE UNDERGRADUATE TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIP

March 5
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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Energy

KINGSBOROUGH POSITIONS CAMPUS AS FUTURE CLEAN ENERGY TRAINING SITE

March 23
Administrators at Kingsborough Community College (KCC), who hope to position the campus as the premier training center for the clean energy workers of the future, pitched their innovative concept to a number of elected officials in a virtual information session on Friday, March 19th. In attendance were local leaders, such as Assemblywoman Jaime Williams, State Senator Roxanne Persaud, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, as well as Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz, Councilman Robert Cornegy and State Senator and Chair of the Committee on Higher Education, Toby Ann Stavisky.
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Debra Schultz

CUNY NAMES KCC PROFESSOR TO 17-MEMBER BLACK, RACE AND ETHNIC STUDIES INITIATIVE COMMISSION

March 12 
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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Labor Department

KINGSBOROUGH AND OTHER CUNY COMMUNITY COLLEGES SET TO PROVIDE JOB TRAINING CITYWIDE FOR UNEMPLOYED VIA A MULTIMILLION-DOLLAR DOL-FUNDED PROJECT

March 4
Kingsborough Community College 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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SUM

MAUREEN FADEM’S NEW BOOK TRACES CAPITALISM, COLONIALISM, AND REPARATIONS: A POSTCOLONIAL ANALYSIS

March 10
A new book traces the “financial genealogies” of colonialism, demonstrating how capitalism and colonialism worked symbiotically to steal, exploit, and destroy resources, cultures, and human beings. The Economics of Empire: Genealogies of Capital and the Colonial Encounter examines the afterlife of this relationship between capital and colonialism in the postcolonial world, along with its manifestations in the massive inequities of the 21st century global economy. “The question for today’s postcolonial critic is, how is that massive loss to be assessed and then repaired?” writes Kingsborough Community College Professor Maureen E. Ruprecht Fadem, a co-editor of the book along with Michael O’Sullivan, a professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
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Venable


THE VENABLE FOUNDATION AWARDS THE ACCESS RESOURCE CENTER (ARC) $10,000 FOR THE FOOD PANTRY.

March
Kingsborough Community College’s Access Resource Center, the nation’s first at a community college, is your one-stop place to get connected to government benefits and resources. Whether it’s childcare, SNAP, clothing, or transportation, you can get a referral for what’s available to you – where you live and when you need it.
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Military Friendly

KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE NAMED ONE OF 747 MILITARY FRIENDLY SCHOOLS

February 25
Kingsborough Community College (KCC) joined several of its sister colleges in earning the coveted 2021-2022 Military Friendly School designation by Viqtory, an organization that connects the military community to civilian employment and educational opportunities.
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Keisha

CARIBBEAN LIFE IMPACT AWARDS EVENT HONORS KCC’S DR. KEISHA V. THOMPSON

February 18
Caribbean Life’s annual Impact Awards recognizes the achievements and contributions of outstanding individuals of Caribbean background who have created the most impact in their respective career fields — from healthcare, the arts, to advocacy, entrepreneurship, and much more.
By establishing themselves in these lanes, they’ve helped continue opening the path for incoming immigrants and inspiring generations to come. Caribbean Impact Award and Caribbean Healthcare Award Honorees will be celebrated on a live broadcast.
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Work

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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Niche

KINGSBOROUGH RANKED #2 BEST COMMUNITY COLLEGES IN NEW YORK 2021

January 
CUNY Kingsborough is an above-average public college located in Brooklyn, New York in the New York City Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 7,672 undergraduate students. The CUNY Kingsborough acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration, and Business. Graduating 41% of students, CUNY Kingsborough alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,100.
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Dream

KCC SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ACHIEVING THE DREAM + USC RACIAL EQUITY LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

January  
We're excited to be one of 10 colleges selected to participate in the ATD + @USCRaceEquity Racial Equity Leadership Academy, a year-long program to develop & implement bold, strategic racial equity plans at their institutions. #RELAcademy  achievingthedream.org/RELA.