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Kingsborough Community College

Kingsborough Community College, part of the City University of New York (CUNY) system, is a junior college in Brooklyn, New York. The campus is located at the eastern end of the Manhattan Beach peninsula. The 71-acre (283,000 m²) campus overlooks Sheepshead Bay, Jamaica Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The City University of New York (CUNY; acronym: IPA pronunciation: ), is the public university system of New York City. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Junior college. ... For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... Manhattan Beach is a beach on the Atlantic Ocean situated on the eastern end of Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York City. ... An acre is the name of a unit of area in a number of different systems, including Imperial units and United States customary units. ... Sheepshead Bay is a bay separating the mainland of Brooklyn, New York City from the eastern portion of Coney Island, the latter originally a barrier island but now effectively an extension of the mainland with peninsulas both east and west. ... Jamaica Bay is a bay that lies in the shadow of New York Citys skyscrapers and is adjacent to one of the nations busiest airports. ...

The college was founded in 1963. It opened in 1964 with 468 students and 39 faculty members. It now serves more than 30,000 students annually and offers both credit and non-credit courses. Since its opening, the college has served over half a million students. 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ...

In the late nineteenth century, the Oriental and the Manhattan Beach Hotels, built to compete with the major resorts of Newport, Rhode Island, occupied the area where the current campus now sits. Subsequently, a federal maritime station occupied the land. Military buildings were initially rehabilitated for classes. In 1968 construction was begun of 8 "temporary buildings." Five years later, the construction was completed. Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Newport is a city in Newport County, Rhode Island, about 30 miles (48 km) south of Providence. ...

The campus is now a modern one, overlooking the three bodies of water, but it still has its own beach and a new Rainbow Bandshell at which thousands of people attend concerts under the stars during the summer months.

Most of the college was built under the 28-year leadership of president Leon M. Goldstein, who created many innovative programs at the college including "College Now." The high school and the Performing Arts center, as well as a playground, are named for him. The current president of the college is Regina S. Peruggi, the former president of Marymount Manhattan College and president of the Central Park Conservancy. The college serves students from more than 162 nations, who speak over 95 different languages. Regina S. Peruggi (born c. ... Marymount Manhattan College is a liberal arts college located in Manhattan, New York City, New York. ... A Central Park landscape Central Park (, ) is a large public, urban park (843 acres or 3. ...

The college continues the tradition of offering concerts and services to the community with concerts scheduled for this summer in Latin music, jazz, pop music, doo wop and other musical genres. The college also hosts an author series, and a Homecoming Day for its alumni in September of each year. Latin American music, or the music of Latin America, is sometimes called Latin music. ... Jazz is a musical art form that originated in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States around the start of the 20th century. ... For popular music (music produced commercially rather than art or folk music), see Popular music. ... For the Lauryn Hill single, see Doo Wop (That Thing). ...

It is the only community college serving the 2.5 million people of Brooklyn, New York. For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ...

Notable alumni

  • Jeff Aronson, CEO, Albar Industries, Florida
  • Laura Baddish, CEO & president, Baddish Communications
  • Scott Cantone, VP Forest City Ratner/Brooklyn Nets
  • Lt. Colonel Drew Brown, motivational speaker & author
  • Andrew Dice Clay, standup comedian & actor
  • Cosmus Cozier, Consul General St. Vincent & The Grenadines
  • Tracey Cloherty, vice president of programming for Emmis Radio Network
  • Pete Falcone, former New York Mets pitcher
  • Geronimo, Sirius Radio Network head of programming for many channels
  • Eric Goldberg, television writer & producer, CSI: NY and CSI: Miami
  • Howie Green, vice president of programming, Sirius Satellite Radio
  • David J. Louie, President Chinatown Chamber of Commerce, Owner and President David Louie Insurance
  • Josanne Lopez, Senior Producer and Director of Program Development CNN
  • Derick Nimitz, Managing Director, LamboNuni Capital Partners, LP
  • Lenny Greene, radio personality, DJ for New York's KISS-FM
  • Jeff Koinage, CNN correspondent in Africa
  • Larry Namer, co-founder, E! Entertainment Network
  • Barbara Patton, former New York State Assemblywoman & professor
  • Jeff Rubenstein, owner of first Quizno's Classic Subs in Tampa, Florida
  • Carmine Santa Maria, newspaper columnist, local political activist
  • Larry Seabrook, New York State Senator (33rd district)
  • Mark Seruya,Senior Money Manager, Bear Stearns
  • Karen Stewart, news anchor, WCBS Radio, New York
  • Anthony Trani, president & CEO, Paragon Life Insurance Company
  • Mark Weber, CEO of LVMH USA and Donna Karan Clothes
  • Andrew Weyman, television producer & director (Roseanne, Ellen, [[Bette (TV series)

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  • Eric Wyatt, Jazz Musician, Saxophone
  • Jim Wunderman, President & CEO, Bay Area Council, San Francisco

External links

  • Kingsborough Community College Web site
  • BBT/School of Russian Ballet at Kingsborough. Web Site
Current arenas in the American Basketball Association Blue Conference
Barre Auditorium1 | Bob Martinez Sports Center | Buffalo State Sports Arena | Burlington Memorial Auditorium2 | Cape Fear Community College | Centre Pierre Charbonneau | Essex County College | Halifax Metro Centre | Hershey Centre | Howard School of Academics and Technology | Kingsborough Community College | Macon Coliseum | Mitchell Center | Nauset Regional High School | PEPS | Sovereign Center | Suffolk County Community College | Suwanee Sports Academy | University of North Florida Arena | War Memorial at Oncenter | Washington County Convention Center | Winthrop-King Centre
1The Vermont Frost Heaves play half of their home games at Barre Auditorium.
2The Vermont Frost Heaves play half of their home games at Burlington Memorial Auditorium.

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At Kingsborough, the past nine years have seen a shift in its student population toward younger students, with close to a 10 percent increase in the proportion of students under 25 years old.
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Graduation rates at community colleges are deceptively low -- a 2005 CCRC study placed the number between 10 and 30 percent -- because students do not necessarily graduate with an associate's degree before moving to the next step in their education or career goals.
Building Learning Communities: Early Results from the Opening Doors Demonstration at Kingsborough Community College ... (537 words)
Community colleges, with their open admissions, convenient locations, and relatively modest cost, serve as the gateway to postsecondary education for many low-income and disadvantaged students.
Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, New York —; a fairly large college with a diverse student population that includes many immigrants — is testing a program called Opening Doors Learning Communities.
Kingsborough freshmen who agree to participate in the Opening Doors study are assigned, through a lottery-like process, to the learning communities program or to a control group that takes regular unlinked courses and is eligible for standard counseling and tutoring.
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