Kingsborough Community College
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|Location||Brooklyn, New York, United States|
Kingsborough Community College (KBCC), part of the City University of New York (CUNY) system, is the only community college in Brooklyn, New York. Located in Manhattan Beach, the 71-acre (287,300 m2) campus overlooks Sheepshead Bay, Jamaica Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean. It is also located on the site of the old Sheepshead Bay Maritime Training Center for Merchant Marines, Coast Guard and Navy and the Manhattan Beach Air Force Station.
In its early years, it also had an annex, known as the "Mid-Brooklyn campus".
Kingsborough is the only college in New York City with its own private beach, which is open for swimming during the summer.
Kingsborough Community College teams participate as a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). The Wave are a member of the community college section of the City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC). Men's sports include baseball, basketball, tennis and track & field; while women's sports include basketball, tennis, track & field and volleyball.
Awards and rankings
- Kingsborough was named one of the top four community colleges in the nation by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program in 2013
- In 2011, the college was identified as one of the top 120 community colleges in the nation by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program.
- In 2009, Kingsborough received the Diana Hacker TYCA Outstanding Program in English Award from the National Two-Year College English Association (TYCA)
- Kingsborough's "Eco-Festival" won the 2008 CUNY Sustainability Award for environmental education and advocacy
- Kingsborough received an award from the Center for Digital Education for "exceptional technology support to students and educators" in 2009
- In 2007, the college was one of several to receive a Brooklyn Buildings Award from the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. The award recognizes "newly completed construction projects that have a positive impact on [Brooklyn's] economy and quality of life.
- Andrew Dice Clay, standup comedian & actor
- Pete Falcone, New York Mets pitcher
- Jeff Koinange, former CNN Africa correspondent
- Phillipe Nover, TUF 8 finalist and UFC fighter
- Sid Rosenberg, radio personality
- Larry Seabrook, former New York City Councilman
Notable current and past faculty
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- Edward H. Bersoff, president, CEO & founder of BTG, Inc.
- Stanley G. Cohen, president of Five Towns College
- Eleanor Cory, composer
- Paul Goldberg, geologist
- Victor Gorelick, comic book editor & executive
- Dan Grimaldi, actor on the HBO TV series The Sopranos
- Fred Mitchell, artist
- Ursula Mamlok, composer
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- "Brooklyn's Kingsborough ranked third best community college in the nation".
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- The City University of New York. "CUNY Events".
- Ray Johnson. "Eco-Festival: Kingsborough's Earth Tribute - Sheepshead Bay News Site". Sheepshead Bites.
- "2009 Digital Community Colleges Survey Winners Announced".
- http://www.kbcc.cuny.edu/pr/Documents/Village_Design_Award.pdf[permanent dead link]
- "Pete Falcone Pitching Statistics". The Baseball Cube. Archived from the original on February 23, 2010. Retrieved July 28, 2010.
- "Kingsborough Community College". Kbcc.cuny.edu. May 16, 2003. Archived from the original on September 6, 2010. Retrieved July 28, 2010.
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