Borough of Bronx, NY, United States
Borough of Bronx, NY, United States

Monroe College is an American for-profit college in New York State with campuses in The Bronx, New Rochelle, and Queens. It also has a campus in the Caribbean nation of Saint Lucia. The college is named after James Monroe, the fifth President of the United States.The college offers Associate and Bachelor's degrees in accounting, business, information technology, health services, law enforcement and cookery, and, through King Graduate School, four Master's programs.Students at the school are 64% female and 36% male; about 48% are of black or African-American ethnicity and about 44% of Hispanic or South American origin. Wikipedia.


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News Article | May 17, 2017
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Monroe College, a national leader in educating urban and international students, today announced the launch of an NJCAA Division III, Region XV athletic program for student-athletes primarily studying on its Bronx campus. The Express will initially field six sports: Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Men’s Baseball, and Women’s Volleyball. The Division III teams will compete as the “Monroe College Express” to better distinguish the program from the Division I “Monroe Mustangs” program based on the College’s New Rochelle campus. With the addition of the six new Division III teams, Monroe Athletics will manage 24 teams across nine sports, including Men’s and Women’s Rugby club programs. Two of the newly appointed Division III coaches were assistant coaches for the College’s strong-performing Division I “Monroe Mustangs” programs during the most recent season. Carl Isidore, who helped coach the Division I Women’s Basketball programs to win the regional and district championship titles this season, will lead the Division III program. Similarly, Lisa Jagdeo will lead the Women’s Volleyball team following her role as an assistant coach of the Division I team, which had earned its fifth-consecutive regional championship title last fall. In addition, former college baseball player and recruiter Albert Gonzalez was named Head Coach of the baseball program. He was most recently the Assistant Baseball Coach at Yeshiva University. Giorgi Manzula, a College alumnus and former captain of its championship-winning Men’s Soccer team, will lead the Men’s and Women’s Soccer programs as Head Coach, and Eric Swillinger will serve in that same role for the Men’s Basketball program. Swillinger has coached at both the high school and college level. “We are excited to bring this new Division III program to our Bronx campus, which will greatly increase opportunities for experienced student-athletes of varying skill levels to participate in intercollegiate sports and reap the benefits that doing so can have on their overall college experience and personal development,” said Luis Melendez, Director of Athletics at Monroe College. “We are starting out with six teams in the fall, but plan to add additional programs in the near term. We have an excellent coaching staff and terrific facilities partners, which, coupled with the College’s strong commitment to the success of the Express program, has laid a solid foundation for an excellent program launch.” The College has partnered with Roberto Clemente State Park to use facilities there for its Division III basketball, volleyball, and baseball programs this fall. The 25-acre waterfront park is located along the Harlem River in the Bronx and offers a variety of recreational and cultural activities year-round at its many indoor and outdoor facilities. Students interested in learning more about the Division III programs and the College’s admissions process may contact Allaire Primiano at alprimiano(at)monroecollege.edu Information about team workouts will be posted online. Founded in 1933, New York-based Monroe College is a nationally ranked private institution of higher learning with a student-centric learning approach that prioritizes hands-on academic experiences, practical and relevant academic programs, flexible learning schedules, best-in-class instructional technologies, and committed and engaged faculty to ensure that students are well positioned for career success upon graduation. Monroe is among the leading higher education institutions in the country for graduating minority students. Monroe College offers Certificate, Associate, Bachelor's, and Master's degree programs. It has campuses in the Bronx, New Rochelle, as well as in the Caribbean nation of St. Lucia, with programs offered through its Schools of Criminal Justice, Information Technology, Nursing, Education, Business & Accounting, Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts, and Allied Health, as well as through its liberal arts and continuing education programs, and its King Graduate School. For more information and admissions criteria, please visit http://www.monroecollege.edu.


News Article | May 4, 2017
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Monroe College, a national leader in educating urban and international students, today held its 8th annual “Male Empowerment Event” to inspire seniors from local high schools to develop the confidence, courage, and conviction to pursue their academic, personal, and professional dreams. The College began this annual workshop eight years ago to help combat a deep-rooted problem within American higher education -- the weak enrollment and even weaker program completion rates for urban minority men, specifically African-Americans and Latinos. Programming is designed to encourage students to reject unhealthy social pressures, continue their education, and lead positive, productive lives. Approximately 200 minority students from local high schools in the Bronx attended this year’s event. Its theme -- “Tying into Manhood” – was chosen to reflect the journey the participants have started as they prepare to graduate high school and transition into adulthood. Keynote remarks from Sherman A. Browne, a recognized advocate for improving academic, personal, professional and social outcomes for young men of color, and Dean Meminger, a respected journalist with NY1, emphasized the importance of academic excellence, personal accountability, character, and community service. Small group mentoring provided by approximately 30 accomplished male role models followed the guest speakers’ stirring remarks. Monroe College faculty and staff, as well as judges, lawyers, doctors, members of law enforcement, bankers, and entrepreneurs served as the mentors. They spoke with students about their personal challenges and career opportunities, and encouraged them to similarly open up about their goals and plans to achieve them. The event concluded with a Tie Ceremony, during which the mentors presented each of the students with a blue and gold tie and taught them how to properly tie it. As part of this tradition, the young men, their mentors, and other men involved in the program then pledged their commitment to lead by example in their communities. Monroe College’s 8th Annual Male Empowerment Event was held in King Hall’s Mintz Auditorium on the College’s Bronx campus. A similar event for young high school women was held in late March. Founded in 1933, New York-based Monroe College is a nationally ranked private institution of higher learning with a student-centric learning approach that prioritizes hands-on academic experiences, practical and relevant academic programs, flexible learning schedules, best-in-class instructional technologies, and committed and engaged faculty to ensure that students are well positioned for career success upon graduation. Monroe is among the leading higher education institutions in the country for graduating minority students. Monroe College offers Certificate, Associate, Bachelor's, and Master's degree programs. It has campuses in the Bronx, New Rochelle, as well as in the Caribbean nation of St. Lucia, with programs offered through its Schools of Criminal Justice, Information Technology, Nursing, Education, Business & Accounting, Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts, and Allied Health, as well as through its liberal arts and continuing education programs, and its King Graduate School. For more information and admissions criteria, please visit http://www.monroecollege.edu.


News Article | June 7, 2017
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Monroe College, a national leader in educating urban and international students, held its 84th Annual Commencement yesterday at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. New York City Council Member Annabel Palma and New York State Assemblymember Michael Blake gave commencement addresses. Two separate ceremonies were held to accommodate the families and friends of the 2,800 students receiving Associate, Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees and professional certificates. Marc M. Jerome, President of Monroe College, and Stephen J. Jerome, Chairman and President Emeritus, offered welcoming remarks. Nearly 1,500 graduates participated in the morning ceremony for those completing programs of study for the School of Business and Accounting, School of Hospitality Management and the Culinary Institute of New York, and School of Information Technology. Rosa Galan, a Monroe College alumna and member of its staff for the last 28 years, served as Grand Marshal of the processional. During the commencement address, New York City Council Member Annabel Palma, an alumna of the College, encouraged graduates to be tenacious and push beyond their comfort zones to open doors for themselves and others. The afternoon ceremony conferred degrees on more than 1,300 graduates from Monroe’s School of Allied Health Professions, School of Criminal Justice, School of Education and School of Nursing. Lisa Scorca, an alumna and staff member with more than 18 years of service to the College, led the processional as Grand Marshal for the afternoon ceremony. New York State Assemblymember Michael Blake spoke to the graduates and guests about their responsibility to “be ready to lead in this moment of hope” and create opportunities for others. There were 68 countries represented by the Class of 2017. In addition to students from the U.S. and its territories, there were sizable contingents from Antigua, Bahamas, Bangladesh, China, Dominica, India, Jamaica, Japan, Netherlands Antilles, and South Korea. The College conferred 460 Master’s degrees; 1,169 Bachelor’s degrees; and 1,130 Associate degrees this year, as well as awarded 43 professional certificates. Founded in 1933, New York-based Monroe College is a nationally ranked private institution of higher learning with a student-centric learning approach that prioritizes hands-on academic experiences, practical and relevant academic programs, flexible learning schedules, best-in-class instructional technologies, and committed and engaged faculty to ensure that students are well positioned for career success upon graduation. Monroe is among the leading higher education institutions in the country for graduating minority students. Monroe College offers Certificate, Associate, Bachelor's, and Master's degree programs. It has campuses in the Bronx, New Rochelle, as well as in the Caribbean nation of St. Lucia, with programs offered through its Schools of Allied Health Professions, Business & Accounting, Criminal Justice, Education, Hospitality Management and the Culinary Institute of New York, Information Technology, and Nursing, as well as through its liberal arts and continuing education programs, and its King Graduate School. For more information and admissions criteria, please visit http://www.monroecollege.edu.


News Article | July 19, 2017
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Monroe College, a national leader in educating urban and international students, today announced that it will offer a bachelor of science (B.S.) degree program in Computer Networks and Cybersecurity starting in the upcoming fall semester. Data from the U.S. Department of Commerce show a growing demand for qualified technologists with specialized knowledge in cybersecurity, as well as in the fields of network design and administration. Currently, there is a shortage of professionals with such expertise, with some estimating that cybersecurity positions in particular will outpace qualified candidates two to one. That trend is expected to continue for the next several years. Indeed, corporate research firm Frost & Sullivan forecasts there will be 1.5 million unfilled information security positions by 2020. “Within three years, experts project that there will be 50 times more data in the world than there is today. Managing and safeguarding such vast amounts of information will require significantly more technology professionals with the requisite expertise than are currently working in the field,” said Dr. Nilesh Shah, Dean of the School of Information Technology. “Our new degree program in Computer Networks and Cybersecurity is designed to help our students prepare for the robust career opportunities in this area.” Monroe’s new Computer Networks and Cybersecurity degree program provides students with the theoretical, analytical, and practical skills required in entry-level network management and information security positions. Graduates of the program will be prepared for various industry-specific certifications such as A+, CCNA, Network+, Security+, Cloud+, and CWNP. Monroe’s School of Information Technology also offers an Associate (A.S.) and Bachelor’s (B.S) degree program in Computer Information Systems, as well as a Master’s (MS) in Computer Science. Additional information about these programs and the new Computer Networks and Cybersecurity degree program are available on the College's website. Admissions and financial aid information is also available. Founded in 1933, New York-based Monroe College is a nationally ranked private institution of higher learning with a real-world learning approach that prioritizes hands-on academic experiences, practical and relevant academic programs, flexible learning schedules, best-in-class instructional technologies, and committed and engaged faculty to ensure that students are well positioned for career success upon graduation. Monroe is among the leading higher education institutions in the country for graduating minority students. Monroe College offers Certificate, Associate, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degree programs. It has campuses in the Bronx, New Rochelle, as well as in the Caribbean nation of St. Lucia, with programs offered through its Schools of Allied Health Professions, Business & Accounting, Criminal Justice, Education, Hospitality Management and the Culinary Institute of New York, Information Technology, and Nursing, as well as through its liberal arts and continuing education programs, and its King Graduate School. For more information and admissions criteria, please visit http://www.monroecollege.edu.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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Monroe College, a national leader in educating urban and international students, announced today that it will launch a Women's Rugby program to start in the Fall 2017 semester. Phaidra Knight, a well-known and respected U.S. Rugby “Player of the Decade” honoree, was named Women's Coach. She will work with James English, Director of Rugby at the College, to build the program. The Women's Program follows the successful launch of the Men’s Rugby program last year. It will provide female student-athletes the opportunity to play competitively at the collegiate level, playing traditional "fifteens" in the fall semester – meaning 15 players per team on the field at a time – and the faster-paced "sevens" tournament-style format during the winter and early spring. The Women’s program will run parallel to Monroe's Men’s program and compete in the NSCRO Tri State Conference, which currently boasts 19 women's collegiate rugby programs. Coaches English and Knight are currently recruiting current and potential “cross-over” players of varying rugby experience and skills to join the women’s team for play this fall. Interested players should contact James English at jenglish(at)monroecollege(dot)edu. "Consistent with the philosophy of our Men’s Rugby program launched last fall, our vision is to provide these incoming women players a positive, healthy environment with the full range of athletic resources and academic support required for student-athletes to truly thrive,” he said. “Phaidra Knight is a legend of the international game, with a wealth of experience playing and coaching. She is a fantastic role model for our women’s and men's programs, and we are delighted to welcome her to the Monroe Mustangs.” Coach Knight played with the USA Women’s National Team since 1999, having competed in the 2002, 2006, and 2010 Rugby World Cups. In 2002 and 2006, she was recognized as a World Cup All World Team/MVP for her position and, in 2010, was named the USA Rugby “Player of the Decade.” She is a member of the USA Rugby Congress and the Women’s Sports Foundation Athlete Advisory Board. She earned her undergraduate degree with honors from Alabama State University and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Wisconsin Law School. In addition to Coach Knight, the Women’s rugby program will be supported by the coaching staff of the Men’s program, who have a wealth of experience leading women’s teams. Coach English is currently Head Coach at Women's Premier League New York Rugby Club, which is ranked third in the country, and is the current USA Rugby Women's Collegiate All American Attack Coach. Additionally, Pro Rugby Ohio and Men's Coach Dylan Fawsitt helped build the Life University Women’s Program in Atlanta, Georgia. With the introduction of a Women’s Rugby team, the Monroe Mustangs athletic program will run 18 teams across nine sports. Women’s Rugby will be offered as a club sport, yet benefit from many of the same resources available to Monroe’s varsity programs. ABOUT MONROE COLLEGE Founded in 1933, New York-based Monroe College is a nationally ranked private institution of higher learning with a real world learning approach that prioritizes hands-on academic experiences, practical and relevant academic programs, flexible learning schedules, best-in-class instructional technologies, and committed and engaged faculty to ensure that students are well positioned for career success upon graduation. Monroe is among the leading higher education institutions in the country for graduating minority students. Monroe College offers Certificate, Associate, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degree programs. It has campuses in the Bronx, New Rochelle, as well as in the Caribbean nation of St. Lucia, with programs offered through its Schools of Criminal Justice, Information Technology, Nursing, Education, Business & Accounting, Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts, and Allied Health, as well as through its liberal arts and continuing education programs, and its King Graduate School. For more information and admissions criteria, please visit http://www.monroecollege.edu


Organic chemistry is required for college students majoring in a variety of STEM disciplines. Traditionally, this course has been viewed as a gatekeeper and students have considered the laboratory experience as an isolated and irrelevant use of their time. Reformed teaching methods that increase the relevance of the laboratory and increase student success have proven challenging to deliver, especially when laboratories are taught by graduate teaching assistants. This project, which builds on prior NSF-funded work (DUE Awards #1245160 and #1245176), will develop, implement, and study innovative and easy-to-adopt studio-based organic lab modules. These modules will transform the traditional 3-4 hour organic laboratory into a meaningful learning experience involving trouble-shooting problems and honing lab skills. The project is a collaborative effort between a research university (Rochester Institute of Technology) and a community college (Monroe Community College), which will ensure the materials are appropriate for use in both two-year and four-year settings. In collaboration with regional partners, studies will be conducted to evaluate student learning in other settings, as well as the ease of module adoption, student performance, and retention rates.

This project leverages earlier work developing a studio-based organic laboratory curriculum for two-year and four-year colleges, and promoting its broadened development and implementation. Central goals of the project are enhancing students meaningful learning and engagement with organic chemistry, and developing a model for implementation of reform-based curricula. To determine the impact of this approach, the project will measure student learning and success, and evaluate the ease and fidelity of module adoption at collaborating institutions. Given the diverse population of students across the institutions committed to adopt the materials and the proximity to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, further studies will identify retention trends for a diverse set of student populations. This will contribute to developing a more diverse, globally competitive STEM workforce. The results will be disseminated broadly via a PI-sponsored conference, peer-reviewed publications, conference presentations, a website, and a textbook partnership.


Grant
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: S-STEM:SCHLR SCI TECH ENG&MATH | Award Amount: 199.99K | Year: 2013

The project is redesigning the way in which future machinists, technologists, and engineers are educated at community colleges by using concurrent engineering principles. Three entry level core courses at Monroe Community College are being designed for students from all three disciplines (machining, engineering technology, and engineering science) to take them together. These courses enable the student to gain a basic understanding of how to design and build engineering systems. The nine modules in the three courses include both online learning and traditional class and lab instruction. An interdisciplinary capstone design course is being created for small, interdisciplinary teams of students in their final semester from all three majors. Additional project activities include a student competition and collaborative research with a local company. The project is also creating and testing low priced, commercially available student kits, including the hardware and course materials required.

Project evaluation includes an assessment of the impact of the interdisciplinary approach on student retention as well as the effectiveness of the learning modules and the quality of the web-based content. Course curriculum is distributed through the SUNY Faculty Council of Community Colleges and chief academic officers at each applicable campus. Course hardware and web links are publicly accessible on-line and the student kits are made commercially available. Further dissemination includes presentations at national engineering education conferences and journal article submissions. The project will enhance our understanding of the interdisciplinary approach on student retention.


Grant
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: S-STEM:SCHLR SCI TECH ENG&MATH | Award Amount: 50.00K | Year: 2013

Project Abstract - Collison - 1245160

Building upon a pilot project that produced successful outcomes, this project entails developing and implementing a collection of 12 topic-focused studio-laboratory modules for incorporation throughout the undergraduate organic chemistry laboratory curriculum. The modules combine a guided-inquiry model with a studio-laboratory methodology. These efforts comprise a collaboration between four-year and two-year institutions, in order to demonstrate the transportability and effective implementation of the modules and improvement of student learning in various academic settings.

The intellectual merit of the project lies in the development of a fully integrated studio-organic chemistry curriculum that demonstrates enhancement of student learning gains through improved critical thinking skills and confidence in the laboratory, along with more efficient transfer of course material between the lecture and laboratory. Furthermore, the development of these modules with inherent portability and flexibility of delivery makes for customized incorporation into any undergraduate organic chemistry laboratory curriculum.

Broader impacts of the project include the ease of adoption and implementation of the modules by a wide variety of types of institutions and departments. Evaluation activities include the use of teaching observational protocols (TDOP and RTOP), summative grade comparisons of students taught via the studio-lab approach versus historical student grade data, and student interviews and surveys, including the Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey (CLASS) instrument. Results and outcomes are disseminated through a faculty development workshop for potential adopters of the curriculum, peer-reviewed publications, conference presentations, and a textbook partnership.


Grant
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: ADVANCED TECH EDUCATION PROG | Award Amount: 199.84K | Year: 2015

The Department of Labor considers the geospatial industry to be high growth (U.S. DOL, 2012). The GeoTech Consortium of Western New York (GTCWNY) is developing a geospatial certificate program to help support growing geospatial industry needs. The consortium focus is on program development and improvement by increasing the importance of geospatial technician education and the number of students with relevant geospatial and STEM competencies. It also focuses on professional development for educators, which has resulted in awareness of the geospatial industry at the high school level, and dual-credit opportunities for high school students. Led by Monroe Community College (MCC) of the State University of New York, GTCWNY is bridging the gaps among high schools, our two-year college, and the local and regional geospatial industry. The consortium is composed of Monroe Community College, three school districts, Monroe County, New York Geographic Alliance, Geographic Information Sharing-Special Interest Group, Northeast Area Development GIS Scholars, and a major geospatial corporation. With over 40 regional geospatial companies/agencies, GTCWNY serves industry demand and has an impact on STEM education. GTCWNY is combining leveraged courses from the GeoTech Center with current MCC courses to create a geospatial certificate program. The new courses are being aligned with the new Geospatial Technology Competency Model (GTCM) 2014 and the GeoTech Center Course Content Tool. The GTCWNY Geospatial Information Science Technology (GIST) Advisory Board is identifying local and regional employment skills, allowing GTCWNY to modify the geospatial courses to regional industry needs.


Grant
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: | Award Amount: 246.93K | Year: 2015

The purpose of this collaborative project from Monroe Community College, Robert Morris University, and the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo is to use visual exploration to help students develop a deeper understanding of multivariable calculus concepts and to conduct and publish research on the effects of visualization on student understanding of these concepts. This project will build upon the success of the CalcPlot3D multivariable calculus exploration applet, an award-winning, interactive Java applet that is already widely used across the United States to facilitate the teaching and learning of multivariable calculus. The CalcPlot3D applet is designed to improve students geometric intuition about surfaces, vectors, vector fields, and curves, thereby preparing students to understand more fully engineering and physics problems in subsequent STEM coursework. This project will greatly enhance the use of CalcPlot3D by creating a series of visual concept explorations for multivariable calculus and expand CalcPlot3D to facilitate visualization of concepts in physics, engineering, differential equations and linear algebra courses. It also will fill a gap in the existing educational research by addressing the effects of visualization on student understanding of three-dimensional concepts.

Three professors from these diverse institutions (community college, private 4-yr, public 4-yr) will collaborate with faculty across the United States and Mexico to: (1) design and test a series of new visual concept explorations and applications in CalcPlot3D to improve student understanding of multivariable calculus; (2) expand the features of CalcPlot3D to accommodate the new concept explorations and address applications in differential equations, linear algebra, physics, and engineering; (3) create new visualization apps, including a new version of CalcPlot3D, that work on more platforms, including tablets and phones; (4) conduct and publish research investigating how student understanding of multivariable calculus concepts changes through the use of visualization and dynamic concept explorations; and (5) extend and diversify the user base by disseminating project materials through papers, workshops and conferences, by creating a Spanish language version of project materials, and by promoting the exchange of user feedback and research. Students who participate in this project will help populate a better prepared and more diverse workforce in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

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