Bronx Community Leaders Share Sentiment
Bronx, N.Y. (September 8, 2016) – In a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by College officials, students, alumni, community leaders and elected officials, Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) officially opened its new Bronx campus. The new campus is the anchor of Triangle Plaza Hub, a new, mixed commercial project that is at the heart of redevelopment in the South Bronx, an economically distressed area that is rebounding after decades of decline.
“MCNY Bronx was designed with students and the greater community in mind,” said MCNY President Dr. Vinton Thompson. “It is my hope that our Bronx site will serve as a magnet and its benefits will extend beyond our students to area residents.”
The MCNY Bronx center is a new 26,000 sq. ft. facility that has the capacity to serve over 500 students and solidifies MCNY’s footprint in the Bronx. The new campus features seventeen classrooms, three computer labs and a multipurpose conference space that will allow the college to host large events, making the campus an integral part of the local community, and providing opportunities for MCNY students to interact with neighborhood organizations.
In an interview with Bronx News 12, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. shares his pride. “They (MCNY) actually bought part of this building – they are here for the long haul,” says Diaz Jr., “[It] shows their commitment and trust for the future of our borough.”
In addition to Borough President Diaz, Jr., the event was attended by Bronx Councilmember Rafael Salamanca, Jr., State Assemblywoman Carmen Arroyo and Marlene Citron, President of the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation.
“The opening of MCNY Bronx establishes a strong community presence that is truly transformational for a college of our size and history,” Dr. Thompson added.
MCNY Bronx will create permanent jobs for faculty members, administrators and support staff. MCNY will also help to contribute to the development of the South Bronx workforce as graduates from neighboring areas work in and invest in their own community.
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About Metropolitan College of New York
Audrey Cohen, educational visionary and activist, founded the Women’s Talent Corps in 1964. Through development and training for new professional positions, the Talent Corps created employment for thousands of people. It became The College for Human Services, later Audrey Cohen College, and today Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY). For over 50 years, MCNY has continued the tradition of offering highly motivated learners an education that combines applied skills with professional knowledge to effect personal transformation and positive change in the workplace and community. MCNY is a not-for-profit, accredited, independent college. Full year-round offerings accelerate degree completion, and a unique approach to learning permits close integration of workplace activities and study. MCNY locations are in the Financial District at 60 West Street, New York, NY 10006 and in the Bronx at 463 East 149th Street, Bronx, NY 10455. For more information on MCNY, visit www.mcny.edu or call 800.33.THINK.