On May 1st, 2013, the BCC campus hosted an overnight sleepout to highlight the plight of the homeless in our area and raised much needed funds for the local organizations that serve them. The Service Learning Program has thrown its support behind this effort. Our interns got hands-on public relations experience, rallying the student body …
Come Spend a Night on Campus: 2013 BCC Annual Students/Faculty Sleepout for the Homeless
On May 1st, 2013, the BCC campus will host an overnight sleepout to highlight the plight of the homeless in our area and raised much needed funds for the local organizations that serve them. The Service Learning Program has thrown its support behind this effort. Our interns got hands-on public relations experience, rallying the student body to sign up and find sponsors to donate funds, goods and services to this worthy cause. Participation increased fivefold over last year.
Additional fundraising will be part of the Spring Fling activities on campus in May.
A dynamic presence in the State University of New York (SUNY) system, Broome Community College’s history, degree opportunities, exceptional faculty and staff, rich campus life and dedication to learning, excellence, equity, diversity, and innovation, has established the College as a preeminent school that is recognized nationally and globally.
At its inception in 1946, SUNY Broome was firmly rooted in technical and applied sciences, yet the College has grown and adapted to fit the community’s needs. Today, SUNY Broome has become one of New York’s most comprehensive community college, offering its students ever expanding degree opportunities in a variety of fields such as Health Sciences, Science, Technologies, Engineering and Math (STEM) , Liberal Arts and Business and Public Services. With a solid foundation at SUNY Broome, students will be prepared for their pursuit of additional education, or to find job placement in their chosen field.
During a student’s time at SUNY Broome, they are supported by excellent staff and taught by talented, accomplished faculty who offer students plenty of beneficial educational opportunities–such as internships, unique field-trips and other off-campus learning experiences— as well as innovative, flexible online and blended courses.
Located in the historic Susquehanna River Valley, SUNY Broome’s welcoming campus is a place where students can enjoy a full and interesting campus life with a mix of activity that includes 15 varsity sports, intramural programs, Student Assembly, academic and recreational clubs, Fitness Center, Ice Center, playing fields, tennis courts, Cafes and Food Courts. Additionally, since the College is situated only three miles north of Binghamton, students can enjoy the area’s fine and performing arts venues, ethnic cuisine, shopping and sports complexes, as well as find housing in urban, suburban, and rural settings.
Students in the Project Management class were involved in three classroom and real-life learning experiences in conjunction with the Service Learning projects.
The Prime Design Team: Mark, Jason, Chamai, Tim. The group revived the Service Learning Web Site, and linking it to Facebook page for photos and information sharing.
The Project Management Consulting Group: Jeff, Daniel, Sarah, Jennifer, Stephanie, Amber. The group created colorful posters for the Business Division’s students lounge.
The Project Building Group: Spero, Melissa, Greg, Jackie, Qianqian. The group involved with the computer literacy program at Johnson City high school and the Dream Center after school program.
A 2001 UN study shows that IT progress is a more important factor for increased life expectancy than higher incomes or higher education.
– United Nations Development Programme (2001)
Broadly speaking, the term “digital divide” refers to disparities in access to and facility with information technology based on demographic factors such as race, ethnicity, income, education, and gender. Most of the energy put towards this issue focuses on the problem of access to resources and not enough on helping people to acquire the skills necessary to properly utilize IT.
With that in mind, New York Campus Compact, Broome Community College and Binghamton University’s Center for Civic Engagement have come together to launch the Bridging the Digital Divide Project (BDDP). BDDP is a collaborative effort with over 10 community partners whose common goal is to increase access to and training in information technology for local populations of youth living in poverty, the unemployed and under-employed, immigrants and refugees, and the elderly.