Resolution J1081-2013

Commending Kingsborough Community College of Brooklyn, New York, upon the occasion of being ranked the third best community college nationwide

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  • Apr 17, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 17, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Apr 3, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commending  Kingsborough  Community  College of
Brooklyn, New York, upon the occasion of being  ranked  the  third  best
community college nationwide

WHEREAS,  The State of New York is renowned for its centuries-old tradi-
tion of excellence and diversity in education and for the place of para-
mount importance which education holds for the people of the State; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative  Body  to  recognize  and
commend  institutions of commitment and high achievement, such as Kings-
borough Community College, whose purpose and endeavor are  dedicated  to
the pursuit of excellence in education and service to its community; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant  to such concern and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly  proud  to  commend
Kingsborough  Community College of Brooklyn, New York, upon the occasion
of being ranked the third best community college nationwide; and
  WHEREAS, Located on Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn, Kingsborough  Community
College  has  been recognized as the third best community college in the
country by the Aspen Institute, a leading philanthropic think tank;  the
institution  ranked  above  a pool of more than 1,000 community colleges
across the country because of its high rate of  transfers  to  four-year
schools among its largely minority student base; and
  WHEREAS,  Sixty  percent  of Kingsborough Community College's students
transfer to four-year colleges,  which  is  more  than  double  the  26%
national  average;  the  Aspen Institute reviewed every college's gradu-
ation rate-especially among minority and low-income students along  with
the number of students who found jobs after graduating; and
  WHEREAS,  Kingsborough  Community  College  students  earn a desirable
income five years after  graduating;  in  addition,  61%  of  first-time
students  receive  national  Pell grants, and 64% of the 39,000 students
annually are people of color; and
  WHEREAS, Kingsborough Community College may take  just  pride  in  its
history  of  quality  leadership,  teaching,  achievement  and community
support, acquiring special accomplishments, and bequeathing a legacy  of
excellence and service for present and future generations; and
  WHEREAS,  Kingsborough  Community College stands prepared to reach out
in earnest and enthusiastic quest of its mission, proudly aware  of  its
history  and  planning with vision and purpose to meet the challenges of
the future; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
commend  Kingsborough  Community College of Brooklyn, New York, upon the
occasion of being ranked the third best  community  college  nationwide;
and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Kingsborough Community College.

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