Metropolitan College of New York Unveils State-of-the-Art Bronx Campus

Metropolitan College of New York Unveils State-of-the-Art Bronx Campus

 

In a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by college officials, students, alumni, community leaders and elected officials, Metropolitan College of New York officially opened its new Bronx campus. Located in the Triangle Plaza Hub, a new, mixed commercial project that is at the heart of redevelopment in the South Bronx, the area is experiencing an economic rebound after decades of decline.

 
“MCNY Bronx was designed with students and the greater community in mind,” MCNY President Dr. Vinton Thompson said. “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 26,000 sq. ft. facility has the capacity to serve over 500 students and solidifies MCNY’s footprint in the Bronx. It 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. shared his pride.

 

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Bronx Borough President Rubin Diaz Jr., Board of Trustees Chair Charles Armstrong, Council Member Rafael Salamanca and others inaugurate the new campus of the Metropolitan College of New York.

 

“They 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 aims to create permanent jobs for faculty members, administrators and support staff. The college also plans to contribute to the development of the South Bronx workforce, mobilizing graduates from neighboring areas to work and invest in their own community.

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