WHAT:   Grand Opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for MCNY’s new Bronx campus

Hosted by:  Dr. Vinton Thompson, President, MCNY & Mercedes Melendez, Director, MCNY Bronx Extension Center

WHO:  Ruben Diaz, Jr., Bronx Borough President, Rafael Salamanca, Jr.,  District 17 Councilmember, Carmen E. Arroyo,  District 84 Assemblywoman, Cedric Lofton, District Manager, Bronx Community Board 1

 WHEN:  Thursday, September 8th, 9:00am

 WHERE:  Metropolitan College of New York, 463 East 149th Street, Bronx, New York

WHY:  MCNY’s new Bronx location is the anchor of Triangle Plaza Hub, a new, mixed commercial project that is a center piece of redevelopment in the South Bronx, an economically distressed area that is rebounding after decades of decline. MCNY’s new 26,000 sq. ft. state of the art campus has the capacity to serve over 500 students and helps the college grow and solidify its footprint in the Bronx.

The Bronx site will feature seventeen classrooms, 3 computer labs and a multipurpose conference space that will allow the college to host large events to make the campus and integral part of the local community. The new facility will include public assembly spaces that will provide unprecedented opportunities for MCNY students to interact with the community and host many unique programs on campus.


Along with MCNY President Vinton Thompson, Bronx Director Mercedes Melendez and local elected officials, current members of the faculty and student body will be on site. Tours of the new campus will also be available.

Contact: Brian Franklin, 703-201-3875, bfranklin@thewakemanagency.com

 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.