Nassau Community College Celebrates Black History Month with Special Programming & the Opening of MWBE Center for Excellence in Entrepreneurship

January 31, 2024 Garden City, NY – Nassau Community College, working in close collaboration with faculty, staff, and students, as well as the Office of Affirmative Action, the Student Activities Office, and the Black History Month committee is celebrating Black History Month (BHM). The College has developed several opportunities for the NCC community and general public to engage in meaningful programming that recognizes, examines, and values the historical legacies of African Americans.  

A Day of Artistic Impression
February 1, 2024
College Center Building, Multipurpose Room
11:30 a.m.
Mashed Intellectual Drum Team; African Head Wraps Workshop; Adult Coloring

Special Showing of The Banker with Samuel L. Jackson for NCC students followed by a panel discussion
February 1, 2024
College Center Building, Room 252/253
Movie at 5:30 p.m.; panel discussion to begin at 7:45 p.m.
A movie highlighting entrepreneurship, banking and economics

National African American Read-In
Open Reading
February 5, 2024
9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
College Center Building, Room 252/253
NCC students, read, sing or perform a work written by their favorite African American author. All are welcome.

Celebrate Black History:  Poetry Reading by Jacqueline Jones LaMon
February 5, 2024
12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
College Center Building, Room 252/253
Jacqueline Jones LaMon is the author of two award-winning collections of poetry as well as a novel. She is the Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Adelphi University.

MWBE Center for Excellence in Entrepreneurship to Open at NCC
Thursday, February 8, 2024
11:30 a.m.
Cluster C, First floor
Through on-campus and online instruction, the MWBE (Minority/Women-Owned Business Enterprise) Center will provide business readiness workshops, financial assessment, one-to-one coaching sessions, and other services and educational programming.
To register for the event, visit

What to Send Up When It Goes Down, by Aleshea Harris, directed by Danielle Criss.
February 9-18, 2024
Little Theater
Evening shows 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinees 2:00 p.m.
Ritual theater that exposes the absurdity of racism through a series of interactive vignettes
exploring the history and legacy of racially-motivated violence.

About the MWBE Center for Excellence in Entrepreneurship  
The MWBE Center for Excellence in Entrepreneurship at Nassau Community College is committed to maximizing contract opportunities for minority/women-owned businesses (MWBEs) and service-disabled veteran-owned businesses (SDVOBs) by offering certification programs, ongoing continuing education, mentoring, one-to-one instruction, training in business readiness and economic development, and networking opportunities. Our primary goal is to help small businesses become MWBE/SDVOB certified and to assist each business with growth and sustainability. The Center welcomes MWBEs with all levels of entrepreneurial experience. 

About Nassau Community College | State University of New York

Nassau Community College, a campus of the State University of New York, provides a comprehensive public college experience designed to transform lives through higher education. Serving 14,000 full-time, part-time and continuing education students, NCC offers more than 80 programs that lead to the associate’s degree or certificate. Through on-campus and online offerings, the College educates local and international students, and boasts 162,000 alumni. Situated on 225 acres in Garden City, Long Island, the college grounds reside in historic Nassau County, one of the most desirable locations to live in the United States and an epicenter for business and careers. Since 1959, NCC has earned a nationwide reputation for academic excellence, affordability, and ease of transferability to four-year schools.  

Media Contact:  Lindsey Angioletti | | C:  (516) 320-0695

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