Faculty News

Prof. Jayne Holsinger, Color&Design1, Christina Tse, artist

Opening reception is April 17; exhibition featuring art by close to 300 students runs through May 11.

Filmmakers from Jan Lee to Spike Lee, Anime celebrations, a noodle tasting and much more are offered April 1 through 18.

President Munroe

Presentation highlights apprenticeships, success programs and innovative efforts that build student retention.

Find out where to watch the eclipse, and tips on safe viewing.

The Eastern Sociological Society’s 2024 Annual Meeting was held from February 29 through March 3.

Faculty astrophysicists bring decades of research into black holes and gravitational waves to the project.

Three students at conference

Thanks to NSF grant, BMCC students, alumni and faculty present at 2024 Joint Mathematics Meetings conference in San Francisco.

The exhibition will be on display February 15 through March 23 in BMCC’s Shirley Fiterman Art Center.

Industry experts, faculty and staff gathered to mentor student teams who presented solutions to real-world challenges.

First-generation college students join a welcoming community and support at BMCC.

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Funds will support program that serves justice-impacted, first-generation and low-income students

Breast Cancer Awareness Month recognizes this leading cause of death among Black and Hispanic women.

Kate Walter notes the development of critical thinking courses, the impact of 9/11 and other impactful moments in BMCC’s history.

Partners BMCC, Brooklyn College, Bronx CC, Hostos CC, Kingsborough CC, LaGuardia CC and Kennedy Children’s Center will create ECSE degree programs.

Computer Science major Florian Charles

Florian Charles wins $10K from Garden of Dreams Inspire; Kaya Fader and Amanda Loeung each win $1K as Coca-Cola scholars.

New major began with an NSF-funded curriculum project infusing data science into existing math courses.

Hudson River project presentation

Faculty, staff and students visit wet lab aquarium at Pier 40; students gain positions as field science assistants, research fellows and more.

June is Pride Month in NYC, and BMCC invites the college community to join events citywide, on campus, and more.

A panel of industry experts in filmmaking judged the entries across many genres.

Panelists share strategies for recruiting and sustaining underrepresented students in careers, STEM and other majors.

Faculty-funded awards honor students for their fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry and scholarly writing.

Paperback edition of Eng’s memoir, “Our Laundry, Our Town,” set for September release; book talk for BMCC’s Asian Heritage Month is April 20.

Active chapter members gain research and presentation skills in supportive peer cohort.

Project gives Teacher Education majors insight into building computational literacy into their future classrooms.

BMCC English Professor Marguerite Rivas on the Moth stage

“Between The Rock and a Heart Place” models for students, how writing can be transformational.

Animation and Motion Graphics major Yailenis Rodriguez Diaz and CIS major Diona Peddie defy stereotypes as they pursue tech careers.

Sharing insights from her own writing career, McFadden helped shape the English department’s new journalism concentration.

Event marks the start of the students’ clinical course in a hospital setting.

Panels address topics including reproductive justice and validate women’s activism in many areas.

Innovative works showcase traditional painting, sculpture, installation pieces, photography and more.

Hurley chronicles being a Respiratory Therapist during the COVID-19 pandemic. Florczak’s fiction reflects his travels and military experience.

Event highlights high school seniors dual-enrolled at BMCC, as well as current students and graduates of the Paramedic degree program.

Thousands of students battling food insecurity will benefit from donations of food and equipment this year.

Work examines lives of 17th-century, formerly enslaved residents in what is now NYC, and how World Fairs promoted a utopia that excluded people of color.


Research program, funded by the President’s Fund for Excellence and Innovation, results in course materials on OpenLab.

Graduates will transfer seamlessly into the B.S. in Psychology program at City College of New York.

BMCC and Lehman College receive $2M in state funding to create credentialed pathways to employment in the rapidly expanding cannabis industry.

With awards made possible by the Mellon Foundation, Professors Acosta, Cole, Peck, Rennis and Varghese will develop equity-minded projects.

Students can choose both online and in-person course offerings to complete their degree in a timely manner.

This support follows a $2 million grant from 2021, addressing student homelessness.

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Program provides first-generation students with a one-on-one coach, seminars and supportive cohort community.

Graduates will transfer without loss of credits to Political Science bachelor’s degree programs at Brooklyn College and The City College of New York.

Working closely with faculty and staff, Dr. Pollard will identify funding opportunities and support the growth of scholarly research at BMCC.

Several directors and an adjunct faculty member came together as a cohort to complete their Ed.D. at St. John’s University.

Grant-funded activities engage underrepresented and women students in STEM courses, activities and career paths.

After a decade in the fashion industry, she says computer science presents a new way to transform people’s lives.

Awardees among 30 community college faculty nationwide.

Academic research projects deepen understanding in their respective fields and enhance what they share with students.

In addition, a concentration in Journalism has been added to BMCC’s Writing and Literature major.

Race, Equity, and Inclusion Steering Committee (REI) presents panels and workshops, live and online, Monday, April 4 through Friday, April 8.

Accomplishments by Asians and Asian Americans enrich the fabric of everyday life, and are celebrated in-person and on Zoom throughout April.

Presenters for the April 9 virtual conference are from 33 institutions across CUNY, the U.S., Canada and Spain.

Inductees receive tuition assistance and are expected to complete community service, maintain a high GPA and more.

To address the shortage, the state of New York activated the National Guard to earn EMT certification.

The month’s theme identifies the needs of women and provides ways to support them, taking into account race, ethnicity, religion and other factors.

Having served as Senior Registrar since 2013, Mr. Alam brings extensive experience in financial aid, admissions and other vital services to his new role.

Single mothers, home health aides, the justice-involved, immigrants and others will earn industry certifications, a bridge to college and more.

Cohort model offers dual BMCC/Baruch enrollment with seamless transfer to Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business.

Now teaching at BMCC’s CUNY in The Heights campus, poetry has been part of her classes since 1968, motivating students’ creativity.

Professors who are artists provide insight into artmaking for students.

Led by the Counseling Center in collaboration with the Learning Resource Center and Academic Advisement and Transfer Center, GAINS is a President’s Fund recipient.

Led by Professors Julian Schroeder and Yanni Tournas, students met in BMCC Finance & Banking Club to study and prepare.

Students who complete the program gain credits into Computer Information Systems associate degree program.

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Students underrepresented in STEM will be prepared to enter the BS in Psychology program at CCNY.

Students join on-campus training and online programming, as well as meet with industry professionals.

From these 150 colleges, 10 finalists will be named, then a winner will be announced, Spring 2023.

Through BMCC’s Study Abroad program, Gilman scholars travel around the world, taking faculty-designed courses.

Queensborough College is also part of the partnership that serves Latinx, women and other underrepresented groups.

Events extend now through December, and are virtual with one hybrid event.

Events are back-to-back on Wednesday, October 26, via Zoom.

BMCC’s commitment to Hispanic and low-income students is reflected in the $3 million, Title V Conexiónes program.

Events focused on history, health, identity and more are designed to inspire, inform and strengthen solidarity.

A Journal of the Year of the Pharmacy, created during the COVID-19 pandemic, is accompanied by a series of performances.

BMCC receives $648K, one of six CUNY colleges awarded funds designed to rebuild New York after pandemic.

Student entrepreneurs in any major will join global network and have access to startup resources and more.

Mentored by BMCC professors, the students virtually presented their research projects to field experts and a judge.

On June 16 and 17, events in Theatre II showcase RT and HIT graduates who are entering dynamic healthcare fields.

More than 4,600 graduates receive Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degrees.

Work by renowned artists Mildred Howard and Ned Smyth will be displayed both in the SFAC and nearby Battery Park.

Team led by Professor Mohammad Azhar is developing Virtual Reality applications for autistic children.

Professor Sophie Maríñez

Professors Sophie Maríñez, Ángeles Donoso Macaya and Marci Littlefield are among 28 faculty selected nationwide.

National association honors Dr. Agwu for her dedication to ethnomathematics and student success.

Student and staff in the Ethnic and Race Studies Department office

Students take part in interdisciplinary courses and earn an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree in Ethnic Studies.

Psychology major Amanda Amezquita, Nursing major Dominique Talley and Criminal Justice major Kimberly Vega among 91 scholars.

Film screenings, a poetry contest and dumpling-making competition are among events presented through April 30.

Entrance to BMCC on Chambers Street

Two virtual events; one for faculty and staff, and one for students, reviewed safety measures such as UV technology to sanitize surfaces.

BMCC alumnus Carla Francesca Robles behind the camera.

Founder of the production company Rayoelú Films, she tells the stories of immigrants seeking a better life in NYC.

BMCC Alumnus Jamel Holmes

Jamel Holmes teaches sixth grade in the Bronx high school where he himself graduated in 2008.

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Director of Counseling Neda Hajizadeh and Psychology Professor David Caicedo provide insight on holiday loneliness during the pandemic.

BMCC Alumnus Samuel Adedeji

As a teenager, Samuel Adédèjì (Science, ’10) lived with his family near Bellevue Hospital and dreamed of working there.

BMCC alumnus Kwame Amin

Soon to complete his MBA in Strategic Healthcare Management, Amin plans to focus on healthcare disparities.

African Heritage month logo 2021

From February 3 through 24, speakers, workshops and performances highlight issues and celebrate Afrikan diaspora.

While 2020 was marked by struggle, filing taxes will have a few perks set in motion by the CARES Act.


Academy offers on-campus training and education to universities and community colleges across the country.

BMCC nurses at their pinning ceremony

Video of ceremony includes pinning as well as traditional lighting of Nursing Lamps.

BMCC President Anthony E.Munroe

There is tremendous gratitude, pride, and enthusiasm around the college in light of our receipt of a $30 million unrestricted gift from philanthropist and author MacKenzie Scott.

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Project will enable students to make critical connections across many courses, about issues faced by people lacking basic resources.

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Gift will help establish the President’s Fund for Excellence and Innovation.

BMCC Professor of Social Sciences Komora

The 2020 winners are Professors Cara O’Connor, Kimora, Joel Barker and Jae Ki Lee.

BMCC President Anthony E.Munroe

President Munroe shares a Winter Break and holiday message with the College community.

A teacher reading to a little boy

Professors Jennifer Gilken, Jennifer Longley and Jillian Crosby seek to strengthen course content and career pathways.

As services have gone virtual, the BMCC Counseling Center continues to provide strong support for students, faculty and staff.

BMCC Center for Career Development guides students to build search strategies and skills for the virtual workplace.


Individuals who support BMCC through the #CUNYTuesday Campaign can also serve as a BMCC Champion and help boost donations to the college.

$2 million cooperative grant from U.S. Department of Education enables BMCC to join Hunter College AANAPISI Project (HCAP).

Professors in Health Education, Nursing, Allied Health Sciences and Ethnic Studies join virtual gathering.

Interim President Karrin E. Wilks and Incoming President Anthony E. Munroe frame the direction BMCC is heading.

Artwork will be viewed through large street-front windows on Barclay Street, Park Place and West Broadway.

Faculty reflect on their experience teaching online in Spring 2020, as they prepare for the fall.

Top academic achievers across many disciplines and majors are celebrated in annual event.

Funds support students who — despite a pandemic and abrupt switch to distance learning — continue to thrive.

Brianna T. Codner, a Media Center audio technician, volunteers with a community fridge in Harlem.

The COVID-19 pandemic did not prevent BMCC from celebrating the achievements of its 2020 graduates.

Moving to the New York area in 2016, her first goal was to learn English.

Once community is created in a virtual setting, students are better able to connect with course content.

Shirley Fiterman Art Center presents student painting, sculpture, drawing, photography and digital design.

More than 50 BMCC students present their research posters, culminating their close work with faculty scientists.

Despite the pandemic and hurdles of distance learning, BMCC advances equity and student success.

Working with a financial startup in Fiji, he became committed to supporting individuals less well versed in finance.

Graduates prepared to work in hospitals where three to five more patients are being treated with ventilators.

More than 100 faculty and staff attend; many share their experience teaching and working in a pandemic.

Funding will enable BMCC to provide HSE and associate degree courses at Otisville Correctional Facility.

Prestigious national award provides up to $40,000 a year toward the recipient’s bachelors degree.

BMCC is among nine CUNY colleges with ASAP programs recognized by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard University.

Funds will directly assist students from communities that are disproportionately affected by the pandemic.

Opening on Instagram and the BMCC website, exhibition includes painting, sculpture, photography and other original artwork.

Irena Butcher attended her pinning ceremony, contracted the virus and had two weeks to study for the national licensing exam.

Working weekend shifts in Level 1 Trauma Centers for 22 years helped prepare Jordan for pandemic response care.

“Students are relying on us to help them and we have to take care of ourselves so we can do that,” Rennis says.

Campus Planning and Facilities essential staff continue supporting the college community, including critical distribution areas on main campus.

BMCC responds to CUNY request for assistance relocating students from residences around New York City.

BMCC Professor Abel Navarro leads a team that blends public health awareness, environmental engineering and bioremediation.

Claudia Melo (Science, 2019), now at Brooklyn College, began investigating bacterial and viral properties at BMCC.

NYC hospitals respond to the flood of corona-related calls by moving staff, including Monica Mezarina, to call centers.

Annual event presents new artwork by professors in the BMCC Art Foundations Program.

The BMCC TPAC Family Season opens February 22 with Pete the Cat for ages three to eight.

Faculty Leadership Fellows Program at BMCC recognized in national award for community colleges.

CUNY Start accorded highest evaluation standard by What Works Clearinghouse of U.S. Department of Education.

BMCC cheer squad shows off sportsmanship, focus and talent at 2019 CUNYAC cheerleading competition.

students holding their certificates from Out in Two program

Founded by former BMCC President Antonio Pérez, the scholarship program provides a bridge to students’ academic goals.

Blending remedial and college-level instruction is one successful approach being brought to scale at BMCC and across the country.

L-R: Antonio Perez, Jim Berg, Jose Fernandez Romero, Brenda Lagares, Daniel Torres, Marawan Elzoeiry, Christine Farias, [...]
May 2, 2018 In June 24, 1966, BMCC held its first commencement exercises. President Murray H. [...]
May 2, 2018 The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Writing and Literature program recognized outstanding student writers [...]
April 25, 2018 On May 10, Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) will celebrate faculty and [...]
In center: Professor Roderick S. Snipes, one of 41 BMCC faculty recipients of PSC-CUNY awards April [...]
L-R: BMCC President Antonio Perez and former BMCC President Joshua L. Smith April 17, 2018 Dr. [...]
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April 3, 2018 Faculty at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) teach and mentor students, conduct [...]
Recently tenured and promoted faculty at reception in Shirley Fiterman Art Center September 29, 2017 The [...]
BMCC faculty starting Fall 2017 August 29, 2017 This Fall 2017, 38 professors are joining the [...]
August 3, 2017 As a finance intern at Synchronoss, BMCC Accounting major Anthony Nuñez turned classroom [...]
BMCC offers new media arts, as well as CIS, Economics, Art, Linguistics and Mathematics courses. August [...]
BMCC and other CUNY students present research projects at the 2017 CRSP Symposium. August 1, 2017 [...]
January 31, 2017 The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Office of Academic Affairs hosted the [...]
January 26, 2017 Academic Literacy and Linguistics Professor Sharon Avni and Science Professor Abel Navarro have [...]
(Left to right): Judy Eng, Jim Berg, Doris Holz, Brenda Vollman, Francisca Campos, Richard Brown (American [...]
December 14, 2016 The BMCC Teaching Academy, a professional development program, creates small learning communities of [...]
October 25, 2016 The Teacher Education department of The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) will [...]
September 16, 2016 Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) will host Transcending Punishment: An Interdisciplinary Conference [...]
BMCC Professor of Science Quinn Minor September 14, 2016 “If there were no dark matter, life [...]
August 31, 2016 Is the so-called “Freshman 15” an urban myth? Is it true that college [...]
August 29, 2016 Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) has received a $770,000 grant from the [...]
L-R: Dr. Jean Wells (Howard University), Karlyn Hayes (Student, Santa Monica College), Mariam Gouem (Student, Bronx [...]
August 25, 2016 On Saturday, August 20 in Fiterman Hall, 21 BMCC students presented summaries of [...]
Francisco de la Cruz, BMCC student who has benefited from SUNY MEOC's TRIO program. August 23, [...]
Professor Quinn Minor, one of 36 faculty awarded PSC CUNY awards August 12, 2016 Thirty-six Borough [...]
August 9, 2016 Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) welcomes Gina Cherry as the new Academic [...]
July 11, 2016 Rosemarie Reed is an adjunct professor at BMCC and filmmaker whose biographical documentaries [...]
June 13, 2016 BMCC faculty bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise from a variety of [...]
May 19, 2016 The first BMCC Distinguished Teaching Awards were presented at a reception on Thursday, [...]
Professor Sophie Marinez is one of six awardees of the CUNY 2016-2017 Faculty Fellowship. May 4, [...]
April 27, 2016 Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) has received a $285,000 award from the [...]
April 21, 2016 The annual Faculty and Staff Recognition ceremony and luncheon was held April 21 [...]
BMCC students volunteer at organ donation awareness event April 14, 2016 BMCC Health Education Professor Sophia [...]
April 14, 2016 Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) just received a National Endowment for the [...]
Fulbright Professor Cynthia Wiseman April 4, 2016 At Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY), faculty are [...]
March 23, 2016 The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Modern Languages Department is getting ready [...]
February 26, 2016 Each day, millions of people make their way through New York City’s bus, [...]
MIddle states meeting February 11, 2016 On February 5, 2016, BMCC launched its Middle States decennial [...]
January 27, 2016 Faculty artists at Borough of Manhattan Community College/The City University of New York [...]
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January 27, 2016 Professor Tom Means of the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Modern Languages [...]
Prof. Jeff Gonzalez, who along with professors Christa Baiada, John Beaumont and Nancy Derbyshire has been [...]
December 10, 2015 Borough of Manhattan Community College, The City University of New York (BMCC/CUNY) Assistant [...]
BMCC Professor Lisa Rose December 8, 2015 Before she enrolled at BMCC in Spring 2014, human [...]
October 27, 2015 Since 1992, BMCC Professor of Science Chiaki Yanagisawa has been part of an [...]
October 14, 2015 Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) English as a Second Language Instructor Denizo [...]
Professor K.E. Saavik Ford and student Ricardo Nunes July 28, 2015 Ricardo Nunes was a medical [...]
Black Kite Bench by Professor Sarah Haviland June 22, 2015 BMCC art professor Sarah Haviland exhibited [...]
BMCC Professor Rachel Torres and Vanderbilt University Professor Derek Griffith June 3, 2015 This past March, [...]
May 21, 2015 Two BMCC English professors, Cheryl J. Fish and Jami Carlacio, will be spending [...]
May 13, 2015 The U.S. Census Bureau projects that by the year 2050, the number of [...]
The 2015 student winners with their mentors. April 28, 2015 To find out what students are [...]
BMCC math professor David Allen and his team create an algorithm to generate randomness, and push [...]

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