Faculty News

BMCC English Professor Marguerite Rivas on the Moth stage

March 23, 2023Professor Marguerite Rivas Takes the Moth Stage and Shares the Power of Storytelling

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

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March 23, 2023Two out of Eight Vanguard Awardees Statewide Are BMCC Students Entering Nontraditional Fields

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

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March 15, 2023Women’s HerStory Month Profile: Journalist and Professor Syreeta McFadden Reclaims Narratives that Reveal the Truth of Black Experience

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

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March 7, 2023White-Coat Ceremony Honors Respiratory Therapy Majors

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

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March 1, 2023Resiliency on Her Terms: BMCC Honors Women’s Herstory Month

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

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January 25, 2023“Working on It,” a Spectacular Exhibition of Faculty Art, Opens February 22

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

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October 5, 2022Alumna Domonisa Hurley and Political Science Major Lukas Florczak Author First Books

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

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September 28, 2022BMCC Celebrates Paramedic Graduates and EMT Certificate Recipients

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

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September 20, 2022Amazon Fresh and Amazon Go Donate $100K to BMCC to Reduce Campus Hunger

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

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August 30, 2022Exhibitions by Johannah Herr and Jean-Marc Superville Sovak Open September 15 at Shirley Fiterman Art Center

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.

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August 29, 2022BMCC and International Collaborators Complete First Semester of Black Studies Across the Americas Program

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

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August 25, 2022$605,000 NSF Grant Funds Creation of STEM Track for Psychology Majors

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

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August 24, 2022BMCC Named Lead CUNY College for Cannabis Workforce and Business Development Program

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

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August 24, 2022Five BMCC Professors Awarded a Total of More Than $72K Through CUNY’s Black, Race and Ethnic Studies Initiative

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

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July 25, 2022Online Course Option Offered by Psychology Program

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

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July 14, 2022Trinity Church Wall Street Provides Additional Support for BMCC Dorm Project

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

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June 16, 2022Panther Partner Graduates Celebrate Their Journey

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

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May 19, 2022Political Science Degree Prepares Students to Question and Transform Political Systems and More

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

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May 12, 2022Dr. Odaelys Pollard Joins BMCC as Director of Research Programs

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

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May 10, 2022Five BMCC Community Members Earn Doctoral of Education

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

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