Coach Panther Partners

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Are you a faculty member, staff or administrator at BMCC? Become a Panther Partner Coach!

Coach Panther Partners are faculty, staff, and administrators who agree to partner with two or more first-generation students for at least one academic semester. Coaches generally meet with their students a few times a semester to check in with them and see if they have any problems adjusting to college life or their courses.

You will receive guidance from the program before becoming a coach. Our Coach Panther Partners have generally found the experience to be very fulfilling and often volunteer again in future semesters.

Contact Ms. Rahana Belle-Jerome, New and First Year Student Programs Specialist (Program Manager of Panther Partners) at We would love to help you with any questions or concerns you may have about the program.