Department of Student Life

The Department of Student Life is part of the Student Affairs Division at BMCC. In Student Life, faculty/counselors provide academic assistance and support for all students at the college.

Department Chair

Marva Craig

Marva Craig
Vice President for Student Affairs
Room S-350C
(212) 220-8132
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James Blake

Professor James Blake

Education: M.S.W., Columbia University, B.S., Chemistry, North Carolina Central University.
Areas of Interest: Student Centered program development: Founder of the BMCC Honor Society of Black Student Scholars, Co-founder of the BMCC Each One Reach One Mentoring Program, Faculty Advisor to student clubs and organizations, Student Advocacy and Activism, faculty Diversity .
College Committees: Academic Senate, Academic Standing Committee, Department P&B Committee, Black History Month Committee, President of the BMCC Black Faculty and Staff Association

Precious Sellars-Mulhern

Dr. Precious Sellars-Mulhern

Education: PhD, New York University; MEd, Teachers College – Columbia University; BA, Atlantic Union College. Licensed (Counseling) Psychologist in New York State. Certified HeartMath Practitioner (emWave Biofeedback).
Areas of Interest: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist (CBT), Goal-Focused Brief Counseling/Coaching, Meditation, Mindfulness Contemplative Practices, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Spiritual Empowerment.
Memberships: American Psychological Association, American Counseling Association, American College Counseling Association.
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Erica J. Seidel

Dr. Erica J. Seidel

Education: Psy.D., M.A., Widener University – Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology; B.A., University of Delaware. New York State Licensed Psychologist; New York State Certified School Psychologist.
Memberships: New York State Psychological Association, American Counseling Association and American College Counseling Association.

Vanessa Rozzelle

Professor Vanessa Rozzelle

College Discovery Program
Education: M.A., Counseling Psychology and M.Ed., Vocational and Rehabilitation Counseling, Teachers College, Columbia University. Licensed Professional Counselor.
Memberships: American Counseling Association and American College Counseling Association.