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Solar Panels

BMCC Solar Panels Highlighted by New York 1  
Scott Anderson, Vice President of Administration and Planning, was interviewed by New York 1 on January 8 to talk about the recent solar panel project. The BMCC solar array is now the largest public photovoltaic facility on Manhattan island, and has the added distinction of being the first vertical solar facility in all of New York City according to The New York Power Authority.

Visual Language Learning the Visual Language of Art 
An exhibition featuring the work of student artists in Painting Studio III (ART 374) and Painting Studio IV (Independent Study, ART 903) courses is on display now through February 7 in the Theatre 1 Breezeway Gallery at 199 Chambers Street.

Paramedic Students from Japan Visit BMCC Paramedic Program
On December 19, paramedic students from the Ota Academy, Ota City, Gunma Prefecture, Japan, visited the BMCC Paramedic Program. President Antonio Pérez and Provost Karrin Wilks welcomed the guests and BMCC paramedic staff David Mader, Josephine Kwok, Randy Li and Paul Arriaga guided them through the BMCC Paramedic training facility and simulation lab. Program Director Gene Iannuzzi also facilitated a meeting in which the visitors met with BMCC's Paramedic students. “It was a great opportunity and a memorable experience for both school’s students and staff alike,” Iannuzzi said.

TPAC BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center (TPAC) Presents Jazz in Progress: The Next Faces of Jazz 
The winner and two finalists of the DC Jazz Festival’s DCJazzPrix emerging band competition—AMP Trio featuring Tahira Clayton, the Ernest Turner Trio and SULA— will perform at 7:30 p.m. on February 10, February 24 and March 30, respectively, at the BMCC TPAC, 199 Chambers Street. Tickets are $30 ($20 for students and seniors). Visit the Box Office at 199 Chambers Street; Tuesday through Saturday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., call Ticketing Services, (212) 220-1460 or visit BMCC TPAC.
Waters Emerging Leader Award Goes to Kristin Waters  
Kristin Waters. Director of Enrollment Management, is one of five recipients nationwide to receive the Emerging Leader Award from the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), a non-profit association with more than 11,000 higher education professionals from approximately 2,600 institutions in more than 40 countries. The award will be presented at the 2018 AACRAO Annual Meeting in Orlando. "This award is presented to professionals who have, early in their career, made an exceptional or unique contribution which demonstrates promise as a future AACRAO leader,” says Corinne MacIntire, AACRAO Associate Director of Membership & Awards, in her congratulatory letter to Waters. "We thank you for inspiring the profession as role a model and change agent.”

Distinguished Teaching Awards Nominations Open Through February 15
Any member of the BMCC community, including students, may nominate eligible faculty for the 2018 Distinguished Teaching Award. Read details on how to nominate a faculty member, eligibility, selection criteria and more. Deadline is February 15.

Donate to Professional Clothing Drive
The Center for Career Development is collecting gently used professional clothing at 199 Chambers Street, Room S-342, through February 2. This resource will help students put their best foot forward, at the Spring Career Fair scheduled March 7 in the BMCC gymnasium. For more information, contact Thierry Thesatus,

Shooter Active Shooter/Hostile Intruder Presentation
The BMCC Public Safety Department and NYPD Counter Terrorism Group invite faculty, staff and students to attend a 90-minute presentation on surviving an event involving an active shooter/hostile intruder. The session will be January 16 at 10 a.m. in the Hudson Room, S-249 at 199 Chambers Street. For more information, contact Public Safety at (212) 220-8000, Ext. 6331.

CUNY Service Corps: Student Applications Open: Deadline February 16 and March 11
Through the CUNY Service Corps, BMCC students—along with CUNY students, faculty and staff—work on projects that improve the short- and long-term civic, economic and environmental sustainability of communities in New York City. Service placements last 24 weeks over two semesters. Participants work 12-hours per week. They are paid $15/hour, and in some instances earn college credit. Student applications for the BMCC CUNY Service Corps cohort 2018-2019 are now open. The priority deadline is February 16 and final deadline is March 11. For more information contact BMCC Campus Manager, Lisa O’Connor at

Upward Bound

Upward Bound Enhances Website  
The BMCC Upward Bound Project has enhanced its website to include more information about workshops and services. In Upward Bound, eligible high school students participate in educational, cultural and social activities including campus tours at SUNY, CUNY and private colleges. Designed to increase the rate at which high school students enroll in and graduate from colleges and universities, Upward Bound also offers SAT prep, Regents reviews for English, math and science, and academic tutoring. For more information, call (212) 346-8458.


New Student Advisement and Registration Available: January 11–19
Advising staff and faculty are excited to welcome BMCC students and help ensure their successful enrollment. Advisement is 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Registration is 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Room S-108 (advising) and Room S-114 (registration) at 199 Chambers Street. For more information, contact the Advisement Center, (212) 220-8315.

Making Headlines

BMCC Theatre major recalls painful childhood memories in feature story
Jan. 9, 2018—The New York Times

Orchard Collegiate Academy principal Miles Doyle cites partnership with BMCC and NYU
Jan. 9, 2018—Your News

Spectrum NY1 interviews BMCC VP Scott Anderson in broadcast from BMCC rooftop solar project
Jan. 8, 2018—Spectrum NY1

BMCC President Antonio Pérez featured in article about Puerto Rico recovery
Jan. 8, 2018—Education Dive

BMCC business major and award-winning drummer featured
Jan. 5, 2018—Zambia Daily Mail Limited

BMCC alumni Jim St. Germain to speak at the Wooster School about his book A Stone of Hope
Jan. 4, 2018—Patch Connecticut

BMCC alumni featured among students benefiting from Excelsior Scholarship
Dec. 22, 2017—The Bronx Chronicle

Former BMCC media professor Syeus Mottel featured for documentation of geodesic domes
Dec. 20, 2017—ArtNews

Liberal Arts Graduate featured for overcoming adversity
Dec. 18, 2017—The New York Times

Professor Geoffrey Kurtz addresses the shrinking of CUNY teaching load
Dec. 14, 2017—The Chief

Human Resources
King College Closed Monday, January 15 for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day  
Instructional and Managerial Staff are excused without charge to leave balances. Blue and White Collar, and Skilled Trades employees will observe a regularly scheduled holiday. Hourly employees will be paid based on time worked only. To check for other important dates, visit the Winter 2018 and Spring 2018 BMCC calendars.

Meet With NYS Deferred Compensation Representative
Will your pension and social security be enough? Learn about retirement planning with the New York State Deferred Compensation Plan 475 (b). Stop by on January 19, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in 599P at 199 Chambers Street, to meet with Account Executive Lettitia Passley and ask questions, review your account or enroll. Be sure to make an appointment: (845) 420-0040, and bring your paystub and/or quarterly statement.

TIAA Meet on Campus With a TIAA Financial Consultant
Are your TIAA investments the right mix, to meet your retirement goals? To discuss these and other questions, meet with TIAA financial consultant January 26, February 7, February 22, March 7, March 22, April 3, April 19, May 1, May 17, May 30 and June 6. Space is limited, so RSVP online or call 800-732-8353 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Employee Newsletter Features Health, Career and Relationship Tips
The Deer Oaks Employee Newsletter includes information on an online seminar, "Everything in Its Place: Getting Organized" and articles such as "Ten Little Things That Can Make a Big Difference in Your Marriage.” For more information, contact Deer Oaks EAP Services: (855) 492-3633 or

Professional Development Opportunities for BMCC Employees

  • The CUNY Professional Development and Learning Management (PDLM) Office offers a wide range of workshops for managers, frontline staff and others, February 2 through June 15. The cost is $70 per person, per day of training. Half-day desktop technology courses are $15, or $25 for two half-day sessions taken the same day.
  • The Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) Citywide Training Center (CTC) offers professional development courses and learning services that focus on software skills, management competencies and more. The cost is $125 to $2,500 per person, per day of training.
  • No-shows from both PDLM and DCAS courses are charged unless an eligible alternate attends in their place. Space is limited, so submit your training request now. For more information, contact Maria Deckinger, or (212) 220-1496.
Alumni and Donors

Theatre Alumna Joins Hamilton Tour
Danielle Nyla Sostre (Theatre, ’17), has been named principle actress, assuming the character Peggy Schulyer/Maria in the second national tour of the hit Broadway musical, Hamilton: An American Musical tour.

Why You Need a Will and the Importance of Estate Planning
BMCC faculty and staff are invited to attend an information session on wills, estate planning, probate and medicaid planning led by Certified Financial Planner and attorney Daniel A. Timins. The event is February 6 from 12 noon to 2 p.m. in the Fiterman Hall Conference Center, Room 1302. A light lunch will be served. Please RSVP to Phillip A. Keefe, Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving at (212) 346-8650 or

Miosotis Familia BMCC Remembers Alumna; Establishes Miosotis Familia Public Service Memorial Scholarship Fund
Miosotis Familia (Liberal Arts, ’09) served as a law enforcement officer in the New York Police Department for 12 years — a career that came to a tragic end when she was shot in the line of duty on the night of July 4, 2017. To carry on her legacy, The Miosotis Familia Public Service Memorial Scholarship Fund will provide scholarships to students in the BMCC Human Services and Criminal Justice programs. Please click here to join BMCC's efforts to honor Miosotis Familia; a mother, law enforcement professional and alumna of BMCC.  

Make a Difference in Students’ Lives: Faculty and Staff Campaign
The faculty and staff of BMCC support our students in countless ways, every single day. That support includes contributing to the BMCC Foundation Scholarship Fund. Your support of the Faculty and Staff Campaign makes a significant difference in our students’ lives. There are three easy ways to give:

  • Make a donation online.
  • Text your donation to BMCC at (646) 876-2622.
  • Send your check, payable to the BMCC Foundation, via interoffice mail to the Office of College Development, F-1330. (Please note, you can designate your donation to your department).

CUNY Assessment Test Workshop
Jan. 13, Jan. 17 and Jan. 18

Prep Session for CUNY Math Assessment Test
Jan. 18

Prep Session for CUNY Writing and Reading Assessment Test
Jan. 18


BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center Listings


Center for Career Development Events


Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Scholarship Events


Center for Continuing Education and Workforce Development Events


Panther Pride

Weekend Recap: BMCC Outlasts Schenectady in Saturday Doubleheader

Baseball Tryouts to be Held January 27 and 28

CUNYAC Community College Men’s Basketball Report, Week 6

Women’s Basketball
January 16, BMCC vs. Nassau Community College (Garden City, NJ)

Men’s Basketball
January 13, BMCC vs. Roxbury Community College (HOME)
January 16, BMCC vs. Kingsborough Community College (HOME)
January 18, BMCC vs. Rockland Community College (Suffern, NY)

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