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President's Message
President Perez

Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the Middle States Town Hall Meeting on February 13 from 1 to 2 p.m. in Theater 2. This will be the final college-wide session before the Middle States Self-Study team visits BMCC from March 11 through March 14.

During this event, I will share some thoughts and introduce members of the College’s Steering Committee, who will provide the college community with information regarding the visit and answer questions regarding the self-study.

Your participation is valuable. I look forward seeing everyone at this important gathering.


President Perez

Antonio Pérez


Fulbright Scholar Builds Environmental Awareness Through Art  
BMCC Professor of Art Sarah Haviland will investigate ancient and contemporary human-bird imagery and myth in Taiwanese culture, as the college’s latest Fulbright Scholar. Professor Haviland will travel to Taiwan in August 2018 and teach an intensive workshop that fall at the Taipei National University for the Arts.


Faculty Leadership Fellows Participate in Seminar
The 2018 cohort of the Faculty Leadership Fellows Program at BMCC/CUNY participated in an intensive seminar, January 8-12, engaging with nationally recognized experts on major challenges facing community colleges. The cohort of 15 full-time faculty from 11 departments were nominated by department chairs, past faculty fellows or cabinet members, and selected for criteria including their demonstrated leadership, years of service at BMCC and application statement.


BMCC Professors Discuss the College's Women’s and Gender Studies Program on Study With the Best Episode on CUNY TV
BMCC Professors Brianne Waychoff (pictured above) and Jamie Warren discuss the women’s movement as seen through the CUNY lens on the CUNY TV program Study With the Best. Waychoff says interest in Gender and Women’s Studies courses has been so high, that in Fall 2017, BMCC began offering an Associate in Arts degree in Gender and Women’s Studies, the first program of its kind at a CUNY two-year college.

Akie Bermiss

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center Presents Akie Bermiss
The BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, proudly presents pianist, composer and singer/songwriter Akie Bermiss on February 16 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $21 and available online, at the door, and by phone at (212) 220-1460.


BMCC Faculty Winter Convocation
Faculty Convocation will take place on January 24 at 199 Chambers Street. Breakfast and check-in scheduled at 9:30 a.m. Topics will include service learning, faculty mentored research, critical and creative thinking, flipped classrooms, facilitating difficult dialogues, and more. All BMCC faculty are invited and welcome.

Student to Present Project at AIGA "One in Ten" Lecture Series January 30
Media Arts and Technology major Charlotte Uddfors will be the student warm-up speaker at the upcoming American Institute for Graphic Arts’ (AIGA) One in Ten: Gender Equality in Design event scheduled for January 30 at The New School. Student warm-ups provide undergraduate design students a platform to introduce their work to the AIGA New York community, and give design professionals an opportunity to learn about what’s happening in design programs such as BMCC’s. Uddfors was nominated to the AIGA event by BMCC Media Arts and Technology Professor Janet Esquirol.

Donate to Professional Clothing Drive Through February 2
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,

Apply Now for CUNY Service Corps
Through the CUNY Service Corps, BMCC students—along with CUNY students, faculty and staff—work on projects that improve the 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


New Student Advisement and Registration Available Through January 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. in Room S-108 and Registration is 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Room S-114 at 199 Chambers Street. For more information, contact the Advisement Center, (212) 220-8315.

Making Headlines

Business Management Professor Shirley S. Zaragoza offers insight on credit card debt
Jan. 18, 2018—WalletHub

BMCC Alumnus Jim St. Germain publishes opinion piece “My Message to Trump as a Hatian Immigrant”
Jan. 16, 2018—VICE News

BMCC DACA student joins Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney in calling for permanent legislative solution for Dreamers
Jan. 16, 2018—US House of Representatives

Human Resources

Meet With NYS Deferred Compensation Representative January 19
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 N-599 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 goals? Are you saving enough for retirement? 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.

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
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. 20


Free Accounting Cycle Workshop for Students
Jan. 22

Continuing Education and Workforce Development Open House
Jan. 23


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: Berrios Drops Career-High 28 Points in BMCC Victory Over Roxbury

Baseball Tryouts to be Held January 27 and 28

Women’s Basketball
January 20, BMCC vs. Dutchess Community College (Poughkeepsie)
January 27, BMCC vs. Hostos Community College (Bronx)

Men’s Basketball
January 20, BMCC vs.Dutchess Community College (Poughkeepsie)
January 23, BMCC vs. Monroe Community College (New Rochelle)

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