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Children and Youth Studies

BMCC Introduces Children and Youth Studies Associate Degree Program  
“This area of study will serve students who envision themselves becoming a child psychologist, pediatric nurse, youth counselor or in another related field,” says Professor of English Chamutal Noimann, who is coordinating the program through the BMCC English Department.


Faculty Convocation Highlights Instructional Design for Equity and Student Success
The second annual Winter Faculty Convocation was held on January 24. This day of panels and workshops presented topics that ranged from improving student reading comprehension to spatial thinking across the curriculum. The theme of the day’s events was spelled out during a morning address in Theater 1 from Provost Karrin E. Wilks. She framed her remarks around three key elements: designing for equity, designing a culture of care, and designing for progress and momentum.

Goldman Sachs

Students Address Business Challenges Through Goldman Sachs College Collaborative Program
Throughout the Spring 2018 semester, a cohort of 10 BMCC students will meet with student cohorts from three other colleges to address theoretical business challenges. In the process, they will be coached by Goldman Sachs executives, and in May they will present their projects at the Goldman Sachs offices in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Middle State BMCC Community invited to attend Middle State Town Hall,
Feb. 13

BMCC students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) Town Hall, February 13, from 1-2 p.m. in Theater 2. The purpose of the Town Hall is to update students, faculty and staff on the status of the College’s MSCHE institutional self-study. This transparent self-appraisal process examines how BMCC meets or exceeds the MSCHE Standards for Accreditation. It focuses on the College’s mission and goals, and makes recommendations for improvement.
Go, Dog. Go!

P.D. Eastman’s Classic Go, Dog. Go! Comes to Life
BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center proudly presents the next event in the 2017-2018 Family Series Season: Go, Dog. Go!, on February 17 at 1:30 p.m. Go, Dog. Go! brings the adventures of P.D. Eastman’s book to life in a frolicking musical dog party. Tickets are $30 or $12 for 10Club Members and can be purchased by calling Ticketing Services, (212) 220-1460, online or by visiting the Box Office at 199 Chambers Street, Tuesday through Saturday from 12 to 6 p.m.

BMCC Commons BMCC Commons: The Impact of BMCC Students on Their Communities
The Spring 2018 Commons is now available online. This issue features stories of student involvement in their communities, from helping to gather data that impacts the usage of public green spaces in Battery Park City, to reading to children in the BMCC Early Childhood Center. This issue also highlights the support students can find at BMCC Single Stop, and other resources. BMCC Commons is produced by the Office of Public Affairs.
Out In Two Out in Two Scholarship Applications Accepted Now Through February 1
The BMCC Out in Two program provides eligible students with $1,600 toward tuition for three consecutive semesters plus $200 in book stipends, priority registration, a dedicated academic advisor and more. Out in Two scholars are part of a vibrant, supportive community of high-achieving peers and supportive staff and faculty. Applicants must have completed at least 12 credits by Spring 2018, with a GPA of at least 3.0. For more information, contact
Single Stop Single Stop Offers Services to Students to Combat Food Insecurity and More  
The BMCC Single Stop Office provides services and resources to help students address barriers that prevent them from attending and completing school. Single Stop provides this service in collaboration with both internal and external partners. All services are free and include: SNAP Food Stamps; Health Insurance, Legal Services, Financial Counseling and Tax Preparation. For more information contact the Single Stop Office at: (212) 220-8195.

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
Student applications for the 2018-2019 BMCC CUNY Service Corps cohort are now open. Through the CUNY Service Corps, BMCC students—along with CUNY students, faculty and staff—join projects to 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 for $15 an hour, and in some cases, earn college credit. The application priority deadline is February 16 and final deadline is March 11. For more information contact BMCC Campus Manager, Lisa O’Connor:

BMCC Encourages a Discriminatory Free Learning Environment: Resources Available
BMCC is committed to ensuring a discriminatory free environment, where all persons are treated fairly and with respect regardless of his/her protected status. The Office of Compliance & Diversity is dedicated to promoting an open and inclusive environment, addressing complaints as they arise, creating programs which promote diversity and awareness and ensuring that the college complies with all applicable policies and laws. Resources available to educate the BMCC Community include sexual assault and harassment prevention: CUNY’s Enough is Enough, BMCC Title IX page, City University of New York Policy on Sexual Misconduct and the Students’ Bill of Rights. If you have any questions, contact Michael Hutmaker, Dean for Student Affairs, at (212) 220-8130 or, or Odelia Levy, Chief Diversity Officer, at (212) 220-1236 or

2018 Asian Heritage Committee Invites BMCC Community Members to Planning Meeting
BMCC faculty and staff are invited to attend a planning meeting for Asian Heritage Month, on February 7 at 12 noon at 199 Chamber Street, Room S-510D (the CETLS room). The Asian Heritage Committee is a multi-ethnic group of colleagues whose purpose is to highlight the Asian and Asian-American experience and encourage understanding among all groups. For more information, contact Dean Erwin Wong,

College Communications Guidelines and Procedures Available
The BMCC Office of Public Affairs increases awareness of BMCC’s mission and promotes the accomplishments of students, faculty and staff through platforms such as social media, publications, the College website and public relations. The office also serves as a liaison between members of the College community and the media. The College Communications Guidelines and Procedures outlines how to work with the Office of Public Affairs to promote your events, programs and success stories in an effective manner. Learn more online or call (212) 346-8501.

Star Fish College Starfish Retention Solutions Available
BMCC has launched Starfish Retention Solutions to support graduation and retention efforts at the college. The Starfish platform centralizes communication between students and the areas that support them. Through Starfish, faculty and staff can submit student referrals, early alerts, progress surveys, and recognize student accomplishments, among other features. Through Starfish, students can make advisor appointments and receive feedback from faculty.

Late Advisement and Registration: January 27 – February 2
Advising staff and faculty will be on hand to welcome BMCC students and help ensure their successful enrollment. Advisement is in Room S-108 and Registration is in Richard Harris Terrace. For more information, contact the Advisement Center, (212) 220-8315.

Making Headlines

BMCC Academic Literacy Chair Katherine Figueroa featured in article about innovative new approaches to ESL programs
Jan. 24, 2018—University Business

Former BMCC professor featured in article about life-changing career training
Jan. 18, 2018—The Asbury Press

Human Resources
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).

Continuing Education Open House
Jan. 25

Tax Prep

Free Tax Prep Help from Single Stop
Jan. 29 through Apr. 17

Free U.S. Citizenship Application Assistance
Feb. 2


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 Completes Season Sweep of Dutchess to Extend Win Streak

Dublin Leads BMCC to 10th Straight Win

Lady Panthers Defense Holds Wave to 36 Points

Start Here. Go Anywhere. Five BMCC Baseball Players Move on to Four-Year Programs

Women’s Basketball
Jan. 27, BMCC vs. Hostos Community College (Bronx)
Jan. 30, BMCC vs. Bronx Community College (Bronx)

Men’s Basketball
Jan. 27, BMCC vs. Hostos Community College (Bronx)
Jan. 30, BMCC vs. Bronx Community College (Bronx)

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