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BMCC Preparing New Generation of Healthcare Professionals
BMCC is preparing students to take advantage of rapid job growth in New York’s health care sector. Two medical coding courses taught within the Health Information Technology program of the Allied Health Sciences Department have been updated to reflect changing industry standards. Another course, an advanced seminar on contemporary health issues offered through the Health Education Department, has been updated to address issues such as the rollback of the Affordable Care Act and topics including genetically modified food.

State of the College

State of the College Address Set for March 7
The BMCC Community is invited to join President Antonio Pérez as he delivers the State of the College Address on Tuesday March 7, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Theatre 2, 199 Chambers Street. This important annual event celebrates the dedication of BMCC students, faculty and staff, and recognizes our college’s achievements and commitment to equity and social justice.

BMCC Strengthens Energy Conservation Efforts
By embarking on a series of energy-efficient capital projects, BMCC has reduced its annual carbon footprint by 3,306 metric tons and saved $1.8 million each year in energy costs. Projects for 2017 include two mechanized pool covers; the installation of 916 photovoltaic panels and a $22 million capital projects program in HVAC retrofits and replacements of three-decades-old chillers, air handlers, pumps and returns. To learn more, click here.


BMCC Faculty Show Opens
“RE:SEARCH,” an exhibition of recent faculty art, opened at BMCC with a reception on Wednesday, February 22 in the Shirley Fiterman Art Center, 81 Barclay Street in Lower Manhattan. BMCC faculty were recognized for their artistic techniques and styles. The exhibit will be on display through April 1, 2017.


Women's Herstory Month Opens With a Conference, March 2
Women’s Herstory Month will kick off at BMCC with a conference, “Women Leading & Women Rising,” set for Thursday, March 2 in various locations throughout BMCC’s main campus at 199 Chambers Street. A month-long series of events will follow, to be announced.

Teacher Ed

Students Explore Options at Teacher Education Day
BMCC’s Second Annual Teacher Education Day was held in Richard Harris Terrace at 199 Chambers Street on February 21. Sponsored in part by the Perkins Initiative and BMCC Provost Karrin Wilks, the event presented panels to introduce BMCC students to Teacher Education programs in Early Childhood, Childhood, Bilingual Childhood, Secondary, Music and School Health Education. The keynote address was delivered by Rachel Theilheimer, Emeritus Professor and former Chairperson of the BMCC Teacher Education Department. The event featured speakers including Raedell Wallace, Director of the CUNY Professional Development Institute, and groups such as NYC Men Teach.


Actors to Read Student Work from BMCC Time Warner Screenwriting Course
On March 2 at 7:00 p.m. in BMCC Theatre 2, professional actors will read excerpts from screenplays and TV pilot scripts created by BMCC students selected as Fellows in the Time Warner Screenwriting Course. The program launched in Fall 2016 and was led by BMCC Professor George Stevenson. The Screenwriting Fellows met for 14 Saturdays to develop their drafts. Thanks to generous funding from the Time Warner Foundation, they were provided with free transportation, lunch, books and film costs, as well as screenwriting software and laptop computers. This event is free and open to the public.


BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center Presents Theatreworks USA’s The Lightning Thief
BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center (BMCC TPAC) proudly presents The Lightning Thief on Sunday, March 19 at 1:30 p.m. This TheatreWorks USA production tells the story of Percy Jackson, suspected of stealing Zeus’s lightning bolt, and is part of BMCC TPAC’s 2016-2017 Family Theater Season, featuring plays, musicals, puppetry, concerts and dance for all ages.

Study Abroad

BMCC Study Abroad Classes Add Destinations
Starting Summer 2017, BMCC Study Abroad will add the Dominican Republic, Brazil, Southern Italy and Peru to its current courses to China, Canada, Spain, Greece and Tuscany, Italy. Students earn college credit and gain global perspective. For more information, stop by the Study Abroad office at 199 Chambers Street, Room 103-G.

St. Pats Annual St. Patrick’s Day Lunch, March 13, Benefits BMCC Emergency Fund
Tickets are available for the 9th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Lunch on Monday, March 13 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Richard Harris Terrace at 199 Chambers Street. Admission is $25 if purchased by March 9, or $30 at the door, and includes a traditional Irish buffet — corned beef and cabbage, boiled potatoes, Irish soda bread, cider and coffee — as well as Irish dance performances and door prizes. Tickets can be purchased with a check payable to the BMCC Foundation through Hyacinth Camillieri via interoffice mail to Fiterman 1330, or online HERE. For additional information, please call (212) 220-8020.
CUE CUNY CUE Conference 2017: Registration Open
Registration is open for the 2017 CUNY Coordinated Undergraduate Education (CUE) Conference set for May 5 at 199 Chambers Street, NYC 10007. This year’s theme, Accelerating Progress, Accelerating Equity: Improving Student Success in Developmental and Gateway Courses, highlights evidence-based practice across CUNY aimed at improving student success, retention and graduation, and successful transfer. For more information, see the day's agenda or contact Dean Janice Zummo,
AHM BMCC Celebrates African Heritage Month in February
Edward Joseph (Ed) Dwight, Jr., American black sculptor and former test pilot who was the first African American to be trained as an astronaut, will be coming to BMCC on Feb. 24. Meet and greet scheduled from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. In the Fiterman Art Center; and discussion from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Room N-451. To see African Heritage Month events including performances, film screenings, lectures and other activities, click HERE.

Immigration Support for Students
BMCC is available to assist students who need support and resources to address matters related to immigration. The college provides information about relevant institutional policies, legislation and executive orders, including those affecting international students, permanent residents and students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

Making Headlines

BMCC grant-funded five-year STEM program spotlighted in feature article
Feb. 16, 2017 — University Business

English professor Syreeta McFadden featured on Boston public radio panel discussion about feminism
Feb. 21, 2017 — WBUR/NPR, Northwest Public Radio

BMCC mentioned in NYU student newspaper opinion piece about tuition
Feb. 21, 2017 — Washington Square News

Former BMCC student shares fears of being undocumented while in school
Feb. 16, 2017 — The Chronicle of Higher Education

BMCC’s tough championship basketball game
Feb. 21, 2017 — Tribeca Tribune

BMCC one of 22 SUNY and CUNY institutions in Governor’s coding competition to promote free tuition
Feb. 22, 2017 — Auburn Citizen

Hostos edges out BMCC Panthers Women’s Basketball team in championship game
Feb. 17, 2017 — CUNYAC

Human Resources

Join the Weight Watchers Enrollment Challenge
Join Weight Watchers and WorkWell NYC through April 7 and help BMCC win the Weight Watchers enrollment challenge! The City agency with the highest percent increase in Weight Watchers enrollments wins a special celebration with their colleagues.

Fare Increase Reminder to Employees who Participate in Wage Works Benefit
MTA fare increases will take effect on March 19, 2017. To change your Wage Works deductions, complete the attached form and return it to Human Resources, 199 Chambers Street, Rm S717. For more information, contact the BMCC Office of Human Resources, (212) 220-8300.

Alumni and Donors

Tickets on Sale Now for BMCC Foundation 2017 Gala
Tickets are on sale now for the College’s largest fundraising event, the “Invest in a Future” Gala hosted by the BMCC Foundation and scheduled for Thursday, May 18 at Cipriani, 25 Broadway. Cocktails begin at 6:00 p.m.; dinner and program at 7:00 p.m. Funds raised will support the BMCC Foundation Scholarship Fund. This year’s honorees are Jeffrey Gural, Chairman, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, and Carol Britton, Chief Operating Officer of Corporate Services, BNY Mellon. For more information contact Hyacinth Camillieri, (212) 220-8020 or

Help Make a Difference
The BMCC Faculty/Staff campaign provides scholarship and emergency support to BMCC students, 90% of whom need financial assistance to reach their educational goals. By donating just $25 to $100, you can help the college raise over $80,000 for students. Here are three 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, F1330. (Please note, you can designate your donation to your department.)

Composers Now Festival: Composition in Diverse Styles
Feb. 25

Branding Workshop: Learn how to Market Yourself
Feb. 28

March Madness

March Madness Presented by the Center for Career Development
March 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 15, 23 and 29


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

BMCC Well Represented on CUNYAC All-Conference Team

Four Panthers named to CUNYAC All-Tournament Team

Men’s Baseball
BMCC vs. Bergen Community College
March 2

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