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Poster Presentation Winners

2016 BMCC Annual Poster Presentation Winners Announced
The 2016 BMCC Undergraduate Research Symposium, Faculty Panel Discussion and Poster Sessions I and II were held February 17 on the college’s main campus building. During the event, more than 100 student presenters in 59 research projects stood beside posters, engaging visitors and answering questions about their investigations in the biological and social sciences, mathematics, computer information systems and other areas. Judges circulated throughout the poster sessions to select this year's winners. Congratulations to:

Rron Dedushi, Engineering Science major, “First-principles Investigation of Segregation Effects in Metal Alloys,” with Prof. Daniel Torres
Hillel Wolin, Science major, “Quantaum Biology” with Prof. Yasmin Gurcan
Obeng Buo, Science major, “The Dynamics of Water Storage Over Lake Eyre, Australia Observed by Satellite DATA,” with Prof. Kibrewossen Tesfagiorigis
Shivron Sugrim, Science major, “Piezoresistive Materials Analysis,” with Prof. Mahmoud Ardebili
Kateryna Zhadnova, Science major (pictured above), “Biosorption of Copper Metal Ions from Solutions by Tailored Adsorbents to Enhance Their Pollutant Affinity,” with Prof. Abel Navarro
Hilario Garcia, Science major, “Preparation of Fresh Water from Saline Solutions by Using Spent Tea Leaves in Batch Systems,” with Prof. Abel Navarro


BMCC Kicks Off Herstory Month with “Women and Power 2016” Conference
BMCC will present Women’s Herstory Month, March 1 through April 12. On the schedule are panels, films, live performance, workshops and many other events. The month will kick off with a day-long conference on March 2: Women and Power 2016. The conference will open with welcoming remarks by Antonio Perez, President, BMCC; Marva Craig, Vice President for Student Affairs, BMCC and Deborah Parker, Director, Women’s Resource Center, BMCC.

8th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon Scheduled March 16
BMCC staff and faculty are welcome to attend the 8th Annual St. Patrick's Day Luncheon to benefit the BMCC Student Emergency Fund will be held Wednesday, March 16 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Richard Harris Terrace. The traditional Irish corned-beef-and-cabbage luncheon will feature Irish dancing and music as well as door prizes. Admission is $25 pre-paid by March 14 and $30 at the door. To make a contribution in lieu of attending, or to make an additional contribution, please click HERE.

African Heritage Month Offers Cultural Experience
BMCC’s African Heritage Month continues through Feb. 29 with a celebration of African American culture and history. Event organizers say this year’s theme “Empowering the Next Generation,” focuses on the importance of learning the lessons of the past and present so we can build a better future. Scheduled events include lectures, film screenings and performances. Learn more.

Run, Hide, Fight

BMCC Public Safety Offers Informative “Run, Hide, Fight: Surviving an Active Shooter Event” Video
The BMCC Public Safety Service is here to foster the mission of the college by providing a safe, secure, and comfortable environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors. The Office of Public Safety encourages the BMCC Community to watch the video “Run, Hide, Fight: Surviving an Active Shooter Event” on its updated website to inform the campus of safety procedures.

BMCC Express

BMCC Express Coming Soon!
BMCC is creating a more convenient way for students and the community to receive information and services about the College and its programs — BMCC Express! This one-stop center is set to open soon in the Murray Building located at 255 Greenwich Street. BMCC Express is a centralized information stop to get quick assistance with a variety of services that include (but not limited to): Academic Programs, Admissions, Advisement, Bursar, Continuing Education and Workforce Development, Financial Aid, Registrar, Student Services and more. The center will offer students and visitors access to six self-help computer stations and one-on-one consultation for questions that need more attention. BMCC Express is designed to help students navigate through their daily college experience and to help community members learn about the activities and programs offered at BMCC.

BMCC Fitness Center

BMCC Fitness Center Open Soon to Campus Community
The BMCC Fitness Center enhances the learning experience by providing programs, services and facilities that promote healthy lifestyles, build community and foster student success. The center is open to all members of the BMCC community.

Making Headlines
BMCC Experts

BMCC Campus Featured by Time Warner Cable News in “Manhattan Home of Black Abolitionist Among City’s Forgotten Stops on Underground Railroad”
February 22, 2016 – Time Warner Cable News

Victory Media Names CUNY First Public University System to Earn 2016 Military Friendly Schools Designation
February 23, 2016 – Victory Media

15th Annual Tribeca Film Festival to Open with “The First Monday in May”
February 22, 2016 –

Prof. Charles McGill Artwork Included in Community College Week
Feb. 15, 2016 – Community College Week

Alumni and Donors

2016 Invest in a Future Gala: Save the Date!
The BMCC Foundation 2016 Gala, Invest in a Future will be held Monday, June 6, 2016 at Brookfield Place, 225 Liberty Street, 6:00 p.m. cocktails; 7:00 p.m. dinner and program. This year’s Honoree is Don Callahan, Citigroup Head of Operations & Technology, and another honoree is to be announced. Proceeds benefit the BMCC Scholarship Fund. For more information, contact Hyacinth Camillieri, 212-220-8020 or

BMCC Alumni Council Encourages Participation in Events and Networking
BMCC’s Alumni Council was formed to invite BMCC alumni who are interested in strengthening relationships between alumni and the college. For information contact Joy Cooper, Director of Development, at

Ways to Give: Donation Made “In Loving Memory” of Former BMCC Professor
BMCC’s outstanding faculty members have touched the lives of thousands of students over the years. It is gratifying when these faculty members are honored and thanked through gifts to the college that support current and future students. BMCC recently received a gift “in loving memory” to honor former BMCC Prof. Sue H. Kimbrough, who retired in 2004. Prof. Kimbrough, who served as Chair of the Office Administration Academic Department, promoted education and higher learning and she loved BMCC and the students she taught. Her students reciprocated these feelings in kind and visited her often after she retired and during her illness. The BMCC Foundation is grateful for contributions of all types and at all levels. Learn about the ways you can help ensure student success and make a difference at BMCC. Donate to BMCC.


BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center: Alice in Wonderland
Feb. 27

Derfner Foundation Communication Center Open House
March 1 and 2

Free Tax Preparation
Through April 15

Microsoft Excel Workshops – Sign Up Now
Sessions Available: March 5, 12, 19 and April 2

Learn About Upcoming Events at the Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship

Panther Pride
Men’s Basketball

Men’s Basketball: Panthers Lose a Heartbreaker in CUNYAC Final

Women’s Basketball: Lady Panthers End Season With Loss in Region 15 Tournament

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