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BMCC Offers Gender and Women's Studies Major
In Fall 2017, BMCC will offer a new Associate in Arts degree program in Gender and Women's Studies. Graduates of the program will be on track to transfer to the Bachelor of Arts in Gender Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY; and the Bachelor of Arts in Women’s and Gender Studies at Brooklyn College, CUNY. The interdisciplinary major was created by two departments: Social Sciences, Human Services and Criminal Justice Department; and Speech, Communications and Theatre Arts.

Delegate BMCC Delegation Meets with Elected Officials
On February 28, three BMCC students; Lisibeth Payano, Jason Silva and Kevin Zambranov took a trip to Albany to meet with state legislators to discuss CUNY budget priorities and BMCC programs, goals and successes. Led by Douglas Israel, BMCC Director of Government Relations, and Melissa Aponte, BMCC Assistant Director of Student Activities, the students served as ambassadors for BMCC, Israel said. “They helped highlight the importance of New York State investment in CUNY and BMCC’s role in preparing students for success in college and their careers.”
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.

Women's Herstory Month Opens With a Conference, March 2
Women’s Herstory Month kicked off at BMCC with a conference, “Women Leading & Women Rising,” on Thursday, March 2 in Richard Harris Terrace and other locations throughout BMCC’s main campus at 199 Chambers Street. The Keynote Speaker at the "Women Leading & Women Rising" conference was Sandra Wilkin, founder and CEO of Bradford Construction. In 2016, she was appointed to the CUNY Board of Trustees, where serves as Vice Chairperson of the Committee on Facilities Planning and Management. For details on Women's Herstory Month events that continue through the month of March, click HERE.

Time Warner Screenwriting Fellows Read on March 2 by Professional Actors
On March 2 at 7:00 p.m. in BMCC Theatre 2, professional actors will read excerpts from screenplays and TV pilot scripts written by BMCC students selected as Fellows in the Time Warner Screenwriting Course. The program, funded by a $20,000 grant from Time Warner Foundation, launched in Fall 2016 and was led by BMCC Professor George Stevenson. Student screenwriters are Maty Daker, Lilybeth Gonzalez, Alfonso J. Henrique, Rondel King, Enrique “Eriq” Ortiz, Brian Releford, Dympna Roman, Marcelino Sorza, Ashley Stewart and Christopher Vanbrussel. The actors are Raquel Almazon, Bettina Bilger, Becca Q. Co, Spenser Granese, Whitney Johnson, Rodrigo Lopresti, David Joel Rivera, Fred Tolliver Jr., Rocky Vega and Zou. This event is free and open to the public.

Business Leaders

BMCC Introduces Annual Series: Business Leaders on Campus
On Wednesday, March 15 at 2:00 p.m. in the Fiterman Hall Conference Center (13th floor), BMCC’s first annual Business Leaders of Campus program will present business leaders Theresa Clark Messer, former Director of Finance, National Basketball Players Association; Jay Yu, President and CEO of Financial Ventures Group, and Edmir Perdja, Margin Senior Associate, Credit Agricole CIB. Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the event, hosted by BMCC’s Business Management Department.


March 1 Career Casino Helps Students Prepare for Career Fair on March 8
The BMCC Center for Career Development presented a Career Casino in Richard Harris Terrace on March 1, with raffles prizes, music and refreshments — as well as practical advice and coaching for next week’s Career Fair. Part of the Career Center’s March Madness events, the Career Casino "encouraged students to use the Center for Career Development’s many services, as they explore and prepare for job interviews. The casino theme lends some excitement to the concept of job search. If you don’t ‘put your hand in’, you’ll never know if you’re a winner.” Rahim Siam, a Computer Information Systems major, helped present the event. “It was a place for students to explore strategies for successful job searches,” he said. “It will help them feel more ready for the BMCC Career Fair coming up on March 8."

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,

BMCC Students and Recent Alumni Invited to Participate in Video Contest
What does "Start Here, Go Anywhere" mean to you? BMCC is giving students and recent alumni the opportunity to express themselves through video arts, contribute to the College's Public Affairs campaigns, and maybe win some great prizes along the way. Entries due March 31, 2017. RULES: 1) Teams may have no more than eight participants who are enrolled in the spring 2017 semester; 2) Videos may be taken on cell phones or higher quality digital cameras; 3) Videos must be under two minutes in length; 4) You cannot use copyrighted music; 5) Upload videos to YouTube and email link to; 6) A panel of BMCC faculty and staff will determine the winners. PRIZES: 1st Place: Two monthly MetroCards for each team member, video featured on BMCC website and social media; 2nd Place: One monthly MetroCard for each team member; 3rd Place: One weekly MetroCard for each team member.

Immigration 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).
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.
ECE Early Childhood Professor Receives Award
BMCC Early Childhood Professor Glenda Torres has been selected to become a 2017 Terri Lynne Lockoff/Children’s TYLENOL National Child Care Teacher Awards recipient. The Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation will host an Open House Reception to honor the award recipients at the Courtyard Marriott in Philadelphia, May 6.
Making Headlines

BMCC student talks about dining choice in college’s neighborhood
Feb. 26, 2017 — AM New York

BMCC cited in feature about CUNY ASAP program model replicated in other states
Feb. 23, 2017 — Wall Street Journal

BMCC students register for Governor’s coding competition
Feb. 21, 2017 — Long

BMCC student named rookie of the year at CUNYAC awards
Feb. 19, 2017 — World Liberty TV

Human Resources

Health Insurance for CUNY Students
Ninety percent of uninsured young adults are actually eligible for free or reduced-cost health insurance coverage. To learn more, click HERE.

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

Tax Law

2017 Tax law for Faculty and Staff
March 7

Pre-Law Workshop: Learn About Planning a Career as a Lawyer
March 8

Moneyworks Workshop: Investing 201
March 8

Internship Access: Business & Finance
March 9


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

Men’s and Women’s Basketball:
Region XV Baseball Tournament Ready to Tipoff

Women’s Basketball:
Lady Panthers Advance to Semifinals With Win Over Red Hawks

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