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State of the College

Video: 2018 State of the College Address  
BMCC community members who weren't able to attend the State of the College on April 23 are invited to watch the video. BMCC President Antonio Pérez presented a summary of the year's highlights, including new initiatives and achievements.

Tolan BMCC Recognizes Outstanding Student Writing at James Tolan Awards Ceremony
The BMCC Writing and Literature program recognized outstanding student writers at the 2018 James Tolan Student Writing Awards on April 24 in Theater 2, at 199 Chambers Street. The awards, which have been in existence since 2004, have been renamed in honor of Professor and poet James Tolan, who passed away in March 2017. 

Professor Frank Navas Joins Other 1960s Alumni at 53rd Commencement
BMCC held its first commencement in 1966. Graduates from that class will join the 53rd Commencement ceremony on June 1. All alumni are invited to keep in touch and visit


BMCC Hosts 5K Run, Walk, Bike Event  
On May 2, the BMCC community took part in a 5K run, walk or bike event that followed a route from North Moore Street to Leroy Street and back. The event was hosted by the Office of Student Affairs and the Health Education Department.


BMCC Hosts 53rd Commencement 
BMCC will confer Associate degrees to about 4,000 graduates during morning and afternoon Commencement ceremonies at The Theater at Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza in Manhattan, on June 1.

Guidelines for Posters and Flyers on Campus
​The Office of Public Affairs consults with BMCC departments, offices, faculty and staff to promote events and activities in an effective manner, reaching audiences on multiple platforms. Learn how to use college resources including the @BMCC e-newsletter, TV monitors, BMCC calendar and social media.


Summer Immersion Programs Prepare Students for Fall Enrollment  
In Summer 2018, BMCC will offer free immersion works​hop and tutorial programs in mathematic, reading, writing and English as a Second Language. The immersion programs will help eligible students complete their remedial requirements so they can enroll for the Fall 2018 semester. For more information contact


Three BMCC Students Selected to Join Innovate NYC Project at the DO School 
BMCC students (L-R) Isaiah GargiuloSantiago Vargas  and Jose Rickett will join 17 other college students in this year’s Innovate Challenge offered by the DO School.The 2018 challenge is sponsored by Here-to-Here (H2H) and Youth Inc. The participants will apply entrepreneurial skills as they address the question, "How might we enable youth from under-resourced communities to bridge the gap between education and employment?" The BMCC students were assisted in their applications by the Office of Internships and Experiential Learn​ing, The Learning Academy and Professor Shane Snipes. 

Faculty and Staff Degreeworks Training: May 8 
A training for Degreeworks—BMCC's online academic advisement and degree auditing system that enables advisors and students to view student academic progress—will be held May 8, 2-4 p.m. at 199 Chambers Street, Room S-603. RSVP to  

Faculty and Staff to be Honored for Service at BMCC 
On May 10, BMCC will celebrate faculty and staff who have accrued up to 50 years of service to the college, with a luncheon reception in the Fiterman Hall Conference Center. Please RSVP to Maria Castillo,  

Tribeca BMCC Student Recognized as Tribeca Neighborhood Asset
Computer Science major Angela Diniz has been cited for her outstanding work as a school crossing guard at the busy intersection of Chambers Street and Greenwich Street. On April 28, Tribeca Citizen wrote, “With her acrobatic movements, she is a sight to behold.” Diniz was also recognized for her “great courage and a commitment to the lives of downtown children during the terror attacks on West Side Highway,” that occurred October 31. Mark Langbord, Assistant Director at Manhattan Youth, said students from P.S. 150 were being walked to a nearby community center as the attack unfolded—and Diniz, who was on duty, quickly guided the 15 children to a safe space inside P.S. 234. Shown left: Diniz and NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio, during the Mayor's tour of the area.

Make-up Snow Day: May 17 
On May 17, a designated snow make-up day, classes will follow a Wednesday schedule. Final exams will begin May 18. For more information, visit the BMCC Academic Calendar or contact the BMCC registrar,  

BMCC Co-Hosts Hispanic Achievement Conference 
On May 23, 24 and 25, BMCC in partnership with the City College of New York, the University of Texas-El Paso, Laguardia Community College and Caribbean University Puerto Rico, will present HSI: Urbano, a conference to identify and address the challenges facing HSI/STEM education in two- and four-year institutions. The event will take place at the Advanced Science Research Center of the The City College of New York, 85 St. Nicholas Terrace, New York, NY, 10031. ​To register, submit a proposal or learn more click here.    

Public Safety Office of Public Safety Offers Resources and Services
The Office of Public Safety provides services and resources to ensure a safe, secure and comfortable learning environment at BMCC. Public Safety provides free C.P.R., A.E.D. and First Aid and Campus-Community Emergency Response Training for faculty, staff and students. Staff are also trained as fire wardens for various campus locations. Watch the video, Run. Hide. Fight.® to learn about surviving an active shooter event. To report a crime or emergency, call Public Safety at (212) 220-8080 or 911. Blue call boxes are located throughout the campus.

Advisement and Registration for New Students: Every Tuesday and Wednesday
Advising staff and faculty are excited to welcome new BMCC students and help ensure their successful enrollment for Fall 2018, every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Advisement is in Room S-108 and Registration is in Room S-114, at 199 Chambers Street. For more information, contact the Advisement Center at (212) 220-8315 or check social media @BMCC_CUNY; #BMCCFinishFaster

Making Headlines

BMCC Librarian Jean Amaral participates in student success research project
May 2—Ithaka S+R

BMCC partnership creates EMT training program
May 1—Financial Buzz

Upcoming BMCC Gala featured 
April 30—Broadway WorldGlobe Newswire

BMCC students profiled for resiliency
April 28—The New York Times​

Human Resources

Nominate Staff for Employee Appreciation Awards by May 4
Nominate full- and part-time administrative or support and service staff members, or a team, for the BMCC Employee Appreciation Awards! Award categories include Leadership, Inspiration, Innovation/Technology, Rookie of the Year and Team Achievement. Deadline for nominations is May 4.

TIAA RSVP Now to Meet with TIAA Consultant
Are you saving enough for retirement? To discuss this and other questions, meet with a TIAA financial consultant May 17, May 30, June 6, June 21, July 10, July 26, August 8, August 21 or September 12. Space is limited, so RSVP online or call (800) 732-8353 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
coffee Coffee Hour Q&A Sessions for HEO and College Assistant Staff
Bring your coffee and HEO- or College Assistant-related questions to meet with a representative of the Human Resources Department at 199 Chambers Street, Room S-719. Please submit questions by 12 p.m., the Monday before the meeting to Lori Mazzola,, or bring to the session. HEO Staff: CLICK HERE to select a 2-4 p.m. session, May 16 or June 18. College Assistant Staff: CLICK HERE to select a 2-4 p.m. session, May 30, June 27 or July 25.

Meet With a Deferred Compensation Rep​, May 18
Will your pension and Social Security be enough? Learn more about planning for retirement. Bring your pay stub and sign up online to meet with a New York State Deferred Compensation Plan representative on May 18 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at 199 Chambers Street, Room 599P.  ​

TRS Members: Benefits and Services Workshop
Participants in the Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS) of the City of New York are invited to attend sessions on TRS benefits at 55 Water Street in lower Manhattan. For more information, visit or call (888) 869-2877.

Health Benefits Seminars: Transitioning to Retirement
Employees transitioning to retirement, as well as those remaining active are encouraged to sign up for seminars with the City of New York Office of Labor Relations (OLR) Health Benefits Program at 40 Rector Street, 3rd Floor, in lower Manhattan. You can also watch a brief, Part One and Part Two video series on how health insurance changes for retirees.

Welcome to BMCC! Full-Time Hires, April 2018
Elsy Benitez, President's Office, Shirley Fiterman Art Center
Nancy Clintron, ASAP
Scott McNeight, ASAP
Derrick Pace, Pace
Michael Spath, Finance and Administration

Alumni and Donors
2018 Gala

2018 Gala, Invest in a Future: Empower Success, Set for May 15
Reserve your seat or table now in the 2018 Gala, Invest in a Future: Empower Success, presented by BMCC and the BMCC Foundation on May 15 at Cipriani, 25 Broadway in lower Manhattan. Cocktails are at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and the program at 7 p.m. The Gala Honorees are long-time friend of the college Loretta Lee, Chairwoman of Merchant House International Ltd., and Chieh Huang, Chief Executive Officer of Boxed Wholesale/ This year’s Special Guest Star Honoree is Liev Schreiber, Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor, producer and director. The emcee is Baruch Shemtov, Fox 5 News entertainment reporter. Proceeds benefit the BMCC Scholarship Fund. For more information, please contact Camille Goodridge in the BMCC Office of College Development at (212) 220-8020.

Law BMCC Law Alumni Panel: May 9
Katie Robinson ('07, Liberal Arts), a prosecutor for the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission, and Kadeen Wong ('07, Liberal Arts), an estate planning law attorney, will discuss their experience as first-generation college students and what led them to careers in law. Please register online for this event. For more information, contact Yaritza Gonzalez, Manager of Alumni Relations,

BMCC Alumnus Timothy Rivera Finalist in Tribeca Film Institute Competition
The Tribeca Film Institute's Our City, My Story program has named Timothy Rivera ('17, Video Arts and Technology), a finalist in the Narrative category for his short film, Swipe.


BMCC Hosts National Robotics Competition for High School Students
May 6

Arts in Education Fair 
May 7

Finding Your Calm: Relaxation Techniques for Students
May 8

BMCC Theatre Program: Everything Will Be Alright
May 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

Spring 2018 Recreation Schedule

Men’s Baseball
May 4: BMCC vs. Bronx Community College (Bronx, NY, Ohio Field)
May 6: BMCC vs. Bronx Community College (Double Header) (Queens, NY, Padavan-Preller Complex)

Volley Ball Stay Tuned
Women's Volleyball resumes September 2. Women's Soccer resumes September 9​.
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