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BMCC President Antonio Pérez Steps Down After 23 Years  
BMCC President Antonio Pérez will step down after having served with 23 years of leadership at the college. Effective August 31, 2018, President Pérez will be leaving BMCC to pursue other opportunities in New York City higher education. Appointed in 1995, President Pérez led BMCC to have the highest undergraduate enrollment of any college in New York City, increasing from 16,500 students when he came on board, to more than 27,000 today. BMCC has also grown to provide almost 50 Associate degree programs in the Liberal Arts and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).


BMCC Appreciation Awards: Reception June 8 
The BMCC community is invited to the BMCC Employee Appreciation Awards reception. The nominations are in and the winners will be announced on June 8 at 12 p.m. in Fiterman Hall, Room 1306/7. The Employee Appreciation Awards are presented to full- and part-time staff members nominated in appreciation of their dedication to the College as well as their outstanding achievement, performance and creative contributions. To RSVP, click here​.


BMCC Hosts Nursing Pinning Ceremony 
BMCC's 2018 Nurse Pinning Ceremony was held May 30 in Theatre I on the college’s main campus at 199 Chambers Street. Learn more about BMCC's Nursing program: /academics/departments/nursing/ 


BMCC Recognizes Student Excellence at Honors 2018 Convocation 
BMCC held its annual Honors Convocation recognizing student excellence on May 29 in Theater 2 at 199 Chambers Street. Marva Craig, Vice President for Student Affairs, and Karrin E. Wilks, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, introduced the program and BMCC President Antonio Pérez made welcoming remarks. Congratulations to Aleksandra Artyfikiewicz, Eter Bardanashvili, Massey Blakeman, Colby Brittain, Victoria Carolina, Yan Chen, Noelia Duarte, Alonda Duvall, Christopher Frazier, Anna Galeana, Andrew Goree, Janis Grant, Savannah Hendrickson, Lina Huang, Ricardo Hughes, Josef Jacome, Lamine Kaba, Mayumy Cordova Lozano, Juan Martinez, Humberto Molina, Niovis Monsanto, Michael Moreno, Ritienne Muscat, Juzena Neblett, Marcus Novoa, Jennifer Olivares, Joshua Otero, Lleila Polo, Andres Portoviejo, Shannade Reid, Britania Rose, Damian Ruff, Christian Santo, Papa Sylla, Yasmin Tavares, Dan Thomas, Nelli Toth, Lia Tringali, Vera Vazquez, Jing Wang, Amalia Wolfe, Yuanhe Ye and Ya Han Zhu.


Second Cohort Completes U.S. Dept of Labor-Funded Comp TIAA+ and CISCO training 
The Center for Continuing Education and Workforce Development at BMCC celebrated the completion of its second cohort of students from the U.S. Department of Labor-funded America’s Promise training program with a ceremony on May 24. The 14 students who received the ComptTIAA+ and CISCO Certification Network Administration training are eligible to receive four credits toward an Associate in Computer Information Systems (CIS) degree at BMCC. "This career pathway model is a critical part of our strategic plan to provide stackable credentials towards a degree at BMCC," said Sunil Gupta, Dean of Continuing Education and Workforce Development. In addition to Gupta, the event’s speakers included Senior Program Coordinator Steven Nuñez, Vice President of Technology Joe Spadaro, and CIS Professor Mohammad Azhar of BMCC, as well as Gotham Sharma, Managing Director at ExelTek Consulting. Congratulations to Janette Atkinson, Margie Chen, Wesley Dodd, Timothy Grimes, Jamal Jaradat, Triet Le, Alexander Madore, Kalina McBean, Christopher Savinon, Anton Skarbovsky, Christopher Vaughan, German Vizcaino, Cresta White and Reggie Winborne. ​


BMCC Student Veterans Host Graduate Luncheon
The BMCC Student Veteran Resource Center and T-Mobile hosted a Student Veteran Graduate Luncheon on May 25 to celebrate student success. The event included a live DJ, door prizes and raffles.

WSJ Free Access to The Wall Street Journal
CUNY Libraries have joined The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) in a collaboration that provides students, faculty and staff with access to career advice and news relevant to the classroom. Subscribers can also follow companies and industries, politics, arts and culture. Complimentary WSJ​ memberships can be activated 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 campus fire wardens. 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.

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.  

Financial Aid

Admissions and Financial Aid Info Sessions 
To better support prospective students, the college is offering combined Admissions and Financial Aid information sessions that provide an overview of BMCC, explain the admissions and financial aid process, and include a Q&A with admissions and financial aid specialists. For more information, contact the Admissions Office.  

Admissions Summer 2018 Open House: June 23
Do you have family or a friend who is interested in going to college? Invite them to the BMCC Admissions Open House on Saturday, June 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 199 Chambers Street, Theater 2, to learn about academic programs, financial aid options, student services, success programs and how/when to apply. RSVP here. For more information, contact the Admissions Office at (212) 220-1265.

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. at 199 Chambers Street; Advisement in Room S-108 and Registration in Room S-114. For more information, contact the Advisement Center at (212) 220-8315 or check social media @BMCC_CUNY; #BMCCFinishFaster

Making Headlines

BMCC’s efforts at addressing food insecurity highlighted
May 29—Community College Daily

BMCC is setting for fashion icon André Leon Talley interview
May 20—The Root​

Human Resources

Payroll Distribution Moves to Room N-466 
Renovation of the BMCC Office of the Bursar could last through early August. The Faculty/Staff payroll will be distributed at 199 Chambers Street in Room N-466 until the renovation is completed. 

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 Human Resources​ representative in Room S-719 at 199 Chambers Street. Submit questions to Lori Mazzola,, by 12 p.m., the Monday before the session, or bring them that day. HEOs: CLICK HERE to select a 2-4 p.m. session on June 18. College Assistants: CLICK HERE to select a 2-4 p.m. session on June 27 or July 25
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 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. 

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.

Alumni and Donors

1960s Graduates Invited to 50th Milestone Alumni Reception Luncheon
BMCC alumni from the 1960s are invited to attend a 50th Milestone Alumni Reception Luncheon at The Stewart Hotel, 371 Seventh Avenue, New York City, on June 1 at 11:30 a.m. After the luncheon, the alumni are invited to march in the BMCC afternoon commencement ceremony at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. "We encourage all alumni to keep in touch with us and participate in our special alumni events," said Yaritza Gonzalez, BMCC Manager of Alumni Relations and Annual Fund. Benefits for alumni include access to the BMCC library, gym and career center. To learn more, visit the alumni relations office or email To register for the 50th Milestone Alumni Reception, click here.


Admissions Information Session and Tour​
June 4

Free Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Training 
June 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27 and 28


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


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Stay in Shape! Visit the Free BMCC Fitness Center 
Current BMCC students, faculty and staff with ID are welcome to use the free BMCC Fitness Center, which offers free weights, strength and resistance equipment, and cardiovascular equipment. Call for summer hours: (212) 220-8260.

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