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BMCC Employee Appreciation Awards Celebrate Dedicated Staff  
The BMCC Community gathered on June 8, 2018 to show appreciation and celebrate employees who were nominated for the Employee Appreciation Awards! The winners included: Rosslynn Pieters and Gabrielle Lloyd, "Rookies of the Year"; Mark Rivera, "Innovation/Technology Award"; Rosemary Zelaya, "Inspiration Award”; Business Management (Front Desk) and Manhattan Educational Opportunity Center (Business Affairs), "Team Achievement Award”; and Chanel Coward, Leadership Award. Photo gallery available on Facebook.

Rivas BMCC’s Driada Rivas Selected for 2018 NCCHC Fellows Program
The National Community College Hispanic Council (NCCHC) has selected Driada Rivas, Interim Director of the Center for Career Development at the BMCC/CUNY, as a member of the 2018 NCCHC Fellows Program. Rivas is one of 24 representatives from community colleges from around the country, who will be participating in the fellows program designed to cultivate and prepare Latinos for leadership roles in community colleges.

Get ahead and spend Summer @BMCC 
Learn about programs, resources and activities offered at BMCC during the summer, including the Summer Immersion Program, BMCC Summer Start, Center for Continuing Education and Workforce Development, the Summer Finish Line Tuition Waiver Program and more.


VIDEOS: Professors Share Expertise and Insight with Students 
BMCC has talented faculty who are experts in a wide range of topical areas, who enhance the learning experience for students by bringing their expertise to their classrooms. Watch videos featuring: Suvro Banerjee, Professor in Forensic Accounting and Brianne Waychoff, Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies to learn more.


BMCC E-Learning Workshops for June 
BMCC faculty and staff are invited to attend workshops and one-on-one E-learning and Blackboard consultations through the BMCC E-Learning Center. For more information and to register online, click here.   


BMCC Introduces Saturday Success Track 
Mix the best of on-campus and online courses at BMCC on Saturday. Students can complete an Associate Degree in Business Management or Liberal Arts by taking a combination of online and in person Saturday courses. The Saturday Success Track takes the guess-work out of going to college part-time; students will be given a direct track to completion. Learn more.

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.  


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.

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.  

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 President Antonio Pérez steps down
June 7—The Chronicle of Higher Education

Former BMCC Professor Antoinette Nwandu discusses her play “Pass Over”
June 12—The New York Times

Former BMCC professor named dean of Humanities at Union County College
June 12—TAP into Rosselle

NYS Gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon unveils education plan at BMCC
June 14—Associated Press, New York PostNew York 1, Syracuse.comNY Daily News

Human Resources

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 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. 

Deer Oaks EAP Provides Health, Family and Financial Resources
The free Deer Oaks Employee Assistance Program is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. BMCC employees, their dependents and household members are eligible to access services such as family counseling, wellness support, workforce guidance and many other resources. Contact Deer Oaks EAP Services at (855) 492-3633, or

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. 

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

Alumni Invited to Connect and Network
BMCC’s Alumni Affairs provides a channel for communication between the alumni and the College. Its goal is to establish and maintain an effective relationship between Borough of Manhattan Community College and its alumni body; to serve the interests of alumni by providing benefits and services, and to involve them in the promotion, advancement, and support of BMCC. For more information, contact Yaritza Gonzalez, Manager of Alumni Relations and Annual Fund, (212) 346-8455 or


Learning Academy Info Session (16+ Credits by Fall 2018)
June 15

CUNY Assessment Test Workshop 
June 16

Dance with Miss Rachel 2018 Recital: "Under the Sea”  
June 16

Tap City Youth Concert 2018  
June 17

FREE Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Training  
(June classes offered)


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
Fitness Center

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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