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Academic Leaders

Watch BMCC Academic Leaders Share Strategies for Student Success 
The 2017 CUNY Coordinated Undergraduate Education (CUE) Conference, "Accelerating Progress, Accelerating Equity," was hosted at BMCC and brought educators from across CUNY together to address student success. Watch the video as BMCC faculty and staff discuss their efforts to impact student performance in developmental and Gateway courses.

Salute to Scholars Twenty-Six BMCC Students Recognized in "Salute to Scholars" 
The CUNY 2017 Special Tribute issue, "Award-Winning CUNY Students," recognizes BMCC students Aleksandra Artyfikiewicz, Norbesida Bagabila (see feature article in "Salute to Scholars"), Laiquan Bates, Marija Binch, Mahdiul Chowdhury, Kalida Clarke-Gittens, Emily Colon, Lionel Colon, Tesfamichael Demeke, Quincy Doccy, Ehab Elrawi, Jack English, Sanou Wouhohire Laurent, Yan Ming Lee, Naomi Mackliff, Eunice Melendez, Keyu Mo, Dominika Palinko, Lisbeth Payano, Tania Quiroz, Andrea Reed, Christian Santo, Jason Silva, Erii Sugimoto, Aminur Ullah, Yeshi Dema Wangchuk. The issue also features BMCC alumnus Michael Clark.
Do School Audie Sorelle Tchie Selected for Do School Community Project   
BMCC Computer Science major Audie Sorelle Tchie has been selected to join 19 other New York City college students to take part in the Do School’s Community Mobility Challenge. Together, they will design a ride-sharing community program that fosters connections between people, reduces environmental impact and is financially beneficial for users as they travel from across NYC to the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Last year’s Do Schoolparticipant from BMCC, Mackendy Blanc, is featured along with his peers in a Do School video about their experience.

Watch Students Honing Their Craft Through the BMCC Theatre Department  
BMCC Theatre Professor Katherine Kavanaugh gives insight into guiding students as they explore opportunities in performance, musical theater and more.


Women Lead and Rise: The 2017 Annual Conference and Retreat
Close to 50 BMCC students participated in the 16th Annual Student Women’s Leadership Conference and Retreat, "Women Leading and Women Rising," June 9 – 11 at the Fairview Lakes YMCA Camp in Newtown, New Jersey. The weekend event was developed and coordinated by Deborah Parker, Director of the Women’s Resource Center, in collaboration with the BMCC Sisterhood Society Club. Before boarding their bus on June 9, the participants attended a Keynote Address by Clarisa Romero, CEO and Founder of Mindful Consultants, LLC, on BMCC’s main campus. “The students experienced a full weekend of energy and joy, leadership experiences and personal growth,” said Victoria Apostol-Marius, Women’s Resource Center Program Coordinator who attended the retreat.


The Power of Evidence-Based Decision Making
BMCC staff and faculty took part in the annual CUNY Institutional Research and Assessment Councils Retreat, “We’re In It Together: Evidence-Based Decision Making for Greater Institutional Effectiveness," on June 9 in the 13th-floor Conference Center at Fiterman Hall. An Opening Plenary, "Working Together: The Value of Building a Synergetic Collaborative Culture of Assessment” was presented by Maureen Erickson and Bryan Dowling of Hunter College, CUNY. Participants attended sessions on the visualization of data, student misconceptions, using logic models and other topics. A Closing Plenary, “Assessment & Institutional Research: Building Blocks of Institutional Effectiveness,” was presented by Christopher Shults of BMCC. 

Tribeca Art Night

RSVP for Tribeca Art Night, Featuring Shirley Fiterman Art Center
BMCC’s Shirley Fiterman Art Center (SFAC) will be featured among 24 Tribeca fine arts galleries, design galleries and art non-profits on Tribeca Art Night, June 21 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. RSVP for free, curator-led tours of exhibitions and special talks in BMCC’s lower Manhattan neighborhood, and view the current exhibition at SFAC: “text/ure,” which includes the work “Hive” by Brenna Beine, shown above.

Let Your Voice be Heard: Take the BMCC Staff Satisfaction Survey by July 7
Whether you prefer to take the survey in English or Spanish, online or in hard copy, this anonymous staff survey presented by the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Analytics will ensure that your experience at BMCC is taken into account as part of the College’s self-assessment process. Paper versions of the survey will be available at 199 Chambers in Room N-194 (Building and Grounds); Room S-232 (Public Safety) and Room N-735 (Office of Institutional Effectiveness). Please submit your survey online, or submit your hard-copy survey in Room N-735, or in break rooms located at Fiterman Hall or 199 Chambers, by Friday, July 7.


Students Can Enter Lottery for Trips Exploring NYC
BMCC students enrolled in Summer 2017 classes are eligible to enter lotteries to participate in group trips organized by the BMCC Office of Student Activities. These group outings include visits to the One World Observatory, "Miss Saigon" on Broadway, the Statue of Liberty, a Mets game and more. Students will receive news of the lottery in their BMCC email. Each event will have a separate lottery and they will take place June 21, 27 and 29; July 7, 13, 18, 25 and 31; August 2, 6 and 11.

BMCC Community Invited to Provide Feedback on Middle States Self-Study Draft
The BMCC community is invited to submit questions, suggestions or comments regarding the Middle States Self-Study Draft by July 5 to Christopher Shults, Dean of Strategic Planning and Institutional Effectiveness, The Middle States Steering Committee will review the input and report back at a town hall meeting in Fall 2017. The self-study process is part of BMCC's accreditation through the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Making Headlines

Review of current show “text/ure" at Shirley Fiterman Art Center
June 9, 2017 — Tribeca Tribune

Professor Juan Carlos Polanco announces his candidacy to position of Ombudsman
June 10, 2017 — Spectrum Noticias

BMCC Commencement speaker Representative Adriano Espaillat, example of political impact of commencement speeches
June 12, 2017 — City & State New York

BMCC’s new Deputy Director of Diversity and Title IX compliance announced
June 14, 2017 — Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Profile of BMCC Professor J.C. Polanco, Republican candidate for NYC Public Advocate
June 14, 2017 — Gotham Gazette

Bronx native discovers academic passion at BMCC and presents paper at Harvard
June 15, 2017 — The Villager

Human Resources

Summer Fridays Start June 30
BMCC’s four-day summer work week will be in effect Monday, June 26 through Friday, August 11. The College will be closed these Fridays: June 30, July 14, July 21, July 28, August 4 and August 11. The Independence Day holiday will be observed Tuesday, July 4 and during that week, all employees will work seven-hour days on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. For more information, contact the BMCC Office of Human Resources, (212) 220-8300.

TIAA Meet With TIAA Counselor on Campus
BMCC employees can meet on campus with a TIAA counselor June 29, July 12, Aug. 10, Sept. 18, Sept. 29, Oct. 13, Oct. 30 and Nov. 14. Please RSVP online or by calling (800) 732-8353, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

NYCERS Extending Hours for Summer
Now through September 29, BMCC employees enrolled in the NYC Employees’ Retirement System (NYCERS) can take advantage of summer hours. The NYCERS Walk-In Center and Call Center will be open Mondays and Wednesdays until 6 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call NYCERS at (347) 643-3000.

Alumni and Donors
Nasir Recent Alumnus Ishrak Nasir Selected for Internship at M&T Bank
Ishrak Nasir (Business Administration and Management, '17), has been selected for a full-time, paid internship starting June 19 at a midtown Manhattan branch of M&T Bank. Nasir learned about the internship through the BMCC Office of Internships and Experiential Learning. A former BMCC Out in Two Scholar and member of Phi Theta Kappa, he will start on his Bachelor’s in Finance degree at Baruch College in Fall 2017.

Help Make a Difference
The BMCC Faculty/Staff campaign provides scholarship and emergency support to BMCC students, 90% of whom need financial assistance to reach their educational goals. By donating just $25 to $100, you can help the college raise over $80,000 for students. Here are three ways to give:

  • Make a donation online.
  • Text your donation to BMCC at (646) 876-2622.
  • Send your check, payable to the BMCC Foundation, via interoffice mail to the Office of College Development, F1330. (Please note, you can designate your donation to your department.)

Free CPR Training 
June 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30

Admissions Information Session
June 20

Year Up Information Session
June 21

Summer 2017 Open House
June 29


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