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New Faculty Bring Scholarly Distinction and a Passion for Learning to BMCC  
BMCC welcomes 38 new faculty members who bring expertise in areas ranging from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields, to Liberal Arts areas such as Art History, Modern Languages and Theatre.

Directors New Directors Enhance Student Experience and Cultivate Donors
BMCC welcomes Kristin Albright Waters, Director of Enrollment Management and Phillip A. Keefe, Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving in the Office of Development.
CPA Student Passes CPA Exam After Completing BMCC Accounting Certificate Program
After earning a Bachelor’s of Commerce from Punjab University in India, Shavetta Gupta moved to New York and set her sites on a career in accounting. At BMCC, she completed the 30-credit Accounting Certificate Program through the Accounting Department, then took and passed the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam. “The professors at BMCC shared their own experience and told us, ‘It’s hard, but don’t give up’,” said Gupta, who was just offered the position of Management Auditor with the New York Police Department.

BMCC Ranked Among Top Colleges for Hispanics
Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine has named BMCC as one of the top 100 colleges for Hispanic students, based on data from U.S. Department of Education. In the category "Homeland Security Law Enforcement Firefighting Degrees," BMCC ranks 7th, in the category "Computer and Information Sciences Degrees," BMCC ranks 8th and in the category "Total Enrollment for 2- and 4-Year Schools for Hispanics," BMCC ranks 37th.

"The Roaming Eye" Exhibition Opens at The Shirley Fiterman Art Center
The art exhibition “The Roaming Eye” will open in the Shirley Fiterman Art Center, 81 Barclay Street in lower Manhattan, with a reception on Tuesday, September 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. “The Roaming Eye,” curated by Kathleen Kucka and Jennifer Riley, will be on exhibit through November 11 and feature the work of Allison Blickle, Davide Cantoni, Christopher Deeton, Shirley Kaneda, Kathleen Kucka, Margrit Lewczuk, Judith Linhares, David Rhodes, Jennifer Riley, Russell Roberts and Marc Andre Robinson.
The Roaming Eye
Carnival Welcome Back Carnival: September 6
On Wednesday, September 6 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. in the main lobby at 199 Chambers Street, the BMCC Office of Student Activities will welcome students to the Fall 2017 semester with a carnival featuring games with prizes, a caricaturist, cotton candy, popcorn and more. Metrocards will be raffled for those who attend. For more information, contact the Office of Student Activities (OSA) at (212) 220-8160.


Dollar Donation Day, September 7: Help the Victims of Hurricane Harvey
BMCC and the Office of Student Activities is hosting Dollar Donation Day on Thursday, September 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the main lobby at 199 Chambers Street. Donations will be sent to the American Red Cross to help victims of Hurricane Harvey. For more information, call (212) 220-8160.

Flu Free Flu Shots for Faculty and Staff on Campus September 12
BMCC and WorkWell NYC will provide free flu shots for faculty and staff (with BMCC ID) on Tuesday, September 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in S-344 at 199 Chambers Street. While walk-ins will be accommodated, Registration is preferred: Use “nyc” as your username and “flushot” as your password. Or register by calling (866) 481-4391.

Call for Proposals: CUNY IT Conference, Deadline September 15
The CUNY community is invited to submit proposals for the 16th Annual CUNY Conference, "Instructional/Information Technology in CUNY: Opening Access,” set for November 30 and December 1 at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Proposals must be submitted via the CUNY Academic Commons by 5 p.m., September 15.

Call Call for Papers: Transitions and Transactions IV,
Deadline November 19

The April 20-21, 2018 conference, Transitions and Transactions IV: Literature Pedagogies and Social Justice in Community Colleges, presented by the BMCC English Department, will focus on teaching social justice through literature pedagogies. Community college teachers and graduate students are invited to submit abstracts by November 19 to Professors Margaret Barrow and Andrew Levy, and For more information call (212) 220-8270 or click HERE.

Free Access to
BMCC students, faculty and staff now have free access to, an online learning platform designed to assist users with technical and creative skills in the areas of business, design, web development, photography and marketing. Off campus, go to Sign in with your BMCC email credentials.

Making Headlines

BMCC student among New Yorkers now using ferries for transit
August 28, 2017 — The New York Times

BMCC Nursing student featured in story about DACA
August 28, 2017 — La Prensael Vigia

Juan Carlos Polanco, BMCC Professor and Republican candidate for NYC Ombudsman, featured in televised interview
August 26, 2017 — Spectrum Noticias NY 1

BMCC Professor Syreeta McFadden writes about history of women marching
Aug. 26, 2017 — True Viral News 

BMCC student receives scholarship from government of Bermuda
August 23, 2017 — Royal Gazette 

Human Resources

BMCC Will be Closed on Monday, September 4
In observance of Labor Day, Monday, September 4 is a scheduled holiday and excused without charge for Instructional Staff in Non-teaching functions; for Civil Service employees: Clerical, Administrative, Professional, Custodial and Stores-Stock (Campus Security excused without charge subject to essential scheduling); for Skilled Trades, and for Career and Salary Plan Titles. Hourly employees will be paid for time worked only.

Employee Benefits Fair
Representatives from Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Deer Oaks, Professional Staff Congress (PSC) and others will be on hand to answer questions at a Benefits Fair on Thursday, September 7, from 1 to 4 p.m. in Richard Harris Terrace at 199 Chambers Street.

TIAA Meet With TIAA Counselor on Campus
BMCC employees can meet on campus with a TIAA counselor Sept. 18, Sept. 29, Oct. 13, Oct. 30 and Nov. 14. Please RSVP online or call (800) 732-8353, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Alumni and Donors
Jim St. Germain Alumnus Jim St. Germain Recognizes Support of BMCC in Autobiography
"A Stone of Hope, A Memoir," just released by Harper Collins and written by BMCC alumnus Jim St. Germain, recounts his journey from encounters with the juvenile justice system to graduating from BMCC, co-founding the nonprofit Preparing Leaders of Tomorrow (PLOT) and advocating for at-risk youth. "I had to use my own determination to seek help from professors and advisors at BMCC, in order to be successful," Germain says. "This book recounts that journey. I think it is a particularly relevant book for young people who are not sure which route their academic future should take, or those coming from disadvantaged backgrounds. This book provides the hope needed to overcome some of the challenges they may encounter."
Miosotis Familia BMCC Remembers Alumna; Establishes Miosotis Familia Public Service Memorial Scholarship Fund
Miosotis Familia (Liberal Arts, ’09) served as a law enforcement officer in the New York Police Department for 12 years — a career that came to a tragic end when she was shot in the line of duty on the night of July 4, 2017. To carry on her legacy, The Miosotis Familia Public Service Memorial Scholarship Fund will provide scholarships to students in the BMCC Human Services and Criminal Justice programs. Please click here to join BMCC's efforts to honor Miosotis Familia; a mother, law enforcement professional and alumna of BMCC.

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.)

BMCC Admissions Information Sessions
Sept. 6

Need a Job? Use Career Express
Sept. 8

Moneyworks Workshop: Goals and Budgeting
Sept. 13


Symposium: Cultivating Global Competencies in a Diverse World
Sept. 28 and Sept. 29


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