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Perez Message From the President: DREAMers and DACA
"The current threat surrounding the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has created uncertainty for DREAMers at BMCC and colleges across the United States,” BMCC President Antonio Pérez says in a message to the College community. "We stand firmly in support of all students and reinforce our commitment to provide the opportunity for all our students to pursue their learning and life goals.”

Citi Foundation Renews Grant to Help BMCC Students Save for Success
The Citi Foundation has awarded BMCC a $60,000 grant for renewal of the Save for Success program, which was launched in Fall 2015. Save for Success is a financial education program that encourages students to save a portion of their financial aid and begin forming positive savings habits.

Tribeca Performing Arts Center BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center Presents "Person Place Thing"
The BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center is proud to partner with host Randy Cohen for his "Person Place Thing" podcast and radio show. The first guest to be featured is Jack Kleinsinger on Friday, October 20 at 7 p.m. Tickets to the recording are $10 and available online, at the door and by phone at (212) 220-1460.
9/11 and BMCC

9/11 and BMCC
BMCC is the only college in United States history to have lost a campus building — Fiterman Hall — to a terrorist attack. After the attacks of 9/11, BMCC helped the Port Authority of New York create a triage in the gym at the College’s main campus building at 199 Chambers Street, and BMCC became the Command Center for rescue and recover efforts. At 5:20 that afternoon, World Trade 7 collapsed and fell against Fiterman Hall, which reopened in August 2012. BMCC’s journey is captured in the 9/11 and BMCC page that includes video, slide shows and media coverage.

CUNY Supports DACA: Join Live Facebook Session Thursday, September 7, 3:30 p.m.
This Facebook Live event will provide valuable information to CUNY students, faculty and staff about President Trump’s plans to end DACA. CUNY attorneys and administrators will answer students’ questions about their legal rights and opportunities as well as financial aid and counseling concerns. Join the session on Thursday, September 7 at 3:30 p.m.

Harvey Today, September 7 is Dollar Donation Day for Victims of Hurricane Harvey
BMCC and the Office of Student Activities is hosting Dollar Donation Day on Thursday, September 7 till 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.
Immigration Support Immigration Support for Students
BMCC is available to provide support and resources for students impacted by changes in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and other issues related to immigration status. For more information, contact the Office of Student Affairs at (212) 220-8130 or

Healthcare Option for BMCC Students
BMCC has formed a partnership with Gouverneur Health System, a member of the Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC). This will allow BMCC students to receive direct referrals for medical and mental health services. To learn more, please contact the following BMCC offices: Health Services Center (Physicals, Immunizations, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Dental); Counseling Center (Mental Health Referrals) or Single Stop (Insurance Issues).

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.
Making Headlines

BMCC alumnus Gregory “Ronnie” James comments on his DACA status
Sept. 7, 2017 — Los Angeles Times

BMCC student Hector Martinez comments during DACA protest outside Trump Tower
Sept. 5, 2017 — Fox News PoliticsPeopleYahoo! Philippines

Gothamist highlights BMCC Student Government Association event; notes that BMCC home to one of largest DACA populations in city
Sept. 5, 2017 — Gothamist

“text/ure” exhibit at Shirley Fiterman Art Center highlighted in gallery roundup
Sept. 5, 2017 — ZealNYC

BMCC student Mark Merphy highlighted for his fashion line
Sept. 4, 2017 — News 12 The Bronx

BMCC Ranks 37th for Total Enrollment of Hispanics; 7th in "Homeland Security Law Enforcement Firefighting Degrees” and 8th in "Computer and Information Sciences Degrees"
August 31, 2017 — Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine 

Human Resources

Employee Benefits Fair Today, Thursday, September 7
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
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.)
Career Express

Need a job? Use Career Express
Sept. 8

Admissions Information Session and Tour
Sept. 11

Major Fair: Which of BMCC’s 40+ Majors Is Right for You?
Sept. 13


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