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Director Directors Bring Experience in the Art of Assessment and the Curating of Art
BMCC welcomes Bryan Dowling, Director of Assessment in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Analytics, and Lisa Panzera, Director of the Shirley Fiterman Art Center

BMCC to Partner in New Groundbreaking Library Study
BMCC will partner with nonprofit research service Ithaka S+R and Northern Virginia Community College in an 18-month study that seeks to assess and improve library support systems within community colleges. In addition to BMCC and lead investigator Northern Virginia Community College, five other community colleges, including three CUNY schools, will participate in the study. The project is funded by a $449,388 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ Laura Bush 21st Century Library Program.

Nine BMCC Students to Participate in NYU Gallatin Program
BMCC and the NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study have partnered to create the GUIDE program, which supports a cohort of select students who are studying social justice (social movements, law and governance, urban democracy, economics, identity formation, political literature and art, arts activism and environmental studies). Nine BMCC students — Saif Al-Islam Mozeb, Ahmad Bhatti, Zainab Floyd, Chaya König, Jahshana Olivierre, Shaquasha Reynolds, Remiesha Siddo, Cascia Thompson and Kevin Zambrano​ — have been selected to join GUIDE in Fall 2018,when they will take one class each at Gallatin. The cost of the NYU tuition, registration fees and books will be covered by Gallatin, with course credits applied toward their associate degree at BMCC. In fall of the students’ junior year, up to five of the eight participants will transfer to NYU Gallatin as GUIDE Scholars. They will receive full scholarships to NYU, covering all unmet tuition, fees, books and, if requested, on-campus housing for the next four semesters of undergraduate study. For more information, contact Dean Michael Hutmaker, or Dean Erwin Wong,


9/11 and BMCC: Remembrance and Resilience
In this video, BMCC President Antonio Pérez looks back on how the College community pulled together in the aftermath of 9/11. Also, Education Dive, an education publication based in Washington, D.C. published an interview with President Pérez, Vice President Marva Craig and Vice President Scott Anderson regarding the College's response to the attacks of 9/11.


BMCC Office of Student Activities Hosts Student Club Fair
BMCC students met representatives of the College’s more than 75 student clubs on September 13 in the College's Icarus Plaza at 199 Chambers Street.


BMCC Student Entrepreneurs Visit Ghana
Five BMCC students — Christiana Agyepomaa, Brittany Broderick, Kasson Colon-Mangin and Tredesha Howard — as well as BMCC alumnus Milton Henriquez and two other CUNY undergraduates, traveled together to the Republic of Ghana for ten days in August 2017. The trip, co-sponsored by the CUNY Black Male Initiative (CUNY BMI) and Birthright AFRICA, was led by Shawn Best, University Associate Director of CUNY BMI, along with Birthright AFRICA Founder Walla Elsheikh and Program Director Ashley Johnson.


BMCC Launches Manhattan Education Opportunity Center (MEOC) Website
The SUNY Manhattan Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC) helps students achieve their academic goals and take their careers to the next level. MEOC offers free programs in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), High School Equivalency (HSE) preparation, college prep and career training.

Deadline September 15 to Submit Proposals for CUNY IT Conference
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.

Eye Roaming Eye Art Exhibit Opens September 26
The art exhibition “The Roaming Eye” opens in the Shirley Fiterman Art Center, 81 Barclay Street, 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.

BMCC Community Invited to Newly Tenured and Promoted Faculty Reception,
September 28

President Antonio Pérez and Provost Karrin E. Wilks invite the BMCC community to a reception honoring newly tenured and promoted faculty on Thursday, September 28 at 5 p.m. in the Faculty and Staff Café, third floor at 199 Chambers Street. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by September 21 to Maria Castillo: or (212) 776-7128.

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

Faculty and Staff Encouraged to Join Training for CUNYFirst Travel and Expense System
Faculty and Staff planning work-related travel are invited to attend a training session for the CUNYFirst Travel and Expense system on Wednesday, September 27 or Wednesday, November 15. Both sessions are from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. Please RSVP to Rita Sun: All sessions will be located in room S-635.

Shults Dean Christopher Shults Presents Plenary Session at NEAIR Annual Conference
Christopher Shults, BMCC Dean of Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Planning, will present a plenary talk, “Want to Enhance Student Success? Elevate the IE/IR Profession,” at the 2017 North East Association of Institutional Research (NEAIR) conference, November 20 in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Making Headlines

BMCC executives remember the events of 9/11/2001 in feature story
Sept. 11, 2017 — Education Dive

NYC City Council candidate and BMCC alumni Brian Cunningham profiled
Sept. 8, 2017 — BKLYNER

BMCC student featured in story about DACA
Sept. 8, 2017 — Hoy

Human Resources
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.

Extended Customer Service Hours for NYC Employee Retirement System Participants (NYCERS)
Due to the success of the extended customer service hours for members, pensioner and beneficiaries, this schedule is now permanent: Monday and Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. For retirement counseling services, please arrive 30 minutes before closing.

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

Film: Hasta la Raiz (Down to the Root)
Sept. 15

International Students: F-1 Career Fair Prep Workshop
Sept. 18

Continuing Education Open House
Sept. 19


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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