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BMCC Honors 4.0 Achievers
The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Office of Student Affairs recently recognized 206 current students who completed 12 or more credits and maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA at the end of the 2015 spring semester.

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Panel Discussion Focuses on Policing Gender
Students packed a large Borough of Manhattan Community College classroom on Monday, September 28 for a panel discussion titled Gender & Policing; Policing Gender. The CUNY Justice Academy at John Jay College/CUNY and the Criminal Justice program at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) organized the event.

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BMCC Partners with CDI to Help High School Graduates Enter College
Thanks to funding through NYC Small Business Services (SBS), and the NYC Mayor's Office, a new partnership has been formed between BMCC’s Center for Continuing Education and Workforce Development and the non-profit career-readiness organization, Comprehensive Development, Inc. (CDI).

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CUNY Service Corps Referrals Needed
We are pleased to announce the return of CUNY Service Corps at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC). This exciting program will provide BMCC students with a paid opportunity to work in various nonprofit organizations that are committed to improving New York City.  BMCC is asking faculty and staff to recommend students who will not only benefit from this program, but will represent BMCC and CUNY as a whole. Eligible participants will earn $12 an hour for the 2016-2017 academic year working with partners such as the American Museum of Natural History, Brooklyn Navy Yards, New York Presbyterian Hospital and the Bronx Zoo.

    Students must meet the following qualifications:
  • Have a GPA of at least 2.5 and have earned 24-credits or
  • Have 2 or more semesters remaining at BMCC;
  • Be registered full-time for the 2016-2017 academic year
  • Be able to legally work in the United States.

Students will be expected to fill out a CUNY Service Corps application, which requires a letter of recommendation. Please be aware that BMCC students may approach faculty and staff for a letter of recommendation for this program. For students who wish to find out more about CUNY Service Corps, please direct them to the following link: or ask them to contact Lisa O'Connor at Your cooperation and support in this endeavor is greatly appreciated.

Student Nominations for Scholarship Open
The BMCC Foundation, Inc. Scholarship application is now available, and we need input from faculty and staff. BMCC is looking for students to receive up to $3,200 a year. Eligible students are working toward completing their first college degree; are attending full time, and have completed at least 12 credits at BMCC; or attending part time and have completed at least 24 credits at BMCC; are U.S. Citizens/Permanent Residents or on an F-1 Visa; have a 3.0 GPA or higher. Last year BMCC was able to award more than 300 students with scholarships to help pay for school. This year BMCC is looking to increase that number — with your help. Faculty and staff: If there are students in your class or with whom you work who fit the above criteria, please nominate them for this scholarship by sending their names and CUNY ID numbers to Sussie Gyamfi at (212) 220-8133 or

Making Headlines
BMCC Experts

Manhattan Early College School for Advertising Receives Recognition in Ranking of Top Career and Technical Schools
New York Post – September 27, 2015 

Alumni and Donors
Maryna Asipchuk Former BMCC Summer Intern Maryna Asipchuk Earns Spot with Citi
Former two-year BMCC Summer Intern Maryna Asipchuk (2014-15) from Belarus, has been offered and has accepted a full-time position with Citi when she graduates from NYU in May 2016. Maryna interned in our Treasury and Trade Solutions (TTS) Group for two consecutive summers and has accepted a role in Citi’s Sales & Trading Program in the Quantitative Analysis Program. She is the first BMCC Intern at Citi to be offered a full-time position. While at BMCC, Maryna was a co-founder of BMCC’s Programming Club Read More
richard kajim Alumnus Richard Kajim Grateful to BMCC for Helping Launch His Career in Research
Richard Kajim (who transfered from BMCC in 2012) was recently offered the opportunity to work as a consultant for the World Health Organization on the National eHealth Strategy for South and Central America as well as the Caribbean. As a current student at Howard University, Richard conducted research on "Meeting the Needs of Rural Communities through Telemedicine and Telehealth" and was offered the opportunity to present his findings at the annual conference for the National Society of Allied Health. "I believe BMCC played an integral role in my education tract. For this I am truly grateful,” he said. "It must be noted that the skills I learned from Professor Felicia Harrelson in Speech class certainly helped me through this conference presentation and within my career thus far.” Read More

Ways to Give
The BMCC Foundation is grateful for contributions of al types and at all levels. Learn about the ways you can help ensure student success and make a difference at BMCC.

Leslie Siegel Leslie Siegel - “Why I Give”
The BMCC Foundation proudly recognizes Leslie Siegel, a long-time supporter of BMCC for her continued generosity. Donations from friends and colleagues make a difference in the lives of BMCC students.
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Year Up Information Sessions for Spring 2016 Class

Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30

Sessions begin at 2:00 p.m.

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BMCC LGBTQ Pride Month Kick-Off
See the LGBTQ Pride Month Events Schedule

LinkedIn and Networking Career Development Sessions
First Session: Oct. 7, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Events Hosted by Center for Excellences in Teaching, and Scholarship

New Faculty Orientation: Research
Oct. 2, 10:00 a.m.

Writing Space
Oct. 5, 10:00 a.m.

Social Sciences Research Collogquium
Oct. 5, 1:30 p.m.

Women’s Studies Project
Oct. 6, 2:00 p.m.

Panther Pride
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Men's Soccer: BMCC Panthers Weekend Recap
Fighting Hawks No Match for Red-hot Panthers

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Women’s Volleyball: Lady Panthers Fall in Weekend Doubleheader

Baseball Begins Fall Season

Women’s Volleyball Schedule

Men’s Soccer Schedule

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