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OCTOBER 8, 2015 FacebookTwitterInstagram
President's Message
President Perez

BMCC Remembers Victims of UCC Tragedy
As we complete the first full week of October in the 2015-16 academic year, let us take a moment to remember the victims of the recent shooting that occurred at Umpqua Community College (UCC) in Oregon.

It is the strength of the UCC community that is getting them through this difficult time. Community is something we have always valued at BMCC. Our strong community helped us recover from the events of 9/11, and our sense of community continues to give us strength today.

As UCC moves forward to rebuild itself after the horrible tragedy that claimed the lives of 10 people, I ask that you keep the students, faculty and staff of Umpqua Community College in your minds and hearts.

BMCC will have a moment of silence at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 9 in memory of the lives lost at UCC last week. The Office of Student Affairs and its team of counselors are available to provide services to individuals and groups upon request.


BMCC Kicks Off LGBTQ Pride Month
Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) kicked off LGBTQ Pride Month Tuesday, October 6 with a luncheon and opening address by activist, writer and filmmaker Reina Gossett.

BMCC State of Mind

BMCC State of Mind Expands Viewership
Manhattan Neighborhood Network is now airing episodes of BMCC State of Mind. Manhattan’s free, public access cable network runs four cablecast channels reaching 620,000 cable subscribers in Manhattan. BMCC State of Mind is a web-based discussion program that explores the relevant social, economic and political issues that are prominent at the post-secondary level of education. Watch the latest episode here.


Student Co-Curricular Transcript Encouraged
BMCC asks faculty and staff to inform students of the opportunity to record their official campus involvement on their Co-Curricular Transcript (CCT). This is a student initiated comprehensive record of the student’s participation and achievements outside the classroom while enrolled at BMCC. These activities foster the total development of the student and encourage life-long learning, leadership, service and responsible citizenship. When coupled with the academic transcript, a holistic representation of the student's total education will be created. The Division of Student Affairs validates each Co-Curricular Transcript. The Co-Curricular Transcript is organized around six categories: athletics, clubs and organizations, community service, honors and awards, leadership training and workshops and seminars. In addition, many faculty and staff are involved in facilitating non-credit workshops for students outside the classroom that may be included on the student’s Co-Curricular Transcript. To increase the variety of opportunities for student involvement, these faculty and staff should fill out the Faculty and Staff Submission form online to make their workshop a CCT eligible event. The link to the form can be found at /students/student-activities/cct/form.jsp. For more information contact Nereida Montijo, Assistant Director of Student Involvement and Civic Responsibility at (212) 346-8408 or

CUNYfirst Travel and Expense Training Sessions Offered
The Office of Academic Affairs is offering training opportunities for the CUNYFirst Travel and Expense system. Training sessions are scheduled in the Main Campus building on Friday, October 9 at 9:30 a.m., in room N789 and Friday, November 6 at 3:00 p.m., in room S613. Each session lasts approximately one hour. If you wish to attend, please RSVP to Christopher Barrette

Making Headlines
BMCC Experts

Assistant Professor of English C. Christina Lam included in "New Moms Tap into Ancient Traditions with This Woman’s Help” article
NBC – October 6, 2015

CUNY Professors Don Robes and Protest Outside of Boss’ UES Apartment – October 2, 2015

Alumni and Donors

BMCC Alumnus Eduardo Bover featured in article: "Chikyboom: Cooking with Cuban Roots" – October 7, 2015

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.


Accounting Department Free Excel Workshops
Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (noon)

Year Up Information Sessions for Spring 2016 Class
Oct. 9, 16, 23, and 30
Sessions begin at 2:00 p.m.

BMCC Open House
Oct. 13, 12:00 p.m. (noon)

Events Hosted by the Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Scholarship (CETLS)

Haitian Studies at CUNY
Oct. 9, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (noon)

Queer Communities at BMCC Faculty Interest Group (FIG)
Oct. 13, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Empowering Students: Communication and Success
Oct. 14, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Panther Pride

Men’s Soccer: Koiso’s Late Game Heroics Keeps Panthers Undefeated Season Alive

Women’s Soccer: Sharks Take a Bite Out of Panthers

Women’s Volleyball: Lady Panthers Sweep Dutchess in Oct. 3 Doubleheader

Inaugural BMCC Baseball Alumni Game Scheduled Oct. 25

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