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Innovative Strategies

Directors Support Learning Through Innovative Strategies
BMCC welcomes Sara E. Crosby as Director of the BMCC Learning Academy (BLA) and Christopher Oscar Medellin as BMCC's Director of E-Learning.

Pride Month

Pride Month Offers an Array of Events
A month of workshops, film, panels and more are being offered in celebration of Pride Month at BMCC. A kick-off luncheon on October 10 featured guest speaker Hida Viloria, author of “Born Both: An Intersex Life.”


Join "Walk With Me" Silent Procession October 17
October is Domestic Violence Month at BMCC and among the activities and workshops to raise awareness about this issue is the annual “Walk With Me” procession on October 17. BMCC students, faculty and staff are invited to meet at 12 p.m in Richard Harris Terrace at 199 Chambers Street and join a silent procession throughout the campus. Participants are encouraged to wear purple. For more information, contact the Women’s Resource Center at (212) 220-8165 or

Italian Heritage Month BMCC Celebrates Italian Heritage Month
On Tuesday, October 17 from 12 to 1 p.m. in the CETLS conference room, S-510D at 199 Chambers Street, Italian Heritage Month will kick off with a discussion of the bilingual memoir “In Other Words” by Jhumpa Lahiri. On Tuesday, October 31, a day of events will present art lectures, poetry performances, music and more.

Friday Is the Last Day to Support the BMCC Disaster Relief Fundraiser
Join BMCC disaster relief efforts by donating $10—or whatever you can give—from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Friday, October 13 at 199 Chambers Street. For more information, contact the Office of Student Activities at (212) 220-8160.

Naomi Levine Fundraising Legend Naomi Levine Leads Intensive Workshop, October 18
The BMCC Center for Continuing Education and Office of College Development are offering a one-day, intensive workshop, “How to Be an Effective Fundraiser,” Wednesday, October 18 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Fiterman Hall 13th-floor Conference Center. The workshop will be led by Naomi Levine, who served for 25 years as Senior VP for External Affairs at New York University and helped guide the university to raise $400 million a year and become a great global center of learning. The workshop covers principles of fundraising; technology and fundraising, and ethics and the law. It also includes a networking luncheon. The cost is $195. To register, call (212) 346-8410.

African Heritage Month Meeting 
BMCC faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend the upcoming African Heritage Month planning meeting on Thursday, October 12 from 3 until 5 p.m., Room F-302 in Fiterman Hall. The meeting will focus on finalizing the month’s theme and signing up volunteers for specific events. Those who can’t attend, but would like to sign up as a volunteer, should contact Christopher Shults, Dean of Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Planning at

Invitation to Join Asian Heritage Committee
BMCC community members interested in joining the 2017-2018 Asian Heritage Committee are invited to attend a meeting on Wednesday, October 25 at 11:30 a.m., Room S-108A at 199 Chambers Street. The Asian Heritage Committee is a multi-ethnic group of colleagues whose purpose is to increase awareness and appreciation of the Asian and Asian-American experience and to encourage understanding among all groups. For more details, contact Erwin J. Wong, Dean of Academic Programs and Instruction at

St. John’s University Offers 50% Tuition Discount to BMCC Employees: Information Session October 17
On Tuesday, October 17 at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., representatives from St. John’s University will be on hand in Room N-471 at 199 Chambers Street to discuss programs including the 50% tuition discount for BMCC employees, employee dependents and alumni seeking a doctoral degree in Higher Education Administration, Supervision and Leadership in Spring 2018. Application fees are waived for those applying by November 15. The application deadline is December 1 and courses begin the third week in January. St John’s is also seeking candidates for their MBA, MSED, MA, and other graduate programs.

Making Headlines

BMCC conducts comprehensive study of Battery Park City
Oct. 5, 2017—Tribeca Citizen

BMCC featured in profile of Tribeca
Oct. 8, 2017—Business Insider,

BMCC alumnus now associate editor at IEEE Spectrum
Oct. 8, 2017— Times Herald-Record

Human Resources

CUNY Professional Development Program Starts October 19
The 2017-18 CUNY Professional Development Program provides training and professional development for CUNY employees and is available October 19, 2017 through January 24, 2018.  To register, employees must submit an E-Application to their college Human Resources Office and Professional Development and Learning Management (PDLM) office at least 10 days before the start of a course.

Health Benefits Open Enrollment and Opportunity to Change Dental Plan
During the Annual Transfer Period, October 2 through 31, active and adjunct employees who are currently enrolled may transfer into any health plan for which they are eligible. They can also add or drop Optional Rider coverage or dependents in their present plan. Review benefits and coverage of different plans. In addition, for PSC members ONLY wishing to change their Dental Plan, the effective date of change for active employees is January 7, 2018, and the effective date of change for adjuncts currently enrolled is January 1, 2018. For related forms and more information, please contact Amparo Lopez-Moreno,

Alumni and Donors

David Steingard Inspires Guests at BMCC Leadership Breakfasts Series
The BMCC community attended the BMCC Leadership Breakfasts Series, featuring David Steingard, CEO of Laughing Man Coffee & Tea, Director of the Laughing Man Foundation and BMCC Foundation Board Member, on Wednesday, October 11. This series is presented with the BMCC Office of Student Activities and the BMCC Urban Male Leadership Academy. The Leadership Breakfast Series was established in 2007 to provide opportunities for students to engage with and be inspired by prominent business leaders. The next Leadership Breakfast Series keynote speaker will be Rochelle Stewart, Director of Digital and Social Strategy at Condé Nast, on Wednesday, November 15. The series is free and open to the BMCC community. RSVP to Brian Haller,

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.)

CUNY Assessment Test Workshop
Oct. 14

Breast Cancer Walk: Join the BMCC Team
Oct. 15

James Hannaham Working Writers Reading Series: Novelist James Hannaham
Oct. 11 

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


Panther Pride

BMCC Men’s Soccer Ranks in Top Ten
The BMCC men’s soccer team is ranked number eight nationwide in the NJCAA Division III men’s soccer poll and remains undefeated at 9-0. The team has one regular season game scheduled, October 11 at 4 p.m., when the Panthers take on Suffolk Community College. On October 16, BMCC will face off with Queensborough Community College for the CUNY championship at 7 p.m. in Metropolitan Oval in Queens. After that, the Panthers head to the NJCAA region XV tournament with their first game set for October 21.

BMCC Sweeps CUNYAC Weekly Awards

Fall 2017 Recreation Schedule

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