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Tenured Professors

BMCC Celebrates Tenured Professors
On Monday, October 5, President Antonio Perez, Provost Karrin E. Wilks, and the BMCC community recognized the college’s newly tenured faculty with a reception in the Shirley Fiterman Art Center in Fiterman Hall. The BMCC faculty are not only leaders in their fields, they are mentors, researchers and scholars. Congratulations to the college’s newest tenured professors: Barry Cooper, Ya Lun, Michelle Wang, John Beaumont, Maureen Matarese, Julie Cassidy, Francesco Crocco, Racquel Goodison, Geoffrey Klock, Chamutal Noimann, Jan Stahl, Andrew Smallwood, Leslie Green-Rennis, Kanu Nagra, Margaret Dean, Jenna Hirsch, Kathleen Offenholley, Abdramane Serme, Alicia Perdomo, Sarah Haviland, Fredreich Hoffmann, Chiaki Yanagisawa, Aldo Fabian Balardini, Yana Durmysheva, Deborah Gambs, Kenneth Levin, Naida Zukic, La-Dana Jenkins, Katherine Figueroa, Kate Johnson, Matthew Marcus, Judith Yancey, Elizabeth Berlinger, Catherine Cammilleri, Miriam Delgado, Robert Masterson, Dale Dawes, Ellen Inkelis, Zuming Li, Ke Xin, and Persio Pereyra.

Obeng Kwaku Buo

Student Wins First Place at LSAMP Conference
BMCC science major Obeng Kwaku Buo won First Place in the Civil, Mechanical, Environmental or Aerospace Engineering category for his research poster presentation at the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Program (LSAMP) 2015 Fall Symposium & Research Conference held at the University of Georgia, October 8-10, 2015.

Buo’s research project, "The Dynamics of Water Storage Over Lake Eyre, Australia, Observed by Satellite Data," is led by BMCC science professor Kibrewossen Tesfagiorgis and made possible by LSAMP’s Research Experience for Undergraduates program funded by the National Science Foundation. The project is also made possible by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which provides rainfall data from Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission Satellites. Under Professor Tesfagiorgiski’s guidance, Obeng Kwaku Buo analyzed data related to Lake Eyre, in order to gain a better understanding of the world’s water resources.

BMCC State of Mind

BMCC’s State of Mind Presents “Race to a Job”
Host Krishna C. Nadella speaks with Annie Wiseman (The Institute for Family Health), John Colborn (The Aspen Institute) and Rishi Chopra (The Wadhwani Foundation) to discuss 'Race To A Job', the new healthcare/education initiative supported by BMCC, the Wadhwani Foundation and the Institute for Family Health. Watch Now.

BMCC Stands with UCC

BMCC Stands with UCC Fundraiser: Oct. 15
Borough of Manhattan Community College is raising money to support the victims of the recent shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg Oregon. Students will be collecting funds in the lobby of 199 Chambers Street Building from 10:00 4:00 p.m. For more information, contact the Office of Student Activities at or (212) 220-8160.

BMCC Hosts “Walk With Me” Program: Oct. 19
Faculty and staff are invited to attend BMCC’s 11th Annual "Walk With Me" program on October 19, at 12 noon in the Richard Harris Terrace. The BMCC family will be walking in the 199 Chambers Street building to let victims know that they are not alone and have a right to be safe. Faculty, staff and students should gather in Richard Harris Terrace and follow a silent procession through the BMCC campus. Participants may carry signs or banners that deliver the message: “Stop the violence."

Informative activities are taking place from October 13 through November 5. For more information, contact the Women's Center at (212) 220-8165, or stop by S340 in the Main Campus Building.

2015 Faculty Development Day: Nov. 11
BMCC Faculty are invited to attend the 2015 Faculty Development Day workshop, “Maintaining Academic Momentum,” featuring Paul Attewell, Distinguished University Professor of Sociology and Urban Education at the CUNY Graduate Center, and Donna Linderman, University Associate Dean for Student Success Initiatives and Executive Director for CUNY ASAP. The workshop is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Nov. 11 in rooms 1306 and 1307 at Fiterman Hall. Lunch will be served. RSVP by Oct.24 to Sharon Avni at

Volunteer Fair: Oct 27
BMCC’s Office of Student Affairs is hosting a Volunteer Fair from 11:00 a.m. - 4 p.m., Oct. 27 in the Richard Harris Terrace. The volunteer fair is an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to learn about volunteer opportunities available with a variety of companies and organizations that include: 9/11 Memorial Museum, Brooklyn Community Services, CHDFS, Inc., CUNY Service Corps, Free Arts NYC, Gallop NYC, Gilda's Club NYC, Harlem Educational Activities Fund, International Rescue Committee, Jersey City VISTA Program, Lower East Side Ecology Center, E Waste Warehouse, Make The Road New York, MECA/BMCC, Mentoring USA, New York Cares, New York City Coalition Against Hunger, New York City Relief, NYC Service - Office of the Mayor, Office of Student Activities, Pajama Jam Program, Parks Department: Green Thumb, Power Play NYC, South Bronx United, The Boys Club of New York, and The Police Athletic League. For more information contact Nereida Montijo at (212) 346-8408 or at Click here to learn more.

Making Headlines
BMCC Experts
Scott Anderson

Vice President for Administration and Planning Scott Anderson shares expertise on BMCC’s sustainability efforts
Downtown Express – October 9, 2015

Professor Carlos Hernandez included in article, “Latino lit is alive and well and living in Queens and Nebraska” – October 9, 2015

Alumni and Donors
Feng Chen

Feng Chen - “Why I Give”
The BMCC Foundation proudly recognizes BMCC Nursing Alumna Feng Chen (’08) a supporter of BMCC. Donations from friends and colleagues make a difference in the lives of BMCC students. Watch Video.


BMCC Open House
Oct. 20, 4:00 p.m.

Italian Heritage Month 2015
Oct. 26, 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Continuing Education and Workforce Development Hosts Open Houses
Nov. 4, 10:00 am – 3:00 p.m.
Nov. 5, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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

Cultivating Global Competencies in a Diverse World
Oct. 16, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

“Teaching the Graphic Memoir in the Community College,” by David Bahr
Oct. 20, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

“How to Turn Your Dissertation into a Book”
Oct. 21, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Panther Pride

BMCC Sports: Weekend Recap

Serigne Kasse Named Region XV Male Athlete of the Month

Women’s Soccer Schedule

Men’s Soccer Schedule

Women’s Volleyball Schedule

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