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BMCC Celebrates 2015 Out-in-Two Scholarship Recipients
On Oct. 22, BMCC President Antonio Pérez, Provost and Senior Vice President Karrin Wilks, Vice President for Development Doris Holz and Academic Dean Erwin Wong recognized students who were recently awarded Out-in-Two Scholarships. During the reception, Stephen J. Meringoff of the Meringoff Family Foundation and Jay Lieberman of The Derfner Foundation were both recognized for their continued support of the Out-in-Two Program. Meringoff presented remarks to the students before joining President Perez to present the Student Out-in-Two Awards.

The event also featured special guests Raymond O'Keefe, BMCC Foundation Board Member, and Stuart Post, Director of the Merringoff Family Foundation, as well as student speakers Dana Smith, Out-in-Two Scholar Alumna; and Shernelle Thomas, Out-in-Two Club Vice President. Out-in-Two Scholars Kimberly Barrios and Ngawang Tsultim presented a dedication through song.

Congratulations to the Fall 2015 Out-in-Two Scholarship Recipients: Jason Aguirre, Md Alamgir, Mayra Alban, Aemiro Allison, Deddye Alvarez, Daniel Appiah, Emma Assheton-Blair, Yamilex Aveiga, Roy Azoulay, Mia Batten, Mariam Bokuchava, Martin Brochot, Naiyiri-Blu Brooker, Javier Cardenas, Babara Castro, Valerie Collins, Tesfamichael Demeke, Jack English, Brandon Forrest, Anisah Ganee, Mirella Gerer, Ana Gonzalez, Janice Mahan, Paola Maldonado, Jasmin McClellan, Courton Messam, Kenneth Negron, Nekirah Nicholls, Sara Obermajerova, Shimona Oliver, Stephany Ortiz, Jose Pagan, Shaker Qaeyd, Ersilja Reci, Raja Riasat, Gabrielle Richards, Louis Ange Sakala, Sunita Sewsankar, Mian AbdulRaheem Shabbir, Tenjing Sherpa, Alexis Souquet, Jamaya Williams, Lanlan Zhang and Yinyin Zhang.

BMCC Leadership Fellows Present Research

BMCC Leadership Fellows Present Research
On Oct. 22, the 2015 BMCC Leadership Fellows cohort presented their group research and analysis focusing on the improvement of student engagement at the College. In January 2015, the group was asked to come up with solutions on how the campus might foster stronger engagement among the BMCC student population. Students who are more engaged in campus activities have been shown to have higher overall retention levels. The 15 mid-level BMCC staff members were selected from a pool of 260 applicants who were eventually selected by the school’s Executive Cabinet. BMCC Dean of Development John Montanez says the BMCC program is unique among the greater higher education community because a portion of the fellow’s recommendations actually gets embedded in the strategic planning at the college. It is one of three challenges the group will face in the yearlong, multi-faceted BMCC Leadership Fellows session. The cohort includes: Annete Bhatia, Ruru Rusmin, Deborah Harte, Cecilia Scott-Croff, Iyana Titus, Antonette McKain, Alexandra Pyak, Nadine Browne, Gregory Farrell, Christina Lev, Allana D. Burke, Robert Cortes, Alison Young, Allana Hankey-Thomas, Mark Rivera and Megan Elias (Honoree Participant). Learn more about BMCC’s Leadership Fellows Program here.

New Cohort POISEd for Success
Ten BMCC students were admitted in October 2015 to the POISE (Pipeline Opportunities for Inter-College STEM Education) program at BMCC. The new POISE cohort members are: Kristen-Kaye Barnaby, Romario Denoon, Paul Foreman, Emilio Gonzalez, Biki Gurung, Ian Holly, Bintou Kone, Christoni Mbiada, Ricardo Nunes and Diandra Williams.

BMCC Student Anastasia Mironova wins CUNY Student Photo Contest

BMCC Student Anastasia Mironova wins CUNY Student Photo Contest
Anastasia Mironova, business administration major, will earn her BMCC A.A. degree in the summer or fall of 2016. She entered her black and white photo titled, “Clone,” which she describes as a playful look at Borough of Manhattan Community College’s Fiterman Hall and its dense urban surroundings. “I took the photo because I was amazed how the building mirrored the reality,” says Anastasia Mironova.

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center Opens Family Theater Series
BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center (BMCC/TPAC), the longest operating performance venue in Lower Manhattan, proudly presents the next event in the 2015-2016 Family Series Season: The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in Family Matters, The Musical, on Saturday, November 14 at 1:30 p.m.

Safe Zone

Safe Zone Training Sessions Offered
BMCC faculty and staff are invited to register for training to become a member of the BMCC Safe Zone program. The BMCC Safe Zone program provides support to members of the BMCC Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) community and helps create a more inclusive environment at BMCC. The BMCC Safe Zone program is comprised of faculty and staff volunteers who are committed to being an ally, a source of support and providing information to individuals, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. This 2-hour workshop is open to faculty and staff who are interested in becoming a Safe Zone Ally.

Training sessions are currently being offered in room S510D (CETLS) on October 28, 12:00 pm. - 2:00 p.m.; October 29, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; and October 29, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. To register send an email to You may also learn more about the SafeZone program by clicking here or contact Deborah Parker, Director, BMCC Women’s Resource Center, Room S340 or at (212) 220-8165.

Women’s HerStory Month Planning Begins
BMCC faculty and staff are invited to participate in planning Women’s HerStory Month 2016. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to create programs for our community. This year we ask that programs speak to the theme Women and Power. This theme can be interpreted broadly and could encompass topics ranging from politics, sports, media, literature, art, education, economics, to global affairs and social activism. The planning committee is accepting proposals for events and activities until Friday, December 4. Please submit program proposals or ideas using our online form. As rooms are difficult to get last-minute, the facilitator will also be responsible for booking rooms for events submitted after the December 4 deadline. Open meetings for people who would like to discuss their ideas and proposed programs are scheduled on: November 2, 12:00 p.m.; November 11, 12:00 p.m.; and November 19, 10:00 a.m. These meetings will be in the Women’s Resource Center (S340). For more information, please contact the planning committee: Amy Sodaro, Social Sciences, Human Services and Criminal Justice Department, Co-Chair,; and Brianne Waychoff, Speech, Communications & Theatre Arts Department, Co-Chair,

Making Headlines
BMCC Experts

Shirley Fiterman Art Center Exhibit, “Diphthong” featured in “The Ghost in the Machine: Diphthong at the Fiterman – October 5, 2015

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center hosts NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission’s Vision Zero Safety Honor Roll Event
Digital Journal – October 21, 2015

Alumni and Donors
Legacy Society

BMCC Celebrates Legacy Society
The BMCC Foundation launched the Legacy Society at a luncheon on October 21, 2015 in the Fiterman Conference Center. More than 35 guests attended, including BMCC President Antonio Pérez, who presented certificates of recognition honoring Legacy Society members Daisy Alverio, Gay Brookes, Elizabeth Margaritas Butson and Fred Peskoff. BMCC supporter Steve Imperato presented remarks on estate planning.

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

BMCC Volunteer Fair

BMCC Volunteer Fair
Oct. 27, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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

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

How to Publish Your Book: Dr. Diana Rickard explains the process from proposal to manuscript to published work.
Oct. 30, 2:00 p.m.

Listening Tour of Lower Manhattan
Nov. 3, 3:00 p.m.

Social Sciences Research Colloquium: The Torturer and The Teacher: Finding Virtue in Empathic Attunement, Georgina Campelia
Nov. 4, 1:00 PM

Panther Pride
Men's Soccer

Men’s Soccer: Panthers Win Big in the Bronx

Men’s Soccer Loses Heartbreaker in CUNYAC Championship

Women’s Volleyball: Lady Panthers Heating Up

Men’s Soccer: Lions Run Past Panthers

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