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BMCC Launches Associate in Arts (A.A.) in Economics Program
BMCC students can now earn an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree in Economics. The new major is offered through the Department of Social Sciences, Human Services and Criminal Justice.

Middle States

BMCC Hosts Middle States Town Hall, Oct. 28

BMCC is engaged in its Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) institutional self-study, a process that enables the BMCC community to review how effectively the college is meeting its mission and institutional goals. The college's first Middle States town hall meeting will be held Friday, October 28 in Theatre II at 199 Chambers Street, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend the town hall including presentations by the standards working groups and Q&A session.


Walk With Me: Raising Awareness About Domestic Violence
On October 27, as part of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the BMCC Women's Resource Center sponsored the 12th Annual Walk With Me: Domestic Violence Silent Procession at 199 Chambers Street.

Educator Empowerment

BMCC Receives More Than 400K for Comprehensive Educator Empowerment Program
BMCC's Teacher Education department will create a model school for its early childhood and elementary education students at PS 125, a public elementary school in West Harlem, with support from a $408,090 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

STEM Majors

BMCC and City Tech Collaborate to Help Aspiring STEM Majors Pass Gateway Math Courses
Teams of mathematics instructors from BMCC and New York City College of Technology (City Tech) are in the second year of a five-year collaboration to digitally transform gateway math courses and break down barriers to career advancement in STEM fields. The project, Opening Gateways to Completion: Open Digital Pedagogies for Student Success in STEM is funded by a $1.2 million grant from the Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) program of the Office of Postsecondary Education at the U.S. Department of Education.


Yuno Institute Vist BMCC Early Childhood Center
On October 21, a small delegation from the Yuno Institute Preschool and Jyuoku Yama Nursery School in Tokyo, Japan visited the BMCC Early Childhood Center. The delegation, including Chi Taroda, Mitsuyo Fujita, Toshiyuki Furuki, Institute chairman; Maiko Iwashita and Yuumi Suto, attended a presentation and observed classroom activities.

In Color

Shirley Fiterman Art Center Presents: Siri Berg, In Color
The Shirley Fiterman Art Center at BMCC is presenting the work of artist Siri Berg, In Color, a Solo Retrospective, from November 17, 2016 through February 4, 2017. In Color spans nearly six decades of Berg's work including rarely exhibited paintings and assemblage from the late 1960s, right up to the large-scale acrylic works created this year.

Capital Projects

BMCC Positioned for Sustainable and Energy Efficient Future
BMCC and the New York Power Authority will begin installing the largest solar array in Manhattan on the rooftop at 199 Chambers Street in Spring 2017. The BMCC solar panel array is one of several capital projects transforming 199 Chambers into a more efficient and sustainable campus. Other projects include comprehensive bathroom renovations, the replacement of the main entrance ramp and plaza, a multi-million dollar HVAC upgrade and the opening of the BMCC swimming pool.


Pop-Up Site for ID NYC on BMCC Campus
BMCC students can register for their FREE NYC Identification Card at a pop-up site in Room S642 at 199 Chambers Street. The pop-up site will be open Nov. 2, 4, 9, 10, 14, 16 and 17, from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Nov. 3, 7 and 15 from 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. and Nov. 18 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon. ID NYC provides access to exclusive benefits and discounts around New York City.

CUNY Month

November is CUNY Month

Join the BMCC community this November as we celebrate CUNY Month and being part of a world-renowned public education system. The college will host exciting events including art exhibits in the Shirley Fiterman Art Center, TPAC performances and Open Houses open to the BMCC community and general public. Visit the BMCC Calendar and look for the CUNY Month logo on special events throughout the month.

Annual Report

College Publishes 2015-2016 Annual Report

The BMCC Foundation published the 2015-2016 Annual Report that includes a year's retrospective of fundraising efforts and donor recognition. The publication includes stories highlighting student achievements, academic program development and a look back at the Invest In a Future annual gala that raised more than $1.18 million for student scholarships.The Annual Report is produced in collaboration with BMCC's Office of Public Affairs, the Office of Development and the BMCC Foundation.


Two-Phase Renovation of Bathrooms in 199 Chambers Street Building

A two-phase capital project to renovate the bathrooms at 199 Chambers Street is creating greater accessibility as well as upgrades to the ventilation and temperature control systems, fixtures, stalls, floors, ceilings and lighting. During this first phase, renovating the North Side bathrooms, the BMCC community is encouraged to use bathrooms on the South Side of the building.

Photocopy Services for Employees
For self-service and volume photocopying, BMCC employees can visit Reprographics at three Walk-up Self-service locations: Chambers Street, Room 2 North; Fiterman Hall, Rooms LL53, 261, 361 and 461, and Murray Street, Rooms 1016A, 1116A, 1216A and 1404. For hours and more information, call 212-220-8070.

Nominate Students for BMCC Foundation Scholarships by November 11
Last year, more than 300 BMCC Foundation Scholars received up to $3,200 a year each from the BMCC Foundation, Inc. Eligible students are pursuing their first college degree, attend full-time and have completed at least 12 credits at BMCC. Or, they are attending part-time and have completed at least 24 credits at BMCC. They must be U.S. Citizens/Permanent Residents or have a F-1 Visa as well as a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Please send your nominees' names and CUNY ID numbers to Sussie Gyamfi,, by Friday, November 11.


BMCC Hosts LGBTQ Pride Month

Through November 2, LGBTQ Pride Month will present speakers, workshops and more.

Making Headlines

BMCC Ranks Among Nation's Top Community Colleges
Oct. 27, 2016 – The Jewish Voice

BMCC Receives More Than $400K for Comprehensive Educator Empowerment Program
Oct. 27, 2016 – Marketing & Advertising Industry Today, Market Wired

BMCC alumni Nareej (Nick) Gupta talks about transferring from Hunter College to BMCC
Oct. 25, 2016 – Columbia Spectator

BMCC $6 million U.S. DOE grant to support Hispanic student success included in funding roundup
October 21, 2016 – Community College Daily

The White House announces appointees, including BMCC alumni Jim St. Germain
Oct. 21, 2016 – The White House Office of the Press Secretary

BMCC student Imari Wilson talks about her modeling and writing
Oct. 17, 2016 – World News Report

Human Resources

Learn More: Open Enrollment for FSA, and MSC Health Benefits Buy-Out Waiver
Oct. 31

Open Enrollment for Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for Plan Year 2017 is now through October 31. For more information on FSA enrollment or the MSC Health Benefits Buy-Out Waiver Program for 2017, contact the BMCC Office of Human Resources, (212) 220-2364.

TIAA Representative on Campus Nov. 1
TIAA representative Narcisse Dargenson will be on the BMCC campus Tuesday, November 1. Space is limited, so please RSVP now or call (800) 732-8353, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. For more information, contact the BMCC Office of Human Resources, (212) 220-2364.

MetLife Representative on Campus Nov. 1
Christopher J. Vargas, a MetLife Financial Services Representative, will be on the BMCC campus Tuesday, November 1 to meet with civil service employees and college assistants at BMCC. To make an appointment call 631-851-5864. For more information, contact the BMCC Office of Human Resources, (212) 220-2364.

NYS Deferred Compensation Plan Counselor on Campus Nov. 3
Brandon Herlib, NYS Deferred Compensation Plan counselor, will be on campus Thursday, November 3 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in N599P. For an appointment to enroll or review your account, email Mr. Herlib at or contact Brandon Herlihy at 631-987-4415. Please bring a pay stub to your appointment. For more information, contact the BMCC Office of Human Resources, (212) 220-2364.

Open Enrollment Period for Health Benefits: Through Nov. 11
During the Annual Transfer Period through November 11, eligible employees may transfer into a health plan; add or drop Optional Rider coverage, or add or drop dependents in their present plan. Also, PSC members can change their Dental Plan at this time. For more information, here is a summary of benefits for all plans. For more information, visit the PSC-CUNY website or contact the BMCC Office of Human Resources, (212) 220-2364.

Alumni and Donors
Jim St. Germaine

BMCC Alumni Jim St. Germaine Appointed to White House Coordinating Council

U.S. President Barack Obama is appointing BMCC alumni Jim St. Germain as a Member of the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention according to an October 21 White House Press Release. Originally from Haiti, St. Germain earned an Associate in Human Services degree from BMCC in 2010, then went on to earn a Bachelors in Political Science degree at John Jay College (CUNY) in 2012 and MPA from the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University in 2016. St. Germain is a Residential Care Advocate for New York City's Administration for Children Services and is Co-Founder and Chairperson of Preparing Leaders of Tomorrow, Inc., or PLOT.


Help Make a Difference
The BMCC Faculty/Staff Campaign enables faculty and staff to provide much needed 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. There are three ways to give:

  • 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.)
  • Make a donation online.
  • Text your donation to BMCC at (646) 876-2622

BMCC Alumni Council Encourages Participation in Events and Networking
BMCC's Alumni Council welcomes BMCC alumni interested in strengthening relationships between alumni and the college. For information contact Kami Crary, Manager of Alumni Affairs and Events, at


Admissions Open House
Nov. 1

CUNY Service Corps
Nov. 2


Nov. 3


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
Lady Panthers

Women's Volleyball: Lady Panthers Earn Runner-Up Honors at CUNYAC Tournament

Men's Soccer: Weekend Recap From Oct. 22-23

BMCC Announces Tommy Guerin as New Head Coach of Men's Basketball

Women's Volleyball: Team Keeps Rolling at FIT for Season Sweep

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