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President's Message
President Perez

Strategic Planning Forums Welcome Input from BMCC Community
Last spring we initiated a comprehensive strategic planning process to guide us through the next 3-5 years. In May, we held community forums to solicit input from faculty, staff and students to guide the plan. Based on that input as well as an analysis of BMCC, CUNY and national trends, the Strategic Planning Steering Committee has developed drafts of a revised mission statement and planning framework.

We hosted two community forums on Oct. 26 (faculty and staff) and Oct. 27 (for students) to collect your feedback. We again want your input on these drafts and invite you to join us at one of the community forums scheduled in Fiterman Hall, Rooms 1306 and 1307:

BMCC Strategic Planning Community Forums
Monday, November 2 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (faculty and staff)
Monday, November 2 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (students)
Wednesday, November 4 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (faculty, staff and students)

Additionally, we have posted on the BMCC Strategic Planning website the Trends Analysis, Planning Framework and Forum Presentation. If you are unable to attend one of the forums but would like to provide feedback on these documents, send an email to

We value your perspectives and encourage your participation in the strategic planning process.

President Antonio Perez and Provost Karrin Wilks

Early Childhood Center Celebrates Halloween
Yesterday, President Antonio Pérez and Provost Karrin Wilks were among the BMCC community members who handed out Halloween candy to the children of the College’s Early Childhood Center. Each year, children from the ECC go trick or treating around the BMCC campus. Learn more about the Early Childhood Center here.

STEM Programs

DOE Awards BMCC More Than $182,000 Toward STEM Programs
The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) announced on October 26 that it will award Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) $182,549 to enhance education programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). BMCC is one of 13 minority institutions nationwide to receive part of the DOE’s total $3 million in funds allocated through the Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program (MSEIP).

Professor Yanagisawa

Professor Yanagisawa: Solving the Mystery of Neutrinos
Since 1992, BMCC Professor of Science Chiaki Yanagisawa has been part of an international research team investigating neutrinos, sub-atomic particles rushing through space almost at the speed of light, and passing through matter, including our bodies, by the thousands of billions every second. Yanagisawa, who joined the BMCC faculty in 2008, brings insights from the neutrino research project to his physics and astronomy classes at the college, and recently he had big news to share with students: The neutrino research team leader, Professor Takaaki Kajita of the University of Tokyo, Japan, along with Professor Arthur McDonald of Queen's University, Canada, just received the 2015 Nobel Prize for Physics for proving that neutrinos oscillate, and change in identity — thus proving they have mass.

Christian Pacode

BMCC’s Pacode Named CUNYAC Scholar-Athlete of the Month
BMCC student Christian Pacode has been named the CUNYAC/Hospital for Special Surgery Scholar-Athlete of the Month for September 2015. The BMCC sophomore has maintained a 3.92 GPA in Accounting while being a leader for the Panthers on and off the field.

Italian Heritage Month

BMCC Celebrates Italian Heritage Month
Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) students, faculty and staff filled Richard Harris Terrace on Monday, October 26, for a day of live music, poetry and special lectures, all part of BMCC’s Italian Heritage Month celebration.


DEM Recognizes BMCC’s Sustainability Efforts
DCAS Energy Management (DEM) out of the NYC Mayor’s Office will recognize Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) in its 2015 Annual Energy Recognition Ceremony, Celebrating Leadership in Energy Management on November 4, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Lillian and Amy Goldman Stone Mill at the New York Botanical Gardens. “This is an affirmation of BMCC’s energy-saving projects that include soon-to-be-installed solar panels at the main campus, thermal insulation for the college’s steam pipes and more,” said Scott Anderson, BMCC’s Vice President for Administration and Planning.

BMCC Public Safety Offers Informative Video in Light of Recent Crises on U.S. College Campuses
The BMCC Public Safety Service is here to foster the mission of the college by providing a safe, secure, and comfortable environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors. Public Safety is offering the video “Run, Hide, Fight: Surviving an Active Shooter Event” on its updated website to inform the campus of safety procedures.

Blood Drive

College and New York Blood Center Co-Sponsor Blood Drive,
Nov. 19

Blood donations help treat cancer patients, accident and burn victims, newborns and their mothers, patients undergoing surgery, and many more. Sign up online to donate blood.

CUNY Month

BMCC Hosts Events as Part of November is CUNY Month
November is CUNY Month, which is an opportunity for the community to learn about the high quality and affordable educational opportunities at the City University of New York. BMCC is hosting an array of events in recognition of CUNY Month. Learn more.

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month Activities at BMCC
BMCC is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by hosting events that honor the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

MetLife Representative on Campus
Attention Civil Service and College Assistant Employees, a representative from MetLife is available to speak with you by appointment on November 3, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., in room N-699L. For more information and to schedule an appointment, contact Christopher J. Vargas at (631) 851-5864 or at

Alumni and Donors
Conference Center Tours

BMCC Hosts Conference Center Tours to Friends and Neighbors
BMCC President Antonio Pérez welcomed the college's friends and neighbors for a reception and tour of the Conference Center located on the 13th and 14th floors of the Miles and Shirley Fiterman Hall. Guests were able to learn more about BMCC and its conference center that offers the community space that can be utilized for special events, meetings and conferences.

Fred Peskoff

Fred Peskoff - “Why I Give”
The BMCC Foundation proudly recognizes Professor Fred Peskoff, Chairperson of the Math Department and a supporter of BMCC. Donations from friends and colleagues make a difference in the lives of BMCC students.

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


Center for Continuing Education and Workforce Development Open Houses
Nov. 4, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Nov. 5, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Third Annual Organ Donation Awareness Event
Nov. 11, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

BMCC Faculty Development Day 2015
Nov. 11, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Events hosted by The Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship (CETLS)

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

Children and Youth Studies Faculty and Staff Interest Group: Presentation by Meagan Lacy
Nov. 4, 11:00 a.m.

Regarding the Pain of Others: Images of Violence Past and Present
Nov. 5, 5:30 p.m.

Panther Pride
Men's Soccer

Women’s Basketball: Lady Panthers Finish Season with CUNYAC Tournament Loss

Men’s Soccer Loses Opening Round of Regional Tournament

Women’s Volleyball Team Earns Spot in Conference Tournament

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