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President's Message
President Perez

BMCC Offers Tuition Waivers for Winter Session 2016
Increasing student success is one of the primary goals of BMCC, and we continue to find and offer opportunities to assist our students as they strive to earn their degree. With this in mind, I am happy to share with you that during Winter Session 2016, BMCC will continue its successful tuition waiver program to assist students in accumulating credits toward degree completion.

More than 8,300 students attended BMCC in Summer Session 2015 and almost a third of those participated in the tuition waiver program, using vouchers to pay for one class in one or both summer sessions. The waiver program was so successful, that it is now being offered in Winter Session 2016. We will also provide Metro cards to participating students for their commute. The tuition waivers detailed below are offered to eligible students who are New York State residents (U.S. citizen or permanent resident) and matriculated students enrolled at BMCC. Each eligible student may use no more than one tuition waiver in the winter session starting Monday, January 4, 2016 and ending on Monday, January 25, 2016. To be considered, the winter course must count towards degree completion at BMCC.

Here are the descriptions of the BMCC 2016 Winter Finish Line tuition waivers available to eligible students.
Acceleration Waiver: Incoming students who have no remedial requirements are invited to get a head start on their degree completion and receive a tuition waiver for their first credit-bearing course at BMCC. As funding is limited, waivers will be given on a first-come, first served basis.
Completion Waiver: Eligible students who have ten (10) or fewer credits left to complete their associate degree requirements will be able to receive a tuition waiver for one of their remaining course(s). As funding is limited, waivers will be given on a first-come, first served basis.
Jump Start Waiver: Eligible students who have successfully completed the CUNY Start program in fall 2015 will be able to receive a tuition waiver for a credit-bearing winter session course that counts towards their degree completion. As funding is limited, waivers will be given on a first-come, first served basis.
Momentum Waiver: Eligible students who have a minimum 2.5 GPA, earned at least 12 credits and were enrolled full-time in fall 2015 will be able to receive a tuition waiver for a winter 2016 course that counts towards their degree completion. As funding is limited, waivers will be given on a first-come, first served basis.
STEM Waiver: Eligible students who enroll in a credit-bearing mathematics, Computer Programming I (CSC 110), or Introduction to Psychology (PSY 100) course that counts towards their degree completion in winter 2016 will be able to receive a tuition-waiver for the course. As STEM waiver funding is limited, waivers will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.

It is important to remember, that only the tuition for the course(s) will be waived and students will be responsible for all fees and materials, such as textbooks. They must complete the winter course, otherwise the waiver will be revoked and they will be financially responsible for the tuition bill.

Students must complete their registration for the winter course by no later than December 22, 2015 in order to have the tuition waiver applied toward their winter session bill.

If you have any questions, Academic Advisement and Transfer Center (Room S-108) are available to assist you can be reached by email at

I wish our students much success as they take advantage of this opportunity to continue their higher education and complete their degree.

Dr. Antonio Pérez
President of BMCC

Leadership Breakfast

BNY Mellon Executive Vice President Speaks with BMCC Students
On Wednesday, November 4, Lee B. Stephens III, Executive Vice President at Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon), spoke in the Leadership Breakfast series held in the Conference Center at Fiterman Hall. Over a hundred students, faculty and staff filled the audience as BMCC President Antonio Pérez introduced Stephens, who leads BNY Mellon’s strategic business development efforts with U.S. public sector clients, and is a member of its U.S. Client Management team.

Professors Earn NSF Grant
Professors Annie Yi Han and Mete Kok have been awarded $120,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the BMCC/City Tech Robert Noyce Scholarships in STEM Teacher Education program. BMCC Noyce Explorers, or students who are aspiring K-12 STEM teachers, will receive scholarships and prepare for STEM majors and/or professional careers. They will participate in an intensive summer program on STEM content and pedagogy, and be provided with opportunities including workshops, mentoring, tutoring, paid internships and experiential service in the local STEM industry. Graduates will follow a guided pathway into a baccalaureate program in partnership with City Tech College.

For assistance with grants and research opportunities: The BMCC Office of Sponsored Programs offers a wide range of resources to faculty and staff as they search for external funding sources, develop proposals and manage funded projects. The BMCC Research and Scholarly Inquiry office provides training and support for faculty and student researchers, as well as providing Core Student Research Laboratories in a number of disciplines.

Hispanic Heritage Month

BMCC Kicks Off Hispanic Heritage Month

Students, faculty and staff gathered in Theatre Two at 199 Chambers on November 4 for an opening ceremony of BMCC’s Hispanic Heritage month. This year’s theme, Hybrid Landscapes, celebrates the diversity of the Hispanic Community. Events are planned throughout the month of November with a closing ceremony scheduled for December 2.

Making Headlines

Former BMCC Soccer Coach Yatsuhashi Named Accra Hearts of Oak Coach – October 29, 2015

Department of Education Gives $3 Million to Expand Minorities in STEM Education – October 28, 2015

Departamento de Educación otorga más de $3 millones para desarrollo de materias STEM – October 27, 2015

Single Stop

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Representative Available at BMCC’s Single Stop
The Single Stop office now has an authorized representative from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) who can assist the students to complete the recertification application for the SNAP benefits. The representative is also able to participate in the telephone interview on behalf of the student. This means that the student does not have to ho the Human Resource Administration (HRA) office or mail in the application. In order to complete the process please ask the student to call the Single Stop Office at least three weeks in advance of the date the telephone interview is scheduled on the recertification paperwork received from HRA. The office number (212) 220-8195 or the student can stop by room S-235 to schedule an appointment for this service. Students should bring in the following documents on the day of the appointment: SNAP Recertification Notice with telephone interview information; Common Benefit Card (EBT Card); Proof of current income (earned, unearned and exempted); Proof of housing expenses; Proof of address for everyone receiving the benefit; Medical Expenses (for those 65 years and older ); and Proof of childcare expenses.

Blood Drive

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

Sign up online to donate blood. BMCC is hoping to surpass last year’s participation numbers for this important cause.

Alumni and Donors
Annual Report

BMCC Foundation Releases 2014-2015 Annual Report
BMCC takes a look back on the 2014-2015 fiscal year that includes various fundraising events, student achievements, and donor contributions. The report can be viewed online.

Larry Levine

Larry Levine - “Why I Give”
The BMCC Foundation proudly recognizes Larry Levine a longtime 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

CUNY Month

BMCC: November is CUNY Month Events
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.

Organ Donation Awareness

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)

Writing Space for Faculty and Staff
Nov. 9, 10:00 a.m.

Drag Queen & Gender Queer Autobiography: First Person Performance
Nov. 10, 2:00 p.m.

Faculty Art Exhibit Opening
Nov. 12, 5:00 p.m.

Panther Pride

Two Panthers Named to All-Region Volleyball Team

Men’s Basketball is Back at BMCC

Connect with BMCC
Twitter Discussion
Facebook Discussion

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