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Raising Awareness of Mental Health Wellness
BMCC's first Happiness Expo highlights counseling services and positive strategies for managing stress and increasing wellness.


A Few Seats Remain: RSVP for Sean Scully Artist Talk November 16
In conjunction with the BMCC Painting Club, the BMCC Department of Music and Art will present an Artist Talk with the internationally renowned contemporary painter Sean Scully on Wednesday, November 16 in the Fiterman Hall Conference Center. Scully’s work is in the permanent collections of every major museum in the world, and he is regarded as one of the leading abstract painters of his time. Attendance is by RSVP only, to Professor of Art Charles McGill,


Online Textbook Program Saves Criminal Justice Majors Thousands of Dollars
Starting Spring 2017, Criminal Justice majors at BMCC can bypass traditional textbooks in their Criminal Justice required courses and instead use Open Educational Resources (OER), or online textbooks. By Fall 2018, they will have OER options in all of their required courses, both Criminal Justice courses and those in other departments. In other words, they will be able to graduate without buying a single book.



On November 29, members of the CUNY community will join together for an extraordinary day of giving back. #CUNYTUESDAY, a 24-hour giving campaign, is a chance for the CUNY Community everywhere to come together to show Panther Pride in BMCC, and provide essential funding to support student scholarships and shape the college. Make your gift on November 29, 2016 at Start Here. Go Anywhere. For more information, contact the Office of College Development, (212) 220-8020.

BMCC Participates with a Float in 2016 Veterans Day Parade
Come support the BMCC float in America’s Parade, the 2016 Veterans Day Parade on Friday, November 11. A wreath laying ceremony at 10:00 a.m. at the Eternal Flame in Madison Square Park. The Parade will start at about 11:00 a.m. and head north for 1.2 miles on Fifth Avenue, from 26th Street to 52nd Street. The Parade is organized by the United War Veterans Council, who anticipate more than 500,000 spectators along the route.

Coat Drive

Coat Drive November 15

The BMCC community is invited to donate gently used family wearable coats. This event is sponsored by the BMCC Sisterhood Society of the Women’s Resource Center, in collaboration with New York Cares.


Free IDNYC Pop-Up Enrollment Center Opens at BMCC
The BMCC community is welcome to visit the college’s IDNYC pop-up enrollment center in Room S642 at 199 Chambers Street, and explore the benefits of attaining an IDNYC. The center will be open on various dates through December 2.

Nominate Students for BMCC Foundation Scholarships by November 11
Last year, more than 300 BMCC Foundation Scholars received BMCC Foundation scholarships. Eligible recipients 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 plus a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Please send your nominees' names and CUNY ID numbers to Sussie Gyamfi, by Friday, November 11.


BMCC Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
November is Hispanic Heritage Month at BMCC and organizers say this year’s theme — Engaging the World and Building Community — is especially relevant against the backdrop of the 2016 Presidential election and the national dialogue about immigration in the United States.

Winter Finish Line Tuition Waiver Program
During Winter 2017, BMCC will continue its successful tuition waiver program to assist students in accumulating credits toward degree completion. For more information, visit the Academic Advisement and Transfer Center (Room S108), or contact them by email at

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 open houses, art exhibitions and BMCC TPAC performances 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.


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 upgrading the facilities. During this first phase, renovating the North Side bathrooms, the BMCC community is encouraged to use bathrooms on the South Side of the building.

Making Headlines

BMCC alumni and activist Jamell Henderson profiled
Nov. 10, 2016 — Amsterdam News

BMCC student Michelle Martinez quoted as participant in Trump protest
Nov. 9, 2016 — The Boston Globe

Teacher Education Department at BMCC recognized for $408,090 grant from W. K. Kellogg Foundation
Nov. 8, 2016 — HighBeam Research

BMCC alumna Ana Alas Iglesias talks about impact of scholarship
Nov. 7, 2016 — The Huffington Post

Siri Berg solo exhibit opening at Shirley Fiterman Art Center Nov. 17
Nov. 7, 2016 — ExploreGram

BMCC students Guadalupe Ambrosio and Sergio Torres talk about being undocumented migrants
Nov. 5, 2016 — The New York Times

Online parenting resource highlights children’s book by BMCC Art Professor Simon Carr
Nov. 5, 2016 —

Early Childhood Education alumna Eunice Negron publishes children’s book
Nov. 5, 2016 —, Digital Journal

BMCC program included in announcement of U.S. Department of Education’s Hispanic-Serving Institutions STEM and Articulation Program
Nov. 3, 2016 — BigNews.Biz

BMCC Adjunct Professor Gary Welz credited for role in developing search engine
Nov. 2, 2016 —

Human Resources

Join the Great American Smokeout, Thursday, November 17
Join millions of Americans to quit smoking for one day on November 17, the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout. For more information, contact the NYC Mayor’s Office Employee Smoking Cessation Assistance Program (ESCAPE) at (212) 676-2393 or contact the BMCC Office of Human Resources, (212) 220-8300.

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month
Close to 30 million Americans have diabetes, and 86 million more have pre-diabetes, or higher-than-normal blood sugar levels. Because this disease is often related to weight, here is Weight Watchers' Quickbites, with diabetes-related content on how to prevent it or reduce its complications.

Alumni and Donors

Alumni Now: Darryl Griffin

Daryl Griffin (Criminal Justice, ’14) served in a U.S. Marines infantry unit twice deployed to Iraq before enrolling at BMCC, where he mentored student veterans through PROVE, the Project for Return and Opportunity in Veterans Education, and the BMCC Veterans Resource Center. Next, Griffin earned a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice degree from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He is now pursuing a Master in Education degree at the CUNY Graduate Center, while working as a Senior Academic Advisor with the Veteran Services program at LaGuardia Community College.

Help Make a Difference
The BMCC Faculty/Staff Campaign provides 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:

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

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


BMCC Participates in NYC Veterans Day Parade
Nov. 11

PSC-CUNY Application Workshop
Nov. 14


Passport Day
Nov. 15


Working Writers Reading Series: National Book Foundation Winner Phil Klay

Nov. 15


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

Men’s Basketball: Panthers Open Season at Bronx Tip-Off Classic

Men’s and Women's Basketball: BMCC Wins Big In Doubleheader

Men’s Soccer: Panthers Well Represented in End-of-Season Awards

Women’s Basketball: BMCC vs Sullivan County Community College, Nov. 12
Men’s Basketball: BMCC vs Sullivan County Community College, Nov. 12

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