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President Perez

Message from BMCC President: Middle States Self-Study Report
As you are aware, our Middle States Visiting Team Chair Dr. Donald Generals visited the College on Monday, November 6, 2017. He visited with the Self-Study Team, the President’s Cabinet, and the college community during the opening forum. As a result of his recommendations, we have revised the Self-Study Draft that was on the website. I am pleased to announce that the final version of Middle States Self-Study Report 2017-2018 has been shared with the visiting team and can be found on the home page of our website. The document represents the contributions of over 120 faculty, staff, and students who participated in the Standards Working Groups and/or Steering Committee, and I want to thank again all who participated.

As with the final draft that was on our website, I encourage you to read this final version. Should you have any questions or suggestions, please contact Christopher Shults, Dean of Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Planning at

The next step in the process is a visit from our Middle States team from March 11-14, 2018. You will receive information during the Spring semester regarding the visit as well as a college-wide forum that will precede the on-site event. I am very pleased with the process, the document, and the thoughtful recommendations that emerged as a result of the self-study. I look forward to the visit from our colleagues and the opportunity to continually improve our service to students, support for our faculty and staff, and realization of our institutional mission.

Thank you all for your good work and contributions.


Antonio Perez

Antonio Perez

Leadership Breakfast

Leadership Breakfast Series Features Rochelle Stewart of Condé Nast
On November 15, the Leadership Breakfast Series at BMCC featured Rochelle Stewart (pictured right), Director of Digital and Social Strategy at Condé Nast. The event was held in the Fiterman Conference Center. Speaking to a full house, Stewart shared her experiences in college, on Wall Street, and at Conde Nast, where she has doubled online traffic and engagement for brands including VogueGQ and Vanity Fair. Respected for her acumen as a data strategist, Stewart is also known as an advocate for women. “I care about supporting those who have less of a chance,” she said.

Early Childhood Center

Congressman Adriano Espaillat Visits BMCC Early Childhood Center-Decries Potential Federal Cuts to CCAMPIS
Following a tour of BMCC’s Early Childhood Center this October, Congressman Adriano Espaillat issued a strong statement in support of access to affordable childcare options and opposed to the federal budget proposal by the current administration that would completely eliminate the Child Care Access Means Parents in School program (CCAMPIS) in the coming year. BMCC has played an active role in advocating for continued funding for the CCAMPIS program and has written letters and visited elected officials to highlight the importance of this funding for the student parents of close to 150 children who utilize the Early Childhood Center each semester. “Congressman Espaillat has been a champion for students throughout his career in public office,” said Doug Israel, BMCC Director of Government and Community Relations. “His strong support of CCAMPIS, and federal investment in higher education, more broadly, is much-needed in Congress right now and can help tip the scales in favor of our students.”

BMCC Theatre Department Presents The Imaginary Invalid: November 16 through November 19
The Imaginary Invalid, a comedy by the French playwright Molière, will be staged in Theatre 2 at 199 Chambers Street: November 16 and 18 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; November 17 at 7 p.m. and November 19 at 2 p.m. For more information contact Karl O Williams at


Help Less Fortunate New Yorkers Stay Warm this Winter 
The BMCC Sisterhood Society kicked off its coat drive on Nov. 6 as part of the 29th Annual New York Cares Coat Drive. Donate your gently used coats in the Women’s Resource Center, S-340 at 199 Chambers Street, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or in the 199 Chambers Street main lobby, Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. For more information, contact the Women’s Resource Center at (212) 220-8165.

Eval Faculty Evaluations Available online November 13 through December 12
Faculty, please inform your students that they can now fill out faculty evaluations online.

Kick off the Holidays with Friendsgiving November 17
Students are invited to celebrate at BMCC’s first annual “Friendsgiving,” November 17 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Richard Harris Terrace at 199 Chambers Street. The event will feature food, fun and cultural exchange. For more information, contact

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
Faculty and Staff are invited to participate in ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) a workshop presented by the New York State Office of Mental Health and the Suicide Prevention Center of New York and hosted by the BMCC Counseling Center: December 18 and 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information and a registration form, call (212) 220-8171.


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Spring 2018 Spring 2018: Pop Up Advising and Registration
On Wednesday, November 29 from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at 70 Murray St. Room 205, staff will be on hand to advise and register students for the spring semester. For more information, contact the Advisement Center at (212) 220-8315. #BMCCSpringForward

November 21: Last Day to Apply for Six Low Payments on Nelnet Tuition Plan 
CUNY makes college more affordable through the interest-free Nelnet payment plan. Students can apply by November 21 for six low payments. For more information, call (888) 470-6014 or contact the Office of the Bursar: Room S-330 at 199 Chambers Street;

Federal Student Aid 2018-19 (FAFSA) Is Open
Delaying registration because of tuition payment concerns can be avoided with a number of options. 1) Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Students should apply now to get the most amount of money available. Need help? Contact the BMCC Financial Aid Office in Room N-365; (212) 220-1430 or at 2) Apply for a scholarship. 3) Contact the Center for Career Development for job placement assistance; Room S-342; 4) Enroll in the interest-free Nelnet payment plan before November 21 for six low payments. Call (888) 470-6014 or contact the Bursar Office in Room S-330;

Making Headlines

BMCC Professors Endorse OER Efforts with Guest Editorial
Nov. 14, 2017—Community College Daily’s 21st Century Center

BMCC Professor offers holiday tips for diabetics
Nov. 13, 2017—BRIT + CO

Former BMCC professor named interim civil judge
Nov. 8, 2017—Caribbean Life

Human Resources
TIAA TIAA Financial Consultant on Campus on November 27, December 6 and 20
Employees who would like to meet with a TIAA counselor on campus, please RSVP by visiting or by calling 800-732-8353 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Alumni and Donors
CUNY Tuesday BMCC Joins CUNY Tuesday Campaign in Support of Student Scholarships, November 28
November 28 is CUNY Tuesday! Join the CUNY community 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. DONATE HERE.

Make a Difference in Students’ Lives: Faculty and Staff Campaign
The faculty and staff of BMCC support our students in countless ways, every single day. That support includes contributing to the BMCC Foundation Scholarship Fund. Your support of the Faculty and Staff Campaign makes a significant difference in our students’ lives. There are three easy 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, F-1330. (Please note, you can designate your donation to your department).

Admissions Information Session and Tour
Nov. 18

Academic Pursuits; A First Year Success Workshop for students  
Nov. 20

Moneyworks workshop; Dressing and Dining for Success
Nov. 22


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

Panthers blow out Hawks behind 27 points from Devin Berrios

Saturday Doubleheader recap: Lady Panthers beat Sullivan County by 11

Women’s Basketball
Nov. 18, BMCC vs. Nassau Community College (home)
Nov. 21, BMCC vs. Queensborough Community College (away)

Men’s Basketball
November 18, BMCC vs. Nassau Community College (home)
November 21 BMCC vs. Queensborough Community College (away)

Fall 2017 Recreation Schedule

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