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CISCO Training Program

Fifteen Students Graduate From CISCO Training Program
Fifteen BMCC students recently graduated from an intensive CISCO certification program offered through a partnership between BMCC’s Center for Continuing Education and Workforce Development and the non-profit IT training organization, Per Scholas. The graduation was held November 18 at Per Scholas in the Bronx, and celebrated the students’ completion of an 18-week program which included two CISCO technical training sessions as well as employment coaching.


BMCC Hosts STEM Fest
More than 100 BMCC students attended the inaugural BMCC STEM Fest on Nov. 18. The event, held in the Richard Harris Terrace, gave students an opportunity to learn about research programs offered through CRSP, LSAMP, CSTEP, POISE and the BMCC Foundation Fund. Student poster presentations were featured along with laboratory tours. Faculty researchers in the STEM fields were also available to speak with students about their work, including BMCC science professor Chiaki Yanagisawa, who has been part of several international research teams investigating sub-atomic particles known as neutrinos for the last 20 years. More recently, Yanagisawa was a member of a research team that was led by Takaaki Ajita of the University of Tokyo, who was awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize for Physics. Ajita was a co-winner of the Nobel prize along with Professor Arthur McDonald of Queen's University, Canada. Students interested in pursuing STEM research should contact Dr. Helene Bach by email at

The Christine Spero Group

BMCC TPAC Presents The Christine Spero Group
BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, proudly presents The Christine Spero Group, performing “Spero Plays Nero,” part of the Tribeca Spotlight “Next Voice You Hear” Series, on Friday, December 18 at 8PM. Tickets are $15.


PSC-CUNY Technical Workshops Available
Attention Faculty: Office of Grants and Research will be sponsoring PSC-CUNY technical workshops every Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Grants Conference Room F1230 until the December 15 award deadline. To RSVP for one of these workshops, please visit our registration site at: Please remember that the Intent to Submit form will no longer be needed for the PSC-CUNY applications. If you have any questions, please contact our office at (212) 220-8010.

Phi Theta Kappa Welcome Alumni
On December 3, BMCC's Phi Theta Kappa Chapter invites all BMCC students to meet with Phi Theta Kappa members who graduated from BMCC and transferred to four-year colleges. These Phi Theta Kappa alumni will share what they’ve learned as they continued their academic careers beyond BMCC, developed professional networks, and began their careers. The panel presentation will include a question-and-answer segment, and the audience will be invited to continue those conversations in breakout sessions afterwards. The event is scheduled from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Dec. 3 in room S-341. For more information contact Professor Zhanna Yablokova, at (212) 220-8286 or

BMCC Collecting Food

BMCC Collecting Food, Clothing and Toys for Needy
Through December 4, the Veterans Resource Center is collecting winter clothing, canned food and toys. Donations can be dropped off at the second floor lobby of Main Campus, 199 Chambers Street, or at the VRC, Room S-115C.

Alumni and Donors
Francis Elmi

Francis Elmi “Why I Give”
The BMCC Foundation proudly recognizes BMCC Professor Emeritus of English Francis Elmi a supporter of BMCC. Donations from friends and colleagues make a difference in the lives of BMCC students. Watch Video.

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

Making Headlines

BMCC Professor Nkechi Agwu featured in “Let Women Teach” article
The Atlantic – November 19, 2015

MEOC Student Featured in Article, “Mother of 3 Regains Her Footing After Being Shot”
Yennifez Marte, a student in the BMCC’s Manhattan Educational Opportunity Center, was interviewed.
The New York Times – November 12, 2015

BMCC Student Included in Nueva York TV Show
BMCC student Jonathan Ruiz Quintero was featured in the November 2, 2015 episode of CUNY TV’s Nueva York, the Emmy award winning series that spotlights Latino culture in New York.
CUNY TV: Nueva York – November 2015

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.

Carols, Lullabies and Gloria

“Carols, Lullabies and Gloria,” Choir Concert
Dec.1, 7:30 p.m., Theatre II

Social Sciences Research Colloquium
Dec. 2, 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m., Room S-510D

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

Arts Across the Curriculum at the Whitney Museum of Art
Nov. 20, 7:00 p.m., Whitney Museum of Art

Student Veterans: A conversation addressing the challenges veterans face while transitioning from military life to college life.
Nov. 23, 3:00 p.m., Room S-510D

Learning and Leading in the 21st Century, Yolanda Medina
Nov. 24, 3:00 p.m., Room S-510D

Panther Pride
Men's Basketball

Men’s Basketball: Panthers Explode on Offense to Beat Hawks

Women’s Basketball: Lady Panthers Reach .500 with Win Over Hawks

BMCC Hosts Homecoming Night, Nov. 24

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