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BMCC Applauds Faculty for Excellence in Research and Scholarly Work
This evening, December 1, BMCC will host a reception in the Shirley Fiterman Art Center honoring faculty and staff whose research and scholarly work has been awarded funding in the last year.


(L to R): BMCC cohort members Babatunde Ogunniyi, Tesfamichael Demeke, Diagna Camilo, Una Radakovic, Natalia Corletto, Karol Malachowicz, Henry Noble, Ching Hei Mok, Hyun-Shin Lee and Olesia Hyka; BMCC Career Center Director, Won Kang.

BMCC Participates in Goldman Sachs College Collaborative Program
Students from BMCC, along with students attending Hudson County Community College, New Jersey City University and St. Peter’s University, are taking part in the Goldman Sachs College Collaborative Program through May 2017. The program will raise students’ awareness of career opportunities and they will meet with experienced professionals from Goldman Sachs as they complete business-related case studies.

IT Jobs

U.S. DOL Grant Helps BMCC Build New Pipeline to IT Jobs
BMCC, as part of a CUNY consortium, received a four-year $1.8 million grant from the United States Department of Labor to offer a CISCO training program that creates a pathway to the college’s associate degree program in Computer Information Systems.

Faculty Development Day

Faculty Development Day Showcases Innovative Pedagogy
BMCC faculty and staff took part in Faculty Development Day: New Pedagogical Approaches on November 30 in the Fiterman Hall Conference Center.

Good Deeds Day

Good Deeds Day Celebrates Civility
On November 22, the BMCC Women’s Resource Center hosted Good Deeds Day: A Day of Civility and Respect. The day-long event featured a performance by singer Nkira Barrow; an open mic facilitated by BMCC Professor of English Margaret Barrow; a self-defense class led by Brian Glick of Brooklyn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a talk by Jeenie Yoon of the New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault, a flash-mob performance and more.

Piano Lab

BMCC Hosts Art and Rita Siegel Piano Lab Dedication Ceremony
On Sunday, November 20, the Art and Rita Siegel Piano Lab Dedication Ceremony was held in Fiterman Hall. “We were honored to officially recognize and celebrate the naming of the Art and Rita Siegel Piano Lab,” says Doris Holz, BMCC Vice President of Development and Chief Operating Officer of the BMCC Foundation, Inc. “The naming was accompanied by a generous gift of $50,000 from our friend and supporter, Leslie Siegel, who chose to name this room in memory of her parents, who were music lovers.”

De-Stress Fest

De-Stress Fest
Through Thursday, December 8, various student clubs and BMCC departments will present free massage, yoga, pet therapy and other activities to help students minimize stress and prepare for final exams. Please check the attached calendar for times and activities.


BMCC Promotes Environment Free of Unlawful Discrimination and Harassment
BMCC is committed to ensuring an environment where all individuals are treated fairly and with respect. Complaints of unlawful discrimination or harassment should be reported to Odelia Levy, Chief Diversity Officer and Special Advisor to the President, at or (212) 220-1236. If you witness or experience unlawful discrimination or harassment after hours and need immediate assistance, contact BMCC Public Safety at (212) 220-7080. Click here to review CUNY Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Policy.

Nominations Open for BMCC Distinguished Teaching Award
The second round of the BMCC Distinguished Teaching Award is now open. According to Karrin E. Wilks, Senior Vice President and Provost, the awards recognize faculty whose sustained excellence in teaching "incites intellectual curiosity in students, inspires colleagues both within and outside his or her department, and demonstrates effective and innovative pedagogy with clear evidence of student learning gains. "To nominate full-time tenured professors, full-time lecturers with CCE, and adjunct faculty with 10 or more semesters of teaching at BMCC, contact Lisa St. Hill,


Donate Food! Bring Canned Goods to Office of Academic Advisement
During this holiday season, the BMCC Out in Two program encourages the BMCC community to donate canned foods and other non-perishable items to the New York City Food Bank. Bring your donated items to the Academic Advisement and Transfer Center (AATC) at 199 Chambers Street, Room S-108. Look for the holiday-themed boxes to place your donations. The drive will be open through Wednesday, December 15 at 2:00 p.m. The AATC is open 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Mondays through Fridays; 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturdays, and 11:00 4:00 p.m. on Sundays.

BMCC Community Invited to Academic Assessment Day, Dec. 13
The BMCC Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Analytics will host the College's Annual Academic Assessment Day on December 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., in Fiterman Hall, Room 1304. This year, Assessment Day will showcase faculty work on topics related to assessment and student learning, and debut the College’s new assessment software, Tracdat. RSVP to Larba Soulemana,

Extended Hours and Services for Finals
BMCC will provide additional computer lab hours, extended hours in study spaces, and tutoring for enrolled students through Tuesday, December 20, 2016.


Two-Phase Renovation of Bathrooms in 199 Chambers Street Building Continues

A two-phase capital project to renovate the bathrooms at 199 Chambers Street is creating greater accessibility as well as upgrades. While North Side bathrooms are renovated in the first phase, the BMCC community is encouraged to use bathrooms on the South Side.

Making Headlines
Michael Clark

BMCC alumni Michael Clark featured for his Study Abroad project in Uganda
Nov. 30, 2016 — US News & World Report

BMCC Professor Darcy Heller Sternberg shares her story of being a caretaker
Dec. 1, 2016 — Today’s Caregiver

BMCC partners with education technology company, Greenwood Hall, to assess delivery of student services
Nov. 29, 2016 — Investors Hangout, OTC Markets, DMN Newswire, IDC Chase, Yahoo Finance

BMCC programs to grow STEM-ready workforce featured
Nov. 29, 2016 — EIN Presswire, Military Technologies,, AjaxWorld Magazine

BMCC listed among best schools for vocational education
Nov. 30, 2016 — University Chronicle

BMCC students featured in TPAC Writers in Performance series, Dec. 2 – Dec. 3
Nov. 21, 2016 —

$1,200,000 STEM funding to BMCC featured
Nov. 18, 2016 — Asian American Press, Insight News

BMCC alumni John G.B. Metcalf’s new book featured
Nov. 18, 2016 — Broadway World

BMCC Year Up program highlighted in Year Up New York’s Tenth Anniversary
Nov. 17, 2016 — Fox19Now, News

Human Resources

Concerned about diabetes and want to lose weight?
Resources include this article on community connections, as well as Take Care of Your Feet for a Lifetime and Safe Fall Fitness from the National Institutes of Health. Contact Lori Mazzola,, to ask about Weight Watchers at BMCC, or contact BMCC Human Resources, (212) 220-8300.

Voluntary Insurance Available for DC37 Members
Life insurance and other coverage for parents, in-laws and grandparents is available if you are a Civil Service or College Assistant, DC37 member. For more information, contact BMCC Human Resources, (212) 220-8300.

Alumni and Donors

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. Here 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


HIV Prevention: Present and Future, on World AIDS DAY
Dec. 1

Film Fest

BMCC Film Festival
Dec. 2

BMCC Hosts Oxfam Hunger Banquet
Dec. 2

Roundtable Discussion: Towards a More Just New York
Dec. 5

Free Immigration Town Hall Forum
Dec. 6


BMCC Select and Downtown Choruses Perform
Dec. 6


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

BMCC Women’s Basketball Keeps Rolling with Rout of QCC

Lady Panthers Defend Home Court Against Dutchess

Men’s Basketball: Keener’s 30 Points Push BMCC Past Queensborough

Cherisma’s Triple-Double Fuels BMCC Past Dutchess

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