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DECEMBER 3, 2015 FacebookTwitterInstagram
Tomer Zilkha

BMCC Alumnus Tomer Zilkha Featured in Study With the Best
December’s episode of Study With the Best dives into the world of food. As well as profiling BMCC alumnus Tomer Zilkha, who is chef-proprietor of Patisserie Florentine in New Jersey. Zilkha is one of three up-and-coming featured chefs who are graduates of City Tech/CUNY. Watch video.

Christian McBride

Grammy Winning Artist Visits BMCC Class
Four-time Grammy Award winning jazz bassist, composer and educator Christian McBride visited Professor Jacquelynne Modeste’s Contemporary Black Writers class on November 30. The class uses printed text, oral history and music to explore the creative process involved in authorship. McBride told students that playing had been a tradition in his family. After watching a recorded version of The McBride Trio’s version of the 1976 hit “Car Wash,” McBride explained how he was able to blend the rich historic sounds of jazz with the 1970’s era R&B and soul music he had grown up with in Philadelphia. McBride said as an artist, “It’s important to be who you are.” McBride was the third special guest in Modeste’s African American Studies class following earlier appearances by the authors Bertram A. Ashe and LaShonda K. Barnett.

Office of Grants and Research

Office of Sponsored Programs Launches New Website
The Office of Sponsored Programs website offers a wide range of resources and information instrumental to proposal development and project management. The revamped website includes RF/CUNY information, Resources, Pivot Tutorials. In addition, the Intent to Submit and Conflict of Interest forms can now be submitted electronically (no more paper).

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.

Deadline for Women’s HerStory Month proposals is extended to December 8.
Faculty and staff are invited to take part in planning Women’s HerStory Month 2016. Program proposals can be submitted by clicking here. We encourage faculty, staff and students to create programs for our community. This year we ask that programs speak to the theme Women and Power. This theme can be interpreted broadly and could encompass topics ranging from politics, sports, media, literature, art, education, economics, to global affairs and social activism. We will be accepting proposals for events and activities until Tuesday, December 8. Please submit program proposals or ideas using our online form.

For questions or more information, please contact: Amy Sodaro, Social Sciences, Human Services and Criminal Justice Department, Co-Chair, and Brianne Waychoff, Speech, Communications & Theatre Arts Department, Co-Chair,

Black/African Heritage Month Committee Meeting Dec. 8
BMCC faculty and staff are invited to remind members of the college community to join the Black/African Heritage Month Committee. The committee welcomes your input in planning, selecting, organizing, and/or presenting programs, events or workshops that will enrich the BMCC community. The planning meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, December 8, at 1:00 p.m. in the Hudson Room. If you are unable to attend this meeting, but would like to participate, please contact Ashtian Holmes at or ext. 7276 or Harry Mars at or ext.8160 if you need additional information.

City Lives

City Lives on Exhibit Through Jan. 16
The exhibit City Lives is on display through January 16, 2016 at the Shirley Fiterman Art Center, located on the first floor of BMCC’s Fiterman Hall, 81 Barclay Street. The exhibit explores the impact of living in an urban environment. It showcases traditional painting and sculpture, as well as conceptually based works, photography, printmaking, film, video and ceramics.

Making Headlines

Elizabeth Whitney, professor of speech, communications and theater arts, among CUNY professors recognized for scholarship and service
The Jewish Voice – December 2, 2015

BMCC student Aaron Domeny shares his love of culinary arts
Norwood News – December 2, 2015

Black student union at UC Berkely wants to change name from Barrows Hall to be named for a 1960’s era BMCC student Jo Anne Chesimard – November 30, 2015

Alumni and Donors

Alumna Nolvia Delgado (’09) featured in NY Post article
BMCC alumna Nolvia Delgado (’09) is included in the article, "Ladders to Success” published in The New York Post Higher Education Section. After graduating from BMCC, Delgado transferred to Smith College and graduated in 2011. Delgado is now Director of Partnerships for Cypress Hills Development Corporation.

BMCC Alumni Council Meeting, Dec. 7
The Development Office is forming an Alumni Council of dedicated BMCC Alumni who are interested in participating and advising. The Kick-off Meeting is scheduled from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Dec. 7, in Room 1302, of The Miles and Shirley Fiterman Hall. For further information, please contact Joy Cooper, Director of Development, or (212) 220-1251.

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


De-Stress Fest: Fall 2015
Nov. 30 – Dec. 8

Hispanic Heritage Month Closing Ceremony
Dec. 4, 1:00 p.m., Richard Harris Terrace

Scenes Through the Cinema Lens: The Sinatra Century
Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m., BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center

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

Using Video to Create Tutorials, a presentation by Yvonne Phang
Dec. 7, 3:00 p.m., Room-510D

Everything you need to know about using Excel to teach
Dec. 9, 10:30 a.m., Room S-510 D

Retention in Online Courses, a presentation by Claire Wladis
Dec. 10, 12:15 p.m., Room S-510D

Panther Pride
Kenneth Coar

Men’s Basketball: Kenneth Coar named NJCAA Men’s Basketball Player of the Week

Women’s Basketball: Ashley Brooks Named Conference Player of the Week

Men’s Basketball: Caimans Explode from Behind the Arc to Beat Panthers

Women’s Basketball Falls to CUNYAC Rival

Women’s Volleyball: Richardson Named CUNYAC Rookie of the Year

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