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Annual Report BMCC Foundation Annual Report 2016-2017 Available 
The BMCC Foundation has published its 2016-2017 annual report titled, “The Impact of Scholarships: The Case for Increased Philanthropy.” The publication celebrates the college’s achievements and recognizes the generosity of donors and supporters.

BMCC Student Filmmakers Impress Crowds at Festival
The Student Film Festival at BMCC was held November 20 and featured 34 short films by BMCC students. A panel of directors, producers and filmmakers judged the work and presented awards including the Michael Vincent Rosen-Pipitone Special Recognition Award.  


Food, Coat and Toy Drives in Full Swing
Three BMCC departments—the Women’s Resource CenterOffice of Academic Advisement and Transfer Center and Veterans Resource Center, along with the BMCC Sisterhood Society Club and Student Government Association—are collecting coats, canned food and toys as part of the College's efforts to make the holidays a little brighter for less fortunate New Yorkers.


Free Film Retrospective: Happy Birthday Ella, Dizzy and Monk
BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center (BMCC TPAC) proudly presents Happy Birthday Ella, Dizzy and Monk on December 19 at 7:30 p.m. This film retrospective showcases the jazz legends Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk—all three born in 1917 and icons of American jazz. Admission is free.


Distinguished Teaching Awards Nominations Open Through February 15
Any member of the BMCC community, including students, may nominate eligible faculty for the 2018 Distinguished Teaching Award. Read details on how how to nominate a faculty member, eligibility, selection criteria and more. Deadline is February 15.

College Communications Guidelines and Procedures Available 
The BMCC Office of Public Affairs increases awareness of BMCC’s mission and promotes the accomplishments of students, faculty and staff through platforms such as social media, publications, the College website and public relations. The office also serves as a liaison between members of the College community and the media. The College Communications Guidelines and Procedures outlines how to work with the Office of Public Affairs to promote your events, programs and success stories in an effective manner. Learn more online or call (212) 346-8501.

Guidelines for Posters and Flyers on Campus  
The Office of Public Affairs consults with BMCC departments, offices, faculty and staff to promote events and activities in an effective manner, reaching audiences on multiple platforms. Learn how to use college resources including the @BMCC e-newsletter, TV monitors, BMCC calendar and social media.

Milliken James B. Milliken To Step Down as CUNY Chancellor
James B. Milliken, Chancellor of the City University of New York, announced December 4 that he would step down at the end of the academic year. "CUNY is an extraordinary institution, and my time here has been fulfilling beyond measure,” Milliken said. “ … I was enormously fortunate to be part of the effort to expand opportunity and success to students on a scale no university can match, and I will always be grateful for that.”
Hispanic Hispanic Heritage Closing Ceremony December 7
The Closing Ceremony for Hispanic Heritage Month will be held December 7, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Theatre 2. The event will feature a performance by world-renowned ranchera singer and respected soprano Monica Abrego, accompanied by Mariachi Aguila Real and the Mexican Folkloric Dance Company of NYC. Admission is free.

Free Concert: Sing Along with Handel’s Messiah December 10
The Thirtieth Annual Open Sing of Handel’s Messiah will feature the BMCC Downtown Symphony with Doris Holz, soprano; Melissa Gerstein, mezzo-soprano; Ethan Fran, tenor and Virdell Williams, baritone. The event will begins at 3:00 p.m. in Theatre 1 at 199 Chambers Street, and is free.

Evaluations Students Can Submit Faculty Evaluations Through December 12
Faculty and staff, please inform students you teach or work with, that they can submit faculty evaluations online.

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training: December 18 and 19 
Faculty and staff are invited to attend an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) presented by the New York State Office of Mental Health and the Suicide Prevention Center of New York. The training, hosted by the BMCC Counseling Center, is December 18 and 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To register, call (212) 220-8171.


Continuing Students Pop Up Advising and Registration: December 12 
On December 12 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Fiterman Hall, staff will be on hand to advise and register continuing students for the Spring 2018 semester. For more information, contact the Advisement Center at (212) 220-8315. #BMCCSpringForward

Spring 2018 Register Now: Federal Student Aid and Other Assistance Available 
If you know a current student who is delaying registration because of tuition concerns, please share these options: 1) Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Apply now to maximize the amount of money you receive. Contact the BMCC Financial Aid Office: Room N-365; (212) 220-1430 or 2) Apply for a scholarship. 3) Contact the Center for Career Development for job placement assistance: Room S-342,

New Student Advisement and Registration: December 7, 11, 14, 18 and 21 
Advising staff and faculty are excited to welcome BMCC students and help ensure their successful enrollment. Advisement is 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Registration is 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Room S-108 (advising) and Room S-114 (registration) at 199 Chambers Street. For more information, contact the Advisement Center, (212) 220-8315.

Making Headlines

BMCC solar project highlighted
Dec. 6—ProudGreenBuildingDec. 5—Daily Energy InsiderDec. 2—Tribeca Citizen and Dec. 1—Smart Energy Decisions 

Activists highlight climate change at public advocate’s forum
Nov. 29, 2017—El Diario

Human Resources
TIAA TIAA Financial Consultant on Campus December 6 and 20
Employees who would like to meet with a TIAA counselor on campus, please RSVP at or call (800) 732-8353 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

What’s Your Financial IQ?
The CUNY Benefits Office and TIAA have teamed up to help CUNY employees test their financial know-how. Use your TIAA user ID to log in, or log in as a guest.

Alumni and Donors

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).
Immigration Immigration Town Hall Forum: Registration Required
Dec. 8

Free Film Screening: Somewhere in the Middle 
Dec. 11

Women in Technology Workshop: Learn about Digital Fabrication 
Dec. 11

Equal Employment/Education Opportunity, Sexual Harassment and Title IX Training
Dec. 12


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

CUNYAC Community College Women's Basketball Report, Week 4

CUNYAC Community College Men's Basketball Report - Week 4

CUNYAC Community College Men’s Basketball Report, Week 5

Weekend Recap: BMCC Cruises Past Dutchess

BMCC Basketball shines on homecoming night

BMCC Homecoming: 2017 athletic honors awarded to Fall sports student-athletes

Fall Recreation Schedule Through December 20

Connect with BMCC

Twitter Discussion
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