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MECA Holds First Graduation Ceremony 
The Manhattan Early College for Advertising (MECA) held its first commencement ceremony on June 22 in BMCC's Theater 2 at 199 Chambers Street. MECA students begin taking college courses at BMCC as early as 10th grade. Ninety percent of MECA’s class of 2018 will attend college in Fall 2018, including 23 students who will work toward their Associate degree at BMCC, building on credits they have already earned.  ​​


Inauguration Held for Newly Elected SGA Members  
The first BMCC Student Government Association (SGA) Inauguration and Swearing In Ceremony was held June 27 in Richard Harris Terrace at 199 Chambers Street, to welcome newly elected members Sekou Coulibaly (President); Radha Longo (Vice President); Yelinka Lopez (Treasurer); Kaddy Momoh (Secretary), and Sardor Alimukhammad, Fatema Amrin, Djenabou Bah, Wenjun Bian, Carolina Falconi, Abiha Haider, Hamna Ihtesham, Asim Khan, Shaina Louis, Geraldine Marin, Angely Messon, Neili Popal, Onofrio Porreca, Luljeta Tahiraj and Alicia Tamessar (Senators). BMCC President Antonio Pérez, Vice President ​Marva Craig, Director Harry Mars and Dean Michael Hutmaker presided at the event.   ​​


Accounting Stars Honored in Annual Ceremony  
The BMCC Accounting Department held its third annual award ceremony on May 29 at 199 Chambers Street. Marva Craig, Vice President of Student Affairs spoke to the group along with members of the Accounting faculty. Honorees who earned an overall 3.75 GPA or higher were Tamar Barratsingh, Sharmin Bhuiya, Seongmi Choi, Santana Das, Karen Eini, Mariana Getman, Shavetta Gupta, Phenstock Gurung, Jongkon Hellman, Kathleen Hoffman, Derrieka Johnson, Md Julkarnin, Majoj Khadka, Lint Lint Kyaw, Raymond Lay, Ana Leon, Jacob Pinzon, Jhorvi Rosa Calderon, Ana Tchikaidze, Cindy Terrero, Gonna Vasiuk, Vera Vazquez, Pingxia Wu, Haoyue Xuan, Erika Zheng and Jinbo Zhou. Honorees who earned an overall 3.75 GPA or higher, and also earned a 4.0 in their Accounting classes were Muhammad Ahmed, Kathleen Connolly, Alexandra Dara, Zinna Joseph, Magali Merino-Maldonado, Yana Olshevskaya, Siviki Persaud, Halyna Shvets, Mariia Shvets, Goumattie Sukraj (who was valedictorian at the 2018 BMCC Commencement), Michelle Tran, Chau Ying Tse, Yuanping Xiao, Lina Xu, Chao Zeng and Zeudis Zeud.    ​​


BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center Announces 2018-2019 Family Season 
BMCC TPAC presents family programming for the 2018-2019 Season. Shows include Charlotte’s Web, Dragons Love Tacos,The Magic School Bus and more. Tickets are $30 or $13 with a 10Club membership. Schooltime tickets are $5 for students (chaperones or teachers attend free). Purchase tickets online or call (212) 220-1460.​​


BMCC Accreditation Reaffirmed by Middle States Commission on Higher Education
On June 22, 2018, a letter from Gary L. Wirt, Chair of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), informed BMCC President Antonio Pérez that the MSCHE has reaffirmed BMCC'S accreditation, based on results of a college-wide, 10-year institutional self-study that culminated with submission to MSCHE in Spring 2018 of the BMCC Middle States Self-Study Report 2017-2018​.   

Electrical Work at Main Campus: June 29 - July 1 
From June 29 through July 1, critical work to address damage from Hurricane Sandy will be performed on the electrical system at BMCC's main campus building, 199 Chambers Street. For safety reasons, access to the building will not be permitted at that time. Other campus buildings will not be affected.​

Save Files and Shut Down Your Computer: June 29 - July 1
Due to electrical work scheduled for June 29 through July 1 at 199 Chambers Street, the College community is asked to shut down all computers in that building. First, be sure all open files are properly saved, or they may be lost. For more information, contact the BMCC Service Desk, (212) 220-8379.


Free Summer Events and Trips for Summer 2018 Students 
The BMCC Office of Student Activities (OSA) organizes outings for BMCC students, free of charge. Students enrolled in Summer 208 classes are randomly selected from a lottery announced in their BMCC email. Trips range from a visiting a Mets game to the Splish Splash Water Park. For more information, contact the OSA at (212) 220-8160 or​

CUNY IT Conference Proposals: Deadline September 17 
The 17th Annual CUNY IT Conference will be held November 29 and 30 at John Jay College. BMCC faculty and staff are invited to submit proposals online by September 17 at 5 p.m. for panels, presentations, and workshops that explore the challenges and opportunities of using technology in higher education​.

Public Safety Office of Public Safety Offers Resources and Services
The Office of Public Safety provides services and resources to ensure a safe, secure and comfortable learning environment at BMCC. Public Safety provides free C.P.R., A.E.D. and First Aid and Campus-Community Emergency Response Training for faculty, staff and students, and also trains staff as campus fire wardens. Watch the video, Run. Hide. Fight.® to learn about surviving an active shooter event. To report a crime or emergency, call Public Safety at (212) 220-8080 or 911. Blue call boxes are located throughout the campus. 

Summer 2018 Open House
More than 450 prospective students and guests attended the Summer 2018 Open House on June 23. The event showcased robotics research projects, a Panther Tank entrepreneurship session, a musical jam session and highlights of the college’s academic programs and services. Prospective students experienced the exciting opportunities that await them at BMCC, and faculty, staff and student volunteers made the event a rousing success. To take part in the Fall 2018 Open House on October 27, contact Christina Lofaso: (212) 776-6308,

Advisement and Registration for New Students: Every Tuesday and Wednesday
Advising staff and faculty are excited to welcome new BMCC students and help ensure their successful enrollment for Fall 2018, every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Advisement takes place in Room S-108 and Registration in Room S-114 at 199 Chambers Street. For more information, contact the Advisement Center at (212) 220-8315 or check social media @BMCC_CUNY; #BMCCFinishFaster  

Admissions and Financial Aid Info Sessions
To better support prospective students, the college is offering combined Admissions and Financial Aid information sessions that provide an overview of BMCC, explain the admissions and financial aid process, and present a Q&A with admissions and financial aid specialists. For more information, contact the Admissions Office at (212) 220-1265, or visit online

Making Headlines

BMCC efforts to address food insecurity and Panther Pantry featured
June 27, 2018—Chelsea Now; June 28, 2018—Brooklyn Paper

Math Professor Lina Wu discusses calculus project
June, 2018—Maplesoft

BMCC's Panther Pantry featured
June 25, 2018—Brooklyn Daily

Largest Pathways graduation class includes student heading for BMCC
June 22, 2018—Chalkbeat

MECA celebrates first graduating class
June 25, 2018—A's

Human Resources

Summer Fridays Continue Through August 10 
BMCC’s four-day summer work week is in effect Monday, June 25 through Friday, August 10. The College will be closed these Fridays: June 29, July 13, July 20, July 27, August 3 and August 10. For more information, contact the BMCC Office of Human Resources, (212) 220-8300. ​

Not a Summer Friday Work Week: July 2 - 6
The Independence Day holiday will be observed Wednesday, July 4 and during that week, all employees will work seven-hour days on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. For more information, contact the BMCC Office of Human Resources, (212) 220-8300. ​

Coffee Hour Q&A for College Assistant Staff and HEOs
Bring your coffee and College Assistant- or HEO-related questions to meet with a Human Resources​ representative at 199 Chambers Street. Submit questions to Lori Mazzola,, by 12 p.m. the Monday before the session, or bring them that day. CLICK HERE to select a 2-4 p.m. session for College Assistants in Room S-738 on July 25. CLICK HERE to select a 2-4 p.m. session for HEOs in Room S-732 on July 18. ​

TIAA RSVP Now to Meet with TIAA Consultant
Are you saving enough for retirement? Meet with a TIAA financial consultant July 10, July 26, August 8, August 21 or September 12. Space is limited, so RSVP online or call (800) 732-8353 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.  

Deer Oaks EAP Provides Free Health and Financial Resources
The Deer Oaks Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. BMCC employees, their dependents and household members are eligible to access services such as family counseling, wellness support, workforce guidance and other resources at no cost​. Contact Deer Oaks EAP Services at (855) 492-3633, or

Health Benefits Seminars: Transitioning to Retirement
Employees transitioning to retirement, as well as those remaining active are encouraged to sign up for seminars with the City of New York Office of Labor Relations (OLR) Health Benefits Program at 40 Rector Street, 3rd Floor, in lower Manhattan. You can also watch a brief, Part One and Part Two video series on how health insurance changes for retirees.

Alumni and Donors

Alumni Invited to Connect and Network
BMCC’s Alumni Affairs provides a channel for communication between the alumni and the College. Its goal is to establish and maintain an effective relationship between BMCC and its alumni body; to provide alumni benefits and services, and to involve alumni in the promotion, advancement and support of BMCC. For more information, contact Yaritza Gonzalez, Manager of Alumni Relations and Annual Fund, (212) 346-8455 or

LA Learning Academy Information Session
July 2 
Math Math Start Information Session
July 3 

College Discovery Information Session
July 10


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Stay in Shape! Visit the Free BMCC Fitness Center 
BMCC students, faculty and staff with current ID are welcome to use the free BMCC Fitness Center, which offers free weights, strength and resistance equipment, and cardiovascular equipment. Call for summer hours: (212) 220-8260.

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