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Super Fair Provides Options on Services and Academics
BMCC's Welcome Back Super Fair on September 12 presented information on services and degree programs.


BMCC Observes 9/11 With Wall of Remembrance  
On September 11, the Office of Student Activities (OSA) hosted a Wall of Remembrance at 199 Chambers Street. Students, faculty and staff were encouraged to share their memories on rows of sticky notes for the BMCC community to read. BMCC is the only college in the United States to have lost a campus building during a terrorist attack. A plaque at 199 Chambers Street commemorates the eight BMCC community members who died that day while working at the World Trade Center, or participated in rescue efforts. In the hours and days after the attacks, BMCC worked with The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to create a first-responder triage in the college’s gym. Later, the college served as a 24-hour command center for public agencies. Seventeen years after the event, the Wall of Remembrance opens dialogue about the event. "Many BMCC students weren’t even born when the Twin Towers came down," said Kayla Maryles, Assistant Director of Student Activities and Civic Involvement. "The Wall of Remembrance brings awareness for generations moving forward." ​     ​​


Modes of Mapping Exhibition Walk-Through for Faculty and Staff 
Lisa Panzera, director of the Shirley Fiterman Art Center and curator of the Center's current exhibition, Modes of Mapping, will lead a walk-through of the exhibition on September 26 at 3 p.m. "The purpose of the walk-through is to familiarize faculty and staff with the exhibition and explore its potential as an educational experience for students," says Elsy Benitez, Curatorial Assistant. She can be contacted for more information at (212) 776-5631 or  ​     ​​


Center for Career Development Holds First Outdoor Tabling Event
Almost 140 students participated in the BMCC Center for Career Development​'s first outdoor tabling event on August 27 at 199 Chambers Street. Students participated in exercises where they envisioned their future with drawings and by completing the sentence, “Start Here, Go …” Driada Rivas, the Center’s interim director, said “We wanted to target all students, but especially freshmen to learn more about the Center for Career Development and the multitude of services we provide.”


Join the BMCC Team: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Members of the BMCC community, family and friends are invited to register online to join BMCC's team for the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Central Park, October 14. The team will meet at at 8 a.m. at West 67th Street and Central Park West. This year’s theme, "What Unites Us, Ignites Us," celebrates survivorship and helps raise funds for breast cancer research, public education and patient service programs. For more information, contact Diana C. Lopez, (212) 220-8318 or Victoria Apostol-Marius, (212) 220-8165.

proposals Call for Proposals: CUNY IT Conference
BMCC faculty and staff are invited to submit proposals by September 17 at 5 p.m. to present at CUNY's 17th Annual IT Conference, Technology and Education: Challenges and Opportunities at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, November 29 and 30.

Invitation to Serve: Asian Heritage Month Committee
Asian Heritage Month is April 2019, and the College community is invited to attend a meeting of the 2018 Asian Heritage Committee on September 19 at 12 noon, 199 Chambers Street, Room S-510D. This multi-ethnic group of colleagues seeks to highlight the Asian and Asian-American experience and encourage understanding among all groups.

Hurricane It's Hurricane Season. Stay Alert!
The 2018 hurricane season lasts through November 30 and BMCC faculty, students and staff are encouraged to update their CUNY Alert contact preferences. For more information visit CUNY Alert.

PS Office of Public Safety Offers Resources and Services
The Office of Public Safety ensures a safe, secure and comfortable learning environment at BMCC through resources including free C.P.R., A.E.D. and First Aid, and Campus-Community Emergency Response Training for faculty, staff and students. Public Safety 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.  
Poster Guidelines for Posters and Flyers on Campus
The Office of Public Affairs consults with BMCC departments, offices, faculty and staff to promote events and initiatives in an effective manner, reaching audiences on multiple platforms. Learn how to maximize college resources including the @BMCC e-newsletter, TV monitors, BMCC calendar and social media.
Open House

Admissions Fall 2018 Open House: October 27
Do you have a family member or friend interested in enrolling for college? Invite them to the BMCC Admissions Open House, October 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 199 Chambers Street, Theater 2. They'll learn about academic programs, financial aid options, student services, success programs and how and when to apply. RSVP online. For more info, contact the Admissions Office at (212) 220-1265.​  

Admissions and Financial Aid Info Sessions​
Prospective students are invited to attend information sessions for an overview of BMCC and the admissions and financial aid process. They can also take part in a Q & A with admissions and financial aid specialists. For more information, contact the Admissions Office, (212) 220-1265, or click here.​  

Making Headlines

BMCC Foundation board member Ron Lefferts joins tech consulting firm
September 11, 2018—PR Newswire

BMCC Vice President G. Scott Anderson recalls 9/11 and BMCC’s recovery
September 11, 2008—The Chief

BMCC alumna’s new restaurant featured
September 11, 2008—The New York Times

Judge Ingrid Joseph, also a BMCC Professor, speaks at Brooklyn town hall
September 12, 2008—Brooklyn Daily Eagle

BMCC STEP program included in after-school guide for parents
September 9, 2018—Mommy Poppins

BMCC Panther Pantry mentioned in article about Adelphi Panther Pantry​
September 6, 2018—InnovateLI

Human Resources
TIAA Take the TIAA Digital Challenge
Eight powerful digital tools are available to help TIAA members manage their accounts and plan for the future. Contest ends September 28.
WW Join Weight Watchers at BMCC
Enroll online to join Weight Watchers at BMCC. Input the City of New York Employer ID: 11612222 and Employer Passcode: WW11612222. Once enrolled, redeem your Starter Kit online by October 5.

Enhance Your Skills Through CUNY Professional Development
The CUNY Professional Development and Learning Management (PDLM) Office presents the October 2018 through June 2019 CUNY Professional Development Program. BMCC faculty and staff can take part in innovative professional and training sessions in areas ranging from MS Excel to data analytics, conflict resolution, business writing and many others. Certificate programs are also available. View catalogue and sign up now.

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 ​wellness support, workforce guidance and others 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 Alumni Affairs provides alumni benefits and services, as well as involving alumni in the advancement and support of BMCC. Recent and earlier alumni are invited to special events, profiled in BMCC publications and welcomed into the vibrant community that is BMCC. For more information, contact Yaritza Gonzalez, Manager of Alumni Relations and Annual Fund, (212) 346-8455 or

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).

Career Expo: Pop-Up Shop Clothing Boutique
Sept. 14

CBS on Tour: Jumpstart Your Career in Entertainment ​
Sept. 14

Free Workshop: Introduction to Microsoft Word (Students Only)
Sept. 15

Career Expo: On-Campus Employer Questions and Answers
Sept. 17

Continuing Education Open House
Sept. 18


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

Volleyball Begins 2018 Season with a Doubleheader Win

CUNYAC/USS Community College Men's Soccer Report, Week 1

Women's Volleyball
September 15: BMCC vs Queensborough Community College (BMCC gymnasium)

Men's Soccer
September 15: BMCC vs Kingsborough Community College (Kingsborough Athletics Field)
September 19: BMCC vs Orange County Community College (Middletown, NY)

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