Message from the President

To the BMCC Community:

Last week, Hurricane Matthew destroyed parts of Haiti, the Caribbean and southeastern coasts along our country including sections of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. In a time when terrorism has taken center stage in our concerns for safety, it is perez-hurricane-messageimportant to acknowledge the devastating impact of natural disasters such as this. The hurricane endangered people and has taken many lives. It destroyed properties, uprooted homes and will change many communities for years to come. Among the individuals directly affected by the hurricane are friends and families of our own BMCC community.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by this tragedy. Support services are available to the BMCC community who have been impacted or are in need of assistance.

The Counseling Center, located in S343, will offer crisis and personal counseling to students who may be affected by the tragedy. Students can call the Center at (212) 220-8140, or just walk in.

The Office of Student Affairs, located in S350, will assist students having difficulty. Students can visit or call Student Affairs at (212) 220-8130.

International Student Services, located in S115N, will assist students who may have questions about their status as international students. Students can visit or call International Student Services at (212) 776-7179.

Financial Aid, located in N365, has counselors who are available to discuss options for those who have been financially impacted by the hurricane. Students can visit or call Financial Aid at (212)220-1430.

Single Stop, located in S235, has staff members who are also available to discuss options for those who have been financially impacted by the hurricane. Students can visit or call Single Stop at (212) 220-8195.

Sincerely,

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Antonio Pérez

President, Borough Manhattan Community College