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BHCC Again Named "Best Community College" by Boston Spanish weekly El Planeta

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

For the second year in a row, El Planeta, the largest circulating weekly Spanish language newspaper in Massachusetts, has named Bunker Hill Community College “Best Community College” in its annual “Best Of” survey.

More than 11,000 readers participated in the voting, the only “Best Of” poll for the Latino population in Massachusetts. The recognition published in El Planeta, which has a circulation of 50,000, praised BHCC for its multicultural and diverse student population. The award also stated: “The emphasis of this education institution is to help students achieve their academic goals by using creative ways to adapt to the pace of the student life, such as the midnight classes.” 

The results of the poll are available at http://elplaneta.com.

Media Contact:
Karen M. Norton, Executive Director of Integrated Marketing and Communications
Bunker Hill Community College, Boston, MA 02129
Phone: (617) 228-2177; Email: kmnorton@bhcc.mass.edu


Bunker Hill Community College is the largest community college in Massachusetts, enrolling approximately 19,000 students annually. BHCC has two campuses in Charlestown and Chelsea, three satellite locations and a number of instructional centers throughout the Greater Boston area. BHCC is one of the most diverse institutions of higher education in Massachusetts. Sixty-five percent of the students are people of color and more than half of BHCC's students are women. The College also enrolls nearly 1,000 international students who come from 100 countries and speak more than 75 languages.