May

24

2017

Dean Nuri Chandler-Smith on Boston Uncornered Program

College Bound Dorchester, an organization that works with disconnected young people to encourage them to pursue college, announced a new program called Boston Uncornered, which will pay 600 gang-involved youth $400 per week to go to community college.

May

24

2017

Close to 300 Students Sought Employment Through CareerConnect’s Technology & Retail Nights

On April 20 2017, Bunker Hill Community College hosted its third Technology Night. This installment of a series of spring career fairs is an evening specifically targeting opportunities in the tech industry. This event drew 146 BHCC students and alumni as well as 12 employers and tech recruiters. This was an excellent opportunity for students and recent graduates to socialize and connect with their peers, industry professionals and employers to learn the newest employment trends as well as discover career pathways and opportunities.

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May

22

2017

Global Graduates

On Friday, May 12, 2017, 12 students from eight countries celebrated the culmination of a year of hard work at Bunker Hill Community College. They came to Boston from countries as far-flung as Pakistan, India, Indonesia, Colombia, Turkey, Egypt, South Africa and Ghana. The students were part of a U.S. Department program called the Community College Initiative Program (CCIP) aimed at promoting partnerships and resource sharing among global communities.

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May

22

2017

STAND and Pathways to Prosperity Students Enter Nursing and Allied Health Programs

On May 11, 2017, the STAND (Students Taking Action for Nursing Diversity) and Pathways to Prosperity programs celebrated incoming and early college students interested in nursing careers and healthcare professions at a dinner ceremony in BHCC’s Cafeteria.

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May

20

2017

Massachusetts House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo Addresses Bunker Hill Community College Graduates

Massachusetts House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo delivered the keynote address today at the Forty-third Commencement exercises of Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC). The full house of graduates, family and friends gathered to celebrate 1613 degree and certificate recipients, including those who completed their programs from summer 2016 through spring 2017, and those on track to complete their programs during summer 2017.

May

19

2017

Dual Enrollment Students on the Fast -Track to Success

More than 700 students from more than 50 local high schools participated in dual enrollment courses this year. Hundreds of these students and their families celebrated their accomplishment on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, with cheers and applause. The event took place in the College’s Health & Wellness Center gym, and was followed by a summer barbeque-style reception with a photo-booth and graffiti wall, and a video featuring many of the program participants.

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May

18

2017

Health Science Students Get Ready to Serve

One hundred fifty-four Health Science graduates received pins on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at the Homewood Suites by Hilton in Chelsea, MA. Health Science programs provide students with the education and training they need to become healthcare providers while focusing on their needs to gain the skills required for success in the workplace, continued education and achieving long-term goals.

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May

16

2017

BHCC’s John Gonsalves Honored as one of '29 Who Shine'

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) student John Gonsalves was one of the 29 graduates of Massachusetts public colleges and universities honored at the State House May 5. Governor Charlie Baker, Secretary of Education James Peyser, Commissioner of Higher Education Carlos E. Santiago and University of Massachusetts President Marty Meehan attended the “29 Who Shine” ceremony.

May

12

2017

BHCC Organizes Voices of Hunger on Campus Summit

On Friday, May 5, Bunker Hill Community College welcomed nearly 200 representatives from public and private universities and colleges across the state of Massachusetts, along with community leaders and partners, to the first convening of Voices of Hunger on Campus.

May

12

2017

BHCC Celebrates Grand Opening of the Pao Arts Center

On Saturday, May 6, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) in partnership with the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC) celebrated the Grand Opening of the Pao Arts Center with elected officials and community leaders.

May

5

2017

President Eddinger on NBC Boston

Watch the NBC Boston feature the Pao Arts Center. President Eddinger talks about the cultural significance of BHCC’s new instructional center in Chinatown.

May

1

2017

Bunker Hill Community Colleges Hosts Family of Henrietta Lacks

Shirley Lacks and David “Sonny” Lacks, active representatives of their family’s story, captivated BHCC students, faculty, staff and visitors on April 27, 2017, with the story of their matriarch’s contribution to modern medicine–made without her knowledge or consent, as author Rebecca Skloot portrays in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. The Lacks family spoke as part of the One Book program, which brings the entire College community together to read the same book over the course of an academic year.

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Apr

25

2017

Bunker Hill Community College Partners with BEST Hospitality Training

A new articulation agreement between Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) and Boston Education, Skills & Training Corporation (BEST Corp.) links students who excel in hospitality apprenticeships with opportunities for advancement in the field.

Apr

21

2017

House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo to Give Commencement Address at Bunker Hill Community College

House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo will be the keynote speaker at Bunker Hill Community College’s 43rd Commencement exercises, which will take place on May 20, 2017, on the Charlestown Campus.

Apr

20

2017

BHCC Foundation Annual Gala Funds Student Scholarships

Emceed by WBUR’s Meghna Chakrabarti, host of Radio Boston, the Bunker Hill Community College Foundation hosted its 2017 Annual Gala on April 20, 2017, at RSM US LLP.

Apr

19

2017

Health and Science Fair Brings More Than 100 BHCC Students to New Career Opportunities

On Tuesday, April 4th, BHCC hosted a successful CareerConnect Health & Science Fair.

Apr

14

2017

BHCC Welcomes Boston Public Schools Students

Approximately 151 seniors from 11 of Boston’s high schools packed the BHCC gymnasium on Friday, April 7, 2017, for BPS Day. BPS Day gives Boston’s high school seniors an opportunity to meet with admissions counselors, Success Coaches, faculty and current students.

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Apr

14

2017

Reading Allowed with Terry McMillan

The author of several New York Times bestsellers Terry McMillan spoke on April 13, 2017, as part of BHCC’s Compelling Conversations Speaker Series. Giving students, faculty and staff the exclusive opportunity to hear her read excerpts from a novel in progress, McMillan shared a chapter from a book she is working on.

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Apr

14

2017

BHCC Students Named to Phi Theta Kappa’s All-Massachusetts Academic Team

Thirty-two of the highest academic achievers of the community college system were named to the Phi Theta Kappa All-Massachusetts Academic Team. Among the students honored were BHCC’s Nadine Borges and Linh Dang. The students were presented with medallions and certificates at the Grand Staircase of the Massachusetts State House, accompanied by their families, community college presidents, Phi Theta Kappa college staff, legislators and staff. Phi Theta Kappa is the International Honor Society of Two-Year Colleges. Students with grade point averages of 3.5 or higher are invited to join Phi Theta Kappa.

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Apr

7

2017

Building the Framework for Success

On March 30, 2017, Bunker Hill Community College President Pam Eddinger joined leaders of the AANAPISI Grant Project to announce the launch of BHCC’s Title III AANAPISI Grant.

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Apr

7

2017

BHCC Reimagines General Education

On Thursday, March 30, 2017, BHCC faculty and staff gathered for Spring 2017 Professional Development Day. Organizers of the event took a non-traditional approach to engaging the BHCC community in reimagining the College’s General Education Program through participation in decentralized, collaborative and participant-centered activities and discussions.

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Apr

7

2017

Community College Residency Program brings Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows to BHCC

Bunker Hill Community College was honored to host Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows Otilia Thebele and Rolando Guzman Martinez last week, from March 27–31, 2017.

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Apr

3

2017

BHCC Magazine Brings Home National Award

The BHCC Magazine, a publication of Bunker Hill Community College, was awarded the Silver Paragon Award at the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) 2017 National Conference, held in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Apr

3

2017

President Eddinger on Boston Public Radio

Mar

29

2017

Bunker Hill Community College Learn and Earn Program Receives Deval Patrick Award

Bunker Hill Community College received the Deval Patrick Prize for Community Colleges in recognition of its Learn and Earn experiential education and internship program. The annual award from The Boston Foundation acknowledges progress and excellence made by community colleges in establishing employer partnerships and career pathways. Former Governor Deval Patrick presented the award in the amount of $50,000 to President Pam Eddinger on March 22, 2017.

Mar

27

2017

The Microsoft Garage Extends Internship Program to Fifteen Bunker Hill Community College Students

Opening its doors to community college students for the first time, the Microsoft Garage offered internships to fifteen Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) students this semester.

Mar

24

2017

Ed Davis on Community Policing at BHCC

Former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis spoke on March 23, 2017, on the need for fundamental reforms to policing and the criminal justice system in America as part of BHCC’s Difficult Dialogues series.

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Mar

15

2017

President Eddinger Responds to New HOPE Lab Study: “Hungry and Homeless in College”

A report released today by Wisconsin HOPE Lab and the Association of Community College Trustees revealed the prevalence of food and housing insecurity on community college campuses nationally.

Mar

10

2017

Making HERstory with Kathy Najimy

Award-winning actress, comedian and activist Kathy Najimy spoke on March 9, 2017, in honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day.

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Mar

7

2017

Exploring Race, Representation and Redefining Black Identity with Hakim Raquib

Boston-based photographer Hakim Raquib aims to negotiate current perspective on race and blackness. Hakim Raquib: Determined Blackness featured contemporary digital mixed-media works that explore historically-determined images of masculinity and social status. Presented as part of BHCC’s Black History Month Celebration, the exhibition ran from February 6 – 28, 2017, at the Mary L. Fifield Art Gallery.

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Mar

7

2017

BHCC Among Recipients of $11.8 Million in Workforce Skills Capital Grants for a new Engineering Lab

Governor Charlie Baker and other government officials and guests gathered at Greater Lowell Technical High School Friday afternoon to receive the details of the grant.

Mar

3

2017

Exonerated Boxer Dewey Bozella Gets One More Shot

Wrongfully imprisoned for 26 years, boxer Dewey Bozella spoke on March 2, 2017, sharing his story of injustice and the perseverance, courage and faith that led to his long overdue exoneration. A featured event of BHCC’s Black History Month Celebration, the presentation was part of an ongoing speaker series addressing urban policing in communities of color.

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Feb

24

2017

BHCC Addresses Urban Policing in Communities of Color with Wes Moore

New York Times best-selling author, social entrepreneur and motivational leader Wes Moore spoke on February 23, 2017, on urban policing in communities of color as part of BHCC’s Compelling Conversations series. His presentation, “Policing: The Rise and Rising Up of the Disillusioned” addressed a timely issue central to the College’s mission and institutional values.

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Feb

24

2017

BHCC Receives Performance Incentive Grant from Baker-Polito Administration

The Baker-Polito Administration announced yesterday $1.25 million dollars in Performance Incentive Fund grants to be awarded to a select group of Massachusetts state universities and community colleges through the Department of Higher Education.

Feb

23

2017

BHCC and Other Community Colleges Spark Senators' Request for Study on Food Insecurity on College Campuses

U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren, Edward J. Markey, Patty Murray, and Debbie Stabenow today asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct a study on food insecurity at American colleges and universities.

Feb

7

2017

Bunker Hill Community College’s Learn and Earn Internship Program Selected as a Bellwether Award Finalist

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) was named one of ten Bellwether Award Finalists in the Workforce Development Category by the Community College Futures Assembly (CCFA). BHCC was selected out of more than 200 applicants.

Feb

3

2017

Building an Engaged Campus: BHCC and Community Partners Gather for Strategic Planning

Today at BHCC, 250 representatives of BHCC partners, faculty, staff and student leaders gathered in the gym for a morning of strategic planning. Participants engaged in discussion based on a set of guiding questions to help form the College’s next set of high-level, long-range goals.

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Jan

11

2017

Bunker Hill Community College hosts Governor Baker's New Skills for Youth Grant Announcement

Esteemed government officials and guests gathered at BHCC today for an important grant announcement from Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito.

Jan

9

2017

Invitation to Bid: IT Service

Sealed Invitation for Bids are invited for Information Technology Professional Service at Bunker Hill Community College. Information for Bid Requirements is available in Room B-325, Business Office Bunker Hill Community College, 250 New Rutherford Avenue, Charlestown, MA 02129-2925, as of 10:00AM, January 09, 2017.

Jan

6

2017

President Eddinger on BHCC Progress, Challenges and Opportunities for 2017

At an Understanding Boston Forum held on January 5, 2017, President Eddinger and other education leaders talked about the progress that has been made in the Boston Public Schools, Bunker Hill Community College and Roxbury Community College. The reports were followed by a discussion of Boston's education pipeline and the opportunities ahead.

Jan

6

2017

Holiday Spirit Sparkled at BHCC: The Stuff a Cruiser Toys for Tots Toy Drive

The BHCC Office of Public Safety/Campus Police, the Office of Student Activities and AFSCME joined forces to collect and distribute toys to needy children in the Greater Boston community for the second year running.

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