MacArthur Genius Matthew Desmond on Housing Insecurity in America
Pulitzer Prize-winning sociologist Matthew Desmond spoke on Thursday, November 15, 2018, as part of the Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) Compelling Conversations Series. The MacArthur “Genius Grant” sociologist is the author of the New York Times bestseller Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City that tells stories of eight families living on the edge and the landlords who control their fate.
President Eddinger Addresses Mental Health and College Students on WGBH-TV
Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) President Pam Eddinger appeared on WGBH-TV’s (Channel 2, Boston) public affairs program “Basic Black” on Friday evening for a special segment on mental health and college students and the specific issues students of color are faced with.
Joint Letter by Community College Presidents on opposition to changes re: "public charge"
Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,
The College has joined with other Massachusetts community colleges in writing to the Department of Homeland Security in opposition to the changes regarding "public charge,” published in the Federal register on October 10, 2018. The definition of a "public charge" is someone who is dependent on government benefits and as a result, may be denied access to these critical resources. An expanded “public charge” definition would include those who participate in additional safety net programs, including Medicaid and SNAP.
If you have questions, or would like more information, please feel free to contact the Dean of Students’ Office: 617-228-2408.
U.S.A.F. Lt. Colonel Olga Custodio Goes to New Heights
Lt. Colonel Olga Custodio, United States Air Force (Retired) fighter pilot, spoke on Thursday, November 1, 2018, as part of the Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) Compelling Conversation Series and as the opening event of the College’s Veteran’s Week celebration.
BHCC Wins Three Gold Medallions at NCMPR District 1 Conference
Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC)’s Integrated Marketing and Communications (IMC) Division received four medallions from the National College Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) District 1 Medallion Awards. The awards were announced at a reception on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, at the organization’s District 1 Conference in Annapolis, Maryland.
BHCC Celebrates Mass STEM Week
Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) celebrated Mass STEM Week, October 22-26, 2018, with a series of workshops and events. On campus highlights included an interactive 3-D printing workshop and a demonstration of circuits in the College’s new Electrical Engineering Lab as well as a diamond demonstration by the Museum of Science and a presentation by Dr. Girija Goyal from internship partner Refigure on “When, Why & How to deal with Scientific Literature.”
Personal Development is Professional Development
On Thursday, October 25, 2018, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) faculty and staff gathered for Fall 2018 Professional Development Day. Hosted by the College’s Professional Development Day Committee, the theme of the event was “PD = PD: Personal Development is Professional Development.”
Mayor’s GRAD Last Mile Fund to Benefit BHCC Students
Today, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the launch of the GRAD Last Mile Fund, an innovative scholarship program to support students heading into their last semesters at Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) and four other local colleges.
BHCC Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
BHCC celebrated Hispanic Heritage month with a month-long series of events centered around the theme, “The Power of Our Latinx Voices.”
Proposals Invited for Multi-Purpose Photo Identification Card System
Proposal are invited for a Multi-Purpose Photo Identification Card System at Bunker Hill Community College. Proposals must be delivered no later than 1:00 pm (EST) November 26, 2018. Proposals which are either faxed or electronically submitted will not be accepted as a proposal delivery.
BHCC Annual Retreat Reviews Preliminary Findings in NEASC Self-Study
Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) faculty and staff gathered on Friday, September 28, 2018, to review preliminary findings for the College’s New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) accreditation process.
BHCC Celebrates Title III Grant Wrap-Up
Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) celebrated the completion of the five-year Title III grant project, From Dreams to Reality: BHCC LifeMap, on Thursday, October 3, 2018, at a wrap-up celebration in the College’s LifeMap Commons.
President Eddinger Welcomes Inaugural Distinguished Artist Scholar in Residence
On Thursday, September 27, 2018, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) President Pam Eddinger welcomed Distinguished Artist Scholar in Residence Dr. Robin M. Chandler at a preview reception for the artist’s “Revolutionary Moments” exhibition at the Mary L. Fifield Art Gallery.
BHCC Students and Staff Recognized at Boston PIC 2018 Annual Meeting
On Wednesday, September 26, the Boston Private Industry Council (PIC) hosted its 2018 Annual Meeting at the Federal Reserve Bank Auditorium to celebrate the launch of MassHire, a unified brand for the state’s workforce development boards, and recognize the impact of 2018 PIC Achievers.
Dean Nuri Chandler-Smith Appears on BNN-TV’s Neighborhood Network News
Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) Dean of Academic Support and College Pathways programs Nuri Chandler-Smith appeared on Boston Neighborhood Network’s (BNN-TV) “Neighborhood Network News (NNN).” Dean Chandler-Smith joined NNN Host Chris Lovett to discuss BHCC’s Early College programs at Charlestown High School and Madison Park Technical Vocational High School and the $2.4M grant BHCC received from the Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation to expand its Early College programs.
Bunker Hill Community College Ranks Ninth in the Nation for Racial and Ethnic Diversity
Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) was named one of the “Colleges with the Greatest Racial and Ethnic Diversity” by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The list appeared within the publication’s Almanac of Higher Education 2018-19, an annual data report showcasing best in class for enrollment, completion, research and diversity.
BHCC Welcomes Faculty and Staff at Convocation 2018
On Thursday, August 30, 2018, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) President Pam Eddinger welcomed faculty and staff to campus to celebrate Convocation 2018. An annual tradition that kicks off the academic year for the College, the theme of this year’s celebration was on “Collaboration to Advance College Goals.”
Bunker Hill Community College Receives $2.4M in Private Grant Funding for Early College Programs
The Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation awarded $2.4 million to Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) to establish the Early College program at BHCC, marking the largest private grant awarded in the College’s history.
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education on BHCC Learning Communities
Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) Dean of Humanities and Learning Communities Lori Catallozzi and Director of Learning Communities Arlene Vallie spoke to Diverse: Issues in Higher Education about the impact of the College’s Learning Communities program on student retention, particularly for students of color.
Inside Higher Ed Features BHCC Learning Communities
In today’s Inside Higher Ed article, “Building Community for Part-Time Students,” Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) Dean of Humanities and Learning Communities Lori Catallozzi and Director of Learning Communities Arlene Vallie discuss the impact of the College’s Learning Communities program on retention of part-time students.
Pinning Ceremony Recognizes Summer Graduates of BHCC’s Health Science Programs
On Thursday, August 16, 2018, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) celebrated the newest class of graduates of the Medical Assistant and Patient Care Technician programs at a pinning ceremony held at Thomas A. Kershaw Culinary Arts Dining Room on the College’s Charlestown Campus.
Bunker Hill Community College Hosts International Exchange Students Through U.S. Department of State’s Community College Initiative Program
Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is pleased to welcome 12 international exchange students to its Charlestown Campus for the 2018-2019 academic year as part of the U.S. Department of State’s Community College Initiative (CCI) Program. The students will study Entrepreneurship, Administrative Support Specialist, Early Childhood Education and Computer Support Specialist.
Bunker Hill Community College Learning Communities Boost Retention of Part-Time Students According to New Report
A new report from the Center for American Progress (CAP), an independent nonpartisan policy institution based in Washington D.C., finds the Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) Learning Communities Program is a promising model for boosting retention of part-time college students.
Public Notice of Upcoming Accreditation Review Visit by the ACEN
The Nurse Education Department at Bunker Hill Community College wishes to announce that it will host a site review for continuing accreditation of its Associate in Science Degree Nurse Education program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
Bunker Hill Community College President Pam Eddinger joins Boston Foundation Board of Directors
Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) President Pam Eddinger was elected to a five-year term with the Boston Foundation Board of Directors.
Bunker Hill Community College receives $25.7 Million from Baker-Polito Administration to Modernize Capital Assets
Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) was awarded $25.7M from the Baker-Polito Administration’s to fund a major renovation project at the College’s Charlestown Campus.
BHCC Celebrates Adult Education and Transition Program Graduates
On Saturday, June 23, 2018, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) celebrated students who completed the Transitions to College, GED in Spanish and English and Level IV English Basic Skills programs at an event at the Homewood Suites by Hilton in Chelsea, MA. This year marks the 23rd anniversary of the Adult Education and Transitions initiative, which is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
BHCC Receives Grant to Enhance Paramedic Studies and EMT Programs
On Thursday, June 21, 2018, the Baker-Polito Administration awarded $10.9 million in Skills Capital Grants to 33 high schools and educational institutions at an event at Salem High School. Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) received $135,393 in grant funding to enhance its Paramedic Studies and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) programs.
BHCC Detective Honored at State Police Awards Ceremony
Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) Police Detective Anthony Cuddahy was recognized at the Massachusetts State Police Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, as a recipient of the Lifesaving Award.
Governor Baker Visits BHCC for Signing of Life Sciences Bill
On Friday, June 15, 2018, Governor Charlie Baker visited Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) to sign Bill H4501: An Act providing continued investment in the life sciences industry in the Commonwealth to invest up to $623 million in bond authorization and tax credits over five years in education, research and development, and workforce training.
Facebook Partners with BHCC to Close Digital Skills Gap
On Friday, June 8, 2018, Facebook, Inc., announced its pledge to create local partnerships aimed at training 1 million U.S. business owners and equipping more people with the digital skills they need to compete in today’s workplace.
Pinning New Graduates of the Medical Imaging Program
On Thursday, May 17, 2018, 47 graduates from the Bunker Hill Community College Medical Imaging program received pins to mark their passage from student technologist to clinical practitioner.
Pinning Ceremony Marks the Passage from Student to Nurse
On Thursday, May 17, 2018, 36 graduates from the Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) Registered Nurse program received pins to mark their passage from the student role to the practical role.
Dual Enrollment Students on the Fast-Track to Success
On Tuesday, May 22, 2018, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) congratulated high school students who participated in the College’s Dual Enrollment program at an annual celebration in the College’s Health & Wellness Center gymnasium.
On Friday, May 18, 2018, 12 students from seven countries celebrated the culmination of a year of hard work at Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC), along with a gathering of their faculty, BHCC staff, host parents and well-wishers. The students came to Boston from countries as far-flung as Columbia, Dominican Republic, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Pakistan and South Africa.
Dismantling Power and Privilege to Achieve Equity in Higher Education
On May 22-24, 2018, more than 200 Bunker Hill Community College faculty, staff and community partners gathered for the convening of BHCC’s first Equity and Cultural Wealth Institute, which examined the impact of power and privilege on access and equity in higher education.
BPS Valedictorians Choose BHCC
Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Boston School Committee Chairperson Michael Loconto and Boston Public Schools (BPS) Superintendent Tommy Chang honored 36 valedictorians of BPS at the 20th Annual BPS Valedictorians Luncheon at the Boston Harbor Hotel on Tuesday, May 29. The luncheon acknowledged BPS valedictorians for their accomplishments. Among the 36 valedictorians, three have decided to attend Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) as their next destination in their educational careers.
Scholarships and Awards Ceremony Celebrates High-Achieving Students
On May 17, 2018, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) honored high-achieving students with scholarships and awards as student after student ascended the stage to be recognized for their academic achievement or service to the community.
Health Science Graduates Receive Pins at Annual Ceremony
On Thursday, May 10, 2018, 120 graduates from Bunker Hill Community College’s Health Science programs celebrated the completion of their studies at two Pinning Ceremonies at the Homewood Suites by Hilton in Chelsea, MA. BHCC’s 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.
Edwidge Danticat on "The Dew Breaker"
Author Edwidge Danticat visited the Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) campus on Thursday, April 26, 2018, to discuss her national bestseller The Dew Breaker with the BHCC community as part of the College’s One Book program, which brings the entire College community together to read the same book over the course of an academic year.
Bunker Hill Community College Celebrates Class of 2018 at 44th Commencement Ceremony
On Saturday, May 19, 2018, Massachusetts Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rosalin Acosta delivered the keynote address to graduates of Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) at the 44th Commencement exercises.
BHCC Celebrates the Success of STEM Alumni
On Thursday, April 5, 2018, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) hosted the first annual Science and Engineering Alumni Dinner to celebrate the success of BHCC alumni and thank the many supporters who created research, internship and employment opportunities for BHCC students.
BHCC’s Mussie Teshome Demisse Honored as one of “29 Who Shine”
Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) student Mussie Teshome Demisse was one of the 29 graduates of Massachusetts public colleges and universities honored at the State House May 4, 2018. Governor Charlie Baker, Secretary of Education James Peyser and Commissioner of Higher Education Carlos E. Santiago attended the “29 Who Shine” ceremony.
BHCC Foundation 2018 Annual Gala Funds Student Scholarships
Emceed by WGBH Higher Education correspondent Kirk Carapezza, the Bunker Hill Community College Foundation hosted its 2018 Annual Gala on April 26, 2018.
Bunker Hill Community College and MassBay Students Place 1st at Annual Mass Society of Radiologic Technologists Buzz Bowl
Bunker Hill Community College and MassBay Community College are pleased to announce a student radiology team has placed first at this year’s Massachusetts Society of Radiologic Technologists (MSRT) Buzz Bowl competition. The Buzz Bowl was part of the MSRT 87th Annual Conference and this year’s theme was “Wild About Radiology.”
Labor and Workforce Development Secretary Rosalin Acosta to Speak at Commencement
State Secretary Rosalin Acosta will be the keynote speaker at Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC)’s 44th Commencement exercises, on Saturday, May 19, 2018, on the Charlestown Campus.
President Pam Eddinger to Appear on WHDH-TV’s Higher Ground
BHCC President Pam Eddinger will appear on WHDH-TV’s (Channel 7, Boston) public affairs program, “Higher Ground.” President Eddinger, along with The Boston Foundation's Elizabeth Pauley, joins host Carmen Fields to discuss the Boston Foundation report from April 11, 2018, on college graduation rates of Boston Public School students—and efforts and success in improving the numbers.
BHCC Students Honored at State House Ceremony
On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, two Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) students were honored at a ceremony hosted by the Massachusetts Community College Executive Office (MCCEO), celebrating 34 of the highest academic achievers of the Commonwealth’s community college system.
BHCC Student Wins First Place in STEM Conference Presentation
Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) Engineering Transfer student Danial Haei Najafabadi was awarded first place in the Physics category for his oral presentation at the 2018 Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).
Building Communities of Struggle with Angela Davis
Political scholar, activist and author Angela Davis spoke at Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) on Thursday, March 29, 2018, as part of the College’s Difficult Dialogues series.