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Jun

8

2018

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.

Jun

7

2018

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.

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Jun

7

2018

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.

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Jun

6

2018

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.

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Jun

5

2018

Global Graduates

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.

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Jun

1

2018

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.

May

31

2018

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.

May

31

2018

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.

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May

24

2018

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.

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May

24

2018

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.

May

23

2018

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.

May

22

2018

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. 

May

8

2018

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.

May

8

2018

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.

May

7

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.”

May

7

2018

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.

Apr

26

2018

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.

Apr

26

2018

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.

Apr

26

2018

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).

Apr

19

2018

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.

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Apr

12

2018

President Eddinger Responds to Success Boston Report at Boston Foundation Panel Discussion

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) President Pam Eddinger joined the Boston Private Industry Council and the Success Boston college completion initiative at the Boston Foundation for the release of “Staying the Course: Six-Year College and Completion Experiences,” a new report that addresses college enrollment and completion for Boston Public Schools’ Class of 2011 graduates.

Apr

3

2018

Supporting English Language Learners Supports All Students

On March 22, 2018, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) faculty and staff gathered for Spring 2018 Professional Development Day to reflect on, share and deepen their approach to teaching and supporting all students. Hosted by the Professional Development Day Committee, the English as a Second Language Department and the Building the Framework for Success Taskforce, the conference was a continuation of the Fall 2017 Professional Development Day on best practices for teaching English as a Second Language (ESL).

Mar

27

2018

Bunker Hill Community College Ranks 12th in Boston Business Journals 2018 Book of Lists

For the seventh consecutive year, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) was named one of “The Largest Colleges & Universities in Massachusetts” by the Boston Business Journal (BBJ). The list appeared within the publication’s 2018 Book of Lists, an annual data report highlighting the fastest-growing and most dynamic companies and professionals in Greater Boston and across Massachusetts.

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Mar

23

2018

BHCC Brings Issues of DACA, TPS and Undocumented Students to the Table

On March 16, 2018, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) hosted nearly 100 educators, guidance counselors and community-based service personnel to discuss academic advising, trauma-sensitive education and legal issues for students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Undocumented immigration status.

Mar

6

2018

Boston-Area Employers Recruit Business and STEM Students at BHCC Spring Career Fairs

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) Career Services announces spring 2018 career fairs.

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Feb

23

2018

BHCC President and Trustees attend National Legislative Summit

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) President Pam Eddinger along with Trustee Cathy Guild and Student Trustee Cam Ngoc Tu Do joined their colleagues from across the country in Washington, D.C. last week for the annual Community College National Legislative Summit. Co-hosted by the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), the summit featured meetings and workshops related to advocacy for Pell Grants, workforce development initiatives and the protection of vulnerable students on campus, as well as presentations from high-profile keynote speakers, political commentators and elected officials.

Feb

16

2018

BHCC Student Receives LEADA@Liberty Scholarship

Liberty Mutual Insurance announced Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) student Imani Exilhomme as a recipient of its LEADA@Liberty Scholarship. Launched last year, the LEADA@Liberty Scholarship program is awarded annually to four students of African descent who are enrolled in the Massachusetts Commonwealth Commitment program and plan to complete their bachelor’s degree at a state university or University of Massachusetts campus. LEADA@Liberty scholarship recipients receive $2,500 annually for each of the four years of their college career.

Feb

13

2018

NPR’s Michele Norris on The Race Card Project

As part of Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC)’s Black History Month Celebration, NPR Journalist Michele Norris spoke on Thursday, February 8, 2018, on her motivations behind creating The Race Card Project.

Feb

9

2018

BHCC Celebrates Black History Month with NPR Journalist Michele Norris

NPR journalist and author of The Grace of Silence Michele Norris spoke at Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) on Thursday, February 8, 2018, kicking off the College’s annual Black History Month celebration.

Jan

29

2018

Dean Catallozzi Addresses the Role of High School GPA in the College Placement Process at the Boston Foundation

On Thursday, January 25, 2018, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) Dean of Humanities and Learning Communities Lori Catallozzi joined leaders from three organizations working to improve academic performance and outcomes for a presentation and panel discussion on “Raising Students’ GPAs in High School and College.”

Jan

26

2018

BHCC Early College Programs Receive Preliminary Designation Status from Baker-Polito Administration Along with a $10K Planning Grant

On Tuesday, January 23, 2018, the Baker-Polito Administration announced “preliminary” designation status to 21 early college programs across Massachusetts and awarded more than $80,000 in grants to public colleges, universities and high schools in the midst of developing early college programs.

Jan

22

2018

Request for Response: On-Site Cafeteria, Food Cart and Catering Services

On-Site Cafeteria, Food Cart and Catering Services

Jan

19

2018

Report Advocates for Employment of Community College Students in BioPharma Roles

MassBioEd in Cambridge, MA, released a new report showing a shifting trend in the hiring practices of the bio-pharmaceutical industry that favors candidates with four-year degrees over community college graduates, despite the investment the industry has made in associate degree programs.

Jan

16

2018

BHCC Recognized in New York Times Op-Ed for Leadership in Student Hunger Relief

In an op-ed published by the The New York Times over the weekend, Temple University Education Sociologist Sara Goldrick-Rab recognized Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) for its work distributing meal vouchers to food-insecure students through the College’s “One Solid Meal” program.

Jan

12

2018

In Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

As our nation observes Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 15th, I urge our College community to join the observances in whatever way you find meaningful. We may choose to reflect on progress and work still to be done on social and economic equity, and reaffirm our steadfast commitment to a vibrant and safe teaching and learning environment where diversity is cherished.

Jan

5

2018

BHCC’s Work on Housing and Food Insecurity is a 2017 Highlight for Local Professor

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) President Pam Eddinger received mention in "Our Wish List for the Future of Higher Education" by the University of Venus. This wish list is a reflection of the past year’s events and how they inspire the organization’s blog contributors. Mary Churchill, professor at Wheelock College in Boston, MA, recognizes President Eddinger and sociologist Sara Goldrick-Rabb, Ph.D. for groundbreaking work around issues of hunger on college campuses.

Dec

15

2017

Baker Administration and STEM Advisory Council Supports Career Development Experiences for BHCC Students

The Boston Private Industry Council (PIC) is one of a four Massachusetts Workforce Boards to receive a competitive grant from Governor Charlie Baker and the STEM Advisory Council to increase paid internship opportunities for high school students interested in the STEM fields.

Dec

15

2017

BHCC Receives $100K Grant to Develop Center for Cultural Wealth and Equity

On Monday, December 11, 2017, the Baker-Polito Administration announced $1.2 million in Performance Incentive Fund (PIF) grants to sixteen Massachusetts public colleges and universities to make college more affordable and accessible through enhanced digital learning opportunities.

Dec

15

2017

Hurricane Evacuees Receive Massachusetts Tuition Rate and More at BHCC

Earlier this week, the Board of Higher Education approved giving in-state tuition rates through the spring of 2018 to evacuees from hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands who lost their homes after Hurricane Maria devastated the islands in September.

Dec

11

2017

Boston River Run Raises $25K for Andrew Graham Narcus Semper Fi Scholarship Fund

The 2017 Boston River Run brought more than 100 members of the Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) community together on November 12, 2017, to celebrate the life of Corporal Andrew Graham Narcus, a proud U.S. Marine from Sudbury, Massachusetts.

Dec

6

2017

BHCC Celebrates Veterans Day Video

Watch the video highlighting BHCC's Veterans Day series of events.

Dec

4

2017

Request for Proposals: Beverage Pouring Rights

The pouring right is the exclusive rights of a beverage maker or distributor to have its products sold at the institution.

Nov

30

2017

BHCC’s James R.W. (Wick) Sloane Receives Manuel Carballo Governor’s Award for Excellence in Public Service

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC)’s James R.W. (Wick) Sloane was awarded the Manuel Carballo Governor’s Award for Excellence in Public Service on November 17, 2017, at the annual Performance Recognition Program State House Award Ceremony.

Nov

29

2017

BHCC Goes Behind the Scenes at Google

On November 7, 50 Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) students (mostly Computer Science majors) eagerly lined up for a unique look inside Google’s corporate campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The search-engine giant—named number one medium company by The Boston Globe in this year's Top Places to Work—is known for its legendary talent pool and creative workplace culture.

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Nov

28

2017

#GivingTuesday

It’s #GivingTuesday! In the spirit of Giving Tuesday, BHCC would like to share just a few ways to help those in need.

Nov

28

2017

Supporting English Language Learners at Every Step

On Thursday, November 2, 2017, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) faculty and staff gathered for Fall 2017 Professional Development Day to share research findings on best practices for teaching English as a Second Language (ESL), and to collaborate across departments, disciplines and work areas in developing an integrated experience for the College’s English Language Learners (ELL) so that they have the ability to excel in their professional goals beyond graduation.

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Nov

21

2017

BHCC Alumna Named American Rhodes Scholar

On Saturday, November 18, Elliot F. Gerson, American Secretary of the Rhodes Trust, announced the names of 32 Americans chosen as Rhodes Scholars. Bunker Hill Community College alumna Tania N. Fabo of Saugus, Massachusetts, received the prestigious award to study how racism shapes the health of African Americans when housing segregation forces them to live in areas with limited access to medical care.

Nov

21

2017

Defining “American” with Jose Antonio Vargas

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and social justice advocate Jose Antonio Vargas spoke at Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) on Thursday, November 16, 2017, as part of the College’s Difficult Dialogues series.

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Nov

17

2017

BHCC Celebrates Veterans Day

In honor of those who served in the United States Armed Forces, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) celebrated Veterans Day 2017 with a weeklong series of events to recognize the military-affiliated community at the College and build awareness of the resources and services available at the College’s Veterans Center.

Nov

14

2017

From Captured Soldier to Free Citizen, Shoshana Johnson Shares Her Journey Home

U.S. Army veteran and first African American female prisoner of war Shoshana Johnson spoke on Thursday, November 9, 2017, as part of the Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC)’s weeklong series celebrating Veterans Day 2017.

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