Commissioner of Higher Education Carlos Santiago to Give Commencement Address at Bunker Hill Community College
Boston, March 13, 2019 – Massachusetts Commissioner of Higher Education Carlos E. Santiago will be the keynote speaker at the Forty-fifth Commencement Exercises at Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) on Thursday, May 23, 2019, on the Charlestown Campus.
Author and Cultural Critic Roxane Gay speaks at Bunker Hill Community College
BOSTON, March 14, 2019—Author and cultural critic Roxane Gay spoke on Thursday, March 7, 2019, as part of Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC)’s Compelling Conversations Series.
Roxane Gay reads from “Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body”
Author and cultural critic Roxane Gay spoke on Thursday, March 7, 2019, as part of Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC)’s Compelling Conversations Series.
Bunker Hill Community College Men’s Basketball Competes in NJCAA Elite Eight
The Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) Men’s Basketball Team (ranked 8th nationally) won the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III Region XX1 tournament. BHCC Men’s Basketball defeated Bristol Community College (7th) in the semi-final game and the Community College of Rhode Island (4th) in the final game. BHCC punched their ticket to an elite eight invite to the NJCAA Division III tournament to be held in Rochester, Minnesota, March 14-16. BHCC received a No. 4 seed and will be facing No. 5 Rock Valley College (Rockford, Illinois) on Thursday, March 14, at 5 p.m.
BHCC Celebrates Black History Month
BHCC celebrated Black History Month with a series of events centered around the theme, “Honoring our Shared History.”
Eversource and Bunker Hill Community College Team Up to Offer Unique Student Program
Applications currently being accepted to the Electric Power Utility Program
BOSTON (March 6, 2019) –Together with Bunker Hill Community College, Eversource Energy is offering students the chance to join a competitive program that can lead to a rewarding career in the energy industry. Current students in the Electric Power Utility Technology (EPUT) program travel from as far away as New Bedford to attend classes at Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC), the largest and most affordable community college in Massachusetts. After completing two years of academic, technical, and onsite training, EPUT graduates receive an Associate of Science degree in Electronics Technology and are often presented with employment opportunities as a utility worker with the energy company.
NFL’s LGBT Inclusion Consultant Wade Davis speaks on intersectionality at Bunker Hill Community College
BOSTON, March 5, 2019—Former NFL cornerback and equality advocate Wade Davis addressed the Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) community on Thursday, February 28, 2019, as part of the College’s Compelling Conversation series.
Tackling Equality with Former NFL Player Wade Davis
Former NFL cornerback and equality advocate Wade Davis spoke on Thursday, February 28, 2019, as part of Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC)’s Compelling Conversations series. A thought leader and public speaker on gender, race and orientation equality, Davis is the NFL’s first LGBT inclusion consultant.
More BHCC Highlights from Achieving the Dream’s Annual Conference
Bunker Hill Community College student Cam Do, along with seven students from all over the U.S., were recognized at last week’s Achieving the Dream (ATD) conference in Long Beach. Do wrote a poem about her journey from Vietnam to the United State in search of an education. She recited her poem during the ATD opening ceremony in front of 2000 people.
BHCC Highlights from Achieving the Dream’s Annual Conference
BHCC Student Recognized at Achieving the Dream’s Annual Conference
Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) student Cam Do, along with seven students from all over the U.S., is recognized at this week’s Achieving the Dream (ATD) conference in Long Beach. Do was a participant in the ATD’s Community College Student Leadership Program, a year-long program designed to enhance the selected scholars’ leadership, critical thinking and networking skills. She will receive a $1000 scholarship, sponsored by the community college honor society Phi Theta Kappa. Do read her poem at an opening ceremony in front of 2000 people, “I am from a refusal to surrender… I am from the myth that introverts cannot be leaders. I dare not to be silent. I dare to speak up. I am from poverty to advocacy. I am from insignificance to leadership.”
President Eddinger Testifies at Ways and Means Subcommittee Hearing in Washington, D.C.
On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) President Pam Eddinger, Ph.D., testified at the Ways and Means subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures hearing in Washington, D.C., on how middle class families are faring in today’s economy.
Bunker Hill Community College Names Dean of Workforce and Economic Development
Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) appointed Kristen P. McKenna as Dean of Workforce and Economic Development. In this role, McKenna will oversee corporate learning and development and community education programs at the College. The renamed Division of Workforce and Economic Development supports area businesses and community based agencies with career pathway building, customized training and individualized support to grow workforce and economic development for the greater Boston metro area.
President Eddinger Discusses Food Insecurity on NECN-TV’s “The Take with Sue O’Connell”
Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) President Pam Eddinger joined Catherine D’Amato, President and CEO of the Greater Boston Food Bank, on NECN-TV’s “The Take with Sue O’Connell” to discuss the findings of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) Report “Food Insecurity: Better Information Could Help Eligible College Students Access Federal Food Assistance Benefits.”
BHCC to undertake college “stop-out” research for Boston Opportunity Agenda
The Boston Opportunity Agenda, a public/private partnership focused on college readiness and building career and life skills for Boston’s youth, announced today it will receive nearly $150K from the national nonprofit StriveTogether to research the challenges facing college “stop-outs” and propose interventions to improve persistence. The grant award is part of StriveTogether’s Cradle to Career Community Challenge, which seeks to create local change to enable economic mobility.
BHCC Alumni Recognized at BIDMC Annual MLK Celebration
Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) registered nursing alumna Afi Alfred was honored as a YMCA Achiever for her contributions to her community at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) 30th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration.
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In Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
As we observe the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I hope that we will all take the time to reflect on ourselves, our community, our nation, and our world. I invite all of us to honor the legacy of Dr. King by reflecting on progress and work still to be done on social and economic equity. Here at Bunker Hill Community College, we reaffirm our steadfast commitment to a vibrant and safe teaching and learning environment, where diversity is cherished.
Invitation to Submit Bid for BHCC Pedestrian Sidewalk and Ramp Improvements
Pinning Ceremony Marks Passage from Student to Nurse
On Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 38 graduates from the Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) Registered Nursing program received pins to mark their passage from the student role to the practical role.
President Eddinger on GAO Hungry in College Report
Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) President Pam Eddinger joined the nation’s leading researchers, policy advocates, state officials, college administrators and students in Washington D.C. for “Hungry in College: Food Insecurity on American Campuses,” a briefing on hunger among college students. The discussion coincided with the release of a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on how to increase access to nutrition in higher education and improve students’ ability to learn, thrive and grow.
BHCC Invests in Cultural Wealth by Supporting Asian/Pacific Islander Students
In an article in Community College Daily on the unique challenges community colleges face in addressing the needs of Asian/Pacific Islander (API) students, President Pam Eddinger shares how Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is leading efforts to reduce the achievement gap of its API students by focusing on their cultural wealth.
BHCC End of Year Countdown
We’re counting down our biggest news items of 2018. View them all below in no particular order.
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.