BHCC’s Adult Education Program Celebrates Steps toward the American Dream
The Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) Adult Education and Transitions Program celebrated the achievement of students on June 22, 2019, at the Homewood Suites in Chelsea, MA.The students who were recognized completed their education courses in a consortium where they passed the HiSET®, completed adult basic education courses or completed their college courses for Transitions to College.
President Eddinger’s Take on JOBS Act
President Eddinger shared her perspective in an Inside Higher Ed article, “Brewing Battle Over Pell Grants”. In Washington D.C. there is bipartisan support for expanding Federal Pell Grants to include short-term job training. Proponents of the legislation see the bill as a way for adults to find better jobs in high-demand industries. However, there are legislators who express concern that short-term jobs may not offer livable wages and offer little connection to college degree pathways.
BHCC Awarded $140,000 Grant to Support Early College Programs
Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) was among eight public colleges and 13 high schools that were awarded new early college designations giving high school students the opportunity to study college-level courses and obtain credits before graduating high school. On June 13, 2019, BHCC and Madison Park Technical Vocational High School’s Roxbury Massachusetts Advanced Post-Secondary Pathways Program (RoxMAPP) partnership was awarded a $140,000 grant to expand their early college program.
BHCC VMA Faculty Member’s Film Released on HBO
Professor Gustavo Rosa, assistant professor of the Visual Media Arts (VMA) Department wrote and directed a short film named, “Carro” that will be released on HBO this weekend. “Carro” is the story of an undocumented Brazilian immigrant living in the Boston area who decides to buy a car in an effort to better his life before returning home.
BHCC’s Mohamed Sidime on Neighborhood Network News
Mohamed Sidime, a class of 2019 graduate of Bunker Hill Community College and student trustee, was featured on Boston’s Neighborhood Network News with Chris Lovett. Sidime discussed his academic experience and involvement in the community that led him to become of one the Commonwealth’s 29 Who Shine.
BHCC featured on WGBH’s On Campus Radio
President Pam Eddinger, BHCC student Valencia Ima were featured on WGBH News’ “On Campus Radio.” The program focused on innovative ways colleges prepare students for careers. Ima discusses her experience as a student involved in a paid internship. Eddinger also shares her perspective on the importance of paid internships at the community college level of higher education and how it impacts the chances for students to find future employment.
Bunker Hill Community College Offers Cannabis Industry Workforce Development Training Programs
Bunker Hill Community College Offers Cannabis Industry Workforce Development Training Programs - Info Session and Workshop to be held in partnership with Patriot Care
Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) will host an educational workshop sponsored by Patriot Care, entitled “The Marijuana Industry in the Greater Boston Area.” The information session will be held on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 6-9 p.m. at BHCC’s Charlestown Campus.
Bunker Hill Community College Honors Class of 2019 at 45th Commencement Ceremony
On Thursday, May 23, 2019, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) awarded 1,754 degrees and certificates to the Class of 2019 at the 45th Commencement Exercises.
Boston Uncornered Program at BHCC Featured on NBC
On Sunday, May 19, 2019 on NBC Nightly News, Bunker Hill Community College’s Boston Uncornered Program (in partnership with College Bound Dorchester) was featured in an article called, “Unique Boston Program Pays Gang Members to go to School.” The article highlights the idea of paying former gang members to attend college for better opportunities as community core influencers.
President Eddinger Testifies on Degree Completion in Washington, D.C.
On Wednesday, May 09, 2019 Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) President Pam Eddinger, testified at the House Committee on Education and Labor’s subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Investment. The testimonial focused on the issue of degree completion, improving student outcomes in higher education and the steps BHCC is taking to address the issues students are facing.
BHCC’s Mohamed Sidime Honored as one of “29 Who Shine”
Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) student Mohamed Sidime was one of the 29 graduates of Massachusetts public colleges and universities honored at the State House May 03, 2019. Governor Charlie Baker, Secretary of Education James Peyser and Commissioner of Higher Education Carlos E. Santiago attended the “29 Who Shine” ceremony.
BHCC Early College Student Awarded Full Scholarship to Curry College
Rosedina Blanc, a senior at Madison Park Technical Vocational High School and a BHCC Early College student, was awarded a four-year scholarship to Curry College.
Seng Ty on “The Years of Zero”
Author and educator at Lowell Public Schools Seng Ty visited the Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) campus on Thursday, April 25, 2019, to share with the College community The Years of Zero, his personal account of the Cambodian genocide and the cruelty he endured under the Khmer Rouge regime in the late 1970s. The presentation was the culminating event of the College’s One Book program, which brings the entire BHCC community together to read the same book over the course of an academic year.
BHCC President Pam Eddinger Awarded the Neil Chin Community Service Award
The Asian Community Development Corporation (ACDC) celebrated 32 years of community building by hosting the “Heart of the Community” dim sum breakfast. The event was held April 26 at the China Pearl with nearly 300 guests in attendance. Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) President Pam Eddinger received the Neil Chin Community Service Award for her outstanding leadership, her dedication to the community and her passion to provide relevant, accessible and affordable education to the low income immigrant residents in the greater Asian American community.
Pao Arts Center and Bunker Hill Community College Presents: Looking at Power and Privilege – A Bunker Hill Community College Visual Media Arts Faculty
On View: April 10 to May 18, 2019 Pao Arts Center, 99 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02111
Exhibition Reception: Thursday, May 2, 6 - 8 p.m.
Boston, MA – The Pao Arts Center is pleased to showcase the exhibit Looking at Power and Privilege curated by Julio S. Flores, Associate Professor in the Visual Media Arts Department at Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC). The BHCC Visual Media Arts Faculty Show is on view from April 10 to May 18, 2019.
Students Place 2nd at Annual Mass Society of Radiologic Technologists Buzz Bowl
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (April 24, 2019) – Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC), MassBay Community College, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS), and Regis College are pleased to announce a student radiology team has placed second at this year’s Massachusetts Society of Radiologic Technologists (MSRT) Buzz Bowl competition. The Buzz Bowl was part of the MSRT 88th Annual Conference held April 10-12 in Leominster, Mass. and this year’s theme was “A Winning Combination”.
BHCC Athletics Unveils New Bulldogs Mascot
BOSTON, April 23, 2019—After more than a year of research, reflection and evaluation, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) has revealed a newly designed bulldog mascot to represent the College’s Athletics program. The new BHCC Athletics Bulldog was revealed at the College Faculty/Staff Forum on March 12, 2019.
BHCC Celebrates Women’s History Month
BHCC Celebrates Women’s History Month with a series of events
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society awards BHCC Students for High Academic Achievement
Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) students Cam Do, Eva Montrond and Romina Gjacaj were honored among the highest academic achievers in the community college system at the 2019 All-Massachusetts Academic Team Recognition Ceremony at the Massachusetts State House on April 2, 2019. All three BHCC students were named to Phi Theta Kappa’s All-Massachusetts Academic Team. The event was co-sponsored by the Phi Theta Kappa international honor society and the Coca-Cola Foundation.
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 her book “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.