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BHCC Named “Best Community College” by Boston Spanish weekly El Planeta

Thursday, September 17, 2009

El Planeta, the largest circulating weekly Spanish language newspaper in Massachusetts, has named Bunker Hill Community College “Best Community College” in its annual “Best Of” survey. BHCC received the highest possible ranking: five stars.

The recognition published in El Planeta, which has a circulation of 50,000, praised BHCC for its diversity and for helping students for whom English is a second language.  The award also stated: “Their professors have vast experience working with students from all over the world, and they are aware of and can cater to their needs.”

El Planeta, founded in May 2004, is a member of the Phoenix Media Communications Group, the largest family-owned media company in the region.  

Media Contact:
Karen M. Norton, Executive Director of Integrated Marketing and Communications
Bunker Hill Community College, Boston, MA 02129
Phone: (617) 228-2177; Email: kmnorton@bhcc.mass.edu


Bunker Hill Community College is the largest community college in Massachusetts, enrolling approximately 19,000 students annually. BHCC has two campuses in Charlestown and Chelsea, three satellite locations and a number of instructional centers throughout the Greater Boston area. BHCC is one of the most diverse institutions of higher education in Massachusetts. Sixty-five percent of the students are people of color and more than half of BHCC's students are women. The College also enrolls nearly 1,000 international students who come from 100 countries and speak more than 75 languages.