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Bunker Hill Community College Student Represents Massachusetts at National Convention

Monday, April 12, 2010

Keisha Mayers, a Bunker Hill Community College student from Barbados, will represent Massachusetts as a New Century Scholar at the upcoming American Association of Community Colleges (AAAC) convention, April 17-20 in Seattle, BHCC President Mary Fifield announced this week.

The New Century Scholars program is sponsored annually by the AACC, The Coca-Cola Foundation, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, and Phi Theta Kappa. Mayers was the top-scoring student from Massachusetts and will receive a $2,000 scholarship.

Mayers serves on the BHCC Student Government Association, where she has been secretary and vice president of communications.  She is president of The Writers Block, a student club, and is a founder of Females Uniting for Strength and Equality to help students engage in the social, political and economic issues affecting their lives.  Mayers is also a member of the Somerville Women’s Commission. 

“Keisha Mayers is an outstanding young woman whose vibrant passion for life and learning is evident in everything she does,” said Paul E. Moda, coordinator of Student Activities, who nominated Mayers for the scholarship.  “Keisha is committed to using her life as a force for  positive social change.”

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.