Press Release

Elizabeth Warren to Give Commencement Address at Bunker Hill Community College

Thursday, April 23, 2015

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren will be the keynote speaker at Bunker Hill Community College’s 41st Commencement exercises on May 30, 2015. A long-time friend of the College, Warren has visited the campus to discuss issues such as consumer protection and veterans’ needs.

Elizabeth Warren“We are honored to have Senator Warren as this year’s Commencement speaker,” said BHCC President Pam Eddinger. “She shares the concerns with social and economic mobility that are so essential to our students and to the mission of our College.”

The senior senator from Massachusetts is a former Harvard Law School professor and prominent legal scholar. She is known as a consumer protection advocate and spokesperson for the financial well-being of middle-class families. She has written more than a hundred articles and ten books, including three national best-sellers, A Fighting Chance, The Two-Income Trap, and All Your Worth.  

The Boston Globe named Warren Bostonian of the Year, and Time Magazine has just named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world for the third time. The National Law Journal named her one of the Most Influential Lawyers of the Decade. Graduating classes at Harvard have twice recognized her with the Sacks-Freund Award for excellence in teaching. Warren is a graduate of the University of Houston and Rutgers School of Law.

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About Bunker Hill Community College
With more than 50 years of academic excellence, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is Massachusetts' largest community college, annually welcoming a diverse community of around 16,000 students. With campuses in Charlestown and Chelsea, BHCC extends its reach across several locations in Greater Boston. The College offers associate degrees and certificates, early college and dual enrollment, community education, corporate training, and industry-specific training programs. BHCC is celebrated for its diversity, boasting a student body where 65% identify as people of color and more than half are women. The College also embraces a global perspective, with over 600 international students representing 90 countries and conversing in more than 65 languages. Our commitment to diversity is further reflected in BHCC's designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI).