BHCC News for December, 2016
Single Stop Announces Social Innovation Fund Study Results and Latest Performance Numbers
At a press conference on November 30, Single Stop USA, the national nonprofit focused on eradicating poverty through connecting those in need to the more than $1 trillion in available governmental programs and resources, announced the results of a recent study into the organization’s effect on student achievement and success. The Social Innovation Fund-sponsored study was funded through New Profit and spearheaded by independent evaluators at RAND. The study observed low income, first-time college students and tracked Single Stop programs at 11 community college campuses. Overall, the evaluators found that students who use Single Stop are more successful than their counterparts who do not. Additionally, year-to-year persistence rates increased by as much as 11% over those students who did not take advantage of Single Stop’s services.
BCNC and BHCC Receive funding from ArtPlace America’s 2016 National Creative Placemaking Fund
ArtPlace America announced that the One Chinatown project, a collaboration between Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC) and Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC), will receive funding through its National Creative Placemaking Fund in 2016. Twenty-nine projects were chosen, from almost 1400 applications, to receive $11 million in funding.
BHCC Student Recognized at White House MBK National Summit
On December 14, 2016, President Obama welcomed members of My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) to the Whitehouse for its final MBK National Summit. Bunker Hill Community College student Devin Edwards participated on the panel MBK: Youth Voices.
BHCC President and Integrated Marketing and Communications Division Win Regional Marketing and Public Relations Awards
BHCC President Pam Eddinger was honored at the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) District 1 Conference as this year’s recipient of the Pacesetter of the Year award. The award recognizes a community college president or CEO who has demonstrated special leadership and support in marketing and public relations. As recipient of the District 1 award, President Eddinger is automatically submitted as a nominee for the national award, to be presented at the national conference in March 2017.
A Brother’s Legacy: The Andrew Graham Narcus Semper Fi Scholarship at BHCC
A crowd of 1,000 participants jostled one another good naturedly at the starting line on a bright November day in Artesani Park in Brighton, Massachusetts. They had assembled to complete the Boston River Run, a 5K celebrating the life of Andrew Graham Narcus.
Bunker Hill Community College Named to Victory Media’s 2017 Military Friendly® Schools List
Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) has earned the 2017 Military Friendly® School designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM JobsSM, and Military Spouse. First published in 2009, Military Friendly® Schools is the most comprehensive, powerful resource for veterans today. Each year, the list of Military Friendly® Schools is provided to service members and their families, helping them select the best college, university, or trade school to receive the education and training needed to pursue a civilian career.