BHCC News for November, 2016
President Eddinger Talks Student Hunger with WBUR
On October 28, 2016, BHCC President Pam Eddinger visited WBUR to talk with RadioBoston host Meghna Chakrabarti about the challenge of fighting hunger on college campuses. A long-time champion of eliminating hunger on college campuses, President Eddinger joined two other community college presidents in urging Senator Elizabeth Warren to push the federal government to study the issue.
A Post-Election Note from the College President
Dear BHCC Community, I am moved to write to you today after a troubled year of racial strife, followed by an unprecedented election season. It has been four decades since I came to the United States with my family, drawn by educational opportunities and the idea of freedom. That dream has proven to be as idyllic as it was arduous. But it is not until this past year that I have witnessed, in full relief, the shining promise and the abysmal darkness in the making of the American Dream. Many at the College have wondered about our way forward. What path do we follow as individuals, and as a community of scholars?
Students Attend Museum of Science’s first Women & Girls in STEM Networking Evening
On Friday, November 4, 11 students from BHCC attended the Museum of Science’s first Women and Girls in STEM Networking Evening, sponsored by Akamai.
Helping Students Speak Up - Stephen Snyder-Hill visits Bunker Hill Community College
Twenty-year Army veteran Stephen Snyder-Hill visited Bunker Hill Community College on November 10, 2016, as part of the College’s Veterans Day celebration. In 2011, several days after the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the official U.S. policy on gays serving in the military, Stephen Snyder-Hill, then Captain Hill, was serving in Iraq.
Hack.Diversity Initiative Seeks to Bring Diversity to Boston Technology Industry
The New England Venture Capital Association announced today a new venture that seeks to improve diversity in the area’s top STEM companies. The initiative’s pilot will place twenty black and Latino students from Bunker Hill Community College, UMass Boston and Worcester Polytechnic Institute in internships at Carbonite, DataXu, Hubstop and Vertex this spring. Interns will be paired with a senior-level black or Latino mentor at their corporation to provide coaching and support.
Student Drawing Exhibit at Chelsea City Hall
On Wednesday, November 16, 2016, students, faculty and staff gathered at Chelsea’s City Hall to premiere a drawing exhibit featuring works by students of Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC).
Bunker Hill Community College Defines Community
“We are Community. We are BHCC.” This phrase serves as a reminder to the Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) community that we stand as one, and affirms our commitment to a safe and inclusive campus for all students. Three of BHCC’s Institutional Values—Inclusiveness and Equity; Civic Engagement and Service; and Kindness and Respect all—go hand in hand with the significance of “We are Community. We are BHCC.”
Bunker Hill Community College and Phoenix Charter Academy Receive Gateway Cities Innovation Award
The “Phoenix-Bunker Hill Partnership”—Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) and partner Phoenix Charter Academy—was recognized with a 2016 Gateway Cities Innovation Award at the fourth annual MassINC Gateway Cities Innovation Awards. The awards ceremony was held on November 15, 2016, at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Chelsea High School Students Learn about Bunker Hill Community College at the Go Higher! College Fair
By 2020, according to the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, 72% of all jobs in Massachusetts will require some amount of college education.