BHCC News for 2017
Holiday Spirit Sparkled at BHCC: The Stuff a Cruiser Toys for Tots Toy Drive
The BHCC Office of Public Safety/Campus Police, the Office of Student Activities and AFSCME joined forces to collect and distribute toys to needy children in the Greater Boston community for the second year running.
President Eddinger on BHCC Progress, Challenges and Opportunities for 2017
At an Understanding Boston Forum held on January 5, 2017, President Eddinger and other education leaders talked about the progress that has been made in the Boston Public Schools, Bunker Hill Community College and Roxbury Community College. The reports were followed by a discussion of Boston's education pipeline and the opportunities ahead.
Invitation to Bid: IT Service
Sealed Invitation for Bids are invited for Information Technology Professional Service at Bunker Hill Community College. Information for Bid Requirements is available in Room B-325, Business Office Bunker Hill Community College, 250 New Rutherford Avenue, Charlestown, MA 02129-2925, as of 10:00AM, January 09, 2017.
Bunker Hill Community College hosts Governor Baker's New Skills for Youth Grant Announcement
Esteemed government officials and guests gathered at BHCC today for an important grant announcement from Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito.
Building an Engaged Campus: BHCC and Community Partners Gather for Strategic Planning
Today at BHCC, 250 representatives of BHCC partners, faculty, staff and student leaders gathered in the gym for a morning of strategic planning. Participants engaged in discussion based on a set of guiding questions to help form the College’s next set of high-level, long-range goals.
Bunker Hill Community College’s Learn and Earn Internship Program Selected as a Bellwether Award Finalist
Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) was named one of ten Bellwether Award Finalists in the Workforce Development Category by the Community College Futures Assembly (CCFA). BHCC was selected out of more than 200 applicants.
BHCC and Other Community Colleges Spark Senators' Request for Study on Food Insecurity on College Campuses
U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren, Edward J. Markey, Patty Murray, and Debbie Stabenow today asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct a study on food insecurity at American colleges and universities.
BHCC Receives Performance Incentive Grant from Baker-Polito Administration
The Baker-Polito Administration announced yesterday $1.25 million dollars in Performance Incentive Fund grants to be awarded to a select group of Massachusetts state universities and community colleges through the Department of Higher Education.
BHCC Addresses Urban Policing in Communities of Color with Wes Moore
New York Times best-selling author, social entrepreneur and motivational leader Wes Moore spoke on February 23, 2017, on urban policing in communities of color as part of BHCC’s Compelling Conversations series. His presentation, “Policing: The Rise and Rising Up of the Disillusioned” addressed a timely issue central to the College’s mission and institutional values.
Exonerated Boxer Dewey Bozella Gets One More Shot
Wrongfully imprisoned for 26 years, boxer Dewey Bozella spoke on March 2, 2017, sharing his story of injustice and the perseverance, courage and faith that led to his long overdue exoneration. A featured event of BHCC’s Black History Month Celebration, the presentation was part of an ongoing speaker series addressing urban policing in communities of color.
BHCC Among Recipients of $11.8 Million in Workforce Skills Capital Grants for a new Engineering Lab
Governor Charlie Baker and other government officials and guests gathered at Greater Lowell Technical High School Friday afternoon to receive the details of the grant.
Exploring Race, Representation and Redefining Black Identity with Hakim Raquib
Boston-based photographer Hakim Raquib aims to negotiate current perspective on race and blackness. Hakim Raquib: Determined Blackness featured contemporary digital mixed-media works that explore historically-determined images of masculinity and social status. Presented as part of BHCC’s Black History Month Celebration, the exhibition ran from February 6 – 28, 2017, at the Mary L. Fifield Art Gallery.
Making HERstory with Kathy Najimy
Award-winning actress, comedian and activist Kathy Najimy spoke on March 9, 2017, in honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day.
President Eddinger Responds to New HOPE Lab Study: “Hungry and Homeless in College”
A report released today by Wisconsin HOPE Lab and the Association of Community College Trustees revealed the prevalence of food and housing insecurity on community college campuses nationally.
Ed Davis on Community Policing at BHCC
Former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis spoke on March 23, 2017, on the need for fundamental reforms to policing and the criminal justice system in America as part of BHCC’s Difficult Dialogues series.
The Microsoft Garage Extends Internship Program to Fifteen Bunker Hill Community College Students
Opening its doors to community college students for the first time, the Microsoft Garage offered internships to fifteen Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) students this semester.
Bunker Hill Community College Learn and Earn Program Receives Deval Patrick Award
Bunker Hill Community College received the Deval Patrick Prize for Community Colleges in recognition of its Learn and Earn experiential education and internship program. The annual award from The Boston Foundation acknowledges progress and excellence made by community colleges in establishing employer partnerships and career pathways. Former Governor Deval Patrick presented the award in the amount of $50,000 to President Pam Eddinger on March 22, 2017.
President Eddinger on Boston Public Radio
BHCC Magazine Brings Home National Award
The BHCC Magazine, a publication of Bunker Hill Community College, was awarded the Silver Paragon Award at the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) 2017 National Conference, held in Charleston, South Carolina.
Community College Residency Program brings Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows to BHCC
Bunker Hill Community College was honored to host Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows Otilia Thebele and Rolando Guzman Martinez last week, from March 27–31, 2017.
BHCC Reimagines General Education
On Thursday, March 30, 2017, BHCC faculty and staff gathered for Spring 2017 Professional Development Day. Organizers of the event took a non-traditional approach to engaging the BHCC community in reimagining the College’s General Education Program through participation in decentralized, collaborative and participant-centered activities and discussions.
Building the Framework for Success
On March 30, 2017, Bunker Hill Community College President Pam Eddinger joined leaders of the AANAPISI Grant Project to announce the launch of BHCC’s Title III AANAPISI Grant.
BHCC Students Named to Phi Theta Kappa’s All-Massachusetts Academic Team
Thirty-two of the highest academic achievers of the community college system were named to the Phi Theta Kappa All-Massachusetts Academic Team. Among the students honored were BHCC’s Nadine Borges and Linh Dang. The students were presented with medallions and certificates at the Grand Staircase of the Massachusetts State House, accompanied by their families, community college presidents, Phi Theta Kappa college staff, legislators and staff. Phi Theta Kappa is the International Honor Society of Two-Year Colleges. Students with grade point averages of 3.5 or higher are invited to join Phi Theta Kappa.
Reading Allowed with Terry McMillan
The author of several New York Times bestsellers Terry McMillan spoke on April 13, 2017, as part of BHCC’s Compelling Conversations Speaker Series. Giving students, faculty and staff the exclusive opportunity to hear her read excerpts from a novel in progress, McMillan shared a chapter from a book she is working on.
BHCC Welcomes Boston Public Schools Students
Approximately 151 seniors from 11 of Boston’s high schools packed the BHCC gymnasium on Friday, April 7, 2017, for BPS Day. BPS Day gives Boston’s high school seniors an opportunity to meet with admissions counselors, Success Coaches, faculty and current students.
Health and Science Fair Brings More Than 100 BHCC Students to New Career Opportunities
On Tuesday, April 4th, BHCC hosted a successful CareerConnect Health & Science Fair.
BHCC Foundation Annual Gala Funds Student Scholarships
Emceed by WBUR’s Meghna Chakrabarti, host of Radio Boston, the Bunker Hill Community College Foundation hosted its 2017 Annual Gala on April 20, 2017, at RSM US LLP.
House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo to Give Commencement Address at Bunker Hill Community College
House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo will be the keynote speaker at Bunker Hill Community College’s 43rd Commencement exercises, which will take place on May 20, 2017, on the Charlestown Campus.
Bunker Hill Community College Partners with BEST Hospitality Training
A new articulation agreement between Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) and Boston Education, Skills & Training Corporation (BEST Corp.) links students who excel in hospitality apprenticeships with opportunities for advancement in the field.
Bunker Hill Community Colleges Hosts Family of Henrietta Lacks
Shirley Lacks and David “Sonny” Lacks, active representatives of their family’s story, captivated BHCC students, faculty, staff and visitors on April 27, 2017, with the story of their matriarch’s contribution to modern medicine–made without her knowledge or consent, as author Rebecca Skloot portrays in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. The Lacks family spoke as part of the One Book program, which brings the entire College community together to read the same book over the course of an academic year.
President Eddinger on NBC Boston
Watch the NBC Boston feature the Pao Arts Center. President Eddinger talks about the cultural significance of BHCC’s new instructional center in Chinatown.
BHCC Celebrates Grand Opening of the Pao Arts Center
On Saturday, May 6, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) in partnership with the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC) celebrated the Grand Opening of the Pao Arts Center with elected officials and community leaders.
BHCC Organizes Voices of Hunger on Campus Summit
On Friday, May 5, Bunker Hill Community College welcomed nearly 200 representatives from public and private universities and colleges across the state of Massachusetts, along with community leaders and partners, to the first convening of Voices of Hunger on Campus.
BHCC’s John Gonsalves Honored as one of '29 Who Shine'
Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) student John Gonsalves was one of the 29 graduates of Massachusetts public colleges and universities honored at the State House May 5. Governor Charlie Baker, Secretary of Education James Peyser, Commissioner of Higher Education Carlos E. Santiago and University of Massachusetts President Marty Meehan attended the “29 Who Shine” ceremony.
Health Science Students Get Ready to Serve
One hundred fifty-four Health Science graduates received pins on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at the Homewood Suites by Hilton in Chelsea, MA. Health Science programs provide students with the education and training they need to become healthcare providers while focusing on their needs to gain the skills required for success in the workplace, continued education and achieving long-term goals.
On Friday, May 12, 2017, 12 students from eight countries celebrated the culmination of a year of hard work at Bunker Hill Community College. They came to Boston from countries as far-flung as Pakistan, India, Indonesia, Colombia, Turkey, Egypt, South Africa and Ghana. The students were part of a U.S. Department program called the Community College Initiative Program (CCIP) aimed at promoting partnerships and resource sharing among global communities.
STAND and Pathways to Prosperity Students Enter Nursing and Allied Health Programs
On May 11, 2017, the STAND (Students Taking Action for Nursing Diversity) and Pathways to Prosperity programs celebrated incoming and early college students interested in nursing careers and healthcare professions at a dinner ceremony in BHCC’s Cafeteria.
Dual Enrollment Students on the Fast -Track to Success
More than 700 students from more than 50 local high schools participated in dual enrollment courses this year. Hundreds of these students and their families celebrated their accomplishment on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, with cheers and applause. The event took place in the College’s Health & Wellness Center gym, and was followed by a summer barbeque-style reception with a photo-booth and graffiti wall, and a video featuring many of the program participants.
Massachusetts House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo Addresses Bunker Hill Community College Graduates
Massachusetts House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo delivered the keynote address today at the Forty-third Commencement exercises of Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC). The full house of graduates, family and friends gathered to celebrate 1613 degree and certificate recipients, including those who completed their programs from summer 2016 through spring 2017, and those on track to complete their programs during summer 2017.
Close to 300 Students Sought Employment Through CareerConnect’s Technology & Retail Nights
On April 20 2017, Bunker Hill Community College hosted its third Technology Night. This installment of a series of spring career fairs is an evening specifically targeting opportunities in the tech industry. This event drew 146 BHCC students and alumni as well as 12 employers and tech recruiters. This was an excellent opportunity for students and recent graduates to socialize and connect with their peers, industry professionals and employers to learn the newest employment trends as well as discover career pathways and opportunities.
Dean Nuri Chandler-Smith on Boston Uncornered Program
College Bound Dorchester, an organization that works with disconnected young people to encourage them to pursue college, announced a new program called Boston Uncornered, which will pay 600 gang-involved youth $400 per week to go to community college.
BHCC Student Tops Pearson’s StatCrunch Statistics Education Contest
BHCC student Michael (MJ) Craig won second prize in the national StatCrunch Statistics Education Contest, a scholarship sponsored by Pearson Education. The contest challenges applicants to use StatCrunch, a powerful web-based statistical software, to “collect, crunch and communicate” a compelling story through data.
Governor Baker and Mayor Walsh Announce The Boston Bridge
On May 30, 2017, Governor Baker and City of Boston Mayor Walsh announced The Boston Bridge program, a tuition-free college affordability program for 2017 high school graduates in the City of Boston. The Boston Bridge program allows City of Boston high school graduates to enroll at Bunker Hill Community College, Massachusetts Bay Community College or Roxbury Community College.
Pinning New Graduates of the Medical Imaging Program
On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, Medical Imaging Program graduates celebrated the completion of their studies at their Pinning Ceremony, a time-honored imaging school tradition dating back to the beginning of the twentieth century. Forty-eight graduates received pins to mark their passage from student technologist to clinical practitioner. The pins depict a caduceus, the symbol of healthcare, and are designed in gold-plate with a red stone for BHCC’s program.
Scholarships and Awards Ceremony Celebrates High-Achieving Students
On May 18, 2017, Bunker Hill Community College honored high-achieving students with scholarships and awards as student after student ascended the stage to be recognized for outstanding academic achievement or service to the community. Family and friends filled the College Gym and cheered enthusiastically as students received hard-earned recognition.
Pinning Ceremony Marks the Passage from Student to Nurse
On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, thirty-six graduates of BHCC’s Registered Nurse program received pins to mark their passage from the student role to the practical role. The tradition of the nursing pin and the ceremonial pinning originated in the 1860s at the Nightingale School of Nursing at St. Thomas Hospital in London. The pin of each school of nursing is unique, and only graduates of that school may wear the pin as a statement that they have completed that program. BHCC’s pin is a hexagon depicting the Bunker Hill monument.
President Eddinger on “Food for Thought”
In an article titled “Food for Thought” for The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) online publication ACCT Now Trustee Quarterly: Perspectives, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) President Pam Eddinger points to hunger and homelessness as the next hurdles for community colleges when it comes to retention and student success. A recent report released by the Wisconsin HOPE Lab and the Association of Community College Trustees found that two thirds of students struggle with food insecurity and one third are regularly hungry. The same survey was conducted at BHCC echoing similar results.
BHCC Celebrates Adult Basic Education Student Achievement
On Saturday, June 17, in historic Bellingham Square, Chelsea, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) returned to its former Chelsea Campus to celebrate the students completing their coursework in the Adult Basic Education (ABE) program. BHCC President Pam Eddinger and Alice Murillo, Associate Provost of BHCC’s Chelsea Campus, welcomed family members, guests, faculty and staff to the celebration in recognition of the 231 students and their achievements.
Bunker Hill Community College Foundation Awarded Grant for One Solid Meal Program
Bunker Hill Community College Foundation received a $14,000 Economic Mobility Grant from Bank of America Charitable Foundation to expand the number of participants in its One Solid Meal (OSM) Program.
Bunker Hill Community College Awarded $100,000 for C-Town Business Pathways Program
Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) received a $100,000 grant from Cummings Foundation’s $100K for 100 program in support of the C-Town Business Pathways program.
President Eddinger Congratulates Success Boston Graduates
President Pam Eddinger joined local politicians, educational leaders, celebrities and other local leaders in congratulating the recent Success Boston graduates of the Class of 2017.
Provost James Canniff Named ACAO Digital Fellow
Dr. James F. Canniff, Provost and Vice President of Bunker Hill Community College, is among 32 provosts and chief academic officers (CAOs) selected to participate in the Association of Chief Academic Officers (ACAO) Digital Fellows Program. The ACAO Digital Fellows Program, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is a year-long opportunity designed to provide provosts and CAOs with critical information, effective resources and tested strategies to help them and their faculty understand and adopt high quality digital courseware.
Bunker Hill Community College Awarded Citizen Schools’ “Partnership of the Year”
On June 22, Citizen Schools recognized Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) as their “Partnership of the Year” at their annual mixer and celebration. BHCC students, serving as Citizen Teachers, were among hundreds of volunteers that mentored and taught over 1,500 student apprentices in Boston, Chelsea and Salem.
Bunker Hill Community College Alumnus to play NCAA Division I Basketball for Alabama State University
Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) announces 2017 alumnus and 2016 All-American Fredens Deneus to sign a letter of intent to play for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Alabama State University (ASU) Hornets for the 2017-2018 season.
Pinning Summer Graduates of the Health Science Program
Sixty-two Health Science graduates received pins on Monday, August 7, 2017, at the Homewood Suites by Hilton in Chelsea, Massachusetts. Health Science programs provide students with the education and training they need to become healthcare providers while focusing on their needs to gain the skills required for success in the workplace, continued education and achieving long-term goals.
BHCC Alumnus signs with ASU Hornets
BHCC Faculty, Staff and Administrators bid farewell to recent alumnus Fredens Deneus at an event in the College’s Gymnasium on Monday, August 14, 2017.
A Note to the BHCC Family on Charlottesville
Dear Members of the Bunker Hill Community College Family, In the aftermath of the fatal violence in Charlottesville, VA, and in anticipation of the demonstrations in Boston this weekend, I am reaching out to you in peace and in the spirit of community. I observe with great sadness that this is the third letter of this nature I have penned in the last year, in an attempt to remind one another of our humanity and to bind us once again to the College’s mission of learning, and its values of kindness, inclusiveness, equity and social justice.
Massachusetts Community Colleges Unite Against Hatred
The Presidents of the 15 Community Colleges of Massachusetts unite to voice our opposition to the violence, bigotry, racism and hate we witnessed in Charlottesville, Virginia this past weekend.
BHCC Faculty Connects African American History to Pedagogy through the Fifth Annual MAAH Summer Institute
The Fifth Annual Museum of African American History (MAAH) Summer Institute, held August 16-18, 2017, brought together Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) faculty for an in-depth introduction to Boston’s MAAH and its historic sites, presentations by renowned scholars of African American History and pedagogical workshops designed to help educators translate this rich historical content into curriculum units, lesson plans and classroom use for their students.
Boston-based Data Company Carbonite Finds Talented Workforce through BHCC and Hack.Diversity
A recent BHCC graduate and member of Hack.Diversity is featured in an article focusing on the importance of a college education for today’s workforce, published by the Boston Globe.
Washington Monthly Names BHCC Among Best Colleges for Adult Learners
Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) was named one of “The Twelve Most Innovative Colleges for Adult Learners” by Washington Monthly. The article appeared within the publication’s 2017-2018 College Rankings, an annual report released as the September/October 2017 issue.
Bunker Hill Community College Hosts International Exchange Students Through U.S. Department of State’s Community College Initiative Program
Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is pleased to be one of ten campuses across eight states to welcome international exchange participants to campus for the 2017-2018 academic year as part of the Community College Initiative (CCI) Program. The students will study Early Childhood Education, Fire and Safety and Entrepreneurship.
A Joint Statement from Massachusetts Community Colleges and Boston Public Schools in Support of DACA
Massachusetts was recently named first in the country in terms of its K-12 education and the number of residents with college degrees. We recognize and affirm that excellent education is critical to the Commonwealth’s and America’s future economic vitality. We are committed to the education of all our children and young adults who pass through our doors.
President Eddinger and Dean Elkins on “Morning Edition:" DACA students try to maintain a sense of normalcy
In an interview with higher education reporter Kirk Carapezza on WGBH Radio’s “Morning Edition,” BHCC President Pam Eddinger and Dean of Students Julie Elkins discuss the impact of the Trump administration’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on BHCC students concerned about their immigration status.
BHCC Kicks Off the Academic Year at Convocation 2017
Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) faculty and staff gathered at the College on Thursday, August 31, 2017, to celebrate Convocation 2017, an annual tradition that kicks off the academic year for the College. There they enjoyed breakfast on the Main Plaza and reconnected with their colleagues before heading to the A300 Auditorium for the morning program.
Bunker Hill Community College Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
Bunker Hill community College celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with series of events that honor the power of Latinx voices, including Frontlines: Latinos & Immigration, a special presentation by Emmy award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa. Registration is required. RSVP at bhcc.edu/hhm.
President Eddinger Addresses Access and Completion for Adult Learners at Washington Monthly Panel Discussion
Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) President Pam Eddinger joined New America and Washington Monthly in Washington, D.C., this morning for a panel discussion with some of the most innovative leaders in adult education as featured in the Washington Monthly’s 2017 College Guide.
On the Frontlines with Maria Hinojosa
Emmy award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa spoke on September 21, 2017, as part of the College’s Fall Speaker Series focusing on immigration and religious intolerance and as a featured event of the College’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, a month-long series of events honoring the power of Latinx voices. Her presentation, “Frontlines: Latinos & Immigration,” addressed critical issues facing Latinx in the changing cultural and political landscape of America.
Lumina Foundation Supports Academic Pathways at BHCC
Lumina Foundation, an independent, private foundation committed to making education beyond high school available to all, announced Boston as one of 17 communities across the country designated as a Talent Hub.
President Eddinger Shares the Power of OER at Capitol Hill
A group of congressional staffers, higher education policy makers and Open Educational Resources (OER) supporters attended a briefing led by Achieving the Dream (ATD) President and CEO Dr. Karen A. Stout, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) President Pam Eddinger and Odessa College President Dr. Gregory Williams. The briefing was intended to share the success that both BHCC and Odessa College students have attained through taking OER courses. ATD is managing a project that will bring OER courses to 38 community colleges, a program that will save students money and keep them on track toward graduation.
BHCC Students and Staff Recognized at Boston PIC 2017 Annual Meeting
On Wednesday, September 27, the Boston Private Industry Council (PIC) hosted its 2017 Annual Meeting at the Federal Reserve Bank Auditorium to celebrate the council’s impact this past year and establish next steps to further the agenda of workforce development in Boston.
BHCC Continues Dual Enrollment at Malden High School
Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) President Pam Eddinger recently welcomed Malden Mayor Gary Christenson, Malden Superintendent of Schools John Oteri and Malden High School Principal Ted Lombardi to the College’s Charlestown Campus to renew the Memorandum of Agreement between Malden High School (MHS) and BHCC.
President Eddinger on NBC Boston
Watch the NBC Boston feature on student hunger. President Eddinger talks about link between making food resources available on campus and academic success.
BHCC Among Recipients of Workforce Skills Capital Grants
On Wednesday, October 11, 2017, the Baker-Polito Administration awarded $9.5 million in Workforce Skills Capital Grants to 32 vocational schools, community colleges and traditional public high schools at an event at Nashoba Valley Regional High School. Bunker Hill Community College received $247,566 in grant funding to enhance its General Sonography and Cardiac Sonography Associate Degree programs.
President Eddinger on NBC NEWS Education Nation Boston
Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) President Pam Eddinger joined NBC News Chief Education Correspondent Rehema Ellis last night for a dynamic live town hall on the issues facing young adults after high school, and solutions to ensure their success.
BHCC Awarded Gold Medallion for Voices of Hunger Campaign by NCMPR
Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) received a Gold Medallion in the Special Event or Fundraising Campaign category from the National College Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) organization for collateral produced for the College’s first-ever convening of Voices of Hunger on Campus.
BHCC Annual Retreat Prepares College for NEASC Self-Study
Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) Faculty and Staff gathered on Friday, October 6, 2017, to prepare for the College’s New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) accreditation process in 2020. The retreat focused on “Approaching the NEASC Self-Study with a Growth Mindset.”
BHCC Professor Enzo Silon Surin Receives Brother Thomas Fellows Award
Associate Professor Enzo Surin was one of 14 artists named as Brother Thomas Fellow by the Boston Foundation and the Pucker Gallery on Tuesday, October 17, 2017.
A Compelling Conversation with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
At home in a gym, basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was greeted in familiar fashion by a packed house of spectators. Rather than walking onto the court, though, the NBA’s all-time leading scorer and six-time NBA champion took to the stage to address the audience on one of the most socially relevant and politically controversial topics facing our nation today in his talk: “Muslims: Misunderstood, Misrepresented and Maligned in the U.S.”
Invitation to Bid: Student Central Renovation
Section 00.11.13 ADVERTISEMENT TO BID The Bunker Hill Community College, the Awarding Authority, invites sealed bids from General Contractors for the Student Central Renovation and Building B Fire Alarm Upgrade in Boston Massachusetts, in accordance with the documents prepared by Goldman Reindorf Architects.
From Captured Soldier to Free Citizen, Shoshana Johnson Shares Her Journey Home
U.S. Army veteran and first African American female prisoner of war Shoshana Johnson spoke on Thursday, November 9, 2017, as part of the Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC)’s weeklong series celebrating Veterans Day 2017.
BHCC Celebrates Veterans Day
In honor of those who served in the United States Armed Forces, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) celebrated Veterans Day 2017 with a weeklong series of events to recognize the military-affiliated community at the College and build awareness of the resources and services available at the College’s Veterans Center.
Defining “American” with Jose Antonio Vargas
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and social justice advocate Jose Antonio Vargas spoke at Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) on Thursday, November 16, 2017, as part of the College’s Difficult Dialogues series.
BHCC Alumna Named American Rhodes Scholar
On Saturday, November 18, Elliot F. Gerson, American Secretary of the Rhodes Trust, announced the names of 32 Americans chosen as Rhodes Scholars. Bunker Hill Community College alumna Tania N. Fabo of Saugus, Massachusetts, received the prestigious award to study how racism shapes the health of African Americans when housing segregation forces them to live in areas with limited access to medical care.
Supporting English Language Learners at Every Step
On Thursday, November 2, 2017, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) faculty and staff gathered for Fall 2017 Professional Development Day to share research findings on best practices for teaching English as a Second Language (ESL), and to collaborate across departments, disciplines and work areas in developing an integrated experience for the College’s English Language Learners (ELL) so that they have the ability to excel in their professional goals beyond graduation.
It’s #GivingTuesday! In the spirit of Giving Tuesday, BHCC would like to share just a few ways to help those in need.
BHCC Goes Behind the Scenes at Google
On November 7, 50 Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) students (mostly Computer Science majors) eagerly lined up for a unique look inside Google’s corporate campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The search-engine giant—named number one medium company by The Boston Globe in this year's Top Places to Work—is known for its legendary talent pool and creative workplace culture.
BHCC’s James R.W. (Wick) Sloane Receives Manuel Carballo Governor’s Award for Excellence in Public Service
Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC)’s James R.W. (Wick) Sloane was awarded the Manuel Carballo Governor’s Award for Excellence in Public Service on November 17, 2017, at the annual Performance Recognition Program State House Award Ceremony.
Request for Proposals: Beverage Pouring Rights
The pouring right is the exclusive rights of a beverage maker or distributor to have its products sold at the institution.
BHCC Celebrates Veterans Day Video
Watch the video highlighting BHCC's Veterans Day series of events.
Boston River Run Raises $25K for Andrew Graham Narcus Semper Fi Scholarship Fund
The 2017 Boston River Run brought more than 100 members of the Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) community together on November 12, 2017, to celebrate the life of Corporal Andrew Graham Narcus, a proud U.S. Marine from Sudbury, Massachusetts.
Hurricane Evacuees Receive Massachusetts Tuition Rate and More at BHCC
Earlier this week, the Board of Higher Education approved giving in-state tuition rates through the spring of 2018 to evacuees from hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands who lost their homes after Hurricane Maria devastated the islands in September.
BHCC Receives $100K Grant to Develop Center for Cultural Wealth and Equity
On Monday, December 11, 2017, the Baker-Polito Administration announced $1.2 million in Performance Incentive Fund (PIF) grants to sixteen Massachusetts public colleges and universities to make college more affordable and accessible through enhanced digital learning opportunities.
Baker Administration and STEM Advisory Council Supports Career Development Experiences for BHCC Students
The Boston Private Industry Council (PIC) is one of a four Massachusetts Workforce Boards to receive a competitive grant from Governor Charlie Baker and the STEM Advisory Council to increase paid internship opportunities for high school students interested in the STEM fields.