BHCC News for September, 2017
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.