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BHCC News for 2018

Jan
5
2018

BHCC’s Work on Housing and Food Insecurity is a 2017 Highlight for Local Professor

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) President Pam Eddinger received mention in "Our Wish List for the Future of Higher Education" by the University of Venus. This wish list is a reflection of the past year’s events and how they inspire the organization’s blog contributors. Mary Churchill, professor at Wheelock College in Boston, MA, recognizes President Eddinger and sociologist Sara Goldrick-Rabb, Ph.D. for groundbreaking work around issues of hunger on college campuses.

Jan
12
2018

In Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

As our nation observes Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 15th, I urge our College community to join the observances in whatever way you find meaningful. We may choose to reflect on progress and work still to be done on social and economic equity, and reaffirm our steadfast commitment to a vibrant and safe teaching and learning environment where diversity is cherished.

Jan
16
2018

BHCC Recognized in New York Times Op-Ed for Leadership in Student Hunger Relief

In an op-ed published by the The New York Times over the weekend, Temple University Education Sociologist Sara Goldrick-Rab recognized Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) for its work distributing meal vouchers to food-insecure students through the College’s “One Solid Meal” program.

Jan
19
2018

Report Advocates for Employment of Community College Students in BioPharma Roles

MassBioEd in Cambridge, MA, released a new report showing a shifting trend in the hiring practices of the bio-pharmaceutical industry that favors candidates with four-year degrees over community college graduates, despite the investment the industry has made in associate degree programs.

Jan
22
2018

Request for Response: On-Site Cafeteria, Food Cart and Catering Services

On-Site Cafeteria, Food Cart and Catering Services

Jan
26
2018

BHCC Early College Programs Receive Preliminary Designation Status from Baker-Polito Administration Along with a $10K Planning Grant

On Tuesday, January 23, 2018, the Baker-Polito Administration announced “preliminary” designation status to 21 early college programs across Massachusetts and awarded more than $80,000 in grants to public colleges, universities and high schools in the midst of developing early college programs.

Jan
29
2018

Dean Catallozzi Addresses the Role of High School GPA in the College Placement Process at the Boston Foundation

On Thursday, January 25, 2018, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) Dean of Humanities and Learning Communities Lori Catallozzi joined leaders from three organizations working to improve academic performance and outcomes for a presentation and panel discussion on “Raising Students’ GPAs in High School and College.”

Feb
9
2018

BHCC Celebrates Black History Month with NPR Journalist Michele Norris

NPR journalist and author of The Grace of Silence Michele Norris spoke at Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) on Thursday, February 8, 2018, kicking off the College’s annual Black History Month celebration.

Feb
13
2018

NPR’s Michele Norris on The Race Card Project

As part of Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC)’s Black History Month Celebration, NPR Journalist Michele Norris spoke on Thursday, February 8, 2018, on her motivations behind creating The Race Card Project.

Feb
16
2018

BHCC Student Receives LEADA@Liberty Scholarship

Liberty Mutual Insurance announced Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) student Imani Exilhomme as a recipient of its LEADA@Liberty Scholarship. Launched last year, the LEADA@Liberty Scholarship program is awarded annually to four students of African descent who are enrolled in the Massachusetts Commonwealth Commitment program and plan to complete their bachelor’s degree at a state university or University of Massachusetts campus. LEADA@Liberty scholarship recipients receive $2,500 annually for each of the four years of their college career.

Feb
23
2018

BHCC President and Trustees attend National Legislative Summit

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) President Pam Eddinger along with Trustee Cathy Guild and Student Trustee Cam Ngoc Tu Do joined their colleagues from across the country in Washington, D.C. last week for the annual Community College National Legislative Summit. Co-hosted by the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), the summit featured meetings and workshops related to advocacy for Pell Grants, workforce development initiatives and the protection of vulnerable students on campus, as well as presentations from high-profile keynote speakers, political commentators and elected officials.

Mar
6
2018

Boston-Area Employers Recruit Business and STEM Students at BHCC Spring Career Fairs

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) Career Services announces spring 2018 career fairs.

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Mar
23
2018

BHCC Brings Issues of DACA, TPS and Undocumented Students to the Table

On March 16, 2018, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) hosted nearly 100 educators, guidance counselors and community-based service personnel to discuss academic advising, trauma-sensitive education and legal issues for students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Undocumented immigration status.

Mar
27
2018

Bunker Hill Community College Ranks 12th in Boston Business Journals 2018 Book of Lists

For the seventh consecutive year, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) was named one of “The Largest Colleges & Universities in Massachusetts” by the Boston Business Journal (BBJ). The list appeared within the publication’s 2018 Book of Lists, an annual data report highlighting the fastest-growing and most dynamic companies and professionals in Greater Boston and across Massachusetts.

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Apr
3
2018

Supporting English Language Learners Supports All Students

On March 22, 2018, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) faculty and staff gathered for Spring 2018 Professional Development Day to reflect on, share and deepen their approach to teaching and supporting all students. Hosted by the Professional Development Day Committee, the English as a Second Language Department and the Building the Framework for Success Taskforce, the conference was a continuation of the Fall 2017 Professional Development Day on best practices for teaching English as a Second Language (ESL).

Apr
12
2018

President Eddinger Responds to Success Boston Report at Boston Foundation Panel Discussion

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) President Pam Eddinger joined the Boston Private Industry Council and the Success Boston college completion initiative at the Boston Foundation for the release of “Staying the Course: Six-Year College and Completion Experiences,” a new report that addresses college enrollment and completion for Boston Public Schools’ Class of 2011 graduates.

Apr
19
2018

Building Communities of Struggle with Angela Davis

Political scholar, activist and author Angela Davis spoke at Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) on Thursday, March 29, 2018, as part of the College’s Difficult Dialogues series.

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Apr
26
2018

BHCC Student Wins First Place in STEM Conference Presentation

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) Engineering Transfer student Danial Haei Najafabadi was awarded first place in the Physics category for his oral presentation at the 2018 Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).

Apr
26
2018

BHCC Students Honored at State House Ceremony

On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, two Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) students were honored at a ceremony hosted by the Massachusetts Community College Executive Office (MCCEO), celebrating 34 of the highest academic achievers of the Commonwealth’s community college system.

Apr
26
2018

President Pam Eddinger to Appear on WHDH-TV’s Higher Ground

BHCC President Pam Eddinger will appear on WHDH-TV’s (Channel 7, Boston) public affairs program, “Higher Ground.” President Eddinger, along with The Boston Foundation's Elizabeth Pauley, joins host Carmen Fields to discuss the Boston Foundation report from April 11, 2018, on college graduation rates of Boston Public School students—and efforts and success in improving the numbers.

May
7
2018

Labor and Workforce Development Secretary Rosalin Acosta to Speak at Commencement

State Secretary Rosalin Acosta will be the keynote speaker at Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC)’s 44th Commencement exercises, on Saturday, May 19, 2018, on the Charlestown Campus.

May
7
2018

Bunker Hill Community College and MassBay Students Place 1st at Annual Mass Society of Radiologic Technologists Buzz Bowl

Bunker Hill Community College and MassBay Community College are pleased to announce a student radiology team has placed first at this year’s Massachusetts Society of Radiologic Technologists (MSRT) Buzz Bowl competition. The Buzz Bowl was part of the MSRT 87th Annual Conference and this year’s theme was “Wild About Radiology.”

May
8
2018

BHCC Foundation 2018 Annual Gala Funds Student Scholarships

Emceed by WGBH Higher Education correspondent Kirk Carapezza, the Bunker Hill Community College Foundation hosted its 2018 Annual Gala on April 26, 2018.

May
8
2018

BHCC’s Mussie Teshome Demisse Honored as one of “29 Who Shine”

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) student Mussie Teshome Demisse was one of the 29 graduates of Massachusetts public colleges and universities honored at the State House May 4, 2018. Governor Charlie Baker, Secretary of Education James Peyser and Commissioner of Higher Education Carlos E. Santiago attended the “29 Who Shine” ceremony.

May
22
2018

BHCC Celebrates the Success of STEM Alumni

On Thursday, April 5, 2018, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) hosted the first annual Science and Engineering Alumni Dinner to celebrate the success of BHCC alumni and thank the many supporters who created research, internship and employment opportunities for BHCC students. 

May
23
2018

Bunker Hill Community College Celebrates Class of 2018 at 44th Commencement Ceremony

On Saturday, May 19, 2018, Massachusetts Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rosalin Acosta delivered the keynote address to graduates of Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) at the 44th Commencement exercises.

May
24
2018

Edwidge Danticat on "The Dew Breaker"

Author Edwidge Danticat visited the Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) campus on Thursday, April 26, 2018, to discuss her national bestseller The Dew Breaker with the BHCC community as part of the College’s One Book program, which brings the entire College community together to read the same book over the course of an academic year.

May
24
2018

Health Science Graduates Receive Pins at Annual Ceremony

On Thursday, May 10, 2018, 120 graduates from Bunker Hill Community College’s Health Science programs celebrated the completion of their studies at two Pinning Ceremonies at the Homewood Suites by Hilton in Chelsea, MA. BHCC’s 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.

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May
31
2018

Scholarships and Awards Ceremony Celebrates High-Achieving Students

On May 17, 2018, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) honored high-achieving students with scholarships and awards as student after student ascended the stage to be recognized for their academic achievement or service to the community.

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May
31
2018

BPS Valedictorians Choose BHCC

Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Boston School Committee Chairperson Michael Loconto and Boston Public Schools (BPS) Superintendent Tommy Chang honored 36 valedictorians of BPS at the 20th Annual BPS Valedictorians Luncheon at the Boston Harbor Hotel on Tuesday, May 29. The luncheon acknowledged BPS valedictorians for their accomplishments. Among the 36 valedictorians, three have decided to attend Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) as their next destination in their educational careers.

Jun
1
2018

Dismantling Power and Privilege to Achieve Equity in Higher Education

On May 22-24, 2018, more than 200 Bunker Hill Community College faculty, staff and community partners gathered for the convening of BHCC’s first Equity and Cultural Wealth Institute, which examined the impact of power and privilege on access and equity in higher education.

 

Jun
5
2018

Global Graduates

On Friday, May 18, 2018, 12 students from seven countries celebrated the culmination of a year of hard work at Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC), along with a gathering of their faculty, BHCC staff, host parents and well-wishers. The students came to Boston from countries as far-flung as Columbia, Dominican Republic, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Pakistan and South Africa.

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Jun
6
2018

Dual Enrollment Students on the Fast-Track to Success

On Tuesday, May 22, 2018, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) congratulated high school students who participated in the College’s Dual Enrollment program at an annual celebration in the College’s Health & Wellness Center gymnasium.

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Jun
7
2018

Pinning Ceremony Marks the Passage from Student to Nurse

On Thursday, May 17, 2018, 36 graduates from the Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) Registered Nurse program received pins to mark their passage from the student role to the practical role.

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Jun
7
2018

Pinning New Graduates of the Medical Imaging Program

On Thursday, May 17, 2018, 47 graduates from the Bunker Hill Community College Medical Imaging program received pins to mark their passage from student technologist to clinical practitioner.

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Jun
8
2018

Facebook Partners with BHCC to Close Digital Skills Gap

On Friday, June 8, 2018, Facebook, Inc., announced its pledge to create local partnerships aimed at training 1 million U.S. business owners and equipping more people with the digital skills they need to compete in today’s workplace.

Jun
21
2018

Governor Baker Visits BHCC for Signing of Life Sciences Bill

On Friday, June 15, 2018, Governor Charlie Baker visited Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) to sign Bill H4501: An Act providing continued investment in the life sciences industry in the Commonwealth to invest up to $623 million in bond authorization and tax credits over five years in education, research and development, and workforce training.

Jun
21
2018

BHCC Detective Honored at State Police Awards Ceremony

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) Police Detective Anthony Cuddahy was recognized at the Massachusetts State Police Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, as a recipient of the Lifesaving Award.

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Jun
22
2018

BHCC Receives Grant to Enhance Paramedic Studies and EMT Programs

On Thursday, June 21, 2018, the Baker-Polito Administration awarded $10.9 million in Skills Capital Grants to 33 high schools and educational institutions at an event at Salem High School. Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) received $135,393 in grant funding to enhance its Paramedic Studies and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) programs.

Jun
29
2018

BHCC Celebrates Adult Education and Transition Program Graduates

On Saturday, June 23, 2018, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) celebrated students who completed the Transitions to College, GED in Spanish and English and Level IV English Basic Skills programs at an event at the Homewood Suites by Hilton in Chelsea, MA. This year marks the 23rd anniversary of the Adult Education and Transitions initiative, which is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

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Jul
13
2018

Bunker Hill Community College receives $25.7 Million from Baker-Polito Administration to Modernize Capital Assets

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) was awarded $25.7M from the Baker-Polito Administration’s to fund a major renovation project at the College’s Charlestown Campus.

Jul
27
2018

Bunker Hill Community College President Pam Eddinger joins Boston Foundation Board of Directors

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) President Pam Eddinger was elected to a five-year term with the Boston Foundation Board of Directors.

Aug
14
2018

Public Notice of Upcoming Accreditation Review Visit by the ACEN

The Nurse Education Department at Bunker Hill Community College wishes to announce that it will host a site review for continuing accreditation of its Associate in Science Degree Nurse Education program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Aug
17
2018

Bunker Hill Community College Learning Communities Boost Retention of Part-Time Students According to New Report

A new report from the Center for American Progress (CAP), an independent nonpartisan policy institution based in Washington D.C., finds the Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) Learning Communities Program is a promising model for boosting retention of part-time college students.

Aug
21
2018

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 welcome 12 international exchange students to its Charlestown Campus for the 2018-2019 academic year as part of the U.S. Department of State’s Community College Initiative (CCI) Program. The students will study Entrepreneurship, Administrative Support Specialist, Early Childhood Education and Computer Support Specialist.

Aug
21
2018

Pinning Ceremony Recognizes Summer Graduates of BHCC’s Health Science Programs

On Thursday, August 16, 2018, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) celebrated the newest class of graduates of the Medical Assistant and Patient Care Technician programs at a pinning ceremony held at Thomas A. Kershaw Culinary Arts Dining Room on the College’s Charlestown Campus.

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Aug
28
2018

Inside Higher Ed Features BHCC Learning Communities

In today’s Inside Higher Ed article, “Building Community for Part-Time Students,” Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) Dean of Humanities and Learning Communities Lori Catallozzi and Director of Learning Communities Arlene Vallie discuss the impact of the College’s Learning Communities program on retention of part-time students.

Aug
29
2018

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education on BHCC Learning Communities

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) Dean of Humanities and Learning Communities Lori Catallozzi and Director of Learning Communities Arlene Vallie spoke to Diverse: Issues in Higher Education about the impact of the College’s Learning Communities program on student retention, particularly for students of color.

Sep
6
2018

Bunker Hill Community College Receives $2.4M in Private Grant Funding for Early College Programs

The Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation awarded $2.4 million to Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) to establish the Early College program at BHCC, marking the largest private grant awarded in the College’s history.

Sep
10
2018

BHCC Welcomes Faculty and Staff at Convocation 2018

On Thursday, August 30, 2018, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) President Pam Eddinger welcomed faculty and staff to campus to celebrate Convocation 2018. An annual tradition that kicks off the academic year for the College, the theme of this year’s celebration was on “Collaboration to Advance College Goals.”

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Sep
11
2018

Bunker Hill Community College Ranks Ninth in the Nation for Racial and Ethnic Diversity

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) was named one of the “Colleges with the Greatest Racial and Ethnic Diversity” by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The list appeared within the publication’s Almanac of Higher Education 2018-19, an annual data report showcasing best in class for enrollment, completion, research and diversity.

Sep
21
2018

Dean Nuri Chandler-Smith Appears on BNN-TV’s Neighborhood Network News

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) Dean of Academic Support and College Pathways programs Nuri Chandler-Smith appeared on Boston Neighborhood Network’s (BNN-TV) “Neighborhood Network News (NNN).” Dean Chandler-Smith joined NNN Host Chris Lovett to discuss BHCC’s Early College programs at Charlestown High School and Madison Park Technical Vocational High School and the $2.4M grant BHCC received from the Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation to expand its Early College programs.

Sep
28
2018

BHCC Students and Staff Recognized at Boston PIC 2018 Annual Meeting

On Wednesday, September 26, the Boston Private Industry Council (PIC) hosted its 2018 Annual Meeting at the Federal Reserve Bank Auditorium to celebrate the launch of MassHire, a unified brand for the state’s workforce development boards, and recognize the impact of 2018 PIC Achievers.

Oct
4
2018

President Eddinger Welcomes Inaugural Distinguished Artist Scholar in Residence

On Thursday, September 27, 2018, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) President Pam Eddinger welcomed Distinguished Artist Scholar in Residence Dr. Robin M. Chandler at a preview reception for the artist’s “Revolutionary Moments” exhibition at the Mary L. Fifield Art Gallery.

Oct
4
2018

BHCC Celebrates Title III Grant Wrap-Up

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) celebrated the completion of the five-year Title III grant project, From Dreams to Reality: BHCC LifeMap, on Thursday, October 3, 2018, at a wrap-up celebration in the College’s LifeMap Commons.

Oct
12
2018

BHCC Annual Retreat Reviews Preliminary Findings in NEASC Self-Study

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) faculty and staff gathered on Friday, September 28, 2018, to review preliminary findings for the College’s New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) accreditation process.

Oct
15
2018

Proposals Invited for Multi-Purpose Photo Identification Card System

Proposal are invited for a Multi-Purpose Photo Identification Card System at Bunker Hill Community College. Proposals must be delivered no later than 1:00 pm (EST) November 26, 2018. Proposals which are either faxed or electronically submitted will not be accepted as a proposal delivery.

Oct
16
2018

BHCC Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

BHCC celebrated Hispanic Heritage month with a month-long series of events centered around the theme, “The Power of Our Latinx Voices.”

Oct
19
2018

Mayor’s GRAD Last Mile Fund to Benefit BHCC Students

Today, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the launch of the GRAD Last Mile Fund, an innovative scholarship program to support students heading into their last semesters at Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) and four other local colleges.

Nov
1
2018

Personal Development is Professional Development

On Thursday, October 25, 2018, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) faculty and staff gathered for Fall 2018 Professional Development Day. Hosted by the College’s Professional Development Day Committee, the theme of the event was “PD = PD: Personal Development is Professional Development.”

Nov
1
2018

BHCC Celebrates Mass STEM Week

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) celebrated Mass STEM Week, October 22-26, 2018, with a series of workshops and events. On campus highlights included an interactive 3-D printing workshop and a demonstration of circuits in the College’s new Electrical Engineering Lab as well as a diamond demonstration by the Museum of Science and a presentation by Dr. Girija Goyal from internship partner Refigure on “When, Why & How to deal with Scientific Literature.”

Nov
14
2018

BHCC Wins Three Gold Medallions at NCMPR District 1 Conference

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC)’s Integrated Marketing and Communications (IMC) Division received four medallions from the National College Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) District 1 Medallion Awards. The awards were announced at a reception on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, at the organization’s District 1 Conference in Annapolis, Maryland.