BHCC News for 2019

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President Eddinger on GAO Hungry in College Report

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) President Pam Eddinger joined the nation’s leading researchers, policy advocates, state officials, college administrators and students in Washington D.C. for “Hungry in College: Food Insecurity on American Campuses,” a briefing on hunger among college students. The discussion coincided with the release of a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on how to increase access to nutrition in higher education and improve students’ ability to learn, thrive and grow.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

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In Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

As we observe the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I hope that we will all take the time to reflect on ourselves, our community, our nation, and our world.  I invite all of us to honor the legacy of Dr. King by reflecting on progress and work still to be done on social and economic equity.  Here at Bunker Hill Community College, we reaffirm our steadfast commitment to a vibrant and safe teaching and learning environment, where diversity is cherished.

Friday, January 18, 2019

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BHCC to undertake college “stop-out” research for Boston Opportunity Agenda

The Boston Opportunity Agenda, a public/private partnership focused on college readiness and building career and life skills for Boston’s youth, announced today it will receive nearly $150K from the national nonprofit StriveTogether to research the challenges facing college “stop-outs” and propose interventions to improve persistence. The grant award is part of StriveTogether’s Cradle to Career Community Challenge, which seeks to create local change to enable economic mobility.

Monday, February 4, 2019

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President Eddinger Discusses Food Insecurity on NECN-TV’s “The Take with Sue O’Connell”

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) President Pam Eddinger joined Catherine D’Amato, President and CEO of the Greater Boston Food Bank, on NECN-TV’s “The Take with Sue O’Connell” to discuss the findings of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) Report “Food Insecurity: Better Information Could Help Eligible College Students Access Federal Food Assistance Benefits.”

Friday, February 8, 2019

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Bunker Hill Community College Names Dean of Workforce and Economic Development

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) appointed Kristen P. McKenna as Dean of Workforce and Economic Development. In this role, McKenna will oversee corporate learning and development and community education programs at the College. The renamed Division of Workforce and Economic Development supports area businesses and community based agencies with career pathway building, customized training and individualized support to grow workforce and economic development for the greater Boston metro area.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

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BHCC Student Recognized at Achieving the Dream’s Annual Conference

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) student Cam Do, along with seven students from all over the U.S., is recognized at this week’s Achieving the Dream (ATD) conference in Long Beach. Do was a participant in the ATD’s Community College Student Leadership Program, a year-long program designed to enhance the selected scholars’ leadership, critical thinking and networking skills. She will receive a $1000 scholarship, sponsored by the community college honor society Phi Theta Kappa. Do read her poem at an opening ceremony in front of 2000 people, “I am from a refusal to surrender… I am from the myth that introverts cannot be leaders. I dare not to be silent. I dare to speak up. I am from poverty to advocacy. I am from insignificance to leadership.”

Thursday, February 21, 2019

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Eversource and Bunker Hill Community College Team Up to Offer Unique Student Program

Applications currently being accepted to the Electric Power Utility Program

BOSTON (March 6, 2019) –Together with Bunker Hill Community College, Eversource Energy is offering students the chance to join a competitive program that can lead to a rewarding career in the energy industry. Current students in the Electric Power Utility Technology (EPUT) program travel from as far away as New Bedford to attend classes at Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC), the largest and most affordable community college in Massachusetts. After completing two years of academic, technical, and onsite training, EPUT graduates receive an Associate of Science degree in Electronics Technology and are often presented with employment opportunities as a utility worker with the energy company.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

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Bunker Hill Community College Men’s Basketball Competes in NJCAA Elite Eight

The Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) Men’s Basketball Team (ranked 8th nationally) won the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III Region XX1 tournament. BHCC Men’s Basketball defeated Bristol Community College (7th) in the semi-final game and the Community College of Rhode Island (4th) in the final game. BHCC punched their ticket to an elite eight invite to the NJCAA Division III tournament to be held in Rochester, Minnesota, March 14-16. BHCC received a No. 4 seed and will be facing No. 5 Rock Valley College (Rockford, Illinois) on Thursday, March 14, at 5 p.m.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

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Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society awards BHCC Students for High Academic Achievement

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) students Cam Do, Eva Montrond and Romina Gjacaj were honored among the highest academic achievers in the community college system at the 2019 All-Massachusetts Academic Team Recognition Ceremony at the Massachusetts State House on April 2, 2019. All three BHCC students were named to Phi Theta Kappa’s All-Massachusetts Academic Team. The event was co-sponsored by the Phi Theta Kappa international honor society and the Coca-Cola Foundation.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

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Students Place 2nd at Annual Mass Society of Radiologic Technologists Buzz Bowl

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (April 24, 2019) – Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC), MassBay Community College, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS), and Regis College are pleased to announce a student radiology team has placed second at this year’s Massachusetts Society of Radiologic Technologists (MSRT) Buzz Bowl competition. The Buzz Bowl was part of the MSRT 88th Annual Conference held April 10-12 in Leominster, Mass. and this year’s theme was “A Winning Combination”.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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Pao Arts Center and Bunker Hill Community College Presents: Looking at Power and Privilege – A Bunker Hill Community College Visual Media Arts Faculty

On  View:  April  10  to  May 18, 2019  Pao Arts Center, 99 Albany Street, Boston, MA  02111
Exhibition Reception: Thursday, May 2, 6 - 8 p.m.

Boston, MA – The Pao Arts Center is pleased to showcase the exhibit Looking at Power and Privilege curated by Julio S. Flores, Associate Professor in the Visual Media Arts Department at Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC). The BHCC Visual Media Arts Faculty Show is on view from April 10 to May 18, 2019.

Monday, April 29, 2019

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BHCC President Pam Eddinger Awarded the Neil Chin Community Service Award

The Asian Community Development Corporation (ACDC) celebrated 32 years of community building by hosting the “Heart of the Community” dim sum breakfast.  The event was held April 26 at the China Pearl with nearly 300 guests in attendance. Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) President Pam Eddinger received the Neil Chin Community Service Award for her outstanding leadership, her dedication to the community and her passion to provide relevant, accessible and affordable education to the low income immigrant residents in the greater Asian American community.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

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Seng Ty on “The Years of Zero”

Author and educator at Lowell Public Schools Seng Ty visited the Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) campus on Thursday, April 25, 2019, to share with the College community The Years of Zero, his personal account of the Cambodian genocide and the cruelty he endured under the Khmer Rouge regime in the late 1970s. The presentation was the culminating event of the College’s One Book program, which brings the entire BHCC community together to read the same book over the course of an academic year.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

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Bunker Hill Community College Offers Cannabis Industry Workforce Development Training Programs

Bunker Hill Community College Offers Cannabis Industry Workforce Development Training Programs - Info Session and Workshop to be held in partnership with Patriot Care

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) will host an educational workshop sponsored by Patriot Care, entitled “The Marijuana Industry in the Greater Boston Area.” The information session will be held on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 6-9 p.m. at BHCC’s Charlestown Campus.

Friday, May 24, 2019

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BHCC featured on WGBH’s On Campus Radio

President Pam Eddinger, BHCC student Valencia Ima were featured on WGBH News’ “On Campus Radio.” The program focused on innovative ways colleges prepare students for careers. Ima discusses her experience as a student involved in a paid internship. Eddinger also shares her perspective on the importance of paid internships at the community college level of higher education and how it impacts the chances for students to find future employment.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

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BHCC Awarded $140,000 Grant to Support Early College Programs

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) was among eight public colleges and 13 high schools that were awarded new early college designations giving high school students the opportunity to study college-level courses and obtain credits before graduating high school. On June 13, 2019, BHCC and Madison Park Technical Vocational High School’s Roxbury Massachusetts Advanced Post-Secondary Pathways Program (RoxMAPP) partnership was awarded a $140,000 grant to expand their early college program.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

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President Eddinger’s Take on JOBS Act

President Eddinger shared her perspective in an Inside Higher Ed article, “Brewing Battle Over Pell Grants”. In Washington D.C. there is bipartisan support for expanding Federal Pell Grants to include short-term job training. Proponents of the legislation see the bill as a way for adults to find better jobs in high-demand industries. However, there are legislators who express concern that short-term jobs may not offer livable wages and offer little connection to college degree pathways.

Monday, July 8, 2019

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BHCC’s Adult Education Program Celebrates Steps toward the American Dream

The Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) Adult Education and Transitions Program celebrated the achievement of students on June 22, 2019, at the Homewood Suites in Chelsea, MA.The students who were recognized completed their education courses in a consortium where they passed the HiSET®, completed adult basic education courses or completed their college courses for Transitions to College.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

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BHCC’s Boston Welcome Back Center Receives Ubuntu Award From Boston Center for Refugee Health & Human Rights at Boston Medical Center

Boston Center for Refugee Health & Human Rights at Boston Medical Center (BCRHHR) held its annual Client Gala on July 10th, 2019. Nearly 170 clients and supporters of the Center gathered at the 14th floor of Boston University’s Hiebert Lounge to honor the strength and resilience of refugees from around the world. Bunker Hill Community College’s (BHCC) Boston Welcome Back Center received BCRHHR’s Ubuntu Award. Each year, BCRHHR presents the Ubuntu Award to an organization that embodies the spirit of the Zulu word, explained by Archbishop Desmond Tutu as meaning “the essence of being human.”

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

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Boston’s Commissioner of Veterans’ Services Visits BHCC’s Veterans Center

Robert Santiago, Commissioner of Veteran’s Services for the City of Boston, visited Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) on July 22 to meet fellow veterans and military service members who are attending BHCC. The BHCC Veterans Center provides veterans, active duty military, Guard/Reservists and their eligible dependents specialized customer service and a smooth transition to BHCC.

Monday, August 12, 2019

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Facebook Partners with BHCC to Offer Digital Marketing Course

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) has partnered with Facebook to offer a Social Media Marketing course through Facebook’s Community Boost program. The Community Boost program was created by Facebook to promote digital skills to small businesses and individuals to meet the demand for digital marketing skills in today’s economy. Since 2014, the number of digital marketing jobs has increased 17% every year; that is twice the amount of digital marketing jobs available today than five years ago.

Friday, August 16, 2019

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BHCC STEM Students Wrap Up Summer Internships

Last week, 14 BHCC students, majoring in STEM programs, marked the completion of their paid summer internships with the presentation of their research projects at several institutions in Boston. The students, majoring in biology, engineering, electrical engineering and liberal arts, gave their presentations at the Baccalaureate Program at UMass Boston, the Materials Research Laboratory at MIT, the SPARC Program at Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center and Harvard Research Experiences for Undergraduates.

Monday, August 19, 2019

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BHCC’s Early Childhood Education Gets Financial Boost From Career Pathways Initiative

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) has received nearly $594,000 in grants from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) Career Pathways initiative. This program was developed by the EEC to make it possible for the Early Childhood Education (ECE) workforce, and those interested in joining the field, to receive the classes and support needed to attain a credential. BHCC is using this funding to provide classes, free-of-charge, as well as professional development activities, for local students. The grants were dispersed over two fiscal years with $296,904 to use from March-June 2019 and $296,904 for July 2019-June 2020.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

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BHCC receives $200K Higher Education Innovation Fund Grant from Baker-Polito Administration to Drive Greater Access, Equity in Higher Education

On Wednesday, September 25, 2019, Governor Charlie Baker delivered $1.15M in competitive grants in Higher Education Innovation Fund grants to help the public campuses working together to accelerate change by increasing college-going and college completion rates of students of color, low-income students and those who are first in their families to attend college.

Monday, September 30, 2019

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BHCC Student, Alumna and Staff Recognized at PIC Annual Meeting

On Wednesday, September 25, 2019, the Boston Private Industry Council (PIC) hosted its 2019 Annual Meeting at the Federal Reserve Bank Auditorium to celebrate 40 years of strengthening Boston’s communities and its workforce by connecting youth and adults with education and employment opportunities, as well as recognize the impact of 2019 PIC Achievers. This years’ event speakers included Mayor Marty Walsh and Superintendent of Boston Public Schools Brenda Cassellius, Ed.D.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

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Bunker Hill Community College Student Government Advocate for Community Colleges at the State House

More than 200 Massachusetts community college students, faculty, staff, and presidents gathered at the State House on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 for Community College Student Advocacy Day to meet with members of the Legislature and urge that they support the state’s community college system in providing a better funded, more accessible, high-quality education for its students.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

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Bunker Hill Community College to Offer Courses as Part of Amazon’s Small Business Academy

On Friday, November 1, 2019 Amazon announced Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) as one of their community college partners in their new Amazon Small Business Academy. The academy offers a range of educational initiatives to help entrepreneurs, startups, and business owners succeed online. BHCC is one of six community colleges selected to offer Amazon-supported digital business courses. Launching in February 2020, the classes will cover the fundamentals of online business strategies, marketing, merchandising, inventory management, and more.

Friday, November 1, 2019