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BHCC Highlights from Achieving the Dream’s Annual Conference

Thursday, February 21, 2019

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.”

Tweets from the Event

CamDo speaking on stage

Cam Do‏ @CamDo_ Feb 20  
 
Thank you #ATD_DREAM for giving me the opportunity to share my story in front of 2,000 people! I am grateful to be selected as a 2019 DREAM Scholar and be part of this wonderful conference. – at Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center


Pam Eddinger‏ @PamEddinger Feb 20  
Replying to @CamDo_ @AchieveTheDream
You have worked for, and deserve, every good thing. @Wellesley, Cam is ready for you. Are you ready for her? #transfer

Pam Eddinger speaking on stage at Achieving the Dream

Stephanie Davolos‏ @StephDavolos

"it takes an amazing leader to lead this work," recognizes the number of college presidents at #ATD_DREAM @AchieveTheDream @PamEddinger

Achieving the dream students on stage

Dr. Karen Stout‏ @drkastout

Day one of #ATD_Dream is in the books. So many highlights! My favorite part? Meeting our amazing DREAM Scholars for lunch. ⁦@AchieveTheDream⁩

Cam Do speaking on stage

Liya Escalera @EscaleraLiya

Opening poem at AtD by BHCC student Cam Do. "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." @BHCCBoston #ATD_DREAM