Bunker Hill Community College Holds Virtual Commencement to Honor the Class of 2020
Wednesday, May 27, 2020On Thursday, May 21, 2020, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) awarded 1,526 degrees and certificates to the Class of 2020 during a virtual ceremony to commemorate the 46th Commencement Exercises.
BHCC President Pam Eddinger opened the ceremony with the annual “ritual of gratitude,” where graduates thank family and friends for their support throughout their educational journey. More than 100 faculty and staff members shared videos and photos of the sign of love to include in the ceremony.
“I hope you will share this event with your friends and family today and make this virtual celebration a part of your treasured memories,” said President Eddinger.
Dr. James Canniff, Provost and Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs, highlighted early college student Melanie Sola, a senior in the Early College program at Madison Park Technical Vocational high school in Boston. Sola earned her associate’s degree at BHCC and will graduate from high school in June. She is planning to attend Northeastern University on a full scholarship, where she will be studying engineering.
Graduates also heard from Board of Trustee Chair Bill Walczak and Student Government Association President Melissa Balla. The virtual ceremony concluded with conferring the Degrees of Associate in Arts, the Degrees of Associate in Science, and certificates in the students’ respective fields of study.
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Great pictures of Melanie Sola who graduated from @BHCCBoston last week with her associates degree! The research is clear - #earlycollege is working. Let's expand access. @MassINC @therenniecenter @MASchoolsK12 @MassDHE #MAedu pic.twitter.com/zrDqi97Kvb— MBAE (@MBAENews) May 26, 2020
Melissa Balla, President of the Student Government Association, tells the Class of 2020 how she is inspired by the BHCC community as they follow their dreams. #myBHCCmoment #BHCCCommencement pic.twitter.com/tebLk8EWWQ— BHCC Boston (@BHCCBoston) May 21, 2020
Almost time for #BHCCcommencement! Looking forward to celebrating the #Classof2020, congratulations on this achievement and thank you for making @BHCCBoston part of your journey! #MyBHCCmoment pic.twitter.com/HRq34XZ2Kk— Bunker Hill Community College, Dean of Students (@BunkerHillDoS) May 21, 2020
Paying attention to every one of over 1,500 grad names at the @BHCCBoston Commencemnt. Each one has a story. Each braved a journey. This is more than just a grad list. It is a testament to courage. Yes, I am crying.— Pam Eddinger (@PamEddinger) May 21, 2020