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BHCC President Pam Eddinger Interviewed on IngenioUs Podcast

BHCC President Pam Eddinger sits in the interview chair for the latest episode of the IngenioUs podcast as listeners are invited to delve into her remarkable journey. Narrating a life story that transcends borders, spanning from her origins in Hong Kong to her current leadership role at Massachusetts’s largest community college, her story embodies the transformative power of education and the belief that it can open doors to a brighter future. 

Thursday, February 22, 2024

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2023 Fall Nursing Celebration

BHCC’s Registered Nursing Program celebrated fall 2023 graduates on Wednesday, December 20, 2023, at the Charlestown campus gymnasium. Jennifer Verstreken, the Interim Senior Director of BHCC’s Nurse Education Department, presented compelling data about nursing, emphasizing the critical need for nurses in the United States. She shared statistics on the workforce, salaries, job opportunities, and the impact of retiring nurses on education. Jennifer encouraged the graduating class to use their nursing roles to address the shortage, improve patient outcomes, and positively influence statistics.

Friday, December 22, 2023

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Bunker Hill Community College Student Valentina Ramos Receives First Literacy’s 2023-2024 Tom Brunnick Memorial Scholarship

BHCC student Valentina Ramos is the recipient of the 2023-2024 Tom Brunnick Memorial Scholarship. When Valentina was awarded the Tom Brunnick Memorial Scholarship, it served as a turning point in her life. “Now that I have this big financial help, I can slow down in my job, take more classes, and focus more on my education,” said Valentina.

Thursday, December 21, 2023

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Bunker Hill Community College Employees Recognized for Excellence in State Government

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Performance Recognition Program Honors Three BHCC Leaders with State-Wide Honors; Nine more honored for outstanding performance

Twelve Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) employees were honored in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Performance Recognition Program—a state-wide program that formally recognizes Commonwealth employees for their extraordinary contributions to public service.  

Friday, December 1, 2023

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Streamlined Success: Bunker Hill Community College to UMass Lowell Dual Admissions Agreement for Effortless Transfer

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On November 27, 2023, at the University Crossing building on the UMass Lowell campus, the Dual Admissions agreement signing between Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) and UMass Lowell became official with the signatures of BHCC President Pam Eddinger and UMass Lowell Chancellor Julie Chen. Staff members from both institutions, including BHCC Provost James Canniff and UMass Lowell Provost Joseph Hartman, commemorated this significant occasion.

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

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Beamex Donates $10,000 to Empower BHCC Electric Power Utility Technology Students through Scholarship Fund

Beamex, a prominent leader in calibration and instrumentation solutions, has established a scholarship fund with a generous donation of $10,000 to support students enrolled in the Electric Power Utility Technology (EPUT) program at Bunker Hill Community College. This contribution is a result of the proceeds from the 2023 Annual Calibration Exchange (ACE) event organized by Beamex.

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

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BHCC Kicks off STEM Week

Events this week promote pathways into science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields 

October 16-20 is STEM week at Bunker Hill Community College, part of a Commonwealth-wide celebration organized by the Executive Office of Education and the STEM Advisory Council in partnership with the state’s Nine Regional STEM Networks. STEM Week is a statewide effort to boost the interest, awareness, and ability of all students to see themselves in STEM opportunities. Young women, students of color, English language learners, and students with disabilities continue to be underrepresented in STEM fields yet make up a larger percentage of the overall workforce. 

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

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Bunker Hill Community College Announces Some Kind of Girl: An African Girl Looking for America by Caroline Kautsire as 2023 One Book Selection

BHCC Professor’s 2022 memoir explores identity and the immigrant experience in Boston; College kicks off One Book with reading and book signing 

Bunker Hill Community College kicked off its annual One Book program with a reading and book signing by Professor of English Caroline Kautsire, author of Some Kind of Girl: An African Girl Looking for America 

Monday, October 16, 2023

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BHCC Receives 2023 Red Hat Community & Social Responsibility in Education Impact Award

Recognizing excellence and access in training partnership with global IT firm

Making higher education accessible to all is at the core of Bunker Hill Community College’s mission, both in the College’s degree programs and in its Workforce Development offerings. This fall, Red Hat, the global information technology firm that specializes in open technologies for enterprise, recognized the College’s commitment with the Community & Social Responsibility in Education Impact Award at the company’s Workforce Development and Red Hat Academy Conference. 

Thursday, September 21, 2023

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MA Association of Community Colleges invites proposals to evaluate the feasibility and strategies for implementing a free community college program in MA

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) Massachusetts Association of Community Colleges invites proposals to evaluate the feasibility and strategies for implementing a free community college program in Massachusetts. The successful proposer will be responsible for delivering a recommendation that addresses various aspects of a program, including financial implications, logistical considerations, potential benefits, and anticipated challenges. The deadline for proposal submission is October 02, 2023.

Monday, September 11, 2023

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BHCC Police Officers Receive Life Saving Medal

Honor recognizes their service in saving man who fell onto tracks at Community College Station

Visitors to the BHCC campuses in Chelsea and Charlestown have likely encountered members of the Bunker Hill Community College Police Department—whether walking through the lobby in Chelsea or across the main entry plaza into B-Building where the department’s headquarters sits, the BHCC Police Department’s presence is an unmistakable reflection of their mission: to protect and serve the college community and all those who come to our campuses.

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

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President Eddinger, Community College Leaders Talk MassReconnect on WBUR’s Radio Boston

Bunker Hill Community College President Pam Eddinger, along with Cape Cod Community College President John Cox and Roxbury Community College Interim President Jackie Jenkins-Scott, appeared on Radio Boston, public radio station WBUR’s daily local news show, to talk about the potential promise and impact of MassReconnect, the new state program that makes community colleges across Massachusetts free to Massachusetts residents aged 25 and older without a prior college degree.

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

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Charlestown Marina Owners Ann and Chuck Lagasse Make $2000 Scholarship Gift for BHCC Marine Technician Program

President Eddinger celebrates Charlestown Marina’s Large Marina of the Year Award and naming of Pier 6 public space in honor of former U.S.S. Constitution Commander and Charlestown native Robert Gillen. 

When Ann and Chuck Lagasse, the owners of Charlestown Marina, received the Large Marina of the Year award from Marina Dock Age Magazine, they called Bunker Hill Community College.  

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

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Pathways To Success Hosts Fiesta at Charlestown Campus; Lunch and Learn at Chelsea

Pathways to Success, the BHCC office that administers the College’s Title V grant and a critical piece of the College’s Federal designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution, held a Fiesta on the Charlestown campus and a Lunch and Learn on the Chelsea campus in recent weeks—both events filling an important need in building community and sharing information with BHCC students.

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

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BHCC Early College Expanding to Brighton and Malden High Schools

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) will have two new Early College programs in 2023

As part of a nine-school expansion announced by the Healy-Driscoll Administration, Brighton High School in Boston and Malden High School will both be home to designated BHCC Early College programs. The addition brings the total number of Early College programs to 60 across the Commonwealth, with approximately 7,800 students enrolled.  

Thursday, March 23, 2023

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Governor Healey Announces MassReconnect Program at Bunker Hill Community College

Would provide free community college to Mass. residents aged 25 and up with no previous degree 

Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey announced the inclusion of the MassReconnect program in her administration’s budget proposal on Wednesday. The program, which would provide free community college and cover tuition, fees and some educational expenses to Massachusetts residents age 25 and older with no previous college degree, was announced in a press conference held at Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC).  

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

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New Grant Funds UMass Boston, Bunker Hill Community College Collaboration to Enhance Pathways for AANAPISI Students

A five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education will fund a plan for UMass Boston to work with Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) to implement a culturally sustaining transfer pathway that enhances the capacities of each institution. This new funding comes at a critical time given the dual pandemic of COVID-19 and anti-Asian hate aimed at Asian American students, families, and communities.

Monday, February 27, 2023

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Bunker Hill Community College Student Literary Magazine Awarded First Class Prize by National Council of Teachers of English

Tell Magazine is one of 38 institutions internationally to be recognized for excellence in art and literary magazines 

Tell Magazine, the student literary magazine of Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC), was awarded a First Class Prize in the Recognizing Excellence in Art and Literary Magazines (REALM) contest by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). Tell was selected from more than 250 literary magazines from institutions worldwide.  

 

Thursday, February 16, 2023

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Message from President Eddinger: Earthquakes in Turkey and Syria

Bunker Hill Community College | Office of the President

Dear BHCC Community,  

Overnight, devastating earthquakes struck the countries of Turkey and Syria, with a death toll in the thousands. The earthquakes were centered in southern Turkey, near the Syrian border and the Turkish city of Gaziantep. While we are still learning the extent of the damage, we know that millions of people are likely affected. 

Monday, February 6, 2023

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A Message from President Eddinger: Tyre Nichols

Bunker Hill Community College | Office of the President

Dear BHCC Community, 

Bunker Hill Community College joins those around the world outraged by the murder of Tyre Nichols by police officers in Memphis, Tennessee, earlier this month - the latest in a seemingly endless trail of harassment and killing of Black men by law enforcement in our country’s history.  The release of the officers’ body camera footage this week has brought further grief and devastation, and revealed the full brutality, racism, and lawlessness of Tyre’s killers and the systems they represent.  For Tyre’s family, friends, and all who mourn his death and celebrate his life, we hope for the healing light of justice, mercy, and peace. 

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

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Message from President Eddinger: Wishing You a Safe and Happy Lunar New Year

Bunker Hill Community College | Office of the President

Dear BHCC Community,

On Sunday, my family and I celebrated the Lunar New Year, an observance we will share over the next two weeks with other families around the world. But this year’s New Year’s celebration was different: not long after we welcomed the Year of the Rabbit, we heard news of several mass shootings, two of those in Asian American communities in California. Those events have introduced a sadness to what ordinarily is a joyful time of year. 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

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Message from President Pam Eddinger: Shootings in California

Bunker Hill Community College | Office of the President

Dear BHCC Community,

On Sunday, my family and I began the celebration of the Lunar New Year. Just as we finished New Year’s Eve dinner on Saturday evening, we heard about the mass shooting in Monterey Park, California, a suburb of Los Angeles, often known as the city’s Second Chinatown. Ten individuals were killed, and as many wounded, all in their 50s, 60s, and 70s.  We were devastated that these elders, engaging joyfully in dance lessons and social activities, were so senselessly and brutally gunned down.

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

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Bunker Hill Community College Launches Certificate Programs in Cannabis Cultivation, Manufacturing, and Dispensing

Eight-week training programs will give students an entry into the fast-growing cannabis industry

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC), in partnership with cannabis education and training leader Green Flower, has launched three cannabis certificate programs designed to provide the skills and training needed for a successful career in one of the fastest-growing industries in the United States.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

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Coming Together in Support of the Iranian Community: Thursday December 8

Bunker Hill Community College | Office of the President

Dear BHCC Community, 

Bunker Hill Community College unequivocally condemns the murder of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian Kurd woman who died in police custody this past September. Known to her friends and family as Zhina, she had been held for three days for her refusal to wear the Hijab, a violation of the Islamic Republic’s dress code laws. 

Thursday, December 1, 2022

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Message from President Pam Eddinger: Colorado Springs Shooting

Bunker Hill Community College | Office of the President

Dear BHCC Community:

In the midst of the holiday season, we are grieving. Our peace this past week was shattered by the deadly shooting at Club Q, a gathering place for the LGBTQIA+ community in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The violence claimed the lives of five people and injured 17 others, and to add to the devastation, this happened on the eve of Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day named to honor those lost to anti-transgender violence. This latest incident echoes the 2016 mass shooting at Pulse, the gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, where 49 were killed and as many wounded. The trend of violence against the LGBTQIA+ community has not abated, and the acrimonious divisions in our society have only added fuel to these senseless acts.

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

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Bunker Hill Community College Named One of the Grantees to Educate Boston’s Early Childhood Workforce

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is named as one of the four grantees in the Growing the Early Childhood Workforce Fund grant that will fund the education of nearly 800 early childcare educators who work in Boston. The funds will recruit new students to this field and help existing early childhood educators earn additional credentials at no cost. Awarded funds will support educators working in the City of Boston to pursue associate degrees in Early Childhood Development through apprenticeship or regular matriculation at no cost to educators. Wraparound services including childcare, transportation, and career planning, will be provided, along with a guaranteed job upon program completion. Other grantees named are Neighborhood Villages, Urban College, and UMass Boston.

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

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A Compelling Conversation with Dr. Bernice A. King: Lawyer, Pastor, and Civil Rights Icon Inspires in the first Compelling Conversation of 2022-23

Dr. Bernice A. King, CEO of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change and daughter of the Civil Rights Icon, kicked off Bunker Hill Community College’s (BHCC) Compelling Conversations series on Thursday, November 3, offering students, faculty and staff unparalleled insights into her own story and her own unique perspective on the state of Civil Rights today.

Thursday, November 10, 2022

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Bunker Hill Community College Receives $25,000 from the Ellucian Foundation to Support Students in Need

PATH Scholarship program directly supports financially-challenged students at U.S. Minority Serving Institutions

October 31, 2022—Boston, MA — Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) was selected as a 2022 Progress, Accomplishment, Thriving, Hope (PATH) Scholarship recipient through the Ellucian Foundation. The PATH Scholarship program provides grants to higher education institutions to support students facing economic hardship.  BHCC received $25,000, which will be distributed to up to 50 students to help cover items such as housing costs, tuition expenses, and food. 

Monday, October 31, 2022

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Dr. Bernice A. King to Kick Off Bunker Hill Community College’s 2022 Compelling Conversations Series

Bunker Hill Community College’s (BHCC) Compelling Conversations, a multi-decade speakers series featuring leaders at the forefront of equity and justice across a spectrum of fields and perspectives, begins its 2022-23 season with a conversation led by CEO of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Dr. Bernice A. King on the BHCC Charlestown campus, Thursday, November 3, 2022, at 1 p.m.

Friday, October 28, 2022

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Message from President Pam Eddinger: Observing Indigenous Peoples Day

Bunker Hill Community College | Office of the President

Dear BHCC Community,

On Monday, October 10, we observe Indigenous Peoples Day—a day to commemorate the proud histories of the people of the First Nations.  We offer gratitude to them for their role as stewards of the land on which we now live and solidarity in the work of preserving and extending the cultural wealth and richness of the Nations’ cultures.  

Sunday, October 9, 2022

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Bunker Hill Community College Awarded $5 Million by U.S. Department of Labor

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) was awarded a $5 million grant by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, on behalf of a consortium of the 15 community colleges in Massachusetts. The consortium is one of 13 awardees nationally to receive the grant, which will fund job training for groups underrepresented in the workforce. The grant is part of the second round of the Strengthening Community Colleges Training initiative, which helps community colleges nationwide to improve their ability to address equity gaps and meet employers’ and workers’ skills development needs.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

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Notice of Intent to Submit a Project Proposal to the Asset Management Board and to hold a Public Hearing for a long-term lease and redevelopment of the Charlestown campus located at 250 Rutherford Avenue in the City of Boston

Bunker Hill Community College (the “College”) hereby gives notice under 810 CMR 2.05 that it intends to: (i) submit a Project Proposal to the Asset Management Board (the “Board”); and (ii) hold a public hearing on the proposed project which has been granted Preliminary Project Approval by the Board. The proposed project is for a long-term lease in connection with the redevelopment of the College’s Charlestown campus located at 250 Rutherford Avenue.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

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Hurricane Fiona: Supporting the BHCC Community

Bunker Hill Community College | Office of the President

Dear BHCC Community,

This weekend, Hurricane Fiona made landfall in the Caribbean, knocking out power and threatening over two million residents with severe flooding and wind damage in its path. In particular, Fiona devastates Puerto Rico on the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Maria, even as the island struggles valiantly to recover from the last tragedy.  We understand that it will take a number of days to restore power. Water, medicine and basic needs remain critical. Those of you with friends and family in Puerto Rico, The Dominican Republic, The British and the U.S Virgin Islands, Turks and Caicos, and all other impacted communities in the Caribbean and the Diaspora, we share your worries about the health and safety of your loved ones and hold them in our thoughts. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

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BHCC Welcomes Faculty and Staff at Convocation 2022

On September 1, 2022, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) faculty and staff convened virtually for the College’s annual Convocation celebration to commence the 2022-2023 academic year. BHCC President Pam Eddinger welcomed faculty and staff with a tone of great optimism for the coming year and the hope of introducing students to new discoveries. She also thanked the faculty and staff who worked hard this summer to help students enroll.

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

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Remembering September 11, 2001

Bunker Hill Community College | Office of the President

Dear BHCC Community,

On Sunday, we observe the 21st anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks. In acts of unspeakable violence, 2,977 people from across the country and the world lost their lives in the attacks in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania. The attacks and their aftermath were felt by people not only in the United States but around the globe. For those who lost loved ones and friends, the tragedy of that day rings undiminished through the decades—they can never be forgotten.  

Friday, September 9, 2022

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Bunker Hill Community College’s Learn and Earn Program Featured in the Washington Monthly

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) President Pam Eddinger and administrators at the College were interviewed about BHCC’s Learn and Earn program, specifically how paid internships were not reaching minorities and women in the numbers they intended when the program began in 2012. The article titled “Breaking the Cycle of Privilege” describes the program's momentum over the past ten years and the barriers and hurdles to making the program more accessible to women and people of color.

Monday, August 29, 2022

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Bunker Hill Community College Welcomes Two New Board Members

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) welcomes Becca Gould and David Shapiro as new members of the Board of Trustees. “Lieutenant Governor Polito and I congratulate the trustees on their appointment and appreciate their willingness to serve the Commonwealth in this capacity,” said Governor Charlie Baker. These appointees bring extensive leadership, professional, and academic experiences to the College and their students.”

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

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Bunker Hill Community College Awarded $735,000 Workforce Training Grant

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) received a $735,000 workforce training grant, part of the Baker-Polito Administration’s $15 million award in workforce training grants to the Commonwealth’s 15 community colleges in support of the creation and expansion of training programs in high-demand industries, such healthcare, education, manufacturing, information technology and cybersecurity.

Thursday, July 21, 2022

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BHCC Humanities Faculty Doug Holder Elected New England Poetry Club Co-President

Somerville poet and longtime BHCC Humanities faculty member Doug Holder was elected co-president of the New England Poetry Club in June 2022. The club, founded in 1915 by Robert Frost, Amy Lowell and Conrad Aiken, offers writing workshops, sponsors contests and grants to poets, and hosts the oldest poetry reading series in the country. Holder, who has taught writing at BHCC since 2010, is joined as co-president by poet and former Massachusetts legislator Denise Provost.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

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Bunker Hill Community College Student Joe Orlando Gutierrez Estupinan is Named Jack Kent Cook Undergraduate Transfer Scholar

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) graduate Joel Orland Gutierrez Estupinan was named an Undergraduate Transfer Scholar by the Jack Kent Cook Foundation—one of 100 community college students nationwide to receive the prestigious award, which provides transfer students with up to $55,000 a year to complete their bachelor’s degrees.

Thursday, June 30, 2022

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Bunker Hill Community College Partners with Triumvirate Environmental, Inc. to Offer Tuition-Free Community College and Career Advancement

The Division of Workforce and Economic Development at Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) has partnered with Triumvirate Environmental, Inc., one of the largest environmental services firms in North America, to launch a new program offering employment and full tuition to selected new and continuing BHCC students starting in September 2022.

Thursday, June 30, 2022

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Office of the President: A message from President Eddinger on the recent events in Uvalde, Laguna Woods, and Buffalo

Dear BHCC Community,

Yesterday, the scope of national tragedy grew larger: the senseless murder of 19 people, all but one of them school children, in Uvalde, Texas. The more frequently these tragedies occur, the harder they are to comprehend. A supermarket in Buffalo, a church in Laguna Woods, a school in Parkland, a school in Sandy Hook, and so many more murders driven by racism, misogyny, homophobia, and other forms of hate, made possible by the easy reach of a gun. How do we end this senseless cycle of violence? Why are the broadly popular policies for gun safety left to languish in the halls of power? Why is the most common reaction to these mass shootings to simply wait for the next one?

Thursday, May 26, 2022

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Bunker Hill Community College Breaks Ground on New Student Success Center

College’s first new building in a decade expands student services and learning commons with a climate-responsive design 

 

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) broke ground on a new Student Success Center building on Tuesday, April 26, the first new building in more than a decade for the state’s largest community college and the first of several planned upgrades for the almost 50-year-old campus. 

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

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BHCC stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and with victims of war and violence everywhere

Bunker Hill Community College | Office of the President

Dear BHCC Community,

Since last week’s Russian invasion of Ukraine, I have watched the events unfolding in Europe with concern and sorrow. Violence and war are the enemies of the values that this College and virtually every educational institution hold dear. Where education broadens our understanding of ourselves and the world, war narrows it; where education lifts a light by which we might see, violence casts only shadow. As a College, we stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine, and with victims of war and violence everywhere. 

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

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The Boston Foundation Awards $15K in Recognition of Learn and Earn Program

The Boston Foundation (TBF) announced that Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) has been selected as a runner up recipient of the 7th Annual Deval Patrick Prize for Community Colleges. This is the first time TBF awarded a runner-up prize and BHCC received $15,000 for their ‘Learn and Earn’ program, which provides internships for a wide variety of BHCC students at local organizations and businesses. In 2017, BHCC received the Annual Deval Patrick Prize for Community Colleges for its Learn and Earn program and was awarded $50,000. Recently, BHCC has redesigned and expanded Learn and Earn to ensure that the program met the needs of students with a range of interests and needs.

Thursday, December 16, 2021

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BHCC Board Member Joins AGB Council for Student Success

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is pleased to share the announcement of Dr. R. Kelly Cameron, BHCC Board of Trustees member, on the appointment to the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) Council for Student Success. Established in 2021, the Council leverages the experience, perspectives, and insights of its members with active leadership roles to develop AGB expertise designed to strengthen strategic board governance across higher education.

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

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Boosting Career Pathways and Opportunities for Community College Students throughout Greater Boston

October 14, 2021 - Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) announced the growth of its Career Pathways Impact Project (CPIP), which addresses the career counseling needs of community college students. The second phase of CPIP builds a new structure of career support at BHCC that incorporates a holistic review of advising, career preparation, and job placement support. In addition, the project focuses on employer input and integration with current college systems to better enhance the student and employer experience. To support CPIP 2.0, JPMorgan Chase is investing an additional $250,000 in BHCC, building on a 2020 grant of the same amount to pilot the initiative.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

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Bunker Hill Community College Offers Workforce Training Through “Be Mass Competitive” Initiative

A recent press release from The Massachusetts Association of Community Colleges (MACC) announced a partnership with the Massachusetts Competitive Partnership (MACP), for a “Be Mass Competitive” workforce training initiative. Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) and Roxbury Community College (RCC) will offer up to 12 weeks of Customer Service or General Professional Administrative training at no cost to participants. Individuals with a high school diploma/equivalency or higher are eligible and encouraged to apply.

Thursday, October 7, 2021

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U.S. Secretary of Labor Walsh Appoints Bunker Hill Community College President Pam Eddinger as Chairperson to the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship

The U.S. Department of Labor announced the appointments of 29 members to serve on the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship, and provide advice and recommendations on issues related to Registered Apprenticeship. The advisory committee will also promote greater awareness of the benefits of apprenticeship, foster increased alignment between apprenticeship opportunities and workforce and education systems, expand apprenticeship into new industries and occupations, and ensure equity for under-represented populations.

Monday, September 20, 2021

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A Message from President Pam Eddinger on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

Bunker Hill Community College | Office of the President

Dear Members of the BHCC Community,

Tomorrow, September 11, 2021, marks the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on our country.  As a nation, this extraordinary act of violence will always be a significant tragedy in our history.  For those of you who lost family members, friends, and co-workers, 9/11 also marks a consequential loss in your life in a profound way.  They are not forgotten.

Friday, September 10, 2021

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Bunker Hill Community College Receives Second Round of Funding from City of Somerville for ESOL Workforce Project

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) has been awarded an additional $250,000 from the City of Somerville’s Job Creation and Retention Trust Board. The grant project, entitled SELL –Somerville English Language Learners – is shared with employer partner East Somerville Main Streets (ESMS), the Community Action Agency of Somerville (CAAS), and The Welcome Project (TWP). The funds will provide no-cost English as a Second Language classes and customer service training to low-income Somerville residents between September 2021 and June 2022.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

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BHCC Partners on New Research Center to Address Inequities in Online Education

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) joined nine other broad-access colleges and the Achieving the Dream network in the SRI Education and Community College Research Center (CCRC) at Columbia University’s Teachers College’s new research center aimed at addressing inequities in online learning in college. The new center is funded by a $10M grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Educational Sciences.

Friday, July 9, 2021

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President's Statement on the Assassination of Haiti's President Jovenel Moise

Bunker Hill Community College | Office of the President

The Associated Press from Port-Au-Prince reported early Wednesday morning that Haitian President Jovenel Moise was assassinated in his home. First Lady Martine was wounded in the attack as well. Claude Joseph, the interim prime minister, is in temporary control of the government. The U.S. Embassy in Haiti is restricting U.S. Staff to its compound, and the embassy is closed Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

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Bunker Hill Community College Pledges to Action in becoming a Vaccine Champion College

This month, the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) announces the COVID-19 College Challenge, where colleges and universities take a pledge and commit to taking action to get their college communities vaccinated. The COVID-19 College Challenge is part of the Biden Administration's month of action in June encouraging Americans to get vaccinated and aims to accelerate our national progress toward President Biden's goal of 70% of the U.S. adult population receiving at least one vaccine shot by July 4th.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

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Bunker Hill Community College Celebrates National Nurses Week

Nurses’ week is celebrated each year from May 6-12 to honor nurses worldwide for the work they do for others. The American Nurses Association (ANA) has extended the year of the nurse into 2021. BHCC recognizes the important role the College’s student, faculty, and alumni nurses play in the community every day. Please enjoy a brief video tribute from Elizabeth Tobin, Director, Nurse Education Department; Donna Savino, Assistant Dean, Health Sciences; Paula A. Hayes, Professor, Nurse Education Department; and Sara Blackwood, Instructional Technology Coordinator, Nurse Education Department. Happy Nurse’s Week!

Thursday, May 6, 2021

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President's Statement on the Jury Verdict in the George Floyd Murder Trial

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Late today, the Jury returned a guilty verdict for Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd, bringing justice to the light of day after so much pain and turmoil. As we continue to mourn the loss of George Floyd, and are consoled by the triumph of justice today, we also acknowledge his important place in history. Mr. Floyd’s death served to reignite the civil rights movement of our age, and added to urgency to our search for justice and for healing.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

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Bunker Hill Community College Language Institute Awarded Five-year Accreditation

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) Language Institute and its Intensive English Program have been awarded by the Commission on English Language Accreditation (CEA) an initial five-year accreditation that extends through December 2025. The full-time Intensive English Program is designed to provide a pathway for international students to acquire a higher level of English proficiency needed to enroll in a BHCC certificate or degree program.

Friday, March 19, 2021

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President’s Statement on Violence Against the Asian American Pacific Islander Community

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The shooting in Atlanta yesterday that resulted in the death of six Asians, and the rise in attacks on the AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander) Community across the nation have left many of us feeling outraged, disheartened, and fearful.  In mainstream press and social media, we hear reports of targeted acts of verbal and physical violence.  From our own students, we hear about experiences of aggression on and off-campus that have made them feel unsafe. With the recent attacks on elders in the Asian communities, in which respect for family and older generations is especially important, the physical and psychological insult is severely felt.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

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President Eddinger Moderates "Community College Mental Health and Its Impact on Student Success"

The American Council on Education (ACE) and the Mary Christie Foundation hosted a webinar on February 8, 2021, titled "Community College Mental Health and Its Impact on Student Success." The webinar explored the links between mental health, a sense of belonging, and student success at community colleges. The promotion of mental well-being has been extensively explored to improve retention within the four-year college environment, but more examination is needed for community colleges.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

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Bunker Hill Community College President Eddinger Named a Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce 2021 Pinnacle Awards Honoree

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is pleased to announce that Pam Y. Eddinger, President, BHCC has been named a Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce (GBCC) 2021 Pinnacle Awards honoree for outstanding achievement in Arts and Education. This year’s honorees were recognized on Friday, January 29, 2021, at the virtual Pinnacle Awards. Past honorees include Anita Hill, Sandra Fenwick, Vicary Graham, Penni McLean-Conner, Liz Cheng, and Courtney Scrubbs.

Friday, January 29, 2021

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BHCC Workforce and Economic Development Offers Cybersecurity Training

Workforce and Economic Development at Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is pleased to collaborate with Socratic Arts, a leader in cybersecurity training and education, to offer a Cybersecurity Training Certificate program starting March 9, 2021. The Program is a progression of three courses designed to impart a strong foundation of defensive cybersecurity skills in 18 weeks of study at 25 hours per week. The program includes three courses, each lasting six weeks:

Friday, January 29, 2021

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Eversource Now Accepting Applications for Highly Successful Career Training Program

Eversource is actively seeking applicants for its career-focused Electric Power Utility Technology (EPUT) Program, which is offered in partnership with Bunker Hill Community College, Local 369 Utilities Workers Union of America and Local 12004 United Steelworkers Union. Hundreds of individuals who completed the program are now employed at the energy company. In addition to the career benefits, graduates can earn an Associate of Science degree and a certificate in Natural Gas Technology from the largest community college in Massachusetts.

Thursday, January 28, 2021

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Reflecting and Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Bunker Hill Community College | Office of the President

Dear BHCC Community,

Our nation observes Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 18 in the aftermath of an insurrection in the Capitol that threatens our democracy. The presence of white extremists and their violent acts make it clear that the movement led by Dr. King to find equality and opportunity for all is far from complete. On this commemorative day, in the spirit of Dr. King’s work, I invite all of us to reflect on our own efforts in lifting up our Black communities and our communities of color, in recognizing the cultural wealth that our students and employees bring to our institution, and in envisioning a world where Dr. King’s vision of social and economic equity can come about.

Friday, January 15, 2021

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President Eddinger Reflects on the Insurrection and Riot at the US Capitol

Bunker Hill Community College | Office of the President

Dear BHCC Community,

On Wednesday, our nation experienced an unimaginable insurrection during the final, and normally ceremonial, phase of our presidential election. The incursion into the Capitol Building and the disruption of the certification of electoral votes was a direct challenge to our democracy. It breached the peaceful transition of power, a hallmark of our republic and a beacon of hope for so many around the world aspiring to democracy.

Friday, January 8, 2021

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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

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Bunker Hill Community College Receives 10-Year Accreditation from NECHE

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) received a continuation in accreditation status from the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). The accreditation establishes that the College has demonstrated itself to be educationally effective and a good steward of public resources. NECHE accreditation encompasses the entire institution and is a critical eligibility requirement for student access to federal financial aid as it allows BHCC to participate in Title V Pell grant funding. Over 60% of BHCC students receive financial aid to complete their studies. The continuation in accreditation will dramatically increase access and degree completion.

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

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Bunker Hill Community College Participates in Montgomery County Community College 26th Annual Technology and Learning Conference

On October 16, 2020, participants from around the world joined the Montgomery County Community College 2020 Technology and Learning Conference virtually. This year’s technology conference centered on the classroom in a virtual world, enhancing the student experience, technology beyond the classroom and what it means to be in the year of learning.

Thursday, December 17, 2020

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Heading Home Responds to Call for Help in Partnership with Bunker Hill Community College Emergency Shelter for Women During COVID-19

With temperatures dropping and the impact of COVID-19 settling in on the poorest in our community, the demand for a good night’s sleep in a warm bed continues to rise. In response to a call from multiple state agencies and in conjunction with several key partners, Heading Home has stepped up to launch and oversee a 48-women’s only overnight shelter located at Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC).

 

 

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

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MA Student Advisory Council Scores Victory for Part-Time College Students

On Friday, December 11, Governor Baker made a change in state law that will allow the growing number of part-time students on public college and university campuses to serve as representatives of their student bodies. With two-thirds of Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) students enrolled part-time, this progressive decision allows both full and part-time students to be involved in the BHCC community.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

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Bunker Hill Community College Public Safety Department Promotes Police Transparency

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) Public Safety and Campus Police Department believes in fair and impartial policing in serving the diverse community at BHCC. As communities across the United States continue to contend with racism, the department supports the College’s mission to confront racial injustice. Understanding that transparency builds trust, the department created the Proactive Integrity Initiative that includes a Police Transparency and Accountability website.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

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Katie Colello and Learn and Earn Program Receive Spotlight Award

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) Learn and Earn Internship Coordinator Katie Colello accepted the Strong Women in Action (SWIA) Spotlight Award on behalf of the College’s Learn and Earn program and the BHCC Foundation at the SWIA Annual Gala, held virtually on November 13, 2020. SWIA is dedicated to building a strong and effective network of partners and aims to empower families and break the cycle of family poverty in Massachusetts by promoting pathways to economic independence.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

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President Eddinger delivers “Insights from the Pandemic” at Annual Dallas Herring Lecture

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) President Pam Eddinger presented “Insights from the Pandemic: The Reckoning and the Hope at Our Nation’s Community Colleges” at the Virtual Dallas Herring Lecture on Tuesday, November 10. The annual event is hosted by the North Carolina State University College of Education’s Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research, and honors Dallas Herring, founder of the North Carolina community college system.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

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American Council on Education Recognizes BHCC Veterans Center

As part of a Veterans Day series on supporting veterans, the American Council on Education (ACE) recognized the work of the Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) Veterans Center in ensuring a smooth transition to college for student-veterans, active duty military, Guard/Reservists, and their eligible dependents. Over the past decade, BHCC’s Veterans Center has supported nearly 5,000 student-veterans in achieving their education goals, with nearly half transferring to four-year institutions.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

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President Eddinger's Post-Election Reflections

Bunker Hill Community College | Office of the President

Dear Members of the College Community,

As I write you this morning, yesterday’s Presidential Election shows Biden-Harris at 238 electoral votes, Trump-Pence at 213, with a small number of states still tabulating. We do not currently have a definitive winner of the contest.  The final accounting and possible legal challenges might extend this uncertainty for a week or more.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

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President Eddinger on Election Day and Post-Election Reflections and Resources

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Dear BHCC Community,

As I am sure you know, tomorrow, November 3, is Election Day in the United States.  In the 232 years, since we elected the first U.S. President in 1788, we have held 58 elections, through a Civil War, two World Wars, and many other crises.  All of these elections are examples of a core principle of democracy: the peaceful transfer of power.

Monday, November 2, 2020

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BHCC Chief of Police Robert Barrows Speaks at Cape Cod Community College’s Inaugural Intentional Critical Conversations Series

Bunker Hill Community College Chief of Police Robert Barrows shared his personal experiences with the criminal justice system and the lessons he learned as a young person moving into a career in law enforcement. The virtual presentation, entitled “An Oh-So Ordinary Tale with an Extraordinary Ending,” was part of the new monthly Intentional Critical Conversations series sponsored by Cape Cod Community College. The series focuses on changing narratives throughout the 21st century and elevates stories about serving, protecting, and community.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

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Bunker Hill Community College Designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution with $2.9M Grant

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) has received a $2.9M grant from the United States Department of Education’s Title V: Developing Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) program and is now designated as a HSI. The grant was created to assist institutions to expand education opportunities for Hispanic students by expanding and enhancing academic offerings, program quality and institutional stability. The funds, awarded over five years, will impact the College’s self-sufficiency and capacity to improve outcomes for its large and growing population of Hispanic/Latinx and low-income students.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

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Statement on Racism as a Public Health Crisis

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In June 2020, the Mayor of Boston declared racism as a public health crisis and began implementing strategies to mitigate its damaging effects. Shortly after, the cities of Somerville, Revere, Everett, and Chelsea joined this declaration. In September, amid growing evidence, Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey, and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley challenged the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to acknowledge the role of racism in precipitating the current deep public health crisis.

Friday, October 2, 2020

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Chief Equity and Compliance Officer Joins Bunker Hill Community College

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Nahomi Carlisle, Esq., to the position of Chief Equity and Compliance Officer (CECO) of the College. In this new role initiated by BHCC’s Equity Work Group (EWG), Carlisle will collaborate with the College's equity leaders to advance institutional equity work at BHCC. Carlisle will also serve as the College’s Affirmative Action Officer, and Title IX and Section 504/ADA Coordinator.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

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Bunker Hill Community College to offer Google IT Support Professional Certificate Program

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) Division of Economic and Workforce Development is offering the Google IT Support Professional Certificate Program, a five-course non-credit program developed by Google. IT Support is one of the fastest-growing fields in the United States, and this program prepares students for an entry-level job in IT Support. The program is part of Grow with Google, a Google initiative to help create economic opportunities for all Americans.

Monday, September 28, 2020

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President Eddinger on “Equity First: Achieving Racial Justice in MA Public Higher Education”

On September 10, 2020, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) President Pam Eddinger joined the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education (DHE) and the Lumina Foundation in the announcement of $1.2M in state and campus grants being awarded by the Lumina Foundation to pursue equity and racial justice for students attending the Commonwealth’s public colleges and universities.

Friday, September 11, 2020

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BHCC’s VP Administration & Finance John Pitcher Selected As HUB Leader NACUBO Ascendium Student Success Grant

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) John Pitcher, Vice President, Administration & Finance, is among business and academic leaders selected to participate as a HUB Leader for the planning and implementation of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) Ascendium Student Success Grant, a $1.1 million planning grant from Ascendium Education Group. This grant will develop an infrastructure for a multi-institution, multi-initiative process focused on student success at colleges and universities. The grant will fund NACUBO’s work with institutions that enroll high percentages of typically underserved students, including community colleges, smaller, rural institutions, and small to mid-size public institutions.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

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Bunker Hill Community College Receives funding from City of Somerville for ESOL Workforce Project

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) has been awarded $250,000 from the City of Somerville’s Job Creation and Retention Trust Board. The grant project, entitled SELL –Somerville English Language Learners – is shared with employer partner East Somerville Main Streets(ESMS), the Community Action Agency of Somerville(CAAS), and The Welcome Project (TWP). The funds will provide no-cost English as a Second Language classes and customer service training to low-income Somerville residents between September 2020 and June 2021.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

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President's Note on ICE Guidance for Fall 2020

Dear BHCC Community, Earlier this spring, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) instituted a temporary exemption regarding online courses for the spring and summer semesters. Under the temporary exemption, International Students (nonimmigrant students) were permitted to take more online courses than normally permitted by Federal regulation to maintain their International Student status during the COVID-19 emergency.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

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A Joint Statement from Massachusetts Community Colleges Against Systemic Racism

On Thursday, June 4, 2020, the 15 Massachusetts community college presidents issued a joint statement condemning systematic racism and expressed grief and anger over the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis, and the far too many other Black Americans killed by racial violence. Together, the presidents echoed the call-to-action demanding changes to public policy that promote equity and justice in policing, housing, healthcare, education, and more.

Friday, June 5, 2020

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President’s Letter to the College: A Community in Mourning

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I am writing today with sorrow and anger, as our nation mourns yet another senseless death in the tragedy of George Floyd in Minneapolis, MN. The oppression and pain of systemic racism, unrelieved by the imperceptible progress towards equal justice and social equity, has boiled over in many communities across the nation. Marches and demonstrations of solidarity are happening in cities and towns, including our community of Greater Boston. The oppression and heartache are only compounded by the miseries of the COVID-19 outbreak, which disproportionately affects people of color, and magnifies the inequities in the communities served by the College.

Monday, June 1, 2020

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Bunker Hill Community College Celebrates National Nurses Week

2020 has been named the year of the nurse. Nurses are on the frontline of getting us through this pandemic. In honor of National Nurses Week, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) President Pam Eddinger joined Elizabeth H. Tobin, Director, Registered Nursing; Donna J. Savino, Assistant Dean, Health Sciences; and Sara Connelly, Instructional Technology, Nurse Education Department along with Loreto M. Jackson, Director, Health & Wellness; and Karen M. Norton, Executive Director, Integrated Marketing and Communications, in recognizing the vital contributions the College’s student, faculty, and alumni nurses make in the communities BHCC serves.

Friday, May 15, 2020

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BHCC President Pam Eddinger Urges Congress to Fund Universal Wi-Fi

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) President Pam Eddinger appeared on WGBH-TV’s (Channel 2, Boston) public affairs program “Basic Black” Friday evening as part of a special segment on the effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on community college students. President Eddinger described how she’s seen first-hand the impact of the digital divide on communities of color as the College shifted to remote learning this semester.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

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BHCC President Pam Eddinger Moderates Discussion on WGBH “Asian Americans” Screening Event

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) President Pam Eddinger moderated a virtual panel discussion on May 4 as part of WORLD and WGBH’s Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration. Attended by more than 1,000 viewers, the discussion spotlighted selections from the groundbreaking PBS film series Asian Americans, chronicling the contributions and challenges of Asian Americans.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

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

Amazon has selected Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) as one of the six colleges in the country to offer the Amazon Small Business training opportunity. Amazon Small Business Academy helps entrepreneurs gain digital strategy and brand-building skills to make their ambitions reality, through free seminars, webinars, and well as community college classes across the country.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

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Bunker Hill Community College Helps Students with Remote Learning

The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified the inequities in our society, especially when it comes to education. BHCC students face significant financial challenges in the best of times and an estimated 20 -25 % do not have the technology – personal computers and internet – to support remote and on-line learning. The College’s shift to complete remote instruction, tutoring and advising during the COVID-19 crisis presented an obstacle to these students’ ability to stay enrolled.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

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Boston Public Schools and Bunker Hill Community College Receive Funding for Data Tracking of At-Risk Students

The Boston Opportunity Youth Collaborative (OYC) has been awarded a grant from the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions to reduce the number of students, particularly young men of color, who get disconnected from high school or community college. Most of the funding will go to the Boston Public Schools (BPS) and Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) in order to increase their capacity to monitor the status of those students most likely to leave school without earning a diploma, credential, or degree. Better data and better sharing of information will prompt and inform the interventions necessary to get students back on track.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

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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

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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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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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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’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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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MacArthur Genius Matthew Desmond on Housing Insecurity in America

Pulitzer Prize-winning sociologist Matthew Desmond spoke on Thursday, November 15, 2018, as part of the Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) Compelling Conversations Series. The MacArthur “Genius Grant” sociologist is the author of the New York Times bestseller Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City that tells stories of eight families living on the edge and the landlords who control their fate.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

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Joint Letter by Community College Presidents on opposition to changes re: "public charge"

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

The College has joined with other Massachusetts community colleges in writing to the Department of Homeland Security in opposition to the changes regarding "public charge,” published in the Federal register on October 10, 2018.  The definition of a "public charge" is someone who is dependent on government benefits and as a result, may be denied access to these critical resources.  An expanded “public charge” definition would include those who participate in additional safety net programs, including Medicaid and SNAP.

If you have questions, or would like more information, please feel free to contact the Dean of Students’ Office: 617-228-2408.

Friday, November 16, 2018

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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.

Friday, September 21, 2018

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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.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

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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.

Friday, June 29, 2018

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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.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

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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.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

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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.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

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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).

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

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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.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

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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.

Friday, February 23, 2018

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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.

Friday, February 16, 2018

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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.

Friday, January 5, 2018

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Supporting English Language Learners at Every Step

On Thursday, November 2, 2017, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) faculty and staff gathered for Fall 2017 Professional Development Day to share research findings on best practices for teaching English as a Second Language (ESL), and to collaborate across departments, disciplines and work areas in developing an integrated experience for the College’s English Language Learners (ELL) so that they have the ability to excel in their professional goals beyond graduation.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

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A Compelling Conversation with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

At home in a gym, basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was greeted in familiar fashion by a packed house of spectators. Rather than walking onto the court, though, the NBA’s all-time leading scorer and six-time NBA champion took to the stage to address the audience on one of the most socially relevant and politically controversial topics facing our nation today in his talk: “Muslims: Misunderstood, Misrepresented and Maligned in the U.S.”

Monday, October 30, 2017

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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.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

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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.

Monday, September 25, 2017

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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.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

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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 be one of ten campuses across eight states to welcome international exchange participants to campus for the 2017-2018 academic year as part of the Community College Initiative (CCI) Program. The students will study Early Childhood Education, Fire and Safety and Entrepreneurship.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

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BHCC Faculty Connects African American History to Pedagogy through the Fifth Annual MAAH Summer Institute

The Fifth Annual Museum of African American History (MAAH) Summer Institute, held August 16-18, 2017, brought together Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) faculty for an in-depth introduction to Boston’s MAAH and its historic sites, presentations by renowned scholars of African American History and pedagogical workshops designed to help educators translate this rich historical content into curriculum units, lesson plans and classroom use for their students.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

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A Note to the BHCC Family on Charlottesville

Dear Members of the Bunker Hill Community College Family, In the aftermath of the fatal violence in Charlottesville, VA, and in anticipation of the demonstrations in Boston this weekend, I am reaching out to you in peace and in the spirit of community. I observe with great sadness that this is the third letter of this nature I have penned in the last year, in an attempt to remind one another of our humanity and to bind us once again to the College’s mission of learning, and its values of kindness, inclusiveness, equity and social justice.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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Provost James Canniff Named ACAO Digital Fellow

Dr. James F. Canniff, Provost and Vice President of Bunker Hill Community College, is among 32 provosts and chief academic officers (CAOs) selected to participate in the Association of Chief Academic Officers (ACAO) Digital Fellows Program. The ACAO Digital Fellows Program, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is a year-long opportunity designed to provide provosts and CAOs with critical information, effective resources and tested strategies to help them and their faculty understand and adopt high quality digital courseware.

Friday, July 14, 2017

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BHCC Celebrates Adult Basic Education Student Achievement

On Saturday, June 17, in historic Bellingham Square, Chelsea, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) returned to its former Chelsea Campus to celebrate the students completing their coursework in the Adult Basic Education (ABE) program. BHCC President Pam Eddinger and Alice Murillo, Associate Provost of BHCC’s Chelsea Campus, welcomed family members, guests, faculty and staff to the celebration in recognition of the 231 students and their achievements.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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President Eddinger on “Food for Thought”

In an article titled “Food for Thought” for The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) online publication ACCT Now Trustee Quarterly: Perspectives, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) President Pam Eddinger points to hunger and homelessness as the next hurdles for community colleges when it comes to retention and student success. A recent report released by the Wisconsin HOPE Lab and the Association of Community College Trustees found that two thirds of students struggle with food insecurity and one third are regularly hungry. The same survey was conducted at BHCC echoing similar results.

Friday, June 9, 2017

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Pinning Ceremony Marks the Passage from Student to Nurse

On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, thirty-six graduates of BHCC’s Registered Nurse program received pins to mark their passage from the student role to the practical role. The tradition of the nursing pin and the ceremonial pinning originated in the 1860s at the Nightingale School of Nursing at St. Thomas Hospital in London. The pin of each school of nursing is unique, and only graduates of that school may wear the pin as a statement that they have completed that program. BHCC’s pin is a hexagon depicting the Bunker Hill monument.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

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Pinning New Graduates of the Medical Imaging Program

On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, Medical Imaging Program graduates celebrated the completion of their studies at their Pinning Ceremony, a time-honored imaging school tradition dating back to the beginning of the twentieth century. Forty-eight graduates received pins to mark their passage from student technologist to clinical practitioner. The pins depict a caduceus, the symbol of healthcare, and are designed in gold-plate with a red stone for BHCC’s program.

Friday, June 2, 2017

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Close to 300 Students Sought Employment Through CareerConnect’s Technology & Retail Nights

On April 20 2017, Bunker Hill Community College hosted its third Technology Night. This installment of a series of spring career fairs is an evening specifically targeting opportunities in the tech industry. This event drew 146 BHCC students and alumni as well as 12 employers and tech recruiters. This was an excellent opportunity for students and recent graduates to socialize and connect with their peers, industry professionals and employers to learn the newest employment trends as well as discover career pathways and opportunities.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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Global Graduates

On Friday, May 12, 2017, 12 students from eight countries celebrated the culmination of a year of hard work at Bunker Hill Community College. They came to Boston from countries as far-flung as Pakistan, India, Indonesia, Colombia, Turkey, Egypt, South Africa and Ghana. The students were part of a U.S. Department program called the Community College Initiative Program (CCIP) aimed at promoting partnerships and resource sharing among global communities.

Monday, May 22, 2017

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Massachusetts House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo Addresses Bunker Hill Community College Graduates

Massachusetts House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo delivered the keynote address today at the Forty-third Commencement exercises of Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC). The full house of graduates, family and friends gathered to celebrate 1613 degree and certificate recipients, including those who completed their programs from summer 2016 through spring 2017, and those on track to complete their programs during summer 2017.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

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Dual Enrollment Students on the Fast -Track to Success

More than 700 students from more than 50 local high schools participated in dual enrollment courses this year. Hundreds of these students and their families celebrated their accomplishment on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, with cheers and applause. The event took place in the College’s Health & Wellness Center gym, and was followed by a summer barbeque-style reception with a photo-booth and graffiti wall, and a video featuring many of the program participants.

Friday, May 19, 2017

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Bunker Hill Community Colleges Hosts Family of Henrietta Lacks

Shirley Lacks and David “Sonny” Lacks, active representatives of their family’s story, captivated BHCC students, faculty, staff and visitors on April 27, 2017, with the story of their matriarch’s contribution to modern medicine–made without her knowledge or consent, as author Rebecca Skloot portrays in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. The Lacks family spoke as part of the One Book program, which brings the entire College community together to read the same book over the course of an academic year.

Monday, May 1, 2017

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BHCC Students Named to Phi Theta Kappa’s All-Massachusetts Academic Team

Thirty-two of the highest academic achievers of the community college system were named to the Phi Theta Kappa All-Massachusetts Academic Team. Among the students honored were BHCC’s Nadine Borges and Linh Dang. The students were presented with medallions and certificates at the Grand Staircase of the Massachusetts State House, accompanied by their families, community college presidents, Phi Theta Kappa college staff, legislators and staff. Phi Theta Kappa is the International Honor Society of Two-Year Colleges. Students with grade point averages of 3.5 or higher are invited to join Phi Theta Kappa.

Friday, April 14, 2017

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Bunker Hill Community College Learn and Earn Program Receives Deval Patrick Award

Bunker Hill Community College received the Deval Patrick Prize for Community Colleges in recognition of its Learn and Earn experiential education and internship program. The annual award from The Boston Foundation acknowledges progress and excellence made by community colleges in establishing employer partnerships and career pathways. Former Governor Deval Patrick presented the award in the amount of $50,000 to President Pam Eddinger on March 22, 2017.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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Exploring Race, Representation and Redefining Black Identity with Hakim Raquib

Boston-based photographer Hakim Raquib aims to negotiate current perspective on race and blackness. Hakim Raquib: Determined Blackness featured contemporary digital mixed-media works that explore historically-determined images of masculinity and social status. Presented as part of BHCC’s Black History Month Celebration, the exhibition ran from February 6 – 28, 2017, at the Mary L. Fifield Art Gallery.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

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Bunker Hill Community College Named to Victory Media’s 2017 Military Friendly® Schools List

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) has earned the 2017 Military Friendly® School designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM JobsSM, and Military Spouse. First published in 2009, Military Friendly® Schools is the most comprehensive, powerful resource for veterans today. Each year, the list of Military Friendly® Schools is provided to service members and their families, helping them select the best college, university, or trade school to receive the education and training needed to pursue a civilian career.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

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BHCC President and Integrated Marketing and Communications Division Win Regional Marketing and Public Relations Awards

BHCC President Pam Eddinger was honored at the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) District 1 Conference as this year’s recipient of the Pacesetter of the Year award. The award recognizes a community college president or CEO who has demonstrated special leadership and support in marketing and public relations. As recipient of the District 1 award, President Eddinger is automatically submitted as a nominee for the national award, to be presented at the national conference in March 2017.

Monday, December 19, 2016

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Single Stop Announces Social Innovation Fund Study Results and Latest Performance Numbers

At a press conference on November 30, Single Stop USA, the national nonprofit focused on eradicating poverty through connecting those in need to the more than $1 trillion in available governmental programs and resources, announced the results of a recent study into the organization’s effect on student achievement and success. The Social Innovation Fund-sponsored study was funded through New Profit and spearheaded by independent evaluators at RAND. The study observed low income, first-time college students and tracked Single Stop programs at 11 community college campuses. Overall, the evaluators found that students who use Single Stop are more successful than their counterparts who do not. Additionally, year-to-year persistence rates increased by as much as 11% over those students who did not take advantage of Single Stop’s services.

Monday, December 5, 2016

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Bunker Hill Community College Defines Community

“We are Community. We are BHCC.” This phrase serves as a reminder to the Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) community that we stand as one, and affirms our commitment to a safe and inclusive campus for all students. Three of BHCC’s Institutional Values—Inclusiveness and Equity; Civic Engagement and Service; and Kindness and Respect all—go hand in hand with the significance of “We are Community. We are BHCC.”

Monday, November 21, 2016

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Hack.Diversity Initiative Seeks to Bring Diversity to Boston Technology Industry

The New England Venture Capital Association announced today a new venture that seeks to improve diversity in the area’s top STEM companies. The initiative’s pilot will place twenty black and Latino students from Bunker Hill Community College, UMass Boston and Worcester Polytechnic Institute in internships at Carbonite, DataXu, Hubstop and Vertex this spring. Interns will be paired with a senior-level black or Latino mentor at their corporation to provide coaching and support.

Friday, November 18, 2016

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A Post-Election Note from the College President

Dear BHCC Community, I am moved to write to you today after a troubled year of racial strife, followed by an unprecedented election season. It has been four decades since I came to the United States with my family, drawn by educational opportunities and the idea of freedom. That dream has proven to be as idyllic as it was arduous. But it is not until this past year that I have witnessed, in full relief, the shining promise and the abysmal darkness in the making of the American Dream. Many at the College have wondered about our way forward. What path do we follow as individuals, and as a community of scholars?

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

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Bunker Hill Community College Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration Wraps Up

Bunker Hill Community College celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 October 15, 2016. A series of events that honored the history, art and culture of Hispanic and Latino Americans was held at the College’s Charlestown Campus and at its campus in Chelsea, one of three cities in Massachusetts with a majority Hispanic or Latino population. Faculty integrated the month’s themes into their art and science curricula.

Monday, October 24, 2016

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U.S. Department of Education Awards $1.7M AANAPISI Grant to Bunker Hill Community College

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) has received a $1.7 million grant from the United States Department of Education’s Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) program, created to expand the capacity of educational institutions to serve these populations as well as low-income individuals. The funds, to be awarded over five years, will impact the College’s large and growing population of Asian American and low-income English language learners.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

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Exchange Participants Build Workforce and Leadership Skills at Bunker Hill Community College

Exchange students arrived at Bunker Hill Community College, one of 14 colleges across 11 states, to participate in the 2016-2017 Community College Initiative (CCI) Program. A program of the U.S. State Department, the CCI Program provides participants with quality education at U.S. community colleges and is designed to build technical skills, enhance leadership capabilities and strengthen their English language proficiency.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

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Bunker Hill Community College Awarded $1.2M Trio Talent Search Grant by U.S. Department of Education

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) has received a $1.2 million federal TRiO Talent Search Grant from the United States Department of Education. The funds, to be awarded over five years, will support the College’s TRiO Program, which provides college access services to prospective low-income, first-generation college students from Chelsea Public Schools as well as to local youths who have left high school and wish to return to school. Since 2011, the TRiO Chelsea Program has provided academic advising, career exploration, financial literacy, college visits and college and financial aid application support to more than 1,000 Chelsea youths from grades 7-12.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

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Bunker Hill Community College Awarded $1.2M Grant for Nursing Scholarships

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) has received a $1.2 million grant from the United States Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The funds, to be awarded over four years, will provide scholarships for full-time Registered Nursing students from economically or academically disadvantaged backgrounds. Of the 78 grants awarded, BHCC is the only community college and the only institution in Massachusetts to receive a grant.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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Bunker Hill Community College Honor Society Wins Multiple Awards

Alpha Kappa Mu, Bunker Hill Community College’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK), won multiple awards at two recent PTK events. Alpha Kappa Mu was honored as one of three five-star Chapters in Massachusetts, one of only 10 five-star Chapters in the New England Region and one of the Top 100 Chapters nationwide. It received the Distinguished Chapter Award, winning second place overall in the region. In addition, AKM won its first-ever International Hallmark Award, and first place overall for its Honors in Action Project “Power of the Heart.” AKM also won first place in the “Ideas and Ideologies” category and received a Distinguished Honors in Action Project Award.

Friday, June 3, 2016

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Gearing Up for Summer Jobs and Internships with Help from Professional Threads

Securing that first job is one of the biggest challenges faced by soon-to-be graduates. Professional Threads, a campus event produced by the career services team each semester, helps take the guesswork and stress out of assembling a professional look. Held on March 28 in D-Lounge, just in time for the Spring Job and Internship Fair, the event supplied students with coaching on personal presentation, networking and all the other elements that contribute to professional success.

Friday, May 20, 2016

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Bunker Hill Community College Hosts Acclaimed Author of The Unknown Americans

Cristina Henríquez captivated the Bunker Hill Community College audience of students, faculty, staff and visitors on April 28, 2016, with the story of her development as a writer and the discovery of her Panamanian roots. She spoke as part of BHCC’s One Book program, which brings the entire College community together to read a single book over the course of an academic year. This year, members of the College community read Henriquez’ award-winning novel of immigrant life, The Book of Unknown Americans.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

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Bunker Hill Community College Intern at Raytheon Wins National Internship Award

John Michael Kawooya, a BHCC student working as an intern at Raytheon in Waltham, Massachusetts, has won the national Two-Year Program Student Achievement Award from the Cooperative Education and Internship Association (CEIA). This is the second consecutive year that a BHCC student has won the award. Jared Standish, who interned at EMC in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, took home the prize last year. Both students were part of the College’s Learn and Earn program, which offers students paid internships at top companies in Greater Boston.

Friday, April 29, 2016

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Bunker Hill 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 85th Annual Conference. This year’s theme was “Pathways to Excellence in Diagnostic Imaging.”

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

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Bunker Hill Community College Publication Wins National Communications Award

An admissions welcome kit created by Bunker Hill Community College earned a silver award in the national communications contest sponsored annually by the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR). The awards, which honor outstanding achievement in communications at community and technical colleges, were announced on March 13 at the NCMPR National Conference in St. Louis, Missouri.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

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No Actual Cupcakes but Lots of Entrepreneurial Advice

Students streamed into the BHCC Auditorium on March 22, 2016, to see 33-year-old entrepreneur Johnny Earle, a.k.a. Johnny Cupcakes, taking selfies with fans in the audience. Meanwhile, Cupcake team members were handing out promotional items at the door. The self-taught businessman, it turns out, had some sound advice for Bunker Hill students, as he presented his success story, and got laughs from the audience. The BHCC Student Government Association had made a wise choice in bringing him to campus.

Monday, April 4, 2016

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Bunker Hill Community College Welcomes Sybrina Fulton, Mother of Trayvon Martin

During a daylong visit to Bunker Hill Community College that included a classroom visit, a luncheon with students and faculty members and an address in the College gymnasium, Sybrina Fulton told students, “Protect your life. It is a valuable gem.” Fulton is the mother of Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old high school student killed in a violent confrontation in 2012 in Sanford, Florida.

Monday, March 28, 2016

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Bunker Hill Community College Students Win Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Awards

Bunker Hill Community College students Tung Doan and Sondos Alnamos have been honored by the international honor society Phi Theta Kappa (PTK). Doan was honored by PTK as a 2016 Coca-Cola New Century Scholar for having earned the top All-USA Community College Academic Team score in Massachusetts. Alnamos was named a 2016 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Bronze Scholar for having scored in the top 150 in the All-USA Community College Academic Team competition.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

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BHCC Student Vets Attend Elite Colleges through Posse Foundation

The Posse Foundation has selected Gregory Hardy and John Brindisi as Posse Veterans Scholars for their leadership in their places of work, communities and families. Each Posse Veterans Scholar attends Vassar College, Wesleyan University or Dartmouth College with a “posse” of 10 fellow veterans on a four-year, full-tuition leadership scholarship. Brindisi will attend Vassar College in fall 2016; Hardy will attend Wesleyan University.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

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Bunker Hill Community College Men’s Basketball Team Wins State Championship

For the first time in 11 years, the Bunker Hill Community College Men’s Basketball team has won the Massachusetts Community College Athletic Association statewide championship. During the season the Bulldogs sustained a ten-game winning streak, secured wins against the New England powerhouse Community College of Rhode Island for the first time in the College’s history, and rose to 8th position in Division III of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) rankings.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

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Bunker Hill Community College Gets Up Close with Nightline’s Byron Pitts

Byron Pitts addressed an audience of students, faculty, staff and guests at Bunker Hill Community College on February 18, 2016, as part of the College’s long-running Compelling Conversations speaker series. In an upbeat and hopeful talk, the co-anchor of ABC’s Nightline shared his story of growing up in East Baltimore in a single-parent household and struggling to learn how to read and write.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

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Bunker Hill Community College Men’s Basketball Team Ranked in Top Ten Nationally

For the first time in Bunker Hill Community College history, the Bulldogs, the College’s men’s basketball team, have made the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) National Top Ten. The Bulldogs are ranked 8th in Division III. “We have a deep bench of skilled, athletic and happy players who work hard every game. That combination makes us difficult to beat,” said men’s basketball Head Coach Nkrumah Jones, ’01.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

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State and Local Leaders to Collaborate on Higher Ed Plans for Chelsea

Political, business, community and education leaders met at the Chelsea Campus of Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) on January 12, 2016, to discuss plans for greater collaboration in meeting the educational needs of Chelsea’s large Latino community. Attending the gathering were owners of the local businesses, local and state education leaders, members of Chelsea’s city council and School Committee and representatives of nonprofit organizations, as well as faculty members, the president, two vice presidents, and other top administrators from BHCC.

Friday, January 22, 2016

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BHCC Students Get Dressed for Success—with a Little Help from Their Friends

Competing for jobs is tough. But thanks to the College’s Learn and Earn program, BHCC students are prepared to succeed. On October 29, just in time for the College’s Job Fair and the December Learn and Earn internship interviews, 130 students attended a fashion event called Professional Threads from 12 to 2 p.m. in D-Lounge. The majority of the students were business, general concentration and science/engineering majors; most were in the equivalent of their first year at BHCC.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

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BHCC Business Students Inducted into International Business Honor Society

On December 15, 2015, in the BHCC Auditorium, 93 BHCC business students were inducted into Eta Mu, the first BHCC chapter of the Alpha Beta Gamma International Business Honor Society (ABG). Provost and Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs James Canniff, Interim Dean of Professional Studies and Workforce Development Wayne Wormley and Associate Professor and Department Chair of Business Administration Tony Fontes spoke at the event. Eta Mu’s newly elected officers then presented certificates to the new members.

Friday, January 8, 2016

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Bunker Hill Community College Celebrates Veterans Day with Author Sebastian Junger

Award-winning journalist, documentary filmmaker and best-selling author Sebastian Junger, who saw combat while embedded with U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan, visited Bunker Hill Community College on November 12 in honor of Veterans Day. Junger shared his experiences as a war reporter and filmmaker. He has covered major international news stories for Vanity Fair and ABC News and directed the documentaries Restrepo and Korengal, based on his experiences in Afghanistan.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

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Deputy Secretary Raskin Talks Money with BHCC Students

U.S. Treasury Deputy Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin visited Bunker Hill Community College on October 23 to talk with students about student loans and college affordability. “You are putting the most important thing first—your education,” said Raskin, who listened to students’ stories about their struggles to pay for school, answered their questions and recommended visiting studentaid.gov, the Federal Student Aid website.

Friday, October 30, 2015

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Tavis Smiley Energizes Bunker Hill Community College Audience

Talk show host and bestselling author Tavis Smiley kicked off Bunker Hill Community College’s annual Compelling Conversations speaker series on Thursday, October 22, with an upbeat talk about optimism and hope that brought cheers and laughter from the audience. Before the lecture, Smiley enjoyed a lunch with students and staff in the College art gallery and met with students in Professor James Rogash’s journalism class. Smiley answered student questions and told them the best journalists are “generous listeners.”

Friday, October 23, 2015

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Bunker Hill Community College Welcomes New International Exchange Students

Twelve international students have arrived at Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) as part of the Community College Initiative Program (CCIP). A program of the U.S. State Department, CCIP provides participants with quality educational study at U.S. community colleges. The program is designed to build technical skills, enhance leadership capabilities and strengthen English language proficiency. Since 2013, 35 students, who have completed more than 2,800 hours of volunteer service, have participated through BHCC, one of 17 host campuses. CCIP participants, especially women, are recruited from underserved and under-represented communities.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

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Five BHCC students and one staff member named PIC Achievers

Boston Private Industry Council (PIC) held their 2015 PIC Achiever Awards on September 16, 2015. The Achiever Awards are “given to those who exemplify the PIC's mission of connecting the youth and adults of Boston to the mainstream economy through education and employment.” Among the winners were current students Kendra Castillo, Rachel Marshall and Glendy Rodriguez, BHCC graduates Adullahi Macalin Tuusuf and Josue L. Morales, and BHCC staff member Elva Green. Congratulations to our students and staff.

Friday, September 18, 2015

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BHCC Launches New Gas Utility Technology Degree Option Program

BHCC’s Computer Information Technology Department will offer a Gas Utility Technology degree option program to students beginning fall 2015. Part of the College’s effort to identify and close workforce gaps, the program will help produce qualified individuals to replace aging baby boomers scheduled to retire from the utility industry. Nearly 40 percent of the utility industry workforce will be eligible to retire in the next five years, while significant growth is forecasted for the Northeast’s natural gas infrastructure construction sector.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

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Celebrating 10 Years of Taking a Stand

On May 21, 2015, STAND—Students Taking a Stand for Nursing Diversity—celebrated ten years of supporting, developing and guiding students into nursing careers at an event in the College’s gym. Current and past students, as well as family, friends, faculty and staff attended, as did representatives of the Boston Public Schools, Somerville High School and community partners. The students received certificates of completion—along with gifts and a cake.

Friday, June 12, 2015

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Allied Health Students Get Ready to Serve

Thirty-eight Allied Health Certificate students graduated and twenty-one received pins on Friday, May 15, 2015, in the Community Room at BHCC’s Chelsea Campus. The program prepares students to become healthcare providers. Family and friends joined in the celebration of the students’ completion of the program, as each student was pinned and given a rose to signify the transition from student to practitioner. “I am excited to apply all that I have learned. I am so proud to be standing here today,” said one student.

Friday, June 12, 2015

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Celebrating 20 Years of Adult Basic Education at BHCC

On Wednesday, May 27, 2015, graduates of the Bunker Hill Community College Adult Basic Education (ABE) program marked the completion of their studies at a celebration on the Charlestown Campus. President Pam Eddinger, BHCC Board of Trustees member Hung Goon, and ABE program director Toni Borge congratulated the graduates on their achievement. President Eddinger noted that 2015 is the 20th anniversary of the ABE initiative, which offers classes for adults to develop English language proficiency along with training in the skills needed for a successful transition to college. The program is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Thursday, June 11, 2015