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Bunker Hill Community College Students Earn Science and Engineering Honors

Friday, May 11, 2012

The Society of Latino Engineers and Scientists has recognized Bunker Hill Community College science and engineering students Alejandra Marin, Lewis Taveras, Ana Keough, Hudson Gloria, Kamila Souza and Luis Rodrigues for academic achievement. The Society of Latino Engineers and Scientists is the Boston chapter of MAES, a national organization founded to promote, cultivate, and honor excellence in education and leadership among Latino engineers and scientists.

The six Bunker Hill Community College students were honored along with freshmen and sophomores from MIT, Harvard University, Tufts University, Suffolk University, Boston University, Northeastern University and the University of Massachusetts Lowell at an awards celebration held on April 23, 2012, at the Microsoft Horace Mann Conference Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Engineering majors Gloria, Keough and Souza and biology major Rodrigues are planning to transfer to four-year institutions in fall of 2012. Marin and Taveras are engineering majors who will graduate in May 2013.

All award recipients will be offered mentorship and advocacy through graduate school and career placement.

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Bunker Hill Community College is the largest community college in Massachusetts, enrolling approximately 18,000 students annually. BHCC has two campuses in Charlestown and Chelsea, and a number of other locations throughout the Greater Boston area. BHCC is one of the most diverse institutions of higher education in Massachusetts. Sixty-five percent of the students are people of color and more than half of BHCC's students are women. The College also enrolls nearly 600 international students who come from 94 countries and speak more than 75 languages.