Press Release

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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About Bunker Hill Community College
Celebrating 50 years of excellence, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is Massachusetts' largest community college, annually welcoming a diverse community of around 16,000 students. With campuses in Charlestown and Chelsea, BHCC extends its reach across several locations in Greater Boston. BHCC is celebrated for its diversity, boasting a student body where 65% identify as people of color and more than half are women. The College also embraces a global perspective, with over 600 international students representing 90 countries and conversing in more than 65 languages. Our commitment to diversity is further reflected in BHCC's designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI).