Race Supports New Bunker Hill Community College Scholarship
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
More than 850 runners participated in the Boston River Run 5K on Sunday, November 8, 2015, to raise $25,000 for a scholarship at Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC). Race organizer John Narcus, who graduated from the College in 2013, announced at the start of the race that the goal had been met and BHCC President Pam Y. Eddinger gratefully acknowledged the efforts of everyone involved.
BHCC fielded a team of more than 60 runners. Overall top finishers were Jean-Dany Joachim, a Technical Assistant in BHCC Student Activities, and student Julia Wagner. Other top finishers among BHCC students included Shunsuke Haga and Lindsay Scott, and among BHCC faculty/staff, Kevin Stevens, Director of the Veterans Center, and English Department Professor Jenn Cohn.
The race, a spirited, patriotic run that takes place annually on the Sunday prior to Veterans Day, was launched by Narcus four years ago to honor the life of his brother, Colonel Andrew Graham Narcus, a U.S. Marine from Sudbury, Massachusetts. The run begins at the Artesani Park on Soldiers Field Road in Boston and follows a 3.1 mile loop along on the Charles River. It is a family-friendly course that welcomes runners and walkers of all ability levels. To see a video and photos of the event and to learn more, including about next year’s race, visit bostonriverrun.com.
As a student at BHCC, Narcus was the recipient of the Trustees’ Service Award, which recognizes academic achievement and outstanding service to the community. Narcus is currently a student at the University of Massachusetts Boston.
The scholarship funded by the proceeds from this year’s race will be administered by the Bunker Hill Community College Foundation, Inc. The foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to obtain resources to support the College, thereby enabling students with diverse educational, ethnic and cultural backgrounds to benefit from a high-quality, affordable, post-secondary education. For more information, go to bhcc.edu/foundation.
About Bunker Hill Community College
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.