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Jan
4
2019

BHCC Invests in Cultural Wealth by Supporting Asian/Pacific Islander Students

In an article in Community College Daily on the unique challenges community colleges face in addressing the needs of Asian/Pacific Islander (API) students, President Pam Eddinger shares how Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is leading efforts to reduce the achievement gap of its API students by focusing on their cultural wealth.

Jan
9
2019

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.
Jan
11
2019

Pinning Ceremony Marks Passage from Student to Nurse

On Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 38 graduates from the Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) Registered Nursing program received pins to mark their passage from the student role to the practical role.
Jan
15
2019

Invitation to Submit Bid for BHCC Pedestrian Sidewalk and Ramp Improvements

Jan
18
2019

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.

Jan
22
2019

Request For Proposal Bookstore Management Services

Jan
28
2019

BHCC Alumni Recognized at BIDMC Annual MLK Celebration

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) registered nursing alumna Afi Alfred was honored as a YMCA Achiever for her contributions to her community at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) 30th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration.
Feb
4
2019

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.
Feb
8
2019

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.”
Feb
12
2019

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.

Feb
15
2019

President Eddinger Testifies at Ways and Means Subcommittee Hearing in Washington, D.C.

On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) President Pam Eddinger, Ph.D., testified at the Ways and Means subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures hearing in Washington, D.C., on how middle class families are faring in today’s economy.

Feb
21
2019

BHCC Highlights from Achieving the Dream’s Annual Conference

Feb
21
2019

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.”

Feb
26
2019

More BHCC Highlights from Achieving the Dream’s Annual Conference

Bunker Hill Community College student Cam Do, along with seven students from all over the U.S., were recognized at last week’s Achieving the Dream (ATD) conference in Long Beach. Do wrote a poem about her journey from Vietnam to the United State in search of an education. She recited her poem during the ATD opening ceremony in front of 2000 people.
Mar
1
2019

Tackling Equality with Former NFL Player Wade Davis

Former NFL cornerback and equality advocate Wade Davis spoke on Thursday, February 28, 2019, as part of Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC)’s Compelling Conversations series. A thought leader and public speaker on gender, race and orientation equality, Davis is the NFL’s first LGBT inclusion consultant.

Mar
5
2019

NFL’s LGBT Inclusion Consultant Wade Davis speaks on intersectionality at Bunker Hill Community College

BOSTON, March 5, 2019—Former NFL cornerback and equality advocate Wade Davis addressed the Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) community on Thursday, February 28, 2019, as part of the College’s Compelling Conversation series.

Mar
7
2019

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.

Mar
8
2019

BHCC Celebrates Black History Month

BHCC celebrated Black History Month with a series of events centered around the theme, “Honoring our Shared History.”
Mar
12
2019

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.
Mar
12
2019

Roxane Gay reads from her book “Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body”

Author and cultural critic Roxane Gay spoke on Thursday, March 7, 2019, as part of Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC)’s Compelling Conversations Series.
Mar
13
2019

Author and Cultural Critic Roxane Gay speaks at Bunker Hill Community College

BOSTON, March 14, 2019Author and cultural critic Roxane Gay spoke on Thursday, March 7, 2019, as part of Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC)’s Compelling Conversations Series.

Mar
14
2019

Commissioner of Higher Education Carlos Santiago to Give Commencement Address at Bunker Hill Community College

Boston, March 13, 2019 – Massachusetts Commissioner of Higher Education Carlos E. Santiago will be the keynote speaker at the Forty-fifth Commencement Exercises at Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) on Thursday, May 23, 2019, on the Charlestown Campus.

Apr
11
2019

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.
Apr
11
2019

BHCC Celebrates Women’s History Month

BHCC Celebrates Women’s History Month with a series of events
Apr
23
2019

BHCC Athletics Unveils New Bulldogs Mascot

BOSTON, April 23, 2019After more than a year of research, reflection and evaluation, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) has revealed a newly designed bulldog mascot to represent the College’s Athletics program. The new BHCC Athletics Bulldog was revealed at the College Faculty/Staff Forum on March 12, 2019.

Apr
24
2019

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”.

Apr
29
2019

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.

Apr
30
2019

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.

May
1
2019

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.
May
3
2019

BHCC Early College Student Awarded Full Scholarship to Curry College

Rosedina Blanc, a senior at Madison Park Technical Vocational High School and a BHCC Early College student, was awarded a four-year scholarship to Curry College.

May
9
2019

BHCC’s Mohamed Sidime Honored as one of “29 Who Shine”

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) student Mohamed Sidime was one of the 29 graduates of Massachusetts public colleges and universities honored at the State House May 03, 2019. Governor Charlie Baker, Secretary of Education James Peyser and Commissioner of Higher Education Carlos E. Santiago attended the “29 Who Shine” ceremony.
May
14
2019

President Eddinger Testifies on Degree Completion in Washington, D.C.

On Wednesday, May 09, 2019 Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) President Pam Eddinger, testified at the House Committee on Education and Labor’s subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Investment. The testimonial focused on the issue of degree completion, improving student outcomes in higher education and the steps BHCC is taking to address the issues students are facing.
May
22
2019

Boston Uncornered Program at BHCC Featured on NBC

On Sunday, May 19, 2019 on NBC Nightly News, Bunker Hill Community College’s Boston Uncornered Program (in partnership with College Bound Dorchester) was featured in an article called, “Unique Boston Program Pays Gang Members to go to School.” The article highlights the idea of paying former gang members to attend college for better opportunities as community core influencers.

May
23
2019

Bunker Hill Community College Honors Class of 2019 at 45th Commencement Ceremony

On Thursday, May 23, 2019, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) awarded 1,754 degrees and certificates to the Class of 2019 at the 45th Commencement Exercises.
May
24
2019

Bunker Hill Community College Offers Cannabis Industry Workforce Development Training Programs

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.

May
28
2019

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.
May
28
2019

BHCC’s Mohamed Sidime on Neighborhood Network News

Mohamed Sidime, a class of 2019 graduate of Bunker Hill Community College and student trustee, was featured on Boston’s Neighborhood Network News with Chris Lovett. Sidime discussed his academic experience and involvement in the community that led him to become of one the Commonwealth’s 29 Who Shine.

May
31
2019

BHCC VMA Faculty Member’s Film Released on HBO

Professor Gustavo Rosa, assistant professor of the Visual Media Arts (VMA) Department wrote and directed a short film named, “Carro” that will be released on HBO this weekend. “Carro” is the story of an undocumented Brazilian immigrant living in the Boston area who decides to buy a car in an effort to better his life before returning home.
Jun
18
2019

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.

Jul
8
2019

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.
Jul
10
2019

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.

Web Story
Jul
31
2019

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.”

Aug
12
2019

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.

Aug
13
2019

Request for Proposal for BHCC – Student Central Video Wall

Notice to Contractors | Classified Legal Advertisement Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Bunker Hill Community College Request for Proposal for BHCC – Student Central Video Wall

Aug
16
2019

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.
Aug
19
2019

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.
Aug
21
2019

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.
Aug
22
2019

BHCC Continues Cannabis Industry Workforce Development Training

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 Tuesday, September 24, 6-9 p.m. at BHCC’s Charlestown Campus.
Aug
23
2019

Exchange Participants Study at BHCC to Develop Global Workforce and Leadership Skills

BOSTON, August 23, 2019 – Bunker Hill Community (BHCC) is pleased to welcome 12 international exchange students to contribute to our vibrant campus community during the 2019-2020 academic year as part of the U.S. Department of State’s Community College Initiative (CCI) Program.

Sep
3
2019

BHCC Faculty and Staff Welcomed Back at Convocation 2019

On Thursday, August 29, 2019, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) faculty and staff members convened in the gymnasium for the College’s annual Convocation celebration to kick off the 2019-2020 academic year.
Sep
26
2019

Mentorship Program with BHCC Students and Merck Enters Its Second Year

On September 17, 13 scientists from Merck Exploratory Science Center in Cambridge were paired with 16 BHCC students in BIO-262, Principles of Molecular Biotechnology.
Sep
30
2019

BHCC Opens the DISH Food Pantry

At Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC), on September 12, 2019, a ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the formal opening of the DISH (Delivering Information, Sustenance, and Health) food pantry to recognize the donors and key people who made the pantry a reality.
Sep
30
2019

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.
Oct
3
2019

Adam J. Foss on Criminal Justice Reform

Criminal justice reform advocate Adam Foss spoke on Thursday, September 26, 2019, kicking off Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC)’s 2019-2020 Compelling Conversations series.
Oct
2
2019

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.
Oct
10
2019

BHCC Early College goes to UMass Boston

On October 8, 2019, the Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) Early College (EC) program collaborated with University of Massachusetts (UMass) Boston’s Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy to facilitate a campus visit for EC students at UMass Boston.

 

Oct
16
2019

BHCC Annual Retreat Centers on The Student Experience

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) faculty and staff along with some BHCC students gathered on Friday, October 2, 2019, to visualize the BHCC Student Experience and explore the ways in which the College supports persistence, retention and success of its students.

 

Oct
17
2019

President Eddinger Offers Perspective on Adult Learners

In an article titled “Don’t Call Our Students Kids!” in Ferris State University’s Perspectives publication for Community College Leadership for the 21st Century, Bunker Hill Community College President Pam Eddinger reminds us that the profile of a community college student has grown complex, and with that complexity, there is potential that must be recognized at the college level.