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Apr

19

2018

Building Communities of Struggle with Angela Davis

Political scholar, activist and author Angela Davis spoke at Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) on Thursday, March 29, 2018, as part of the College’s Difficult Dialogues series.

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Apr

12

2018

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.

Apr

3

2018

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).

Mar

27

2018

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.

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Mar

23

2018

BHCC Brings Issues of DACA, TPS and Undocumented Students to the Table

On March 16, 2018, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) hosted nearly 100 educators, guidance counselors and community-based service personnel to discuss academic advising, trauma-sensitive education and legal issues for students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Undocumented immigration status.

Mar

6

2018

Boston-Area Employers Recruit Business and STEM Students at BHCC Spring Career Fairs

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) Career Services announces spring 2018 career fairs.

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Feb

23

2018

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.

Feb

16

2018

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.

Feb

13

2018

NPR’s Michele Norris on The Race Card Project

As part of Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC)’s Black History Month Celebration, NPR Journalist Michele Norris spoke on Thursday, February 8, 2018, on her motivations behind creating The Race Card Project.

Feb

9

2018

BHCC Celebrates Black History Month with NPR Journalist Michele Norris

NPR journalist and author of The Grace of Silence Michele Norris spoke at Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) on Thursday, February 8, 2018, kicking off the College’s annual Black History Month celebration.

Jan

29

2018

Dean Catallozzi Addresses the Role of High School GPA in the College Placement Process at the Boston Foundation

On Thursday, January 25, 2018, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) Dean of Humanities and Learning Communities Lori Catallozzi joined leaders from three organizations working to improve academic performance and outcomes for a presentation and panel discussion on “Raising Students’ GPAs in High School and College.”

Jan

26

2018

BHCC Early College Programs Receive Preliminary Designation Status from Baker-Polito Administration Along with a $10K Planning Grant

On Tuesday, January 23, 2018, the Baker-Polito Administration announced “preliminary” designation status to 21 early college programs across Massachusetts and awarded more than $80,000 in grants to public colleges, universities and high schools in the midst of developing early college programs.

Jan

22

2018

Request for Response: On-Site Cafeteria, Food Cart and Catering Services

On-Site Cafeteria, Food Cart and Catering Services

Jan

19

2018

Report Advocates for Employment of Community College Students in BioPharma Roles

MassBioEd in Cambridge, MA, released a new report showing a shifting trend in the hiring practices of the bio-pharmaceutical industry that favors candidates with four-year degrees over community college graduates, despite the investment the industry has made in associate degree programs.

Jan

16

2018

BHCC Recognized in New York Times Op-Ed for Leadership in Student Hunger Relief

In an op-ed published by the The New York Times over the weekend, Temple University Education Sociologist Sara Goldrick-Rab recognized Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) for its work distributing meal vouchers to food-insecure students through the College’s “One Solid Meal” program.

Jan

12

2018

In Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

As our nation observes Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 15th, I urge our College community to join the observances in whatever way you find meaningful. We may choose to reflect on progress and work still to be done on social and economic equity, and reaffirm our steadfast commitment to a vibrant and safe teaching and learning environment where diversity is cherished.

Jan

5

2018

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.

Dec

15

2017

Baker Administration and STEM Advisory Council Supports Career Development Experiences for BHCC Students

The Boston Private Industry Council (PIC) is one of a four Massachusetts Workforce Boards to receive a competitive grant from Governor Charlie Baker and the STEM Advisory Council to increase paid internship opportunities for high school students interested in the STEM fields.

Dec

15

2017

BHCC Receives $100K Grant to Develop Center for Cultural Wealth and Equity

On Monday, December 11, 2017, the Baker-Polito Administration announced $1.2 million in Performance Incentive Fund (PIF) grants to sixteen Massachusetts public colleges and universities to make college more affordable and accessible through enhanced digital learning opportunities.

Dec

15

2017

Hurricane Evacuees Receive Massachusetts Tuition Rate and More at BHCC

Earlier this week, the Board of Higher Education approved giving in-state tuition rates through the spring of 2018 to evacuees from hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands who lost their homes after Hurricane Maria devastated the islands in September.

Dec

11

2017

Boston River Run Raises $25K for Andrew Graham Narcus Semper Fi Scholarship Fund

The 2017 Boston River Run brought more than 100 members of the Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) community together on November 12, 2017, to celebrate the life of Corporal Andrew Graham Narcus, a proud U.S. Marine from Sudbury, Massachusetts.

Dec

6

2017

BHCC Celebrates Veterans Day Video

Watch the video highlighting BHCC's Veterans Day series of events.

Dec

4

2017

Request for Proposals: Beverage Pouring Rights

The pouring right is the exclusive rights of a beverage maker or distributor to have its products sold at the institution.

Nov

30

2017

BHCC’s James R.W. (Wick) Sloane Receives Manuel Carballo Governor’s Award for Excellence in Public Service

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC)’s James R.W. (Wick) Sloane was awarded the Manuel Carballo Governor’s Award for Excellence in Public Service on November 17, 2017, at the annual Performance Recognition Program State House Award Ceremony.

Nov

29

2017

BHCC Goes Behind the Scenes at Google

On November 7, 50 Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) students (mostly Computer Science majors) eagerly lined up for a unique look inside Google’s corporate campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The search-engine giant—named number one medium company by The Boston Globe in this year's Top Places to Work—is known for its legendary talent pool and creative workplace culture.

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Nov

28

2017

#GivingTuesday

It’s #GivingTuesday! In the spirit of Giving Tuesday, BHCC would like to share just a few ways to help those in need.

Nov

28

2017

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.

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Nov

21

2017

BHCC Alumna Named American Rhodes Scholar

On Saturday, November 18, Elliot F. Gerson, American Secretary of the Rhodes Trust, announced the names of 32 Americans chosen as Rhodes Scholars. Bunker Hill Community College alumna Tania N. Fabo of Saugus, Massachusetts, received the prestigious award to study how racism shapes the health of African Americans when housing segregation forces them to live in areas with limited access to medical care.

Nov

21

2017

Defining “American” with Jose Antonio Vargas

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and social justice advocate Jose Antonio Vargas spoke at Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) on Thursday, November 16, 2017, as part of the College’s Difficult Dialogues series.

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Nov

17

2017

BHCC Celebrates Veterans Day

In honor of those who served in the United States Armed Forces, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) celebrated Veterans Day 2017 with a weeklong series of events to recognize the military-affiliated community at the College and build awareness of the resources and services available at the College’s Veterans Center.

Nov

14

2017

From Captured Soldier to Free Citizen, Shoshana Johnson Shares Her Journey Home

U.S. Army veteran and first African American female prisoner of war Shoshana Johnson spoke on Thursday, November 9, 2017, as part of the Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC)’s weeklong series celebrating Veterans Day 2017.

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Nov

2

2017

Invitation to Bid: Student Central Renovation

Section 00.11.13 ADVERTISEMENT TO BID The Bunker Hill Community College, the Awarding Authority, invites sealed bids from General Contractors for the Student Central Renovation and Building B Fire Alarm Upgrade in Boston Massachusetts, in accordance with the documents prepared by Goldman Reindorf Architects.

Oct

30

2017

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.”

Oct

27

2017

BHCC Professor Enzo Silon Surin Receives Brother Thomas Fellows Award

Associate Professor Enzo Surin was one of 14 artists named as Brother Thomas Fellow by the Boston Foundation and the Pucker Gallery on Tuesday, October 17, 2017.

Oct

13

2017

BHCC Annual Retreat Prepares College for NEASC Self-Study

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) Faculty and Staff gathered on Friday, October 6, 2017, to prepare for the College’s New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) accreditation process in 2020. The retreat focused on “Approaching the NEASC Self-Study with a Growth Mindset.”

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Oct

13

2017

BHCC Awarded Gold Medallion for Voices of Hunger Campaign by NCMPR

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) received a Gold Medallion in the Special Event or Fundraising Campaign category from the National College Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) organization for collateral produced for the College’s first-ever convening of Voices of Hunger on Campus.

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Oct

13

2017

President Eddinger on NBC NEWS Education Nation Boston

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) President Pam Eddinger joined NBC News Chief Education Correspondent Rehema Ellis last night for a dynamic live town hall on the issues facing young adults after high school, and solutions to ensure their success.

Oct

13

2017

BHCC Among Recipients of Workforce Skills Capital Grants

On Wednesday, October 11, 2017, the Baker-Polito Administration awarded $9.5 million in Workforce Skills Capital Grants to 32 vocational schools, community colleges and traditional public high schools at an event at Nashoba Valley Regional High School. Bunker Hill Community College received $247,566 in grant funding to enhance its General Sonography and Cardiac Sonography Associate Degree programs.

Oct

12

2017

President Eddinger on NBC Boston

Watch the NBC Boston feature on student hunger. President Eddinger talks about link between making food resources available on campus and academic success.

Oct

5

2017

BHCC Continues Dual Enrollment at Malden High School

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) President Pam Eddinger recently welcomed Malden Mayor Gary Christenson, Malden Superintendent of Schools John Oteri and Malden High School Principal Ted Lombardi to the College’s Charlestown Campus to renew the Memorandum of Agreement between Malden High School (MHS) and BHCC.

Oct

4

2017

BHCC Students and Staff Recognized at Boston PIC 2017 Annual Meeting

On Wednesday, September 27, the Boston Private Industry Council (PIC) hosted its 2017 Annual Meeting at the Federal Reserve Bank Auditorium to celebrate the council’s impact this past year and establish next steps to further the agenda of workforce development in Boston.

Sep

27

2017

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.

Sep

26

2017

Lumina Foundation Supports Academic Pathways at BHCC

Lumina Foundation, an independent, private foundation committed to making education beyond high school available to all, announced Boston as one of 17 communities across the country designated as a Talent Hub.

Sep

25

2017

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.

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Sep

14

2017

President Eddinger Addresses Access and Completion for Adult Learners at Washington Monthly Panel Discussion

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) President Pam Eddinger joined New America and Washington Monthly in Washington, D.C., this morning for a panel discussion with some of the most innovative leaders in adult education as featured in the Washington Monthly’s 2017 College Guide.

Sep

14

2017

Bunker Hill Community College Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Bunker Hill community College celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with series of events that honor the power of Latinx voices, including Frontlines: Latinos & Immigration, a special presentation by Emmy award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa. Registration is required. RSVP at bhcc.edu/hhm.

Sep

7

2017

BHCC Kicks Off the Academic Year at Convocation 2017

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) faculty and staff gathered at the College on Thursday, August 31, 2017, to celebrate Convocation 2017, an annual tradition that kicks off the academic year for the College. There they enjoyed breakfast on the Main Plaza and reconnected with their colleagues before heading to the A300 Auditorium for the morning program.

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Sep

7

2017

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.

Sep

3

2017

A Joint Statement from Massachusetts Community Colleges and Boston Public Schools in Support of DACA

Massachusetts was recently named first in the country in terms of its K-12 education and the number of residents with college degrees. We recognize and affirm that excellent education is critical to the Commonwealth’s and America’s future economic vitality. We are committed to the education of all our children and young adults who pass through our doors.

Aug

31

2017

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.

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