Dec

27

2012

Board of Trustees Bestows Emerita Title on Retiring President Mary L. Fifield

The Board of Trustees of Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) has recognized Dr. Mary L. Fifield with the title President Emerita, effective July 1, 2013. Fifield, who assumed leadership of the College in 1997, announced September 24 that she would retire as President on June 30, 2013.

Nov

15

2012

One of Four Colleges Awarded the National Gates Foundation Achieving the Dream Catalyst Grant

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) was selected as one of four community colleges in the nation to participate in the new Catalyst Fund grant program and will receive a $215,000 grant.

Oct

19

2012

Bunker Hill Community College Takes Top Communications Awards

Two posters produced by Bunker Hill Community College have won Gold Awards in the annual regional communications competition sponsored by the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR). A Silver Award went to a college promotional video that aired on WBZ-TV, Boston’s CBS station.

Oct

15

2012

Bunker Hill Community College Offers College Preparation Program for Chelsea Students

TRIO-Talent Search, a federally funded program that supports high school students from disadvantaged backgrounds, has launched a special initiative this summer. There is currently space to accept additional students in the program from Chelsea High School.

Oct

3

2012

Bunker Hill Community College Wins Million-Dollar Grant for Nurse Scholarships

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) a four-year, $1,050,000 grant to support the education of nursing students.

Sep

25

2012

President Fifield to Retire From Bunker Hill Community College

After more than 16 years of guiding unprecedented institutional growth and dramatic transformation, Bunker Hill Community College President Mary L. Fifield will retire effective June 30, 2013.

Sep

18

2012

Bunker Hill Community College Salutes Fenway Park at 100

“Take Me Out To The Ball Game: Celebrating Fenway@100,” a new exhibit at the Bunker Hill Community College Art Gallery, opened Monday, September 17, with a multi-media salute to America’s favorite pastime and Boston’s beloved hometown team.

Sep

17

2012

Indonesian Delegation Visits Bunker Hill Community College

A delegation from the Indonesian Ministry of Education visited Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) on September 17, 2012. The Indonesian delegation included: Prof. Dr. Musliar Kasim, Deputy Minister of Education and Culture; Dr. Kacung Marijan, Expert Staff of the Minister for International Cooperation; Prof. Dr. Nizam, Executive Secretary for the Board of Higher Education; Ms. Veronica Endah Wulandari, Head, SubDirectorate for Planning and Foreign Affairs; and Haryo Winarso, Educational and Cultural Affairs Attache at the Indonesian Embassy in Washington D.C.

Sep

11

2012

Bunker Hill Community College Student Poets Published in The Nation Magazine

The current issue of The Nation magazine has published the poetry of five students who were enrolled in a College Writing I class at Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC). The Nation is the oldest continuously published weekly magazine in the country, and is widely recognized in literary circles for its poetry.

Aug

29

2012

Bunker Hill Community College Students Win Scholarships to Northeastern University

Thirteen Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) alumni transferring to the College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University this fall will be awarded $5,000 scholarships. The BHCC graduates will be honored at a scholarship reception at Northeastern University on August 29th.

Jul

13

2012

Bunker Hill Community College Offers College Preparation Program for Chelsea Students

TRIO-Talent Search, a federally funded program that supports high school students from disadvantaged backgrounds, has launched a special initiative this summer. There is currently space to accept additional students in the program from Chelsea High School.

Jun

29

2012

Bunker Hill Community College Student Speaks at 2012 BIO International Convention

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) graduate Ana Maria Ovalle represented the College at the 9th annual Community College program at the 2012 BIO International Convention at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center on June 18th. Ovalle was one of five presenters who spoke on a panel titled “Faces of Success: Our Graduates and their Careers.” She spoke about how her community college experience prepared her for her current paid summer internship at Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company, a Cambridge-based biopharmaceutical company focused on improving cancer treatment worldwide.

Jun

19

2012

Bunker Hill Community College Hosts "Pathways to Success" Seminar

Bunker Hill Community College hosted a seminar on June 12, 2012, that focused on the needs of immigrants who arrive in the United States with specialized education or established careers. The seminar featured a panel of experts who discussed ways in which immigrants can pursue further education, obtain professional licensing or certification, and find suitable employment. The event attracted more than 125 participants representing more than 30 countries.

Jun

11

2012

Bunker Hill Community College to Host Veterans' Expo

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) will be hosting a benefit, job and educational expo for veterans in collaboration with Veterans Affairs’ Boston Healthcare Systems, Bedford VA Medical Center, the Massachusetts Department of Veteran Services and BHCC’s Veterans Center on June 20, 2012 from 1 to 8 p.m.

Jun

5

2012

Bunker Hill Community College Awarded Grant for STEM Scholarships

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) a three-year grant of $536,456 under a program titled “Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM).” BHCC will use the funds to start a student scholars program, “Rewarding Excellence For Leaders in Engineering, Computer Science, and Information Technology” (REFLECT).

Jun

4

2012

Bunker Hill Community College Appoints New Library Director

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) has appointed Dr. Vivica Pierre as Director of the Library & Learning Commons, BHCC President Mary L. Fifield announced today. Dr. Pierre earned her Doctorate of Educational Leadership, Research and Counseling from Louisiana State University.

May

31

2012

Senior Chinese Officials to Visit Bunker Hill Community College

A delegation of 50 senior Chinese government officials participating in the China's Leaders in Development program at the Harvard Kennedy School will visit Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) on June 5, 2012. This visit marks the second year of collaboration between BHCC and Harvard's Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Harvard Kennedy School.

May

31

2012

Bunker Hill Community College Graduates Record Number of Students

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) will celebrate its 38th Commencement on Saturday, June 2, 2012. More than 1,135 students will be graduating, which is an increase of 12.7% compared to 2011, and the largest graduating class to date. Commencement exercises will be held at the Charlestown campus at 11:00 a.m.

May

22

2012

Bunker Hill Community College Holds Biomedical Careers Graduation Ceremony

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) celebrated the graduation of 18 students from the Cambridge Biomedical Careers Program (CBCP) in a ceremony that also marked the 20th anniversary of the program. CBCP is a collaborative effort between BHCC's Workforce Development Center, the Just-A-Start Corporation and the City of Cambridge. It targets low-income Cambridge residents who complete - at no cost - a nine-month intensive 18-credit program that provides the academic background and hands-on skills needed to gain entry-level biotech jobs in the greater Cambridge area.

May

17

2012

Bunker Hill Community College Appoints New Dean

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) has appointed Dr. Valerie T. Smith as Dean of Mathematics, Behavioral and Social Sciences, BHCC President Mary L. Fifield announced today. Dr. Smith earned her Doctorate of Philosophy in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M University-Commerce. She is currently Chair of the Social Sciences Department and Associate Professor of Psychology at Endicott College, in Beverly, Massachusetts. She will join the BHCC staff on August 12, 2012.

May

14

2012

Bunker Hill Community College Administrator Receives Governor's Award

Margaret Bovill-Hawkins, Director of the Student Success Program at BHCC, has been chosen as a 2012 recipient of the Manuel Carballo Governor's Award for Excellence in Public Service. The annual award recognizes ten State employees or groups of employees who exemplify the highest standards of public service. Criteria for selection include exceptional accomplishments, leadership, creativity and innovation.

May

11

2012

Bunker Hill Community College Students Earn Science and Engineering Honors

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.

May

11

2012

State House Ceremony Honors Bunker Hill Community College Graduate

Leticia do Prado, a Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) graduate, was one of 29 outstanding 2012 graduates of Massachusetts community colleges, state universities and the University of Massachusetts honored for both academic achievement and community service at a State House ceremony held on May 10. The State House ceremony was attended by Governor Deval Patrick and state education officials.

Apr

13

2012

Former Astronaut Eileen Collins to Speak at Bunker Hill Community College Commencement

Retired U.S. Air Force Colonel Eileen M. Collins, the first female commander of a NASA space shuttle mission, will speak at Bunker Hill Community College’s 38th Commencement exercises on June 2, 2012. The College expects to graduate its largest class to date.

Apr

9

2012

Bunker Hill Community College Wins National Communications Award

BHCC Magazine, a publication of Bunker Hill Community College, received a Silver award from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) at the organization’s national conference in San Francisco, BHCC President Mary L. Fifield announced today. NCMPR sets the standards for professionals working in the areas of communications, marketing, fundraising and alumni relations at two-year colleges nationwide.

Mar

22

2012

Bunker Hill Community College Nationally Recognized For Fire Science Curriculum

Bunker Hill Community College was honored by the state Department of Fire Services for adopting nationally recognized standards for students majoring in Fire Protection and Safety. The superintendent of the National Fire Academy presented a certificate of recognition to representatives of BHCC at a ceremony held at the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy in Stow, on March 14, 2012.

Mar

9

2012

New Technology Monitors Energy Use at Bunker Hill Community College

Bunker Hill Community College has installed a state-of-the art “building dashboard” in the lobby of its LEED Gold-certified Health & Wellness Center. Resembling a large flat-screen television, the device monitors the building’s energy usage in real time and presents the results in a series of colorful, interactive charts and graphs. BHCC is the only community college in Massachusetts and one of only six nationwide to have adopted this innovative technology pioneered by Lucid Technologies.

Mar

7

2012

Bunker Hill Community College Learning Communities Recognized for Excellence

The Bunker Hill Community College Learning Communities program has received the New England Board of Higher Education’s Robert J. McKenna Award for Program Achievement. The College was recognized at the Board’s 10th annual Excellence Awards celebration on March 2, 2012, at the Marriott Long Wharf hotel in Boston.

Feb

14

2012

BHCC Degree Program First to Earn Pre-Apprenticeship Designation

Bunker Hill Community College's Electric Power Utility Technology (EPUT) program is the first associate degree program in Massachusetts to qualify as a pre-apprenticeship by the Commonwealth's Department of Workforce Development and Division of Apprentice Training, President Mary L. Fifield announced today. Students enrolled in the College's program will now receive additional state certification.

Feb

8

2012

Bunker Hill Community College Learning Communities Earn Top Award

The Bunker Hill Community College Learning Communities program has received the New England Board of Education’s Robert J. McKenna Award for Program Achievement. The College will be recognized at the Board’s 10th annual Excellence Awards celebration on March 2, 2012, at the Marriott Long Wharf hotel in Boston. Other honorees include Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and former Rhode Island Governor Donald Carcieri.

Feb

3

2012

Acclaimed Actress and Humanitarian America Ferrera Speaks on February 16, 2012

America Ferrera, the award-winning actress who is best known for her portrayal of Betty Suarez in the hit comedy Ugly Betty, will speak at Bunker Hill Community College on Thursday, February 16, 2012. Ferrera’s role in this TV show landed her some of the highest accolades in the entertainment industry: an Emmy, a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award, as well as ALMA and Imagen awards.

Jan

11

2012

Bunker Hill Community College Students Win McGraw Hill Video Award

Four students at Bunker Hill Community College shared a national award in the LearnSmart and Win! student video competition, sponsored by McGraw-Hill Education. The four students, who worked together as a group, are: Guzel Bikyanova, Michael Brendel, Jennah Epstein-Kraus, and Kaina Janvier.