Dec

13

2010

Bunker Hill Community College Partner A Finalist for Massachusetts Non-Profit Network Award

The partnership between Bunker Hill Community College and the Pathway Technology Campus (PTC) of Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA) offers a direct pathway into higher education and careers. The IBA was recently honored as a Finalist for the 2010 Massachusetts Non-Profit Network Excellence Awards in the collaboration category. The PTC is an educational and workforce development partnership with Bunker Hill Community College.

Dec

7

2010

Bunker Hill Community College Students Create Production on Social Issues

Students at Bunker Hill Community College will present Shine a Light, an original performance using the arts to speak out on poverty, war, sexual assault, HIV/AIDS and other social issues. The event, free and open to the public, will be at 6 p.m., Friday, December 10, 2010, in the A300 Auditorium on the Charlestown Campus

Dec

6

2010

Bunker Hill Community College Among Fastest Growing in U.S.

Bunker Hill Community College is one of the fastest-growing community colleges in the nation, according to a study released last week by Community College Week. In the category representing the largest community colleges in the country, Bunker Hill Community College ranks no. 27 in terms of enrollment growth– and is the only community college in Massachusetts to make the list. The survey period covers fall 2008 to fall 2009, when enrollment at the College increased by 16 percent.

Nov

22

2010

Actress Rosie Perez to Speak at Bunker Hill Community College

Award-winning actress, choreographer and AIDS activist Rosie Perez will speak at Bunker Hill Community College on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, at 1 p.m. The event, part of the College’s Compelling Conversations speaker series, is free and open to the public, but reservations are required, as space is limited. To reserve a seat, visit the web site: bhcc.mass.edu/speakers-reservations.

Nov

19

2010

Bunker Hill Community College Men's Soccer Team Wins Regional Championship

The men’s soccer team at Bunker Hill Community College finished the season with a 10-5-1 record and, for the first time, won the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division 3, Region 21 championship. Following that victory, BHCC Head Coach and Science Professor Scott Benjamin was named Region 21 Head Coach of the Year for the fifth consecutive season.

Nov

12

2010

Bunker Hill Community College Basketball Season Opens in New Gym

At 6 p.m., Monday, November 15, 2010, the Bunker Hill Community College women’s basketball team, the Lady Bulldogs, will play the first game in the first gymnasium the College has had since opening in 1974. Alfreda Harris, a Basketball Hall of Fame member and a longtime Boston-area college basketball coach, will present the game ball at the start of the women’s game against Bristol Community College. Harris is a former basketball coach for Emerson College, Roxbury Community College and the Shelburne Community Center in Roxbury.

Nov

11

2010

Bunker Hill Community College Opens Veterans Center

Bunker Hill Community College will dedicate its new Veterans Center in a ceremony at noon, Wednesday, November 17, 2010, in the main lobby at the Charlestown Campus. Since the passage of the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Act of 2008 (also known as the “Post-9/11 GI Bill”), the number of veterans at the College has more than doubled to 367.

Oct

26

2010

Board Chair of Bunker Hill Community College Recognized at National Trustees' Conference

Jeanne-Marie Boylan, chair of the Bunker Hill Community College Board of Trustees, was presented with the 2010 Northeast Regional Trustee Leadership Award at the Annual Community College Leadership Congress of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT), held in Toronto, October 20-23rd. The Leadership Award recognizes a trustee whose contributions have affected “the total college program in the community, state or nation.”

Oct

18

2010

College Participates in National Campus Sustainability Day Initiative

Bunker Hill Community College recently participated in National Campus Sustainability Day 2010. This event, held at the Charlestown campus on October 21, 2010, was organized by the College’s student Sustainability Club. The College’s Director of Sustainability, Paul Wolff, provided guidance for the day’s activities

Oct

14

2010

Bunker Hill Community College Alum Joins NBC "Saturday Night Live" Band

The one-time pianist for the Bunker Hill Community College Jazz Ensemble debuted this month on the season premiere of the NBC hit television show “Saturday Night Live.” Tuffus Zimbabwe, a Roxbury native who attended BHCC and went on to graduate from Berklee College of Music, triumphed over 28 other keyboard artists to win a seat in the live band that plays on the show.

Oct

14

2010

Bunker Hill Community College Wins National Science Foundation Grant

Bunker Hill Community College has received National Science Foundation funding to provide international experience for computer information technology students. With the grant, up to eight BHCC students planning to continue their technology degrees at the University of Massachusetts Boston will study next summer at Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland. At the end of the summer, the students will return to attend UMass Boston as juniors in computer science or information technology.

Oct

14

2010

Entrepreneurship Center at Bunker Hill Community College Wins National Recognition

The Community Center for Entrepreneurship at Bunker Community College has been named “People’s Choice” by members of the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), BHCC President Mary L. Fifield announced. The Center’s programs employing social networking were among those recognized.

Oct

11

2010

15th Annual Canstruction Competition Opens October 18, 2010

During the past 14 years, Boston-area design and construction firms have donated nearly 524,000 pounds of food (the equivalent of 399,000 meals) to the Greater Boston Food Bank through their participation in CANSTRUCTION. Thirteen firms will be participating again this year, during the 15th annual event taking place at Bunker Hill Community College starting on Monday, October 18, 2010, and running through Friday, November 5, 2010.

Oct

9

2010

Board Member Gerardo Villacres Keynotes Somerville Chamber of Commerce Meeting

Gerardo Villacrés, a member of the Bunker Hill Community College Board of Trustees, and leading figure in media, marketing and community affairs delivered the keynote address Wednesday, November 3, at the 64th annual dinner of the Somerville Chamber of Commerce. Villacrés is also the co-founder of “El Planeta,” the largest Spanish-language weekly in the Boston area.

Sep

15

2010

Entrepreneurship Center at Bunker Hill Community College Wins National Recognition

The Community Center for Entrepreneurship at Bunker Community College has been named “People’s Choice” by members of the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), BHCC President Mary L. Fifield announced. The Center’s programs employing social networking were among those recognized.

Sep

14

2010

Bunker Hill Community College Fall Enrollment Breaks Another Record

With more than 12,000 students enrolled for the fall semester, Bunker Hill Community College has increased enrollment for the tenth fall semester in a row, BHCC President Mary L. Fifield announced this week. “Compared to this date last year, our current enrollment represents a 12% increase,” Fifield said.

Sep

10

2010

Bunker Hill Community College at Greenfest on Boston City Hall Plaza

Faculty, students, and staff from Bunker Hill Community College showcased their "Living Campus Initiative" at Boston's Greenfest, held August 20-21st. More than 55,000 people visited the two-day festival celebrating the benefits of green, sustainable practices.

Sep

3

2010

New Senior Appointments at Bunker Hill Community College

Bunker Hill Community has made three new Senior Appointments at the College, BHCC President Mary L. Fifield announced this week.

Aug

23

2010

Bunker Hill Community College Receives Major Grant to Help Low-Income Students

Bunker Hill Community College will receive a $276,608 federal TRIO grant to help low-income students, first-generation college students and people with disabilities attend college, BHCC President Mary L. Fifield announced this week. With the support of U.S. Senator John F. Kerry, Jr., twenty Massachusetts colleges received $6 million in federal TRIO funding.

Aug

11

2010

BHCC Again Named "Best Community College" by Boston Spanish weekly El Planeta

For the second year in a row, El Planeta, the largest circulating weekly Spanish language newspaper in Massachusetts, has named Bunker Hill Community College “Best Community College” in its annual “Best Of” survey.

Aug

8

2010

BHCC Student Takes Winning Video to Washington D.C.

April 8, 2010. Boston, MA. Dennis Medina, a Boston police officer attending Bunker Hill Community College, is one of five winners of a video competition for non-traditional students. Medina, along with four other winners, will travel to Washington D.C. in mid-April to meet with federal legislators and policymakers to discuss federal initiatives for helping students complete college.

Aug

2

2010

BHCC Receives Somerville Housing Authority Grant

Bunker Hill Community College received a $23,000 grant from the Somerville Housing Authority to support an innovative educational model targeting residents of Somerville’s Mystic housing project who are currently attending BHCC. The project, funded by the Somerville Housing Authority, and known as SomerPromise will begin in the Fall 2010 semester.

Jul

23

2010

Grand Gold Award to BHCC for Midnight Courses Media Campaign in International Competition

At the annual conference of CASE, held in New York City from July 18-20, Bunker Hill Community College received a top award, Grand Gold, for its Midnight Courses media campaign.

Jun

14

2010

BHCC to Continue College Course Offerings at Malden High School

Bunker Hill Community College and Malden High School will sign a memorandum of agreement at the College on June 15, 2010, to continue offering college courses at Malden High School. Under a pilot program last year, 532 students enrolled in BHCC credit courses during the evening at Malden High School. There were 68 Malden High School students who completed courses at the satellite and the Charlestown campus, earning both high school points for graduation and college credits.

Jun

4

2010

BHCC’s Midnight Courses Media Campaign Receives “Grand Gold” International Award

Bunker Hill Community College won the top award – Grand Gold – from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) for its Midnight Courses media outreach campaign, BHCC President Mary L. Fifield announced today. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices in London and Singapore, CASE is the major professional organization for education professionals in communications, marketing, fundraising and alumni relations.

Jun

1

2010

BHCC To Celebrate 36th Commencement

Boston, June 1, 2010. Bunker Hill Community College will hold its 36th Commencement Exercise on Saturday, June 5th at 11:00 a.m. at the Charlestown campus.

May

25

2010

BHCC Nursing Professor Honored in Boston Globe's Salute to Nurses

Professor Howard Weiner, Ph.D., A.P.R.N., was nominated by one of his students for the Boston Globe’s 8th Annual Salute to Nurses, published on May 2, 2010. “Professor Weiner champions the needs of the psychologically infirm,” wrote BHCC nursing student Scott Schocker. “Professor Weiner has inspired me to seek whatever resources are available in order to treat our patients with professionalism, compassion, empathy and dignity.”

May

24

2010

Nontraditional BHCC Student in Compelling USA TODAY Video Series

A police officer attending BHCC’s midnight courses, a single mother who waitresses 35 hours a week, an aspiring aviation mechanic, a sales assistant, and an Iraq war veteran. All have one thing in common: they are struggling to complete college. And there are millions like them. Policy makers want more college students to graduate; but fewer than half end up getting a degree. Students tell the truth about the steep challenges they face in the revealing documentary series, “Degrees of Difficulty.”

Apr

23

2010

Bunker Hill Community College Receives Award for Promoting Higher Education for Low-Income Youth in Chelsea

Bunker Hill Community College was honored at a special dinner for its leadership role in promoting educational opportunities for at-risk youth. The non-profit organization “Bostonians for Youth” presented the College with the award on April 15, 2010.

Apr

22

2010

Statewide Conference at BHCC Focuses on: Sustainability, the Digital Campus, and Student Engagement.

More than 500 participants came to Bunker Hill Community College on April 9th for the 13th Annual Massachusetts Community College Conference on Teaching, Learning and Student Development. The Conference, whose theme was “Student Success,” offered participants sessions in three different areas: 1) Sustainability, 2) the Digital Campus, and 3) the Culture of Student Engagement.

Apr

12

2010

Bunker Hill Community College Student Represents Massachusetts at National Convention

Keisha Mayers, a Bunker Hill Community College student from Barbados, will represent Massachusetts as a New Century Scholar at the upcoming American Association of Community Colleges (AAAC) convention, April 17-20 in Seattle, BHCC President Mary Fifield announced this week.

Apr

9

2010

BHCC Head of International Center Earns Spot on Two Global Boards

Vilma M. Tafawa, Executive Director of the International Center at Bunker Hill Community College, has been appointed to the Global Council of the Center for Global Advancement of Community Colleges (CGACC), BHCC President Mary L. Fifield announced this week. The Center’s mission is to help community colleges both attract students from around the world and increase global opportunities at community college campuses.

Apr

1

2010

Bunker Hill Community College Research Director Wins Presidential Scholarship

David J. Leavitt, Bunker Hill Community College Director of Institutional Research, has won a Presidential Scholarship for advanced study at the Association of Institutional Research (AIR) Data and Decisions Academy, BHCC President Mary L. Fifield announced this week. The scholarship recognizes BHCC leadership in applying state-of-the-art data tools to strategies to increase student success.

Mar

22

2010

BHCC Dedicates 48,000-Square-Foot Health & Wellness Center

Bunker Hill Community College will dedicate a new Health & Wellness Center on Tuesday, March 23, at 11 a.m., BHCC President Mary L. Fifield announced today. Representing the Commonwealth at the event will be Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray, State Representative Eugene L. O’Flaherty, Division of Capital Asset Management Commissioner David B. Perini, and Secretary of Education Paul Reville. Chair of the BHCC Board of Trustees Jeanne-Marie Boylan will officiate.

Mar

22

2010

Bunker Hill Community College Student Represents Massachusetts at National Convention

Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, Director of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, will be the keynote speaker at Bunker Hill Community College’s 36th commencement exercises, on Saturday, June 5th at 11 a.m. In 2008, Dr. Carson received the nation’s highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Mar

10

2010

Bunker Hill Community College Named to President's Community Service Honor Roll

For the fourth consecutive year the Corporation for National and Community Service honored Bunker Hill Community College with a place on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The Honor Roll recognizes exemplary service to America’s communities.

Feb

10

2010

Bunker Hill Community College: One of Fastest Growing Two-year Colleges

Bunker Hill Community College ranks among the “top 50” fastest growing two-year colleges, according to Community College Week, the leading publication covering two-year institutions of higher education.

Jan

28

2010

Bunker Hill Community College Holds Strategic Planning Conference

Bunker Hill Community College held a strategic planning event on January 20, 2010, to establish the College’s goals for 2010-2013.