Press Release

Bunker Hill Community College Magazine Wins Second Major Award

Friday, January 9, 2009

The 20,000-circulation BHCC Magazine has won its second major quality award in as many years, Mary L. Fifield, BHCC President, announced today. CASE, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, gave the magazine a Gold award for Best Overall Magazine and a Silver award for Best Design for District 1, which includes northeastern United States and parts of Canada. CASE also gave BHCC a Silver award in the Best Poster category for a poster on sustainability.

“CASE sets the standards for publications in higher education, and these awards are a great honor for our College,” Fifield said.  “BHCC is the only community college in District 1 to win a CASE award  in the magazine category this year. This recognition is a major endorsement of the importance of community colleges, which educate nearly half of the undergraduates in the nation.”  Headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices in London and Singapore, CASE is the major professional organization for education professionals in alumni relations, communications, fundraising and marketing. 

CASE will present the awards in March at its northeast regional meeting in Boston.  In 2007, BHCC Magazine won the Paragon Award for Best Magazine from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations.  In 2008, the BHCC communications and creative services staff, which produces the magazine as well as posters and other publications, won a Massachusetts Commonwealth Citation for Outstanding Performance in the state’s Performance Recognition Program. 

“Bunker Hill Community College has so many stories that are important to tell,” said Patricia Brady, BHCC Magazine editor.  “With this encouragement from CASE, we will continue writing those stories and sharing them with the world.”

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About Bunker Hill Community College
With more than 50 years of academic excellence, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is Massachusetts' largest community college, annually welcoming a diverse community of around 16,000 students. With campuses in Charlestown and Chelsea, BHCC extends its reach across several locations in Greater Boston. The College offers associate degrees and certificates, early college and dual enrollment, community education, corporate training, and industry-specific training programs. BHCC is celebrated for its diversity, boasting a student body where 65% identify as people of color and more than half are women. The College also embraces a global perspective, with over 600 international students representing 90 countries and conversing in more than 65 languages. Our commitment to diversity is further reflected in BHCC's designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI).