Press Release

BHCC Graduate Wins Computer Software Engineering Award

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Truong Than, a 2007 graduate of Bunker Hill Community College, has won the Computer Science Alumni Award for Excellence in Software Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Boston. He received an Associate in Science degree in Computer Science at BHCC in June 2007. While at the College, Than was already a standout student in his field: he won both the Special Achievement and the Academic Excellence Awards from the Computer Science Department.

The Computer Science Alumni Award for Excellence in Software Engineering is awarded annually to a graduating bachelor’s degree student in Computer Science who has an outstanding academic record. The award citation from the University of Massachusetts Boston states: “Truong has distinguished himself in his classes as a mature programmer and as a leader in class projects”…He is enthusiastic about the material he learned and active in answering questions in class and in online forums.”

Than arrived in the United States from Vietnam in December 2003, and enrolled at Bunker Hill Community College in June 2005. Than became a naturalized U.S. citizen in March of this year.

Than will graduate with a BS in Computer Science in Spring 2009. After graduation, he plans to continue his studies at UMass Boston in the Computer Science Masters program.

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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).