Press Release

Bunker Hill Community College Student Represents Massachusetts at National Convention

Monday, April 12, 2010

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.

The New Century Scholars program is sponsored annually by the AACC, The Coca-Cola Foundation, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, and Phi Theta Kappa. Mayers was the top-scoring student from Massachusetts and will receive a $2,000 scholarship.

Mayers serves on the BHCC Student Government Association, where she has been secretary and vice president of communications.  She is president of The Writers Block, a student club, and is a founder of Females Uniting for Strength and Equality to help students engage in the social, political and economic issues affecting their lives.  Mayers is also a member of the Somerville Women’s Commission. 

“Keisha Mayers is an outstanding young woman whose vibrant passion for life and learning is evident in everything she does,” said Paul E. Moda, coordinator of Student Activities, who nominated Mayers for the scholarship.  “Keisha is committed to using her life as a force for  positive social change.”

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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).