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Bunker Hill Community College TRIO-Talent Search Participants Accepted to Colleges

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The TRIO-Talent Search program assisted 150 Chelsea High School students in 2013-2014 with services designed to prepare them for college. An array of two- and four-year colleges, universities, professional colleges, community colleges and colleges of art and design in 13 states have accepted many of the TRIO-Talent Search participants. “We work closely with students and their families to ensure that students are choosing colleges that will be the best fit for them,” said Program Director Austin Gilliland.

The 54 institutions of higher education that have accepted the students include Bentley University, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, MCPHS University, University of Massachusetts Amherst, University of Massachusetts Boston, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, University of Massachusetts Lowell and Yale University, to name a few.

Claire Pizarro, who will attend University at Albany, State University of New York, has been selected as a Bank of America Student Leader for her service to her community. Pizarro will participate in a paid internship with a nonprofit and attend a Student Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C.

TRIO-Talent Search is funded through the U.S. Department of Education. It is operated by BHCC in partnership with Chelsea Public Schools and FUEL Education. For more information, contact the TRIO office, located at the Chelsea High School Library at 617-466-5075, or email Austin Gilliland at agillila@bhcc.mass.edu.

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Bunker Hill Community College is the largest community college in Massachusetts, enrolling approximately 18,000 students annually. BHCC has two campuses in Charlestown and Chelsea, and a number of other locations throughout the Greater Boston area. BHCC is one of the most diverse institutions of higher education in Massachusetts. Sixty-five percent of the students are people of color and more than half of BHCC's students are women. The College also enrolls nearly 600 international students who come from 94 countries and speak more than 75 languages.