Press Release

Bunker Hill Community College Professor Wins Cisco Awards

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Donna Akerley-Procopio, a professor in Bunker Hill Community College’s Computer Information Technology Department, has been recognized by Cisco Systems for her excellence in teaching and for her 15 years of dedicated service.

Donna Ackerley-ProcopioAkerley-Procopio was named number one Instructor/Cisco Certified Network Associate Security Specialist in the U.S./Canada Region. She earned the award for excellence in teaching, and received a pin and certificate commemorating her accomplishment along with a special listing on the Cisco NetSpace Recognition Program website.

Akerley-Procopio was also named an Instructor/Excellence Expert by Cisco for being among the top 10 percent of instructors globally. In addition, Akerley-Procopio received the 15 Years of Service Award for her long-term service to Cisco.

“The CIT Department, the Professional Studies division, and Bunker Hill Community College are fortunate to have Donna working on our behalf. We are grateful for her continued commitment to professional development,” said James F. Canniff, BHCC Provost and Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs.

On behalf of the Cisco Networking Academy Rewards and Recognition Program, Catherine Stanley, Program Manager of Corporate Affairs, thanked Akerley-Procopio for her “exceptional effort and contributions to her students’ success.”

Bunker Hill Community College offers an Associate in Science degree in Computer Information Technology, as well as myriad options that prepare students for transfer to four-year colleges or universities. They include: the Mobile App Development Certificate Programs; the Cisco Systems CCNA (Fast-Track) Certificate Program; the Data Management (Fast-Track) Certificate Program; the Gas Utility Technology Degree Option Program; the Health Information Technology Certificate Program; and the Health Information Networking Certificate Program. For more information, visit

Cisco’s Networking Academy Rewards and Recognition Program celebrates the accomplishments of community members who deliver outstanding results and make long-term investments in the vision of the Networking Academy program. With headquarters in San Jose, California, Cisco Systems, Inc., designs, manufactures and sells networking equipment. It is the largest networking company in 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).