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Bunker Hill Community College Welcomes New Faculty and Staff

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) welcomed new faculty and staff members at the College’s annual Convocation event, held on Thursday, September 2. During the event, BHCC faculty and staff members gathered together to kick off the 2016-2017 academic year, welcome new faculty and staff and engage in the early stages of planning for “the year of the engaged campus.”

Vice President and Provost Dr. James Canniff invited BHCC faculty and staff to a special reception on September 8 in honor of new additions Michelle Bloomer, Dana Brown and Marika Hamilton. “These individuals come to us with impressive credentials and years of experience in higher education,” said Dr. Canniff. “I am pleased to welcome them to the College.”

Michelle Bloomer, Dean of Professional Studies and Workforce Development, comes to BHCC from Middlesex Community College, where she served since 2002, most recently as Assistant Dean of Education and Public Service. Prior to her work in education, Michelle was an attorney; she still devotes time to pro bono legal work. Bloomer holds a B.A. in Economics from Boston College and a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School.

New Executive Director of High School and Community Partnerships Dana Brown joins BHCC from Malden High School, where he served as Principal for 13 years. Focused on forging new pathways for academic success, Brown has worked closely with BHCC for a number of years, leading the charge for BHCC’s Dual Enrollment Program. The program allows Malden High School students to take BHCC courses in MHS classrooms. Brown holds a B.A. in Secondary Education and History from Boston College and an M.Ed. from the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

Marika Hamilton joins BHCC as Executive Director, Academic Services and Registrar. Hamilton has more than 10 years of experience in postsecondary education. She has served as a registrar at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Middlesex Community College and Curry College. Most recently, Marika served as Executive Director, RISE Girl’s Program at Jubilee in Milton, Massachusetts. She has a B. A. in Business from Simmons College and an M.Ed. from Cambridge College.

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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.