BHCC News for 2017
Holiday Spirit Sparkled at BHCC: The Stuff a Cruiser Toys for Tots Toy Drive
The BHCC Office of Public Safety/Campus Police, the Office of Student Activities and AFSCME joined forces to collect and distribute toys to needy children in the Greater Boston community for the second year running.
Invitation to Bid: IT Service
Sealed Invitation for Bids are invited for Information Technology Professional Service at Bunker Hill Community College. Information for Bid Requirements is available in Room B-325, Business Office Bunker Hill Community College, 250 New Rutherford Avenue, Charlestown, MA 02129-2925, as of 10:00AM, January 09, 2017.
Building an Engaged Campus: BHCC and Community Partners Gather for Strategic Planning
Today at BHCC, 250 representatives of BHCC partners, faculty, staff and student leaders gathered in the gym for a morning of strategic planning. Participants engaged in discussion based on a set of guiding questions to help form the College’s next set of high-level, long-range goals.
Bunker Hill Community College’s Learn and Earn Internship Program Selected as a Bellwether Award Finalist
BHCC and Other Community Colleges Spark Senators' Request for Study on Food Insecurity on College Campuses
BHCC Addresses Urban Policing in Communities of Color with Wes Moore
New York Times best-selling author, social entrepreneur and motivational leader Wes Moore spoke on February 23, 2017, on urban policing in communities of color as part of BHCC’s Compelling Conversations series. His presentation, “Policing: The Rise and Rising Up of the Disillusioned” addressed a timely issue central to the College’s mission and institutional values.
Exonerated Boxer Dewey Bozella Gets One More Shot
Wrongfully imprisoned for 26 years, boxer Dewey Bozella spoke on March 2, 2017, sharing his story of injustice and the perseverance, courage and faith that led to his long overdue exoneration. A featured event of BHCC’s Black History Month Celebration, the presentation was part of an ongoing speaker series addressing urban policing in communities of color.
Exploring Race, Representation and Redefining Black Identity with Hakim Raquib
Boston-based photographer Hakim Raquib aims to negotiate current perspective on race and blackness. Hakim Raquib: Determined Blackness featured contemporary digital mixed-media works that explore historically-determined images of masculinity and social status. Presented as part of BHCC’s Black History Month Celebration, the exhibition ran from February 6 – 28, 2017, at the Mary L. Fifield Art Gallery.
Making HERstory with Kathy Najimy
Award-winning actress, comedian and activist Kathy Najimy spoke on March 9, 2017, in honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day.
Ed Davis on Community Policing at BHCC
Former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis spoke on March 23, 2017, on the need for fundamental reforms to policing and the criminal justice system in America as part of BHCC’s Difficult Dialogues series.
BHCC Magazine Brings Home National Award
The BHCC Magazine, a publication of Bunker Hill Community College, was awarded the Silver Paragon Award at the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) 2017 National Conference, held in Charleston, South Carolina.
Community College Residency Program brings Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows to BHCC
Bunker Hill Community College was honored to host Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows Otilia Thebele and Rolando Guzman Martinez last week, from March 27–31, 2017.
BHCC Reimagines General Education
On Thursday, March 30, 2017, BHCC faculty and staff gathered for Spring 2017 Professional Development Day. Organizers of the event took a non-traditional approach to engaging the BHCC community in reimagining the College’s General Education Program through participation in decentralized, collaborative and participant-centered activities and discussions.
Building the Framework for Success
On March 30, 2017, Bunker Hill Community College President Pam Eddinger joined leaders of the AANAPISI Grant Project to announce the launch of BHCC’s Title III AANAPISI Grant.
BHCC Students Named to Phi Theta Kappa’s All-Massachusetts Academic Team
Thirty-two of the highest academic achievers of the community college system were named to the Phi Theta Kappa All-Massachusetts Academic Team. Among the students honored were BHCC’s Nadine Borges and Linh Dang. The students were presented with medallions and certificates at the Grand Staircase of the Massachusetts State House, accompanied by their families, community college presidents, Phi Theta Kappa college staff, legislators and staff. Phi Theta Kappa is the International Honor Society of Two-Year Colleges. Students with grade point averages of 3.5 or higher are invited to join Phi Theta Kappa.
Reading Allowed with Terry McMillan
The author of several New York Times bestsellers Terry McMillan spoke on April 13, 2017, as part of BHCC’s Compelling Conversations Speaker Series. Giving students, faculty and staff the exclusive opportunity to hear her read excerpts from a novel in progress, McMillan shared a chapter from a book she is working on.
BHCC Welcomes Boston Public Schools Students
Approximately 151 seniors from 11 of Boston’s high schools packed the BHCC gymnasium on Friday, April 7, 2017, for BPS Day. BPS Day gives Boston’s high school seniors an opportunity to meet with admissions counselors, Success Coaches, faculty and current students.
Bunker Hill Community Colleges Hosts Family of Henrietta Lacks
Shirley Lacks and David “Sonny” Lacks, active representatives of their family’s story, captivated BHCC students, faculty, staff and visitors on April 27, 2017, with the story of their matriarch’s contribution to modern medicine–made without her knowledge or consent, as author Rebecca Skloot portrays in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. The Lacks family spoke as part of the One Book program, which brings the entire College community together to read the same book over the course of an academic year.
Health Science Students Get Ready to Serve
One hundred fifty-four Health Science graduates received pins on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at the Homewood Suites by Hilton in Chelsea, MA. Health Science programs provide students with the education and training they need to become healthcare providers while focusing on their needs to gain the skills required for success in the workplace, continued education and achieving long-term goals.
On Friday, May 12, 2017, 12 students from eight countries celebrated the culmination of a year of hard work at Bunker Hill Community College. They came to Boston from countries as far-flung as Pakistan, India, Indonesia, Colombia, Turkey, Egypt, South Africa and Ghana. The students were part of a U.S. Department program called the Community College Initiative Program (CCIP) aimed at promoting partnerships and resource sharing among global communities.
STAND and Pathways to Prosperity Students Enter Nursing and Allied Health Programs
On May 11, 2017, the STAND (Students Taking Action for Nursing Diversity) and Pathways to Prosperity programs celebrated incoming and early college students interested in nursing careers and healthcare professions at a dinner ceremony in BHCC’s Cafeteria.
Dual Enrollment Students on the Fast -Track to Success
More than 700 students from more than 50 local high schools participated in dual enrollment courses this year. Hundreds of these students and their families celebrated their accomplishment on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, with cheers and applause. The event took place in the College’s Health & Wellness Center gym, and was followed by a summer barbeque-style reception with a photo-booth and graffiti wall, and a video featuring many of the program participants.
Close to 300 Students Sought Employment Through CareerConnect’s Technology & Retail Nights
On April 20 2017, Bunker Hill Community College hosted its third Technology Night. This installment of a series of spring career fairs is an evening specifically targeting opportunities in the tech industry. This event drew 146 BHCC students and alumni as well as 12 employers and tech recruiters. This was an excellent opportunity for students and recent graduates to socialize and connect with their peers, industry professionals and employers to learn the newest employment trends as well as discover career pathways and opportunities.
Pinning New Graduates of the Medical Imaging Program
On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, Medical Imaging Program graduates celebrated the completion of their studies at their Pinning Ceremony, a time-honored imaging school tradition dating back to the beginning of the twentieth century. Forty-eight graduates received pins to mark their passage from student technologist to clinical practitioner. The pins depict a caduceus, the symbol of healthcare, and are designed in gold-plate with a red stone for BHCC’s program.
Scholarships and Awards Ceremony Celebrates High-Achieving Students
On May 18, 2017, Bunker Hill Community College honored high-achieving students with scholarships and awards as student after student ascended the stage to be recognized for outstanding academic achievement or service to the community. Family and friends filled the College Gym and cheered enthusiastically as students received hard-earned recognition.
Pinning Ceremony Marks the Passage from Student to Nurse
On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, thirty-six graduates of BHCC’s Registered Nurse program received pins to mark their passage from the student role to the practical role. The tradition of the nursing pin and the ceremonial pinning originated in the 1860s at the Nightingale School of Nursing at St. Thomas Hospital in London. The pin of each school of nursing is unique, and only graduates of that school may wear the pin as a statement that they have completed that program. BHCC’s pin is a hexagon depicting the Bunker Hill monument.
BHCC Celebrates Adult Basic Education Student Achievement
On Saturday, June 17, in historic Bellingham Square, Chelsea, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) returned to its former Chelsea Campus to celebrate the students completing their coursework in the Adult Basic Education (ABE) program. BHCC President Pam Eddinger and Alice Murillo, Associate Provost of BHCC’s Chelsea Campus, welcomed family members, guests, faculty and staff to the celebration in recognition of the 231 students and their achievements.
Bunker Hill Community College Awarded Citizen Schools’ “Partnership of the Year”
On June 22, Citizen Schools recognized Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) as their “Partnership of the Year” at their annual mixer and celebration. BHCC students, serving as Citizen Teachers, were among hundreds of volunteers that mentored and taught over 1,500 student apprentices in Boston, Chelsea and Salem.
Bunker Hill Community College Alumnus to play NCAA Division I Basketball for Alabama State University
Pinning Summer Graduates of the Health Science Program
Sixty-two Health Science graduates received pins on Monday, August 7, 2017, at the Homewood Suites by Hilton in Chelsea, Massachusetts. Health Science programs provide students with the education and training they need to become healthcare providers while focusing on their needs to gain the skills required for success in the workplace, continued education and achieving long-term goals.
BHCC Faculty Connects African American History to Pedagogy through the Fifth Annual MAAH Summer Institute
The Fifth Annual Museum of African American History (MAAH) Summer Institute, held August 16-18, 2017, brought together Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) faculty for an in-depth introduction to Boston’s MAAH and its historic sites, presentations by renowned scholars of African American History and pedagogical workshops designed to help educators translate this rich historical content into curriculum units, lesson plans and classroom use for their students.
Bunker Hill Community College Hosts International Exchange Students Through U.S. Department of State’s Community College Initiative Program
A Joint Statement from Massachusetts Community Colleges and Boston Public Schools in Support of DACA
President Eddinger and Dean Elkins on “Morning Edition:" DACA students try to maintain a sense of normalcy
BHCC Kicks Off the Academic Year at Convocation 2017
Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) faculty and staff gathered at the College on Thursday, August 31, 2017, to celebrate Convocation 2017, an annual tradition that kicks off the academic year for the College. There they enjoyed breakfast on the Main Plaza and reconnected with their colleagues before heading to the A300 Auditorium for the morning program.
President Eddinger Addresses Access and Completion for Adult Learners at Washington Monthly Panel Discussion
On the Frontlines with Maria Hinojosa
Emmy award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa spoke on September 21, 2017, as part of the College’s Fall Speaker Series focusing on immigration and religious intolerance and as a featured event of the College’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, a month-long series of events honoring the power of Latinx voices. Her presentation, “Frontlines: Latinos & Immigration,” addressed critical issues facing Latinx in the changing cultural and political landscape of America.
BHCC Awarded Gold Medallion for Voices of Hunger Campaign by NCMPR
Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) received a Gold Medallion in the Special Event or Fundraising Campaign category from the National College Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) organization for collateral produced for the College’s first-ever convening of Voices of Hunger on Campus.
BHCC Annual Retreat Prepares College for NEASC Self-Study
Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) Faculty and Staff gathered on Friday, October 6, 2017, to prepare for the College’s New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) accreditation process in 2020. The retreat focused on “Approaching the NEASC Self-Study with a Growth Mindset.”
Invitation to Bid: Student Central Renovation
Section 00.11.13 ADVERTISEMENT TO BID The Bunker Hill Community College, the Awarding Authority, invites sealed bids from General Contractors for the Student Central Renovation and Building B Fire Alarm Upgrade in Boston Massachusetts, in accordance with the documents prepared by Goldman Reindorf Architects.
From Captured Soldier to Free Citizen, Shoshana Johnson Shares Her Journey Home
U.S. Army veteran and first African American female prisoner of war Shoshana Johnson spoke on Thursday, November 9, 2017, as part of the Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC)’s weeklong series celebrating Veterans Day 2017.
Defining “American” with Jose Antonio Vargas
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and social justice advocate Jose Antonio Vargas spoke at Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) on Thursday, November 16, 2017, as part of the College’s Difficult Dialogues series.
Supporting English Language Learners at Every Step
On Thursday, November 2, 2017, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) faculty and staff gathered for Fall 2017 Professional Development Day to share research findings on best practices for teaching English as a Second Language (ESL), and to collaborate across departments, disciplines and work areas in developing an integrated experience for the College’s English Language Learners (ELL) so that they have the ability to excel in their professional goals beyond graduation.
BHCC Goes Behind the Scenes at Google
On November 7, 50 Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) students (mostly Computer Science majors) eagerly lined up for a unique look inside Google’s corporate campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The search-engine giant—named number one medium company by The Boston Globe in this year's Top Places to Work—is known for its legendary talent pool and creative workplace culture.
BHCC’s James R.W. (Wick) Sloane Receives Manuel Carballo Governor’s Award for Excellence in Public Service
Request for Proposals: Beverage Pouring Rights
The pouring right is the exclusive rights of a beverage maker or distributor to have its products sold at the institution.