BHCC News for May, 2017
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.