BHCC End of Year Countdown
Monday, December 17, 2018
We’re counting down our biggest news items of 2018. View them all below in no particular order.
The Accomplishments of Our Students
In 2018 our students received scholarships and accolades, were honored at the Statehouse and won state-wide academic awards.
- BHCC Student Receives LEADA@Liberty Scholarship
- BHCC Student Wins First Place in STEM Conference Presentation
- BHCC Students Honored at State House Ceremony
- Bunker Hill Community College and MassBay Students Place 1st at Annual Mass Society of Radiologic Technologists Buzz Bowl
- BHCC’s Mussie Teshome Demisse Honored as one of “29 Who Shine”
- BHCC Students and Staff Recognized at Boston PIC 2018 Annual Meeting
Learning Communities Proves Vital to Part-time Student Retention
An August 2018 report from the Center for American Progress (CAP), an independent nonpartisan policy institution based in Washington D.C., finds the Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) Learning Communities Program is a promising model for boosting retention of part-time college students. Read the report.
- Inside Higher Ed Features BHCC Learning Communities
- Diverse: Issues in Higher Education on BHCC Learning Communities
BHCC Launches the Distinguished Artist Residency
On Thursday, September 27, 2018, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) President Pam Eddinger welcomed Distinguished Artist Scholar in Residence Dr. Robin M. Chandler at a preview reception for the artist’s “Revolutionary Moments” exhibition at the Mary L. Fifield Art Gallery.
BHCC Received Over $5M in Grants
From early college programs to capital grants, the College received a number of grants in 2018 to move the College and its programs into the future and beyond.
- BHCC Early College Programs Receive Preliminary Designation Status from Baker-Polito Administration Along with a $10K Planning Grant
- Governor Baker Visits BHCC for Signing of Life Sciences Bill
- BHCC Receives Grant to Enhance Paramedic Studies and EMT Programs
- Bunker Hill Community College receives $25.7 Million from Baker-Polito Administration to Modernize Capital Assets
- Bunker Hill Community College Receives $2.4M in Private Grant Funding for Early College Programs
- Mayor’s GRAD Last Mile Fund to Benefit BHCC Students
BHCC Completes Title III
Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) celebrated the completion of the five-year Title III grant project, From Dreams to Reality: BHCC LifeMap, on Thursday, October 3, 2018, at a wrap-up celebration in the College’s LifeMap Commons.
BHCC Establishes the Center for Equity and Cultural Wealth
On May 22-24, 2018, more than 200 Bunker Hill Community College faculty, staff and community partners gathered for the convening of BHCC’s first Equity and Cultural Wealth Institute, which examined the impact of power and privilege on access and equity in higher education.
BHCC Launches Student Central
This fall, students returned to BHCC’s Charlestown Campus to a new one-stop student services location for support with financial aid, academic records and student payment.
Visit the Student Central website.
BHCC Addresses Food-Insecurity on College Campuses
In 2018, the BHCC community continued to support student’s basic needs through emergency food and financial resources. This spring, the College will open a new food pantry dedicated to Delivering Information, Sustenance and Health (The D.I.S.H.)
- BHCC’s Work on Housing and Food Insecurity is a 2017 Highlight for Local Professor
- BHCC Recognized in New York Times Op-Ed for Leadership in Student Hunger Relief
Nationally Recognized Speakers bring their Perspectives to Campus
From political activist Angela Davis to U.S. Air Force pilot Lt. Olga Custodio, this year’s speakers engaged and inspired the BHCC community.
- BHCC Celebrates Black History Month with NPR Journalist Michele Norris
- Building Communities of Struggle with Angela Davis
- Edwidge Danticat on "The Dew Breaker"
- U.S.A.F. Lt. Colonel Olga Custodio Goes to New Heights
- MacArthur Genius Matthew Desmond on Housing Insecurity in America