News Brief

BHCC President and Trustees attend National Legislative Summit

Friday, February 23, 2018

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) President Pam Eddinger along with Trustee Cathy Guild and Student Trustee Cam Ngoc Tu Do joined their colleagues from across the country in Washington, D.C. last week for the annual Community College National Legislative Summit. Co-hosted by the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), the summit featured meetings and workshops related to advocacy for Pell Grants, workforce development initiatives and the protection of vulnerable students on campus, as well as presentations from high-profile keynote speakers, political commentators and elected officials.

As a complement to the Summit, the Massachusetts Community Colleges Executive Office (MCCEO) invited presidents and trustees from the Commonwealth to meet with Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Ed Markey and Representative Joe Kennedy III (MA-4) to discuss funding for the Pell Grant Program, the Higher Education Act (HEA) reauthorization, the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education (CTE) Act reauthorization and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).