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Jan
7
2020

Request for Proposals: Moodle LMS Hosting & Support Provider

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Jan
15
2020

HOPE Initiative Welcomes Students to BHCC

Leading up to the Spring semester, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) faculty, staff and administrators leading the Halting Oppressive Pathways through Education (HOPE) Initiative came together to create a welcome video to introduce new and returning students to the initiative aimed at fostering a sense of community and belonging for Black and Latino males on campus.
Jan
16
2020

Bunker Hill Community College Introduces New Language Institute

BOSTON, January 16, 2020—New this spring, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) Division of Workforce and Economic Development launched its new Language Institute as part of its roster of Community Education and Adult Pathways Programs. Language Institute courses will include Intensive English, Basic English as a Second Language (BESL), and Spanish.

Jan
22
2020

Blue Cross Blue Shield highlights DISH Partnership with Food for Free

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) highlighted the DISH Food Pantry’s partnership with food rescue nonprofit Food for Free in a Coverage health news article titled “Combating hunger on campus.” BCBSMA recently awarded Food for Free a $100K “healthy living accelerator grant” to continue to scale the program.
Jan
30
2020

BHCC Students Rank among Semifinalists for prestigious Cooke Undergrad Transfer Scholarship

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announced three Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) students as semifinalists for its highly selective Transfers Scholars program: Angelica Cabrera, Asmae Lichir, and Darkenley Minviel.
Feb
5
2020

Public Notice: NECHE Evaluation

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit March 29 – April 1, 2020, by a team representing the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, NEASC).

Feb
5
2020

Advertisement for Bid: B-Building Roof Renovation

The Bunker Hill Community College, the Awarding Authority, invites sealed bids from General Contractors for the Bunker Hill Community College - Building B Roof Renovation in Boston Massachusetts, in accordance with the documents prepared by Goldman Reindorf Architects.

Feb
5
2020

Senator Warren Honors Wick Sloane’s Legacy at Bunker Hill Community College

On January 8, 2020, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren recognized Wick Sloane’s accomplishments at Bunker Hill Community College with a letter she submitted to the Library of Congress.
Feb
13
2020

Boston Public Schools and Bunker Hill Community College Receive Funding for Data Tracking of At-Risk Students

The Boston Opportunity Youth Collaborative (OYC) has been awarded a grant from the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions to reduce the number of students, particularly young men of color, who get disconnected from high school or community college. Most of the funding will go to the Boston Public Schools (BPS) and Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) in order to increase their capacity to monitor the status of those students most likely to leave school without earning a diploma, credential, or degree. Better data and better sharing of information will prompt and inform the interventions necessary to get students back on track.
Feb
27
2020

Culinary Maverick Elle Simone Scott shares legacy recipes with Culinary Arts students

Chef and America’s Test Kitchen Food Stylist Elle Simone Scott visited Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) on Thursday, February 19, 2020, as part of the College’s Black History Month programming.
Mar
5
2020

BHCC Student Nickoliss Twohads Honored as Newman Fellow

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) student Nickoliss Twohads was honored as a Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact, a Boston-based nonprofit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education.
Mar
5
2020

Bunker Hill Community College Among Recipients of Skills Capital Grant Award

BOSTON, March 5, 2020— Commonwealth Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito visited the Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute on February 25, 2020, to announce $14.6 million in Skills Capital Grant awards to 54 educational institutions to update equipment and expand student enrollment in programs that provide career education.

Apr
1
2020

BHCC Wins Two National Marketing Communications Awards

The Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) Integrated Marketing and Communications (IMC) division won two Paragon Awards from the National Council of Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR).
Apr
2
2020

A Collective Statement from Greater Boston AANAPISI Serving Public Institutions

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

The College has joined with UMass Boston and Middlesex Community College in writing this joint statement regarding Asian communities in the Greater Boston area and across the United States experiencing heightened xenophobic reactions as a result of the COVID-19 virus outbreak. Read the statement.

Apr
23
2020

Bunker Hill Community College Helps Students with Remote Learning

The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified the inequities in our society, especially when it comes to education. BHCC students face significant financial challenges in the best of times and an estimated 20 -25 % do not have the technology – personal computers and internet – to support remote and on-line learning. The College’s shift to complete remote instruction, tutoring and advising during the COVID-19 crisis presented an obstacle to these students’ ability to stay enrolled.
Apr
29
2020

Bunker Hill Community College Internship Partners offer Virtual Experiences for Student Interns

As companies and organizations shift to remote working, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) internship partners are committed to continuing experiential learning opportunities for student interns.
Apr
29
2020

BHCC Students’ Excellence Celebrated During Virtual Phi Theta Kappa Recognition Week

The Massachusetts Association of Community Colleges (MACC) is honoring community college scholars for their induction to the 2020 Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) All-Massachusetts Academic Team through a virtual “PTK Community College Excellence Week.” Bunker Hill Community College students Oumaima Erragragui, Prepsa Ghimire, and Elidijon Tafa were among the honorees. Elidijon Tafa was this year’s New Century Workforce Scholar and was awarded a $1,250 scholarship for this honor. Read student biographies.

“We’re honored to have them represent Bunker Hill. We recognize their high academic achievement, their outstanding leadership, and their commitment to civic and community engagement,” said BHCC President Pam Eddinger.

Apr
30
2020

Watch Live: President Eddinger to Appear on WGBH Segments

On Friday, May 1, Bunker Hill Community College President Pam Eddinger will appear on WGBH-TV’s (Channel 2, Boston) public affairs program “Basic Black” for a special segment on the effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on community college students.
May
6
2020

Bunker Hill Community College to Offer Courses as Part of Amazon’s Small Business Academy

Amazon has selected Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) as one of the six colleges in the country to offer the Amazon Small Business training opportunity. Amazon Small Business Academy helps entrepreneurs gain digital strategy and brand-building skills to make their ambitions reality, through free seminars, webinars, and well as community college classes across the country.
May
7
2020

BHCC President Pam Eddinger Moderates Discussion on WGBH “Asian Americans” Screening Event

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) President Pam Eddinger moderated a virtual panel discussion on May 4 as part of WORLD and WGBH’s Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration. Attended by more than 1,000 viewers, the discussion spotlighted selections from the groundbreaking PBS film series Asian Americans, chronicling the contributions and challenges of Asian Americans.
May
7
2020

BHCC President Pam Eddinger Urges Congress to Fund Universal Wi-Fi

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) President Pam Eddinger appeared on WGBH-TV’s (Channel 2, Boston) public affairs program “Basic Black” Friday evening as part of a special segment on the effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on community college students. President Eddinger described how she’s seen first-hand the impact of the digital divide on communities of color as the College shifted to remote learning this semester.
May
8
2020

Nursing faculty revive pulse of BHCC Nurse Education Program

Moving full speed ahead, the Bunker Hill Community College Registered Nursing Program is celebrating a new milestone: 100 percent of its 2019 graduates passed the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN).
May
15
2020

Bunker Hill Community College Celebrates National Nurses Week

2020 has been named the year of the nurse. Nurses are on the frontline of getting us through this pandemic. In honor of National Nurses Week, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) President Pam Eddinger joined Elizabeth H. Tobin, Director, Registered Nursing; Donna J. Savino, Assistant Dean, Health Sciences; and Sara Connelly, Instructional Technology, Nurse Education Department along with Loreto M. Jackson, Director, Health & Wellness; and Karen M. Norton, Executive Director, Integrated Marketing and Communications, in recognizing the vital contributions the College’s student, faculty, and alumni nurses make in the communities BHCC serves.
May
22
2020

President Eddinger on Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce’s “Future of Boston: Higher Education”

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) President Pam Eddinger joined area college and university presidents on the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce “Future of Boston: Higher Education” virtual panel.
May
27
2020

Virtual Pinning Ceremony Celebrates Registered Nursing Class of Spring 2020

On Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 27 graduates from the Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) Registered Nursing program celebrated their achievements in a virtual pinning ceremony to mark their passage from the student role to the professional role.
May
27
2020

Bunker Hill Community College Holds Virtual Commencement to Honor the Class of 2020

On Thursday, May 21, 2020, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) awarded 1,526 degrees and certificates to the Class of 2020 during a virtual ceremony to commemorate the 46th Commencement Exercises.
Jun
1
2020

President’s Letter to the College: A Community in Mourning

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I am writing today with sorrow and anger, as our nation mourns yet another senseless death in the tragedy of George Floyd in Minneapolis, MN. The oppression and pain of systemic racism, unrelieved by the imperceptible progress towards equal justice and social equity, has boiled over in many communities across the nation. Marches and demonstrations of solidarity are happening in cities and towns, including our community of Greater Boston. The oppression and heartache are only compounded by the miseries of the COVID-19 outbreak, which disproportionately affects people of color, and magnifies the inequities in the communities served by the College.

Jun
5
2020

A Joint Statement from Massachusetts Community Colleges Against Systemic Racism

On Thursday, June 4, 2020, the 15 Massachusetts community college presidents issued a joint statement condemning systematic racism and expressed grief and anger over the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis, and the far too many other Black Americans killed by racial violence. Together, the presidents echoed the call-to-action demanding changes to public policy that promote equity and justice in policing, housing, healthcare, education, and more.
Jul
7
2020

President's Note on ICE Guidance for Fall 2020

Dear BHCC Community, Earlier this spring, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) instituted a temporary exemption regarding online courses for the spring and summer semesters. Under the temporary exemption, International Students (nonimmigrant students) were permitted to take more online courses than normally permitted by Federal regulation to maintain their International Student status during the COVID-19 emergency.
Jul
10
2020

BHCC Joins Massachusetts Community Colleges in Call to Reverse ICE Guidance for International Students

On July 8, 2020, Bunker Hill Community College President, Pam Eddinger, joined the fourteen other community college presidents in Massachusetts in condemning the recent guidance by ICE regarding international students’ participation in the Fall 2020 semester.
Jul
28
2020

President Eddinger joins Boston Globe Op-Talk on how COVID-19 & race are reshaping higher ed

On July 22, 2020, Bunker Hill Community College President Pam Eddinger, along with Roxbury Community College President Valerie Roberson, joined the Boston Globe’s Marcela García for a Globe Op-Talk titled, “Community Colleges in Crisis: How COVID-19 & race are reshaping higher education.”

Aug
13
2020

BHCC Receives $250,000 Grant from JPMorgan Chase Focusing on Career Pathways

With a generous $250,000 investment from JPMorgan Chase, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) launched the Career Pathways Impact Project (CPIP) this past year.
Sep
2
2020

President Eddinger joins WBUR Radio Boston on how Greater Boston's Community Colleges Confront An Atypical Semester

On August 31, 2020, Bunker Hill Community College President Pam Eddinger, alongside Roxbury Community College President Valerie Roberson, joined WBUR to discuss how community colleges are overcoming challenges this upcoming fall semester.
Sep
2
2020

Bunker Hill Community College Receives funding from City of Somerville for ESOL Workforce Project

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) has been awarded $250,000 from the City of Somerville’s Job Creation and Retention Trust Board. The grant project, entitled SELL –Somerville English Language Learners – is shared with employer partner East Somerville Main Streets(ESMS), the Community Action Agency of Somerville(CAAS), and The Welcome Project (TWP). The funds will provide no-cost English as a Second Language classes and customer service training to low-income Somerville residents between September 2020 and June 2021.
Sep
3
2020

Advertisement for Bid: Elevator Modernization

The Bunker Hill Community College, the Awarding Authority, invites sealed bids from General Contractors for the Bunker Hill Community College – Elevator Modernization in Boston Massachusetts, in accordance with the documents prepared by PCA (Prellwitz Chilinski Associates).

Sep
10
2020

President Eddinger on “Who Leads Colleges After COVID-19?”

In an Inside Higher Ed article “Who Leads Colleges After COVID-19?”, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) President Pam Eddinger joined college and university presidents in speaking on factors amidst the pandemic that would contribute to the future of higher education.
Sep
10
2020

BHCC’s VP Administration & Finance John Pitcher Selected As HUB Leader NACUBO Ascendium Student Success Grant

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) John Pitcher, Vice President, Administration & Finance, is among business and academic leaders selected to participate as a HUB Leader for the planning and implementation of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) Ascendium Student Success Grant, a $1.1 million planning grant from Ascendium Education Group. This grant will develop an infrastructure for a multi-institution, multi-initiative process focused on student success at colleges and universities. The grant will fund NACUBO’s work with institutions that enroll high percentages of typically underserved students, including community colleges, smaller, rural institutions, and small to mid-size public institutions.
Sep
11
2020

President Eddinger on “Equity First: Achieving Racial Justice in MA Public Higher Education”

On September 10, 2020, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) President Pam Eddinger joined the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education (DHE) and the Lumina Foundation in the announcement of $1.2M in state and campus grants being awarded by the Lumina Foundation to pursue equity and racial justice for students attending the Commonwealth’s public colleges and universities.
Sep
11
2020

President Eddinger on “What It Takes to Be a Student-Centered Institution”

On September 10, 2020, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) President Pam Eddinger participated in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s virtual forum, “What it Takes to Be a Student-Centered Institution.”
Sep
24
2020

BHCC Welcomes Faculty and Staff at Convocation 2020

On September 3, 2020, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) faculty and staff convened virtually for the College’s annual Convocation celebration to kick off the 2020-2021 academic year. BHCC President Pam Eddinger welcomed faculty and staff, thanking them for the commitment and dedication to student success as the College shifted to remote learning during the spring semester.
Sep
28
2020

Bunker Hill Community College to offer Google IT Support Professional Certificate Program

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) Division of Economic and Workforce Development is offering the Google IT Support Professional Certificate Program, a five-course non-credit program developed by Google. IT Support is one of the fastest-growing fields in the United States, and this program prepares students for an entry-level job in IT Support. The program is part of Grow with Google, a Google initiative to help create economic opportunities for all Americans.
Sep
30
2020

Chief Equity and Compliance Officer Joins Bunker Hill Community College

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Nahomi Carlisle, Esq., to the position of Chief Equity and Compliance Officer (CECO) of the College. In this new role initiated by BHCC’s Equity Work Group (EWG), Carlisle will collaborate with the College's equity leaders to advance institutional equity work at BHCC. Carlisle will also serve as the College’s Affirmative Action Officer, and Title IX and Section 504/ADA Coordinator.
Oct
2
2020

Statement on Racism as a Public Health Crisis

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In June 2020, the Mayor of Boston declared racism as a public health crisis and began implementing strategies to mitigate its damaging effects. Shortly after, the cities of Somerville, Revere, Everett, and Chelsea joined this declaration. In September, amid growing evidence, Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey, and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley challenged the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to acknowledge the role of racism in precipitating the current deep public health crisis.

Oct
7
2020

Bunker Hill Community College Designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution with $2.9M Grant

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) has received a $2.9M grant from the United States Department of Education’s Title V: Developing Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) program and is now designated as a HSI. The grant was created to assist institutions to expand education opportunities for Hispanic students by expanding and enhancing academic offerings, program quality and institutional stability. The funds, awarded over five years, will impact the College’s self-sufficiency and capacity to improve outcomes for its large and growing population of Hispanic/Latinx and low-income students.
Oct
21
2020

BHCC Chief of Police Robert Barrows Speaks at Cape Cod Community College’s Inaugural Intentional Critical Conversations Series

Bunker Hill Community College Chief of Police Robert Barrows shared his personal experiences with the criminal justice system and the lessons he learned as a young person moving into a career in law enforcement. The virtual presentation, entitled “An Oh-So Ordinary Tale with an Extraordinary Ending,” was part of the new monthly Intentional Critical Conversations series sponsored by Cape Cod Community College. The series focuses on changing narratives throughout the 21st century and elevates stories about serving, protecting, and community.

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Oct
22
2020

Bunker Hill Community College Joins Massachusetts Community Colleges in Continuing Remote, Online, and Hybrid Learning

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) President Pam Eddinger joined the Commonwealth’s 14 other community college presidents in announcing that Spring 2021 courses will continue to be offered in primarily remote, online, and hybrid learning formats, with limited in-person courses.
Oct
26
2020

BHCC Alumna and NSF Fellow Bridget Benner to Participate in STEM Career Pathways Panel at College’s LSAMP Day

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) alumna and UMass Amherst doctoral candidate Bridget Benner will join panelists from the National Institute of Health and Massachusetts General Hospital for a panel discussion on career pathways in STEM, as part of the College’s second annual Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Day.