Press Release

Bunker Hill Community College President Eddinger Named a Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce 2021 Pinnacle Awards Honoree

Friday, January 29, 2021

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is pleased to announce that Pam Y. Eddinger, President, BHCC has been named a Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce (GBCC) 2021 Pinnacle Awards honoree for outstanding achievement in Arts and Education. This year’s honorees were recognized on Friday, January 29, 2021, at the virtual Pinnacle Awards. Past honorees include Anita Hill, Sandra Fenwick, Vicary Graham, Penni McLean-Conner, Liz Cheng, and Courtney Scrubbs.

Pam Eddinger, Pinnacle Honoree Awards 2021“Our Pinnacle Awards are always extraordinary, and this year, the celebration acknowledges the tremendous leadership of the honorees as they led their companies and industries through a time of crisis,” said James E. Rooney, President & CEO of the GBCC. “As we begin the 27th year of the Chamber’s Women’s Network, it is even more important that we amplify the voices and accomplishments of women in the business community as they lead us forward.”

President Eddinger shared her story of migrating to the United States with her parents, who wanted a better education for their children. She credits her parents for her leadership in the community college movement so the next generation of immigrants will have choices, will have language, and will see a broader horizon. “I do my work so every immigrant and native child will have access to affordable, higher education and be touched by the grace and power of the arts,” said Dr. Eddinger.

Dr. Eddinger says to women entering the workforce “attempt whatever task when you think you are 75 percent ready. Then find a mentor to help you learn the other 25 percent.”

"Thank you to the Chamber CEO Jim Rooney, and Chair Micho Spring, for providing a platform to lift up the contributions of women to the Boston economy, and to encourage our next generation leaders to reach up and speak up. I also thank my students, faculty, and staff at Bunker Hill Community College, to allow me to lead, and to do meaningful work," said President Eddinger.

About the Women’s Network & Pinnacle Awards
The Greater Boston Chamber’s Women’s Network was founded in 1994 to promote and expand economic opportunities throughout the Greater Boston region for all women in business through shared leadership and expertise. The Women’s Network offers programs that provide career enrichment and development opportunities for women at all professional levels, spotlight the accomplishments of women, and promote the positive influence that women have upon the Greater Boston region.

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About Bunker Hill Community College
Bunker Hill Community College is the largest community college in Massachusetts, enrolling approximately 18,000 students annually. BHCC has two campuses in Charlestown and Chelsea, and a number of other locations throughout the Greater Boston area. BHCC is one of the most diverse institutions of higher education in Massachusetts. Sixty-five percent of the students are people of color and more than half of BHCC's students are women. The College also enrolls nearly 600 international students who come from 94 countries and speak more than 75 languages.