To be eligible for the list, full-time students must have declared a major; completed a minimum of 12 non-repeated, traditionally graded credit hours during the spring semester; and achieved a 3.250 to 3.749 grade point average for Honors, or a 3.750 to 4.000 grade point average for High Honors.
Perhaps that is a Harvard graduate working in social work or perhaps it is the two children sitting in the shed at Tanglewood watching their mom delivering the valedictorian address for Berkshire Community College's Commencement.
The decision is another blow — hopefully a short-term one — to nursing education in the region following the impending closure of Southern Vermont College. The associate's degree program will go on hiatus for first-year students in 2019 to address lingering issues and begin re-enrollment of new students in fall 2020.
Velez's nomination went on to explain how she has more than 25 years of experience working with cross-cultural initiatives. At Berkshire Community College, she has assumed a leadership role in fostering a welcoming and engaging campus for students from ethnically and culturally diverse backgrounds so that they can thrive and achieve their full potential.
Berkshire Community College is restructuring its workforce development arm.
The college is currently looking for a new dean who will be in charge of bringing the community education and workforce development programming under the oversight of traditional academic programming. The rest of the staff, minus an administrative assistant, will be let go at the start of the fiscal year and the new dean will determine how the non-credit course work will be administered in the future.
Thomas Tyning described his late friend Charles Kaminski as a "six-foot-two Paddington bear," with a cavernous voice that seemed to emanate from the depths of his heart and yet the kind of quality that put people at ease."
Kaminski - known as Chuck to some, Charlie to others - loved nature, cooking, and music. He never seemed stressed and was loved by many from across the state.
Berkshire Community College has hired a new director of Safety and Security and a new building maintenance supervisor II. It has also announced it has a new adjunct faculty fellow and interim dean of Business, Science, Mathematics and Technology.
Berkshire Community College has filled the position of financial literacy coordinator and coordinator of Student activities and also welcomes Eleanore Velez, an admissions counselor and coordinator of the Multicultural Center, back to the college.
The city will honor its previous commitment to the Berkshire Community College turf field project. But still have some questions about the operations,
Particularly, At Large Councilor Earl Persip raised concerns that there is no guarantee that the field will be accessible to the city's youth years into the future and he dislikes that city schools are being charged the same price to rent the facility.
As the population ages, there is a burgeoning need for community health educators.
Berkshire Community College and the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has recognized that need and on Tuesday signed an articulation agreement to start training those professionals.
BCC's nursing program will be reviewed for accreditation during a site visit on Wednesday.
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing is holding a visit, which includes a public forum, on the accreditation process. ACEN has a full day scheduled including from 1:45 until 2:45 hearing from the public any questions, opinions, or concerns about the program.
Christine Martin is taking over as head of the nursing program at BCC.
Berkshire Community College named Martin the interim director of nursing on Thursday. The appointment comes a month after former director Tochi Urbani resigned from the position in the midst of trouble with the program's accreditation.
The Collaborative was created between BCC and Berkshire AHEC in the fall of 2017. Its purpose is to jointly create and launch two new non-credit, continuing education programs; to explore the possible development of for-credit health professions student education; and, to develop a shared vision for a long-term partnership/integrated organization and develop a five-year strategic plan, including some short- and mid-term financial projections.
Wynn said the change will have no impact on the students who have just returned for the semester nor does she expect that the college would miss the Sept. 30 deadline to address issues outlined by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing to resolve its status.
The Summer Academy program, first instituted in 2016, has been designed to give motivated young adults a headstart into college by providing them with two free college courses; Statistics 101 and English 101, both of which award three college credits upon completion.
The nursing program at Berkshire Community College has been placed on warning.
The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing cited the college on a number of issues, which college officials have characterizes as "housekeeping," and drops the state accreditation to "approval with warning."