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TOP STORIES AROUND THE COUNTY
BCC Student Cited Among State's '29 Who Shine'
Myla is the latest example of a community college student who has proven to be a great asset to the Commonwealth." — Gov. Deval Patrick

State Looking to 'Scale Up' Manufacturing Industry
"Massachusetts manufacturing not only has a great history but also a great future." — Greg Bialecki

Pittsfield Council Supports BCC Turf Field Project
"Berkshire County is the only county in the commonwealth that does not have this type of facility." — Michael MacDonald

State Spending on Higher Ed Pays Dividends For Local Colleges
"The conversation has changed in Massachusetts in the last few years." — Mary Grant

Higher Ed Commissioner Charges BCC To Make Best Use of State Funds
"Give us the ammunition we need to make the case for community colleges." — Richard Freeland.

BCC Shows Off Local STEM Companies at Career Fair
"It's a mix of industry, educational opportunities and non-profits." — John Corman

BCC Seeks to Connect Soldiers Through New Veterans Lounge
"We want to make sure we do for the veterans what they didn't do 40 years ago." — John Barrett III

BCC, Taconic High Team Up For Advanced Manufacturing
"We now have the technology we need to attract companies here." — Michael Supranowicz

BCC Confers 305 Degrees, Certificates
"May you achieve the impossible and may you always be proud to call Berkshire County your home. I know that I am." — Stephanie Wilson

Elms College Bringing BA Program To Berkshire County
"People who continue to pursue their education in the Berkshires, stay in the Berkshires." — Ellen Kennedy

Berkshire County College Students Among '29 Who Shine'
"Each one of these students has a remarkable story to tell." said Gov. Deval Patrick

Astronaut Wilson Slated as BCC's Commencement Speaker
"Ms. Wilson is a great example of what you can accomplish when you work hard and set your sights high." — President Ellen Kennedy

BCC Business Program Moves To 1Berkshire Office
"As the participants go through the program, there is identified space for them." — Michael Supranowicz

Education Secretary Pushes Case For Patrick's Spending Plan
"I've seen real urgency in the needs out here in the rural areas that I don't see in the other areas across the state." — Matthew Malone.

Hundreds Attend BCC's Not Your Average Dog Show
"Community is our middle name and we're trying to do things for many niches of the community." — Jeff Doscher

County's High Schoolers Swarm BCC To Learn About STEM Jobs
"You may decide to go away to college but you can come back here and be gainfully employed." — Julia Hannum

Nuclea Partners With Colleges to Spark Life Sciences Industry
"The William Stanley Business Park will soon be a magnet for many life science industries." — Mayor Daniel Bianchi

Governor Reaffirms Rodowicz as BCC Trustee Chairman
"We will continue to meet the needs of the residents and the employers of Berkshire County and the commonwealth." — Darlene Rodowicz

BCC Granted $21.1M For Hawthorne & Melville Halls
"This will be transformative." — President Ellen Kennedy

BCC Granted $88K To Improve STEM Education
"Ultimately the goal is to improve student success rate." — Gina Stec

Bill Schmick Offering Financial Course at BCC
Bill Schmick, financial columnist and portfolio manager at Berkshire Money Management, will be teaching a course this fall at Berkshire Community College.

Nuclea Institute Offers Experimental Experience
"The experiments are really interesting. They're something you can't do anywhere else." — Virginia Goggins

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