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Biz Briefs: BCC Offers Micro-Grants to Help Students Get Out of Debt

The scholarship can help reduce or remove a student's debt to the college which in turn allows them to register for upcoming spring 2018 classes at BCC.

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Two New Members Join Berkshire Community College Board of Trustees

The BCC Board of Trustees is composed of area residents appointed to the board by the governor of Massachusetts.

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Harvest Run Raises $15,000 for BCC nursing program

More than 170 runners, including adults, students and children, participated in the trail run, relay and kids race.

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Berkshire Community College Offers More Fall Workshops in South County

With the holidays forth coming, consider giving the gift of learning. Gift certificates for any of BCC’s noncredit workshops are available upon request.

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BCC Honors Academic Achievement at Convocation

Each honored student ranks in the top five percent of the college with a grade point average of 3.75 or better in courses totaling at least 12 credits.

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Neal Talks Politics With Residents at Town Hall Meeting

U.S. Rep. Richard Neal faced somewhat of a tough crowd at Berkshire Community College Friday night as resident pressed him to move further left on his stances on climate change, health care, and the Israeli Anti-Boycott Act. The Springfield Congressman held a town hall meeting at the college where he quickly touched on his stance on a number of issues facing the nation. Then he held a lengthy question and answer session, where he faced sharp criticism of many of his stances.

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Berkshire Community College Launches New Education Department

Patricia Kay, the associate professor and chair of the Education Department at BCC, designed the new Education Department. She worked closely with community partners, coalition groups and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts to ensure the new department fit the needs of childcare providers here in the Berkshires.

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Berkshire Community College Hires New Reference Librarian

Andrea Robare has been hired as Jonathan Edwards Library's full-time reference librarian and will work closely with the college's coordinator of Library Services, Karen Carreras-Hubbard, to expand Information Literacy and other library services across the campus.

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MCLA, BCC Agreement Bolsters Early Ed Degree Programs

Heather Thompson started going to college in 1998. And then found out she was expecting a child. She returned home to Berkshires and six months after giving birth, enrolled at Berkshire Community College.

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BCC Names Dean of Community Engagement, Education & Workforce Development

Over the course of her career, Sasso Curtis has held leadership roles in both the private and non-profit sectors. In her early career, she held global marketing management roles at Colgate-Palmolive, Polaroid Corporation and The First Years, Inc.

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BCC Announces Spring Semester Dean's List

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.

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Berkshire Community College Announces Five New Hires

Berkshire Community College has announced new faculty and staff additions.

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BCC Pinning Ceremony Recognizes Practical Nurse Graduates

Seventeen graduates of the Practical Nurse certificate program at Berkshire Community College were recognized June 15 during a pinning ceremony in the Robert Boland Theatre of the college's Koussevitzky Arts Center.

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BCC Grads Showed 'Grit' To Earn Degrees, Certificates

Jeremy Patterson admires the traditional college graduate, one the ones who had the foresight and commitment to delve right into higher education. Patterson is not a traditional graduate. At age 26 neither he or his wife had even graduated high school. He was out of work and trying to care for their three children. Then one day in 2007 they packed everything they owned into a 1992 Oldsmobile and left their rural home in Florida, driving to a new home in the Berkshires.

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BCC Students to be Inducted Into National Honor Society

Phi Theta Kappa is the national honor society of junior and community colleges in the United States. The purpose of the society is to recognize and encourage scholarship among students.

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BCC Phi Theta Kappa Scholars Honored at State House Ceremony

Cheryl Bassett and Mary Mick were among a small group of scholars honored as the highest academic achievers of the community colleges system and were presented with medallions and certificates for being named to Phi Theta Kappa’s All-Massachusetts Academic Team.

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Higher Ed Commissioner Santiago to Speak at BCC Commencement

Commissioner of Higher Education Carlos Santiago, will serve as the keynote speaker at Berkshire Community College's 57th commencement. Santiago was appointed to his position by Gov.Charlie Baker in July 2015. Working with the Board of Higher Education, he is responsible for providing overall direction to public higher education in Massachusetts and helping shape state-level policies that maximize the benefits of higher education to the Commonwealth and its citizens. Santiago joined the Mass

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Berkshire Money Management Pays For BCC Nursing Exams, Licensing

The times Bill Schmick from Berkshire Money Management was in the hospital, it was BCC graduates who helped him. For that he is grateful. So grateful that he's helping Berkshire Community College nursing students with their licensing and exam fees. Berkshire Money Management on Monday donated $7,740 to the 18 students currently enrolled in the college's nursing program. The money will pay for the exam and licensing costs for when the students graduate and enter the field.

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Non-Partisan Advocacy Workshops Offered

Participants are welcome to stay for an hour or the whole day. All workshops will be held on the Berkshire Community College campus at 1350 West St. in Pittsfield, which is fully accessible.

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BCC Announces Fall Semester Dean's List

Dean's List status is awarded to full-time students who have declared a major; completed a minimum of 12 non-repeated, traditionally graded credit hours during the fall 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.

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'Travel Photography for Everyone' Begins Jan. 25

Learn how to capture even better images next time you travel with award-winning photographer Thaddeus Kubis in OLLI: The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College's winter course, "Travel Photography for Everyone." No experience is necessary.

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BCC Enters Home Stretch Of Renovation Project

The state's oldest community college is starting to look more like the newest. Berkshire Community College is wrapping up renovations to two academic buildings. The $30 million renovations have been underway since the spring of 2015. The renovated Melville Hall was opened on June 1 and construction workers are putting the final touches and equipment is being moved into Hawthorne Hall in anticipation for an opening later this month.

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BCC Names Dean of Enrollment Management & Student Success

In his new role, he is responsible for leading BCC's efforts in the recruitment and retention of students. Klepetar is also working closely with academic leaders to provide holistic and comprehensive academic success programming for all BCC students.

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BCC Honors Academic Achievement at Convocation

Each honored student ranks in the top five percent of the college with a grade point average of 3.75 or better in courses totaling at least 12 credits.

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