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TOP STORIES AROUND THE COUNTY
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   2 Comments

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

MCLA, BCC Merge Business Programs In Pittsfield
"It's really a win, win for a lot of the students and the county in general." — Charles Kaminski

Kennedy Confirmed As BCC President
The state Board of Higher Education on Tuesday confirmed the selection of Ellen Kennedy as the new president of Berkshire Community College.

BCC Dedicates Tennis Courts To Former President
"I am just so pleased and humbled today." — Paul Raverta

Berkshire Community College Graduates 308
During the ceremony, which was open to the public, the college awarded 263 associate degrees and 55 certificates to 308 students.   1 Comment

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