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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jeffrey Moulton was approaching graduation and he wasn't sure what he wanted to do with his life.
He sat with his advisers multiple times and they urged him to continue his education. He applied and was accepted to Springfield College and there he found the same level of support and "family atmosphere" he had at Berkshire Community College. Moulton graduated BCC with a degree in physical fitness and entered Springfield College's applied exercise science program. Fresh off of getting his Bache
Students will write, produce, direct and edit individual short projects and participate in group projects. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to understand the basics of narrative, scripting, camera operation, direction, lighting, sound and non-linear editing.
When U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren's father couldn't work, her mother took a job working minimum wage to pay the mortgage and put food on the table.
"We were one of those families that were always hanging onto our place pretty much by our fingernails," Warren said. "It was a minimum wage job so she could pay the mortgage and put food on the table. She saved our family."
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren will be at Berkshire Community College on Saturday for a public forum on "America's Agenda."
Based on the PowerPoint presentation she made at the Democratic Convention last month in Philadelphia, the senator will look at "how the playing field got tilted against America’s middle class – and what we can do to fight back."