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Berkshire Community College Hires, Promotes Staff

Berkshire Community College has announced a number of changes in personnel at the college.

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BCC, MCLA Align Community Health Programs

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.

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BCC Honors Academic Achievement at Upcoming Convocation

Each honored student ranks in the top 5 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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Accreditors to Visit BCC's Nursing Program Wednesday, Public Meeting Scheduled

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.

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BCC Names Interim Director of Nursing

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.

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BCC, AHEC Announce Fall Workshops

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.

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BCC's Director of Nursing Resigns

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.

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Dellea's 'Quiet' Service Trumpeted as BCC Turf Field Named in His Honor

Berkshire Community College Friday dedicated its new artificial turf field.

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Berkshire Community College Announces Two New Hires

Jennifer Berne has joined Berkshire Community College as the vice president of Academic Affairs and Frederic MacDonald-Dennis has joined BCC as the academic coordinator of the TRIO Program.

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Local Students Graduate From College-Sponsored Summer Academy

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.

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BCC's Nursing Program Placed on Warning Status

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."

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Berkshire Community College Breaks Ground for Turf Field Project

The Friday night lights will shine a bit brighter in the county. Berkshire Community College celebrated the groundbreaking of a new turf field sports complex on its campus. In just six weeks, the county will have a top-notch sports facilities for youth football, soccer, lacrosse, and more. "This is a community asset, not a Berkshire Community College asset. This field is about bringing together families, athletes, future athletes, and kids just trying out sports to come up here and play o

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BCC Pinning Ceremony Recognizes Practical Nurse Graduates

The ceremony is a time-honored nursing school tradition, dating back before the turn of the 20th century. Traditionally, nursing students have conducted an honors or pinning ceremony to mark the passage of student nurse role to practice role.

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Berkshire Community College Awarded $5.5M for Student Center

The One Stop Student Success Center concept was conceived in 2015. It will transform the student experience by making the entire admissions and enrollment process easier, say officials.

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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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BCC Hires New Director of Academic and Career Advising

Ambriz moved from Nevada to the area in late May. Previously, he was working as an adviser/success coach at the College of Southern Nevada, a position he has held since 2015. Before that, he was an employer relations coordinator and admissions counselor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, from 2006-2015.

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BCC Graduates Told To 'Do More Of What Works'

Housing and Economic Development Secretary Jay Ash turned his back on the crowd on the stage at Tanglewood Friday night, pulled out his phone, and snapped a selfie. Behind him sat 271 soon to be college graduates with hands in the air, looking up at the camera, cheering and laughing at the selfie. It worked. It lightened up the crowd. It was a fan favorite.

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BCC Hires new Community Outreach Counselor for Enrollment Services

Ruiz León, who lives in North Adams, previously worked at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, where she was the advancement communications and engagement associate.

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BCC Welcomes New Director of Information Technology, Coordinator of Academic Computing

Berkshire Community College has announced that Arlen Rauschkolb has joined the college as director of Information Technology and Christian Tenczar has joined as the new coordinator of Academic Computing.

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BCC Rededicates Theater to the Late Robert Boland

When Catherine Addy was hired to become Berkshire Community College's second president, Robert Boland was nearing retirement.

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BCC, MCLA Agreement Creates Pathway to Physical Therapy Doctorate

Berkshire Community College and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts signed an articulation agreement on Thursday that opens the opportunity for a four-year degree in health sciences with a concentration in pre-physical therapy to BCC graduates.

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Economic Development Secretary to Speak at BCC Commencement

BCC's 58th commencement begins at 4:30 p.m., June 1, at Tanglewood. The event is open to the public. Tickets are not required.

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BCC Phi Theta Kappa Scholars Honored at State House Ceremony

Iolani DeRis and Bridget Wnukowski 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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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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Sixteen BCC Students Receive Massachusetts High Demand Scholarship

The Massachusetts High Demand Scholarship was created by the Massachusetts Legislature to support economic growth and development.

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