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BCC Hires New Faculty, Staff

Berkshire Community College has hired new faculty and staff on campus.

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Berkshire Community College Wins Prestigious Sustainability Award

The Leading by Example program is administered by the Department of Energy Resources and works collaboratively with state agencies and public colleges and universities to advance clean energy and sustainable practices that reduce the environmental impacts of state government operations.

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BCC's Nursing Program Restored to Full Approval

Berkshire Community College's Associate Degree in Nursing program is once again in full compliance with the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing requirements and has been restored to full approval.

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BCC Hires New Faculty and Staff, Reorganizes Staff Positions

Berkshire Community College has hired new faculty and staff on campus as well as new titles for other current staff.

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BCC Announces New Deans, Directors and Staff Changes

Berkshire Community College has announced the hiring of new deans, directors and staff on campus as well as new titles for a variety of current staff.

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OLLI Forum Delves Into Issue of Ageism

At one point, Ashton Applewhite's biggest fear was that she'd end up "drooling in an institution" when she got old. She was worried about memory loss. She didn't want to live a depressed life. Getting old was not something she wanted to even think about. But something changed when she embarked on a project writing about people over the age of 80 and still working.

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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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Heroes Unite to Graduate From Berkshire Community College

Heroes unite. Perhaps that is a Harvard graduate working in social work or perhaps it is the two children sitting in the shed at Tanglewood watching their mom delivering the valedictorian address for Berkshire Community College's Commencement.

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BCC hires new TRiO Academic Counselor

Obasohan previously worked as the assistant director of Diversity Programs and Multicultural Education and as an adjunct faculty member at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

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BCC Nursing Program Earns Accreditation

Berkshire Community College's nursing program is being accredited through 2023, bringing relief to the beleaguered program.

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BCC Students To Be Inducted Into National Honor Society

A reception will be held in the theater lobby immediately following the induction. This year's guest speaker is Annette Guertin, professor of mathematics at the college.

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BCC Suspends Nursing Program For One Year

The decision is another blow hopefully a short-term one to nursing education in the region following the impending closure of Southern Vermont College. The associate's degree program will go on hiatus for first-year students in 2019 to address lingering issues and begin re-enrollment of new students in fall 2020.

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BCC's Coordinator of Multicultural Center Recognized as 2019 Latina Leader

Velez's nomination went on to explain how she has more than 25 years of experience working with cross-cultural initiatives. At Berkshire Community College, she has assumed a leadership role in fostering a welcoming and engaging campus for students from ethnically and culturally diverse backgrounds so that they can thrive and achieve their full potential.

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Senator Markey Speaking at BCC's 59th Commencement

Markey, the state's junior senator, is a consumer champion and national leader on energy, environmental protection and telecommunications policy.

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BCC Names New Director of Human Resources

Since last fall, Loiodice has served as special assistant to the president at BCC, focusing on Title IX and affirmative action.

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BCC Restructuring Workforce Development Offerings

Berkshire Community College is restructuring its workforce development arm. The college is currently looking for a new dean who will be in charge of bringing the community education and workforce development programming under the oversight of traditional academic programming. The rest of the staff, minus an administrative assistant, will be let go at the start of the fiscal year and the new dean will determine how the non-credit course work will be administered in the future.

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BCC Remembers Beloved Dean, Charlie Kaminski

Thomas Tyning described his late friend Charles Kaminski as a "six-foot-two Paddington bear," with a cavernous voice that seemed to emanate from the depths of his heart and yet the kind of quality that put people at ease." Kaminski - known as Chuck to some, Charlie to others - loved nature, cooking, and music. He never seemed stressed and was loved by many from across the state.

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BCC Announces Adjunct Faculty Fellow, Several Other New Hires

Berkshire Community College has hired a new director of Safety and Security and a new building maintenance supervisor II. It has also announced it has a new adjunct faculty fellow and interim dean of Business, Science, Mathematics and Technology.

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BCC Hires Financial Literacy Coordinator

Berkshire Community College has filled the position of financial literacy coordinator and coordinator of Student activities and also welcomes Eleanore Velez, an admissions counselor and coordinator of the Multicultural Center, back to the college.

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Pittsfield Councilors Look to Honor Financial Support For Turf Field

The city will honor its previous commitment to the Berkshire Community College turf field project. But still have some questions about the operations, Particularly, At Large Councilor Earl Persip raised concerns that there is no guarantee that the field will be accessible to the city's youth years into the future and he dislikes that city schools are being charged the same price to rent the facility.

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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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