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BCC Student Honored with 29 Who Shine Award

Escobar recently graduated from BCC with an associate degree in psychology and will go on to study social work at Elms College in Chicopee. On top of her studies, she works at the Elizabeth Freeman Center as a bilingual counselor and hosts a weekly show called "Mundo Latino" on Pittsfield Community Radio.

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BCC Names New Director of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Allman-Morton was most recently Director of Alumni Engagement at Amherst College, where she had been employed for more than 10 years with progressively responsible positions. Previously, she was Assistant Director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Brandeis University in Waltham.

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Three BCC Classes Graduate at Joint Commencement

The college conferred 186 associate degrees and 92 certificates to 246 students. The graduates came from 41 programs of study with 24 receiving more than one degree or certificate.

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Congressman Jamie Raskin to Speak at OLLI/BCC Lecture Series

Congressman Jamie Raskin, author of "Unthinkable: Trauma, Truth and the Trials of American Democracy," will be the guest speaker.

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BCC to Hold New Student Orientation Sessions

These in-person sessions will be held on Tuesdays, June 28 and Aug. 9 from 8:30 am to 2 pm. Space is limited and registration is required.

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BCC to Host Admissions Info Sessions 

The 30-minute info sessions, presented by admissions counselors on Zoom, are designed to familiarize prospective students with the application and registration process.

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Berkshire Community College Announces New Staff

Berkshire Community College (BCC) announced the addition of four new full-time staff members, as well as an employment status change for one staff member

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Berkshire Community College Participates in 'No Mow May'

BCC has directed its facilities staff to refrain from mowing campus lawns until after June 1.

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BCC to Hold Honors Scholar Celebration

Opening remarks will be presented by Laura Saldarini, BCC Director of Academic Operations. The featured speaker is Soncere (Starr) Williams, Berkshire Honors Scholar alumna.

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BCC Holds 'Stay Active and Independent for Life' Classes

The free program, designed for senior citizens interested in increasing mobility, was held twice a week from Jan 10 through May 4.

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McCann, BCC Sign Updated Agreement for Medical Programs

Brosnan said the updated agreement ensures the future of the school's surgical technology program. He said the program's accrediting organization changed policy to require students have an associate's degree before sitting for their licensing and certification exam.

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Mental Health on the College Campus: How BCC Helps Students Overcome Barriers to Succeed

May is National Mental Health Month, a time not only to reflect on the importance of seeking help, but also to remind ourselves that mental health is a critical part of overall health

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BCC to Host Admissions Info Sessions

The 30-minute info sessions, presented by admissions counselors on Zoom, are designed to familiarize prospective students with the application and registration process.

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BCC Announces Two New Academic Certificate Programs

Certificate programs, which may be completed in as little as a year or less, provide the skills needed for immediate entry into the job market or the first step toward continuing higher education

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BCC Receives $10M to Remove PCBs From Window Caulking

The polluted caulking is between the panes of glass and the concrete frame of the building and is not exposed to the interior of the building.

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BCC to Hold Virtual Open House for Early College Program

Registrants will be emailed a Zoom link.

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BCC Players to Perform 'Rabbit Hole'

Written by American playwright David Lindsey-Abaire, "Rabbit Hole" won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2007.

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BCC Foundation Introduces Richard J. Melluzzo Scholarship

Melluzzo, who died in December 2021, was a resident of Great Barrington for more 45 years and was an active member of the community.

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BCC to Hold Virtual Open House

All participants will have their class registration fees waived, plus receive a $10 gift card for lunch at a local restaurant, a discount at the BCC Bookstore and a chance to win BCC swag.

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BCC to Hold Commencement at Tanglewood on June 3

The event, which is free and open to the public, celebrates students who earned degrees and certificates in 2020, 2021 and 2022.

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BCC to Hold Info Session on Cannabis Industry Certificate

The Cannabis Industry Certificate is designed to provide students with applicable skills and knowledge to work professionally in the areas of cannabis cultivation, processing, preparation, retail and outreach

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BCC Offers Free Tutoring to All Students

BCC Tutoring Center staff recently held a tutor training session with a focus on improving accessibility to tutoring services. Fitzgerald said the session was a productive one in which new and longtime tutors and staff shared ideas and learned about recent changes to the tutoring programs at BCC.

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Eighth Annual Live Out Loud Community Conference to be Held at BCC

This year's event will feature a Keynote Presentation at 10:00 a.m. called "A Conversation About LGBTQ+ Healthcare in the Berkshires," followed by three additional morning presentations.

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BCC Faculty Advocate for Paused Respiratory Care Program

Some Berkshire Community College faculty are asking the board of trustees to take a deep breath before shutting down its respiratory care program.

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BCC Professor Wins Open Education Resources Award

Reynolds created BCC's Bioscience Image Library, which offers students and the general public free access to microscopic images of plants, animals, bacteria, fungi and more.