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.
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.
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.
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
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.