BCC '40 Under Forty' Awards to Resume Spring Schedule

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College (BCC) announced it will host its 40 Under Forty awards in March 2024. 
The hiatus in 2023 will allow the event to get back on track after its annual springtime schedule was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 
For the last two years, the event was held in September, whereas it historically takes place in March. The College plans to resume the springtime schedule, resetting the event with nominations opening this fall. 
"40 Under Forty is truly one of the most special events we hold at BCC, and we are thrilled to be able to resume our spring schedule in 2024," said BCC President Ellen Kennedy. "I know the Berkshires community will once again nominate amazing people, and I’m looking forward to giving them the recognition they deserve." 
According to the press release: The 40 Under Forty awards are an annual celebration of talented millennials and Generation Z professionals in the Berkshires who have shown their support for the region through leadership, community service and a deep dedication to improving the quality of life for those living and working in the community.   
For more information on becoming a community sponsor of 40 Under Forty, visit www.berkshirecc.edu/40underforty.
 Nominations will open in fall 2023. 

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BCC to Hold 'Experience BCC'

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College (BCC) will hold Experience BCC on Wednesday, April 19 from 9 am-12 pm. 
Designed to introduce potential BCC students to a typical day on campus, the event is held during Berkshire County high schools' spring break, making it easy for high school students to attend.  
Potential BCC students have the opportunity to sit in on a classroom experience and discover how BCC offers the same high-quality education as other colleges, but for a fraction
 of the cost. Participants will: 
  • Meet faculty, staff and students        
  • Enjoy a free breakfast and lunch       
  • Learn about paying for college     
  • Hear about more than 50 programs of study offered at BCC       
  • Get the scoop on transferring    
  • Take a tour of the campus 
Participants start the day with a free breakfast, followed by breakout sessions featuring faculty-led, hands-on experiences from 9:30-10 am and 10:10-10:40 am. Sessions include: 
  • Nursing with Dean of Nursing Lori Moon in the SIM Lab        
  • STEM with Assistant Professor of Engineering José Colmenares    
  • Allied Health with Physical Therapist Assistant Program Director Michele Darroch        
  • Writing workshop with Writing Across the Curriculum Coordinator Liesl Schwabe 
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