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BCC Announces Staff Changes at South County Center
Aug 31, 2013

Berkshire Community College (BCC) has announced staff changes at the college's South County Center located in Great Barrington.

Julie Hannum has been promoted to director of Off-Campus Centers, including the South County Center. She has
worked at BCC since 1995, most recently serving as the coordinator of the Career Vocational Technical Education (CVTE) Linkage Initiative, Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Bridge-to-College Programs.

In her new role, Hannum will be responsible for the general administration of the South County Center as well as coordinating the schedule for credit and some non-credit courses as well as selected student services for all off-campus centers. She is responsible for community and high school outreach, student engagement and retention activities, and other areas of responsibility necessary to the operations of all off-campus center locations.

Throughout her BCC career, Hannum has coordinated a wide variety of programs and events such as BCC's Tech Prep programs with local high schools, College & Career Days and STEM Fairs. She also has taught math and advised Engineering Tech/Manufacturing students. For the last several years, she coordinated the Upper Housatonic Valley Experience summer institute for K-12 teachers, a graduate course offered by the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), jointly taught by BCC and MCLA faculty, which integrates the business, history and environment of the Housatonic River Valley.  

Hannum is affiliated with a number of professional organizations including: The Berkshire Compact for Higher Education, the Berkshire STEM Network Steering Committee, the Berkshire County School Counselors Association, the Berkshire County Regional Employment Board Youth Council, the Southern Berkshire Chambers of Commerce and the National Association for Developmental Education. She currently is a member of the Select Board for the Town of Sheffield and the Board of Directors for the Berkshire County Selectmen's Association.

She holds a bachelor's degree from Westfield State College, a master's degree in science education from MCLA and is a 2011 graduate of the Massachusetts Community College Leadership Academy.

She resides in Sheffield with her husband, Steven, and has two grown children.

Kelly Jourdain has been named academic coordinator of BCC's Adult Learning Program located at the South County Center. In her new role, she will be responsible for the Center's GED and ESOL classes, which have more than 100 enrolled students in both morning and evening programs.  BCC's Adult Learning Program also works closely with other community organizations that address the needs of the multicultural population.

Jourdain previously served as program coordinator of the Continuing and Professional Education Office at MCLA for approximately six years. Prior to that, she worked as an ESL teacher with the South Berkshire Educational Collaborative in Great Barrington. Jourdain has over 17 years of ESL teaching experience as well as adult learning.

She holds a bachelor's degree from Russell Sage College in Troy, N.Y. She resides in Becket with her husband, Jeff, and two children.

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