What makes Berkshire Community College a vibrant and diverse community? It’s the people. Our Spotlights are a collection of articles featuring members of the BCC Community – showcasing their successes, struggles, history and experiences.


Laura Forero
  • Student Spotlight
  • Laura Forero

  • Business Administration
  • Laura Forero is at her best when she's learning. In addition to what she learned in her classes, the Class of 2016 Valedictorian gained a valuable lesson - hard work pays off.
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Peter Zaconato's Spotlight Photo
  • Alumni Spotlight
  • Peter Zanconato

  • Class of 2003
  • You could say that Peter Zanconato has Berkshire Community College in his blood. Not only is he a BCC graduate, his sister and brother are, too. His mother, Mary, works at the institution as does his sister, Ashlee, who currently serves as an adjunct Culinary Arts instructor.
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Gary Bradway Spotlight Photo
  • Faculty Spotlight
  • Gary Bradway

  • Professor of Engineering and Technology
  • When Gary Bradway was a child his father, an electrician, would tell him that when he got older he should "work with his head." He took this advice to heart.
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  • Campus Life Spotlight
  • Renovations

  • One tree on BCC’s Main Campus always seems to change colors early. It morphs and the beautiful orange-yellow bursts signal that fall is here. Just a stone's throw away from that changing tree, a more significant physical transformation, accompanied by a symphony of “beeps” and “clunks” from construction equipment, is underway. Melville Hall is being transformed.

    Next door to Melville stands Hawthorne Hall. Renovated earlier this summer, Hawthorne Hall, the home of BCC’s biology, nursing and allied health labs, welcomes students for fall classes.

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Eleanore Velez's Photo
  • Staff Spotlight
  • Eleanore Velez

  • Admissions Counselor and Coordinator of the Multicultural Center at BCC
  • Eleanore Velez, an admissions counselor and coordinator of the Multicultural Center at Berkshire Community College (BCC), is passionate about education.
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