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Bob Heck's Spotlight Photo
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  • Bob Heck

  • Business Administration
  • You may not know his face, but chances are you know his voice. Bob Heck has graced Berkshire County's airwaves for more than 10 years. A DJ, entertainer, businessman and entrepreneur -- he recently added another title to his roster of work --Berkshire Community College student.
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Tonya Pupo's Spotlight Photo
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  • Tonya Pupo

  • Tonya Pupo's road to earning an associate's degree was long and full of challenges. The Hinsdale native dropped out of high school and eventually earned her GED (now known as HiSet).
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Juan José Carrión-Almeida's Spotlight Photo
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  • Juan José Carrión-Almeida

  • A native of Ecuador, Juan José Carrión-Almeida came to the United States in 2009. He began working in the hospitality industry and strove to learn English
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Gabriana Brooks Spotlight Photo
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  • Gabriana Brooks

  • Gabriana (Gabby) Brooks came to Berkshire Community College (BCC) at the age of 16. A quiet and unassuming teenager who had previously been home schooled, she was anxious about starting college.
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Student Spotlight: Edson Chipalo
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  • Edson Chipalo

  • Program of Study - Criminal Justice
  • Originally from Zambia, Chipalo grew up in a village without electricity or running water. Orphaned after his parents died when he was a young child, he lived with his grandparents who are subsistence farmers.
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