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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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Kate Loria
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  • Kate Loria

  • Program of Study - Business Administration
  • A full-time BCC student and mother of three, Loria juggles her school work while taking care of her kids - ages 13, 9 and 3. Her ability to schedule and juggle - along with hard work - is getting her closer to her goal of earning an associate's degree in Business Administration.
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Kyle Slattery
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  • Kyle Slattery

  • Program of Study - Engineering
  • If you take a walk with Kyle Slattery around BCC's main campus - it could be a long one. This is because Kyle, who is friendly, out-going and approachable, seems to know everyone. And, he likes to talk. In turn, he draws people in like a moth to a flame. People simply want to be around him.
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