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Student Spotlight


 

Kyle Slattery
Age 18
Resides in Pittsfield, MA
Program of Study:  Engineering
Future plans – Attend UMass

 

If you take a walk with Kyle Slattery around BCC’s main campus – it could be a long one. This is because Slattery, who is friendly, outgoing 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. Before you know it…the five minute walk turns into a half hour due to a plethora of quick, upbeat conversations.

Life wasn’t always this way.  After struggling in school, Slattery dropped out in 9th grade. He later attended GED preparation classes at the Adult Learning Center (then in downtown Pittsfield) and became involved in BCC’s Project Link, a free program, which provides courses, advising and educational skills training to prepare GED and ESL (English as a Second Language) students to enter BCC degree and certificate programs.

His life began to change – and so did his attitude. He started taking classes at BCC and became very active in campus activities. He earned a certificate in manufacturing last Spring. He became involved with the Student Government Association and eventually elected Student Trustee. Slattery continues to work hard and is thriving. He expects to earn his associate’s degree in Manufacturing in May 2015.

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