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BCC 60th Anniversary Celebrations

HAPPY 60TH BIRTHDAY, BCC!

The first Community College in Massachusetts is turning 60 and we want to celebrate with all of you. Join us for a story exhibit in June and a community festival in September. We are going back to our roots and where it all began at the Pittsfield Common.

I fell in love with education. In the legislature, I was a big advocate of education training and improving the public education system. At that time, we studied what the higher education system was in other states, and we found out that California had 69 community colleges, and they were free tuition. I said, 'Wow, should that be a model for us?'

We were all working together to bring higher education to the people, and that was our rallying cry. We were always facing criticism that we were spending too much money on it: 'Too many educated people walking around' is what they would say. We had to overcome that and we had to point out the value of education.

My father was a very interesting person. He would always say: 'Whatever you have in your head,' he would point to his head, 'nobody can ever take away from you. They can take your money and your house can burn down, but what you've got in your head nobody will take away from you.

— THOMAS C. WOJTKOWSKI, SR.
Massachusetts State Representative 1955–1972

The Berkshire Community College sign being mounted at the Second Street campus.

Contact Us

Email: alumni@berkshirecc.edu
Phone: 413–236–3075

Check facebook.com/berkshireccalumni
for updates, changes and cancellations.

How we're celebrating our 60th birthday:

BCC ALUMNI & FRIENDS ANNIVERSARY STORY EXHIBIT
THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 6–9PM
FRAMEWORK, PITTSFIELD
Dress like the 1960s and enjoy live music, drinks and good times with old friends! Read the stories of BCC alumni and friends from 1960 until today: Alumni from the first years, supporters of the college who helped start the community college system in the commonwealth, former faculty, board members and recent graduates. 

BCC AT THE COMMON: 60 YEARS OF “BRINGING COLLEGE TO THE PEOPLE”
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 12–4PM 
FIRST STREET COMMON, PITTSFIELD
BCC will be celebrating its 60th anniversary with the whole Berkshire Community, showcasing our academic programs, student clubs and support services through engaging and entertaining activities and performances – where it all began: outside of BCC’s first location at the Common in Pittsfield. 

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