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.


Alicia Starsja Circle
  • Student Spotlight
  • Alicia Starsja

  • Human Services
  • Alicia Starsja, by all accounts, is a super star student. She started out at BCC in 2016 with a mindset that she wasn't really going to be able to succeed at college. Alicia is legally blind, having been born with Aniridia - which means the iris in the eye doesn't develop. However, Alicia was encouraged and empowered to give BCC a shot.
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kevin drumm head shot
  • Alumni Spotlight
  • Kevin Drumm

  • Physical Education and Recreation
  • Kevin Drumm graduated from Berkshire Community College in 1976 with an Associate's Degree in Physical Education and Recreation. For the last nine years he has been the President of SUNY Broome Community College in Binghamton, NY.
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Kari Dupuis Spotlight
  • Faculty Spotlight
  • Kari Dupuis

  • Human Services Faculty
  • Kari Dupuis, advises the BCC Human Services Club, is starting a campus wide mentoring initiative called Make Dreams Real, and is developing an Addiction Recovery conference on campus.
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Faye's Bioscience Image Library
  • Campus Life Spotlight
  • Faye Reynolds

  • Bioscience Image Library Project
  • Professor Faye Reynolds has created BCC's Bioscience Image Library - which offers the general public free access to microscopic images of plants, animals, bacteria, fungi and more. Free access to the image library can support student learning in the fields of Biology, Botany, Zoology, Histology and Microbiology.
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Karen Carreras Hubbard portrait
  • Staff Spotlight
  • Karen Carreras Hubbard

  • Coordinator of Library Services
  • Karen Carreras-Hubbard works in the Jonathan Edwards Library at the College - but she didn't start out anywhere close to being a librarian. In fact, Karen has her bachelor's and her master's degree in Cinema Studies from New York University and she spent a couple of decades in New York City before moving to Connecticut and then eventually to BCC.
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