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.


  • Student Spotlight
  • Denise Foss

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Denise Foss is the 2020 Berkshire Community College Valedictorian, having earned a 3.99 GPA overall and a 4.0 GPA for her classes while she was a part of the Early Childhood Education (ECE) cohort at the College. She will give her remarks to her fellow 200+ graduates via a recorded video - as the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the regular operations of the College - and has moved the 60th Commencement ceremony into a virtual ceremony, supported by Pittsfield Community Television.
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Brian Adams Spotlight
  • Alumni Spotlight
  • Brian Adams

  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • After BCC, Brian went on to MCLA and pursued a degree in Health Science with a concentration in Physical Therapy. He has also been accepted to Sage College to pursue his Doctorates degree in Physical Therapy. With such a strong streak of academic success, it comes as a bit of a shock that at first, Brian didn't know what he wanted to do.
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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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Zoom Burke
  • Campus Life Spotlight
  • TLI

  • At Berkshire Community College, faculty, staff and students had to reimagine the ways they taught, or learned, or delivered incredible support services - remotely. Fortunately, the College had recently developed a division called Teaching and Learning Innovation, which was perfectly positioned to help its faculty, staff and students quickly adapt, not only to remote work and learning, but also to thrive long-term in a virtual and online environment.
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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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