What makes Berkshire Community College (BCC) 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.

Barry profile
  • Student Spotlight

  • Kaitlyn Barry

  • Salutatorian, Class of 2023
  • On the surface, it might not be surprising that BCC salutatorian Kaitlyn Barry got an A in the first class she ever took at the College, followed by an A in the next class. And the next. But it was surprising to Kaitlyn. "I thought, this is insane! I had never gotten higher than a C in any of my high school classes," Kaitlyn recalls.
  • Alumni Spotlight

  • Matt Cusson

  • Music
  • Grammy-nominated musician Matt Cusson ('98) was recently helping clean out his parents' house when he unearthed his high school yearbook. There, in print, was his prediction of where he'd be in 20 years: "On tour with Brian McKnight." That dream came true faster than predicted. Matt toured with the R&B performer for about 10 years.
  • Faculty Spotlight

  • Gina Foley

  • Life Sciences
  • When Gina Foley, BCC Associate Professor of Life Sciences, grew up on the Long Island town of Bay Shore, New York, hiking and outdoor exploration were not part of her everyday life. She likely didn't envision herself one day living in the green surrounds of Berkshire County, and even less likely pictured herself teaching biology.
  • Campus Life Spotlight

  • OER

  • Library
  • It's no secret that community colleges offer a quality education at a fraction of the price of traditional four-year schools. But for some, the cost of textbooks can be prohibitive. Open educational resources (OER) are free resources available to anyone and an alternative to high-cost textbooks, which are a barrier for many students.
Geoffrey Tabor
  • Staff Spotlight

  • Geoffrey Tabor

  • Transfer Affairs/Articulation
  • Sometimes it takes being in the right place at the right time. When Geoffrey Tabor, Coordinator of Transfer Affairs/Articulation, first visited BCC in 1995, it wasn't by invitation.