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

  • Stefanie Weber

  • Environmental Science
  • Read about Stefanie Weber '93, an action-based artist who specializes in dance, movement and performance. She will present "We Danced for Rain," a dance forum/demo, on Thursday, Sept. 28 from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. in Koussevitzky, followed by a tap dance workshop in the Robert Boland Theatre from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Laurie Vilord
  • Faculty Spotlight

  • Laurie Vilord

  • Medical Coding
  • When Laurie Vilord decided to change course in her career, she tackled it with gusto, earning a Medical Coding Certificate and a Health Information Management (HIM) Certificate from BCC in just one year. "I don't really recommend that, but I'm kind of an overachiever," she laughs.
  • 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.