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.

Jessica Hall Protrait
  • Student Spotlight

  • Jessica Hall

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Jessica Hall, Class of 2024 Valedictorian, had worked in both the corporate world and in family childcare for many years when the realization came to her: It was time to get back to school. "I've gotten lots of training, but I wanted something more ... I didn't have a degree in early education. I wanted to feel more qualified."
  • 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.
Pamela Farron
  • Campus Life Spotlight

  • Pam Farron

  • Breaking Barriers
  • Read how Pam Farron, BCC's Coordinator of Disability Services, developed the video series Breaking Barriers: Faculty, Staff and Alumni with Disabilities Share the Strategies They Use to Navigate Their Workplace. "My idea was to have them make videos, which I would help them with, and then share the videos with the entire campus ..."
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.