BCC Announces New Alumni Association Board

Berkshire Community College (BCC) has announced the creation of a new Alumni Association Board with the election of 13 Directors in two online elections. 

BCC’s Alumni Association Board’s mission is to work to advance both BCC and its alumni. In addition, the Board plans social and informative events for all alumni. 

“This is an inspiring group of talented individuals who are committing their time and talents to Berkshire Community College. I believe they will strengthen our alumni community and set a great example for future students,” said Jennifer Kerwood, BCC’s director of development and alumni relations.

The Alumni Board is currently planning a day of service to local seniors in the spring, as well as an evening featuring food prepared by BCC’s many alumni working in restaurants throughout the region.

Alumni Board Image

Pictured from L to R: Stanley Walczyk, Kevin O’Hara, Daniel Dillon, BCC President Ellen Kennedy, Cindy Shogry-Raimer, Christopher Richards, Dawn Dellea, Jessica Russo, Ashlee Zanconato, Jeffrey Hiltpold, Kathy Gowdey.
(Not pictured - Sharon Connors, Sue Fennell-Ivas, Bryan Stowell)

BCC’s Alumni Association Board officers include: Cindy Shogry-Raimer '91 (president), vice president of Operational Risk Management at Greylock Federal Credit Union; Ashlee Zanconato ’10 (vice president), co-owner and general manager of Powder Hounds Restaurant and adjunct faculty member in BCC’s Hospitality Program; Jessica Russo ’10 (secretary); telecommunications specialist at Berkshire Health Systems and Jeffrey Hiltpold ’09 (elected trustee), senior configuration management engineer for Mission Integration Systems at General Dynamics – Advanced Information Systems (GDAIS).

Others elected to the Board include: Sharon Connors '00, assistant director at KidZone; Dawn Dellea '88, '89, manager of alumni and Parent Engagement at Williams College; Daniel Dillon '62, relationship development officer at Greylock Federal Credit Union; Sue Fennell-Ivas '80, real estate paralegal and title examiner at Cain, Hibbard and Myers PC; Kathy Gowdey '70, professor and program advisor in Business Software Systems at BCC; Kevin O'Hara '74, author and retired nurse; Christopher Richards '05, quality engineer at GDAIS; Bryan Stowell '08, software engineer at GDAIS and Stan Walczyk '71, owner of O’Laughlin’s Home Care Pharmacy.

All former students and graduates of Berkshire Community College are automatically members of the Alumni Association.  There is no fee for membership.

For more information about BCC’s Alumni Association, upcoming events or how to submit alumni news, visit or contact Kerwood at