Commencement is a graduation ceremony that takes place each Spring semester. It is an end-of-spring semester celebration for students projected to successfully complete all of their graduation requirements. Our BCC students are commencing on toward something greater - after having successfully earned their certificate or degree - and are ready to use their skills in the workforce or continue on to a four-year school after they graduate.
On May 31, 2019 at Tanglewood in Lenox, 297 #MyBCC students graduated after hearing inspiring words from Valedictorian Soncere "Starr" Williams (a portion of her speech is overlaid in the video) and keynote speaker Senator Edward J. Markey.
2018-2019 Guest Speaker
Massachusetts Senator Edward J. Markey, a consumer champion and national leader on energy, environmental protection and telecommunications policy, has a prolific legislative record on major issues across the policy spectrum and a deep commitment to improving the lives of the people of Massachusetts and our country.
Whether the issue is climate change, clean energy, safeguarding privacy, nuclear non-proliferation, investor protection or preserving an open Internet that spurs competition and consumer choice, Senator Markey stands up for the priorities and values of Massachusetts.