News and Events Archive

Successful Immigrants in the Berkshires Panel

This workshop provides an intentional space for BCC’s ESOL learners to connect, grow their network, and strengthen their skillsets with other Spanish speaking BCC alums and community members. The panel will be geared towards how to maximize successes in a predominantly English taught environment as an ESOL learner.

BCC to Present 'Successful Immigrants in the Berkshires' Panel

BCC will hold a virtual panel titled "SUCCESS Presents: Successful Immigrants in the Berkshires" on Friday, February 4 from 5-6:30 pm. The panel, held on Zoom, is specifically geared to English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) students. BCC students will receive forum credit for participating.

BCC Receives Grant from Berkshire Taconic to Support Manufacturing Program

Berkshire Community College (BCC) has received a $4,000 grant from Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation (BTCF) to support the enrollment of 20 students in BCC's Certified Manufacturing Associate Credential program.

BCC Student Named Melville Fellow

Aylen Dominguez, a liberal arts major at Berkshire Community College (BCC), has been selected by the Berkshire County Historical Society (BCHS) as a Melville Fellow, an award given to only two Berkshire County students for the 2021-22 academic year. She joins Shawna Hennessey of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA).

BCC Professor and UMass Amherst Grad Student Study 'Social Resilience' as a Factor in Healing for Trauma Patients

BCC Professor of Psychology Wayne Klug and University of Massachusetts Amherst graduate student David Wasielewski (also a BCC graduate), wanted to know does "social resilience" motivate trauma patients to heal?

BCC's Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Students Score Above National Average

Students who enroll in Berkshire Community College (BCC)'s Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program enjoy a higher graduation rate and pass the national licensure exam at a higher rate than the national average, BCC announced today.

BCC Announces Vaccination Requirement for In-person Students

BCC announces a deadline of Monday, January 3 for all returning students attending in-person classes to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and show proof of vaccination status. Following the same guidelines, the College is requesting that new students for the spring semester provide vaccination information within the admission process when accepted after January 3 and be fully vaccinated by the beginning of classes on January 24, 2022. BCC is one of 15 community colleges in the Commonwealth, all of which now require vaccinations to attend spring semester classes.

BCC Welcomes New Baby Lungfish to Campus

The Environmental and Life Sciences program at Berkshire Community College (BCC) has a new resident: a young African lungfish. The lungfish (Protopterus annectens), which arrived from a Californian breeder in mid-September, lives in an aquarium in the Ralph Hoffmann Environmental Science and Sustainable Energy Center.

BCC awarded more than $250K in early education grant

-- The Commonwealth's Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) has awarded Berkshire Community College a Career Pathways Grant totaling $257,331 for the 2022 fiscal year. The grant funds tuition, fees and support for those pursuing a degree in higher education while working in the field of early education and care.

BCC Receives Nearly $870,000 Allocation for SUCCESS

Berkshire Community College (BCC) is pleased to announce it has received an allocation of $869,377 from the state legislature as part of a $16 million fund distributed to all 15 community colleges in the Commonwealth. The allocation is earmarked for the Supporting Urgent Community College Equity through Student Services (SUCCESS) Fund, which focuses on vulnerable populations. The funding, which was requested through the Massachusetts Association of Community Colleges (MACC), covers the period through June 30, 2022, but will likely be renewed if the program proves successful.