News and Events Archive

Professor Wins Open Education Resources Award

Berkshire Community College (BCC) congratulates Professor of Life Sciences Fayette Reynolds for winning second place in the Massachusetts Open Educational Resources (OER) Advisory Council's first annual OER Olympic Awards. Reynolds created BCC's Bioscience Image Library, which offers students and the general public free access to microscopic images of plants, animals, bacteria, fungi and more. The images are particularly useful for students studying biology, botany, zoology, histology and microbiology.

BCC Wins $350,000 Grant for Nursing Simulation (SIM) Equipment Upgrade

Berkshire Community College (BCC) has been awarded a $350,000 grant to acquire new simulation (SIM) equipment for its nursing programs, allowing for the first substantive upgrade of such equipment since 2009. The grant was provided by state Community Project Funding secured by Congressman Richard Neal.

BCC Offers Free English Classes for Afghan Evacuees

For immigrants, the challenges are many -- and learning the language is often one of most immediate. Afghan evacuees in the Berkshires now have a resource to help them overcome this barrier with Berkshire Community College (BCC)'s free English classes, held at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Pittsfield.

A Family Reveal with Reggie Harris

Join Reggie Harris for a Family Reveal where Reggie will discuss his familial connection as the descendant of slavery as a great-great-great-grandson of confederate General Williams Carter Wickham and his slave Bibhanna Hewlett with his White cousins.

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.