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BCC Adds Associate degree of Nursing
08:04AM / Wednesday, August 11, 2021
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. Berkshire Community College (BCC) encourages prospective Associate degree of Nursing (ADN) students to apply to BCC for spring 2022 registration on or before the deadline of Wednesday, September 1.    Registrants are required to participate in a virtual information session. New mandatory ADN Info Sessions have been added on Wednesday, Aug. 11 at noon and 5:00 p.m. Participants will learn the basic requirements of the program and get a course overview.   To register, visit www.berkshirecc.edu/nursinginfo, and choose "ADN Info Session Details & Sign-Up." For more information, contact the Admissions Office at (413) 236-1636.

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BCC Honors Vaccine Collaborative Volunteers, Staff, Supporters
12:00PM / Monday, August 09, 2021
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — After six months of work delivering the COVID-19 vaccine to tens of thousands of residents of Berkshire County and beyond, the Berkshire Vaccine Collaborative was given a much-needed break.    On Thursday, Aug. 5, Berkshire Community College welcomed volunteers, staff and supporters of the collaborative at a celebration held at the Paterson Field House on BCC's campus.    The celebration honored those who administered vaccines at BCC, St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish Center in North Adams, and the W.E.B. Dubois Middle School in Great Barrington, which often handled hundreds and even thousands of vaccinations per day in the initial phases of

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MCLA Offering College Classes to High School Students
08:00AM / Monday, August 09, 2021
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — MCLA's Division of Graduate and Continuing Education worked this summer with Student Diplomacy Corps (SDC) to offer college classes to 101 high school students from 15 U.S. states and four different countries, including two from Berkshire County.     The program, which provides full scholarships for high school students, lets participants select from ten college credit courses, from Public Health to Sociology and Culture, Ecology, History, Literature, and Music.    "The Student Diplomacy Corps has offered an outstanding program this summer that MCLA has been proud to support," said Associate Dean for Graduate and Continuing

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Former Pittsfield Legion Post to Become Preschool
By Brittany Polito, iBerkshires Staff
04:08AM / Monday, August 02, 2021
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Ready Set Learn Preschool is opening a second location in the heart of Pittsfield that will avail 80 additional spots for enrollment to meet growing demand.   The former American Legion post home at 41 Wendell Ave. will house the new facility, which is slated to open in the fall. It will feature two 3-year-old classrooms, one prekindergarten class, and a private kindergarten class that is new to the curriculum.   Owner and operator Melissa Fawcett aims to provide an experience that is both fun and educational for children, leaving them feeling confident and prepared for K-12 school.   Property owners Mill Town Capital and Scarafoni Financial

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MCLA Accepting Applicants for Fall Degree Completion Program
07:50AM / Wednesday, July 28, 2021
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — MCLA's Division of Graduate and Continuing Education is accepting applicants to the College's fall Degree Completion Program, a cohort-style program that begins Sept. 1 for students looking for a non-traditional path to a bachelor's degree.     MCLA's Degree Completion Program is best suited for those who have an associate's degree or some college credits. Each program is conducted in a cohort-style learning format, in which students begin their course of study with a group of their peers and proceed through the program together. Classes are offered in the evening and online to help students balance work, family commitments, and

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Greylock Awards $14,500 in Scholarships
12:12PM / Friday, July 23, 2021
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Greylock Federal Credit Union awarded two rounds of scholarships to college-bound high school seniors.   Eighteen awards of $500 each were granted in Berkshire County and one in Columbia County, NY under the Credit Union's annual "Community Enrichment" scholarship program.    Five "Scholastic Achievement Awards" of $1,000 each were also awarded. These awards are available as a part of Greylock's employee benefit package. In total, 24 students were awarded $14,500 toward continuing education.    "Greylock is delighted to recognize our area's outstanding students with these scholarships," said

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BCC Announces Virtual Info Session
08:03AM / Friday, July 23, 2021
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. Berkshire Community College (BCC) will hold a virtual information session for its hospitality and culinary programs on Tuesday, August 10 at 12 pm.    Current and prospective students can register for the Zoom session by visiting www.berkshirecc.edu/openhouse and scrolling down to the "Program Info Sessions" section.   After a year-long hiatus due to the pandemic, BCC is relaunching its newly revised hospitality and culinary programs this fall. During the virtual information session, James Storey, BCC Faculty & Curriculum Coordinator, Hospitality Management, will review various certification and degree offerings, describe some of the new

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College Notes: Summer & Fall 2021
03:25PM / Thursday, July 22, 2021
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Two Berkshire County graduates have been accepted to in Potsdam, N.Y., as a member of the class of 2025. Gracie Towler of North Adams will be majoring in electrical engineering and Kate Kerwood of Pittsfield will be majoring in aeronautical engineering.

Michael Maruk of Pittsfield, a student atin Newton, presented at the university's Spring Symposium research showcase "The Invention of Now." The Spring Connected Learning Symposium is one of two annual research symposia held at Lasell University.   He participated in a video presentation, "What Does Conscious Awareness Mean To Me?" as one of Lasell's resident assistants. Graduations in Worcester awarded 490

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BCC Adds Licensed Practical Nurse Info Session
07:56AM / Thursday, July 22, 2021
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  PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College (BCC) encourages prospective Licensed Practical Nursing students to apply to BCC for fall registration on or before the deadline of Monday, July 26.    Registrants are required to participate in a virtual information session. A new mandatory LPN Info Session has been added on Friday, July 23 at noon.   Panelists include Lori Moon, Dean of Nursing; Karrie Trautman, Coordinator of One Stop Operations; Tammy Westlake, Student Advising Coordinator; and Eleanore Velez, Admissions Counselor. Participants will learn the basic requirements of the program and get a course overview.   To register, visit

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BCC Upcoming Admissions Info Sessions
08:07AM / Tuesday, July 20, 2021
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College (BCC) invites prospective students to its next series of free Virtual General Information Sessions: Wednesday, Aug. 4 at 5 pm, Thursday, Aug. 19 at 12 pm, and Saturday, Aug. 21 at 12 pm.    The 30-minute info sessions, presented by admissions counselors on Zoom, are designed to familiarize prospective students with the application and registration process.      Virtual General Information Session participants can:     Ask questions about the admissions

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