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Berkshire Community College Welcomes New Staff Members
11:20AM / Saturday, July 30, 2022
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College has announced the addition of five new staff members: Meghan Callaghan, Jennifer Filippi, Erin Lynn, Matthew Palardy and Seth T. Tuper. 

Callaghan joins BCC as Dean of Teaching and Learning. She will lead the Division of Teaching and Learning Innovation. She arrives from Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC), where she worked in several roles over the past 13 years. Her responsibilities included coordinating the Office of Community Engagement, expanding outcome and assessment work into the co-curricular, serving as BHCC’s Massachusetts Community College Council union president, being a founding member of the Center

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Taconic's Student Voice Club Has Successful School Year, Looks for New Members
By Brittany Polito, iBerkshires Staff
01:30PM / Tuesday, July 26, 2022
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Taconic High School's new student government organization had a number of accomplishments in the 2021-2022 school year and is looking to recruit more members for the next.

Founder William Garrity gave a presentation on the Taconic Student Voice Club at the last School Committee meeting.

The club's first project involved ensuring the future of a theater program that was seemingly at risk.

In late October it was announced that the nonprofit that provides funding to the school for theater programming, Save Our Shakespeare, was dissolving. This made students concerned that the school would not be able to participate in Shakespeare & Company's Fall

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College Notes: Summer 2022
03:57PM / Wednesday, July 20, 2022
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Aimee Dowling of Stamford, Vt., was awarded the Biomedical Engineering Department Award for Outstanding Senior at the 2022 College of Engineering Senior Awards Ceremony held on May 21 atThis award, presented by Robert Gettens, department chair and professor of biomedical engineering, is presented to a senior biomedical engineering student who has demonstrated academic success with an outstanding grade point average and has demonstrated professionalism in their studies.   Dowling was also welcomed into Tau Beta Pi National Honor Society at the chapter's annual induction ceremony. Tau Beta Pi is a national honor society for engineering students. To be elected, students must

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MassDevelopment Issues $30 Million Bond for Sheffield's Berkshire School
12:21PM / Wednesday, July 20, 2022
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SHEFFIELD, Mass. – MassDevelopment has issued a $30 million tax-exempt bond on behalf of The Berkshire School, Inc. to be used for a new 17,000-square-foot addition and other improvements.

The school will use bond proceeds to build the addition onto the existing 31,000-square-foot student center, replace the building’s roof, windows, and mechanical, electrical, and fire protection systems, and fund furniture, fixtures, and equipment for the building. When complete, the student center will house a kitchen, dining commons, music center, gathering space, snack bar, club space, Student Life offices, post office, bookstore, radio station, and more.

Construction is expected to begin

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BCC to Host Three Virtual Information Sessions in August
12:56PM / Friday, July 15, 2022
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College will hold three free virtual information sessions in the month of August on Wednesday, August 3 at 4 and Monday, August 15 at 12 p.m.

The 30-minute info sessions, presented by admissions counselors on Zoom, are designed to familiarize prospective students with the application and registration process.   

To register for a session, visit www.berkshirecc.edu/openhouse.  

Information session participants can ask questions about the admissions process, learn about BCC’s financial aid options and hear from staff about programs and student support services.

For more information, contact the Admissions Office at

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Application Deadline Announced for BCC Associate Degree in Nursing
08:00AM / Friday, July 08, 2022
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PITTSFIELD, Mass — Berkshire Community College announces a deadline of Thursday, September 1 to apply for the spring semester cohort of the Associate Degree in Nursing program.    The program accepts up to 60 students fills quickly. Prospective students are encouraged to apply early. The spring semester begins in January 2023.     The program offers a diverse and wide range of career paths, ample employment opportunities and competitive salaries, nursing attracts people with not only a focus on caring, but also with a desire for flexible work schedules and opportunities to excel within the profession.   BCC’s nursing program is a sequence of

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BCC Names Spring Dean's List Students
08:08AM / Tuesday, July 05, 2022
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College (BCC) announced it has named 240 students to the spring 2022 dean's list.    To be eligible for the dean's list, full-time students must achieve a GPA of 3.250 to 3.749 for an honors designation, while students with a GPA of 3.750 to 4.000 earn high honors. All dean's list students must have declared a major and must have completed at least 12 traditionally graded credit hours during a fall or spring semester of one academic year. Part-time students have the same eligibility requirements, except that the minimum 12 credit hours must be completed during one academic year.    The following 119 students

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Berkshire Taconic Grant Funds BEAT Youth Program
08:00AM / Monday, July 04, 2022
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Crane Family Fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation awarded $2,200 to Berkshire Environmental Action Team (BEAT) in support of connecting kids with nature through programs in parks in the Westside of Pittsfield.    The grant will allow BEAT to purchase materials and plan programs that will give kids the opportunity to collect insects. the program will teach them how to collect in a safe and mindful way that is beneficial to themselves and the insects.    It will also allow teaching opportunities on pollination, biodiversity, and the importance of insects to the global ecosystem.     

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Berkshire Community College Pinning Ceremony
By Sabrina Damms, iBerkshires Staff
05:17PM / Friday, July 01, 2022
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College on Thursday graduated a dozen future nurses in a pinning ceremony held in the college's Connector space.   Dean of Nursing Lori Moon commended the graduates of the 10-month course for entering the health-care industry especially after the pandemic and a national nursing shortage. She left them with some final advice -- to remember why they started this journey, to continue to ask questions and to have empathy.    "I hope you guys will enter your new role with fresh energy and positivity. I hope that your attitude will be one that comforts patients and assures them that they will be taken care of,"

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McCann Honor Roll
03:40PM / Monday, June 27, 2022
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. McCann Technical School quarter 4 Honor Roll   High Honors Belanger, Emily 2022 Bushika, Jeramia 2022 Chen, Justin 2022 Clark, Elizabeth 2022 Clark, Madison 2022 Donovan, Ella 2022 Dufur, Paige 2022 Fortin, Lily 2022 Gazaille-Adams, Kyrsten 2022 Harris, Michael 2022 Krzanik, Allyson 2022 Luczynski, Khilie 2022 Manzolini, Kyle 2022 Meehan, Nicholas 2022 Mendel, Andrey 2022 Morin, Garrett 2022 Mulder, Anthony 2022 Perras, McKenzie 2022 Pettit, Tyler 2022 Piekos, Evan 2022 Poulen Jr, Chester 2022 Roberts, Amelia 2022 Rudin, Ethan 2022 Sacco, Carli 2022 Scalise, Emily 2022 Thibert, Tessa 2022 Vince, Amaya 2022 Wimpenney, Cheyenne 2022 Zaleski, Sarinna 2022 Abuisi,

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