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BCC Announces Spring Semester Dean's List
12:39PM / Monday, June 26, 2017
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College has announced its Spring 2017 Dean's List.

To be eligible for the list, full-time students must have declared a major, completed a minimum of 12 non-repeated, traditionally graded credit hours during the spring semester, and achieved a 3.250 to 3.749 grade point average for Honors, or a 3.750 to 4.000 grade point average for High Honors.

Part-time students are eligible for the list if they meet the same requirements, except that their credit hours may have been completed during the fall and spring semesters of one academic year.

The following 136 students qualified for High Honors:

Massachusetts

Michael A. Corkins, Rebecca L.

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More Drury Student Art Added to Cascade Building
By Rebecca Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
04:29PM / Saturday, June 24, 2017
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Art teacher Phoebe Pepper poses with one of her student artists at the Cascade building in North Adams.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The masterpiece painting collaboration between Drury High School and Cascade School Supplies has turned a corner.

Literally.

After five years of large artwork being displayed on the street side of the old Brown Street factory building, two years' worth of slightly smaller but still colorful paintings now hang on the south side of the building along Grimes Street, near Cascade's front entrance.

The second row of another 20 paintings was unveiled with a small ceremony on Thursday, marking the seventh year the students of Drury art teacher Phoebe Pepper

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Greylock School Teacher Presented Kelly Award
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
05:51PM / Tuesday, June 20, 2017
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Everyone gathered in the auditorium at Greylock School on Wednesday afternoon, primarily for a school-led play about the Statue of Liberty.

But as everyone got settled, Superintendent Barbara Malkas informed them that she had a "very, very important announcement."

It was that Michele Rondeau was this year's winner of the Marion B. Kelly Award.

"It is presented to teachers in recognition of their dedicated, skillful teaching and understanding of children and the exemplification of the ideal teacher," Malkas explained before a surprised Rondeau, seated in the back, was singled out.

Kelly had been an educator in the North Adams Public

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BArT Announces Third Trimester Honor Roll
01:39PM / Monday, June 19, 2017
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ADAMS, Mass. — Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter Public School has announced the students who made honor roll for the third trimester of the 2016-2017 school year. Students who earned 80 percent or above in all of their classes received the distinction of "Honors." Students who earned 90 percent or above in all of their classes received the distinction of "High Honors."

Academic courses at BArT are aligned with the Massachusetts State Curriculum Frameworks for the appropriate grade level and include all standards deemed necessary for a complete, college-preparatory, middle and high school education.

Dion Bianco, Ivan Chen, Zy'Aira Cooper, Felee Davis,

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BCC Pinning Ceremony Recognizes Practical Nurse Graduates
11:48AM / Monday, June 19, 2017
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Seventeen graduates of the practical nurse certificate program at Berkshire Community College were recognized June 15 during a pinning ceremony in the Robert Boland Theatre of the college's Koussevitzky Arts Center.

Chelise Rondeau

Salina Kiplagat

Megan Mahoney

Yormary Shogren

Angela Colson, Brittany Moore-Lusigan, Lindsay Ostellino

Samantha Andrews

Gregory Martin, Pamela Matson, Railea Rivera, Lesline Rostick

Stephanie Fredsall

Anna Owuor

Shauna Hoffman

Valentina Gavel

Natalya Sevostyanova


Lindsay Ostellino

Gregory Martin

Natalya Sevostyanova

 
Graduates of the 10-month program are eligible to sit for the Licensed Practical Nurse

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MountainOne Provides Funding for Scholarships for MCLA Camps
03:29PM / Friday, June 16, 2017
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. —MountainOne has granted $8,000 to Northern Berkshire United Way and the Williamstown Community Chest in support of a new collaboration to provide Northern Berkshire youth ages 9-17 with experiential, summer learning based programs on the MCLA campus.

NBUW and WCC will work closely with area youth agencies to refer young people into the summer programs and coordinate transportation when needed.

"We are pleased to support this innovative and collaborative community program developed by high-quality organizations in support of opportunities for our local youth," Kelli Kozak, AVP Community Engagement officer at MountainOne, said.

Scholarships or

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McCann Postgraduates Ready for Workforce
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
02:22AM / Tuesday, June 13, 2017
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The graduates flip their tassels over to show they've graduated. See more photos here.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — It was the second time that Jennifer Boucher of Adams had earned a diploma from McCann Technical School's postgraduate program.    And she held it tight as she danced her way out of the gym to the strains of "Uptown Funk" on Monday, ready for a life-changing career.   Boucher had first earned a cosmetology diploma from McCann and has been working as a hair stylist for years. On Monday night, she was pinned and presented a diploma in dental assisting.   "I am 45 years old and decided in this past year that I needed to make a

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Child Care of Berkshires Plans $1.75M Renovation of Haskins School
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
05:14AM / Saturday, June 10, 2017
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The historic Sarah T. Haskins School is about to get a $1.75 million facelift and modernization to better serve Child Care of the Berkshires and its programs.   The bulk of the funding, a $1 million grant from the state Department of Early Education and Children's Investment Fund was announced on Thursday afternoon with balloons and bubbles at the child-care center.    "I have to tell you we have chasing this grant for three years but the process started a long lont time ago," longtime President and CEO Anne Nemetz-Carlson said on the front lawn of the State Street school while children blew bubbles. "Rewards are so

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Malkas Honored by Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition
01:39PM / Friday, June 09, 2017
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition will honor Superintendent of North Adams Schools Barbara Malkas at its 25th annual, statewide Against the Tide Swim, Kayak, Walk, Run and/or Aquathon fundraising event on June 17.

Proceeds benefit MBCC, which is the state's leading breast cancer organization that seeks to understand the causes of breast cancer in order to find ways to prevent the disease.

"Dr. Malkas is dedicated educator," MBCC's Executive Director Cheryl Osimo said. "We are grateful for her guidance as MBCC expands our award-winning 'Let's Talk Prevention: Reducing Toxic Exposure' program into high schools.  We are

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Southern Vermont College Graduates Five Berkshire County Students
01:25PM / Friday, June 09, 2017
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BENNINGTON, Vt. — Southern Vermont College its 90th commencement ceremony on May 13.

The college conferred bachelor's degrees to 82 graduates, one associate's degree, three Computed Tomography certificates, and two College Steps certificates.

Among those students, five Berkshire County students received degrees.

earned a bachelor of science in Business Administration.

earned a bachelor of science in Radiologic Sciences.

earned a bachelor of science in Radiologic Sciences.

earned a bachelor of science in Radiologic Sciences.

earned a bachelor of science in Biological Sciences.

 

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