Bunker Hill Community College Professor to Participate in National Entrepreneurial Event

Jun 22, 2011, 18:45 ET from Bunker Hill Community College

BOSTON, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bunker Hill Community College Professor Tony Fontes has been invited to present the College's first student-run, sustainable business at the 9th annual conference of The National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE).  Fontes is an Assistant Professor of Business Administration and advisor to the student Entrepreneurship Club. The conference will be held October 9-12th, 2011, in Portland, Oregon.

NACCE is dedicated to helping community colleges gain new ideas, strategies and tactics that can be useful in developing their entrepreneurship programs. The annual conference brings together community college professionals and successful entrepreneurs to discuss entrepreneurship education as well as local business development initiatives.  

The presentation Fontes will give, "Entrepreneurship and Sustainability: Creating a Profitable and Green Student-Run Business," is part of a special extended breakout session at the conference. Fontes will showcase the business plan he developed with BHCC students for a mobile kiosk stocking eco-friendly clothing and merchandise with the College logo.  The kiosk will open on campus in Fall 2011.

"This is the first business developed by the student Entrepreneurship Club," said Fontes. "The students want to demonstrate that you can have a profitable business while keeping the environment in mind.  Ultimately, we hope the BHCC kiosk project will provide a hands-on learning model that any college can implement."  

The College's entrepreneurship program includes an academic component, as well as student projects and partnerships with local businesses and high schools.  


Colleen Roach

Executive Director of Communications & Marketing

Bunker Hill Community College

250 New Rutherford Avenue

Boston, MA 02129

Phone: (617) 228 2177; Email: caroach@bhcc.mass.edu

Bunker Hill Community College is the largest community college in Massachusetts. The College enrolls more than 12,600 students on two campuses and at four satellite locations. BHCC is one of the most diverse institutions of higher education in Massachusetts. Six in ten students are people of color and more than half of BHCC's students are women. The College also enrolls more than 700 international students who come from more than 90 countries and speak 75 different languages.

SOURCE Bunker Hill Community College