Bunker Hill Community College Students Earn Science and Engineering Honors

May 11, 2012, 17:07 ET from Bunker Hill Community College

BOSTON, May 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Society of Latino Engineers and Scientists has recognized Bunker Hill Community College science and engineering students Alejandra Marin, Lewis Taveras, Ana Keough, Hudson Gloria, Kamila Souza and Luis Rodrigues for academic achievement. The Society of Latino Engineers and Scientists is the Boston chapter of MAES, a national organization founded to promote, cultivate, and honor excellence in education and leadership among Latino engineers and scientists.

The six Bunker Hill Community College students were honored along with freshmen and sophomores from MIT, Harvard University, Tufts University, Suffolk University, Boston University, Northeastern University and the University of Massachusetts Lowell at an awards celebration held on April 23, 2012, at the Microsoft Horace Mann Conference Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Engineering majors Gloria, Keough and Souza and biology major Rodrigues are planning to transfer to four-year institutions in fall of 2012. Marin and Taveras are engineering majors who will graduate in May 2013.

All award recipients will be offered mentorship and advocacy through graduate school and career placement.

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 approximately 13,600 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 780 international students who come from more than 90 countries and speak 75 different languages.

SOURCE Bunker Hill Community College