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TRAINING HUB: Jennifer Menard, left, interim vice president of economic and business development at Bristol Community College, and Laura Douglas, college president, stand outside the future home of the school’s National Offshore Wind Institute on the New Bedford waterfront. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Unchartered training: How does region build workforce for new wind sector?

Toiling hundreds of feet above the open ocean, sometimes amid stormy weather and battering waves, technicians in the offshore wind industry need not only...

Bristol Community College nursing program tops list for best value

FALL RIVER – Bristol Community College’s nursing program has been recognized for its value by an online national resource.  BCC’s program was ranked the best...

Bristol Community College to host COVID-19 vaccine clinic

FALL RIVER (AP) – Bristol Community College is hosting a COVID-19 vaccination clinic this week along with the chance to win $20,000 in scholarships...
Laura L. Douglas 
Bristol Community College president 
In 2017, Laura L. Douglas was named the fourth president of Bristol Community College. She previously served as provost of Des Moines Area Community College’s Urban Campus, in Des Moines, Iowa, and has served at community colleges in Japan, Michigan and North Carolina.  / Courtesy Bristol Community College

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When the pandemic began, “leading with safety” became our motto. How could there be a higher priority for the people you care about and...
LIKE FATHER, LIKE DAUGHTER: Kaitlyn Szczupak had planned to take over her father’s business someday, but when Scott Szczupak died suddenly in 2016, Kaitlyn stepped in much sooner than expected. She was recently named Rhode Island Young Entrepreneur of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

She was forced to take over father’s business long before her...

Even as a kid, Kaitlyn Szczupak loved cars and learning about what made them go. She was 20 when she and her father, Scott,...

Five Questions With: Scott F. Nolan

Scott F. Nolan is an adjunct professor in Bristol Community College’s Division of Behavioral & Social Science and Education. He recently received the 2020...

Bristol Community College announces global offshore wind training partnership

PROVIDENCE – Bristol Community College has announced a partnership with Maersk Training, an international offshore wind farm training organization based in Denmark. Bristol Community College is home...

Bristol Community College names Edwin new dean of arts and humanities

FALL RIVER – Bristol Community College announced July 13 that it has named Shirin Esther Edwin the college’s new dean of arts and humanities. Edwin...
COMMUNITY COLLEGES, such as the Community College of Rhode Island, pictured, could see increased enrollment next fall during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report released Monday by research group Eduventures. / COURTESY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND

Eduventures: Community colleges could see enrollment spike in fall

PROVIDENCE – As local colleges face uncertainty of what their enrollments will be like for the upcoming fall semester with regard to the COVID-19...
JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY will receive $14.1 million in federal aid from the CARES Act to help with costs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. / PBN FILE PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

Local colleges to collectively receive $75.8M from CARES Act

PROVIDENCE – Local colleges in Rhode Island and Bristol County, Mass., will be receiving much-needed federal aid from the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic...

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