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Bunker Hill Community College Dual Enrollment Program to Continue at MHS

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) President Pam Eddinger recently welcomed Mayor Gary Christenson, Malden Superintendent of Schools John Oteri and Malden High School Principal Ted Lombardi to the College’s Charlestown campus to renew the Memorandum of Agreement between Malden High School (MHS) and BHCC. Also present at the signing were members of BHCC’s Administration, James F. Canniff, Provost; Clea Andreadis, Associate Provost; and Nuri Chandler-Smith, Dean of Academic Support and College Pathways Programs.

Initiated in 2009, this collaboration continues the MHS Dual Enrollment Program and satellite campus to promote a higher education pathway providing Malden High School students with opportunities to fulfill high school graduation requirements while attaining college credits. Priority registration is granted to MHS students enrolling in BHCC courses at the College’s Malden High School satellite campus. Courses at the Malden Satellite are offered in Business, English, Math, Biology, Chemistry, Psychology and Sociology. 

“We are honored to call them BHCC students,” President Eddinger said of the Dual Enrollment students at MHS. “These high school students have the resilience and determination to complete college-level coursework. We look forward to continuing to grow and strengthen our commitment to their success.”

“The partnership with Bunker Hill Community College opens up learning opportunities for our students to explore college courses, challenge themselves and potentially accelerate their college degree,” said Malden Superintendent John Oteri. “This provides Malden High School students with a unique prospect not often found in urban education.”  

(Front row, seated) MHS Principal Ted Lombardi, Mayor Gary Christenson, Superintendent of Schools John Oteri. (Standing, from left) Nuri Chandler Smith, BHCC Dean of Academic and College Pathways, Dr. James Canniff, BHCC Provost and BHCC President Pam Eddinger

Released by the Office of Mayor Gary Christenson

Photos Courtesy of Bunker Hill Community College