BHCC Celebrates 50 Years

Welcome to the golden jubilee of Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC)! This year, we proudly mark half a century of academic excellence, community engagement, and cultivating lifelong learning. Over the next several months, we will not just celebrate the bricks and mortar that form our College but, more importantly, the spirit and ambition that has empowered BHCC students to achieve their dreams.

What We Are Celebrating: For the past 50 years, BHCC has been more than an educational institution. It has been an inclusive foundation of knowledge, a diverse community of thinkers, and a platform for experiences and advancement. We have seen countless students transition into successful alumni and dedicated faculty who support students every step of the way.

Why We Are Celebrating: Anniversaries are a testament to endurance, commitment, and vision. This milestone serves as a reflection point to recognize how far we have come and to express our gratitude to everyone who has been a part of this journey. We celebrate to honor past achievements, acknowledge the present, and inspire a new generation with renewed energy.

Where We Are Going: While our history is rich, the future holds boundless potential. We envision BHCC becoming an even more diverse, inclusive, and innovative institution. We aim to expand our academic programs, deepen our research endeavors, and fortify our commitment to community engagement. As we step into the next phase, we remain anchored to our core values while embracing the changes of the modern world.

Together, let's honor the legacy of Bunker Hill Community College, cherish the memories, and anticipate a future filled with promise. Here's to the next 50 years!

50th Anniversary Events and Programs

Save the date for these events:

  • Convocation—August 31
  • Welcome Week—September 5-8 
  • 50th Birthday Party Week—September 18-25 See Event Recap
  • All College Retreat/Strategic Planning 50th Year Anniversary—October 13
  • Family Day—October 21
  • Holiday Party—December 4
  • Winter Wanderland—December 7
  • Spring Semester Kickoff—January 22
  • Faculty Staff Voices—February 29
  • International Women’s Day—March 7
  • Faces of Leadership Conference—April 4
  • 50th Anniversary Signature Event—April 30
  • BHCC Foundation Annual Gala—May 1
  • Spring Day—May 11
  • Alumni Weekend—May 17 and 18
  • Commencement—May 23

Mary L. Fifield Art Gallery Exhibitions

  • August  26-October 18--Native American Show curated by Pam Ellis
  • October 23 to November 10, 2023—Day of the Dead Community Altar by Rosalba Solis
  • November 13, 2023 to February 9, 2024—Alumni Show curated by Bianca Broxton
  • February 12 to April 19, 2024—BHCC Faculty Show, with Julio Flores
  • April 22 to May 17, 2024—VMA Student Showcase, current students
  • Summer 2024—A BHCC Photo Retrospective with Richard Howard, or a VMA Faculty Show