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National Coming Out Day is October 11th

By Bay State College on October 8, 2021
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National Coming Out Day (originally established in 1988) is not only a day to share experiences of discovering one’s own LGBTQ+ identity, but also a reminder that there is still so much more work to do in terms of acceptance and advocacy on behalf of this community. For some, coming out may be a liberating experience. For others, this can be dangerous and significantly impact one’s mental or physical health due to lack of support from family, friends, or even places of education or employment. If…

Commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month

By Bay State College on September 17, 2021
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Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates, recognizes, and commemorates the histories and cultures of Hispanic Americans and their ancestry. Originating in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week, it was officially expanded to the full 31-day period in 1988. September 15th was chosen as the first day of celebration because it is the anniversary of independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Additionally, Mexico celebrates their independence on September 16th and Chile celebrates…

Meet the Program Chair: RN to BSN

By Bay State College on June 9, 2021
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With 20 years of experience at the bedside and in nursing education, Jennifer Verstreken joined Bay State College as the chair and full-time faculty of our Nursing RN to BSN program. We talked with her about the healthcare industry, her career, and what she hopes to teach students.

Meet the Chair of Criminal Justice

By Bay State College on June 9, 2021
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William Morrissette, Ph.D., is Chair of the School of Arts and Sciences and oversees Bay State College’s Criminal Justice programs. With a bachelor’s degree in history, a masters in human development, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy, Morrissette has been a police officer, worked in the CIA, and ran his own forensic training and consulting business, all of which inform his work at Bay State, where he helps students find careers in the Criminal Justice system. We spoke with him about his experience, his outlook, and his hopes for the program.

Bay State College Celebrates Women's History Month

By Bay State College on March 1, 2021
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Women's History Month - March 1st through March 31st - celebrates the vital role of women in American history and around the world. The month-long celebration started in 1981 when "Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as Women's History Week," according to the Women's History Month website. This changed from Women's History Week to month in 1987 by the National Women's History Project and as a result, Congress passed…

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