Pittsfield: Berkshire Community College names valedictorian

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PITTSFIELD >> Berkshire Community College has named Laura Forero as the 2016 valedictorian. She will provide remarks at the institution's 56th commencement at 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 3, at Tanglewood in Lenox.

A native of Colombia, Forero moved to Lee with her parents when she was 13. Prior to moving to the Berkshires, she lived in Sydney, Australia, and London, England.

Fluent in English and Spanish, she graduated from Lee High School with high honors in 2014.

While at BCC, the business administration major has been an active member of the Multicultural Student Services Organization and the Student Government Association. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, an honor society for two-year institutions.

In 2015, she was a BCC Falconer Award recipient. At BCC's recent 42nd Awards Ceremony, she garnered the Edwin and Lola Jaffe Scholarship and the Thomas C. and Anne Everest Wojtkowski Scholarship.

Forero will attend the University of Massachusetts' Isenberg School of Management in the fall.

State Sen. Benjamin Downing will serve as the commencement's keynote speaker. The event is open to the public. Tickets are not required.

For more commencement details, visit www.berkshirecc.edu/commencement. Twitter users are invited to follow and use #BCCGrads and #BCC2016.


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