PITTSFIELD — Hillcrest Educational Centers has renamed Hillcrest Academy on Columbus Avenue Extension to the Gerard E. Burke Academic Center after retiring longtime CEO Gerard E. “Jerry” Burke.

The announcement was made at Burke’s retirement party, which took place recently at Hillcrest Academy. Burke served as CEO of Hillcrest Educational Centers for 37 years. More on Burke’s retirement will be published in the July issue of Berkshire Business Journal.