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The Paragon Awards

Paragon Awards ImageWe are pleased to announce that we are now seeking nominations for our Bristol Paragon Awards Ceremony. Join members of our community on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at the BCC Fall River Campus.

This year, we have added some new awards to our event. Please review the award criteria and nominate a deserving candidate today! 

Award Categories

Paragon Award

This is the most distinguished award given to a graduate of Bristol Community College. Awardee is evaluated based on distinction in their chosen field, outstanding service to their community, and/or outstanding service to, and demonstrated loyal interest in, Bristol Community College. Nominees must be a graduate of BCC or have attained at least 30 credits from the College.



Prior Recipients: 2016 James H. Mathes '83, Joseph A. Marshall '78, Peter N. Silva '73, 

Alumnus of the Year Award

This award is given to an alumnus or alumna who, through professional achievement or personal dedication, has demonstrated an outstanding commitment and accomplishment to his or her field or to the community. This awardee will be recognized at the Bristol Paragon Awards Ceremony in March and will be a featured speaker at Student Awards Night in May. Nominees must be a graduate of BCC or have attained at least 30 credits from the College.

Prior Recipients: 2016 Jennifer L. Boulay '08, 2015 Jo Anne Bentley '80, 2014 Kathleen Torpey Garganta, RDH '73, 
2013 Peter N. Silva '73
, 2012 Richard H. Aubut '72, 
2011 Joanne Marshall '71, 
2010 Theresa "Terri" Romanovitch ‘71, 
2009 Diana "Donnie" McGee ’82, 
2008 Robert M. Canuel '70, 
2007 Gloria Cabral '02, 
2006 James H. Lamond '68, 
2005 Bruce A. Rose '70
, 2004 Joseph A. Marshall '78, 
2003 Thomas P. Shea '85
, 2002 John M. Almeida '70, 
2001 Robert Monteiro '69

Distinguished African American Alumnus Award

Given annually to an individual who has demonstrated achievement in his or her profession, made significant contributions to his or her community, achieved notable service to Bristol Community College (post-graduation), demonstrated commitment to improving educational opportunity and access for disadvantaged an/or non-traditional students, notable civic achievement and/or contribution, overcame formidable barriers to success in education or career. This awardee will be recognized at the Martin Luther King Day Breakfast in January and also recognized at the Bristol Paragon Awards Ceremony in March, Nominees must be a graduate of BCC or have attained at least 30 credits from the College.

Prior Recipients: 2016 Edir M. Lopes '06 '09, 2015 Shelly Correia, 2014 Jennifer E. DeBarros '96, 2013 Mohamed T. Kante '07, 2012 Roland M. Fomundan '09, 2011 Ted Davis '72, 2010 Alan Garcia ’81 ’02, 2009 Melanie S. Tavares ’97, 2008 Anna Senna ’72, 2007 Robert L. White '02 and Tabitha J. White '01, 2006 Reginald P. Andrade '98, 2005 Marjorie J. Correia '96, 2004 Stephen D. A. Lopes '98, 2003 Peter N. Silva '73, 2002 Frances Delgado '70 and Carol Rose '81

Maury Kusinitz Volunteer of the Year Award

Given annually to an individual who has made an exceptional contribution to the advancement of Bristol Community College. Any person associated with the College as a volunteer, excluding currently serving Trustees, Foundation Directors and employees is considered for this award. 

Prior Recipients: 1985 Edward H. Smith ‘80, 1988 Pauline Moniz ‘87, 1989 Susan Lavoie, 1993 Israel Helfand, 1996 Stella Norton, 1997 Robert Pavao, 1998 Joan McHugh, 1999 Louisa Correia, 2000 Eileen Marland, 2001 Sarah E. Maddocks ‘04, 2002 Dr. James Schweidenback, 2003 Anne Kirkman, 2004 Samuel Fay ‘00, 2005 Casey Jo Thomas ‘05, 2006 Roland F. Bernardo, 2007 Kelleigh Eastman ‘06, 2008 Karin Tiernan, 2009 Richard Ferreira, 2010 Howard Bonner, 2011 Patricia Brinegar, 2012 Frank Menezes, 2013 Maurice J. Cyr '10 '11 '13, 2014 Beth Dube, 2015 David Beshara

Outstanding Service Award

Honors those making significant achievements and contributions to their profession or community and/or share a commitment to the service of others in their community. Nominees must be a graduate of BCC or have attained at least 30 credits from the College.

Prior Recipients: 2016 Brian N. Blanchette '94, Michele Fazio ’91, Joan S. Johnson '02, Thomas J. Linhares '77, Scott P. Lopes '06, Dr. Jacques P. Leveille '69 Diane L. Silvia, RN '86, Paula Raposa '77, Susan J. Sylvia ’00, Patricia Jeffries Zukowski, RDH '73

More Information

Paragon Award Nomination

Contact Details


Alumni Association
Fall River Campus
Phone: 508.678.2811, ext. 2007
Location: D118

Event Calendar

Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:45:00 GMT

Placement Testing-Attleboro-Monday, July 24, 2017-Room AT118 (7/24/2017)

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Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:45:00 GMT

Placement Testing-Attleboro-Monday, July 24, 2017-Room AT118 (7/24/2017)

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Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:45:00 GMT

Placement Testing-Fall River-Monday, July 24, 2017-Room G218 (7/24/2017)

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Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:00:00 GMT

Financial Aid Workshop - Attleboro (7/25/2017)

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