MCLA Community Members Recognized at North Adams Neighborly Awards

November 18, 2021

The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition (nbCC) recognized several in MCLA’s campus community during its annual Neighborlies awards ceremony on Nov. 17. These MCLA community members, also members of the greater North Adams community, have been recognized for performing acts of kindness, supporting their families and communities, taking the lead on different initiatives, and otherwise making a positive difference in their lives, neighborhoods, or community: 

Barbara Baker, TRiO Student Services Support Program Director 
Sergeant Justin Biasin, MCLA Campus Safety  
Miles Cigal, MCLA Student 
Christopher Hantman, Coordinator of Civic Engagement and Advisor to Student Government 
Hellen Hogge, MCLA Student 
Officer Khalil Paul, MCLA Campus Safety  
Christopher MacDonald-Dennis, Chief Diversity Officer 
Kaylea Nocher, MCLA Student 
The Neighborlies ceremony also included a welcome by MCLA Vice President for Strategic Initiatives Gina Puc. Each awardee received a certificate of appreciation presented by nbCC Executive Director Amber Besaw, followed by a picture taken with North Adams Mayor Thomas Bernard. 

“MCLA is known for its community spirit, which extends into the city of North Adams,” said Puc. “I’m proud to see our own community members, including current students, receive awards for going above and beyond in their contributions to our city and its residents.”