On Friday, April 28, Roxbury Community College, Ameresco and the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) celebrated the completion of RCC’s Renewable Energy Project. Highlights of this project include a solar canopy comprising 3,000 solar panels above parking lot #1, and 115 geothermal wells, 500 feet deep beneath parking lot #1, which function as the college’s heating and cooling source. (l-r) Chief of Environment, Energy and Open Space Austin Blackmon, RCC Student Trustee Jusu Coker, Ameresco Executive Vice President David J. Anderson, State Representative Liz Malia, Department of Energy Resources (DOER) Commissioner Judith Judson, RCC President Valerie Roberson, RCC Vice President Kevin Hepner, RCC Vice President Lorita Williams, DCAMM Commissioner Carol Gladstone, RCC Chief Human Resources Officer Pat West, RCC Vice President Cecile Regner and RCC Trustee and Sheriff of Suffolk County Steven Tompkins.
To recognize excellence in supplier diversity the Greater New England Minority Supplier Diversity Council (GNEMSDC) honored minority business enterprises and corporations at GNEMSDC’s recent Awards Luncheon and 42nd Anniversary Celebration. Award winners: President’s Award: Melvin B. Miller, publisher and editor of the Bay State Banner; Buyer Of The Year: Janice Beckner, Connecticut Lottery Corporation; Advocate Of The Year: Joyce Eriksen Eggers, Takeda Pharmaceuticals International Company; Suppliers Of The Year: Category 1: Charter Oak Environmental Services, Inc., Category 2: Horizon Services Corporation, Category 3: AI Engineers; Local Corporation Of The Year: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston; National Corporation Of The Year: CVS Health.