Eleanore Velez

Eleanore Velez is an admissions counselor and coordinator of the Multicultural Center at Berkshire Community College. She helps lead efforts to foster a welcoming and engaging campus for students from ethnically and culturally diverse backgrounds so they can thrive and achieve their full potential. Eleanore is a longtime liaison and advocate with community agencies working to enhance the dialogue that leads to deeper community integration. A diversity and inclusion champion, she has received the Literacy Network of South Berkshire Founders of America Award, the Berkshire Immigrant Center’s Jane Addams Spirit Award and the Multicultural Competence Award from BRIDGE. In October 2019, Eleanore was one of 41 recipients of the 2019 Latinx Excellence on the Hill award from the Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus. She is currently a board member of Barrington Stage Company and a member of the Four Freedoms Coalition. Eleanore, who resides in Lee, Mass., was born in Mexico. She holds an associate’s degree from BCC and a bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College.

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