PITTSFIELD — Meghan Callaghan, Jennifer Filippi, Erin Lynn, Matthew Palardy and Seth T. Tuper have all joined the staff at Berkshire Community College.
Callaghan has been named Dean of Teaching and Learning and will lead the College’s Teaching and Learning Innovation Division. Her responsibilities include coordinating the office of community engagement and expanding outcomes and evaluation work in after-school programs.
She comes from Bunker Hill Community College, where she held various positions for 13 years. Callaghan holds a Master of Arts in Critical and Creative Thinking from the University of Massachusetts Boston and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Whitworth College.
Filippi was appointed Accountant III in the Business Office. She recently served as Assistant Accountant for the Town of Dalton and has over 10 years of accounting experience including payroll, invoicing, accounts payable, bank reconciliations, collections, purchase orders and various reconciliations. She is finishing her degree in business administration at BCC and plans to pursue studies in accounting at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.
Lynn has been named Director of Academic Operations. With nearly 18 years of experience in student affairs, she most recently served as Academic Learning Specialist at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. She served as an administrative assistant, academic advisor, and student outreach coordinator at Arkansas State University, and director of student retention and success at LIM College.
Palardy will serve as a community tutor specializing in the humanities and social sciences. The Richmond resident was named BCC’s Tutor of the Year in 2014 and has also worked as a private tutor for high school and other college students, homeschooled students and taught learners from English language.
He is currently completing a master’s degree in philosophy at St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry while regularizing a bachelor’s degree by testing equivalency at Excelsior College.
Tuper was appointed as the facility’s security guard. A longtime resident of Berkshire County, he graduated from St. Joseph Central High School in Pittsfield in 2003 and attended Castleton State College from 2003 to 2007. He continues to work to complete his bachelor’s degree in psychology.