Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC)’s James R.W. (Wick) Sloane was awarded the Manuel Carballo Governor’s Award for Excellence in Public Service on November 17, 2017, at the annual Performance Recognition Program State House Award Ceremony.
As an adjunct faculty member and Senior Special Programs Coordinator, College Transfer, Sloane has served BHCC since 2006, encouraging students to truly engage in their educational endeavors with purpose. He is considered an advocate and innovator on campus, working tirelessly to support students who are veterans while raising awareness to the needs of underserved students.
His steadfast commitment to homelessness and hunger amongst students has compelled Sloane to write articles for Inside Higher Ed on the topic that resulted in a grant award to purchase food which he distributed to classrooms across campus.
Sloane insists that student hunger and homelessness deserve college support and necessitate national awareness, funding and acknowledgement beyond the daily supports the College is able to provide. His influence led BHCC to institute an online survey on food insecurity on its campus, and his efforts have not only brought additional resources to BHCC, but have inspired important conversations on the issue.