1 Getting Started W H AT ’ S I N A NA M E ? It was early 1969 when the Massachusetts Board of Regional Community Colleges announced that another community college – the 13th in the state system – would open that fall on the grounds of the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Bedford, Massachusetts. It would be called Bedford Community College. Students gather outside one of the entrances to MCC’s Building 8, on the grounds of the Bedford VA hospital. ▲ Campus signage at the time was meager. ▲ 3