From the President

Dr. Robert Pura

On behalf of our students, faculty and staff I would like to welcome you to Greenfield Community College’s website. We are pleased that you chose to access our college online.

The faculty and staff of this college are guided by our Vision and Mission and Principles of Education and are committed to the development of each and every student. We are proud of the learning environment that we create for all who attend. As a small college we have the opportunity to get to know all of our students. The relationships that you develop will last a lifetime. As students, you are valued members of this learning community we call GCC, and that relationship will continue when you are alumni!

As the only college in Franklin County, GCC exists as the center of higher education in the region and, as such, is committed to providing cultural activities and life-long learning opportunities that enrich our entire service area.

The College serves an academically, economically and culturally diverse student population primarily from Franklin and Hampshire counties in Massachusetts and from southern Vermont and New Hampshire. GCC offers associate degrees for students planning to transfer to four-year colleges as well as associate degrees and certificates to prepare students to enter the 21st century workforce, especially in those fields most in demand in Western Massachusetts.

Working closely with area businesses and other community partners, GCC provides job training and skills improvement informed by the rapidly changing regional and national economies. We are also committed to working in partnership with elementary and secondary schools in our region to better prepare students to pursue education beyond the secondary level. As the only college in Franklin County, GCC exists as the center of higher education in the region and, as such, is committed to providing cultural activities and life-long learning opportunities that enrich our entire service area.

So whether you have just graduated from high school or earned a GED, on a path toward the Baccalaureate degree or want your career to start right away; if you are changing careers in the middle of life, upgrading your skills for your current job or looking to continue your education after retirement—welcome to GCC!

Dr. Robert Pura
President, Greenfield Community College
413-775-1410 pura@gcc.mass.edu