From the President

Dr. Robert Pura

On behalf of the students, faculty and staff I would like to welcome you to Greenfield Community College’s web site. We are pleased that you chose to access our college through this technology.

The faculty and staff of this college are guided by our vision & mission and Principles of Education and are committed to the development of each and every student who attends. We are proud of the learning environment that we create for all who come to our school. As a relatively small college we have the opportunity to get to know all of our students. You are much more than a number at GCC!

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 knowledge-based 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 as dictated 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.

Whether you are able to visit us online or on campus, I welcome you to GCC.

Dr. Robert Pura
President, Greenfield Community College