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Public television professionals Lynn Page and Keith Clark both got their start at GCC Continue reading “Television Dreams Come True for Class of 1983 Grads Lynn Page and Keith Clark” »

In 1980, Lynn Page and Keith Clark were recent high school graduates who dreamed of working in television. Keith grew up in Montague and graduated from Turners Falls High School while Lynn grew up in Chicopee, graduating from Chicopee High School. Lynn and Keith both chose Greenfield Community College to prepare for their dream careers: Lynn because of GCC’s great Communications program even though it was far from home and Keith because he knew he’d do better at a small, close-to-home school.

Sitting in Media Production classes together in the early 1980s, Keith and Lynn had no idea their career dreams would come true and they’d work together at WGBY-TV, public television for western New England for 28 years. Thirty-five years after they entered GCC, Lynn and Keith work side by side at WGBY, Lynn as Deputy General Manager and Keith as Director of Local Production and Production Services. Here’s how GCC laid the foundations for their careers and how they got to where they are today.

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GCC alums on the West Coast

Late afternoon on the West Coast ends with the sky doing all its brilliant stuff. – Joan Didion  See what GCC alums have been up to out west! Seattle, Washington Abby McGuigan ‘06 University of Washington ‘09 Abby originally came to GCC as a dual-enrolled high school student. She completed her Associate’s degree at GCC,… Continue reading “GCC alums on the West Coast” »

Pictured (L-R): GCC President Bob Pura, Nursing Faculty Emeritae Jean Simmons,
Nursing Faculty Chair Holder Cheri Ducharme, and Assistant Dean of Nursing Nancy Craig-Williams

Cheri Ducharme named Nursing Faculty Endowed Chair

GCC Nursing Professor Cheri Ducharme has been appointed to the Jean Simmons Nursing Faculty Endowed Chair, endowed as part of a $1 million fund donated in June, 2013. The endowed faculty chair is named in honor of long-time GCC nurse educator, Jean Simmons ’65. Ducharme has been a full-time faculty member in GCC’s Associate Degree… Continue reading “Cheri Ducharme named Nursing Faculty Endowed Chair” »


The road from GCC to Albany…

GCC wasn’t Lou Hmieleski’s first stop on his education journey, but it was the one that prepared him to go the distance. After graduating from Frontier Regional High School in 1981, he took the “family route” to Umass Amherst, as his parents and sisters had done. But it turned out to not be a great… Continue reading “The road from GCC to Albany…” »

GCC welcomes GSB President John Howland

howlandGCC was pleased to welcome John Howland, the new President & CEO of Greenfield Savings Bank, to his first visit on campus March 26th. He is pictured here in front of the entrance to the GCC Greenfield Savings Bank Math Studio – thank you, GSB, for all of your support of GCC students!

Foundation welcomes new Board President


Robyn Provost, Vice President of Mowry & Schmidt, Inc., General Contractors, has been elected President of the Board of Directors of the GCC Foundation. Robyn has served on the board for five years and is a longtime volunteer fundraiser for the annual campaign. Her work with their family-operated construction business, based in Greenfield since 1947, has made her a familiar face to many companies and individuals across Franklin County. Robyn lives in Heath with her husband, Tom Carlson.