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A Newsletter for Alumni, Parents, and Friends of Greenfield Community College and the GCC Foundation

News & announcements from June 2012

GCC's original Federal Street building

Jim Lawlor ’64 Reflects on GCC’s First Graduating Class

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

“I wish I could be there,” said Jim Lawlor GCC ’64, UMass ’67.  “I was in the first graduating class at GCC. I was a member of the Student Council as Treasurer my first year and President my second year, and worked with Directors Taylor and Turner. GCC was instrumental in getting me on the… Continue reading “Jim Lawlor ’64 Reflects on GCC’s First Graduating Class” »

GCC President Robert Pura - photo by Gerald Martins

Thank you

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

During this, GCC’s 50th anniversary year, more than ever, I would like to thank you for your support. It has been my privilege to serve as President of this college for 11 1/2 years and during that time I have seen the extraordinary level of support GCC receives from individuals and businesses, alumni and community… Continue reading “Thank you” »

Campaign Co-Chair Chris Forgey

Greenfield Community College Changes Lives

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Fifty years ago Greenfield embarked upon a new educational venture, the founding of Greenfield Community College.  Though the concept of the community college had enjoyed success in many parts of the country, this was a first in Franklin County. People were heavily invested in the four year colleges and the two year business schools and… Continue reading “Greenfield Community College Changes Lives” »

The circulation desk in GCC's new library, completed as part of our core renovation project.

Core Building Connections

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Craig Ballou designs windows and trim for many buildings, and Shannon O’Connor’s magazine features articles about colleges and universities across the country. Yet, they are particularly proud of their GCC-related work. Continue reading “Core Building Connections” »

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.