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GCC Celebrates Newly Dedicated Areas on Campus

Posted on Thursday January 3rd 2013

US Congressman John Olver, second from left; Tim Rice, third from right; Robert Pura, far right
US Congressman John Olver, second from left; Tim Rice, third from right; Robert Pura, far right
US Congressman John Olver, second from left; Tim Rice, third from right; Robert Pura, far right

We are pleased to have held three dedication ceremonies recognizing naming gifts since the publication of the last issue of The Catalyst.

Cohn Family Dining Commons

Pictured left to right are GCC President Robert Pura with Parker, Mary and Robert Cohn

Given as a gift by Robert and Mary Cohn in honor of Arline L. and Simon L. Cohn who helped start the college 50 years ago, this light-filled gathering space for students and the community shines bright.

Rice Family Greenhouse

US Congressman John Olver, second from left; Tim Rice, third from right; Robert Pura, far right

US Congressman John Olver and Tim Rice, representing Don and Sherry Rice, provided the funding for this project through a congressionally-directed US Department of Energy grant from Congressman Olver and a private donation from the Rice family. GCC President Robert Pura was present to extend thanks from the college community.  

Channing & Marie Bete Veterans Center

Ribbon cutting at the Channing & Marie Bete Veterans Center

Pictured left to right at the ribbon cutting are Kevin Leszczynski, President of GCC’s Veterans Club, and Michael Lewis, Vice President of GCC’s Veterans Club, with GCC supporters Marie and Channing (Joe) Bete and GCC President Robert Pura.


GCC receives VIP treatment from Springfield Armor

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GCC President Bob Pura hosted a great evening of “GCC Night at the Springfield Armor” with a road trip on March 21st to a basketball game at the Mass Mutual Center. Members of our community joined GCC alumni and employees for a wonderful night of VIP treatment, including reserved courtside seating, dinner and great camaraderie while watching this area’s minor league basketball team play to win. This sold-out game was the Springfield Armor’s final home game of the season.

GCC Art Program: Welcome to “Face Nook”

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For the past 5 years, an anonymous donor has supplied a $100 award to a GCC painting student each semester to be used to purchase painting supplies. In return, the students have created a miniature self-portrait on a canvas supplied by the donor. Award recipients are art program majors, nominated by the painting faculty, who have demonstrated a commitment to the medium and are producing work of a high standard. We are pleased to announce two exciting opportunities related to this initiative:

1. A collection of these mini portraits will now be offered for sale as part of a unique fundraising exhibit to benefit GCC’s Art Department, hosted by Nina’s Nook in Turners Falls in November 2014.

2. In addition to the existing collection, current and former painting students of the college are also invited to submit their work in this event using 6″ square canvases. The exhibit, to be called “Face Nook,” will open November 14 and close December 6. All work must be delivered to Nina’s Nook by November 5, either in person to the gallery or shipped to: Nina Rossi, 21 Central St, Turners Falls MA 01376. For details contact Nina Rossi, naban@verizon.net.