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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.


Foundation welcomes new Board President

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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.

Senator Elizabeth Warren visits GCC

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United States Senator Elizabeth Warren visited the GCC campus to meet with students and members of the community on February 19 to discuss college affordability, student loans, and to answer questions raised by students.