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

News & announcements from May 2013

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GCC Changed Lives Through Education in this Family

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Brian Miner ’85 is truly a legacy of this community’s college. Miner wrote to GCC President Bob Pura just before our 50th celebration to offer a complete picture of the impact GCC has had on his family: his mother, his brother and uncles. Continue reading “GCC Changed Lives Through Education in this Family” »


Honorary Chair Skip Hammond

Hammond to serve as Honorary Chair for GCC Foundation 2013 Annual Campaign

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Brian Miner ’85 is truly a legacy of this community’s college. Miner wrote to GCC President Bob Pura just before our 50th celebration to offer a complete picture of the impact GCC has had on his family: his mother, his brother and uncles. Continue reading “Hammond to serve as Honorary Chair for GCC Foundation 2013 Annual Campaign” »


GCC President Robert Pura - photo by Gerald Martins

The Stuff That Dreams Are Built On

Monday, May 6th, 2013

President Franklin D. Roosevelt invested in public works projects to create jobs for unemployed Americans. The Great Depression demonstrated that spending on the infrastructure of our country could be an instrument of social policy and change. The investments were viewed as an economic catalyst. That policy and those investments created jobs, put people back to… Continue reading “The Stuff That Dreams Are Built On” »


Joe Ruggeri and Beth Lorenz

Lorenz, Ruggeri Launch GCC Foundation Campaign

Monday, May 6th, 2013

The GCC Foundation’s 2013 annual campaign, Creating Change Through Education, kicked off with honorary chair Skip Hammond and co-chairs Beth Lorenz and Joseph Ruggeri at the helm. The 2013 campaign has established the goal to raise $800,000 by May 31st in support of students. GCC President Bob Pura reinforced the message that change is created… Continue reading “Lorenz, Ruggeri Launch GCC Foundation Campaign” »


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

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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.