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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 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.