Greenfield Community College

Greenfield Community College

Events at GCC

  • Amber Scoon: The History of Philosophy, Leadership and Thinking

    Wednesday February 22 12:00pm-1:00pm

    South Gallery

    Artist and art faculty member Amber Scoon delivers a free lecture.

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    How to Maximize Your GCC Foundation Scholarship Potential

    Wednesday February 22 12:00pm-1:00pm

    C307 Macleish Room

    Learn how to organize, draft, and submit a winning scholarship essay to get you the most money in the least amount of time. We will go through how to prepare, organize, and draft the scholarship letter, including how to navigate the various Foundation scholarships and submit the online application. We have three students who have documented the process and will use that information to give helpful advice on applying. Hosted by the GCC Business Club with support from faculty.

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    You Are Here: Locating Our Humanity

    Wednesday February 22 12:30pm-1:30pm

    C201 President’s Conference Room

    With the global political trend towards nationalism and closed borders, just what does it mean to be human here and now? To what are we connected? To whom are we responsible? What shapes our understanding and practice of who we are in the world? Join us as we explore the tension and paradox of “I” and “we.” A presentation by Catholic Charities, a national non-profit providing disaster relief and promoting poverty-reduction through research and legislative reform.

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    Certified Personal Trainer Info Session

    Wednesday February 22 6:30pm-7:30pm

    East Building

    Join us for a FREE orientation and introduction to our Workforce Development class W.I.T.S. Personal Trainer Certification. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about this in-demand career and sign up for the 9-week class that starts soon! RSVP below.

    RSVP: W.I.T.S. Free Orientation

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    Food Bank of Western Mass Tour

    Thursday February 23 9:30am-11:30am

    Food Bank of Western Massachusetts

    GCC students are invited to take a tour of the local food bank in Hatfield. Transportation will be provided to and from GCC, leaving campus at 9:30am and return by 11:30am. If you would like to meet at the food bank, the tour starts at 10am. Get directions

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    Into the Beautiful North Reading Group

    Thursday February 23 12:30pm-1:30pm

    C307 Macleish Room

    Join our book group! GCC is participating in The Big Read, a national project that develops community-wide programs to encourage reading and participation by diverse audiences. This year we have been reading Luis Alberto Urrea’s Into the Beautiful North. Come to one of our reading groups for an opportunity to discuss this epic story of a group of people seeking a way to save their community from the ravages of migration and exploitation.

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    Friday Film Series: 13th

    Friday February 24 12:00pm-1:00pm

    C208 Community Room

    13th is Ava DuVernay’s in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation’s history of racial inequality.

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    Healing Through Art: One Veteran's Story

    Monday February 27 12:00pm-1:00pm

    C208 Community Room

    Join us for a conversation with artist and veteran Joe Merritt. Mr. Merritt was a machine gunner in the Marine Corps from 2006-2016. After returning from a deployment to Afghanistan he was diagnosed with depression and PTSD. It took a few years, the end of a marriage, and the responsibility of being a single parent to get him to admit he was struggling and seek help.

    Mr. Merritt shares his experience working with the non-profit organization Warrior Writers, and talks about how finding the connections and answers we all share together—regardless of personal experience—is one piece, if not the missing piece of reintegration and success in the journey post-war.

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    Paramedic Program Information Session

    Monday February 27 6:00pm-7:00pm

    E167

    Open meeting with GCC's Paramedic Certificate Program Director. This is an opportunity to learn more about our program as well as:

    • Turn in your experience verification form 
    • Submit copies of your EMT/CPR cards 
    • Submit your Paramedic Admission Requirements Form (if placement testing has been completed) 
    Bring with you:
    • Your current state or national EMT card 
    • Your current CPR card 
    • Your signed experience verification form 
    • Your Paramedic Admission Requirements form

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    In Our Own Voices: Africa at GCC

    Tuesday February 28 12:30pm-1:30pm

    C208 Community Room

    GCC has many connections to many places on the African continent. Students, faculty, and staff will share their experiences of living in or being from Africa. This program is held in honor of Professor Dovi Afesi, who often spoke of putting together an event of this kind before his passing this winter.

    In Our Own Voices is a regular panel series that provides an opportunity to hear from individuals in our community about their journeys to and at GCC.

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    Public Higher Education Advocacy Day

    Wednesday March 1 8:00am-5:00pm

    Massachusetts State House Great Hall

    Join your fellow GCC students in the Great Hall of the Massachusetts State House for a day of action as we advocate for better funded, more affordable and accessible, quality public higher education in Massachusetts! Transportation to and from Boston (leave Greenfield at 8am to arrive by 10am) and breakfast + lunch provided; email mcenteem@gcc.mass.edu to sign up.

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    Amber Scoon: Diversity in Education

    Wednesday March 1 12:00pm-1:00pm

    South Gallery

    Artist and art faculty member Amber Scoon tells stories from her own experience about the necessity of honoring diversity in education.

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    GCC/Elms Instant Accept Day

    Thursday March 2 10:00am-1:00pm

    Core Lobby

    Prospective students will have the opportunity to speak with Elms College staff to learn about this fast and affordable way to earn a bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Early Care and Education, Healthcare Management (online), or Business Management and Marketing right here in Greenfield. Bring your official (sealed) transcript to apply and be instantly accepted! Applications for Nursing will also be accepted (although not immediately processed).

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    Lessons Learned in Rwanda

    Thursday March 2 12:30pm-1:30pm

    C201 President’s Conference Room

    After participating in the US State Department Africa Conflict Resolution program in Rwanda, former GCC student Kenneth Chartrand and GCC Faculty Abrah Dresdale share lessons learned with fellow Americans. Their delegations visited Rwandan professionals who graciously shared best practices and tools of restorative justice, conflict transformation, and peace-building. In an America divided since the presidential election, these tools are relevant now more than ever in tackling divisive rhetoric and strengthening community cohesion.

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    Know Your Rights!

    Monday March 6 12:00pm-1:00pm

    C201 President’s Conference Room

    A workshop presented by the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office. You have rights as a consumer! Most people think they know their consumer rights, but they often don’t have a clear and concise understanding of them. One place to start is buying a used car, which can be expensive and stressful. Learn what your rights are before you spend a dime. This workshop will start with a focus on rights related to used-car buying, but depending on participants’ questions and interests, will also look at other areas of consumer rights.

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    Update on the Greenfield Human Rights Commission

    Monday March 6 12:00pm-1:00pm

    C208 Community Room

    Philippe Simon, GCC alum and Human Rights Commission chair, will visit with the GCC community to give updates and answer questions about our local HRC.

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    International Women's Day: One Billion Rising

    Wednesday March 8 12:00pm-1:00pm

    Cohn Family Dining Commons

    GCC celebrates International Women’s Day with a One Billion Rising event featuring poet Maria Luisa Arroya and a performance by the GCC Dance Department. All members of the community are welcome to participate!

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    Into the Beautiful North Reading Group

    Thursday March 9 12:30pm-1:30pm

    C307 Macleish Room

    Join our book group! GCC is participating in The Big Read, a national project that develops community-wide programs to encourage reading and participation by diverse audiences. This year we have been reading Luis Alberto Urrea’s Into the Beautiful North. Come to one of our reading groups for an opportunity to discuss this epic story of a group of people seeking a way to save their community from the ravages of migration and exploitation.

    More information & contact

    Friday Film Series: Maid in America

    Friday March 10 12:00pm-1:00pm

    C201 President’s Conference Room

    A documentary about the Latinas who clean your homes and help raise your children. Three years in the making, this film takes an intimate and emtional look at the lives of three Latin American immigrant womein the Los Angeles who’ve left their own families behind to earn a living cleaning other people’s homes and caring for other people’s children.

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    Manufacturing & Engineering Technology Information & Application Session

    Monday March 13 3:00pm-5:00pm

    Franklin/Hampshire Career Center

    Are you looking for a career path in manufacturing? Training to be a machinist? Want upskilling courses in engineering technology? Whether you are already in the manufacturing field ready to advance, or committed to learning a new trade, Greenfield Community College has FREE programs that you may qualify for. Veterans, women, unemployed, underemployed and other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Learn about career opportunities and pathways, FREE programs offered and start the application process! RSVP online.

    RSVP: Manufacturing Training Info Session

    • Optional. Helps us locate a student record for you if you've ever taken a class or attended an info session at GCC.

     

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  • College Visit: UMass Lowell

    Wednesday February 22 10:00am-1:00pm

    Core Lobby

    Admissions reps share information about and tips for transfer to University of Massachusetts Lowell.

    College Visit: Western New England University

    Wednesday February 22 10:00am-1:00pm

    Core Lobby

    Admissions reps share information about and tips for transfer to Western New England University.

    Amber Scoon: The History of Philosophy, Leadership and Thinking

    Wednesday February 22 12:00pm-1:00pm

    South Gallery

    Artist and art faculty member Amber Scoon delivers a free lecture.

    How to Maximize Your GCC Foundation Scholarship Potential

    Wednesday February 22 12:00pm-1:00pm

    C307 Macleish Room

    Learn how to organize, draft, and submit a winning scholarship essay to get you the most money in the least amount of time. We will go through how to prepare, organize, and draft the scholarship letter, including how to navigate the various Foundation scholarships and submit the online application. We have three students who have documented the process and will use that information to give helpful advice on applying. Hosted by the GCC Business Club with support from faculty.

    You Are Here: Locating Our Humanity

    Wednesday February 22 12:30pm-1:30pm

    C201 President’s Conference Room

    With the global political trend towards nationalism and closed borders, just what does it mean to be human here and now? To what are we connected? To whom are we responsible? What shapes our understanding and practice of who we are in the world? Join us as we explore the tension and paradox of “I” and “we.” A presentation by Catholic Charities, a national non-profit providing disaster relief and promoting poverty-reduction through research and legislative reform.

    One Billion Rising Dance Rehearsal

    Wednesday February 22 1:00pm-2:15pm

    East Building Dance Studio

    Dance rehearsal for our performance at GCC’s One Billion Rising event, a celebration of International Women’s Day. Everyone is welcome to participate, no experience necessary! Rehearsals held twice weekly through March 8.

    Certified Personal Trainer Info Session

    Wednesday February 22 6:30pm-7:30pm

    East Building

    Join us for a FREE orientation and introduction to our Workforce Development class W.I.T.S. Personal Trainer Certification. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about this in-demand career and sign up for the 9-week class that starts soon! RSVP below.

    RSVP: W.I.T.S. Free Orientation

    • Friday February 24Follow Monday’s schedule for day classes
    • Friday February 24Incomplete (“IN”) grades converted to “F”
    • Wednesday March 1Last day to drop/withdraw – No Record
    • Monday March 20 - Friday March 24Spring Recess – no day or evening classes

      Happy Spring! Greenfield Community College and our administrative offices remain open during Spring Recess.

    • Wednesday March 29Early Progress Reports due by 2pm
    • Thursday April 6Advising Day – no day classes or evening classes

      Advising Day is an opportunity for current GCC students to plan their next semester and register early! No day classes are scheduled so students can meet with their advisors for academic planning. (Registration for new students begins two weeks later.) For more information, or to find your advisor, contact the Advising Center.

    • Thursday April 6Priority registration for current students begins

      Course schedule available online two weeks prior.

    • Wednesday April 12Last day to drop/withdraw with a grade of “W”
    • Monday April 17Patriots’ Day – no day classes, evening classes meet as scheduled
    • Tuesday April 18Registration for new students begins
    • Thursday May 11Last day of evening classes
    • Monday May 15Final exams for evening classes
    • Monday May 15Last day of day classes
    • Tuesday May 16Final exams for day classes
    • Tuesday May 16Final exams for evening classes
    • Wednesday May 17Final exams for day classes
    • Wednesday May 17Final exams for evening classes
    • Thursday May 18Final exams for day classes
    • Thursday May 18Final exams for evening classes
    • Friday May 19Final exams for day classes
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