Scholarships Available for Nursing Education

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November 28, 2016

Greenfield Community College’s Jean Simmons Nursing Endowed Chair Fund is pleased to announce scholarship opportunities for nursing students as they progress to advanced education in nursing. The endowment funds annual scholarships to support seamless education progression in nursing with awards available to study in GCC’s Practical Nursing Certificate Program and Associate Degree Nursing Program, as […]

Christopher Doyle ’98 Honored with 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award

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November 22, 2016
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The 2016 Greenfield Community College Distinguished Alumni Award was presented Thursday, November 10 at the GCC Foundation Annual Meeting. The award was presented to data scientist Christopher Doyle ’98 just prior to the keynote address by NASA astronaut Cady Coleman. Chris graduated with his Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts from GCC, and his high school diploma […]

“At GCC, I Feel at Home.”

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November 16, 2016
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After two attempts at college following five years in the Army, Joshua Chito thought school wasn’t for him. Joshua, 28, currently living in Buckland, had attended Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, Nebraska and the International Yacht Restoration School in Rhode Island. Joshua wanted to study sustainable farming practices and a friend recommended he check out […]

Students Participate in Entrepreneurship Conference

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November 8, 2016
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Earlier this month, Greenfield Community College students did more than join over 600 students from 14 area colleges at the twelfth annual Grinspoon, Garvey & Young Entrepreneurship Conference at the MassMutual Center in Springfield.  Ten GCC students staffed the Franklin County Community Development Corporation exhibit as part of a course project to increase use of […]

It’s Never Too Early to Learn About College

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October 28, 2016
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When Christina Chin and other Greenfield Community College students visit first grade classes at Greenfield’s Federal Street School each month to provide workshops for the young students, on the surface they’re teaching the children about where rocks come from or how stories work. But, whatever the specific focus of the day’s lesson, the message they […]

Early Childhood Education Degree Paths Meet Employment Needs in Community

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October 13, 2016
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Greenfield Community College is helping meet the community’s need for well-qualified educators with its dedicated Early Childhood Education Lab classroom and a partnership with Elms College that provides a streamlined pathway to a bachelor’s degree in Early Care and Education. That’s good news for community members seeking to advance in the field of early childhood […]

Learning and Earning a Precision Machining Career in Franklin County

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September 23, 2016
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Growing up in Moldova, Dmitriy Dariy learned a strong work ethic from his father who struggled to earn enough to feed Dmitriy’s family. Now living in Greenfield, Dmitriy works as a CNC Operator at VSS, a local precision manufacturer, and provides for his wife (also a GCC Nursing student) and their three-month-old daughter. Dimitriy studied […]

Save Money with the Commonwealth Commitment

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September 7, 2016
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Massachusetts has a message for those who want to earn a bachelor’s degree: We’ll commit to reducing the cost of going to college if you’ll commit to going to school full-time and doing well. Thanks to the new Commonwealth Commitment program, students at Greenfield Community College and all of the state’s community colleges have the […]

Honors-to-Honors Program Provides Opportunities and Scholarships

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September 6, 2016
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A select group of Greenfield Community College students who have excelled in their courses now have the opportunity to take a free four-credit honors-level seminar and apply for special Honors-to-Honors scholarships to attend the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students on GCC’s President’s List (4.0 Grade Point Average) or Dean’s List (3.5 Grade Point Average or […]

GCC Awarded $1.6 Million Federal Grant to Support Student Success

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Over the next five years, Greenfield Community College will receive $1,640,349 from the U.S. Department of Education’s “Strengthening Institutions Program” (Title III). The College will use the funds on programs that help students stay in school and complete a degree or certificate. GCC’s Dean of Students Anna Berry will serve as the manager of the […]

What Do Pioneer Valley Employers Value in Recent Hires?

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August 4, 2016
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That was the focus of a Spring 2016 survey conducted by Greenfield Community College. Over 125 businesses, municipalities, non-profit organizations, and schools weighed in on the college learning outcomes they value the most. The survey, modeled after a national study conducted by Hart Research Associates on behalf of the Association of American Colleges & Universities […]

Catherine Seaver New Chief Academic and Student Affairs Officer

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Catherine Seaver fell in love with Greenfield over twenty years ago when she commuted from Connecticut through Greenfield to teach for a small software company in a little room on Main Street in Northfield. At the time, she thought, “I’d love to live and work in Greenfield.” However, life kept her in Connecticut working as […]

“I will never truly leave GCC, just as GCC will never leave me.”

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June 6, 2016
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2016 Commencement As published in the Recorder, June 6, 2016 GREENFIELD — Underneath a white tent on the Greenfield Community College campus, a full audience and nearly 400 graduates listened to student speaker Laura DiLuzio tell her story as a mother attending GCC to make a better life for herself and her daughter. DiLuzio had […]

MA Colleges Online Conference June 2

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May 27, 2016
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How can colleges support student success in online courses? That is just one topic to be discussed at Greenfield Community College on June 2 when over 220 educators from Massachusetts public community colleges and universities gather for the 11th Annual Conference on eLearning. Sharing Best Practices, the theme of the conference sponsored by Massachusetts Colleges […]

Student Selected for Internship in Senator Warren’s Springfield Office

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Senator Elizabeth Warren selected GCC student Carys Lamberg, 20, of Amherst, for a summer internship in her Springfield, MA office. Lamberg is one of six interns chosen from a pool of over 50 applicants from colleges and universities across Massachusetts. She’ll work from June through August with Senator Warren’s staff in Springfield, assisting the team […]

Students Debate at Edward M. Kennedy Institute

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May 16, 2016
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At Greenfield Community College, students learn by doing. GCC Political Science Professor Buz Eisenberg knows the best way to teach how a law is made is to have his American Politics follow the process Congress uses. This spring, students in Eisenberg’s two sections of that class considered whether marijuana should be removed from the federal […]

GCC Civil Liberties Class helps President Obama Grant Clemency

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May 13, 2016
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Greenfield Community College students in Buz Eisenberg’s American Civil Liberties course did more than read about Petitions for Clemency, they helped Eisenberg write them. Eisenberg and the students worked on behalf of two federal prisoners who had received multi-decade sentences for low-level, non-violent drug offenses as a result of federal mandatory-minimum sentencing schemes. The college […]

Emily Emmons Honored at MA Statehouse ’29 Who Shine’ Ceremony

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May 9, 2016
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Governor Baker and Education Leaders Honor Community College, State University & UMass Graduates for “Contributions to the Commonwealth” Greenfield Community College student Emily Emmons is one of “29 Who Shine,” a group of outstanding Massachusetts public college and university graduates honored by the Department of Higher Education at a Massachusetts State House ceremony on May […]

Practical Nursing Graduates Excel

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May 6, 2016
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There’s a reason GCC’s 10-month Practical Nursing (PN) program draws students from Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and across western Massachusetts each year. Actually, there are many reasons. Miriam Velardo, 37, of Chicopee Falls, is a student in the PN program because she’s wanted to be a nurse since she was young. She had worked as […]

New Commonwealth Commitment Plan to Increase College Access, Affordability, and Degree Completion

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April 21, 2016
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New “2+2” Plan Based on Transfer from Community College to UMass or State U’s Will Offer Per-Semester Rebates, Freeze Costs for Qualifying Students Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito joined public higher education leaders today to announce the Commonwealth Commitment, an innovative college affordability and completion plan to help more students achieve the […]

GCC Promotes Free Textbooks for Students and Faculty Fellowships

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April 8, 2016
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If you haven’t shopped for textbooks in a college bookstore recently, you’re likely to experience sticker shock. The average new textbook at Greenfield Community College’s college bookstore now costs $121.03. Across the U.S., textbook prices have risen 812% since 1978, outpacing increases in costs of housing and healthcare. This spring, a new softcover textbook for […]

New Mentoring Program to Help New Students

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March 25, 2016
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Lucy Tirk knows the power of mentoring to change a person’s life. That’s why she asked GCC’s Executive Director of Resource Development & GCC Foundation, Alumni Association President Regina Curtis in summer 2015 if GCC has a mentoring program. Judy Raper, GCC’s Director of Student Development, knows the power of mentoring to keep a student […]

Assignment leads to 2 awards at the Five College Film & Video Festival

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March 11, 2016
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When Chelsie Field, 23, of Shelburne Falls, signed up for GCC Art Department Chair Paul Lindale’s Video Foundation course, her goals were to hone her video production skills and to complete the credits needed to finish her bachelor’s degree at the University of Massachusetts. Little did Chelsie know that her film, One Day, created for […]

Hands-on Experience Helps Students Decide Career Direction

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March 1, 2016
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Have you ever wondered what it takes to run a fitness center or sports stadium? Who decides which equipment is needed and who maintains it? How does the gym management know it’s time for you to renew your membership? Who publicized that big game? Those are just a few of the questions explored by the […]

New Addiction Studies Certificate Program Responds to Opioid Crisis

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February 25, 2016
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Greenfield Community College’s new Addiction Studies Certificate Program is part of a community-wide response to the regional opioid crisis. Beginning in Fall 2016, students will be able to enroll in the 29-credit Certificate which includes courses and practicum experiences focused on the concepts and foundation skills necessary for addiction treatment professionals. Included in the program […]

Medical Assistant Certificate Program Receives National Accreditation

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February 12, 2016
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GCC delivers what local employers want. Greenfield Community College’s Medical Assistant Certificate (MAC) Program has received initial accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). MAC Program Coordinator Claire Tyminski M.Ed., RN CCMA PBT explained what this means for GCC students and area employers, “This accreditation is the gold standard for […]

Fashion Show Highlights Fashion & Textiles

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February 1, 2016
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Students Fashion Greenfield Wardrobes Who is a “typical” Greenfield resident? What would that person wear to express a Greenfield “aesthetic”? Those questions were answered by students in an intensive January session GCC course on Fundamentals of Fashion & Textiles taught by GCC Business & Information Technology Department Co-Chair Thom Simmons as they prepared their final […]

GCC announces President’s and Dean’s List for Fall 2015

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January 19, 2016
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Greenfield Community College recognizes superlative academic performance.  For Fall 2015, GCC has named 110 students to the President’s List and 244 students to the Dean’s List.  We applaud the success of students who earn these high grades and appreciate sacrifices that are often made by students in order to earn these grades. To be included on […]

New College Farm Market Project

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December 22, 2015
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The Rural Community College Alliance has awarded a $25,000 grant to Greenfield Community College (GCC), Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA), and the Franklin Community Co-op (FCC) to fund a new collaborative College Farm Market Project (CFMP). GCC Farm and Food Systems and Business majors will work as interns with CISA and FCC to enhance […]

Want to train for a high demand health care job?

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December 11, 2015
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Check out GCC’s Medical Assistant Certificate (MAC) program What are Medical Assistants and what do they do? Many people know Medical Assistants as the person who takes them into an appointment with a physician, checks their vital signs, asks questions about symptoms, and updates their medical records. That’s just part of the job. Certified Medical […]

Science scholarships ease financial pressures for students

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November 27, 2015
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GCC’s new five-year National Science Foundation (NSF) S-STEM grant has just begun, but it’s already starting to meet one of its goals. Thanks to scholarships provided by the NSF grant, 14 full-time GCC students studying Engineering, Environmental Science, Farm and Food Systems, and Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency are able to focus on their studies instead of […]

GCC photography class exhibits work at Artspace

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November 6, 2015
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Joan O’Beirne, professor of photography at GCC, along with student intern Kristina McComb, recently taught a six-week course that covered using DSLR cameras, image editing, and printing—all in one room with no natural light. The class, ART 151: Photography Foundation, was taught exclusively to men incarcerated at the Franklin County House of Corrections. The work […]

Greenfield Middle Schoolers see Dracula

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October 23, 2015
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Don’t be surprised if you hear Greenfield 11 and 12-year-olds talking like Dracula in coming weeks or dressing up like Dracula for Halloween. Those Greenfield Middle School students will be imitating performers they saw at special preview performances of Dracula presented by GCC’s Theater students to the Middle School’s sixth and seventh graders on October […]

GCC Receives Elder Affairs Citation

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October 22, 2015
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On Thursday, October 22, officials from the Massachusetts Executive Offices of Elder Affairs and Labor and Workforce Development will present a formal Citation honoring Greenfield Community College’s commitment to provide outstanding educational workforce training opportunities for mature adults, and for doing so in collaboration with state programs, community partners, and local employers. The Citation particularly […]

Record Like a Pro @ GCC

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October 9, 2015
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Ever wonder what it takes to record music for radio, TV, or video games? Walk into GCC’s Music Department and you’ll find students recording music with ProTools – the same software used in professional recording studios. Students in GCC’s Audio Engineering and Music Production classes learn on the Music Department’s new digital audio workstations run […]

Greenfield Community College Welcomes President of the Association of American Colleges & Universities October 2

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September 30, 2015
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Join us Friday, October 2, at 12 Noon for a presentation by Dr. Carol Geary Schneider, President of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). The event will be held at Greenfield Community College in the Nahman-Watson Library Solarium. This event is free and open to the public. President Schneider has been instrumental in […]

Manufacturing a New Career

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September 25, 2015
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When Paul Norwood, 54, of Colrain first heard about Manufacturing courses offered at GCC, he thought they were probably way over his head. But Paul had worked for twenty years at Lightlife Foods, was ready to find a new career, and he decided to go to an information session to learn about GCC’s course offerings. […]

Celebrate Manufacturing Day October 1

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September 24, 2015
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In celebration of Manufacturing Day 2015, Greenfield Community College (GCC) will open its doors on October 1st, between 5 p.m.-7 p.m. to students, parents, and others interested to learn more about manufacturing practices, free training programs, and to draw attention to the outstanding opportunities a career in manufacturing can provide. Manufacturing Day is an annual […]

GCC announces President’s and Dean’s List for Summer 2015

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September 17, 2015
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Each semester Greenfield Community College recognizes superlative academic performance. We applaud the success of students who earn these high grades and appreciate sacrifices that are often made by students in order to earn these grades. For Summer 2015, GCC named 33 students to the President’s List and 38 students to the Dean’s List. To be […]

Beyond Books: GCC Interns Learn By Doing

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September 10, 2015
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How does a farmer make sure she has enough fresh vegetables from an 8-acre farm for a weekly Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) distribution or that he meets his productivity goals on his 2,000 acre midwestern corn and soybean farm? Ask GCC Farm and Food Systems (FFS) student Rachael Pride about CSA quotas and she’ll explain […]

GCC & Cooley Dickinson Announce New Collaboration

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July 23, 2015
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Greenfield Community College (GCC) and Cooley Dickinson Health Care have agreed to work together to develop ways that they can further their respective educational and patient care missions. GCC’s well-respected and robust programs to train health care workers and Cooley Dickinson’s desire to expand the pool of local talent to meet the health care needs […]

GCC Receives $632,000 National Science Foundation Grant for Student Scholarships

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July 22, 2015
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The National Science Foundation S-STEM program has awarded $632,000 to Greenfield Community College to provide scholarships to students in Engineering, Environmental Science, Farm and Food Systems, and Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency over a five-year period. The E2S5 (Environment, Engineering, Sustainability Science Student Success Scholarships) Project will provide up to $10,000 to those full-time, Pell eligible students […]

GCC Foundation Surpasses Annual Fund Goal, Raises $1,106,727

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July 16, 2015
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The Greenfield Community College Foundation asked the community to “invest in students and create a future,” and the community did just that. Thanks to strong annual fund support by business and individual donors, and the addition of three unanticipated gifts by bequest over the year, the recently completed GCC Foundation 2015 Campaign raised $1,106,727 from […]

Free Farming Course for High School Students & Professional Development for Teachers

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June 23, 2015
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This summer, thanks to funding from a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant, Greenfield Community College is offering a 3-credit hands-on Sustainable Farming Skills course free to rising and graduating high school seniors and a free 15-hour curriculum development workshop on Sustainable Food Production for high school teachers. The course and workshop are part of the […]

Western Mass Women’s Fund Awards 3-year Grant for GARDEN Project

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Thanks to extended funding by the Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts, Franklin County women in transition will be able to develop skills in sustainable agriculture and food preservation. The Franklin County Women’s GARDEN (Growing Agricultural Resiliency and Developing Economic Networks) Project – a collaboration between Greenfield Community College, Montague Catholic Social Ministries, and New England […]

GCC and Worcester State University Sign Agreement for $30,000 Baccalaureate Degree Program

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June 17, 2015
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Starting in Fall 2015, incoming full-time Greenfield Community College students may enroll in a program to complete their GCC associate’s degrees and Worcester State University bachelor’s degrees in four years for approximately $30,000. On Wednesday, June 17, Greenfield Community College (GCC) President Robert Pura and Worcester State University (WSU) President Barry M. Maloney met at […]

Class of 2015

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June 8, 2015
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Class of 2015 Commencement Awards The Liberal Arts Award Samuel Castillo The Liberal Arts/Dance Award Brittany Woodward Liberal Arts English Award – April B. Albrecht Alexandra G. Werbicki The Music Department Award Steve Jonker The Donald Oberacker Award Eric Meals Business Information Technology award Laura DiLuzio Accounting Randy Andrews The Art Department “Medici Award” Kristina […]

50th Associate Degree Nursing Pinning Ceremony

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June 5, 2015
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On June 4, Greenfield Community College held a special graduation and pinning ceremony for the 50th class of students to complete GCC’s Associate Degree Nursing program. Along with celebrating this year’s 40 nursing graduates, the ceremony included the awarding of three scholarships to fund further nursing education for GCC graduates as well as the announcement […]

GCC/Elms College Partnership Graduates First Class with Bachelor’s Degrees in Social Work

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May 29, 2015
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Six of the graduates receiving Bachelor of Science in Social Work degrees at Elms College’s May 16 commencement exercises at the MassMutual Center in Springfield weren’t typical Elms students, they were the first cohort of students to complete the Elms College Bachelor’s Degree Completion program at Greenfield Community College. The students entered the program in […]

Guinevere Arthur Vanhorne honored at State House

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May 15, 2015
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Greenfield Community College student Guinevere Arthur Vanhorne is one of “29 Who Shine,” a group of outstanding Massachusetts public college and university graduates honored by the Department of Higher Education at a Massachusetts State House ceremony earlier this month. Every year, one graduate from each of the 29 Massachusetts public campuses is recognized for their […]

Tenzin Thutop Honored with GCC’s Nelson Mandela Book Award

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May 7, 2015
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For many years, GCC student Tenzin Thutop has looked to Nelson Mandela, the Dalai Lama, and Mahatma Gandhi as role models as he works to preserve Tibet’s rich religion and culture. When Thutop heard about GCC’s Nelson Mandela Book Award that asks students to describe how they have been inspired by Mandela, he knew he […]

Business Club Visits the Big Apple

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April 24, 2015
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Ask most people what they imagine when they hear “Business Club trip,” and they probably don’t say meeting an attorney whose entertainment law firm represents Lady Gaga and Britney Spears, learning a song and dance choreography from a cast member of the Broadway show “Chicago” and then attending the show, watching the longest baseball game […]

Elms College & GCC Establish Affordable, Full-time Bachelor’s Degree Program in Business on GCC Main Campus

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April 21, 2015
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The College of Our Lady of the Elms and Greenfield Community College (GCC) have signed an agreement to expand baccalaureate opportunities for GCC students with a new full-time business degree program with established moderate tuition rates  for each year of study.  The new degree offering expands the choice of bachelor’s degrees available through Elms College […]

Marketing Students Advise Business Owner

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April 10, 2015
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How does a restaurant owner engage consumers? What is an effective “hook” to draw people to a restaurant in an area with many competing restaurants? For the 21 GCC students in Tina Stevens’ Principles of Marketing class, these questions aren’t an abstract exercise, they are real questions from a real client seeking marketing advice. This […]

Crystal Kindle Named Newman Civic Fellow

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April 1, 2015
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Greenfield Community College Student Senator Crystal Kindle is one of 201 students from across the United States being honored for her leadership by being chosen to receive a Newman Civic Fellow Award from Campus Compact. Kindle, 32, of Rowe, will graduate in May of 2016 with an Associate in Arts, Liberal Arts degree and major […]

GCC to Offer Summer 2015 STEM Academy

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March 27, 2015
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Thanks to two Massachusetts Department of Higher Education grants, Greenfield Community College is encouraging students to consider careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. Last summer, GCC hosted a very successful STEM STARTER Academy for high school students and partnered with Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) on the 413-STEM Academy. The STEM […]

Get Started in Sports Management @ GCC with New Athletic Facility Certificate

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March 12, 2015
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Want to jump into the world of sports management but aren’t sure where to begin? GCC’s new Athletic Facility Administration Certificate is a perfect first step toward working at a fitness center, stadium, or other sports facility, or continuing on for further education. The new certificate can be completed in one year of full-time study […]

First Graders Go to College for Read Across America Day

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February 27, 2015
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On March 2nd, 60 first graders from Greenfield’s Federal Street School will go to college, visiting Greenfield Community College’s Main Campus to celebrate the National Education Association’s Read Across America Day. Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March […]

GCC & Baystate Franklin Medical Center Partner to Create NEW Simulation Learning Lab

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February 11, 2015
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Opening in time for the spring semester, Greenfield Community College and Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s new Simulation Learning Lab will provide a state-of-the-art interactive learning environment for GCC students and BFMC health care staff. Partnering to create the new Lab, GCC provided the patient simulation manikin and computers that run it, while BFMC provided space […]

Local Designer Awarded Child Care Center Project

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February 6, 2015
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Greenfield-based Jones Whitsett Architects has been chosen to design Greenfield Community College’s new Child Care Center. The Massachusetts Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance(DCAMM) selected Jones Whitsett to design a state-of-the-art facility that will combine a healthy, creative educational setting with maximum environmental efficiency. Jones Whitsett is led by Principal Architect Margo JonesAIA, NCARB, […]

Greenfield Community College Announces New Director of Campus Public Safety

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Fulfilling his long-time career goal, Luis R. Santamaria has been chosen as Greenfield Community College’s new Director of Campus Public Safety and begins his new position on February 9. Santamaria will oversee GCC’s Campus Public Safety department and serve as GCC’s Chief of Police. He leaves his position as Associate Director of Public Safety for […]

GCC & Elms College to Offer 4 Bachelor’s Degree Completion Programs

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January 30, 2015
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4 Bachelor’s Degree Completion Programs to be available on the GCC Main Campus At Greenfield Community College, 2+2 equals more than four, it equals earning an accredited Elms College Bachelor of Arts degree delivered on the GCC campus. Culminating a highly collaborative effort by Greenfield Community College and Elms College faculty and staff, GCC President […]

New Certificate Program to Advance Corrections Careers

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January 22, 2015
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Greenfield Community College’s new Corrections Certificate Program is part of a community solution to reducing incarceration. The nine-course Certificate focuses on inmate management, treatment, and re-entry into the community and fits within the nationally recognized Transition from Jail to Community Model (TJC) currently in use at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. The Program prepares students […]

Student Recognized by New England Educators

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December 8, 2014
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Megan Doull’s instructors at Greenfield Community College aren’t the only ones who know she’s an exceptional student. Educational leaders from across New England recognize Doull’s academic success. At their annual Fall conference, members of the Learning Assistance Association of New England (LAANE) presented Doull with the LAANE Student Scholarship. Highly recommended by GCC faculty, Doull […]

GCC Leader in Training Public Safety Professionals

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November 14, 2014
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National leaders and area employers know Greenfield Community College’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Fire Science Technology (FST) programs are at the forefront of training public safety professionals. GCC-trained Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics consistently perform better on certification exams than the national average and are sought after by regional employers who know GCC EMS […]

Student Civic Engagement Project Helps Local Farm and Food Bank

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October 31, 2014
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On November 2, Greenfield Community College volunteers will take their commitment to civic engagement off campus and out to the field. GCC students, staff, and faculty will participate in a gleaning trip sponsored by GCC’s Civic Engagement and Service Learning program on Sunday afternoon, November 2 to rescue food from area farms and bring it […]

Cheri Ducharme appointed Simmons Nursing Faculty Endowed Chair

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October 24, 2014
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Greenfield Community College Nursing Professor Cheri Ducharme has been appointed to the Jean Simmons Nursing Faculty Endowed Chair. The Simmons Endowed Chair was endowed as part of a $1 million fund donated by anonymous donors in June, 2013. The endowed faculty chair is named in honor of long-time GCC nurse educator, Jean Simmons ’65 and […]

Students See State Government, Up Close and Personal

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October 23, 2014
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Students in GCC Professor Buz Eisenberg’s Political Science classes do more than read about state government, they meet the people who make the laws. On November 13, Eisenberg and 19 GCC students will travel to Representative Paul Mark’s 2nd Berkshire Day at the Massachusetts State House. They’ll join people from local government, education, business, labor, […]

GCC & Community Action Lead the Way in Early Care and Education

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October 9, 2014
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When Community Action’s staff couldn’t find enough college-level coursework in leadership to meet Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care requirements, Gwen Hawk knew who to call. Hawk, Education Manager for Community Action’s Parent Child Development Center (PCDC), phoned Kate Finnegan, Co-Chair of GCC’s Education Department, to talk about how to meet this workforce development […]

GCC receives award for Excellence in Manufacturing Training

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October 3, 2014
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Tooling U-SME Recognizes Six Community and Technical Colleges with Platinum Education Center Award for Excellence in Manufacturing Training  Coinciding with Manufacturing Day, October 1, 2014, Tooling U-SME, a leader in manufacturing training and development, today presented its Platinum Education Center designation to six community and technical colleges nationwide, including Greenfield Community College. The Tooling U-SME Platinum Education […]

GCC Wins National Green Genome Award

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October 1, 2014
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Recognition for outstanding college sustainability and workforce efforts  When community college leaders from across the United States look for an example of an innovative, effective, and sustainable college, they’ll look to Greenfield Community College. As part of an expanding national effort to support environmentally sustainable practices, programs, and job training at the nation’s almost 1,200 […]

GED / High School Equivalency Graduation to be held October 8

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September 29, 2014
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On Wednesday, October 8, 2014, more than 30 GED (General Educational Development) and HiSET (High School Equivalency Test) graduates and their families will participate in a commencement ceremony at Greenfield Community College Main Campus from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Greenfield Community College has one of the highest High School Equivalency test passing rates of the twenty-five Testing […]

GCC’s Popular Senior Symposia Expands Locations and Program Format

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Twelve years ago, former Greenfield Community College administrator Risky Case buttonholed GCC Dean for Community Education Bob Barba at a College event and said, “I’d like to talk with you about the College doing more for seniors.” Within a few weeks, Barba met with Case and about twenty-five others that Case helped bring together. That […]

MA Community Colleges awarded $20 million U.S. Dept. of Labor Grant

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Highest Funded Grant in the Country Boston, MA, September 29, 2014 –A consortia proposal submitted collectively by the 15 community colleges in Massachusetts led by Massasoit Community College has been selected by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) for the fourth and final round of federal funding from the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and […]

Inside Art Exhibit Bridges Jail & Community

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September 26, 2014
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While artwork in the Inside Art exhibit at Artspace covers a range of subjects and media, the varied pieces all deliver one message. Created by men incarcerated at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office (the Greenfield Jail), everything in the exhibit says loud and clear: “We’re here, and we’re members of the community.” How did art by […]

GCC announces President’s List & Dean’s List for Summer 2014

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September 23, 2014
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Each semester Greenfield Community College recognizes superlative academic performance. We applaud the success of students who earn these high grades and appreciate sacrifices that are often made by students in order to earn these grades. For Summer 2014, GCC named 48 students to the President’s List and 31 students to the Dean’s List. To be […]

GCC Improves Recycling

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July 31, 2014
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Greenfield Community College received 50 large recycling bins designed specifically for placement alongside the college’s trash receptacles as part of a national recycling bin grant made possible by Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and The Coca-Cola Foundation. In its 9th year, the Coca-Cola/KAB Recycling Bin Grant Program is providing nearly 4,500 recycling bins to colleges and […]

Greenfield Community College officials testify at congressional hearing about energy-related jobs and education

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June 26, 2014
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From the Recorder – by KATHLEEN McKIERNAN GREENFIELD — For a second time this year, Greenfield Community College’s program in renewable energy and energy efficiency is being recognized by national leaders in Washington, D.C. President Bob Pura and Associate Professor Teresa Jones on Tuesday attended a congressional hearing on energy-related jobs and education at the […]

GCC President and REE Professor to testify at Congressional Hearing June 24

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June 23, 2014
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On Wednesday, June 18, Congress called Greenfield Community College. Sarah Parker from Representative Peter DeFazio’s office contacted GCC, asking GCC to speak at a hearing on education and American energy jobs being held by the Natural Resources Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources. DeFazio is the Ranking Member on the House Natural Resources Committee, […]

Practical Nursing Certificates awarded June 20

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Greenfield Community College Practical Nursing Program students will be graduating in a special ceremony to be held 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 20, 2014, at the Main Campus, Dining Commons, Greenfield, MA.  This is the twenty-second graduating class of the program which prepares students to become Licensed Practical Nurses. Many in the class are non-traditional students […]

Rosenberg secures $9.5 million bond bill for GCC Day Care Center

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June 13, 2014
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State Senator Stan Rosenberg (D-Amherst), Majority Leader of the Massachusetts Senate, announced today that he has secured $9.5 million in the Senate’s Capital Bond Bill for the design and construction of a childcare center on the Greenfield Community College campus. Rosenberg said this proposed center, which would be a state-of-the-art facility designed to achieve maximum […]

GCC Grads ‘jump-start’ into next chapter

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June 1, 2014
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CHRIS SHORES, Recorder, June 2, 2014 GREENFIELD — In the eyes of student speaker Michael Lewis, a new class of superstars graduated from Greenfield Community College on Saturday. The college’s 51st annual commencement ceremony honored 282 students who earned associate degrees this year and 97 who earned certificates. “We have completed this phase of the […]

Grinspoon Awards Recognize Entrepreneurial Spirit of GCC Students

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May 23, 2014
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Entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well – and honored – at Greenfield Community College. On April 30, two GCC students received the Grinspoon Entrepreneurial Spirit Award and $1,000 from the Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation (HGCF) at The Grinspoon Entrepreneurship Initiative Awards Ceremony and Banquet. Laura DiLuzio won for her DiLuzio Business Services and Brian Llewelyn […]

Governor Patrick and Education Leaders honor Community College, State University and UMass Graduates for Contributions to the Commonwealth

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May 8, 2014
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Greenfield Community College student Ernest A. Baird is one of “29 Who Shine,” a group of outstanding Massachusetts public college and university graduates honored by the Department of Higher Education at a State House ceremony on May 8. Every year, one graduate from each of the 29 Massachusetts public campuses is recognized for their academic […]

Franklin County Sheriff Christopher Donelan Appointed to Board of Trustees

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April 28, 2014
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Franklin County Sheriff Christopher Donelan has been appointed by Governor Deval Patrick to serve as a member of the Greenfield Community College Board of Trustees. Donelan’s five-year term will run until March 1, 2019. Donelan was elected Sheriff of Franklin County in November, 2010 and sworn into office in January, 2011. Prior to that, Donelan […]

What Working Professionals are Saying About GCC’s Online Computer & Business Courses. . .

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April 25, 2014
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What can working professionals learn through GCC’s online computer and business courses? “An incredible number of useful business tools and techniques that make our students very valuable in the workplace and the ‘go to’ people for the Office suite,” according to GCC Computer and Information Systems (CIS) faculty member Doug Wilkins. “Many students taking our […]

GCC Student Finalist in Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest

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Abigail Friel’s photograph of a young girl bottle feeding a lamb is one of 60 finalists selected from over 50,000 photographs submitted by photographers from 132 countries to Smithsonian Magazine’s 11th Annual Photo Contest. Friel’s photo, “Feeding time on Hettie Belle Farm” (Warwick, MA, February 2013, Nikon D5100), is one of ten finalists in the […]

Why Study Art at GCC This Summer?

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April 11, 2014
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Curious about game design? Eager to get a jumpstart on a GCC art degree? Want to learn more about color? Planning to transfer from GCC to a BFA art program? GCC is the place to be this summer. The GCC Art Department will offer courses that provide five distinct experiences in art: Game Development, Color, […]

Social Gaming Club Promotes Community

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March 27, 2014
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Members of GCC’s Social Gaming Club know there’s more to life than work and their goal is to help the GCC community have fun. “Social” gaming involves games where players sit at a table with other people, including traditional card and board games, as well as role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons, collectible card games […]

New ! Office Administration certificates meet workforce needs

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March 13, 2014
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Want to manage a modern technology-based office but don’t have the needed skills and credentials? Check out the General Office Administration and Medical Office Administration Certificate programs at Greenfield Community College. Students in the General Office Administration program learn the wide range of skills needed to manage small business, non-profit, and other offices, including management, […]

Regional program grows new careers in precision machining

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February 27, 2014
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Just a few months after the end of a new 12-week training program, eight students are employed by area companies and one is launching his own precision machining business. Gerald Barsh and Nathan Beauregard have launched new careers in precision machining thanks to the Middle Skills Manufacturing Initiative (MSMI), a training program and collaborative project […]

Scholarship continues to provide access for community

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February 13, 2014
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When Greenfield Community College says it is accessible to everyone and committed to student success, it means it. In 2007, generous anonymous donors helped GCC establish the Community Access Scholarship Fund to provide the financial support future students need to help overcome their personal circumstances and allow them to make a successful transition to college. […]

Marlboro College & GCC Partnership Help Non-Profits

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January 17, 2014
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Until recently, when local non-profit organizations wanted training for their staff and board members, they had to hire a consultant or travel to find training programs. Thanks to a partnership between Greenfield Community College and Vermont’s Marlboro College, such training is now available in Greenfield at GCC. Workshops in GCC Community Education’s Non-profit Management Series […]

New Course Explores World of Fashion & Textiles

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Thirty years ago, when Greenfield Community College Professor of Economics & Business Thom Simmons walked through New York City’s garment district every day on his way to and from work, he had no idea he would someday work in and teach about the fashion industry. Then, Simmons moved to New Hampshire and started raising sheep […]

GCC Student 1 of 200 accepted to Honors College

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December 11, 2013
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In January, soon-to-be Greenfield Community College graduate Justin MacDowell will travel to The Netherlands to start his first semester studying at University College Utrecht. MacDowell, who never finished high school and will receive his Associate in Arts degree from GCC this month, was one of only 200 students accepted to the highly competitive international Honors […]

Jones receives Green Giant Award from Western Mass Green Building Group

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December 5, 2013
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Area green builders know there’s a green giant walking among us, even though that giant isn’t a tall guy wearing green tights. The Massachusetts West Branch of the US Green Building Council recognizes that Teresa Jones, Program Coordinator for GCC’s Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency (RE/EE) program is a giant in the green energy and building field. […]

Joshua Freund Connects GCC with Stone Soup Café

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November 21, 2013
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Joshua Freund doesn’t list “Matchmaker” on his resume, but he should. Joshua made the match between Greenfield Community College and Stone Soup Café, a weekly “pay-what-you-can” community café that provides wholesome meals and supportive community to a diverse group of 60-110 people every Saturday at All Souls Church in Greenfield. Increasing accessibility to local food, […]