GCC receives award for Excellence in Manufacturing Training

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October 3, 2014

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, […]

GCC to train 10,000 older workers for new jobs

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November 19, 2013
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Baby boomers to earn certificates or degrees in health care, education or social service occupations GREENFIELD, Mass. – Greenfield Community College (GCC) was recently chosen to join the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, a national effort to train 10,000 baby boomers for new jobs in health care, education and social services. The program is sponsored […]

Plum: GCC’s Tasty Treat for the Whole Community

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November 7, 2013
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In an area known for many talented writers, there is a new venue for local writers to be published and for everyone to read their work. Plum, GCC’s online literary journal, launched last spring and will publish its second issue in December. In keeping with GCC’s mission of serving the community, Plum publishes writing by […]

GCC recognized by state for its energy leadership

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October 31, 2013
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The Recorder Tuesday, October 29, 2013 Greenfield Community College was among 10 recipients of a “Leading by Example” award presented by the state Monday recognizing efforts to significantly reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, increased recycling, the use of renewable energy and other clean energy and environmental quality initiatives. The awards, presented by state […]

GCC honors 160 GED graduates

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October 25, 2013
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GREENFIELD — For some, the path to a high school diploma is straight and simple, but for others, life gets in the way. Some, eager to get into the “real world,” start GED programs as soon as they leave high school, while others go back to finish school much later in life. Thursday’s GED graduation […]

GCC Helps Design Successful Careers

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October 24, 2013
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While Caroline Collins, Megan Green, and Lynn Stowe Tomb don’t know each other, they have something in common. Each turned to GCC to further her career in graphic design. Caroline, 38, received an Associate of Science degree with honors from GCC in 2008. In the metro DC area, she works as an Interaction Designer for […]

Art Meets Science in GCC Greenhouse

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October 10, 2013
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In coming months, Greenfield Community College Art students and faculty will create art using “locally grown” inks they’ve made themselves from plants grown in GCC’s greenhouse. The Pigment Garden Project is the brainchild of Art Instructor Kelly Popoff and Greenhouse/ Laboratory Technician Tony Reiber and a collaboration between GCC’s Science and Art Departments. Kelly and […]

Energy Field Leads the Way

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September 13, 2013
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Like many GCC students, when Jamie Cross started at GCC in the spring of 2009, he wasn’t sure where he was headed. GCC helped him find the way. This fall, Jamie is studying at Illinois State University towards a master’s degree in Project Management focused in the Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency (RE/EE) field. Jamie grew up […]

Students Become Ambassadors

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August 15, 2013
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What do drum circles, a campus newspaper, orientation video, and tertulia have in common? All are projects proposed by GCC’s new Student Ambassadors to fill a need on campus. Student Ambassadors represent GCC at admission, orientation, presidential, and alumni events. The ten GCC Student Ambassadors were chosen from applicants last winter and prepared for their […]

Greenfield Community College to Provide Curriculum for 12-Week Precision Machine Training

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July 24, 2013
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With state grant funding, Greenfield Community College joins the Franklin Hampshire Regional Employment Board (FHREB) and Career Centers, a consortium of area businesses, and Franklin County Technical School (FCTS) to provide a twelve-week training program in precision machining for unemployed and underemployed adults in the region. The Middle Skills Manufacturing Initiative (MSMI) will address a […]

Medical Assistant Certificate program Planned for Fall Semester

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July 16, 2013
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Greenfield Community College (GCC) is launching a new one-year Medical Assistant Certificate (MAC) training program for the Fall semester beginning September 3, 2013.  The 29-credit program prepares students for entry-level Medical Assistant positions in healthcare providing a combination of medical office and patient care services in doctor’s offices and other health care facilities.  A 160-hour […]

No fee increase for GCC

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July 2, 2013
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THE RECORDER Chris Shores, Tuesday, July 2, 2013 GREENFIELD — State legislators have agreed to increase Greenfield Community College’s funding next year, which allows the college, like others across Massachusetts, to freeze all student fees this coming year. The Legislature’s conference committee budget report allocates $9.6 million, including money for annual staff salaries, to GCC. The […]

GCC receives $1 million gift

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June 25, 2013
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to Fund Endowed Faculty Chair and Support Nursing Education Donors who wish to be anonymous have given Greenfield Community College $1 million to create a permanently endowed fund to establish an endowed faculty chair position, the Jean Simmons Endowed Chair in Nurse Education. In addition, to further the donors’ purpose for their gift, Greenfield Community […]

2013 Commencement

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June 3, 2013
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GCC grads: ‘Create hope in the world’ President Robert Pura, retiring Prof. Anne Wiley address college’s 50th class By CHRIS SHORES Recorder Staff GREENFIELD — Protected from the hot, June sun by a large white tent on the campus lawn, students from Greenfield Community College’s 50th graduating class were congratulated on their accomplishments but pointedly […]

Class Clown + Community Education Class = Laughs…and Living a Dream

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May 17, 2013
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What happens when a life-long “class clown” takes a Community Education class in stand-up comedy? Laughs, of course. And, for Cindy Foster, a chance to live her life’s dream. In the months since taking that class, Cindy has performed with some of her comedian heroes and competed in the qualifying round of “New England’s Funniest […]

Andrew M. Curran Honored as One of 29 Who Shine

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May 3, 2013
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GCC graduate Andrew M. Curran 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. Every year, one graduate from each of the 29 Massachusetts public campuses is recognized based on their academic achievements and record of […]

Library Named for Long-Time English Professors

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April 26, 2013
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In their years of teaching English at GCC, Phyllis Nahman and Gretchen Watson touched the lives of generations of GCC students, passing along their passion for the written word. Now, former colleagues at the College have honored their work by naming the College Library the Nahman-Watson Library. The GCC Board of Trustees, with the recommendation […]

Pathways to Work: New Medical Assistant Certificate

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April 12, 2013
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Until now, local residents wanting to become Medical Assistants had to travel out of the area and/or pay high tuitions to for-profit programs. Starting this fall, area residents can enroll in GCC’s new affordable Medical Assistant Certificate (MAC) program. Medical Assistants work in hospitals and physicians’ offices and do a combination of clinical and administrative […]

Newman Civic Fellow Named

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April 1, 2013
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Kia Burton McLaughlin, 26, of Greenfield joins 180 other student leaders from across the country who have been named as 2013 Newman Civic Fellows by Campus Compact. Kia, in her second year at Greenfield Community College and newly elected President of the Student Senate, was nominated for the award by GCC President Bob Pura. Kia […]

Getting Down to Business: New Career Certificate Programs

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March 22, 2013
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Pathways to work or a degree Want to earn more now while pursuing further education? Greenfield Community College’s new Business and Information Technology Pathways initiative can help. Responding to a state challenge to increase workforce readiness to fill needed jobs, GCC’s Business and Information Technology Department has created five new Certificate programs which students can […]

GCC Stands on the Shoulders of Risky Case

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March 8, 2013
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When the Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts announced they were honoring  Ethel “Risky” Case with their “Standing on Her Shoulders Award,” no one at GCC was surprised. GCC, and much of Franklin County, has been standing on Risky’s shoulders for many years. Risky is one of 16 elder women receiving the “Standing on Her Shoulders […]

Governor Patrick appoints 3 new GCC Board of Trustees

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March 7, 2013
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Governor Deval Patrick has appointed three new members to the Greenfield Community College Board of Trustees – Patricia Crosby, Executive Director of the Franklin Hampshire Regional Employment Board; Mary Clare Higgins, Executive Director of Community Action of the Franklin, Hampshire and North Quabbin Regions; and, Amy Holich-Dunn, Assistant Director for Programs and Events, Office of […]

GCC students achieve 100% pass rate for real estate licensing exam

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February 20, 2013
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By Mary McClintock, ’82 The results of the last Massachusetts Real Estate Broker/Sales Exam revealed that all of the Greenfield Community College Real Estate School students who took the exam had a 100% pass rate, only 63% overall of those who took the Massachusetts state exam passed. This is the sixth year that GCC students […]

GCC to offer new Hospitality and Tourism Certificate in fall 2013

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January 17, 2013
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Starting in the Fall semester 2013, Greenfield Community College’s Business & Information Technology Department will offer a one-year certificate in Hospitality and Tourism. The Hospitality and Tourism Certificate (HOT) is part of the Business & Information Technology Department’s response to workforce needs in the region. The HOT Certificate is “stackable,” meaning that students will be […]

GCC President Appointed to Higher Education Accreditation Agency

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January 4, 2013
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Greenfield Community College President Dr. Robert L. Pura has been appointed to serve a three-year term as a Commissioner on the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). NEASC provides accreditation services for more than 2000 public and private institutions in the six-state region – […]

Coordinator of GCC’s Women’s Resource Center receives honors

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November 30, 2012
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Rosemarie Freeland, Coordinator of Greenfield Community College’s Women’s Resource Center was honored for the crucial role she has played to empower survivors of domestic and sexual violence by the New England Learning Center for Women in Transition (NELCWIT).  Others honored included representatives of human services and legal assistance programs, community volunteers, and others. Cheryl Rogers, […]

“I Was There on Day One” John Wesolowski ’64

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October 25, 2012
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In 1961, when John Wesolowski graduated from Greenfield High School, college wasn’t an option. John had the intelligence to excel in college, but his physical disability made the logistics of going away to college impossible. Then, in 1962, Greenfield Community College opened. With encouragement from his GHS guidance counselor, Steve Murphy, and GCC’s Dean of […]

GCC Transfer Students: A Successful Journey to the 5-Colleges

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October 12, 2012
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Greenfield Community College serves everyone in the community, whatever their goals, whatever their life circumstance: Students who seek to enter the workforce right out of GCC and those seeking to continue their learning toward a Bachelor’s degree and beyond. Traditional college-aged students, dual enrolled high school students, and older, non-traditional-aged students. Single parents, people in […]

GCC celebrates $100,000 solar grant

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October 1, 2012
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From The Greenfield Recorder – September 25, 2012 – By Chris Shores GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community College has received a $100,000 grant from private investors to help fund the school’s renewable energy/energy efficiency program. The grant — funded by solar energy company SunEdison as part of the $8 million 2.0-megawatt solar farm project built on […]

GCC to increase Online Learning for Greater Student Access and Success

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Greenfield Community College has received a $179,310 grant from the state to expand the College’s online learning options and to increase online and face-to-face services for students taking online courses and degrees. The GCC project – Increasing Online Learning for Greater Student Access and Success – is one of 15 grants for Massachusetts community colleges […]

New! Criminal Justice Transfer Option

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September 28, 2012
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GCC Teams Up with Assumption College Starting this January, GCC Associate of Science in Criminal Justice graduates will have a new option for continuing their education at GCC and online. Thanks to a new transfer agreement between GCC and Assumption College in Worcester, GCC Criminal Justice graduates can apply their GCC coursework and degree toward […]

GCC Welcomes New Chief Academic and Student Affairs Officer

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September 13, 2012
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The first time Sher Hruska set foot on a college campus was the day she registered for college. At the end of high school, Sher debated between cosmetology school or college, not sure what the difference was between the two. No one in Sher’s family had gone to college. Sher walked onto that college campus […]

Yale or Bust: Fundraiser set for July 28

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July 26, 2012
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Wendell residents know Genevieve Gaignard as the woman who takes their orders at the country store and takes their photographs in the woods. To people at Greenfield Community College, she’s a bakerturned- artist who has enrolled in photography classes at the school during two separate stints in the last 11 years. And now, Gaignard, a […]

Franklin County Reserve Police Academy to Graduate June 28

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June 26, 2012
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Thirty four new Franklin County Reserve/Intermittent Police Officer candidates will graduate Thursday, June 28, 2012, marking the completion of the first class to complete the new Training Academy located at Greenfield Community College. The ceremony will showcase the collaborative efforts of the Franklin County Police Chiefs, the Franklin County Sheriff, the Northwest District Attorney’s Office, […]

Practical Nursing Certificates Awarded June 22

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June 19, 2012
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Greenfield Community College Practical Nursing Program students will be graduating in a ceremony to be held on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Leeds. This is the twentieth graduating class of the program, which prepares students to become Licensed Practical Nurses. Many in the class are non-traditional […]

GCC Ramps Up Workforce Development Transformation Program

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June 11, 2012
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Greenfield Community College (GCC) is ramping up its three-year federally funded Workforce Development Transformation (WDT) program this summer and has hired three new staff members. The WDT program is a local partnership between GCC, the Franklin Hampshire Career Center and the Franklin Hampshire Regional Employment Board, as part of a $20 million statewide partnership initiative […]

49th Commencement Class of 2012

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June 3, 2012
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CLASS OF 2012 Award Recipients and List of Graduates Hometowns Liberal Arts Monique R. Gagnon Sasha A. Smith Liberal Arts/Dance Michelle Zaccari Liberal Arts/English Justin LaFrenier Liberal Arts/Music Matthew Munson Donald Oberacker Liberal Arts/Science Brianyn MacLeod Accounting Lyubov Denissevitch Art Department “Medici” Award Alice Miller Business Information Techology Sergiu Placinta Inna Stytsenko Ashley Cronk Criminal […]

Cream of the Crop: National and State Honors for GCC Students

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May 10, 2012
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This spring, two Greenfield Community College students are getting more than recognition from the College for their successful studies, they are being presented with state and national awards. Here’s a brief snapshot of that recognition. Who? Which Honors? Gabriela Maurier, 25, of Turners Falls has been awarded the Jack Kent Cooke Transfer Scholarship Award for […]

GCC Foundation awards 82 scholarships

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May 7, 2012
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The Greenfield Community College Foundation mission and vision is to support Greenfield Community College– its students, faculty, staff and alumni–and to help ensure that GCC is positioned to continue to provide access and opportunity to every student who seeks an education. On Sunday, May 6, President Bob Pura, with GCC Foundation Board President Diane Esser […]

IRS Recognizes GCC Business Students for VITA program

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May 4, 2012
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The Internal Revenue Service recognized five Greenfield Community College Business students for obtaining a 0% reject rate on one hundred and ninety personal income taxes that were prepared and electronically filed as part of the Federal Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.   The service is offered every Spring semester and provides the students with real-life tax preparation […]

Prepared for the Unexpected

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April 26, 2012
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            When Drew Starkweather ’91 was a math/science Liberal Arts student at GCC, he had no idea he would eventually start an award-winning organic salad dressing and salsa business. Drew went to GCC striving to get out of the restaurant business in which he’d worked since he was a young teenager. Drew didn’t expect to […]

Annual spring dance concert May 4

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April 23, 2012
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The Greenfield Community College Dance Program presents CENTERSTAGE the Spring Student/Faculty/Community Dance Concert May 4, 2012 7:30 PM Greenfield High School Auditorium Enjoy a variety of dances by GCC students and faculty, with special guest performances by: KDS Dance Company CrazeFaze CrazeFaze KiDS BodyWave Belly Dance and Friends Admission is $5/General and $4/Student and Seniors […]

GCC honors Congressman Olver for years of commitment

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April 11, 2012
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THE RECORDER, April 10, 2012 GREENFIELD — Retiring Congressman John Olver spoke softly and carried a big walking stick at Greenfield Community College on Monday. The walking stick was presented to Olver by GCC President Bob Pura at a gathering meant to thank the congressman for all he has done for GCC and Franklin County […]

Giving Support: Let’s rally around our community colleges

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April 6, 2012
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THE RECORDER, Editorial, April 5, 2012 ■ The issue: A rally is scheduled at the Statehouse today in support of a plan for the community colleges. ■ Our opinion: There’s a glaring hole when it comes to this rally and the plan it supports — the 15 colleges and communities they serve. This doesn’t mean […]

Whale comes home

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April 5, 2012
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GCC unveils skull of whale on display in main entrance The skull of a juvenile humpback whale, preserved from a carcass found floating off Massachusetts is now on display in the front lobby of the Greenfield Community College. Photo Credit/Paul Franz GREENFIELD — Amy St. Germain will never forget the day she spent teasing the […]

NEW! Farm and Food Systems Liberal Arts Option for Fall 2012

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April 2, 2012
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Beginning in fall 2012, Greenfield Community College plans to offer a Farm and Food Systems Liberal Arts option. The 60-61 credit advising option explores the broad field of sustainable farming and local food systems and provides students with an interdisciplinary understanding of ecological, economic, political, and social systems as they relate to food and farming. […]

International tap dance stars perform at GCC April 4

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March 22, 2012
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Kurt Albert and Klaus Bleis, tap dancers from Germany who are known as “Tap and Tray” will perform along with renowned Boston tap dancer Josh Hilberman and pianist Paul Arslanian on April 4, 12pm, at GCC’s Sloan Theater. The performance is free and open to the public. For those who are interested, a master class in […]

New Franklin County Reserve Police Academy to Begin

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February 28, 2012
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Police Academy training offered at special price Regular $1,100 cost is now $500 March 12 will be the first day of the new Franklin County Reserve/Intermittent Police Training Academy, thanks to the work of GCC Dean of Professional Studies Terry Lynn, President Bob Pura, Franklin County Sheriff Chris Donelan, Capt. Newton of Greenfield Police Dept, […]

Call for Nominations for Educators and Administrators

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February 13, 2012
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The Franklin County Collaboration for Children and Greenfield Community College are seeking nominations for the Abigail Adams Elliot Awards for Spring 2012. These awards seek to recognize individuals working with children ages birth to five, who have made exemplary contributions to young children and their families in Franklin County. The awards are open to nominations […]

GCC Seeks Nominations for Special 50th Anniversary Distinguished Alumni Awards

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February 10, 2012
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To celebrate Greenfield Community College’s 50th Anniversary (1962-2012), the 2012 Greenfield Community College Distinguished Alumni Award will be given to 37 alumni. These 37 will join the 13 Distinguished Alumni who have been honored since 2001, to make 50. The GCC Alumni Association is seeking nominations of GCC alumni who a) hold a degree from […]

Local Businesses Support GCC Renovations

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February 6, 2012
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Students who gather in Greenfield Community College’s newly renovated Math Studio to study or receive extra help from Math Department faculty can thank Greenfield Savings Bank for the light-filled, spacious room fitted with the latest technology to support learning. And GCC Science Department students can look forward to a similarly enhanced area that encourages collaborative […]

New Leadership Takes the Helm of Board of Trustees

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The Greenfield Community College Board of Trustees has elected Greenfield realtor Rob Cohn to be the new Chair of the GCC Board and Sunderland attorney Liz Sillin to be the new Vice-Chair of the Board. Cohn will fill the position of outgoing Chair Tim Farrell who served as Chair of the Board since 2009. Commenting […]

Local Art Sculptures Featured on GCC Main Campus

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January 20, 2012
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As the first semester following the completion of the Core renovation project at Greenfield Community College was underway, President Robert Pura knew it was time to complete the finishing touches of the space intended to welcome students and visitors back to the refurbished campus.  Specifically, it was time to install pieces of art that speak […]

GCC Names Over 430 Students to Deans List

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January 12, 2012
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Each semester GCC recognizes students with superior academic achievement. To be included on the Dean’s List a student must be matriculated in a program and have: earned at least 12 credits at GCC; earned at least 6 college-level graded credits in the semester or during summer terms I and II combined; no incomplete grades; no […]

GCC Offers Innovative Solution to State Licensing Challenge for Massage Therapists

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January 3, 2012
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Greenfield Community College Offers Clinical Class for Massage Therapist Not Yet Licensed Solution will put massage school graduates  to work Greenfield Community College Stillpoint Center for Advanced Education is offering a clinical class beginning in January 2012 tailored to these graduates who are just shy of state licensing requirements.  Students who need more or fewer […]

Through the doors of GCC

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October 11, 2011
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Chance to pursue one’s hopes, dreams I had the opportunity to walk up the same steps at Ellis Island that my father walked as a child coming to America. It was a significant and powerful experience for me. At the top of those stairs, you enter the Great Room. To the right you see the […]

GCC professors published in academic journal

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October 3, 2011
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Dr. Linda McCarthy and Dr. Anne Wiley, both social science professors at GCC, had an article entitled “Crossing the Digital Divide: Using Sociopolitical Websites in Course Design” published in the latest issue of Teaching for Our Times, a journal published by Bunker Hill Community College.  In the article, the professors explore strategies they use in Sociology, Psychology […]

Annual Henry Steele Commager Lecture Series Welcomes Tina Monshipour Foster October 17

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The Tenth Annual Henry Steele Commager Lecture at Greenfield Community College on October 17 will focus on national security and human rights issues in the decade since September 11, 2001. Tina Monshipour Foster, Executive Director of the International Justice Network (IJN), will present “National Security and Human Rights under the Obama Administration” and discuss IJN’s […]

Area Legislators Kick-Off “Go Public!”

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September 30, 2011
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Getting a degree from the Massachusetts public higher education system is a great education and a great value, GCC students tell members of the Greenfield Community College delegation. Juliana Aprileo, a dual-enrolled student who completed her high school degree at GCC and is now taking classes in preparation for transfer to UMass Amherst, told the […]

Admission Office creates new presence in Franklin County Visitor’s Center

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September 23, 2011
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Want to get a driver’s license and sign up for GCC classes in one easy stop? Now you can. Thanks to a new outreach effort by the Greenfield Community College Office of Admission, visitors to the Franklin County Visitor’s Center/Registry of Motor Vehicles Office near the I-91 Greenfield rotary can now learn about GCC’s programs […]

GCC: Hub for Emergency Services Education

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After reviewing GCC’s Emergency Medical Services Education and Training Programs in early September, Russell C. Johansen of the Massachusetts Office of Emergency Medical Services did more than renew GCC’s accreditation. Along with the certificate of accreditation, Johansen sent a letter saying “I was very impressed with your new training location, outstanding training resources, and the […]

GCC Celebrates Harvest for Students Week, September 19-23

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September 14, 2011
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During the upcoming Massachusetts Harvest for Students Week September 19-23, and throughout the year, each meal served in GCC’s new Dining Commons is a tasty, teachable moment about locally grown food. The September 19-23 menu features meals prepared with locally grown ingredients – including vegetables, apples, maple syrup, flour, yogurt, and more.

Remembering 9/11

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September 8, 2011
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On Monday September 12th at 12 noon, the college community will gather at the main entrance of the new Core to reflect on the events of September 11th 2001.  Reverend Dr. Andrea Ayvazian, Pastor of the Haydenville Congregational Church will lead in the reflections along with President Bob Pura.  The rain location will be the GCC […]

Give, Get, Connect: 3rd Annual Community Festival

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August 22, 2011
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A team of Franklin County human services organizations will present the Third Annual Community Opportunities Festival on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Greenfield Community College. The Festival’s theme of “Give. Get. Connect.” promotes awareness of services available to Franklin County residents and the extent of rewarding volunteer opportunities available […]

New Student Orientation

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August 3, 2011
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New Student Orientation will be held Wednesday, August 31, 2011, 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Starting college marks an exciting transition in your life. At Greenfield Community College, we want you to have the best educational experience possible.  Attending new student orientation is critical to getting off on the right foot.  New Student Orientation will give you […]

Enrollment Days are Here!

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Classes begin September 6 Don’t wait until the last minute. Complete your on-line application for admission or join us for Application Days on Wednesday, August 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or Saturday, August 27, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Admission staff will be available to help you complete your online application in order to arrange […]

GCC to hold Open House June 16th

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June 9, 2011
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Greenfield Community College President Robert Pura, on behalf of the students, faculty and staff of the college, extends an invitation to area residents from Hampshire and Franklin Counties, the North Quabbin region, Southern Vermont and New Hampshire to come and visit the beautiful space that has just opened to serve students. The renovations and addition […]

‘All are welcome, all can learn, all succeed’

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June 6, 2011
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President of GCC applauds graduates’ courage By BOB DUNN Recorder Staff , Photos/Peter MacDonald GREENFIELD — Andrew R. S. Marchev challenged his 274 fellow Greenfield Community College graduates on Sunday to become part of the new leadership of the world. “What we need today are people familiar with struggle,” Marchev said before receiving a standing ovation. […]

Class of 2011 “29 Who Shine” Award Recognition

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May 13, 2011
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  GCC President Bob Pura with “29 Who Shine” Awardee Jake Powers Jacob Powers was nominated by GCC President Bob Pura to represent Greenfield Community College at a State House ceremony on the Grand Staircase on May 12th to honor a group of outstanding graduates of the Class of 2011. The MA Department of Higher […]

MA Golf Association and Local Golf Clubs Support Program

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May 2, 2011
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Thanks to support from the golf community at area golf courses and across the state, Greenfield Community College will be able to offer an Introduction to Golf class with up-to-date equipment.  When Steve Roy planned to teach Golf at GCC this spring and summer, he found that the College’s golf equipment needed to be replaced.