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. 

Franklin County Bar Association marks Law Day at GCC

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April 27, 2011
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The Franklin County Bar Association will observe Law Day on April 29th at Greenfield Community College, 3:00-5:00pm in GCC’s Stinchfield Lecture Hall.  Law Day is a national effort to inform citizens about the importance of law and the role it plays in our everyday lives.  This year’s Law Day theme, The Legacy of John Adams, […]

Entrepreneurial Spirit is Alive and Well Thanks to Harold Grinspoon

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April 26, 2011
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Entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well – and honored – at Greenfield Community College.  Three Greenfield Community College students received awards recognizing their entrepreneurial spirit from the Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation.  The Entrepreneurship Initiative is one of several initiatives supported by the philanthropy of Longmeadow Massachusetts resident and businessman Harold Grinspoon.  GCC is one of […]

33 of the Best and Brightest Join Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

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High-achieving Greenfield Community College students get more than good grades – they get honored.  Each semester over 200 GCC students meet the strict eligibility requirements for GCC’s Alpha Sigma Omicron chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Phi, the international honor society for two-year colleges. Requirements include completing 12 semester hours with a GPA of 3.5 or […]

Literacy Project Executive Director Receives 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award

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April 25, 2011
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In recognition of her professional accomplishments and service to the community, Judith Roberts of Colrain will receive this year’s Greenfield Community College Distinguished Alumni Award. The Award will be presented at the Scholarship Awards Ceremony on May 1. The Distinguished Alumni Award is given each year to the GCC alumnus or alumna who has contributed […]

New Summer Outdoor Adventure Programs

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April 12, 2011
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For families, Adults and Outdoors Professionals Whether you’re an adult wanting to try a new outdoor sport, part of a family looking for a fun outdoor adventure, or an outdoor professional seeking to increase your rescue and search skills, Greenfield Community College is the place to be this summer. GCC’s summer credit-free outdoor adventure offerings […]

A Picture’s Worth Three Words–MassArt at GCC

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April 11, 2011
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Greenfield Community College/MassArt Students accepted to Yale MFA Program Yale University’s Masters of Fine Arts Photography program accepts just nine new students each year and, this year, two of those nine students are GCC/MassArt alumni. Katie Koti started at GCC as a Dual Enrollment student while she was in high school and received an Associates […]

Federal Stimulus Grant Supports Collaboration

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Between Greenfield Community College and Center for New Americans Almost one hundred residents of Franklin and Hampshire counties are further along the path to healthcare careers thanks to $200,000 of federal stimulus funds and the collaborative efforts and expertise of Greenfield Community College, the Center for New Americans (CNAM), Tripp Community Care Collaborative, and the […]

New Stillpoint Center for Advanced Education

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March 11, 2011
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Looks to the Future Professional bodyworkers seeking to put the spark back in their careers now have a place to go for affordable, local lifelong learning. This spring, GCC’s New Stillpoint Center for Advanced Massage Education is offering courses covering functional anatomy and assessment, peer supervision, the business of bodywork practices, and other topics. The […]

How can we help create a healthy food system in the Pioneer Valley?

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February 16, 2011
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Who is working on Western Massachusetts farms?  Where will we grow our food? The many answers to these questions are the focus of “Things are Looking Up Down on the Farm,” a food and farms spring speakers series co-sponsored by Greenfield Community College and the Conway School of Landscape Design. The series will include presentations […]

Somewhere at 19,000 feet on a Mountain in Ecuador…

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February 11, 2011
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While some Greenfield Community College faculty and students think of Spring Break as a “break” from teaching and learning, Outdoor Leadership Program Coordinator Austin Paulson and seven OLP students will use that time for an intense exercise in learning by doing. Austin and seven of this year’s 20 OLP students will travel to Ecuador from […]

Who will be the next GCC Distinguished Alum?

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January 27, 2011
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Nominations due February 25 Each spring a Greenfield Community College Alum is honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award. “We know that GCC changes the lives of its students forever,” says Regina E. Curtis, ’86, President of

Montserrat Archbald receives Western Mass Outstanding Recycler of the Year Award

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November 18, 2010
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I was delighted to nominate Montserrat Archbald for Springfield MRF Recycler of the Year, said Amy Donovan, Program Director from the Franklin County Solid Waste District.  As part of an America Recycles Day celebration, the Springfield MRF Advisory Board honored “Everyday Heroes” of western MA recycling programs at a special held at The Delaney House […]

Faculty Learn from Each Other During Open Classroom Week

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November 12, 2010
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During the recent Open Classroom Week, many GCC Faculty became students, attending classes taught by their colleagues.  Spanish instructors attended Anatomy & Physiology classes, Sociologists took Math classes, Criminology instructors took Sustainable Energy classes, and more.

GCC breaks ground for new greenhouse

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Greenfield Community College’s south lawn was the stage for a groundbreaking ceremony Friday, attended by Congressman John W. Olver (D-Amherst), donors Don and Sherry Rice and representatives from GCC’s staff, faculty and Trustees.

Major Art Schools Visit November 4

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October 29, 2010
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On Thursday, November 4, Greenfield Community College’s Art Department will host representatives from 15 major art schools across the country as part of GCC’s annual Portfolio Day.  Portfolio Day is Greenfield Community College’s major outreach event for art students.  The event will be held on November 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the […]

Foodies of Franklin County

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September 24, 2010
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Want to take charge of your own home-grown food? GCC’s new credit-free “Foodies of Franklin County” workshop series was created for you. On five Tuesday evenings this fall, you can learn about a wide range of local food topics: from chickens to cheese, preserving food to food safety, and growing food all year long. These […]

New weatherization installer course is a win-win-win for the community

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September 13, 2010
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Greenfield Community College’s new Weatherization Installer Course is a Win-Win-Win for the community. Students who complete the course will be qualified to work as professional air sealing technicians and insulation installers, area businesses will be able to hire skilled weatherization installers, homes in the community will become healthier and more affordable, and the reduced amount […]

Weatherization Installer Course is a Win-Win

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September 10, 2010
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Greenfield Community College’s new Weatherization Installer Course is a Win-Win for the community. Students who complete the course will be qualified to work as professional air sealing technicians and insulation installers, area businesses will be able to hire

Give, Get, & Connect: September 8

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August 30, 2010
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Area human services agencies organize second annual event to engage volunteers and increase awareness of the many organizations and services available to those in need  GREENFIELD, MA – A group of Franklin County human services organizations today announced the Community Opportunities Festival, to be held Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. […]

Nursing students eye docs’ time

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GREENFIELD – Since surveys show that people may only get 15 minutes of their doctor’s time during a typical visit, a group of Greenfield Community College students has compiled a list of tips for people to get the most out of their health care appointments.

War vet starts GCC student group

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GREENFIELD — Morgan Buchanan-Gauthier never feels more at peace than when he is with people he was in the Marines with. “I would say that’s true to all vets,” said Buchanan-Gauthier, 26, who was deployed to Iraq three times. “You make some really great friends in the military.”

State cuts ax GCC dual enrollment

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July 14, 2010
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Full-time spots for some high-schoolers remain Greenfield Community College has no money this year to help high school students who want to take a course or two at the community college, because the state has axed that funding in this year’s budget. GCC President Robert Pura said the community college works with many high schools […]

Performing arts center reaches new stage

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Long-awaited downtown GCC project gets $1M A planned performing arts center in downtown Greenfield has moved a step closer to reality with $1 million in federal funding approved as part of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development appropriations budget. Approval by the House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee, which is chaired by Rep. John W. Olver, […]

U.S. Commerce Secretary Locke and Governor Patrick announce broadband initiative

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July 9, 2010
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GREENFIELD — Within two years, hospitals, community colleges, fire and police departments and libraries throughout Franklin County will be connected to the rest of the world through a high-speed Internet connection. Some of the state’s leaders joined U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke at Greenfield Community College on Thursday to tout efforts to secure funding that […]

Foundation annual campaign raises $783,327

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In announcing the final figures for the Greenfield Community College Foundation’s 2010 Annual Fund Campaign today, Lee Wicks, Co-Chair from Montague, paid tribute to the fundraising efforts of the many volunteer fundraisers and donors. “Once again the community has demonstrated its commitment to GCC and to making it affordable to all who want to attend” […]

Graduates of GCC ready to rebound

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June 7, 2010
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Members of Greenfield Community College’s class of 2010 received their education during difficult times, but each one now has the opportunity to make things better, according to college president Robert L. Pura.

GCC grads: Remember where you came from

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For Jennie Lee Bergeron, 26, of Leverett, earning her Associate in Arts degree in liberal arts from Greenfield Community College was a moment that she will never forget because this graduation is the first that she has ever had.

Early childhood educators honored

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Abigail Adams Eliot, a Massachusetts social worker and the founder of early childhood education in the United States, would have been proud of Judith Sabola ’80, ’01 and Roni Anthony ’89. Their peers certainly are. The two GCC alumni were presented Abigail Adams Eliot Awards by the Franklin County Collaborative for Children (FCCC), a collaboration […]

Nursing students participate in HeartWalk May 16

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May 5, 2010
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The Greenfield Community College Nursing Class of 2010 in collaboration with the American Heart Association is participating in the Pioneer Valley HeartWalk on Sunday, May 16, 2010.  This is a satellite walk with the Pioneer Valley walk that will take place the same morning in Springfield, MA.