New Student Orientation

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August 3, 2011

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.

GCC Veteran’s Awareness week April 20-23

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April 8, 2010
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Marine veteran/GCC student Morgan Buchanan-Gauthier and Army veteran/GCC alum Don Alexander ’09 know Greenfield Community College is a supportive place for student veterans – they’ve felt that support as they transitioned from the military to life as a civilian.

New scholarship named for Phyllis Rubin Nahman

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February 10, 2010
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Greenfield Community College Professor Emerita Phyllis Nahman loves reading, and she passed along her passion for the written word to generations of GCC students as Professor of English and Women’s Studies from 1971 to 2002.

Sandy Thomas joins GCC’s Office of Community Education

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January 22, 2010
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Sandy Thomas is Greenfield Community College’s interim Associate Dean for Community Education while Bob Barba is on sabbatical until mid-July. Thomas will oversee GCC’s extensive community education program that includes a broad range of non-credit courses and workshops, the popular Senior Symposium series, and the Pioneer Valley Institute. A key part of the Associate Dean […]

GCC travel award opens doors for Michelle Scully

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October 28, 2009
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Last spring, Michelle Scully wasn’t thinking about going to France, she was busy studying health science at Greenfield Community College, working at Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society, and caring for her family. Then she checked her email and saw a message about an essay contest for Student International Travel Awards for GCC students to study […]

Edward N. Tombs receives GCC Foundation Distinguished Service Award

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October 22, 2009
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The GCC Foundation Board of Directors recently presented Edward N. Tombs with the GCC Foundation Distinguished Service Award at the Foundation’s Annual Meeting. Tombs, a Greenfield resident, has been the Foundation’s Treasurer, Chair of the Finance and Investment Committee, Chair of the 2003 Annual Fund Campaign, and President of the Board of Directors from 2004-2006.

Advising matters: Title III grant helps GCC focus on academic advising

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October 9, 2009
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Staff and faculty at Greenfield Community College recognize that college is more than coursework and exams and know that academic advising plays a crucial role in students’ college experiences. Now, thanks to funds provided by a five year federal grant, GCC’s advising program is even more effective at helping students achieve their academic and career […]

GCC travel award immerses Dori Nadlony in a new world

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September 25, 2009
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When Dori Nadolny’s GCC Spanish instructor, Amanda Damon, suggested Dori apply for one of the College’s Student International Travel Awards, Dori thought such travel was for younger students, not for a 42-year-old LPN taking prerequisites for GCC’s RN program.

Nursing student spends summer working with lepers and orphans

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September 16, 2009
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Local nursing student Autumn McGuffey said her life will never be the same and it’s all because of some lepers and orphans living across the world. ”I was excited, scared, lonely and very happy for two months this summer,” said McGuffey, who traveled to India on an eight-week mission with Adventures in Missions, a religious-based […]

GCC joins YouTube

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While some people think YouTube is just a kids’ toy, Greenfield Community College’s staff and faculty know that YouTube is a powerful educational and communications tool. Now, GCC students and community members in Franklin County, as well as GCC alumni and supporters across the globe, can tune in to youtube.com/greenfieldcc to see course materials, lectures […]

GCC celebrates 10,000th graduate

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July 7, 2009
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LEEDS — When Faranak Seihoun walked across the stage Friday afternoon during Greenfield Community College’s Practical Nursing Certificate graduation, college President Robert Pura didn’t just shake her hand, give her the certificate, and continue to the next graduate.

GCC Foundation looks to matching plan for fundraiser

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June 11, 2009
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GREENFIELD — The Greenfield Community College banner will be flying across the town’s Main Street for the last two weeks in June to remind people to support the GCC Foundation’s annual campaign, “Building Bridges to Success,” which ends June 30.  So far, campaigners have raised $690,000, or 82 percent, toward their goal of $840,000, which […]

Performance center waiting in the wings? GCC considers partnership in the development of the Garden Theater

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GREENFIELD — Discussions have begun about renovating the Garden Cinemas to create a performing arts center downtown. Some downtown business and building owners are pitching a preliminary plan that would carve out a performance space for Greenfield Community College in the cinema building that once housed a large stage theater.  Read the full story at […]

GCC fee hike less than expected

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May 14, 2009
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GREENFIELD – Fees at Greenfield Community College will be increasing next year, but not as much as the college first anticipated. The board of trustees voted unanimously at a meeting on Wednesday morning to increase fees by $6 per credit next year, and for the next two years, bringing the total increase over the three […]

Health care courses a strength at GCC

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May 11, 2009
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The career programs offered at Greenfield Community College prepare our students to enter the work force or update their skills, while credit-free workshops and seminars are offered for personal enrichment.

GCC Library wins Massachusetts Library Association Public Relations Award

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May 7, 2009
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On May 7, 2009, Greenfield Community College’s Library will receive a 2009 Massachusetts Library Association Public Relations Award for a video commercial created to promote the library. GCC Librarian Eric Poulin and Library Co-Coordinator Ellen Carey will attend the MLA Annual Conference in Springfield, MA to accept the award. Eric Poulin developed, wrote, directed, starred […]

Alumni give back to students through new career mentoring initiative

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April 30, 2009
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GCC alumni have a new way to connect with current GCC Students through the Career Alumni Mentoring Program (CAMP). CAMP, a collaborative project of the GCC Alumni Association and the GCC Career Center, provides students with an opportunity to get guidance and information from alumni in their field of interest.

GCC recognizes National Teacher Appreciation Week

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National Teacher Appreciation week is scheduled from May 3-9. “Great Teachers Make Great Schools,” is the theme for the celebration highlighting the crucial role teachers play to ensure that every person receives a quality education and conveys their hard work to make schools great for every student.

TV to a degree: GCC’s video collection makes online learning possible

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March 13, 2009
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There are hundreds of compelling videos archived at Greenfield Community College that educators and students can access inVHS or DVD format or download from the college’s media server for use in an on-line or hybrid class. The list is growing each semester thanks to the college’s state-of-theart robotic camera technology in the Educational Technology Center, […]

GCC grad Harrison Fox helps brew a new product

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When people at the Natural Products Expo West in California next month see a bottle of Fogbuster Coffee House Ale, they’ll be looking at the work of a Greenfield Community College student. GCC Business student Harrison Fox designed the label for Fogbuster Ale that will be on display with other fair-trade certified products at the […]

“Truth in Film” art exhibit continues at South Gallery through March 5th

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February 27, 2009
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The vigorous, dynamic art exhibit “Cinema Verite” (“Truth in Film”) by longtime Greenfield Community College professor Budge Hyde will continue to engage and challenge viewers through Thursday, March 5th at the South Gallery on the main campus. Hyde, who has a painting studio in Greenfield and in New York City, has exhibited at several galleries […]

GCC launches financial & computer literacy program in the North Quabbin Region

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February 23, 2009
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Greenfield Community College is pleased to announce that it will begin offering subsidized credit and non-credit courses in financial and computer literacy on site at the Athol-Royalston Regional High School this spring. “The North Quabbin region is an important component of GCC’s service area and we are very thankful to the Town of Athol and […]

Franklin County Public Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Association donates books to GCC students

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February 20, 2009
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The Franklin County Public Hospital School of Nursing’s Alumnae Association donated preparatory books to the seniors of Greenfield Community College Nursing Program Tuesday, February 17 at a ceremony that took place at the conclusion of a two-hour Medical Surgical II class in the main room of the GCC Downtown Center.  The gifts are copies of […]

GCC grant funds marketing plan for Franklin County artists

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February 18, 2009
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GREENFIELD – The Fostering the Arts and Culture in Franklin County initiative has identified five geographical “hubs” that are to get their own plans for boosting their creative economies. Basically, the goal is for artists and artisans to become better business people. “Franklin County is fantastic, and it’s time for the rest of the world […]

GCC art professor Tom Young honored for photography

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February 13, 2009
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Imagine viewing over 3,000 photographs, with no indication of who created them, and selecting just a few to recognize for their excellence. That’s what a jury of photography experts did to award GCC Art Professor Tom Young a Massachusetts State Artist Fellowship in photography. Now, imagine that over the past 25 years, different juries have […]

GCC club honored for being part of the solution

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The purpose of the Human Service Club at Greenfield Community College is to find what is missing and get it, whether it is raising awareness about domestic violence, giving children toys, collecting donations for the region’s food pantry or hosting a fund drive to help people pay for heat. The impact is that people’s hardships […]

GCC Alumni Association builds community with AlumNet

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January 23, 2009
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Wish you could find that guy who was such a whiz in your GCC marketing classes to help you promote your new business? Want to re-connect with friends from long-ago GCC nursing classes? Moving to another state and hoping to find outdoor trip buddies like the folks you knew in the Outdoor Leadership Program? Check […]

Walking the talk in muddy boots: GCC’s Outdoor Leadership Program

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When Beth Sayers ‘01 says she “stands on strong shoulders” and has “muddy boots,” she’s not talking about physically climbing on an outdoor challenge course or the cleanliness of her gear. As a new fulltime faculty member in GCC’s Outdoor Leadership Program (OLP), Beth means that she reaps the benefits of working in an almost […]

Greenfield Community College to join statewide effort to diversify participation in information technology

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January 12, 2009
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AMHERST, Mass. – Greenfield Community College has been awarded grant funding as part of a project to bring more women and underrepresented minorities into information technology (IT) and computing education and careers throughout Massachusetts. The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded a $1.9 million grant to the University of Massachusetts Amherst to extend the Commonwealth […]