New grant brings GCC’s “green” courses to local high schools

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October 11, 2007

Greenfield Community College has received a $50,000 grant from the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative to train local high school teachers how to go green in their classes. The grant will fund stipends and supplies costs for teachers from four local schools to take courses at GCC that teach renewable energy technology techniques and theories.

GED graduates walk with pride

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Shelley Drescher never thought too much about having dropped out of high school. It was just how her life had gone – she dropped out while she was living in New Jersey, had children young and was just getting on with the business of living life. Then, last fall her son started third grade.

Financial audit gives high marks to GCC

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The annual financial audit for Greenfield Community College found there were no problems in its financial management. The auditing company presented its findings to the GCC Board of Trustees at its meeting Wednesday morning. This year, a higher standard of scrutiny was required by law when examining a school’s finances, so to find nothing wrong […]

GCC expands access to Senior Symposia

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Many colleges and community colleges offer special sections of their classes just for seniors. But Greenfield Community College takes that idea further and offers classes designed by and for seniors through its Senior Symposia.

Massachusetts Cultural Council Honors GCC art professor

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October 4, 2007
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Greenfield Community College art professor and photographer Tom Young has been awarded a 2007 Massachusetts Cultural Council fellowship. This is an honor anyone would be proud of but, this is not the first time he has received one of these prestigious and competitive financial awards — it’s his fifth over the past 25 years.

GCC and Greenfield High School team up

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September 25, 2007
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This fall, Greenfield High School student Brianna Grover, 17, will be attending classes, doing homework and interacting with her classmates just like her peers in the rest of the senior class, but with one big difference. Grover will be doing all that at Greenfield Community College.

Parent network to begin at GCC

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Many students at Greenfield Community College face challenges that most average students at four-year colleges aren’t as likely to face. Some work full-time jobs, others have been out of school for a while and haven’t been in the practice of studying and attending classes. Others have families they are taking care of and some are […]

New book by GCC professor helps students learn grammar

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September 24, 2007
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Carolyn McLellan has been helping students at Greenfield Community College get up to speed in their English skills since she started working there in 1972. When she was first hired, she was taught a special way to teach grammar and through the years she adapted the method to her own style for her students. She […]

Summer jobs bring fun for GCC students

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For some students, summer is a time to kick back and relax in the Great Outdoors. For two Greenfield Community College students, this summer was about putting in a full day’s work in the Great Outdoors. GCC students Sarah Mildren, 25, of Turners Falls and Kate Marquis, 26, of Amherst spent the summer working as […]

GCC dedicates Peace Pole, celebrates International Day of Peace

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September 19, 2007
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Students at Greenfield Community College are known for being active in their community and concerned for the greater world around them. Over the years, students have shown their desire for peace and in recent years, have been holding regular peace vigils at the labyrinth outside the east building. Now, the college has a visual reminder […]

Board of Trustees welcomes two new members

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Governor Deval Patrick has appointed two new members to the Greenfield Community College Board of Trustees. Eileen Torchio Miller, a ’74 graduate of GCC who lives in Goshen, and Laura Coelen, who lives in Leverett will be joining the Board this month.

GCC makes English courses more accessible

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August 22, 2007
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Immigrants come to this country from every corner of the earth looking to make better lives for themselves. But, as many find out, not knowing English can become a great roadblock in their path to success.

Students take on humanities through hip-hop

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August 21, 2007
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If you think Hip-Hop is just music, Carlos ‘REC’ McBride has a few lessons to teach you. This fall Greenfield Community College is offering a humanities course called “These Are The Breaks: A Critical Analysis of the History of Hip-Hop Culture and its Social Impact.”

Stillpoint Massage Program offers easier access for students

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August 20, 2007
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GCC is making it easier for part-time students to enter the Stillpoint Massage Therapy Certificate Program at GCC, by changing the timing of educational requirements. Instead of having to have all their educational prerequisites and their physical examination lined up before starting the program, part-time students can now enter the program and fulfill their requirements […]

Survey shows off GCC’s strengths to the Board

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June 25, 2007
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Greenfield — A national survey has shown that Greenfield Community College is a top school when it comes to engaging its students. At its June 25 Monday morning meeting, the GCC Board of Trustees was presented with a report on the College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE), a national survey that question students on a […]

Grant helps train a “green” workforce

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June 13, 2007
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Greenfield Community College has been awarded a $372,000 grant for a Sustainable Practices in Construction (SPC) project that will help local business leaders send employees to the college for training in renewable energy technology.

GCC announces new scholarship program to expand access

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May 31, 2007
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Greenfield Community College has created a new program that will open its doors to the community even wider. The new Community Access Scholarship Fund will provide funding and work-study opportunities for people who might otherwise not be able to attend. “This scholarship fund has been established to reach out to those within the community who […]

Cambodian immigrant overcomes language barriers and excels

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Kimchou Sok had just a high school education from her home country of Cambodia and two years of high school English when she arrived in this country. It was hard for her to get around or even buy a few goods at the store because she just didn’t understand enough of the language to get […]

GCC scholars break mold

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On June 3 as the Greenfield Community College graduating class of 2007 stand ready for their diplomas, there will be many stories of achievement and triumph to be heard. But four women in particular have stories of success that are just beginning.

GCC and UMass partner to train young scientists

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This summer more than 100 Franklin County students will gather at the University of Massachusetts Amherst to share research findings from the STEM RAYS (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Research Academies for Young Scientists) program.

New theater course set for summer

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May 15, 2007
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As a child, you may have whittled away the summer days playing pretend. Greenfield Community College is offering grownups the chance to recapture that magic with its new summer stock acting course.

Hillside pizza benefits GCC Alumni Association

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Greenfield Community College has created a new program that will open its doors to the community even wider. The new Community Access Scholarship Fund will provide funding and work-study opportunities for people who might otherwise not be able to attend.