GCC makes English courses more accessible

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August 22, 2007

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.