The College community celebrated the grand opening of its new Wellness Center on April 17th, recognizing a founder and longtime friend, Mort Slavin, with friends and family members.
Mort’s service to the college began in 1962 when he was appointed as a member of the college’s inaugural Board of Trustees. He was later appointed to serve as a founding member of the GCC Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors in 1968 and remained on that board through two terms as a regular member, and then an as an Honorary Board member until his death. He was an active participant throughout, offering wisdom, wit and a passion for student success.
Mort understood and believed in the community college mission and his actions spoke to his commitment. He and his wife, Susan, who predeceased him in 2009, were a constant presence at Annual Meetings, GCC graduations and special events for nearly 50 years. And his legacy will live on: Mort’s family created an endowed scholarship in honor of his 80th birthday in 2000 to provide financial aid for students and now his son, Dr. James Slavin, has provided funding to create the Morton A. Slavin Wellness Center.
Greenfield Community College is deeply grateful for the decades of service Mort provided in support of students at GCC and for these lasting legacies.
Pictured in the photo, left to right: President Bob Pura, Burt Slavin, Monica Mottolese and Jim Slavin