A Newsletter for Alumni, Parents, and Friends of Greenfield Community College and the GCC Foundation
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GCC President Bob Pura to Retire in June

GCC President Bob Pura to Retire in June

At the College’s Academic Year 2017-18 Opening Day—the start of his 18th year as president of Greenfield Community College—Bob Pura announced he will be retiring from the position he has held since 2000. In a speech to faculty and staff, Bob let his colleagues know...
Remembering Diane Esser ’71

Remembering Diane Esser ’71

Diane Esser, class of 1971, passed away on February 26th of this year. An important member of the GCC family, Diane was a champion of the College. Even before she became a multi-term member of the GCC Foundation Board of Directors in the late 90s, later leading it as...
Francie Riddle ’00: From Boat Builder to College Art Professor

Francie Riddle ’00: From Boat Builder to College Art Professor

In retrospect, Francie Riddle wishes her high school guidance office hadn’t focused only on 4-year colleges as her next step after graduating from Northampton High School in 1995. She quickly learned that she was not college ready and her brief semester at one of the...
Taylor’s Tavern 2018 Bartender’s Shootout a Success!

Taylor’s Tavern 2018 Bartender’s Shootout a Success!

Thank you, Mark and Nancy Donoghue and Tom Blanchard at Taylor’s Tavern, for selecting the Robert L. Pura President’s Fund for Special Initiatives at GCC as the recipient of funds raised at this year’s Bartender’s Shootout! What a great time we all had on...
Morton A. Slavin Wellness Center Dedication

Morton A. Slavin Wellness Center Dedication

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...
California Visit

California Visit

In January this year, GCC Executive Director Regina Curtis traveled to Northern California to visit with members, and good friends, of the College community. The Rogers Family – The initial and celebratory reason for the trip was the 100th birth anniversary of Mary...
Stromgren Named GCC Foundation Campaign Co-Chair

Stromgren Named GCC Foundation Campaign Co-Chair

GCC alum Lindsay Stromgren ’95 joined Lorna Peterson at the helm of this year’s campaign. Stromgren accepted the Co-Chair role because “I wanted to do more for the College, recognizing the many connections I have to GCC.” He noted his time as a student in the Fire...
2018 Campaign Kickoff

2018 Campaign Kickoff

We had a great start to the 2018 GCC Foundation Annual Campaign breakfast, thanks to our speakers – GCC Foundation Board President Michael Davey, GCC President Bob Pura, Campaign Co-Chair Amherst Assistant Fire Chief Lindsay Stromgren, Alumni speaker Corinne...
Western Mass Higher Education Legislative Forum

Western Mass Higher Education Legislative Forum

In March, GCC was well represented at the Western Mass Higher Education Legislative Forum held at Westfield State College, where the public higher education community was given the opportunity to meet with the entire legislative delegation for the region and present...
Chambers of Commerce

Chambers of Commerce

In February, GCC hosted the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce monthly breakfast, welcoming US Congressman Jim McGovern as keynote speaker. At right is Congressman McGovern with a small group of those in attendance to hear the Congressman’s remarks and enjoy a chance...