GCC Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

November 16, 2023

The Greenfield Community College Foundation is thrilled to announce the addition of four new distinguished members to its Board of Directors: Jane Wolfe, James Fitzgerald, Nicole Gorman and Brian Kapitulik.

The four new members bring with them a wealth of experience and commitment to the GCC community, enhancing the Foundation’s mission to support GCC and its students. Gorman joined the Foundation’s board late last year, while the remaining three members joined this November.

“The Greenfield Community College Foundation is excited to welcome our new members, whose diverse backgrounds and dedication to community service will undoubtedly contribute to the Foundation’s continued success in supporting the college’s mission to provide quality, accessible education to all students,” Alexis Page, Executive Director of the GCC Foundation, said.

About the new Board Members

Jane Wolfe - Executive Vice President, Greenfield Cooperative Bank
Jane Wolfe, a resident of the Pioneer Valley for over 25 years, currently serves as the Executive Vice President of Residential Lending at Greenfield Cooperative Bank. Wolfe's extensive community involvement includes her service on the Franklin County United Way Board and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County.

James Fitzgerald - Deerfield Police Officer
James Fitzgerald, a GCC alumnus, is a Patrol Officer with the Deerfield Police Department. Fitzgerald's unique understanding of community needs is complemented by his service on the Board of Directors of All Out Adventures and the Worcester-based Major Taylor Association.

Brian Kapitulik - Professor of Sociology, GCC
Joining as a GCC faculty liaison, Professor Brian Kapitulik brings academic insight and a personal connection to community college values. A first-generation college graduate with a Ph.D. in Sociology from the UMass-Amherst, his long history with GCC will be invaluable in guiding the Foundation's efforts in supporting GCC's diverse student body.

Nicole Gorman - Financial Advisor, Edward Jones
Nicole Gorman, a Financial Advisor at Edward Jones in Greenfield, has proven to be invaluable as both a Board member and a member of the Foundation’s Finance and Investment Committee. A Franklin Pierce University alumna, Gorman brings expertise in investment strategies and tailored financial guidance.

About the GCC Foundation

The GCC Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting GCC in its efforts to provide accessible, high-quality education to students from all walks of life. Through scholarships, program support, and alumni engagement, the Foundation plays a crucial role in enhancing the educational experience at GCC.

About Greenfield Community College

Accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education, Greenfield Community College works closely with bachelor degree granting colleges of the Massachusetts public higher education system, including the University of Massachusetts, and with private colleges and universities, enabling GCC to offer diverse transfer opportunities to their students. The college is widely known for the caring and supportive attitude of the faculty and staff, for academic excellence, and for the broad support it enjoys from the surrounding community. GCC also offers a number of workforce development and community education options for the entire community.