Greenfield Community College

Greenfield Community College


Ashley Braziel

Staff Assistant

B.A., Ithaca College

C216 775-1200

I am responsible for providing support to the Director of Student Development and act as the receptionist for the Office of Student Activities. I hope to build a welcoming and supportive office environment for students, staff, and faculty! I am a resource for any student questions and concerns! Fun fact: my sister and I have the same birthday, but we are not twins!

Chris Demars

Career/Veterans Affairs Counselor

B.A., Ashford University

N215 (Channing & Marie Bete Veterans Center) 775-1825

I give educational and transitional support to student veterans for resources on and off campus, and make recommendations on programing and activities to GCC for veteran and staff members to ensure academic success of our veteran students. My educational background includes US Army Basic Infantry, Reconnaissance Commando Course, Primary Leader Development Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Advance Noncommissioned Officer Course, First Sergeant Course, Pathfinder Course, Air Assault Course, Repel Master Course, Recruiting and Retention Course, Unit Readiness and Mobilization Course, Army Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention Course, and Army Self-Structure Development Level IV. I am a resource for connecting veterans to services and programs on and off campus, who to see and how to navigate VA hospitals, and Post-Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury. Fun fact: I have ridden over 60 miles on my Mountain Bike with former President George W. Bush on his Texas ranch and am invited to return every spring and ride with him and other wounded veterans.

Peggy Fallon

Academic Counselor

B.A., UMass-Boston
M.Ed., UMass-Amherst

C214D 775-1819

My goal is to support students who are entering college early (taking college classes while still completing their high school diploma). I advise students as they transition from high school to college. On any given day I may be found helping a student with their course schedule, identifying a student club that would be a good fit for the student’s interest, and connecting a student to one of the many resources on campus that will support their academic, personal and social success. I completed my Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts-Boston with a focus in Sociology, Anthropology and Women’s Studies, and I completed my Master’s degree in Education at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. My career path has included a variety of different work experiences along the way. 3 Fun Facts: 1. I am a “foodie” at heart and love gardening, learning about nutritional facts, and trying new recipes. One of my first jobs was as a “mystery diner”—I had to eat at a variety of restaurants, and rate the food and the customer service! 2. I am always eager to hear about new places to travel. 3. I go to the woods for rejuvenation (hiking, biking, running).

Rosemarie Freeland

Women’s Resource Center Coordinator

A.A., Greenfield Community College
B.A., Smith College

C212A 775-1114

I am a proud GCC Alum. In 1991 I was a single “welfare” mother of three when I enrolled. GCC professors ignited my passion for learning and staff recognized and encouraged my leadership qualities. 21 years later my three adult children are college graduates and my 6th grader has no doubt that college is in her future, too. A colleague recently called me “the resource queen.” I strive to work WITH students to develop their ability to research and tap into the communities’ resources so that they may have success in college. In 2001 I was privileged to be honored as one of the first three GCC Distinguished Alumni. In my acceptance speech I said: “I did not get here alone. Along the way, individuals in my community and at GCC recognized that I too had something they could encourage and nurture. Each pat on the back, each word of encouragement, each challenge, even, honored me as an intelligent, compassionate woman. I did not do it by myself.” I’m inspired by women in history. Embrace YOUR inner Rosie the Riveter! Favorite quote: “Well behaved women rarely make history.” -Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Tamatha Gaumnitz

Academic Coordinator, Educational Transitions Program and Orientation

B.A., Mount Holyoke College
M.Ed., University of Massachusetts Amherst

C214D 775-1846

I am responsible for coordinating the Educational Transitions Program and Orientation. As part of Orientation, I also coordinate the Student Success Series. In my role as Coordinator for ETP, I support and advise dually enrolled students from Greenfield and Turners Falls high schools who participate in the program.  

Luke Johnson

Fitness Center Coordinator

M.B.A., M.P.P.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst

E109A 775-1143

I attended GCC back in ’98/99 before transferring to Columbia University in New York. Later, after a career in therapeutic schools and international guiding, I returned to the area to complete an MBA and MPPA at UMass Amherst. I’ve worn a lot of hats and have a lot of interests so happy to talk about most anything! Of course, I work as a   trainer when I’m not on  campus so I’m excited to help you with any fitness- or  wellness-related questions. Major hobbies include photography/videography and I would be happy living on a bike. For exercise I focus a lot on bodyweight work.

Holly Lovelace

Veterans Certifying Official

B.A., Western Michigan University
M.Ed., Lesley University

N215 775-1885

I work with students, Veterans Affairs and the Bursar’s Office to ensure each student vet receives all the financial aid they have earned. I also update the Veterans website, the veterans database, lead workshops, edit the Scuttlebutt newsletter and create documents to ease the aid application process. Fun fact: I can ride a unicycle!  

Mary McEntee

Coordinator, Student Activities & Community Service

B.S., M.S., Buffalo State College

C216 775-1203

I started taking college courses in high school at Monroe Community College through the “New Visions Program.”After completing a B.S. in Sociology, I graduated from Buffalo State College with an M.S. in Student Personnel Administration. As a former AmeriCorps VISTA am a resource for National Service Programs. Fun fact, I have hiked Mt. Washington and explored the temples at Angkor Wat.

Judy Raper

Associate Dean of Student Development

B.S., Indiana University
M.Ed., Ed.D., University of Vermont

C214D 775-1819

I started working at GCC in September of 2007. I have supervisory responsibility for Student Activities & Community Service, Community Access Scholarships, Women’s Resource Center, Educational Transitions Program, Health Records and the Fitness Center.  Additionally I co-chair the Diversity Programming Sub Committee and the Student Development Committee.  I approve all medical withdrawals, oversee Human Development Courses, handle first-level behavioral issues, coordinate service learning and civic engagement on campus, and serve as a resource for students in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. I attended Indiana University as an undergraduate and majored in Elementary Education.  I received my Masters and Doctoral degrees from the University of Vermont where I studied higher education and leadership and policy development. I am a resource for students in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction; students who are looking to volunteer or become involved in an internship or service learning project in human services, those who are looking to withdraw from the college for medical reasons and/or general referral.  Fun Fact….I am from Indiana and one of the few in New England who is not a Patriots fan.  I adore my Colts!