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Greenfield Community College’s child care center gets legislative backing

Friday, June 13, 2014

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community College’s quest to secure an on-campus child care center received legislative backing on Thursday, with a proposed $9.5 million allocation from the state. Sen. Stan Rosenberg, D-Amherst, said the Senate’s capital bond bill included the child care amendment. It will now go to conference committee, where Rep. Stephen Kulik, D-Worthington, said he intends to fight for its passage. The money would allow GCC, the only community … 0

Greenfield Community College to increase fees

Thursday, June 12, 2014

By CHRIS SHORES Recorder Staff GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community College will increase its fees next year, although it’s unclear by how much. The college’s Board of Trustees approved some program fee increases on Wednesday and gave President Robert Pura the go-ahead to raise general fees if state funding comes in lower than officials are hoping. Program fees will see as much as a … 0

Greenfield Community College expanding its agriculture, green energy programs

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community College will spend the next two years expanding its sustainable agriculture and green energy programs, thanks to nearly $225,000 in grant funding. The National Science Foundation has awarded the college $197,000 to pay some staff costs, develop new courses and add some new physical improvements to the school’s greenhouse. The Wallace Genetic Foundation has given a separate $25,000 grant, … 0

GCC grads ‘jump-start’ into next chapter

Sunday, June 1, 2014

GREENFIELD — In the eyes of student speaker Michael Lewis, a new class of superstars graduated from Greenfield Community College on Saturday. The college’s 51st annual commencement ceremony honored 282 students who earned associate degrees this year and … 0

GCC Foundation nears fundraising goal

Thursday, May 29, 2014

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield Community College Foundation is hoping a surge of donations in its final campaign weekend will help it reach its $825,000 fundraising goal. The annual campaign has, as of Thursday, collected just over $798,000. The campaign ends on Saturday, which this year falls on the … 0

It all adds up to staying involved with GCC

Sunday, May 18, 2014

GREENFIELD — Peter Rosnick is retired, but you probably wouldn’t know it. The 63-year-old Conway educator still spends most of his days at Greenfield Community College, the place he’s worked for the past 26 years as a math … 0

GCC receives $100,000 toward matching funds for annual fundraiser

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Greenfield Community College Foundation annual fundraiser has received a donation of up to $100,000 toward matching gifts. The anonymous donor will match any current donor who increases his or her gift by 10 percent and provide a 2-to-1 match for new contributors (including previous donors who did … 0

GCC to host session for those seeking manufacturing jobs

Monday, May 5, 2014

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community College will host an information session on Wednesday from 4 to 5 p.m. to provide details on two free training programs for job-seekers interested in preparing for careers in manufacturing. The information session will be held in the ground-floor meeting room of the GCC … 0

Sheriff Donelan joins GCC board

Monday, April 28, 2014

GREENFIELD — Franklin County Sheriff Christopher Donelan is the newest member of the Greenfield Community College Board of Trustees. After receiving a stamp of approval from Gov. Deval Patrick, the former state legislator begins a five-year term that … 0

T-shirts with a message

Sunday, April 27, 2014

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GCC in line to get slight increase in state funding

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community College is in line to see an increase of $310,000 to $450,000 in state funding this year, which may be enough to convince trustees to again freeze student fees. President Robert Pura said fee hikes will come up in budget discussions with his staff … 0

Sec. of Education Malone: All students should enroll in higher education

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

GREENFIELD — State Secretary of Education Matthew Malone told Greenfield Community College students Wednesday that he wants to see all Massachusetts students enroll in some form of higher education. “The natural pathway for the 21st century is through … 0

GCC plants tree in honor of Nelson Mandela

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

GREENFIELD — To remember the late Nelson Mandela’s belief that all life is divine, a group of 25 planted a tree in his honor outside Greenfield Community College as part of an Earth Day ceremony Tuesday. Mandela — … 0

New training program for entry-level jobs holding info sessions

Sunday, April 20, 2014

GREENFIELD — A training program that’s equipping unemployed and underemployed residents with manufacturing and work readiness skills will hold two information sessions this month. Anyone interested in learning how to enroll in the program, which trains people so they can fill open entry-level jobs at local companies, can … 0

Rep. Mark: Higher ed. costs, student debt must be curbed

Friday, April 18, 2014

GREENFIELD — A legislative committee led by a local lawmaker said this week that the state can and should act soon to help alleviate rising college costs and student debt. “Fewer people are going to start going to … 0