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Weight lifting match Saturday at GCC

Thursday, June 18, 2015

GREENFIELD — The jet pack is still a few years off, but you can always defy gravity by lifting heavy objects. Greenfield Community College hosts a weight lifting competition Saturday. GCC hosts the American Powerlifting Association and World Powerlifting Alliance’s 16th annual Baystate Open competition this year because student Larry Harnois is chairman of the organization’s Massachusetts chapter. The competition will be held in the college’s dining hall, rather than … 0

GCC offers life beyond ‘bullet-riddled fences’

Monday, June 8, 2015

GREENFIELD — “Better lies beyond the bullet-riddled fences, and the only way to get there is through a great education.” Growing up in a dangerous section of Kingston, Jamaica, that’s the idea Guinevere Vanhorne’s mother instilled in her children while raising them on the equivalent of $30 per week. On Saturday, after navigating … 0

State honors Greenfield Community College student from Rowe

Friday, May 15, 2015

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community College student Guinevere Arthur Vanhorne is one of “29 Who Shine,” a group of outstanding Massachusetts public college and university graduates honored by the state Department of Higher Education. Every year, one graduate from each of the 29 Massachusetts public campuses is recognized for academic achievements, leadership and community … 0

GED graduation Wednesday at GCC

Sunday, October 5, 2014

GREENFIELD — On Wednesday more than 30 GED and High School Equivalency Test graduates and their families will participate in a commencement ceremony at Greenfield Community College’s main campus from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. As a testing site, GCC has one of the highest high school equivalency passing … 0

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 … 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 … 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 … 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