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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 Foundation kicks off annual fundraiser

Friday, March 21, 2014

GREENFIELD — Growing up, Mareike Muszynski didn’t see herself as the academic type. No one in her mother’s family had gone to college and the Maine native didn’t think she could succeed. She pursued the healing arts, attending massage school and moving to Hawaii where her father lived. … 0

GCC students will soon have legal aid on campus

Thursday, March 13, 2014

GREENFIELD — A legal aid organization will be establishing a presence on the Greenfield Community College campus to help students tackle issues that may be getting in the way of their education. Community Legal Aid, which offers free … 0

Over 200 attend GCC job fair

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

GREENFIELD — The 200-plus attendees of Greenfield Community College’s fourth annual career fair learned about available jobs across a range of industries — including manufacturing, health care and business. Officials said the two dozen employers that set up booths in the dining commons on Tuesday represented a good … 0

Saving our soil

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The soil in parts of Sadhana Forest is desiccated, flaky and devoid of nutrients. A severely eroded area of about 70 acres in southern India’s Tamil Naudu region seems like it could not spawn life. Yet after 10 … 0

Training program to fill gaps for entry-level skills

Monday, March 3, 2014

GREENFIELD — A new training program will equip unemployed and underemployed residents with manufacturing and work readiness skills so they can fill open entry-level jobs at local companies. Greenfield Community College and partner organizations will train at least 40 people in free 80-hour “foundational mechanical” training programs this … 0

GCC Foundation to kick off annual campaign next week

Monday, March 3, 2014

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield Community College Foundation will kick off its annual campaign next week and is aiming to raise $825,000 this year for college programs and scholarships. The fundraising effort will run from March 13 to May 31. Last year’s drive brought in $954,330, although about $150,000 … 0

GCC pleased with outsourced bookstore

Friday, February 21, 2014

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community College officials have been pleased with their bookstore’s first 16 months under private management and are looking forward to seeing small changes to the space this semester. Follett Corp., an Illinois-based company that runs … 0

GCC board votes to arm police officers

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — To better prepare for a potential gunman on campus, three full-time Greenfield Community College police officers will begin carrying handguns later this year. Approved unanimously by the college’s board of trustees Wednesday morning, the decision comes after months of research and reflection — particularly by President … 1

Qualified applicants

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

GREENFIELD — As classes resume this semester at Greenfield Community College, about 90 business students will continue working toward new certificates that will allow them to qualify for better jobs while they’re still in school. Introduced last fall, … 0

GCC zeroing in on career prep

Monday, February 3, 2014

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community College is using a federal grant to help students secure internships and prepare for jobs, an effort that will soon include the launch of a new career services website. There’s been a gap in … 0

Pura says war on poverty best way to honor MLK

Monday, January 20, 2014

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community College President Robert Pura challenged Franklin County residents on Monday to continue fighting the “war on poverty” that Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders began 50 years ago. At an event … 0

GCC to consider arming police officers

Friday, January 17, 2014

GREENFIELD — To better address the threat posed by a gunman on campus, Greenfield Community College President Robert Pura wants to arm the school’s three full-time police officers. The proposal, which depends on the GCC trustees’ approval and will likely come up for a vote at their Feb. … 0