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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

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

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