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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 rates of the 25 testing centers in the state. In 2013, 199 students earned their GED at GCC and in 2014, 48 … 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 committee, where Rep. Stephen Kulik, D-Worthington, said he intends to fight for its passage. The … 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

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

GCC nursing students traveling to Haiti to do service work

Friday, January 10, 2014

GREENFIELD — Fourteen Greenfield Community College nursing students and three faculty members will leave this Sunday for a weeklong trip to Haiti, where they’ll be assisting in medical clinics and helping to rebuild homes damaged by the earthquake … 0

Pura: In changing higher education landscape, GCC must act cautiously

Friday, December 27, 2013

GREENFIELD — In an ever-changing higher education landscape, Greenfield Community College President Robert Pura wants the school to enter 2014 performing a delicate balancing act of adapting to new trends while not losing sight of what has led … 0

Rep. Mark in favor of increased state funding for public colleges, universities

Thursday, December 26, 2013

GREENFIELD — A subcommittee of the state Legislature investigating college affordability and rising student loan debt, will likely recommend a second straight year of increased state funding to public colleges and universities, according to state Rep. Paul Mark, … 0

Grant will allow GCC nursing students to digitally chart patient information

Thursday, December 26, 2013

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community College nursing students will now be able to do more hands-on training with electronic health charts and digital record keeping, thanks to a $7,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts. The nursing … 0

GCC board gives President Robert Pura 8.6% raise

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield Community College board of trustees unanimously voted to give its president Robert Pura an 8.6 percent salary increase Wednesday, his first raise in years. Pura, who has routinely declined the board’s offers to increase … 0

GCC gets a green new classroom

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

GREENFIELD — With construction and internal design work now complete on Greenfield Community College’s 1,000-square-foot greenhouse, faculty plan to start focusing on how to best use the space as a classroom for both horticulture and sustainable energy. A … 0

GCC plans child care center

Monday, December 9, 2013

GREENFIELD — When Greenfield Community College employee Rosemarie Freeland attended the college as a student in the early 1990s, she took along her young son Isaac. While she learned in college classrooms, he learned in a preschool classroom … 0

GCC speaker talks of area’s invaluable sense of community

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

GREENFIELD — A local civil liberties lawyer, author and radio show host told an audience at Greenfield Community College Wednesday that the towns along the Connecticut River Valley share an invaluable sense of community. That sense, William C. Newman told those attending, manifests itself in spontaneous acts of … 0

GCC to train baby boomers in home care aid with grant

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community College will use a new $15,000 grant to develop a home care aide instructional program for people 50 and older. GCC is one of 100 colleges and universities across the country that are part of a grant-funded effort to train 10,000 baby boomers in … 0

Sen. Stan Rosenberg promises to keep fighting for GCC in Senate

Sunday, November 17, 2013

GREENFIELD — State Sen. Stanley Rosenberg told a crowd of Greenfield Community College supporters Friday that — assuming he succeeds Therese Murray as the next Senate president, as expected — he will continue looking out for the interests … 0

GCC recognized by state for its energy leadership

Monday, October 28, 2013

Greenfield Community College was among 10 recipients of a “Leading by Example” award presented by the state Monday recognizing efforts to significantly reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, increased recycling, the use of renewable energy and other … 0