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GCC Foundation hosts 47th annual meeting

Sunday, November 15, 2015

GREENFIELD — On Nov. 12, Greenfield Community College Foundation hosted its 47th annual meeting at the GCC main campus. During the event, Keynote Speaker Mark A. Keroack, MD, MPH President and CEO of Baystate Health/ Baystate Medical Center, spoke about the future direction of Bay State and its affiliation to GCC. He spoke about Bay State’s professional safety practices, quality of medical care, respectful patient treatment, and value of treatment. Looking to the future, Keroack also spoke about topics such as safety programs, quality programs, education reform, and adaptation to healthcare reform. Keroack also addressed the opiate epidemic, saying that Franklin County is one of … 0

GCC congratulated for educational workforce training

Sunday, October 25, 2015

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community College has received a citation from the state for its commitment to providing workforce training opportunities for adults. The citation recognizes GCC for its Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which trains people over 50 for new jobs in health care, education and social services. “GCC did an amazing job of recruiting, educating and training older workers utilizing this curriculum,” … 0

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 … 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

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