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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

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

GCC honors 160 GED graduates

Thursday, October 24, 2013

GREENFIELD — For some, the path to a high school diploma is straight and simple, but for others, life gets in the way. Some, eager to get into the “real world,” start GED programs as soon as they … 0

GCC budget restores some funding cuts; Trustees hold the line on fees

Friday, October 18, 2013

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community College was able to use an extra $1.5 million from the state this year to restore funding to areas that had previously seen cuts — like the purchase of information technology equipment and improvements … 0

Edward Murrow’s son talks changes in media

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

GREENFIELD — The various ways people consume news today would have fascinated famed broadcaster Edward Murrow if he were alive today, but the speed that it’s transmitted might have concerned him, his son Casey Murrow said at Greenfield … 0

More state grants for GCC

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

GREENFIELD — There will soon be even more Greenfield Community College online courses, faculty time will increase in the college’s department-focused tutoring studios and a handful of students will be able to take advantage of a regional science and technology enrichment program. The college learned this week that … 0

New faculty member brings solar power experience to GCC

Sunday, September 15, 2013

GREENFIELD — There’s a new professor on campus this fall — the kind that builds a grease-powered car and dreams of a day when his house will be completely off the electrical grid. For Michael Kocsmiersky, the newest … 0

GCC, Endicott College partner for nursing

Thursday, August 15, 2013

GREENFIELD — Nurses with an associate’s degree who want to or are being asked to advance to the next academic level will now be able to earn their bachelor’s degree without leaving Greenfield. Greenfield Community College signed an … 0

GCC seeking yearlong beer or wine license

Sunday, August 4, 2013

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community College has applied for a new annual beer and wine license to avoid continually seeking day licenses when local organizations hold functions at the college. President Robert Pura said that throughout the college’s history, organizations have routinely rented out space for events. If the … 0

GCC, Elms College partner on new social work bachelor’s degree; info session tonight

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

GREENFIELD — Local residents can now earn a bachelor’s degree in social work without leaving Greenfield through a new partnership between Greenfield Community College and a private Chicopee-based Catholic liberal arts college. The College of Our Lady of the Elms, often called Elms College, will offer a two-year … 0

No fee increase for GCC

Monday, July 1, 2013

GREENFIELD — State legislators have agreed to increase Greenfield Community College’s funding next year, which allows the college, like others across Massachusetts, to freeze all student fees this coming year. The Legislature’s conference committee budget report allocates $9.6 million, including money for annual staff salaries, to GCC. The … 0