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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 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

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