Greenfield Community College

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. But eventually, Muszynski, 38, wanted an education, and she moved to western Massachusetts, where she had family and where she found Greenfield … 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 legal assistance to low-income families in central and western Massachusetts, will lead seminars on various … 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 cross-section of the industries that are hiring in the Pioneer Valley. Both the college and … 0

GCC Foundation closing in on goal with three days left

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

GREENFIELD — With three full days left its in annual campaign, the Greenfield Community College Foundation is $46,000 away from its $800,000 fundraising goal. “We’re very close to reaching our goal and I’m cautiously optimistic we can do it,” said President Robert Pura. Regina Curtis, director of the … 0

GCC’s sustainable food initiative plants seeds for growth

Monday, May 20, 2013

The new triangular, 40-foot-tall greenhouse at the southern end of Greenfield Community College reaches skyward, and has a new, multi-pronged permaculture garden being planted at its base. It’s as if to say the sky’s the limit for this … 0

GCC sees less funding in Senate committee proposal

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community College won’t be level-funded next year, but it remains to be seen just how much of an increase it will receive. In its budget proposal Wednesday, the state’s Senate Ways and Means Committee allocated $8.35 million to the college — an increase from last … 0

GCC student vets launch ramp project

Friday, May 10, 2013

GREENFIELD — The veterans group at Greenfield Community College has until the end of the month to raise half of the $5,000 it needs to build two or three ramps for disabled Franklin County residents. VetNet, a club for student veterans at GCC, got the idea after a … 0

GCC graduate among 29 honored at Statehouse

Friday, May 3, 2013

GREENFIELD — A recent Greenfield Community College graduate who incorporated his love for film into building up academic and extracurricular programs at his school was among the “29 Who Shine” who were honored at the Statehouse Thursday. Gov. … 0

GCC library honors 2 former English professors

Friday, April 26, 2013

GREENFIELD — Had former Greenfield Community College professors Phyllis Nahman and Gretchen Watson selected other professions, said GCC library director Deborah Chown, they just might have chosen to be librarians. During a combined five decades as English professors … 0

GCC student among top college leaders

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

GREENFIELD — The newly elected president of the Greenfield Community College Student Senate has been named as one of the top student leaders in the country. Kia Burton McLaughlin, a 26-year-old Greenfield resident, is one of 181 Newman … 0

House panel backs $1.1M more to GCC

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community College stands to see a funding increase of $1.1 million next year, after the state’s House Ways and Means Committee affirmed Gov. Deval Patrick’s community college budget recommendations Wednesday. This will allow the college … 0

GCC students to determine future of advocacy group

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community College students will decide this week if they want to keep paying for a local chapter of a political advocacy group. As a part of the college’s annual Student Senate election, students must vote … 0

GCC burst-pipe cleanup costs $56K

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

GREENFIELD — A burst pipe at Greenfield Community College last month cost the school some $56,000 in cleanup and repairs — although the state may reimburse most or all of it, said President Robert Pura. In the early morning hours of Sunday, Feb. 10, a frozen pipe burst … 0

GCC Foundation kicks off fund drive

Friday, March 15, 2013

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield Community College Foundation’s 2013 annual fundraising campaign, Creating Change Through Education, is off and running. The nonprofit group celebrated its campaign kickoff Wednesday evening with honorary Chairman Skip Hammond and co-leaders Beth Lorenz and Joseph Ruggeri at the helm. The 2013 campaign hopes to … 0

3 former students join GCC’s trustees

Friday, March 8, 2013

GREENFIELD — Three former Greenfield Community College students have been named to the school’s board of trustees by Gov. Deval Patrick. Patricia Crosby of Gill, Mary Clare Higgins of Northampton, and Amy Holich-Dunn of Greenfield were appointed this … 0