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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 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

GCC receives $1 million gift to support nursing education

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

GREENFIELD — Unnamed donors have given Greenfield Community College a $1 million gift that will allow the school to increase support for its nursing students through an endowed faculty chair. This is the first time there has ever been an endowed faculty position at a Massachusetts community college. … 0

State to cover costs of GCC burst pipe damage

Monday, June 24, 2013

GREENFIELD — The state has given Greenfield Community College nearly $82,000 to cover damages caused by a burst pipe this winter. A sprinkler pipe, located on the third floor of the college’s north wing, burst in the early morning hours of Feb. 10. About 2 inches of water … 0

Trustees OK GCC fee hike

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

GREENFIELD — Since it is still unclear how much state funding Greenfield Community College will receive next year, the school’s board of trustees approved a potential hike in student fees Wednesday. In the school’s best case-scenario, the college would receive $8.9 million from the state, plus about $550,000 … 0