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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 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

Quite the milestone

Sunday, June 2, 2013

GREENFIELD — Jamal and Kasey (Perry) Holland hadn’t yet met when they first enrolled at Greenfield Community College in 2009. Four years, one wedding and two babies later, the Hollands graduated Sunday with associate degrees — the end … 0

GCC grads: ‘Create hope in the world’

Sunday, June 2, 2013

GREENFIELD — Protected from the hot, June sun by a large white tent on the campus lawn, students from Greenfield Community College’s 50th graduating class were congratulated on their accomplishments but pointedly reminded that their education should be … 0

GCC librarian saves card catalog

Thursday, May 30, 2013

GREENFIELD — Once central to any quest to locate books within a library, the fate of card catalogs was sealed with the rise of the Internet and computer searches, relegating many of those index cards to the country’s … 0

Lessons in elder care

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community College will begin offering free long-term health care training sessions this June, thanks to a state grant the college received this week. The $41,739 “Rapid Response” grant will pay for free classes to as many as 200 individuals interested in expanding their elder care … 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