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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 money would allow GCC, the only community … 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

Greenfield Community College expanding its agriculture, green energy programs

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community College will spend the next two years expanding its sustainable agriculture and green energy programs, thanks to nearly $225,000 in grant funding. The National Science Foundation has awarded the college $197,000 to pay some staff costs, develop new courses and add some new physical improvements to the school’s greenhouse. The Wallace Genetic Foundation has given a separate $25,000 grant, … 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

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