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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, 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

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