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State Rep. Paul Mark visited Greenfield Community College in October 2012 to talk about his job and the importance of voting. In 2013, he was named co-chairman of a legislative subcommittee charged with tackling rising higher education costs and student loan debt. (Recorder/Paul Franz)

Rep. Mark: Higher ed. costs, student debt must be curbed

Friday, April 18, 2014

GREENFIELD — A legislative committee led by a local lawmaker said this week that the state can and should act soon to help alleviate rising college costs and student debt. “Fewer people are going to start going to college ... (and) you also can’t shed this debt,” said state Rep. Paul Mark, D-Peru, who co-chaired the Subcommittee on Student Loans … 0

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 … 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

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

GCC water pipe bursts; classes, offices moved

Monday, February 11, 2013

GREENFIELD — A frozen water pipe in Greenfield Community College’s north wing burst early Sunday morning, prompting a cleanup effort and reshuffling of classroom and office spaces. The pipe burst at 4:49 a.m. Sunday, releasing water onto the third floor and triggering an automatic alarm system, said GCC … 0

Former GCC adjunct professor will oversee school’s training workshops for area employees

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community College has hired a former adjunct faculty member to head up its workforce development program, which provides specialized training courses for area employees. Alyce Stiles, who taught nutrition and chemistry at GCC from 2003 … 0

Private company Follett now running GCC book store

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

GREENFIELD — Its physical location hasn’t changed — nor have the employees who stack, search for and sell textbooks to students each semester — but for the first time in Greenfield Community College’s 50-year history, the school’s bookstore … 0

More cash for GCC?

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community College stands to collect more money from the state government this year, if a series of chips fall in a certain way. The first chip comes in the form of Gov. Deval Patrick’s budget proposal, which he plans to release at some point today. … 0

Former hoarders share experiences

Thursday, January 10, 2013

GREENFIELD — Before Lee Shuer led support groups to help hoarders change their behaviors, he was one himself. His Easthampton home was filled with things like his prized video game collection — which included not just one copy … 0

GCC initiatives steer students toward jobs

Sunday, December 30, 2012

GREENFIELD — A set of January workshops on career skills will be the first in a series of initiatives Greenfield Community College will roll out in 2013 to help its students become employees at local companies. The free workshops — offered by the college’s federally funded Workforce Development … 0

Members of alumni panel share common thread

Sunday, November 4, 2012

GREENFIELD — The common thread between a restaurant owner, a technology operations manager and a television producer is Greenfield Community College — a place all three said instilled in them lessons that have impacted their lives and careers. The three GCC alumni — Thom Beers, Denise DiPaolo and … 0

Unwavering commitment

Sunday, November 4, 2012

GREENFIELD — After years of uncertainty and wrangling with state officials, a team of local educators brought a community college to the town of Greenfield. It was 1962 when the school’s doors first opened. Fifty years and approximately … 0

Former GCC Foundation director thanked for service at annual meeting

Sunday, November 4, 2012

GREENFIELD ­­­­­— A portion of Saturday’s Greenfield Community College Foundation Annual Meeting was dedicated to thanking Allen Davis, the former executive director of annual giving, for his service. Davis had helped direct the foundation’s annul fund since 1994, raising money for the school’s projects and scholarships. He was … 0

Film analysis at heart of new GCC club

Sunday, October 21, 2012

GREENFIELD —When Andrew Curran watches a movie, he sees an art form that has far-reaching social impact but is not fully understood. Despite the number of people who watch movies, few know how to analyze them critically, said … 0

GCC receives state grant to fund online education

Thursday, October 4, 2012

GREENFIELD — A Greenfield Community College student can now earn an entire liberal arts associate degree from his or her home computer. GCC has been awarded a $179,310 state grant, allowing the college to kick off a new online learning project and expand its online catalog to reach … 0