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GCC hosting inaugural Outdoor Recreation Industry Summit
10-10-2023 11:30 AM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — With the goal of bringing together industry professionals from around the region, Greenfield Community College is hosting its inaugural Western Massachusetts Outdoor Recreation Industry Summit. “We’re excited to convene businesses and...


Greenfield Community College to bolster green workforce with HVAC training program 
10-01-2023 1:40 PM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — As early as next fall, Greenfield Community College will have launched its new heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) training program aimed at improving equity in the green workforce. The development of the program was made...


After more than a decade in decline, GCC enrollment on the rise
09-20-2023 7:03 PM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — After more than a decade of declining enrollment, the number of students at Greenfield Community College increased this fall semester by the largest percentage since 2010, school officials say.This semester also marked the highest number...


‘I had the support’: Greenfield student with hearing loss navigates life at GCC
09-19-2023 6:22 PM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — As one of the few deaf or hard-of-hearing students to attend Greenfield Community College, the first day of school for Ally Deso wasn’t just a matter of showing up for class.“She did a lot of prep,” said her mother, Greenfield resident...


Students, educators hail ‘monumental’ free community college program
08-31-2023 5:07 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

GREENFIELD — Following last week’s launch of the MassReconnect program, community college students age 25 and older, such as Greenfield Community College student Tim Sweeney, will get a chance to rekindle their academic dreams without financial...


Think tank to inform GCC workforce development programs
08-13-2023 12:34 PM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community College has been selected as one of 15 community colleges in the country, and the only institution in New England, to participate in a workforce development program aimed at bringing equity to the forefront of the...


GCC revives internship program with hiring of new coordinator
08-06-2023 1:39 PM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — After a short-term hiatus, Greenfield Community College has revived its internship program with the hiring of a new coordinator, David Brown. “Internships are about more than just career readiness; they are experiences that help guide...


GCC Foundation designates 100K for student laptops
07-30-2023 2:18 PM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — With $100,000 in donor funding to support the purchase of new laptops, any student in need of a computer for their fall semester at Greenfield Community College will have access to one. The laptops and other devices will be available to...


‘The world needs you’: GCC celebrates 135 graduates
06-05-2023 4:25 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

GREENFIELD — While it was a gloomy Saturday afternoon, no amount of cloud cover could block out the bright futures of the 135 Greenfield Community College graduates.Speaking to the graduates in front of their loved ones under a tent on the school’s...


11th GCC President Michelle Schutt lauded for ‘passion for higher education’ at inauguration
05-31-2023 6:04 PM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — Nearly a year after Michelle Schutt joined Greenfield Community College as its 11th president, family, friends and leaders from across the state gathered on campus for her inauguration on Wednesday afternoon. “Dr. Schutt has been a great...


GCC Day returns for second year; college president’s inauguration set for Wednesday
05-28-2023 10:52 AM

By MARY BYRNE

Greenfield Community College Day is back for its second year, offering a variety of free events and activities that welcome visitors to the campus.“GCC Day is a celebration of the entire community and everything they’ve provided to us as the...


Legislature’s listening tour fields ranging views on gun control
05-03-2023 5:56 PM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — Ranging views on gun control were aired at Greenfield Community College Tuesday evening as part of the state Legislature’s listening tour on the controversial topic.Before introducing a panel that included representation from law...


State rep. visiting Greenfield for gun policy discussion
05-01-2023 12:32 PM

GREENFIELD — State Rep. Michael Day, D-Stoneham, will be in Greenfield on Tuesday as part of a statewide tour to hear from hunters and gun enthusiasts about Massachusetts firearm policies.The stop is scheduled to take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at...


GCC looks to engage youths with inaugural festival
04-12-2023 1:03 PM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — Registration is filling up fast for Greenfield Community College’s inaugural Youth Fest, the first event of its kind aimed at welcoming young people to the campus. “We’re trying to make GCC more of a welcoming place in the community,”...


Shelburne Falls poet looks to inspire sense of community, empathy with GCC reading
04-10-2023 10:55 AM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — At 15 years old, Shelburne Falls resident Martín Espada, now a nationally renowned poet, wrote his first poem.At the time, he had no idea it would become the first poem in a lifelong body of work. It was simply a writing assignment for an...


GCC Foundation launches annual fundraising campaign
04-09-2023 10:30 AM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield Community College Foundation has kicked off its annual spring fundraising campaign.“Donor support helps to keep our college strong, relevant and integral to the communities we serve,” said GCC President Michelle Schutt....


With swell of donors, repairs at Conway raptor sanctuary well underway
04-03-2023 5:31 PM

By JULIAN MENDOZA

GREENFIELD — Despite raptor rehabilitator Tom Ricardi receiving a bill that was more than five times what he expected for tree removal, repairs to his Conway sanctuary are well underway.Three enclosures at Ricardi’s Birds of Prey Rehabilitation Center...


Greenfield Community College develops paraeducator training program
03-12-2023 2:00 PM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community College (GCC) is developing a paraeducator training program that administrators hope will address vacancies in the field across the state and locally, while also reconceptualizing the role as a first step in a career....


Healey budget supports community college costs
03-08-2023 7:03 PM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — As part of her fiscal year 2024 budget proposal, Gov. Maura Healey hopes to fund a new program that would make nearly 1.8 million residents eligible to receive “last dollar support” for a community college education. “I think this would...


GCC, other colleges to drop vax requirement after spring semester
03-07-2023 7:02 PM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — A year and half after the mandate first went into place, all Massachusetts community colleges, including those in Greenfield and Holyoke, will no longer require COVID-19 vaccines for enrollment.The mandate, which went into effect in...

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