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My Turn: GCC effort turning elders into ‘Cyber Seniors’
02-12-2024 5:49 PM

By JUDY RAPER

It would be an understatement to say that our world is becoming increasingly digital and the pandemic has only accelerated this shift. The reality is one uses digital skills to pay bills, access health records, watch television, connect socially,...

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‘Building Bridges’ dinner to raise money for GCC Foundation
02-16-2024 3:57 PM

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield Community College Foundation invites residents to its fundraising dinner, “Building Bridges and Belonging: GCC’s Celebration of Community,” on Thursday, Feb. 29, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.The evening will include a catered...


GCC nursing students talk single-payer health care, workplace safety concerns with legislators
02-12-2024 6:36 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — Four women representing western Massachusetts in the state Legislature visited Greenfield Community College on Monday for a panel discussion about health care with second-year nursing students.State Sen. Jo Comerford was joined by state...


Designed by and for older adults: New podcast series, Backyard Oasis, launches out of GCC 
02-09-2024 12:52 PM

By DIANE BRONCACCIO

Is it ever too late to start dancing?On a wintry morning at Greenfield Community College, podcast-host Denise Schwartz and GCC dance teacher Emily Fox discuss the benefits of dance as part of a podcast series called Backyard Oasis.Fox says dance helps...


Close-up on farm workers: LAVA Center launches touring exhibit celebrating agricultural workers, on view at GCC through Feb. 16
02-02-2024 12:00 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

With a full body of work compiled over 2023’s farming and harvest seasons, Local Access to Valley Arts (The LAVA Center) is launching a touring exhibit for “indiVISIBLE: Seeing and Celebrating Indispensable Agricultural Workers” this week at...


Sharing a vision: GCC marks 25th year celebrating MLK’s legacy 
01-15-2024 3:43 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

GREENFIELD — With Monday marking Greenfield Community College’s 25th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration, the school expanded its offerings for the milestone event.On hand to deliver the keynote speech was GCC alumna and school Title IX...


GCC’s MLK Day celebration expands in 25th year
01-08-2024 3:39 PM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community College will host its 25th celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day with an expanded lineup of workshops that organizers hope will engage the community in new ways. “GCC is obviously such a social and cultural hub in...


GCC professor speaks out in TV ad for CHERISH Act
12-26-2023 2:49 PM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — A Greenfield Community College professor is one of three Massachusetts educators featured in a new television ad urging lawmakers to pass the CHERISH Act, which seeks to provide a more affordable path to a college degree for students and...


Despite state budget delays, GCC approves raises
11-29-2023 5:04 PM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — Despite budget delays at the state level, Greenfield Community College President Michelle Schutt has approved pay increases for its Massachusetts Community College Council union members. The now-expired contract, which was supposed to...


BEACON Learning Program finds new routes to graduation for high schoolers
11-02-2023 6:32 PM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — A few years ago, Greenfield High School senior Eric Duong could never have imagined himself graduating alongside his peers.Duong was a sophomore, struggling to keep up with schoolwork at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic when guidance...


Higher ed commissioner visits Greenfield Community College for STEM Week
10-19-2023 6:13 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — The state’s higher education commissioner paid a visit to Greenfield Community College on Thursday for a tour of the school’s Outdoor Learning Lab, allowing him to see the kind of hands-on STEM projects that are funded by a grant from his...


Legislators visit GCC on higher education tour
10-13-2023 6:56 PM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — Members of the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Higher Education, including Sen. Jo Comerford, stopped by Greenfield Community College on Friday afternoon as part of a statewide public higher education tour. “It’s an honor to have them...


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...

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