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Legislative committee recommends increased financial aid for public education

Saturday, April 19, 2014

GREENFIELD — A legislative committee led by a local lawmaker said last week that the state should act soon to help relieve 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 and Debt. “If all of a sudden almost 20 percent of the … 0

Greenfield Community College gets $28,000 grant to improve training for certified nursing assistants

Thursday, April 10, 2014

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community College and Clinical and Support Options will explore this spring how to equip workers with a new range of skills demanded in the ever-changing health care landscape. The state awarded nearly $2 million in planning grants last week to health organizations and educational institutions across Massachusetts. It is the first step of a larger $20 million effort to get … 0

Greenfield Community College launches $825,000 fundraising campaign

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

Community Legal Aid to offer services at Greenfield Community College

Friday, March 14, 2014

GREENFIELD — A legal aid organization will establish 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 … 0

Career fair at Greenfield Community College showcases available jobs

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — The 200-plus attendees of Greenfield Community College’s fourth annual career fair learned about available jobs across a range of industries, including manufacturing, health care and business. Officials said the two dozen employers who set up booths in the dining commons Tuesday represented a good cross section … 0

New Greenfield Community College training program targets unemployed, underemployed

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

GREENFIELD — A new training program will equip unemployed and underemployed residents with manufacturing and work readiness skills so they can fill open entry-level jobs at local companies. Greenfield Community College and partner organizations will train at least 40 people in free 80-hour “foundational mechanical” training programs this … 0

Greenfield Community College police officers to carry handguns

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — To better prepare for a potential gunman on campus, three full-time Greenfield Community College police officers will begin carrying handguns later this year. The decision was approved unanimously by the college’s board of trustees Wednesday after months of research and reflection — particularly by President Robert … 0

Greenfield Community College considers arming full-time police officers

Saturday, January 18, 2014

GREENFIELD — To better address the threat posed by a gunman on campus, Greenfield Community College President Robert Pura wants to arm the school’s three full-time police officers. The proposal depends on approval by the GCC board of trustees and it will likely come up for a vote … 1

Greenfield Community College President Robert Pura gets 8.6 percent raise

Thursday, December 12, 2013

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield Community College board of trustees unanimously voted Wednesday to give President Robert Pura an 8.6 percent salary increase, his first raise in years. Pura, who has routinely declined the board’s offers to increase his salary, will now make about $193,500 a year. According to … 0

Greenfield Community College, Community Action plan child care center on campus

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

GREENFIELD — When Greenfield Community College employee Rosemarie Freeland attended the college as a student in the early 1990s, she took along her young son Isaac. While she learned in college classes, he learned in a preschool classroom as a part of the college’s on-campus early education and … 0

Sen. Stanley Rosenberg pledges to continue focusing on western Massachusetts interests if he heads Senate

Monday, November 18, 2013

GREENFIELD — State Sen. Stanley Rosenberg told a crowd of Greenfield Community College supporters last week that if he succeeds Therese Murray as the next Senate president, as expected, he would continue looking out for the interests of the college and western Massachusetts as a whole. The Amherst … 0

Study: Community colleges rely too heavily on adjunct faculty

Friday, July 19, 2013

GREENFIELD — More than two-thirds of Massachusetts community college courses are taught by adjunct faculty, which may lead to poor student completion rates, according to a study released this week by the Massachusetts Teachers Association. The study found that about 17 percent of community college students enrolled in … 0

Greenfield Community College trustees approve potential fee hike

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

GREENFIELD — Since it is still unclear how much state money Greenfield Community College will receive in the next fiscal year, the school’s board of trustees approved a potential hike in student fees Wednesday. In the best case-scenario, … 0