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    1. Springfield Partners for Community Action to Host ‘Protecting Your Assets’ Seminar

      Springfield Partners for Community Action to Host ‘Protecting Your Assets’ Seminar

      Springfield Partners for Community Action Inc. will host its fourth annual “Protecting Your Assets” event on Thursday, April 25 starting at 5:30 p.m. at Springfield Partners, 721 State St. The event is in recognition of National Financial Literacy Month, celebrated every April. Light refreshments will be served, and the event is free and open to the public. Call (413) 263-6500 or e-mail anthinyt@springfieldpartnersinc.com to reserve a seat.

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    2. HCC Hires Patrick Carpenter as Director of Institutional Advancement

      HCC Hires Patrick Carpenter as Director of Institutional Advancement

      Holyoke Community College recently welcomed Patrick Carpenter as its director of Institutional Advancement. In his new role, Carpenter will serve as the principal gifts officer for the HCC Foundation, facilitate donor cultivation and engagement, and supervise the office of Alumni Relations.  Before his hiring at HCC, he held advancement positions at Westfield State University as major gifts officer, Boston College School of Law as associate director of University Advancement, and Elms College, his alma mater, as director of Annual Giving.

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    3. Diversity emphasized at opening of $62M UMass Business Innovation Hub

      Diversity emphasized at opening of $62M UMass Business Innovation Hub

      Diversity and inclusiveness was a recurring theme during the ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday at the newest addition to the University of Massachusetts Isenberg School of Management. The $62 million, 70,000-square-foot Business Innovation Hub opened for use in January. UMass said it nearly doubles the size of the Isenberg School, which enrolls 5,000 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students.

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    4. Springfield schools open $21M culinary and food center described as national model - masslive.com

      Springfield schools open $21M culinary and food center described as national model - masslive.com

      A decade-long dream turned to reality on Friday when Springfield schools and local officials celebrated the opening of a $21 million, state-of-the-art Culinary and Nutrition Center that will serve 30,000 students daily.  City and school officials, students, and representatives of Sodexo food service company were part of a large crowd gathered for the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new center, at 75 Cadwell Drive, in East Springfield.

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    5. UMass Amherst Names Sanjay Raman Dean of the College of Engineering

      UMass Amherst Names Sanjay Raman Dean of the College of Engineering

      Sanjay Raman, associate vice president for the Virginia Tech National Capital Region and president and CEO of the Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation, has been named the new dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The announcement was made by John J. McCarthy, provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs. Raman begins his new duties at UMass Amherst in August.

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    6. UMassFive College Federal Credit Union Receives Workforce Training Fund Grant

      UMassFive College Federal Credit Union announced its selection as one of 68 Workforce Training Fund grant recipients in the state of Massachusetts chosen by the Baker-Polito administration. As a financial institution deeply invested in the communities it serves, UMassFive takes pride in supporting the local economy through providing quality service and products for its members, and by offering employment opportunities that encourage personal growth and career development. Accomplishing both of these goals means taking a real interest in the professional development of every employee and offering training opportunities so that any staff might become an expert in their chosen field.

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    7. Nearing the End of an Era: Bay Path University President Carol Leary to Retire in 2020

      Nearing the End of an Era: Bay Path University President Carol Leary to Retire in 2020

      Carol Leary was ready to announce her retirement, but not exactly ready to talk about it. OK, she talked about it a little, mentioning how it would include, among other things, travel to some of the places she hasn’t been to yet (countries along the Adriatic and in Scandinavia, for example) and ongoing work to maintain the Marginal Way in Ogunquit, Maine, where she and her husband, Noel, have owned a home for some time now; she’s on that landmark’s preseveration committee.

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    8. STCC, Elms College Collaborate on Pathway to Computer-related Degrees

      Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) and Elms College are partnering to offer accelerated online degree-completion programs in computer science and computer information technology and security. In a ceremony Thursday, John Cook, president of STCC, and Harry Dumay, president of Elms College, formally signed an agreement that eases the coursework transfer between the two colleges for students seeking degrees in the computer-focused programs. The bachelor’s-degree programs are completely online and accelerated, which means students can earn their degree in 14 months after obtaining an associate degree from STCC. They will need to earn an associate degree with at least 60 ...

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    9. Elms College School of Nursing Receives $750,000 Grant from Kellogg Foundation

      Elms College School of Nursing Receives $750,000 Grant from Kellogg Foundation

      The School of Nursing at Elms College has received a $750,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to improve health outcomes in Haiti through nursing faculty development beginning in summer 2019. In Haiti — where infant mortality rates are the highest in the Americas, and life expectancy is the lowest — most healthcare is provided by nurses, so educating nurses for the future workforce is critical to the health of the Haitian population. Skill development for student nurses depends on competent and well-trained faculty, but nursing faculty in Haiti are reportedly unprepared for clinical teaching and need enhanced teaching.

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    10. Western New England University Takes Home Four National Marketing Awards

      Western New England University Takes Home Four National Marketing Awards

      Western New England University (WNEU) was named among the top institutions in the nation in the 2018 Collegiate Advertising Awards and the 34th annual Education Advertising Awards, two programs designed to recognize higher-education organizations for excellence in communications, marketing, advertising, and promotion of their schools. Western New England University and its creative partner, Spark451, received a total of four Gold awards. The university’s centennial logo, the recently launched WNE: The Magazine of Western New England University, and WNEU’s “What’s New?” brochure were all recognized for excellence.

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    11. Springfield College Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship Wins Grant

      Springfield College Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship Wins Grant

      The Springfield College Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship has been awarded a $265,000 grant from the Davis Educational Foundation to assist in the creation of faculty-development opportunities focused on the implementation of real-time assessment procedures to help increase and maintain student academic success.The grant will allow the center to fund faculty from across departments and schools to engage in workshops on assessment, implement those strategies into their courses, and use the assessment data to evaluate program-learning outcomes.

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    12. School Funding Changes Must be Tied to Results

      School Funding Changes Must be Tied to Results

      United Personnel Services is a staffing company specializing in professional, information technology and manufacturing placement throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut. Headquartered in Springfield, we place more than 3,000 people a year in jobs ranging from entry level to highly technical and executive management positions.

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    13. HCC to Host 13th Annual Credit for Life Fair on April 4

      HCC to Host 13th Annual Credit for Life Fair on April 4

      Hundreds of high-school seniors will spend the morning at Holyoke Community College (HCC) on Thursday, April 4 for the 13th annual Credit for Life Fair, an interactive event designed to help young people develop financial-literacy skills and learn the basics of money management. The fair will run from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the gymnasium of HCC’s Bartley Center for Athletics & Recreation. During a brief orientation, Gary Rome, owner of Gary Rome Hyundai, will offer remarks about the importance of financial literacy from a business owner’s point of view.

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    14. Bay Path University Receives Truth Initiative Grant and Pledges to Go Tobacco-free

      Bay Path University Receives Truth Initiative Grant and Pledges to Go Tobacco-free

      Bay Path University recently announced it is one of 48 colleges and universities to be awarded a grant from Truth Initiative to adopt a 100% tobacco-free or smoke-free campus policy. The effort is part of a national movement among students, faculty, and administrators to address smoking and tobacco use at college campuses throughout the U.S.“We are truly excited to make Bay Path University a safe, healthy, and productive environment,” said Michael Giampietro, vice president for Finance & Administrative Services. “The health benefits of reducing second-hand smoke exposure are invaluable and could also help students prepare for the workforce, where ...

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    15. Elms College Off-Campus to Host ‘Shake Up Storytime’ Workshop for Educators at GCC

      Elms College Off-Campus to Host ‘Shake Up Storytime’ Workshop for Educators at GCC

      In celebration of the Week of the Young Child, Elms College Off-Campus will host a presentation and workshop by professor and author Megan Dowd Lambert of Simmons University on Saturday, April 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Greenfield Community College (GCC) dining room. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

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    16. HCC Hosting ‘Taste & Tour’ on April 11 at Hcc Mgm Culinary Arts Institute

      HCC Hosting ‘Taste & Tour’ on April 11 at Hcc Mgm Culinary Arts Institute

      Holyoke Community College will hold an open house on Thursday, April 11 at the HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute for anyone interested in taking classes there as well as members of the general public who want to tour the facility and sample dishes prepared by students and staff. The “Taste & Tour” event runs from 5 to 7 p.m. at the 164 Race St. facility and coincides with an open house at the adjacent Freight Farms hydroponic container farm, where visitors can learn about the ongoing urban-farming project there managed by HCC.

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    17. Girls Inc. of Holyoke unveils its new name

      Girls Inc. of Holyoke unveils its new name

      Girls Inc. is of Holyoke has been working with young women in Western Massachusetts for many years, so the organization felt it was time to match its name to its reach.

      From now on Girls Inc. of Holyoke will be known as Girls Inc. of the Valley.

      “Not everyone realizes that we serve girls from several communities. As we continue to grow and expand our footprint, we are proud to have a name that better shows who we are," said Executive Director Suzanne Parker in a prepared statement.

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    18. Bay Path to Host Free Workshop to Teach Women How to Be Their Own Salary Advocate

      Bay Path to Host Free Workshop to Teach Women How to Be Their Own Salary Advocate

      Attaining a college or graduate degree is only the beginning of the road to success, and when it comes to salary, women often fall behind before they even start. Women, and especially women of color, generally earn 20% less than their male counterparts who have the same degree and same years of experience, and stand to lose over between $250,000 to $500,000 over the course of their lifetime. Success and pay parity for women requires extra attention to navigating the various phases of their careers — especially learning how to self-advocate.

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    19. American International College Prepares Graduates for Economic Success

      American International College Prepares Graduates for Economic Success

      American International College (AIC) is among the state’s top colleges and universities in increasing graduates’ earning potential, according to a recent study. A 2017 Harvard University study revealed that AIC ranks second among private institutions of higher education in Massachusetts in upward income mobility of its graduates. According to the report, “Mobility Report Cards: The Role of Colleges in Intergenerational Mobility,” the likelihood of an AIC graduate moving up two income quintiles in their lifetime is 24%. This data is based on the anonymous tax records of more than 30 million students over a 15-year period.

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    20. UMassFive and GCC to Host Sixth Annual Reality Fair for High-school Students

      UMassFive College Federal Credit Union and Greenfield Community College (GCC) will host their sixth annual Reality Fair for local high-school seniors this week. Also joining the event this year are partners from Franklin First Credit Union. The event will take place over two days from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Greenfield Community College.Students from Greenfield High School, Mohawk Regional High School, Four Rivers Public Charter School, Frontier Regional School, and Franklin County Technical School will attend the event today, March 19. Students from Amherst-Pelham Regional High School, Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion School, and Turners Falls High ...

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    21. Springfield College Announces Two Army and Air Force ROTC Grants - BusinessWest

      Springfield College Announces Two Army and Air Force ROTC Grants - BusinessWest

      Springfield College announced two new grants that assist with funding for Army and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) cadets enrolled full-time and participating in the ROTC program at Springfield College.  The Springfield College Room and Board Grant covers on-campus housing and basic meal-plan expenses for any Springfield College Army or Air Force ROTC cadet who has earned a national or local full-tuition ROTC scholarship.

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    22. Grant Aims to Build Pathways in a Technology-driven Workforce

      Grant Aims to Build Pathways in a Technology-driven Workforce

      When people talk about an ‘IT gap,’ Amanda Gould says, the appropriate response might be, ‘which one?’ Indeed, there’s the gap that seems to getting most of the attention these days, the one that involves the huge gender disparity in the IT workforce, with the vast majority of those well-paying jobs going to men, said Gould, chief administrative officer for the American Women’s College at Bay Path University, one of the institutions working to do something about this through its expanding Cybersecurity and IT degree programs.

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    23. Holyoke Community College Welcomes Lea Occhialini as Its First Ombudsperson

      Holyoke Community College Welcomes Lea Occhialini as Its First Ombudsperson

      Holyoke Community College (HCC) recently welcomed Lea Occhialini as its first ombudsperson and chief culture officer. Occhialini is the former faculty and staff ombudsperson at Hampshire College and mediator/trainer in the Smith College Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity. Prior to that, she worked as a Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court qualified mediator for the Mediation and Training Collaborative in Greenfield and helped oversee the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Face-to-Face mediation program in Holyoke, Northampton, and Greenfield small-claims courts.

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