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    1. Panel Discussion to Focus on HCC’s Role in Valley’s Future

      Panel Discussion to Focus on HCC’s Role in Valley’s Future

      Holyoke Community College is bringing together an all-star lineup of regional leaders for a panel discussion on April 25, focusing on the future of the Pioneer Valley and HCC’s role in it. That discussion, “Shaping the Future: HCC and the Pioneer Valley,” will be conducted over breakfast from 7:30 to 10 a.m. in the PeoplesBank Conference Room in the HCC Kittredge Center for Business and Workforce Development on the main campus, 303 Homestead Ave. The breakfast is open to the public. Community members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

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    2. Westfield State University partners with UMass on law program

      Westfield State University partners with UMass on law program

      Westfield State University and the University of Massachusetts School of Law in Dartmouth are partnering on a new law program. Under the new initiative, called 3 Plus 3, students who complete the six-year program will obtain both a bachelor's degree and a law degree. The idea for the program was to include diverse majors, such as business, ethics, gender studies and English. This is in addition to criminal justice, political science and other majors related to law.

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    3. Washington company's $722,000 gift brings state-of-the-art equipment to UMass Center at Springfield nursing students

      Washington company's $722,000 gift brings state-of-the-art equipment to UMass Center at Springfield nursing students

      The company behind the equipment that monitored Neil Armstrong's vital signs when he walked on the moon has donated $722,000 in state-of-the-art gear to the nursing lab at the University of Massachusetts Springfield Center in Tower Square. And what Spacelabs Healthcare President Sujit Kumar wanted to talk about during Tuesday's celebration of the gift is the next step in his Washington-based medical equipment company's relationship with UMass.

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    4. Hampshire College names Miriam 'Mim' Nelson as president to succeed Jonathan Lash

      Hampshire College names Miriam 'Mim' Nelson as president to succeed Jonathan Lash

      - Hampshire College has named Miriam E. Nelson, a health and nutrition scholar, scientist, university professor, higher education administrator and government policy adviser, as its seventh president. Nelson, the director of the Sustainability Institute at the University of New Hampshire, will replace Jonathan Lash, who announced last year he would retire in June. She starts July 1.

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    5. UMass Amherst University Without Walls Extends Application Deadline; Offers Springfield Information Session

      UMass Amherst University Without Walls Extends Application Deadline; Offers Springfield Information Session

      The University of Massachusetts Amherst’s University Without Walls (UWW) program will hold an information session at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at the UMass Center at Springfield, located in Tower Square, 1500 Main St. in Springfield. The information session is geared toward adults interested in completing their bachelor’s degree, as well as employers interested in obtaining information for their employees. Light refreshments will be provided. UWW has extended its application deadline to May 15.

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    6. 'We are standing in a 21st Century classroom,' HCC president says at opening of MGM Culinary Arts Institute

      'We are standing in a 21st Century classroom,' HCC president says at opening of MGM Culinary Arts Institute

      As Chef Syron Wheeler scooped spoonfuls of duck fat into a saute pan of mushrooms, a camera broadcast the scene on a large screen over his head. "We are working with foods most people don't see every day," said Wheeler, who plans to work as a sous chef at MGM Springfield's South End Market when the $960-million casino opens in September. "We are doing a duck confit in pasta. Other chefs here are doing steak tartar, lobster bisque."

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    7. Applications available today for Hampden County Regional Employment Board summer jobs program

      Applications available today for Hampden County Regional Employment Board summer jobs program

      With the unemployment rate for those ages 16-19 stuck at nearly 26 percent, the Regional Employment Board of Hampden County is once again calling for people to hire young workers, donate to its summer youth employment programs and provide work sites. Officials fear too many area young people will be out of school this summer with too much time on their hands and no way to pick up the work ethic, job skills and the money a summer job can provide. Not to mention the other ways teens might fill their time if they aren't on the job, said ...

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    8. Grand Opening of Hcc Mgm Culinary Arts Institute Set for April 12

      Grand Opening of Hcc Mgm Culinary Arts Institute Set for April 12

      Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito will be the first featured speaker at a grand-opening celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute on Thursday, April 12. The Holyoke Community College event will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the institute at 164 Race St. on the corner of Appleton Street. Other special guests and speakers will include Massachusetts Secretary of Education Jim Peyser, Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse, HCC President Christina Royal, HCC board of trustees Chair Bob Gilbert, MGM Springfield President Mike Mathis, and HCC Foundation board of directors Chair Paul Boudreau.

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    9. Training and Workforce Options to Host Financial Industry Forum

      Training and Workforce Options to Host Financial Industry Forum

      Training and Workforce Options (TWO), a partnership between Holyoke Community College and Springfield Technical Community College (STCC), will host an employer-engagement forum focused on the financial-services industry on Thursday, May 3 from 8 to 10 a.m. at STCC’s Scibelli Hall, Rooms 701 and 702. The forum will provide financial professionals with information on workforce-development training opportunities and related services offered by experienced trainers from HCC and STCC. TWO representatives also will discuss how regional businesses can secure Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund Grants to enhance training efforts for their workers.

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    10. People in Business: STCC announces Vice President of Academic Affairs

      People in Business: STCC announces Vice President of Academic Affairs

      Geraldine De Berly has been named to serve as Vice President of Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer at Springfield Technical Community College. De Berly's hiring comes after an extensive search and comprehensive vetting process. Currently Vice-Provost for Continuing and Professional Education at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, De Berly begins her new position at STCC on May 1. De Berly, who holds a PhD in education administration, has worked in higher education for over three decades, serving in roles that include both faculty and administrator.

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    11. People in Business: Springfield College names Christopher Hakala Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship

      People in Business: Springfield College names Christopher Hakala Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship

      Christopher Hakala of Wilbraham, has been named the Springfield College Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship.  The newly-created academic affairs position was developed through the College's strategic planning process, and the center strives to foster intellectual engagement across the curriculum, through evidence-based programs and services that increases collaboration, communication, and community to promote the enhancement of student learning.

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    12. WNEU School of Law Selects Sudha Setty as Its Next Dean

      WNEU School of Law Selects Sudha Setty as Its Next Dean

      Sudha Setty wasn’t sure where her initial interest in law would take her — she simply wanted to make a difference in people’s lives. Her current role as a professor certainly fits that bill, though it’s not a path she expected to take early on. Now, as she prepares to take over the dean’s chair at Western New England University School of Law, she’s ready to navigate a still-challenging climate for law schools and help other young people achieve their world-changing goals.

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    13. GCC’s Bob Pura Made the Community-college Mission a Career

      GCC’s Bob Pura Made the Community-college Mission a Career

      Bob Pura couldn’t help but laugh and shake his head as he talked about it. And that’s because the whole idea of it was so, well, foreign to him — in every way. He and his wife will be flying into Edinburgh, Scotland in July to visit their daughter, who’s studying there. “And we bought one-way tickets,” he said, uttering those last three words slowly for emphasis and in a voice that conveyed as much as three exclamation points. “We might stay a week, we might stay two … we don’t know,” said Pura, president of Greenfield Community ...

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    14. CLICK Workspace Welcomes Sofia Nardi as Member Advocate - BusinessWest

      CLICK Workspace Welcomes Sofia Nardi as Member Advocate - BusinessWest

      CLICK Workspace, a co-working space located in downtown Northampton, announced the hiring of Sofia Nardi as a new member advocate. Nardi is a recent graduate of Bay Path University, where she double-majored in small business development and marketing, graduating summa cum laude. At CLICK, she manages all administrative functions, including financial accounting, office operations, purchasing, and troubleshooting routine problems with equipment and maintenance. Serving as the first point of contact for all inquiries and visitors, she aims to ensure a welcoming environment.

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    15. People in Business: Westfield State University President Ramon S. Torrecilha, appointed to the 2018 Board of Directors of State Colleges and Universities

      People in Business: Westfield State University President Ramon S. Torrecilha, appointed to the 2018 Board of Directors of State Colleges and Universities

      Westfield State University President Ramon S. Torrecilha, Ph.D., has been appointed to the 2018 board of Directors of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). Board members, work together on national issues important to higher education to ensure that institutions have the resources and support they need to fulfill their missions.  Dr. Torrecilha is Westfield State's 20th president, appointed in Dec. 2015 and formally invested in Oct. 2016. A first generation college student and graduate of public higher education, Dr. Torrecilha, is a seasoned leader who has worked to build successful programs to support student success ...

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    16. Interconnected network of community-based programs helps lift Springfield graduation rate...

      Interconnected network of community-based programs helps lift Springfield graduation rate...

      As reported by the Springfield Republican, the graduation rate within the Springfield Public Schools has grown by over 20 percentage points since 2012. This dramatic and sustained increase represents a phenomenal turnaround and an important win for our community. For students who previously might not have completed school, their graduation represents expanded opportunity for employment, earnings, higher learning and overall quality of life. For our community as a whole, the benefits are also enormous. Graduation rates correlate directly to positive economic development, and help us shrink the skills gap between available jobs and those who seek them. These successes also ...

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    17. AIC hosts more than 100 employers for all-college career fair March 28

      AIC hosts more than 100 employers for all-college career fair March 28

      American International College expects more than 100 employers on campus at the the annual College Career Centers of Western Mass (CCCWM) Career Fair March 28 in the Henry A. Butova Gymnasium, 125 Cortland St. MGM Springfield will present a casino employment information session from 10-11:30 a.m. The job fair runs from from noon until 3 p.m. Employers are offering both jobs and internships.

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    18. 'New Springfield: Now Arriving' focus of development talk

      'New Springfield: Now Arriving' focus of development talk

      SPRINGFIELD -- The city will update the public on its economic development efforts with a railroad themed PowerPoint presentation befitting Union Station, CTRail train service and CRRC MA's planned start on MBTA subway cars next month

      "The New Springfield: Now Arriving'" presentation is set for Tuesday, March 27, 4 to 6 p.m., at CityStage, One Columbus Center. The event is free and fee parking will be available in the Columbus Center Garage.

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    19. Emmy Winner to Headline Bay Path Women’s Leadership Conference

      Emmy Winner to Headline Bay Path Women’s Leadership Conference

      Lena Waithe, the actor, producer, and writer who, in 2017, became the first African-American woman to win an Emmy Award for comedy writing, will be interviewed during Bay Path University’s 23rd annual Women’s Leadership Conference (WLC) on Friday, April 6. The one-day event has become the region’s prime women’s leadership event for professional networking and enrichment. “Lena creates characters who inspire curiosity and is dedicated to empowering other women to develop the tools to follow her,” said Carol Leary, Bay Path University president, who is set to interview Waithe during this year’s conference. “Given that ...

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    20. Putnam Vocational-Technical Academy puts students on road to high-paying careers

      Putnam Vocational-Technical Academy puts students on road to high-paying careers

      Rafael Rivera, a sophomore at Roger L. Putnam Vocational Technical Academy, can see a clear path to a bright future from the seat of a virtual John Deere 310SL backhoe-bucket loader. Rivera, 16, is among 15 sophomores enrolled in the school's new construction and craft labor shop who can expect to land high-paying union jobs starting at $17.50 an hour in highway construction after graduation. The shop where they learn exists thanks to a $441,000 federal Pell grant that Putnam received to staff and outfit the 3,850-square-foot facility with the kind of equipment students will use ...

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    21. Bay Path University blazes trail to fit workplace, women's needs

      Bay Path University blazes trail to fit workplace, women's needs

      Started as a secretarial school more than a century ago, Bay Path University is now in the vanguard of efforts to speed up higher education's response time to the ever-changing workplace. Much of Bay Path's evolution from a four-year-college with three satellite campuses and total enrollment of 3,298 began in 1994 when Carol A. Leary became the institution's fifth president. "You can never rest," Leary said in a recent interview at the school's flagship campus in Longmeadow. "That's an important tenet we've always had."

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    22. Westfield schools, Holyoke CareerPoint partner to prep students for workforce

      Westfield schools, Holyoke CareerPoint partner to prep students for workforce

      The Westfield High School Career Center has partnered with CareerPoint to increase opportunities for students. "Our students will get a lot out of this," said Superintendent Stefan Czaporowski. CareerPoint, based in Holyoke, is a one-stop career center serving Westfield, Holyoke and surrounding communities. The nonprofit company collaborates with a range of area businesses and community organizations to assist employers and job seekers. A ribbon cutting celebrating the partnership and reopening of the school Career Center is planned for March 7.

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    23. UMass President Marty Meehan stresses college affordability in State of UMass address

      UMass President Marty Meehan stresses college affordability in State of UMass address

      University of Massachusetts President Marty Meehan on Monday pledged to address college affordability through online education, partnerships with businesses and nonprofits and a new fundraising campaign. Meehan said the renewed focus on affordability is vital to keep higher education accessible to all students and let students choose their own career paths. "Affordability, which is central to our mission, is no longer guaranteed by our status as a public university," Meehan said in his second annual State of the University address at the UMass Club in Boston.

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    24. Global Health Advocate to Speak at Elms College Commencement

      Global Health Advocate to Speak at Elms College Commencement

      Elms College announced that global health leader Dr. Louise Ivers will deliver the commencement address and receive an honorary degree at the 87th commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 19. Ivers is a longtime leader in global health, engaging in global policy and advocacy work to improve health equity. She currently serves as the executive director of the Center for Global Health at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and sits on the board of directors of the St. Boniface Haiti Foundation, which is dedicated to providing essential health services to the people of Southern Haiti, especially the most vulnerable. Her work ...

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