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    1. Project Management Exam Prep Workshop to Be Held at Bay Path

      Project Management Exam Prep Workshop to Be Held at Bay Path

      Are you ready to become a certified project-management professional (PMP)? Forbes.com lists a PMP certificate as the second-highest-paying IT certification for 2019, and the Project Management Institute (PMI) states that, through 2020, 1.57 million new project-management jobs will be created each year. To help prepare community members to begin the certification process, Bay Path University’s Strategic Alliances division is hosting a three-day workshop on Jan. 6-8 that will prepare participants to take the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) Exam.

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    2. Deirdre Griffin named Elms College director of international programs

      Deirdre Griffin named Elms College director of international programs

      The College of Our Lady of the Elms has hired Sister Deirdre Griffin, SSJ, as its director of International Programs. Griffin will be responsible for supporting the college’s international students, growing traditional and faculty-led study abroad programs, and developing a community of global learning that celebrates diverse cultures and explores current issues.

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    3. ‘This is my family’: Filmmaker Ken Burns kicks off $60M fundraising campaign for Hampshire College

      ‘This is my family’: Filmmaker Ken Burns kicks off $60M fundraising campaign for Hampshire College

      Ken Burns, the documentary filmmaker who tells America about its past, came to his alma mater Tuesday to talk about what he sees as a bright future for Hampshire College. “Even though I am a historian, I am a futurist in this role,” said Burns, who graduated in 1975 and whose thesis was a documentary about Old Sturbridge Village. “I’m optimistic.”

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    4. Westfield State University to Host Information Sessions for Three Graduate Programs

      Westfield State University to Host Information Sessions for Three Graduate Programs

      The College of Graduate and Continuing Education at Westfield State University (WSU) will host information sessions for master’s-degree programs in counseling, applied behavior analysis, and social work in early December. An information session for the university’s master’s degrees in both counseling and applied behavior analysis will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 11 a.m. at the Horace Mann Center, 333 Western Ave., Westfield. The session welcomes individuals interested in careers as behavior analysts, clinicians, family and marriage counselors, and guidance or adjustment counselors.

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    5. James Garvey Earns Digital Marketing Certificate from Cornell University

      James Garvey Earns Digital Marketing Certificate from Cornell University

      Garvey Communication Associates Inc. (GCAi) announced that James Garvey, a digital marketing analyst with the company, has recently earned a digital marketing certificate from Cornell University’s online certification program. “I viewed it as a retreat of sorts where I could isolate the tactical and focus on overall strategy development,” Garvey said. “In turn, our emphasis has now become working with our clients to identify the key performance indicators (KPIs) prior to planning the tactical considerations. It sounds simple, but tactical is always the shiny object. Which platform to use and what creative often takes precedent over what the actual ...

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    6. STCC Dedicates Tuohey Family Welcome Center at Campaign Launch

      STCC Dedicates Tuohey Family Welcome Center at Campaign Launch

      At the launch of the college’s first major-gifts campaign in more than a decade, Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) President John Cook announced the naming of the Tuohey Family Welcome Center at the Student Learning Commons. Brian Tuohey, a generous supporter of STCC, beamed with delight after hearing the news. His family, including his five children and 12 grandchildren, made a surprise appearance at the kickoff event on Oct. 22.

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    7. Colleges, Organizations Strive to Advance Women in STEM - BusinessWest

      Colleges, Organizations Strive to Advance Women in STEM - BusinessWest

      Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) jobs have historically been labeled careers for men. Those stereotypes, along with unfair treatment of women in STEM, have dissuaded many from beginning or furthering such careers. Luckily, women in STEM are becoming less of an exception, and thanks to the hard work and dedication of many colleges and organizations, women now have more resources than ever to follow their STEM dreams.

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    8. Springfield’s Educare Facility Is State-of-the-art in Every Respect

      Springfield’s Educare Facility Is State-of-the-art in Every Respect

      Nikki Burnett says Springfield’s Old Hill neighborhood and those surrounding it certainly need the gleaming new $14 million Educare facility constructed next door to the Elias Brookings Elementary School on Walnut Street. More to the point, though, she told BusinessWest, they deserve this facility, which can only be described with that phrase state-of-the-art when it comes to everything from its programs to its play areas to its bathrooms.

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    9. Way Finders Awards Two Congressman John W. Olver Scholarships

      Way Finders Awards Two Congressman John W. Olver Scholarships

      NeighborWorks America, through its affiliate Way Finders, has awarded Congressman John W. Olver Scholarships to two individuals — Melissa Fales, program manager for Quaboag Valley Community Development Corp., and Kerry Homstead, community facilitator for the Treehouse Foundation — to attend the NeighborWorks America Training Institute (NTI). The scholarships provide travel, lodging, and tuition to a catalogue of more than 100 topic- and skill-focused courses. NTI creates an opportunity to network with other community-development organizations from across the country to share ideas and learn best practices in their field. Two scholarships are awarded annually to NTI attendees.

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    10. State Higher Education Chief to Visit Holyoke Community College Today

      State Higher Education Chief to Visit Holyoke Community College Today

      Carlos Santiago, commissioner for the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, will visit Holyoke Community College (HCC) today, Nov. 5, and lead a discussion with faculty and staff about equity in higher education. Santiago’s talk will run from 2 to 3 p.m. in the PeoplesBank Conference Room in HCC’s Kittredge Center for Business and Workforce Development.

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    11. Springfield Y opens Tower Square child education center; fitness center expected by end of the month

      Springfield Y opens Tower Square child education center; fitness center expected by end of the month

      As workers stocked supplies Friday in the YMCA of Greater Springfield Learning Center at Tower Square, CEO Dexter Johnson crawled into a cabinet to fix a sink drain. "You have to do what you have to do," Johnson joked. Because on Monday morning — starting before 7 a.m. — 200 youngsters participating in the Y’s educational programs for preschoolers, and before- and after-school programs for older children, will arrive for the first time at the new facility.

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    12. Mellon Foundation Awards Five Colleges $800,000 for Online Museum Collections

      Mellon Foundation Awards Five Colleges $800,000 for Online Museum Collections

      The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded the Five College Consortium $800,000 to reimagine the way museum collaborations can share their online collections with each other and the world. The current shared collections database at Five Colleges was developed more than 20 years ago, and this commitment to a consortial database has enriched collaboration across the Five Colleges and opened up discovery and access to museum collections for students, faculty, staff, and the public. It remains one of the few collections databases in the country that is shared among several museums, but with advancements in technology and new accessibility needs ...

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    13. Big boost on campus: Massachusetts could offer a match for donations to UMass, public universities, community colleges

      Big boost on campus: Massachusetts could offer a match for donations to UMass, public universities, community colleges

      Donors to endowment funds at state universities and community colleges, including University of Massachusetts campuses, could see their dollars partially matched under a supplemental budget pending on Beacon Hill. "Their money goes further, and who doesn't want their money to go further," said Erica Broman, vice president for institutional advancement at Westfield State University and executive director of the Westfield State Foundation.

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    14. American International College Receives $2.2 Million Grant from Department of Education

      American International College Receives $2.2 Million Grant from Department of Education

      American International College (AIC) has been awarded a $2.2 million Title III: Strengthening Institutions grant from the Department of Education for the AIC Plan for Excellence (APEX) program. The grant, to be distributed over five years, will cover a wide range of activities associated with the development of the APEX program. APEX is a shared curricular experience designed to achieve four main learning goals for students, including intellectual development and lifelong learning, personal growth, social and cultural competency, as well as career and professional development. Further, APEX will improve the value of an AIC education by creating synergy between ...

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    15. Verizon hands out iPads to 533 Holyoke middle school students

      Verizon hands out iPads to 533 Holyoke middle school students

      Students at the Holyoke STEM Academy and Wm. R. Peck now have access to the latest technologies thanks to the Verizon Innovative Learning Initiative and Digital Promise. Verizon handed out new Apple iPads to 533 students from both schools, which includes free, roaming Wi-Fi and the latest educational apps. The company hosted a rollout celebration at the STEM Academy Oct. 10.

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    16. Westfield State to Host Information Session for Two Graduate Programs on Oct. 21

      Westfield State to Host Information Session for Two Graduate Programs on Oct. 21

      The College of Graduate and Continuing Education (CGCE) at Westfield State University will host an information session for its master of education and master of arts in English programs on Monday, Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. in the lobby of the Horace Mann Center, 333 Western Ave., Westfield. These graduate programs are designed to accommodate both working teachers seeking professional licensure and new educators seeking initial licensure. The master of education programs include early-childhood education, elementary education, biology, mathematics, history, moderate disabilities, and reading specialist. The non-licensure master of education has concentrations in history and vocational technical.

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    17. Dawn Creighton to Join GCC as New Chief Workforce Development Officer

      Dawn Creighton to Join GCC as New Chief Workforce Development Officer

      Greenfield Community College recently welcomed Dawn Creighton as the college’s new chief Workforce Development officer. She will officially join GCC on Oct. 21, and her office will be located at the Downtown Center, 270 Main St., Greenfield. A 2005 GCC alumna, Creighton began her career as an employment specialist at MassLive before becoming regional director for the Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM) — the state’s largest employers’ resource group — in 2009. During her tenure at AIM, she served thousands of employer members, uniting them around issues ranging from healthcare and employment law to sustainability, budgeting, and hiring.

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