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    1. HCC Campus Center to Launch $43.5 Million Renovation

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      HCC Campus Center to Launch $43.5 Million Renovation

      Holyoke Community College (HCC) is about to embark on a two-year, $43.5 million renovation project that will transform the look, feel, and organization of the campus. The HCC Campus Center is scheduled to close Feb. 3, 2017, and construction will begin soon after. When it reopens in 2019, college officials say, the building will be a place that truly lives up to its name. Originally known as G Building, the sloping, three-story concrete structure sits in the middle of the campus between an intermittent stream choked with invasive plants and the HCC Courtyard. Since it opened in 1980, the ...

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Holyoke

    2. Negotiating Your Way to Success: Free Webinar

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      Negotiating Your Way to Success: Free Webinar

      One of the biggest challenges people face in negotiation is how to strategically approach the process and how to follow a sequential progression that will guide them through ebbs and flows. In this webinar, participants will be introduced to negotiation methods they can apply to real workplace scenarios. Session led by Dr. Joshua Weiss, Program Director, MS Leadership and Negotiation, Bay Path University

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    3. Elms College President Talks Leadership with Young Professionals

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      Elms College President Talks Leadership with Young Professionals

      Elms College hosted a leadership luncheon for the Young Professional Society (YPS) of Greater Springfield on Dec. 7. The keynote speaker at the event was the college’s president, Mary Reap. In her lecture, Reap discussed the importance of recognizing opportunities, even unexpected or perhaps at-first unwelcome ones, and taking advantage of them to further one’s career goals. She also talked about developing diplomacy and perseverance, banishing self-doubt, and learning from mistakes.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Elms College

    4. 'Pathways to Success' initiative will educate, train unemployed Springfield residents

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      'Pathways to Success' initiative will educate, train unemployed Springfield residents

      The New England Farmworkers' Council has decided to "go back to basics" by offering education and training through its new "Pathways to Success" initiative. "The vision for (this) initiative is to serve the whole person," said Vanessa Otero, deputy director of Partners for Community, in a prepared statement. "As one of the more seasoned workforce development organizations in the area, the New England Farmworkers' Council took a hard look at its core strengths and decided that going back to basics -- education and training -- would better allow us to direct resources to maximize the impact we have on the people that ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    5. Western New England University researchers working on breath analyzer to monitor diabetes

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      Western New England University researchers working on breath analyzer to monitor diabetes

      The development and evolution of breath-analysis technology has long been the focus of medical research as a less invasive way to detect chemical compounds at certain levels that could indicate the presence of specific diseases. Researchers, including two in the Pioneer Valley, have been developing an analyzer for diabetics to use their exhaled breath to determine blood sugar/glucose levels through the detection of acetone. This is seen as a less invasive check than the traditional portable meter that utilizes a prick of blood for its test strip.

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      Mentions:   Western New England University   Springfield

    6. Baystate Health welcomes UMass Medical School campus to Springfield with goal to train docs who'll practice in Western Massachusetts

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      Baystate Health welcomes UMass Medical School campus to Springfield with goal to train docs who'll practice in Western Massachusetts

      Baystate Health has already offered admission to four prospective students for the new medical school program it's starting in cooperation with the University of Massachusetts, including students from Springfield interested in continuing their education in their hometown. One of the missions of the medical school -- called the PURCH for Population-based Urban and Rural Community Health -- will be to train physicians who will be more likely to build their careers in Western Massachusetts and fill the region's chronic need for more primary care doctors.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Baystate Health   Springfield

    7. Springfield, Holyoke receive preschool expansion grants

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      Springfield, Holyoke receive preschool expansion grants

      Massachusetts has received a $15 million federal grant to provide a year of free preschool to low-income children in five cities, including Holyoke and Springfield. This is the third year the state has received the grant. "Over the past year, these Pre-School Expansion Programs have begun to show that they are model programs which can help us continue to build high-quality early education programs across the Commonwealth," said Secretary of Education Jim Peyser in a statement. "With this third round of funding, we will not only help more children have access to high-quality early education programs but it will advance ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke

    8. Report: Meeting state need for vocational education would cost $27M

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      Report: Meeting state need for vocational education would cost $27M

      Massachusetts has around 5,400 students who are unable to get into vocational schools because of waiting lists or because of a lack of schools in their community, according to a report released Friday by the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center. Addressing that gap, the report found, would cost $27 million. "Successful implementation of this type of (career, vocational and technical education) expansion would require careful budget and building plans at the local level, along with the active participation of state partners," the report said.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke

    9. Bay Path to Present ‘Work-life Balance for Women in STEM
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      Bay Path to Present ‘Work-life Balance for Women in STEM
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      Dr. Marlene Belfort, distinguished professor in the Departments of Biological Sciences and Biomedical Sciences, UAlbany, SUNY, will give a free and open-to-the-public presentation describing her STEM research journey over three continents while raising three sons. Work-life Balance for Women in STEM will take place on Nov. 30, at 5:30 p.m., at Bay Path University in Mills Theatre at Carr Hall on the Longmeadow campus.


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    10. MassDevelopment bonds $10M for Five Colleges library annex in Hatfield

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      MassDevelopment bonds $10M for Five Colleges library annex in Hatfield

      MassDevelopment has issued $10.08 million in tax-exempt bonds to finance the new $12 million Five Colleges Inc. library annex now under construction. The facility, set to open in 2017, is on about 12 acres on North Maple Street. Citizens Funding Corp. purchased the bond, MassDevelopment said Thursday. Five Colleges Inc. will use the bond proceeds to build, furnish and equip the 34,664-square-foot library annex. The facility will house as many as 2.5 million printed materials for which there is no longer space at Five College member schools, according to a news release. The Five Colleges are: Amherst ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   MassDevelopment   Smith College

    11. STCC to expand EMT training program

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      STCC to expand EMT training program

      Students at Springfield Technical Community College with interest in pursuing careers as EMTs or in other emergency response fields will be able to gain college credits next year. By fall 2017, STCC will be expanding its basic EMT program from a noncredit certificate program to offer students an opportunity to earn seven general elective credits. The credit-course option for the program will count towards an associate's degree in fire protection or safety technology.

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      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   West Springfield   Springfield

    12. Federal Grant Will Help STCC Students Achieve STEM Degrees

      Explore BusinessWest (Nov 14 2016)

      Federal Grant Will Help STCC Students Achieve STEM Degrees

      Arlene Rodriguez says people who apply for a grant of any type need to have a compelling story about why the money is important. The vice president of Academic Affairs at Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) knows developing the story is something that takes time, energy, dedication, and great attention to detail, which are all elements that were incorporated into a recent grant application the college submitted to the U.S. Department of Education. The year of work that went into its preparation was well worth it, however, as the story met with unparallelled success: STCC was recently awarded one ...

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      Mentions:   Raytheon   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    13. Bay Path and Its President Take a Lead Role in Homeland Security

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      Bay Path and Its President Take a Lead Role in Homeland Security

      At first, Carol Leary thought the e-mail she received in September was spam, and was wondering why it didn’t go into that particular folder. It was from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), she said, and was essentially an inquiry, with the sender alerting Leary, the long-time president of Bay Path University in Longmeadow, that she had been nominated for a position on the Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council, or HSAAC, and asking if she was interested in learning more and possibly serving. This was an acronym that Leary admits she had never heard of — “I didn’t know ...

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      Mentions:   Carol A. Leary

    14. MSBDC’s Samalid Hogan Wants to Cement Relationships

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      MSBDC’s Samalid Hogan Wants to Cement Relationships

      Samalid Hogan takes the reins at the Mass. Small Business Development Center at a time when entrepreneurial energy is high in the region, fueled by the growth of programs aiming to help fledgling ventures succeed. It’s an energy that excites and inspires her in this latest challenge in an intriguing, wide-ranging career. Whenever someone suggests that Samalid Hogan has big shoes to fill — and that’s a common occurrence, to say the least — she’s ready with a witty response.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Springfield

    15. Holyoke Community College trustees recommend Christina Royal, of Inver Hills Community...

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      Holyoke Community College trustees recommend Christina Royal, of Inver Hills Community...

      An educator with a regal name will likely become the next president of Holyoke Community College. The HCC Board of Trustees unanimously voted Thursday evening to recommend Christina Royal for the position. She was one of several candidates to be named a finalist. "We were fortunate to have three highly qualified candidates to consider," said Robert Gilbert, chair of the board of trustees said in a statement. "During the board's discussion, however, it quickly became clear that Christina was the best fit for HCC."

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Holyoke

    16. WSU, STCC Forge Unique Partnership in Nursing

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      WSU, STCC Forge Unique Partnership in Nursing

      A new partnership between Westfield State University and Springfield Technical Community College will allow nursing graduates from STCC to earn a four-year degree from WSU on the Springfield campus. At a time when it’s increasingly important for nurses to have four-year degrees, the goal, as one STCC dean said, is to “remove any barriers to success.”

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      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Westfield State University   Springfield

    17. Chinese group's visit to Greater Springfield prompts talk of educational exchange program

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      Chinese group's visit to Greater Springfield prompts talk of educational exchange program

      Chinese engineers and technicians wrapped up a week-long tour of Western Massachusetts on Friday with a visit to the engineering laboratories and classrooms at Western New England University. The 20 visitors represent the largest state-owned enterprises in China and were here on a trip organised by the Global Corporate College and the Massachusetts Community Colleges.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Springfield Technical Community College   Western New England University

    18. Bay Path University President Carol Leary appointed to Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council | masslive.com

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      Bay Path University President Carol Leary appointed to Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council | masslive.com

      The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has appointed Bay Path University President Carol Leary to its Academic Advisory Council.  The council gives the department guidance on matters including recruitment, international students, academic research and faculty exchange, campus emergency preparedness, homeland security academic programs and cybersecurity, according to a blog post on the Homeland Security website.

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      Mentions:   Carol A. Leary

    19. Casino CORI Information Session for CBOs

      Explore From the EDC (Oct 27 2016)

      At the request of multiple community organizations from the region, TWO (Holyoke Community College and Springfield Technical Community College) is hosting an information session on clarifying Casino CORIs for CBOs, presented by members of the Mass Gaming Commission, and staff from the MGC. 

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    20. Chinese Business Executives to Visit Western New England University

      Explore BusinessWest (Oct 27 2016)

      On Friday, Oct. 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Western New England University (WNEU), in partnership with Global Corporate College and Massachusetts Community Colleges, will host a delegation of 20 senior business representatives from the equivalent of Fortune 500 companies owned by the Chinese government. The delegation is in the U.S. for a short-term professional-development program aiming to highlight best practices, showcase new innovation, and share insights on industry trends. The participants are primarily from technical industries, with delegates from companies representing coal, petroleum, heavy equipment, and auto manufacturing.

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      Mentions:   Western New England University   Springfield

    21. STCC receives millions in funding for Hispanic and low-income STEM students

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      STCC receives millions in funding for Hispanic and low-income STEM students

      U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, D-Springfield, joined STCC President John Cook and other administrators in Schibeli Hall Wednesday to announce that the school had received a five-year grant to provide support, resources and services to students in STEM majors. Neal commended Cook and the leadership at STCC for their efforts to provide students the training they need to enter the future workforce

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      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield   Congressman Richard E. Neal

    22. UMass celebrates opening of $150M life science research center

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      UMass celebrates opening of $150M life science research center

      Since the Institute for Applied Life Sciences was established in 2014, it has brought in $20 million in research grants, enlisted 31 project partners and created five startup companies — all before the building's formal opening. University of Massachusetts Amherst officials celebrated the opening of the institute's $150 million research facilities Friday with speeches, a formal ribbon cutting, talks, tours and panel discussions. Among the hundreds who attended were UMass faculty and students, state officials and Five College faculty.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    23. Bay Path Cybersecurity Summit Taps Fidelity Investments Executive - BusinessWest

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      Bay Path Cybersecurity Summit Taps Fidelity Investments Executive - BusinessWest

      Cybersecurity is no longer just a technology problem — it has become a business differentiator. As the topic is discussed around the table of company boards and government task forces, the face of cybersecurity professionals is changing as well.  At Bay Path University’s fourth annual Cybersecurity Summit, “The Business of Cybersecurity,” Jillian Munro will share her experiences and observations from throughout her career of the different facets of that new face, highlighting how non-traditional skills now apply in the area of cybersecurity. The summit takes place Friday, Nov. 4 in Blake Student Commons on the university’s Longmeadow campus. Breakfast ...

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    24. Gov. Charlie Baker gets crash course in Aviation Technology from students at Westfield...

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      Gov. Charlie Baker gets crash course in Aviation Technology from students at Westfield...

      Gov. Charlie Baker got a crash course in aviation technology from students and staff at Westfield Technical Academy during a visit to the high school late Tuesday afternoon. It was Baker's first visit to the technical high school and it follows the award last month of a $500,000 Massachusetts Workforce Training grant awarded to Westfield Technical Academy to enhance its new aviation technology program as well as its veteran manufacturing technology program.

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      Mentions:   Westfield

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