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    1. HCC President Christina Royal Pledges $10,000 to ‘Together HCC’ Campaign

      HCC President Christina Royal Pledges $10,000 to ‘Together HCC’ Campaign

      Holyoke Community College (HCC) President Christina Royal has issued a personal $10,000 challenge gift toward a new HCC campaign that is as much about building moral support in a time of great uncertainty as it is about raising money for students experiencing financial distress. On Monday, the HCC Foundation launched “Together HCC — A Campaign for Caring.” As part of that campaign, students, staff, faculty, alumni, relatives, and friends are being asked to use the hashtag #TogetherHCC to share stories and images on social media that show the strength of the college community in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

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    2. STCC Donates Personal Protective Equipment to Area Hospitals

      STCC Donates Personal Protective Equipment to Area Hospitals

      Responding to an urgent call for supplies, Springfield Technical Community College’s (STCC) School of Health and Patient Simulation is donating personal protective equipment to area hospitals and medical centers. The equipment, which includes surgical masks, isolation gowns, and exam gloves, will serve as a first line of defense for healthcare professionals and reduce their risk of contracting COVID-19 while treating patients.

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    3. Elms College Reschedules Executive Leadership Breakfast to Sept. 22

      Elms College Reschedules Executive Leadership Breakfast to Sept. 22

      Elms College has rescheduled its third annual Executive Leadership Breakfast to Tuesday, Sept. 22 due to state-mandated caution regarding large crowds and coronavirus. U.S. Rep. Richard Neal is still slated to be the keynote speaker for the event, which was originally scheduled for April 9. As the coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold, the college will announce more details as necessary.

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    4. HCC Donates Personal Protection Equipment from College Programs

      HCC Donates Personal Protection Equipment from College Programs

      In response to requests from area hospitals experiencing shortages of supplies, Holyoke Community College (HCC) is preparing to donate surgical masks, isolation gowns, exam gloves, and other personal protection equipment from its health-science programs to help front-line medical professionals as they battle conoravirus. HCC’s Emergency Response Team has been coordinating with the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) on the collection of supplies from the college’s Health Sciences division and its division of Business & Workforce Development.

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    5. WNEU General Counsel Cheryl Smith Honored at ‘Leaders in the Law’ Event

      WNEU General Counsel Cheryl Smith Honored at ‘Leaders in the Law’ Event

      Western New England University (WNEU) General Counsel Cheryl Smith was honored at the 15th annual “Leaders in the Law” event presented by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. The event was held on March 5 at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel. Smith was chosen from a field of nominees across the Commonwealth for the 2020 In-House Leader Award. Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Leader Awards recognize general counsel and staff attorneys who are nominated by their colleagues, clients, and other legal professionals for being leaders in the community and forward thinkers.

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    6. Springfield libraries get $90,000 grant to promote, assist residents completing 2020 census - masslive.com

      Springfield libraries get $90,000 grant to promote, assist residents completing 2020 census - masslive.com

      The city library system, aided by a new $90,000 state grant, is preparing to act as a “census service center” here to promote and help residents with filling out the 2020 federal census.  “The whole point is to get as many people to sign on and to get their census done,” said Molly Fogarty, director of the city library system, meeting with the City Council this week. “We know how important it is to count everybody.”

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    7. Isenberg Ranks First for MBA Online Education in U.S. for Fourth Straight Year

      Isenberg Ranks First for MBA Online Education in U.S. for Fourth Straight Year

      For the fourth year in a row, the online MBA offered by the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst topped the rankings of U.S. programs — and came out number three in the world — in the Financial Times survey. Isenberg has offered an AACSB-accredited MBA degree program entirely online since 2001, making it one of the most well-established and robust online degrees in the country. Currently, more than 1,100 students are enrolled in the program.

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    8. Cornel West to Speak Today at Westfield State on ‘The Power of Deep Education’

      Cornel West to Speak Today at Westfield State on ‘The Power of Deep Education’

      World-renowned political activist, professor, and author Cornel West will speak today, March 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Westfield State University’s Woodward Center. His talk, “The Power of Deep Education,” is expected to challenge audience members to explore humanity as a point of departure for thinking about the context of race, citizenship, love, and leadership. A professor at Harvard University’s Divinity School who has also taught at Princeton, Yale, and New York universities, West will speak to how “servant leadership” and “deep education” are needed for “self-interrogation and social transformation at the heart of service.” The ...

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    9. Gov. Charlie Baker on hand to open $43.5M Holyoke Community College Campus Center

      Gov. Charlie Baker on hand to open $43.5M Holyoke Community College Campus Center

      Gov. Charlie Baker recalled the last time be toured the Campus Center at Holyoke Community College and the way it was before a two-year, $43.5 million rehab he was called on to help celebrate with a ribbon cutting Friday. “This is breathtaking,” Baker said, according to a transcript of the event provided by the college. “The amount of light and open space it has now that it didn’t have before and the areas for collaborative thinking and engaging it didn’t have before is astonishing. It speaks to the way this campus can serve its students as well ...

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    10. Elms College School of Nursing Ranks in Top 10 of Massachusetts Nursing Schools

      Elms College School of Nursing Ranks in Top 10 of Massachusetts Nursing Schools

      The School of Nursing at Elms College ranks in the top 10 of “Best Nursing Schools in Massachusetts,” according to a recent ranking by registerednursing.org. “We are very pleased and gratified to be recognized by registerednursing.org as a top nursing program in the state,” said Kathleen Scoble, dean of the School of Nursing. “It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our nursing faculty and staff to provide a high-quality nursing curriculum for our students. As a result, Elms College nursing students have performed extraordinarily well on the NCLEX-RN [National Council Licensure Examination for Registered ...

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    11. Springfield College Department of Graduate Social Work to Host Open Houses

      Springfield College Department of Graduate Social Work to Host Open Houses

      The Springfield College Department of Graduate Social Work (DGSW) will host an open house for prospective students at the Brennan Center, 45 Island Pond Road, Springfield — and also simultaneously at Saint Vincent Hospital, Conference Room B, 123 Summer St., Worcester — on Thursday, March 5 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. There will be a second open house for prospective students at both locations on Saturday, March 7 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

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    12. STCC’s Veterinary Assistant Training Program Starts March 2

      STCC’s Veterinary Assistant Training Program Starts March 2

      Registration is open for Springfield Technical Community College’s (STCC) veterinary assistant training program, which begins March 2. The course runs through August, with classes meeting Mondays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Elliot Levy, senior director of the Workforce Development Center at STCC, encourages prospective students not to delay registration since space is limited. The training prepares students to keep animals healthy, care for them when they are ill, and assist veterinarians in their offices.

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    13. Bay Path President’s Gala to Celebrate Legacy of Carol Leary

      Bay Path President’s Gala to Celebrate Legacy of Carol Leary

      Bay Path University’s fourth annual President’s Gala will take place on Saturday, April 18, at 6:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel. While the event will continue its tradition of raising funds for student scholarships, it will also celebrate the legacy of Carol Leary, who will retire in June after 25 years as Bay Path president. The gala will feature a tribute to Leary and her husband Noel, silent and live auctions, dinner, and dancing with live entertainment. The evening will also tell the story of the university’s mission — empowering undergraduate women and ...

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    14. Springfield Museums set to showcase student art display - masslive.com

      Springfield Museums set to showcase student art display - masslive.com

      The Springfield Museums will present a special student art exhibit beginning Saturday at the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum.  In celebration of National Youth Art Month, select artwork from students in more than 50 city schools will be displayed throughout the galleries of the Smith Art Museum. Works on paper and three-dimensional pieces will be included.

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    15. Bay Path Earns ‘A’ Grade for Early Reading Courses

      Bay Path Earns ‘A’ Grade for Early Reading Courses

      The National Council on Teacher Quality released its scores for the 2020 Teacher Prep Review, ranking Bay Path University’s Early Reading course content in undergraduate, traditional, elementary-education programs with an ‘A’ designation. Reading ability is a key predictor of future educational gains and life success, and more than one-third of American children are not able to read by the fourth grade, with black and Hispanic children being disproportionately affected. Successful reading instruction is essential to achieving educational equity, yet only seven programs in Massachusetts received an ‘A’ ranking.

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    16. Core Facilities at UMass-Amherst takes giant step for research

      Core Facilities at UMass-Amherst takes giant step for research

      Walking through the corridors of the University of Massachusetts Institute for Applied Life Sciences is like a journey through time travel. The present blends into the future. This ship’s captain is proud of not only what the institute’s ultra-modern systems can offer business or government services, but about the ongoing discovery by potential partners that it’s there.

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    17. New Green Technology from UMass Amherst Generates Electricity ‘Out of Thin Air’ | Office of News & Media Relations | UMass Amherst

      New Green Technology from UMass Amherst Generates Electricity ‘Out of Thin Air’ | Office of News & Media Relations | UMass Amherst

      Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed a device that uses a natural protein to create electricity from moisture in the air, a new technology they say could have significant implications for the future of renewable energy, climate change and in the future of medicine.

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    18. Changing Perceptions, State Investments Spark Renewed Interest in Area’s Technical Schools

      Changing Perceptions, State Investments Spark Renewed Interest in Area’s Technical Schools

      It wasn’t so long ago that young people — and their parents — perceived technical schools as a last resort of sorts. But a profoundly changed labor market, a workforce crisis, and a series of investments on the part of the Commonwealth have changed all that. Today, these are increasingly seen as schools of choice because of their blend of academic and vocational programs, and their students are certainly in demand. Joao Alves has been in and around what is now known as Roger L. Putnam Vocational Technical Academy for the better part of 40 years.

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    19. Springfield Museums immerse visitors in learning: Outlook 2020 Viewpoint

      Springfield Museums immerse visitors in learning: Outlook 2020 Viewpoint

      The Springfield Museums at the Quadrangle embrace our critical role as a vital center of informal education that reinforces classroom instruction and workforce development. The Quadrangle is a unique, interdisciplinary complex that blends science, art, history, literacy and Dr. Seuss, to inspire children and adults to explore and learn together.

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    20. Lower Pioneer Valley Educational Collaborative gives working model for technical careers

      Lower Pioneer Valley Educational Collaborative gives working model for technical careers

      If enthusiasm were an occupation, Don Jarvis would have his next career all lined up. Jarvis is the principal of the Lower Pioneer Valley Career and Technical Education Center in West Springfield, where high school students from 10 communities receive technical training with an eye on future college or work. He knows first-hand how vocational training has advanced in the past generation and how the perception has been altered with it.

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    21. Jamina Scippio-McFadden Named Director of the UMass Center at Springfield

      Jamina Scippio-McFadden Named Director of the UMass Center at Springfield

      Jamina Scippio-McFadden, a senior program manager at the UMass Center at Springfield, has been named director of the center by UMass Amherst. “Jamina Scippio-McFadden has outstanding professional credentials and a wealth of strong ties to the community,” said Steve Goodwin, deputy chancellor at UMass Amherst. “As the center builds upon its achievements and identifies opportunities to be more deeply connected to the community, she is well-prepared to provide the leadership essential to success.”

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