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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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      Mentions: Northampton
    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. '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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    9. 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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    10. 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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    11. 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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    12. 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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    13. 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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    14. 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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    15. Want to become a table dealer for MGM Springfield? These upcoming informational sessions are the first step

      Want to become a table dealer for MGM Springfield? These upcoming informational sessions are the first step

      MGM Springfield, which is constructing a $960 million resort casino, has announced a series of informational sessions in March, April and May for those who are interested in starting a career as a games table dealer. Representatives from MGM Springfield and the Massachusetts Casino Career Training Institute (MCCTI) will review specifics on registration and enrollment for gaming classes at the new MCCTI Gaming School now open in downtown Springfield. Attendees will hear "what it takes to become a successful dealer, the skills required, opportunities available, and how the Gaming School can help," MGM Springfield said in announcing the sessions. Representatives ...

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    16. HCC Raises Last Beam in $43.5 Million Campus Center Renovation

      HCC Raises Last Beam in $43.5 Million Campus Center Renovation

      For now, it’s still, in the top left corner of the Campus Center roof. But soon, that white steel beam will be hidden behind the building’s new façade. And there it will remain as long as the building stands, covered with the names of all the Holyoke Community College (HCC) students, faculty, staff, and construction workers who marked it before the beam was raised to its permanent home. “Having the opportunity to sign this beam represents the last piece of the building that we’re erecting, the highest point,” said HCC President Christina Royal, “and while you ...

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    17. New Prosthetic Center Serves Amputees with Innovative Technology

      New Prosthetic Center Serves Amputees with Innovative Technology

      O & P Labs recently opened the doors to the Prosthetic Center at 3500 Main St. in Springfield. The local prosthetic company has been serving Western and Central Mass., Northern Conn., and Southern Vermont for more than 30 years. Co-owners Jim Haas and Blaine Drysdale hosted Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno and state Rep. Carlos González, along with team members, patients, medical care providers, friends, and family for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Feb. 15. González presented a citation to recognize O & P Labs’ “30 years of healthcare service to the people of Springfield, Mass. and your innovative assistance for patients ...

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    18. Westfield Technical Academy Aviation Program receives Falcon jet donation

      Westfield Technical Academy Aviation Program receives Falcon jet donation

      Students in the Westfield Technical Academy Aviation Program will soon have a fully operational Falcon jet to work on thanks to a $5,000 grant from the Embraer Foundation. The U.S. Coast Guard currently owns the Falcon and is giving it to WTA. The Embraer Foundation grant will help transport the jet to the school's hangar -- Hangar 2 -- at Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport. Aviation instructor Galen Wilson said the school could not afford to move the jet without the grant.

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    19. Smaller colleges get to plug into power of high performance computing center in Holyoke (video)

      Smaller colleges get to plug into power of high performance computing center in Holyoke (video)

      The Northeast Cyberteam Initiative is a new program that will extend the resources of the high performance computing center here to small colleges, an official said Wednesday. "The end result is more people can potentially gain access to the computers that change the way we do science," center Executive Director John T. Goodhue said.  A three-year, $1.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation will help in training college students to be "research computing facilitators," liaisons between computing centers and a biologist, say, at a small college, he said.

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    20. Baystate Academy Charter Public School Receives STEM Grant

      Baystate Academy Charter Public School Receives STEM Grant

      Baystate Academy Charter Public School received a grant to offer high-quality science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs from Project Lead The Way (PLTW), a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for K-12 students and teachers through pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science. More than 10,500 schools across the country offer PLTW programs to millions of students. According to Tim Sneed, executive director of Baystate Academy, “these funds will allow us to expand our biomedical sciences programs as we prepare students to enter the field of healthcare.”

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    21. Bay Path University and Partners to Present On the Move Forum

      Bay Path University and Partners to Present On the Move Forum

      In honor of Women’s History Month in March and International Women’s Day on March 8, Bay Path University will present the On the Move Forum in partnership with the Professional Women’s Chamber, the Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts, the Pan African Historical Museum USA (PAHMUSA), and Enchanted Circle Theater. The event will be held at CityStage in Springfield on Thursday, March 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. This program is funded in part by Mass Humanities, which receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and is an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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    22. Community Music School Receives Grant from MDRT Foundation

      Community Music School Receives Grant from MDRT Foundation

      The Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) Foundation awarded a $5,000 grant to Community Music School of Springfield (CMSS) through its Quality of Life Grant Program in honor of Jeanmarie Deliso, CFP. Through its global grants programs, the MDRT Foundation is committed to building stronger families and communities around the globe. This year, the MDRT Foundation will award more than $1 million in MDRT member-endorsed grants to more than 200 charitable organizations worldwide. Representing the MDRT Foundation, Deliso will present this grant to Community Music School of Springfield on March 23 at its board meeting.

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    23. 'A dream come true': Springfield plans $12 million early education center aimed to serve...

      'A dream come true': Springfield plans $12 million early education center aimed to serve...

      Mary E. Walachy, executive director of the Irene E. & George A. Davis Foundation, said that $13.5 million has been raised in private funds for the center and its programs. That amount came from three donors -- two anonymous contributors and the Davis Foundation. The Davis Foundation was the lead partner in pushing for the new center that is tied to the nationwide Educare program.

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    24. Springfield officials praise $3.5 million renovation project at Central Library slated for...

      Springfield officials praise $3.5 million renovation project at Central Library slated for...

      A $3.5 million renovation project at the Central Library on State Street is slated for completion by late summer, designed to preserve and enhance the historic building for generations of visitors. "We are really, really pleased," said Molly Fogarty, city library director. "The Central Library is an information and cultural resource for the entire city and is one of Springfield's most historically significant and heavily used public buildings." The project includes reconstruction of the front marble stairs, a new rear entrance including new granite stairs and handicap accessible ramp, and improvements to the roof and masonry, officials said.

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