1. Articles in category: Education

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    1. GCC Awarded Grant to Improve Post-incarceration Workforce Outcomes

      GCC Awarded Grant to Improve Post-incarceration Workforce Outcomes

      Greenfield Community College (GCC) has been awarded $17,000 from the Commonwealth Corp. as part of an Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development initiative to improve workforce outcomes among individuals returning to their communities after incarceration. The Program Design Capacity Building Grant is part of the Commonwealth Corp. Re-Entry Workforce Development Demonstration Program. The goal of the grant is to design a manufacturing workforce pipeline in Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden counties that helps meet unmet manufacturing labor needs. The project aims to prepare returning citizens for careers in manufacturing by addressing systemic barriers to gainful employment for individuals post-incarceration ...

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    2. Meri Clark Honored for Teaching Excellence at Western New England University

      Meri Clark Honored for Teaching Excellence at Western New England University

      Meri Clark was named the recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award at Western New England University (WNEU). Winners of the prestigious award are nominated by students, faculty, and administrators for outstanding contributions as educators and advisors. During the review process, current and former students praised Clark as somebody who possessed a “brilliant teaching manner” and a “champion of learning and understanding.” Students added that “her passion for history radiated throughout the classroom” and “she saw each student as a unique person with their own story, and she wanted to get to know that story.”

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    3. Western New England University to Convene 37th Annual Social Work Conference

      Western New England University to Convene 37th Annual Social Work Conference

      More than 350 professionals from throughout Western Mass. will gather on the campus of Western New England University on Wednesday, May 22 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the 37th annual Social Work Conference. The keynote speaker will be Jen Falcone, director of Businesses Against Human Trafficking. A survivor of child sexual abuse and trafficking as an adolescent, she will discuss her experiences and how utter devastation kick-started the healing that drives her life choices and professional work. Falcone will focus on launching a movement within the Springfield-area business community to address human trafficking.

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    4. American International College Introduces AIConversations Tonight

      American International College Introduces AIConversations Tonight

      American International College (AIC) will launch AIConversations, a discussion series highlighting important topics featuring members of the campus community, today, May 2, at 6 p.m. in the Stinger Pub on campus. The inaugural event will feature Lina Racicot, AIC’s director of Graduate Psychology, who oversees the forensic psychology and clinical psychology master’s-degree programs as well as the educational psychology and mental health counseling doctoral offerings for the college.

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    5. UMass, MassBio partner up to get biotech companies needed lab equipment

      UMass, MassBio partner up to get biotech companies needed lab equipment

      The Massachusetts Biotechnology Council, known as MassBio, and the University of Massachusetts in Amherst are partnering on an incubator so that local companies have more and cheaper access to research equipment. "They can use them as they need them, rent them," said Robert K. Coughlin, president and CEO of MassBIO. "This is really putting life sciences in Western Massachusetts on the map."

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    6. Bay Path Inducts Three into 21st Century Business Leaders Hall of Fame

      Bay Path Inducts Three into 21st Century Business Leaders Hall of Fame

      More than 1,700 women celebrated the induction of three new Hall of Fame members at last month’s Women’s Leadership Conference. The 2019 induction ceremony celebrated the impact of Dr. Ann Errichetti, Kate Kane, and Mel Robbins. Each inductee received a hand-blown Josh Simpson paperweight to honor their achievement. Established in 2004, Bay Path’s 21st Century Women Business Leaders Hall of Fame celebrates and shares the courageous spirit of women in business. Through this virtual Hall of Fame, thousands of visitors have learned the stories of extraordinary women. The induction criteria, originally developed as part of a ...

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    7. National Report Calls for More Focused Studies of Digital Apps and Games to Enhance Pre-teen Learning and Development

      National Report Calls for More Focused Studies of Digital Apps and Games to Enhance Pre-teen Learning and Development

      A team of developmental and cognitive psychologists and learning experts this month published a report on digital game play and app use among 6-12 year olds – specifically, what is known and not known about impacts on cognitive development and learning. They recommend target research areas to maximize child educational outcomes, best practices in schools, and policies for developing effective educational games and apps for this group of under-studied youth.

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    8. Bay Path to Host Workforce Training Fund Program Information Session

      Bay Path to Host Workforce Training Fund Program Information Session

      Ready to apply for Workforce Training Fund (WTFP) program, but unsure where to begin? Join Bay Path University and the Commonwealth Corp. on Friday, May 3 for a free information session at Breck Suite in Wright Hall, Bay Path University, 588 Longmeadow St., Longmeadow Topics to be covered include the features and requirements of each program, funding availability, and the application process. Following the information session, participants should be able to determine which grants are best suited for their business needs and know how to begin the application process.

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    9. Bay Path Hosts Workshop to Help Women Re-Enter the Workforce

      Bay Path Hosts Workshop to Help Women  Re-Enter the Workforce

      Looking to return to work after an extended absence? You need to understand your professional story – and how to tell it. On May 6, Bay Path University will host The Next Chapter: Transitioning Back to Work After an Extended Absence.  This session, presented by Strategic Alliances at Bay Path University and Johnson & Hill Staffing, and in partnership with the Bay Path University Advisory Council is designed for women in all industries and at all levels of their career looking to make a return to the workforce.

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    10. People in Business: River Valley Counseling Center announces promotion of Joy Brock to Program Director of Concern EAP

      People in Business: River Valley Counseling Center announces promotion of Joy Brock to Program Director of Concern EAP

      River Valley Counseling Center (RVCC) has announced the promotion of Joy Brock, Psy. D., as the new Program Director of CONCERN Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Brock received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Maryland University College, a Master of Science in Psychology from Old Dominion University, a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and a Doctor of Psychology, both from Regent University.

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    11. Springfield Technical Community College to Offer Summer Classes

      Springfield Technical Community College to Offer Summer Classes

      Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) will offer five-week and 10-week on-campus and online summer sessions. Session one begins on June 3, and session two starts July 8. Summer classes are the perfect opportunity for area college students to earn college credit between June and August, said STCC Dean of Academic Initiatives Matthew Gravel. “Our summer offerings are chosen to appeal to a broad range of students, and most of the courses offered in summer can be used to fulfill requirements at other colleges and universities. But classes tend to fill up very quickly, so it’s important for students to ...

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    12. Drone Pilot Certification Course at HCC Begins May 4

      Drone Pilot Certification Course at HCC Begins May 4

      Holyoke Community College (HCC) will once again offer a hands-on program for individuals who want to become FAA-licensed drone pilots. “Flying Drones for Profit, Public Safety and Commercial Applications” will meet on four Saturdays beginning May 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the main campus of HCC, 303 Homestead Ave. The last class is June 1. The course will prepare individuals to take the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Remote Pilot in Charge exam, which they must pass to become licensed drone operators. All classes will be taught by Larry Harmon, co-director of the GeoGraphics Laboratory at ...

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    13. Springfield Partners for Community Action to Host ‘Protecting Your Assets’ Seminar

      Springfield Partners for Community Action to Host ‘Protecting Your Assets’ Seminar

      Springfield Partners for Community Action Inc. will host its fourth annual “Protecting Your Assets” event on Thursday, April 25 starting at 5:30 p.m. at Springfield Partners, 721 State St. The event is in recognition of National Financial Literacy Month, celebrated every April. Light refreshments will be served, and the event is free and open to the public. Call (413) 263-6500 or e-mail anthinyt@springfieldpartnersinc.com to reserve a seat.

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    14. HCC Hires Patrick Carpenter as Director of Institutional Advancement

      HCC Hires Patrick Carpenter as Director of Institutional Advancement

      Holyoke Community College recently welcomed Patrick Carpenter as its director of Institutional Advancement. In his new role, Carpenter will serve as the principal gifts officer for the HCC Foundation, facilitate donor cultivation and engagement, and supervise the office of Alumni Relations.  Before his hiring at HCC, he held advancement positions at Westfield State University as major gifts officer, Boston College School of Law as associate director of University Advancement, and Elms College, his alma mater, as director of Annual Giving.

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    15. Diversity emphasized at opening of $62M UMass Business Innovation Hub

      Diversity emphasized at opening of $62M UMass Business Innovation Hub

      Diversity and inclusiveness was a recurring theme during the ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday at the newest addition to the University of Massachusetts Isenberg School of Management. The $62 million, 70,000-square-foot Business Innovation Hub opened for use in January. UMass said it nearly doubles the size of the Isenberg School, which enrolls 5,000 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students.

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    16. Springfield schools open $21M culinary and food center described as national model - masslive.com

      Springfield schools open $21M culinary and food center described as national model - masslive.com

      A decade-long dream turned to reality on Friday when Springfield schools and local officials celebrated the opening of a $21 million, state-of-the-art Culinary and Nutrition Center that will serve 30,000 students daily.  City and school officials, students, and representatives of Sodexo food service company were part of a large crowd gathered for the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new center, at 75 Cadwell Drive, in East Springfield.

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    17. UMass Amherst Names Sanjay Raman Dean of the College of Engineering

      UMass Amherst Names Sanjay Raman Dean of the College of Engineering

      Sanjay Raman, associate vice president for the Virginia Tech National Capital Region and president and CEO of the Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation, has been named the new dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The announcement was made by John J. McCarthy, provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs. Raman begins his new duties at UMass Amherst in August.

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    18. UMassFive College Federal Credit Union Receives Workforce Training Fund Grant

      UMassFive College Federal Credit Union announced its selection as one of 68 Workforce Training Fund grant recipients in the state of Massachusetts chosen by the Baker-Polito administration. As a financial institution deeply invested in the communities it serves, UMassFive takes pride in supporting the local economy through providing quality service and products for its members, and by offering employment opportunities that encourage personal growth and career development. Accomplishing both of these goals means taking a real interest in the professional development of every employee and offering training opportunities so that any staff might become an expert in their chosen field.

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    19. Nearing the End of an Era: Bay Path University President Carol Leary to Retire in 2020

      Nearing the End of an Era: Bay Path University President Carol Leary to Retire in 2020

      Carol Leary was ready to announce her retirement, but not exactly ready to talk about it. OK, she talked about it a little, mentioning how it would include, among other things, travel to some of the places she hasn’t been to yet (countries along the Adriatic and in Scandinavia, for example) and ongoing work to maintain the Marginal Way in Ogunquit, Maine, where she and her husband, Noel, have owned a home for some time now; she’s on that landmark’s preseveration committee.

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    20. STCC, Elms College Collaborate on Pathway to Computer-related Degrees

      Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) and Elms College are partnering to offer accelerated online degree-completion programs in computer science and computer information technology and security. In a ceremony Thursday, John Cook, president of STCC, and Harry Dumay, president of Elms College, formally signed an agreement that eases the coursework transfer between the two colleges for students seeking degrees in the computer-focused programs. The bachelor’s-degree programs are completely online and accelerated, which means students can earn their degree in 14 months after obtaining an associate degree from STCC. They will need to earn an associate degree with at least 60 ...

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    21. Elms College School of Nursing Receives $750,000 Grant from Kellogg Foundation

      Elms College School of Nursing Receives $750,000 Grant from Kellogg Foundation

      The School of Nursing at Elms College has received a $750,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to improve health outcomes in Haiti through nursing faculty development beginning in summer 2019. In Haiti — where infant mortality rates are the highest in the Americas, and life expectancy is the lowest — most healthcare is provided by nurses, so educating nurses for the future workforce is critical to the health of the Haitian population. Skill development for student nurses depends on competent and well-trained faculty, but nursing faculty in Haiti are reportedly unprepared for clinical teaching and need enhanced teaching.

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