1. Articles in category: Education

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    1. 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

    2. 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

    3. Bay Path to Present ‘Work-life Balance for Women in STEM
’ - BusinessWest

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      Bay Path to Present ‘Work-life Balance for Women in STEM
’ - BusinessWest

      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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    4. 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

    5. 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

    6. Federal Grant Will Help STCC Students Achieve STEM Degrees

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      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

    7. 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

    8. 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

    9. 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

    10. 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

    11. 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

    12. 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

    13. Casino CORI Information Session for CBOs

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      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

    14. Chinese Business Executives to Visit Western New England University

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      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

    15. 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

    16. 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

    17. 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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    18. 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

    19. Springfield College learning commons is 21st century library | masslive.com

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      Springfield College learning commons is 21st century library | masslive.com

      Springfield College kicked off its homecoming weekend festivities Friday afternoon with a ceremonial groundbreaking for its $19 million learning commons project. The learning commons is a complete rehabilitation of Springfield College's Babson Library, a 57,000-square-foot building that opened in 1972, according to the college. The new building will include a 6,000-square-foot reading room with 24-hour access for students, 1,200 square feet of adaptable work space for group projects, classes, presentations and brainstorming sessions, a research consultation area, cafe and a 5,300-square-foot academic success center

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    20. Elms, WNEU College of Pharmacy
 Forge Admissions Partnership - BusinessWest

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      A new linkage agreement between Elms College and Western New England College of Pharmacy will make it easier for Elms students to forge a career in pharmacy.  Elms College’s Janet Williams, professor of Biology, and WNE College of Pharmacy’s Evan Robinson, dean and associate provost for Academic Affairs, formalized the link between the two colleges by signing the agreement on the Elms campus. Going forward, qualified Elms students will be guaranteed admission interviews for WNE College of Pharmacy.

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      Mentions:   Western New England University   Springfield   Chicopee

    21. Elms College to Offer Graduate Education in Financial Planning

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      Elms College to Offer Graduate Education in Financial Planning

      The College of Our Lady of the Elms has registered with Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. (CFP Board) to provide new financial-planning education in both master’s and graduate certificate programs. Thanks to this new partnership, Elms College now offers an MBA degree with a concentration in certified financial planning, an master of science degree in accounting and financial planning, and a graduate certificate in financial planning. These offerings are all CFP Board registered. “We are enthusiastic and proud to represent these new educational opportunities at Elms College,” said Amanda Garcia, director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership ...

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      Mentions:   Chicopee   Elms College

    22. UMass microbiologist awarded $2.5 million grants to study how soil microbes contribute to...

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      UMass microbiologist awarded $2.5 million grants to study how soil microbes contribute to...

      A microbiologist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has been awarded $2.5 million in the form of two grants from the U.S. Department of Energy that will go towards researching how soil microbes contribute to global warming. Kristen DeAngelis will lead a team of other researchers to investigate how soil--which is the largest repository for carbon in the natural world--may disperse carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, thus feeding global warming. "Our results could lead to new ideas for curbing the effects of climate change, and one of the implications of this research could be remediating soil to improve ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    23. FBI seeks 2,000 college grads; Boston Division will recruit at Westfield State University

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      FBI seeks 2,000 college grads; Boston Division will recruit at Westfield State University

      If you have aspirations making it to Quantico — not the show — then you should probably make your way to Westfield State University on Wednesday. The FBI is looking to fill hundreds of spots and wants to recruit college graduates nationwide interested in exploring what the agency has to offer. The agency's Boston Division will be at the College Career Centers of Western Massachusetts Career Fair at Westfield State from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Representatives will provide information on the different career options offered at the agency

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      Mentions:   Westfield State University   Westfield

    24. Westfield State University to host annual Career Fair

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      Westfield State University to host annual Career Fair

      Westfield State University will host its annual College Career Centers of Western Massachusetts Government, Criminal Justice and Non-profit Career Fair Oct. 12 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. in the Woodward Center. More than 85 federal, state and local law enforcement and non-profit agencies will be on hand to discuss and review career and employment information.

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      Mentions:   Westfield State University   Westfield

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