Education

UMass Online Programs Highly Ranked

Online programs at the University of Massachusetts received high marks again in this year’s Best Online Programs rankings by U.S. News & World Report. Two UMass programs ranked within the top 30 in the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs category, with UMass Amherst at No. 23, and UMass Lowell at No. 29. Amherst and Lowell were…

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Springfield College to Welcome Courts for Kids President Derek Nesland on Jan. 28

Springfield College will welcome Courts for Kids President Derek Nesland to the campus on Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fuller Arts Center. Nesland’s presentation, titled “Who Says There’s No Traveling in Basketball? Community Development Through Court Building Around the Globe,” will highlight the service-to-humanity mission provided by Courts for Kids, a nonprofit…

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Veterinary Assistant Training Program – Springfield Technical Community College

The training prepares students to keep animals healthy, care for them when they are ill, and assist veterinarians in their offices. The veterinary assistant works directly under the supervision of veterinarians and the veterinary technician as they perform procedures, examinations, and treatments.  The veterinary assistant provides basic care for animals, such as feeding and exercising…

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Mary Walachy retires from Davis Foundation after 23 years; praised for early education and literacy initiatives

Mary Walachy, executive director of the Irene E. & George A. Davis Foundation, announced Wednesday that she will retire in June. Walachy has been associated with the foundation, which promotes early education and literacy, for the past 23 years. She will continue to represent the Davis Foundation in its role supporting Educare Springfield, a new…

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GCC, Double Edge Theatre to Grow Performing Arts in Franklin County

This spring, Greenfield Community College (GCC) and Double Edge Theatre will embark on a formal collaboration to grow the role of visual and performing arts within the college and Franklin County. Kicking off with an experimental-performance class taught by Double Edge at GCC next semester, this partnership will evolve into a multi-year endeavor to engage…

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HCC Marks 20th Year of Giving Tree Campaign

Holyoke Community College (HCC) celebrated the 20th anniversary of its annual Giving Tree campaign Thursday, fulfilling the holiday wishes of 375 consumers from four nonprofits that aid and support some of the area’s most at-risk residents. During the campaign’s closing ceremony, HCC students, faculty, and staff gathered with representatives from WestMass Elder Care, Homework House, the…

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STCC Acquires New Simulator

The Springfield Technical Community College surgical technology program has acquired a new simulator that gives students hands-on experience addressing emergencies during birthing procedures. Featuring an open abdomen with access to internal organs filled with artificial blood, the C-Celia Emergency Postpartum Hemorrhage (PPH) Simulator allows training for postpartum and cesarean hysterectomy procedures. Surgical tech students can…

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