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GCC Food Pantry Opens Who will be
? the next GCC
Nominations due today
Each spring one Greenfield Community College Alum is honored
with the Distinguished Alumni Award. “We know that GCC changes
the lives of its students forever,” says Regina E. Curtis, ’86, President of
the GCC AlumniAssociation. “But what we also know is that GCC stu-
dents go on to change the lives of their communities, and we’re looking
for those alums now to recognize their achievements.” Please consider
nominating an alum who has:
• Risen to prominence in their profession and;
Pictured, l. to r.: Kit Carpenter, GCC College Affairs Committee; Amy Clarke, Franklin • Contributed to their community in an altruistic and exemplary way
County Community Meals Program Executive Director; Bob Pura, GCC President; Nancy Nomination forms can be found online at www.gcc.mass.edu/alumni.
Reiche, Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts Vice-President for Programs
For more information, contact Regina Curtis, at email@example.com or
The GCC Food Pantry, an official and the UCC Women's Home Mis- To learn more about food
site of the Franklin County Commu- sionary Union. resources in our community, or if
nity Meals, Inc., opened its doors “It is hard to be a successful stu- you are interested in making a dona-
February 24 for food distribution. dent when you are worried about how tion or volunteering time, please
Grant funding for starting this proj- you are going to feed your family. contact Kit Capenter at 413-775-1226
ect has been provided through the This pantry takes important steps or firstname.lastname@example.org.
generosity of the Community Foun- toward preventing hunger in our Please Join Us
dation of Western Massachusetts community”, says President Pura.
In Our Own Voices: GCC Tells Its Story
International & Immigrant Students
Tuesday, March 1, Noon to 1 p.m.
Now Accepting Nominations Main Building – Room N358, North Wing
A panel of international and immigrant students and staff will talk about their
paths to GCC and what their experiences have been like.
Abigail Adams Eliot Award for Outstanding Service Contact: 413- 775-1819 or email@example.com
to Young Children in Franklin County
The Franklin County Collabora- Two awards will be given:
tion for Children and Greenfield •For educators currently working,
Community College are seeking or who have worked, with
nominations for the Abigail Adams young children birth to five
Elliot Awards for Spring 2011. These years of age in an early
awards seek to recognize individu- childhood classroom or family
als working with children ages birth child care setting in Franklin
to five, who have made exemplary County, who have significantly
contributions to these young chil- affected the lives of children,
dren, their families and the field of families, and/or the community.
Early Education and Care in
Franklin County. The awards are •For administrators in the early
Abigail Adams Eliot open to nominations from the pub- childhood field who have made
(1892–1992) lic, and will be judged by a panel of a significant impact on the field High Altitude Mountain Travel:
local citizens and early childhood of early childhood in their work
with staff, parents, families and
Trends & Sustainability in Ecotourism Around the World
professionals. Nominations may be Friday, March 4, 12 Noon-1 p.m.
submitted by parents, early child- the community.
Main Building – Sloan Theater
hood practitioners, or other Presented by Austin Paulson, coordinator of GCC's Outdoor Leadership
community members. The deadline for submission is Program and founder of Peak Expeditions outdoor adventure company.
March 15. These awards will be pre- A veteran of more than 60 international mountaineering expeditions around the
sented on Thursday, April 28, 2011 world with 20 years in the adventure industry, he is regarded as one of the most
at the Annual Early Education and accomplished mountaineering authorities in the Northeastern US. He received
Care Celebration and Seminar. rock and alpine training from the American Mountain Guides Association, is a
level 2 avalanche forecaster, and is trained as an Emergency Medical Technician
For more information, contact
Karen Green, Union #38 CPC Contact 413-775-1126, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Coordinator, at 665-8928.
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY
Dominican Women Breaking Patterns:
No “Sugar Daddy” Needed
GCC CHORUS PERFORMS Tuesday, March 8, 12:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
Main Campus - East Building, Room: E115 - Social Sciences Studio
“Songs of Love and Springtime” Speaker Carmen Cosme’s presentation explores Dominican women as
warriors who break patterns of gender domination in a patriarchal society.
Friday, March 4, 12:15 p.m., More information 413-775-1105 or email@example.com
Main Building – Music Room, S358
GCC Campus Tours
Tuesday, March 8, 9 a.m. and Friday, March 11, 9 a.m.
Main Building, Sloan Theater
RSVP online to reserve your spot firstname.lastname@example.org or (413) 775-1208
Instant Navigating the Transfer Maze:
Scholarships How Parents Can Support their Students
Monday, March 14, 5:30 p.m.
Available! Downtown Center, 270 Main Street
More information 413-775-1819 or email@example.com
Weatherization Installer Need Help Financing Your College Education?
12-week Course Wednesday, March 16, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Franklin County Tech School Main Campus, East Building, Room 137
Financial Aid professionals will help you file all the 2011-2012 financial
March 1 – May 19, 2011 aid paperwork.
More information, call 413-775-1109.
Come relax and enjoy the first performance Contact Alex, Go online now to join the GCC Alumni Association
of the semester ! Everyone is welcome. 413-775-1660 or and sign up for AlumNet, GCC's online community!
firstname.lastname@example.org Visit gcc.mass.edu/alumni
Thank You to Our Pacesetter Businesses for Supporting GCC!
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People's United • The Recorder • Sandri Companies • Small Corp • Toyota and Ford of Greenfield