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                                                                                                                                                                                 PAID ADVERTISEMENT

 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
   Reiche, Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts Vice-President for Programs
                                                                                                                           For more information, contact Regina Curtis, at 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
 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

 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
                                                                                    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
          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 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
                                                                                      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!

                                                 Thank You to Our Pacesetter Businesses for Supporting GCC!
                                            Anonymous • Channing Bete Company • Cohn & Co. Real Estate • Greenfield Savings Bank
                                         People's United • The Recorder • Sandri Companies • Small Corp • Toyota and Ford of Greenfield

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