Dr. Gena Glickman to Lead Massasoit as 6th President

Glickman_WhiteSuit_Formal_2015.jpgThe Massasoit Community College Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Dr. Gena Glickman has been approved by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education to serve as the college’s sixth president. Her presidency will begin on July 30.

Most recently the President of Manchester Community College in Manchester, Connecticut, Dr. Glickman served in that role for nearly ten years. She was chosen to lead Massasoit from a competitive pool of candidates; the vote to recommend her was taken on April 25 before a meeting of the Board of Trustees, and followed an extensive public interview process.

“On behalf of the Massasoit Board of Trustees, I am pleased to welcome Dr. Glickman to Massasoit,” said Robert Harnais, chair of the Board of Trustees at Massasoit. “We believe that Dr. Glickman is the right choice to lead the institution, and we look forward to working with her.”

Prior to assuming the presidency at Manchester in 2008, Dr. Glickman was the Vice President for Teaching, Learning, and Student Development at Elgin Community College in Illinois. Dr. Glickman also served as the Associate Provost and Assistant Provost at the University of Baltimore; Dean of the College at the Maryland College of Art and Design; Executive Director for Curriculum Development and Evaluation at Harford Community College; Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs at Baltimore City Community College; Assistant Dean at the University of Baltimore Law School; and as a tenured faculty member at Essex Community College (now a campus of the Community College of Baltimore County).

Dr. Glickman holds a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Education, and a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Dr. Glickman will be the first female president of Massasoit Community College, and will succeed Dr. Charles Wall who served as President of Massasoit for 16 years. William Mitchell, Vice President for Administration/Chief Financial Officer, has led the college as Interim President since September 1, 2017 while the nationwide search for a permanent president was underway.

To read an interview with Dr. Glickman, please click here.

Massasoit Graduates 903 in 51st Commencement Ceremony

On Friday, June 1, Massasoit Community College graduated 903 students in its 51st commencement ceremony. Congratulations to the class of 2018!

To see the video of commencement, please follow this link.


ABINGTON: Jennie Brown, Katie Brooks, Abigail Budwey, Thomas Campbell, Mitchell Connors, Sarah Dano, Meghan Donaher, David Doyle, Stephen Foster, Derrick Hall, Megan Hickey, Haley Jacobson, Stephen Leonard, Samantha Lofgren, Bryan Macaluso, Christopher Malone, Kayley McKenney, Alex Moon, Danielle Moynihan, Teala Muir, Jessica Oriola, Kellie Pickering, Brian Richards, Rachel Santoro, Stephanie White

AVON: Lisa Buckley, Christina Files, Joanna Gomes, Liam Hurson, Daniel Jean-Baptiste, Ekaterene Valsamis, Briana Witherspoon

BERKLEY: Jami Hicks, Tyler Knight, Sophanya Penh

BRIDGEWATER: Harris Bajwa, Samantha Bardasz, Shannon Burke, Bajia Butler, Jazmin Cartagena, Shaun Charland, Kevin Coughlin, Melany de Pina, Bradley DeFlaminis, Joseph Degrace, Charlene Dessaps, Kristen Felton, Heather Finni, Brianna Freda, Amanda Gauthier, Megan Gleason, Carly Kean, Elizabeth Killea, James Lawrence, John Lynch, Ryan Malone, Kristen Mangano, Zachary McDermott, Emily Micciantuono, James Micciantuono, Jacqueline Murphy, Marisol Ocasio, Jessica Pedraza, Patricia Romero, Evan Shaw, Natalie Shunstrom, Valerie Sikora, Shylaa Silva, Matthew Simon, Elizabeth Stiles, Patricia Vernon, Thomas Viera, Daniel Whitaker, Ansy Zephir

BROCKTON: Brianna Adams, Francelina Afonseca, Andy Alerte, Marie Alexandre, Michailoff Alexis, Kelly Alves, Nadia Alves, Elisandra Alves, Silas Amado, Dexter Ambroise, Jessica Anderson, Jamal Andrade, Manuel Andrade, Yanick Andrade, Emmanuella Andre, Medjeen Anglade, Ivana Anuforo, Naldine Augustin, Paul Austin, Samira Avinger, Elizabeth Baez-Pais, Nelisa Barros, Christine Barry, Eloise Bernard, Nazli Beyaztas, Christophe Blot, Nadege Bodkin, Kimberly Boylan, Eliane Brandao, Taylor Bridges, Crystal Brown, Kevin Burgos, Kristin Castle, Tatiana Centeio, Shante Chandler, Guyvinst Charles, Nanncie Charles, Lydie Cherilus, Paulina Chua, Brett Chubbuck, Cheyanne Connolly, Daniel Copeland, Davide Correia, Iva Correia, Shanteria Crawford, Ariana Cruz, Benjamin Cumberbatch, Karen Curran, Erica DaRosa, Sonia DaSilva, Manuel Dasilveira, Zhana Davis, Emanuel De Pina, Dylan Delisme, Marie Demetrius, Kevin DePina, Bryanna DeRocha, Meagan DeRocha, Tony Diaz, Isabella DiBona, Alexis Eartbawey, Gabrielle Ericson, Phatania Exume, Lison Fernandes, Jailson Fernandes, Melissa Ferrante, Denise Ferreira, Berhley Figareau, Gledson Figueiredo, Johanna FilsAime, Margaret Flaherty, Keila Fontes, Kennon Foster, David Fraielli, Gamaliel Frejuste, Kelli Gallagher, Saviana Galvao, Caleigh Gaynor, Lynn Georgakopoulos, Francky Germain, Lillian Giathi, Kayla Goldsberry, Telma Gomes, Stephanie Gomes, Lisa Goncalves, Gilberto Goncalves, Valdo Goncalves-Alfama, Carmen Gonzalez, Dewayne Hammonds, Mishelle Hebshie, Shanice Henderson, Theresa Henshaw, Katie Hunt, Irismae Janey, Shawn Jenkins, Sierra Johnson, Sheena Jones, Diana Julien, Eugenie Kavanagh, Krystal-Gayle Kelly, Angel Kendrick, Kaylee Khang, Amanda Koslowsky, James Ladd, Tiffani Lang, Denbrook Langham, Marieyolette Lecorps, Andrea Lepore, Alvin Lewis, XunXing Li, Vanessa Lindo, Joseph Lolar, Andreia Lopes, Daniela Lopes, Ashley Lopes, Silvia Lopes, Juancarlos Lopez, Jocy Louis, Richarldine Lubin, Janine Maccini, Maryellen Maher, Michel Maraney, Joan Mbuthia, Nicole McCaffrey, Lori McGahan, Styrone Mcpherson, Jayda McRae, Jeffrey Medina, Sindy Mejia, Deborah Mendes, Geraldy Mentor, Marie Metayer, Guyard Michel, Dorothy Miller, Jose Miranda, Shanice Moorer, Marclyn Morice, Cameron Morris, Kimberly Morse, Maxwell Moukit, Natasia Moy, Junette Musac, Cynthia Muthoni, Grace Ndungu, Nda Nnoli, Yvain Normil, Mira Nunes
Bryanna Obrien, Maria Olowu, Funmilayo Onakpoma, Cynthia Oyatta, Jessica Palaza, Andre Paraison, Syndie Paul, Sydney Paz, Dulce Pereira, Erick Pericles, Kimberly Peterson, Kenny Pierre, Lucarme PierreLouis, Licinia Pires, Melanie Pires-Gonsalves, Wanessa Polo, Nicholas Porter, Fed-Djanie Poupard, Lorillard Prou, Michelle Ramirez, Nicole Rapczinski, Miza Ribeiro, Nuno Ribeiro, Diandra Richardson, Schona Riley, Silvia Rocha, Josue Rodene, Emily Rodrigues, Alexandrea Rodriguez, Dionisia Rosa, Rebecca Rose, Ronda Rowe, M’Kenzi Ryan, Yhuulvens SaintCyr, Raymonde Samy, Dominique Sanderson, Derek Scully, Carla Semedo, Isabella Sheridan, Nicolas Silva, Selena Silveira, Diarry Sissokho, Henry St. Germain, Maranda St. Martin, Aaron Stande, Kali Stewart, Ashley Sullivan, Erin Sullivan, Rhonda Swartz, Marie Sylvestre, Saberna Sypable, Chelsea Tatro, Derek Terrell, Carmira Tessier, James Tetreault, Johanne Theodat, Daphnee Theodore, Sadie Thevenin, Michael Tidd, Michael Tidd, Mary Titus, Ruben Toumeni Kwemou, Bampengesha Tshitenge, Michael Tyson, Godfrey Ugbo, Dean Vacca, Brianna Van, Alice Veiga, Latoya Washington, Thomas White, Maria Williams, Renee Wilson, Alma Woodberry

CARVER: Justin Cooney, Erica Crosby, Ashley Ferguson, Linda Hurley, Aidan Ryan, Abigail Simmons

EAST BRIDGEWATER: Lori Alden, Kyle Bersani, Nicole Berthold, Courtney Biggins, Derreck Card, Kelsea Cronin, Jack Curran, Scott Damon, Stephanie DeCarvalho, Matthew DeJesus, Kayla Feeney, Haley Gay, Gershom Grossman, Paula Harris, Nicole Hover, Courtney Kemp, Kyle Lincoln, Lindsay Ludwig, Gregory MacPhelemy, Laurie McDermott, Kylee Miller, Michelle Moquin, Krysten Norrman, James Rota, Amanda Steen, Nancy Steen, Matthew Vo, Brendan Ward

EASTON: Josh Briggs, Adam DeChellis, Courtney Jones, Kaitlyn McMakin, Haley Richardson, Josephine Atwood, James Hurley, Patrick McEntee, Patrick McGovern, Hardik Patel, Angela Rosa, Joseph Sullivan

HALIFAX: Emily Bethune, Erin Govoni, Kelly Howie, Jayme Lownsdale, Ashley Pulsinelli, Nicole Seeley

HANOVER: Scott Anderson, Edward Bedoya, Christina Conroy, Kyle Garvey, Christian Geronaitis, Edward Geswell, John Lebedew, Matthew Nelson, Gerard Sepeck, Kathryn Smith, Alexander Snyder, Brian Stewart

HANSON: Michael Aspessi, Alix Baglio, Jack Bannon, Nicole Dacey, Kerrie Hayes, Elizabeth Hyslip, Nadine Lauture Saint-Louis, Carly Richardi, Shauna Shangold, Kelly Woolf

HOLBROOK: Anthony Antonellis, Pamela Falcon, Moses Fon, Kristen Green, Gina Guarino, Amy Kapson, Brianna Smiley, Garrett Sullivan, Patrick Tyner

KINGSTON: Donna Bolton, Tristen Brown, Nancy Cole, Shelby Crosby, Kendra Doyle, Mathew McAdams, Brianna Menton, Kayla Redican, Shelby Ross, Evan Whelan
LAKEVILLE: Adam Blowers, Joseph Boomer, Kayla DeBenedictis, David Debest, Samuel Finney, Amber Sabalewski, Alexandra Wright

MIDDLEBORO: Shannon Angus, Abigail Aranjo, Charbel Awad, Andrew Barnes, Jaclyn Bell, Gabrielle Boutin, Meaghan Buckley, Jessica Coleman, Kimberly Constantine, Tyler Geary, Earl Geden, Earl Geden, Earl Geden, Julie Grant-Kynett, Krystal Joyce, Kevin Klemme, Jessica Ladd, Kevin Leech, Brittany Leonard, Billy Lieb, Stephanie Maloney, Andrew Mandel, Thomas Mason, Wayne Montrond, Charmi Patel, Mikayla Provenzano, Kohl Rosenfield, Nicholas Schlack, Samantha Shirkey, Elyse Smith, Nathaniel Storrer, Hannah Teceno, Evan Wentworth

NORTON: Nadia Boulahtouf, Megan Ferretti, Alexis Murphy

PEMBROKE: Charles Albert, Anthony Amatucci, Grant Baxter, Allison Caputo, John DeRusha, Kyle Dwyer, Adam Goldstein, Andrea Gorman, James Hartigan, Paige Parrella, Danielle Smolinsky, Colby Snow, Brian Swart

PLYMOUTH: Brian Cox, Sean Dowling, Gayle Drummond, David Duquette, Smerling Duran de los Santos, Alix Enegess, Lauren Goldie, Kristianna Knisley, Ann McLaughlin, Erin O’Brien, Christopher Pierce, Ryan Racicot, Matthew Varney, Michaela Watson
PLYMPTON: Oriana Burnet, Gabrielle Giglio, Wyatt Sullivan

RANDOLPH: Martine Beauharnais, Shawn Burke, Ralph Contois, Briana Cooper, Adam Cytrynowski, Margaret Daly, Natasha Davis, Lovely Exil, Danielle Francillon, Lanette Francis, Andrea Garcia, Jordanny Gay, Ezequiel Gomez, Joy Hardesty, Rachael Jean-Marie, Rebecca Kuehler, Marzena Leciejewska, Charmaine Miller, Jennifer Moore, Pamela Murphy, Winnie Nakabugo, Knyle Nathan, Rose Ndungu, Binjal Patel, Floyd Phan, Carolina Quintanilla, Robert Scott, Rosa Tavarez, Che Thompson, Ronald Valery, Angel Vincent, Zachary Ward, Leslie Ward, Nicole Wheatley, Kori Williams, Sabrina Williams, Sherrie Wray, Emily Yankauskas

RAYNHAM: Garvin Benoit, Nicolle Donahue, Alexander Jorgensen, Jenna McCarthy, Sony Saint-Hubert, Conor Yannone, Matthew Young

ROCKLAND: Jasmine Adams, Gino Affannato, Sarah Auriemma, Joseph Concannon, Stephanie Cruz, Blaise Daly, Corett Espinal, Abigail Gascoyne, Tamara Gibson, Stephen Goggin, Christine Guglielmo, Digna Hernandez, Kylie Lunt, Chris Macone, Madalyn Maloney, Lisa Martel, Carrie Murphy, Lisa Rayberg, Samantha Richards, Sindie SaintEloi, Michael Schofield, Kyle Snow, Collin Toohey, Nicolas Turenchalk, Stephanie Young

STOUGHTON: Kara Arico, Nicolas Armas, Bianca Batte, Nicholas Bertram, Sandra Birchmore, Jasmin Brown, Trina Burris, Bryan Cleary, Ashley Cook, Russell Cummins, Andrea Freitas, Russell Goldenberg, LaToya Guzman, David Hickman, Christopher Hickman, Marlie Jean-Baptiste, Brian Kavanagh, Djenica Lima, David Mackness, Neil MacNeil, Angelina Madden, Gina Maltby, Allison McEachern, Kevin McQuade, Peter Nakhili, Staelle Pierre, Shaun Powers, Emily Quattrucci, Ashley Rego, Grace Rodrigues, Deonne Sousa, Kathleen Valiente, Keith Vitiello, Karlie Williams

TAUNTON: Shelby Andrade, Cassandra Braga, Christine Brooks, Stacy Handley, Lanasha Paul, Allison Sherman, Chyanna Abdou, Leonilde Alfama, Leonilde Alfama, Cassie Boiros, Kianna Chaves, Mathieu Clifford, Agostinho Correia, Mackenzie Davis, Matthew DeGrasse, Branden Dion, Isabella Drew, Colleen Eccles, Anthony Fanning, Alyssa Ferreira, Kimberly Gately, Erin Gay, Frank Green-Bradley, Stephen Hatchfield, Mary Knapp, Ursula Lopes, Rubenza Marcellus, Renee Marcos, Brendan McDonough, Arianna Mello, Connor O’Neal, Ana Parreira, Diana Rivera, Callie Robinson, Jean Snow-Haskell, John Steffes, Destiny Tavares, Apryl Taylor

WAREHAM: Jennifer Capozzi, Edward McKenzie, Alyssa Morse, Lexus Robinson, Deanna Roux, Eric Souza, Kelli Tokarz

WEST BRIDGEWATER: Jad Aboujaoudi, Brittany Gardner, Amelia Gatt, Lauren Gray

WHITMAN: Michael Adams, Michael Bach, Stephanie Baker, Ann Marie Barradas, Samantha Boure, Dean Chandler, Natalie Correia, Heather Cunningham, Heather Cunningham, Nicholas DeCouto, Jonathan DeGirolamo, Kristen Donnelly, Cameron Farrell, Colleen Feeney, Katie Getschal, Jessica Harris, Danielle Jerrier, Benjamin Joyce, James Kelcourse, Brendan Kerens, Michael Kinsherf, Renee Lamoureux, Joshua Long, Jaclyn Mafera, Ryan Nolan, George Oakes, Austin Schofield, Christopher Simonelli, Samantha Vincent, Giana Vittoriso, Denise Walls

Honors Convocation Recognizes Outstanding Massasoit Students

On May 30, 2018, Massasoit honored its outstanding students at the annual Honors Convocation.

The 2018 honorees are listed below. To view the video from Honors Convocation, please follow this link.

29 Who Shine Award
Elizabeth Apiche

Bridgewater State University Merit Transfer Scholarship
 Emanuel De Pina

Altrusa International Club of Plymouth County
Catherine Murphy

Architectural Faculty Award
Thomas J. White
Christopher Robinson

Ed Fahey Memorial Award
Michael Laracy
Kenneth Carlin

Bernie Feitleberg Radio Students of the Year
Gregory Abbott
Ryan Reynolds

Kim Gomes Television Student of the Year
Mishelle Hebshie

Bridgewater State University Transfer Transitions Scholarship
Jacqueline Murphy
Kellie Pickering
Matthew Simon
Kathleen Valiente

Commonwealth Honors Scholars
Scott Buresh, Crystal Camp, Lucas Choute, Gaeyelle Desimeau, Ryan Fayan, Gledson Figueiredo, Michael Gauthier, Nicholas Gilbertson, Nicole Hover, Timothy Jenkins, Cody Jones, Alexander Kesaris, Caroline McKeown, Michael Moses, Hal Parskey, Schona Riley, Isabelle Ruesch, Cheryl Tappa, Jonathan Valles, and June Waweru

Green Key Society
Crystal Camp
Michael Courtright
Scott Damon
Gaeyelle Desimeau
Brian Richards
Lanya Watson

Dawn Butler Memorial Scholarship
Patricia Harris

Debbie Pincolini Baroni Memorial Scholarship
Nicholas Champagne

Howard J. Schwendler Memorial Scholarship
Zachary Ward

Massasoit Community College Culinary Scholarship
Melissa Fuertes

Faculty Scholar Award
Haydn Ady
Elizabeth Apiche
Paula Harris
Shannon Reavey
Austin Schofield

Firefighter Bruce A. Carrico, Sr. Memorial Scholarship
Michelle Ingemi
 
Germaine Y. Lanzikos Scholarship
Christine Guglielmo

Henry Lee Scholarship
Esther Mwangi

Jerald S. Savage Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Christine Guglielmo
Esther Mwangi

Latch Recognition Award
Elizabeth Apiche
Eric Ramon Perez
Lexie Rosario

Teresa Smith Memorial Award
Dewayne Hammonds

Lois A. Martin Community College Mathematics Award
Austin Schofield
John Lynch
Michael Veno
Andrew Vincent
Nhi Vu

Mary E. Baker Memorial Scholarship
Styrone Mcpherson

Massasoit Community College Alumni Association Scholarship
Julia Molnar

Outstanding Student Senator Award
Gaeyelle Desimeau
Richarldine Lubin

Patricia A. Getch Memorial Award
Crystal Camp

President’s Award
Alexandra Santos
Charles Swann

Student Athlete Award
Julia Molnar
Flavio Rosario

Roger E. Shea, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Julia Molnar

Rosemary Rice Theater Award
Patrick Doyle
Ariel Wigfall

Sarro Family Scholarship
Julia Molnar
Jacqueline Murphy
Briany Rojas
Jacqueline Turner
 
Annual Arts Festival Merit Scholarship
Shannon Reavey

Visual Arts Faculty Award
Megan Ferretti

TRIO Student Support Services Presidential Scholarship
Nicole Hover
Kellie Pickering
Mackinley St. Louis

University of Massachusetts, Boston Foster Furcolo Transfer Scholarship
Austin Schofield

 

Elizabeth Apiche Receives 29 Who Shine Award from Department of Higher Education

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On Friday, May 4, the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education honored 29 outstanding students from the Commonwealth’s public colleges and universities, honoring one graduate from each community college, state university, and University of Massachusetts campus. Massasoit Community College’s winner is Elizabeth Apiche of Foxboro.

Born and raised in Kenya, Elizabeth enrolled at Massasoit in the fall of 2016 as a science student on a transfer pathway. She has has excelled in her classes, maintaining a 3.95 GPA while taking five, six, or even seven classes per semester. She is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and tutors for both the Academic Resource Center in writing and the Latch Academic Support Program in mathematics. She is also a member of the intensive STEM Internship Program. This fall, Elizabeth has been accepted and plans to attend Smith College. Her goal is to ultimately earn a doctorate and work as a chemist.

“Elizabeth is an impressive woman and has truly excelled in her time here at Massasoit,” said William Mitchell, interim president of Massasoit Community College. “We are proud to see Elizabeth honored for her hard work and academic excellence, and wish her well at Smith.”

As part of the ceremony, students are asked to name a faculty or staff mentor who has contributed to their success. Elizabeth chose to honor Maria Monteiro, an academic counselor in the Latch program. “Coming from Kenya, not knowing what to expect was challenging. Maria mentored me in my academic pursuits as well as helping me to become involved on campus,” said Elizabeth. “She saw something in me that I did not see in myself: a gifted student with brains and the ability to serve the campus community.”

Four Massasoit Phi Theta Kappa Scholars Honored at State House Ceremony

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On April 18, the Massachusetts Community Colleges Executive Office (MCCEO) hosted a ceremony at the Massachusetts State House to honor 34 of the highest academic achievers of the community college system. Student awardees, surrounded by family, college presidents, elected officials, and mentors, were presented with medallions and certificates for being named to Phi Theta Kappa’s All-Massachusetts Academic Team. Every year, MCCEO hosts this event at the State House in Boston to showcase the bestand brightest of the 15-college system. The event is co-sponsored by the Phi Theta Kappa international honor society and the Coca-Cola Foundation.

“This event highlights the commitment of community colleges to access, opportunity, and excellence,” said Gretchen Manning, Deputy Executive Officer of MCCEO. “These students have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in programs ranging from healthcare, to public service, to business administration and entrepreneurship, to education and much, much more. Many have already transferred to continue their education and they will all continue to be outstanding leaders in their communities and chosen professions. We’re so proud of them for what they have achieved and what they will continue to accomplish.”

In addition to membership on the All-Massachusetts Academic Team, two students earned additional recognition through scholarships from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and the All-USA Academic Team. Andrea Merrill from Middlesex Community College was this year’s New Century Workforce Scholar. She will receive a $1,250 scholarship for this honor. Quinsigamond Community College student Kyle Mondino was this year’s New Century Scholar. As the top-scoring community college student in the Commonwealth, he was awarded a $2,000 scholarship from the Coca-Cola Foundation. Finally, Mr. Mondino was also recognized for his academic achievement and service to the campus community as an All-USA Top 20 Scholar. He is one of just twenty students from across the country that is a member of this select group; he will also receive a $5,000 scholarship for this accomplishment.

The 2018 Phi Theta Kappa All-Massachusetts Academic Team members from Massasoit are:

  • Massasoit Community College students Allison Sherman, Veshal Venkat, Michael Courtright, and Cynthia Muthoni

Team members from the other community colleges are as follows:

  • Berkshire Community College students Iolani DeRis and Bridget Wnukowski;
  • Bristol Community College students Shiv Thakur and Paul Vermette II;
  • Bunker Hill Community College students Susan Benitez and Mussie Demisse;
  • Cape Cod Community College students Ethan Anderson and Emma Comp;
  • Greenfield Community College students Alan Fish and Alejo Zacarias;
  • Holyoke Community College students Nicolette Cimino and Dorian Kos;
  • MassBay Community College students Dante Small, Nicoletta Agostino, and Marina Offenstine;
  • Middlesex Community College students Andrea Merrill, Anthony Wathuo, Andrea Miles, and Amy Miller;
  • Mt. Wachusett Community College students Lisa Ferrara-Caron and Jacob VanHillo;
  • North Shore Community College students Robert Cook and Egbert Sayers;
  • Northern Essex Community College students James Kerr and William Rollins;
  • Quinsigamond Community College students Kyle Mondino and Maia Shalev;
  • Roxbury Community College students Gabriel Gbidye and Natalie Grillo-Noyes; and
  • Springfield Technical Community College student Katelyn Holmes.

 

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is the international honor society of two-year colleges. PTK has recognized and encouraged scholarship among community college students for 99 years while promoting the academic integrity of the associate degree program. Students with grade point averages of 3.5 or higher are invited to join Phi Theta Kappa.

The Massachusetts Community Colleges Executive Office (MCCEO) works on behalf of presidents and trustees of the fifteen community colleges in Massachusetts, currently representing more than 176,000 students in every region of the Commonwealth.

Ribbon Cutting for Engineering Lab Features Visit from Lt. Governor Karyn Polito

Massasoit Community College welcomed Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito on Friday, April 13 for a ribbon cutting of the college’s new state-of-the art engineering lab on the Canton campus. While on campus, the Lt. Governor also toured the clinical instruction space that supports the school’s veterinary technology degree program. Both instructional sites were funded in part by generous Capital Skills Workforce Grant funds from the Baker-Polito administration. The engineering lab received $496,00 in March of 2017; the vet tech lab received $442,517 in September of 2016.

“I am proud of the work the students and faculty have been doing here at Massasoit Community College,” said Lt. Governor Karyn Polito. “The Workforce Skills Capital Grant program is an initiative designed to assist educational institutions like Massasoit that are training our workforce and the students who stand to benefit from enhanced skills and career paths.”

The engineering lab, which supports the college’s four transfer tracks in civil, mechanical, electrical, and chemical engineering, features five tensile testers, impact and hardness testers, a muffle furnace for heat treatment of materials, polisher and grinder units, and two metrological microscopes. The college is developing a range of articulation agreements at four-year institutions that will allow students to transfer seamlessly to a bachelor’s degree program.

“At Massasoit, we are preparing all of our students for great things. Our engineering and vet tech programs are arming our students with the education and skills necessary to take their next steps and be successful in their careers,” said Massasoit Community College Interim President William Mitchell. “As an institution, we are grateful to the Baker-Polito administration for their support.”

The vet tech facilities at Massasoit include clinical instruction space, a surgical suite, a digital radiology room, and cats and dogs housed on campus, enabling hands-on training of students in all aspects of practical veterinary technician skills, including surgical prep and assistance, imaging, examinations, and animal care. The vet tech program at Massasoit graduated its first class in 2017; 100% of program graduates were employed in their field within six months of graduation.

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Phi Theta Kappa Inducts Spring Class

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One hundred ten Massasoit Community College students are the newest members of the Alpha Kappa Upsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the international honor society of two-year colleges. Students were inducted in a ceremony at the College’s Brockton Canton campus on April 12, 2018.

The purpose of PTK is to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. PTK has been present at Massasoit since the 1980’s and currently has over 2,000 members, including alumni. Students must have earned at least a 3.5 grade point average (GPA) to be eligible for membership, and must maintain at least a 3.25 GPA throughout their studies at Massasoit to remain a member in good standing. Along with strong academic achievement, PTK students regularly engage in civic, community, and charitable activities both on campus and beyond, as well participate in regional and international academic meetings.

Jada Adams
Ayotunde Alaba
Oluwanifemi Alaba
Kinga Auguste
Megan Babcock
Eric Perez Baez
Ryan Baker
Christopher Bazile
Sophia Berthiaume
Gregory Brillant
Angela Brown
Lisa Buckley
Kristin Castle
Matthew Cheverie
Trey Ciano
Kaoussou Cisse
Joanne Constant
Denise Cora
Katelyn Dahlquist
Irlando DaRose
Erinbridget Daylor
Sean Deehan
Tanner Demaggio
Christina DePina
Emanuel Depina
Juliana DiRamio
Liam Doherty
Paul Doolan
Eugene Ecker
Gardythe Ernest
Hallie Ferguson
Jefferson Francois
Danielle Frost
Nick Gibertson
Elyse Giannelli
Lillian Giathi
Brenden Gillis
Peter Gobel
Dara Gomes
Joanna Gomes
Cindy Gray
Christian Hood
Weihua Huang
Marven Jean Jacques
David Johnson
Erik Johnson
Sheena Jones
Joshua Keady
Laura Keeley
Elizabeth Killea
Tanzilya Kim
Joshua Litterio
Zachary Lorenz
Erin Louis
Rixca Madhere
Tyara Martin
Maria De La Fuente Martinez
Diane Mastrangelo
Katherine Matthews
Sarah McLaughlin
Elizabeth McCluskey
Jessica Medeiros
Chelsea Merritt
Emily Micciantuono
Camilla Miquelina
Julia Molnar
Damien Murray
Keira Murray
Kimberly Nevins
Minhan Nguyen
Hugo Ochoa
Molly O’Donnell
William O’Donnell
Mollie O’Keefe
Thomas Oliviere
Christopher Paine
Ashley Palaza
Gianna Papadopoulos
Natalee Paredes
Kathleen Parker
Paige Parrella
Sophia Paul
Rachel Patten
Nichole Porter
Timothy Powell
Walter Randolph
Shakuntala Rekha
Mary Richmond
Isaac Rosaro
Aaron Schuck
Caitlin Shannon
Courtney Smith
Maranda St. Martin
Shawanda Steed
Charles Swann
Andrew Sylvia
Rosa Tavarez
Krista Thayer
Christopher Thompson
Top Tierney
Wendy Tran
Lynsey Volz
Suchai Vonsvirates
Beatrice Wakahia
Melissa Walsh
Nathan Wheeler
Robert Whittington
Olivia Williams
April Wilson
Amelia Wool

Massasoit Offers Review of Vet Tech Transfer Credits for Mount Ida Students

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Students who were studying to earn a degree in Veterinary Technology at Mount Ida College are invited to have their credentials reviewed for admission to the Massasoit Community College Vet Tech program.

An AVMA-CVTEA accredited program, the Vet Tech program at Massasoit offers Mount Ida students a close-to-home, affordable option for completing their associate degree following the school’s merger with UMass. Massasoit’s program, located on the school’s Canton Campus, is designed to prepare students to enter the workforce as veterinary technicians.

The brand new,  fully equipped Vet Tech facilities at Massasoit include clinical instruction space, a surgical suite, a digital radiology room, and  cats and dogs housed on campus, enabling hands-on training of students in all aspects of practical veterinary technician skills, including surgical prep and assistance, imaging, examinations, and animal care.

“We are proud of our Vet Tech program at Massasoit, and we are certain that we are able to meet the needs of Mount Ida students who are in need of a place to complete their associate degree,” said Doug Brown, dean of science and mathematics at Massasoit Community College.

Mount Ida students interested in the Vet Tech program at Massasoit are asked to complete an inquiry form at www.massasoit.edu/vettech.

The Massasoit Community College Veterinary Technology Program aims to prepare students to excel in a career as a veterinary technician in a variety of animal healthcare fields by instilling comprehensive knowledge, technical, and critical thinking skills. Our goal is to provide stimulating and challenging course material along with effective practical experience while inspiring enthusiasm for lifelong learning. We strive to develop compassionate, ethical, and well-rounded professionals.

Massasoit Welcomes Vanessa McNeal in Recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month

On April 18, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Women’s Resource Center hosted documentary film maker Vanessa McNeal in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. 
Filmmaker and sexual assault survivor Vanessa McNeal presented
“Lemons to Lemonade: How do you turn your most difficult moments into
experiences that you are most grateful for?” McNeal is the producer of The Voiceless, a documentary about male victims of sexual assault.
“The purpose of life is to find our gift,” said McNeal, addressing students, faculty, and staff. “The meaning of life is to give that gift to others.”

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