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  • Wayland resident profiled on PBS web series

    December 2012 - Wayland resident profiled on PBS web series

    (WAYLAND - Wicked Local Wayland) Dr. Bruce A. Jackson of Wayland, professor of biotechnology at Massachusetts Bay (MassBay) Community College, was selected by PBS’s NOVA series to be profiled for their “The Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers” web series. It is only the second profile the producers of the series have produced that features a scientist from a community college.


  • Iraq veteran finds second chance at Wellesley's MassBay Community College

    December 2012 - Iraq veteran finds second chance at Wellesley's MassBay Community College

    (West Roxbury -- By Lee V. Gaines) An Iraq War veteran, Kelly Ratcliffe’s dream of one day of becoming a police officer was thwarted by a serious knee injury she suffered during her eight and half years in the military. Now a student at Massachusetts Bay Community College, Ratcliffe has a chance to pursue a new career path.


  • MassBay college focusing on IT job training

    December 2012 - MassBay college focusing on IT job training

    (By Scott O'Connell - MetrowWest Daily News) MassBay has focused its efforts on information technology, or IT, which is projected to be a quick growing field in technology-rich MetroWest, said Jim Stanton, director of the Technology Initiative at Partnerships for a Skilled Workforce in Marlborough. A recent labor market report done by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, for example, found that the IT sector in the metro south/west area saw a 5.8 percent jump in employment from the fourth quarter of 2009 to the fourth quarter of 2010 - a period when many industries were shedding jobs during the recession."This is the technology heartland - 35 percent of all technology jobs in the state are located here," he said, and many can be obtained with just a certificate or associate's degree from a community college.


  • edX and Massachusetts Community Colleges Join in Gates-Funded Educational Initiative

    November 2012 - edX and Massachusetts Community Colleges Join in Gates-Funded Educational Initiative

    First Blended MOOC Course slated for Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) and MassBay Community College CAMBRIDGE, MASS. — EdX, the world’s leading online-learning initiative founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), today announced an innovative blended massive open online course (MOOC) offering at Bunker Hill and MassBay Community Colleges, the first community colleges to work with edX to bring a new teaching model to the classroom. Through this public/private initiative, community colleges will benefit from edX’s platform, connecting students with leading MOOC professors from around the world.


  • Gates Backs MIT Online Course Offering at Community Colleges

    November 2012 - Gates Backs MIT Online Course Offering at Community Colleges

    (By John Lauerman - Bloomberg.com) -  Two Boston-area community colleges will offer an adapted version of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology online course in computer science with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Bunker Hill and MassBay community colleges will list the course -- Introduction to Computer Science and Programming -- beginning early next year, officials from the colleges said today. The course will combine materials from MIT and Harvard University’s EdX online teaching venture with classroom sessions, they said in a statement.


  • Community Colleges to Try Blended Studies

    November 2012 - Community Colleges to Try Blended Studies

    (By Peter Schworm, The Boston Globe) The fast-moving world of online education, where anyone can take classes at a world-famous university, is making a new foray into the community college system, with a personal twist. In a partnership billed as the first of its kind, the online education provider edX plans to announce Monday that it has teamed up with two Massachusetts community colleges to offer computer science classes that will combine virtual and classroom instruction. Beginning next term, Bunker Hill and MassBay community colleges will offer versions of an online MIT course that will be supplemented with on-campus classes. Those classes, to be taught by instructors at the two-year schools, will give students a chance to review the online material and receive personal help.


  • Wayland resident joins board of MassBay Community College

    October 2012 - Wayland resident joins board of MassBay Community College

    WAYLAND —Tom Dretler of Wayland has been appointed to the Board of Trustees at Massachusetts Bay Community College.Dretler is an operating executive with Sterling Partners, an education and health care private equity firm


  • Arlington's Beville serves MassBay

    October 2012 - Arlington's Beville serves MassBay

    (By Monica Jimenez, Wicked Local)  ARLINGTON -- Arlington resident Sylvia L. Beville was recently appointed to the Massachusetts Bay Community College Board of Trustees. She will attend her first meeting Nov. 20 and serve a five-year term. Beville has been executive director of Partnerships for a Skilled Workforce, Inc. since 1996. Her career in workforce development began in adult education programs in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, the San Luis Valley in Colorado, and the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana.


  • MassBay seeks new Framingham site

    October 2012 - MassBay seeks new Framingham site

    (By Jaclyn Reiss, Globe Correspondent) FRAMINGHAM --  Massachusetts Bay Community College  plans to use the $22 million in capital funding it received from the state this month to help it create a new permanent site in downtown Framingham.


  • October 2012 - A new college campus for MetroWest

    (MetroWest Daily News excerpt) Last week’s announcement of $22 million in initial capital funding for a new Framingham campus for MassBay Community College incorporates much of this new thinking. While much planning – including the selection of a site – remain, the project also promises to bring new life to downtown Framingham. The space will allow MassBay to expand its programming in collaboration with MetroWest companies.


  • October 2012 - Colleges look to alumni for funds

    As the state's financial support dwindles, local public colleges are instead turning to a more willing funding source: their alumni.
Both Framingham State University and MassBay Community College are embarking on ambitious new campaigns to bring more private dollars into their coffers to help pay for everything from student scholarships to construction projects. They're also reaching out to graduates to get them more involved.


  • September 2012 - Gov. announces $4 million for community colleges

    (By Scott O'Connell) WELLESLEY — Applauding the state community college systems’ recent steps to become more unified, Gov. Deval Patrick on Wednesday announced a new $4 million round of funding for its 15 schools. MassBay Community College, which hosted Patrick and many other state officials and community college presidents for the announcement, was the biggest beneficiary, with an award of $300,000. The money will help the school improve the first-year experience for new students in an effort to improve retention rates.


  • September 2012 - Joe Kennedy-Candidate for U.S. Congress-Visits MassBay

    MassBay Community College encourages civic engagement among our students, faculty and staff.  On Friday September 14th, MassBay students and members of the Student Government Association learned about a candidate for U.S. Congress when Joe Kennedy III visited campus.  We consider the experience of hosting candidates on campus to be an invaluable exercise for student learning.


  • August 2012 - For many adults, it’s back to school

    MassBay, Framingham State, Babson, Bentley, and other area colleges offer programs to serve adult learners.


  • August 2012 - Colleges see strong interest in high school outreach program

    (The MetroWest Daily News Posted Aug 11, 2012 ) Jeremy Solomon, Associate Vice President for Marketing at MassBay Community College was quoted in The MetroWest Daily News regarding a state funded Dual Enrollment program. The program is entering its fifth year and pays for high school students to take courses at public colleges and universities and has been a success. MassBay Community College has sent a request to the Higher Education Department seeking $70,000 on top of the roughly $30,000 grant it is slated to receive for this upcoming school year, said school spokesman Jeremy Solomon.  Already expecting around 100 high school students, the college thinks there are many more who would benefit from the program. "I don't think there's any question," Solomon said. "Given the cost of higher education nationwide, this is a tremendous opportunity for kids to get a jumpstart." MassBay will be administering placement tests for its program at area high schools in the coming weeks.


  • August 2012 - MassBay Students Inducted Into Prestigious National Business Honor Society

    (Wellesley Hills, MA August 3, 2012) – Local residents and MassBay Community College business students were recently initiated into the Alpha Beta Gamma® (ABG) Business Honor Society. Alpha Beta Gamma is an international business honor society that recognizes and encourages scholarship among students in business programs at two-year institutions of higher education.


  • July 2012 - You Can Get Good Jobs Without 4-Year Degrees

    MassBay Community College President John O’Donnell, Professor Bill O’Brien and his marketing class, the MassBay Radiologic Technology Program (Rad Tech) facility in Framingham, and current MassBay Rad Tech students are featured in the WCVB.com video and report.


  • July 2012 - Local Colleges Exploring Potential of Tablet Computers

    Lynn Hunter, Dean of eLearning at MassBay Community College is prominently featured in The MetroWest Daily News article: Local Colleges Exploring Potential of Tablet Computers.


  • July 2012 - Group Tackles Challenges of Reaching Young Veterans

    MassBay Community College's Veteran Student Group is mentioned in this MetroWest Daily News article.


  • May 2012 - Wellesley's MassBay Student Named Goldwater Scholar

    Wellesley — Kenny Moreno, a MassBay Community College senior studying Biotechnology, has been awarded the Barry M. Goldwater scholarship, which recognizes students for their outstanding work and future careers in mathematics, engineering, and science.


  • May 2012 - Natick's Richards among the ’29 Who Shine’

    Gov. Deval Patrick honored Natickresident Matthew Richards at the annual “29 Who Shine” Awards at the StateHouse on Thursday, May 10.


  • May 2012 - General Motors Donates A 2011 CTS Cadillac To MassBay Community College.

    General Motors Company donated a 2011 CTS fully loaded Cadillac to MassBay Community College for the school’s GM Automotive Service Educational Program.


  • MassBay chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success inducts new members.

    May 2012 - MassBay chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success inducts new members.

    The Induction Ceremony for the National Society of Leadership and Success took place on our Wellesley Campus on Friday, May 18, 2012. View photos from this memorable event.


  • Secretary Reville visits MassBay

    May 2012 - Secretary Reville visits MassBay

    Massachusetts Secretary of Education Paul Reville visited MassBay on Monday May 14th to meet MassBay biotechnology student Kenny Moreno.


  • May 2012 - Disaster strikes MassBay - but it is just a drill

    FRAMINGHAM — A tornado touched down at MassBay Community College’s Flagg Drive campus around 9 a.m. yesterday morning. In the gym, overturned benches, trash and bodies were strewn across the floor, as cries of “help me” reverberated across the room.


  • April 2012 - Wellesley's MassBay expands opportunities for students with disabilities

    Jayme Finstein is working to expand college education opportunities to everyone, even those with intellectual disabilities. Finstein is currently the Learning Disabilities Specialist for the Transitional Scholars program, a pilot program at MassBay Community College in Wellesley. The program offers students ages 18 to 22 with intellectual disabilities the chance to participate in inclusive college courses.


  • April 2012 - MassBay Student Wins Prestigious Scholarship

    A decorated U.S. Marine Corps veteran has become the latest Massachusetts Bay Community College student to bag the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship award. Kenny Moreno of Boston's neighborhood of Hyde Park is among about 300 people nationwide who won this year's Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship in Science and Engineering.


  • March 2012 - Veterans Club Gives Thanks to VFW Post for Donation

    On Friday March 2nd, The MassBay Veterans Club presented a plaque to the Easton VFW Post 2547 Commander Alvin Smart as a token of appreciation for their donation to “The Bunker.” The donation was used to furnish The Bunker, a resource center for veterans located on the ground floor of the Wellesley Hills campus.


  • At MassBay's Wellesley campus, Gov. Deval Patrick speaks about importance of education

    January 2012 - At MassBay's Wellesley campus, Gov. Deval Patrick speaks about importance of education

    At a visit to MassBay Community College in Wellesley, Gov. Deval Patrick spoke with students about the importance of education, and the role community colleges will play in educating the future workforce.


  • How One Student’s Frustration in Finding a Job Turned Into a Green Energy Business

    January 2012 - How One Student’s Frustration in Finding a Job Turned Into a Green Energy Business

    After graduating from Massachusetts Bay Community College, Jonathan Corkum couldn’t find a decent-paying job. So, to solve the problem, he created his own, and began building a business that aligned with both his personal and professional interests.


  • MassBay scientists help discover Alzheimer's indicator

    January 2012 - MassBay scientists help discover Alzheimer's indicator

    Scientists from Massachusetts Bay Community College, the University of Massachusetts-Lowell and Boston University have made a significant discovery related to early detection of Alzheimer's disease.