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  • MassBay to offer classes at Medway High School

    December 2013 - MassBay to offer classes at Medway High School

    (Milford Daily News— By Zachary Comeau/Daily News staff, Posted Dec 19, 2013)  MEDWAY — Residents in the southern MetroWest area wishing to take night classes to further their education at a community college can now do so on certain weekday nights. MassBay Community College announced Tuesday that for-credit night classes will be offered at Medway High School starting Jan. 21.


  • MassBay to offer more than $100K in scholarships

    November 2013 - MassBay to offer more than $100K in scholarships

    (The MetroWest Daily News, WELLESLEY—By Staff reports, November 21, 2013) – MassBay Community College has announced that more than $100,000 in scholarship money is available for students enrolling in the spring semester, which starts on Jan. 21. New scholarships are available for single parents, students who demonstrate significant academic improvement, and veterans needing support services, according to a press release from the school.  Also, $25,000 has been set aside for emergency grants that provide up to $1,000 to students who are faced with unexpected expenses such as vehicle repairs, a raise in rent, or childcare needs that would cause them to drop out, the release said.


  • MassBay event to honor Marathon bombing victim with $100,000 in donated art

    November 2013 - MassBay event to honor Marathon bombing victim with $100,000 in donated art

    (The Boston Globe/boston.com —By Jaclyn Reiss, November 12, 2013)  – Massachusetts Bay Community College will host an art event this Thursday honoring alumna Krystle Campbell, who died in the Boston Marathon bombing attacks, college officials said. The event will include the exhibiting of 25 works of art, worth $100,000 that have been given to the college in memory of Campbell, a 2005 graduate. The event, titled "An Evening of Art, Artists and Achievement," will be highlighted by a viewing of the original pieces of art recently gifted to the college by 21 artists through the Art Connection, a nonprofit that facilitates art acquisition.


  • Community colleges seeking STEM funds

    November 2013 - Community colleges seeking STEM funds

    (The MetroWest Daily News—By Scott O'Connell/Daily News Staff,  November 11, 2013)  –  Community colleges in the region are cooking up proposals to get a piece of a $4.25 million pie the state is offering as part of a new effort to get more students ready to go into science- and math-based career paths. There's also a chance the state's 15 community colleges could submit a single response to the Department of Higher Education on behalf of the entire system, according to MassBay Community College spokesman Jeremy Solomon. "I'd hesitate to speculate" about how that would work, he said. "But MassBay would definitely be part of it."


  • Mass. public college system enters limelight as private tuitions soar

    November 2013 - Mass. public college system enters limelight as private tuitions soar

    (The Boston Globe/boston.com—By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts |  GLOBE CORRESPONDENT     NOVEMBER 07, 2013)  –   Once overlooked amid the higher education elite of Massachusetts, the state’s public universities and community colleges are stepping into the limelight with increased funding, state-of-the art facilities, honors programs, affordable prices, and higher graduation rates. With the rising cost of a private school education, combined with the public system’s big push to improve its standing locally and nationally, students are flocking to campuses all over the state. Interest and enrollment is up not only at the system’s flagship, University of Massachusetts Amherst, but at institutions like UMass Lowell, Bridgewater State University, and local community colleges.


  • MassBay raises thousands of dollars in honor of Marathon victim Krystle Campbell

    October 2013 - MassBay raises thousands of dollars in honor of Marathon victim Krystle Campbell

    (boston.com—By Jaclyn Reiss, October 2, 2013)  –  Massachusetts Bay Community College raised $6,500 this weekend during the school's 5K benefitting their Krystle Campbell Scholarship Fund, which honors the school's 29-year-old former student who was killed in the Boston Marathon bombing this year. The 5K race snaked through MassBay's Wellesley campus on Sunday to benefit the fund that was started this year in Campbell's honor, which aims to help students in the business field. Campbell graduated from MassBay in 2005 with an associate degree in business administration, according to the school.So far, officials have raised a total of $17,000 for Campbell's scholarship fund. Officials said they expect to offer the scholarship to one student per year.


  • EPA lauds town for 'green power'

    September 2013 - EPA lauds town for 'green power'

    (boston.com—By Jaclyn Reiss, September 28, 2013)  –  Wellesley has been designated a Green Power Community for the second year in a row by the US Environmental Protection Agency , in recognition of its use of renewable energy generated from wind, solar, geothermal, biogas, biomass, and low-impact hydropower sources. Wellesley is among about 50 municipalities nationwide, and the only one in Massachusetts, cited by the EPA this year.


  • MassBay to hold 5k honoring Krystle Campbell on Sept. 29

    September 2013 - MassBay to hold 5k honoring Krystle Campbell on Sept. 29

    (boston.com—By Jaclyn Reiss, Town Correspondent, September 10, 2013) –   Massachusetts Bay Community College officials said today that they will host a 5K walk and run honoring former student and Marathon bombing victim Krystle Campbell later this month. The race, which will wind through MassBay's Wellesley campus, will benefit the Krystle Campbell Scholarship Fund that was started this year in her honor, which aims to help students in the business field. Campbell graduated from MassBay in 2005 with an associate degree in business administration, according to the school.


  • Framingham resident picked for MassBay board

    August 2013 - Framingham resident picked for MassBay board

    (The MetroWest Daily News—By Staff reports, August 19, 2013) WELLESLEY —Framingham resident Emmett G. Price III has been appointed by Gov. Deval Patrick to serve on the MassBay Community College Board of Trustees. Price is known as an expert on topics including African American music, African American culture, Christian worship and hip hop culture.  His most recent work includes writing, lecturing and conducting research on bridging the generational divide.


  • Local community colleges look to prepare casino workforce

    August 2013 - Local community colleges look to prepare casino workforce

    (The MetroWest Daily News—By Lindsay Corcoran/Daily News Staff/The Milford Daily News, August 4, 2013)  –  As developers continue to vie for three state casino licenses, community and private colleges across the state are preparing to educate a workforce to fill the nearly 10,000 jobs this new industry is expected to create. In January, a consortium of 15 Massachusetts community colleges reached an agreement with the state gaming commission to form the Massachusetts Casino Careers Training Institute.


  • Natick mother, son win scholarships for health care careers

    July 2013 - Natick mother, son win scholarships for health care careers

    (The MetroWest Daily News—By Joe O'Connell/Daily News staff, July 22, 2013) NATICK — Judith Allen and her son Kyle were sitting on their family room couch when they both learned they won scholarships from the MetroWest Health Foundation. "He opened his first and then I figured I should open mine," Judith, 57, said. When they realized they both won, they high-fived. They are two of 51 MetroWest area residents who recently received a scholarship that will help them puruse degrees in a health profession. Judith, a certified nursing assistant, is attending a nursing program at Massachusetts Bay Community College, and Kyle, 19, a 2012 graduate of Natick High School, will start his sophomore year at Wagner College in New York where he is in a five-year program to become a physician assistant.


  • 'Performance-Based' Community College Funding Ties Budget to Outcome

    July 2013 - 'Performance-Based' Community College Funding Ties Budget to Outcome

    (WGBH News—By Kirk Carapezza, July 12, 2013) – While most students have the summer off, Don Shepherd is getting ready for the fall. At Mass Bay Community College in Wellesley, Shepherd takes the elevator down to the basement. He digs through cardboard boxes, stocking up on tote bags and other swag for incoming students. “We’re expecting about 73 that are actually scheduled but then you always have the walk-ins,” Shepherd said. As an orientation leader, Shepherd seems well adjusted here on campus, although he’s what higher education experts would call a non-traditional student. He graduated from high school more than 20 years ago before serving in the Marine Corps and National Guard.


  • Gates Foundation funds online university open access

    July 2013 - Gates Foundation funds online university open access

    (BBC News—By Sean Coughlan, November 19, 2012) – Online courses provided by some of the top universities in the United States are going to be used by students at local community colleges, in a project funded by the Gates Foundation. The edX project, set up by Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, announced a plan to "bring a new teaching model to the classroom". It will blend edX's online lectures and materials with classroom learning. EdX president Anant Agarwal pointed to the value to tight college budgets. Online courses have become an increasingly important topic in higher education - particularly in the United States, where they have been seen as a way of widening access and tackling spiralling costs.


  • Three new programs debuting this fall at MassBay CC

    July 2013 - Three new programs debuting this fall at MassBay CC

    (MetroWest Daily News—By Scott O'Connell, July 4, 2013)  WELLESLEY – MassBay Community College will roll out three new academic programs this fall for students hoping to capitalize on some of the latest regional workforce trends. The school is offering two new certificate programs in cyber security and high-tech sales, as well as an associate degree program in international business - all areas that MassBay officials felt would be advantageous for students or workers seeking a career change to gain skills in, said spokesman Jeremy Solomon.


  • Higher ed would benefit under Legislature's budget plan

    July 2013 - Higher ed would benefit under Legislature's budget plan

    (MetroWest Daily News—By Scott O'Connell, July 2, 2013)  – State lawmakers on Monday approved a $34 billion state budget that delivers a nearly $100 million boost to the public higher education system, which would allow Framingham State University and other schools to hold off on fee increases next year.


  • MassBay nursing students celebrate milestone

    June 2013 - MassBay nursing students celebrate milestone

    (MetroWest Daily News—By Scott O'Connell/Daily News staff, June 28, 2013) WELLESLEY – Between its long hours and stressful workloads, nursing is not the easiest of professions. According to Ivette Tejada, nursing school isn't much better. "We started this journey knowing we wanted to be nurses, but not knowing how hard it would be," said Tejada, a student in the day program at MassBay Community College. "It was painful."But it was also rewarding in ways that only she and her fellow nursing graduates can know, she said at the school's practical nursing pinning ceremony Thursday evening.


  • Many structurally deficient bridges in MetroWest, Milford

    June 2013 - Many structurally deficient bridges in MetroWest, Milford

    (MetroWest Daily News—By Brian Benson/Daily News staff, June 16, 2013) Chitra Javdekar, a MassBay Community College engineering professor, said monitoring equipment has been developed, bridge construction techniques have improved and materials are stronger than when some of the deficient bridges were built in the first half of the 20th century.


  • Natick residents placed on MassBay dean’s list

    June 2013 - Natick residents placed on MassBay dean’s list

    (boston.com—By John Swinconeck, Town Correspondent, June 13, 2013) NATICK – MassBay Community College has announced that 14 Natick residents were placed on the spring 2013 semester dean’s list.


  • Former ambassador addresses MassBay grads

    May 2013 - Former ambassador addresses MassBay grads

    (The MetroWest Daily News—By Jordan Mayblum, May 23, 2013 ) WELLESLEY – Former diplomat R. Nicholas Burns addressed the graduating class at Massachusetts Bay Community College’s commencement Thursday evening in Wellesley. His speech focused on the idea of community, and the contributions MassBay graduates can make to theirs. Burns, a Wellesley native, said that in 51 years over 100,000 people have graduated from MassBay. “Your college is aptly named,” he told the graduates. “All of you 100,000 people have helped to build a strong community in the greater Boston area. Click title to read entire article.


  • MassBay plans IT security summit

    May 2013 - MassBay plans IT security summit

    (boston.com —By Jaclyn Reiss/Globe Correspondent ) – Massachusetts Bay Community College will team up with Towerwall Inc., a Framingham-based company, to offer a summit on information security May 30 at its Oakland Street campus in Wellesley Hills. The workshop, to run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., will focus on discussing the issues and threats to businesses posed by cyber crime, and technologies that can help protect virtual content.


  • MassBay Home to One of  "29 Who Shine"

    May 2013 - MassBay Home to One of "29 Who Shine"

    (Wellesley Patch—By Grahame Turner, May 3, 2013) – Mass Dept. of Higher Education release annual listing of students honored for academic and civic achievements. Every year, one person from each of the state and community colleges is honored as one of 29 Who Shine. For MassBay Community College, that shining person is Victoria Lynn Woodard, a student who has served on many of the important committees at the school, including Student Government Association, and the Domestic Violence Coalition and the Human Services Club.


  • MassBay creates Krystle Campbell scholarship

    May 2013 - MassBay creates Krystle Campbell scholarship

    (The MetroWest Daily News—May 1, 2013) WELLESLEY – MassBay Community College officials today announced the school has established a scholarship in memory of Krystle Campbell, the former MassBay student who died in last month’s Marathon bombings. “We lost one of our own on that horrific day,” said President John O’Donnell, who made the announcement along with MassBay Foundation Board Chairman James McKenzie, “and we wanted to establish a permanent tribute to Krystle at our institution.


  • Adapting to Blended Courses, and Finding Early Benefits

    April 2013 - Adapting to Blended Courses, and Finding Early Benefits

    ( The New York Times—By Tamar Lewin, April 29, 2013)  BOSTON – Article excerpts: The blended course, teaching Python computer programming, is being tried at both Bunker Hill and MassBay Community College, but at different paces. The Bunker Hill class moves slowly, taking two weeks on each week of M.I.T. material. MassBay, whose students have more computer background, matches the M.I.T. pace. ...  “The students were immediately engaged in the course, and they love the instant feedback online, the green checkmark when they get the right answer,” said Harold Riggs, who teaches the MassBay class. “M.I.T.’s really added ambition in this course. It’s not just teaching Python, it’s teaching computational thinking. I can still do things my own way, but it’s like getting a very good textbook.” Click title to read entire article.


  • MassBay remembers Campbell, other bombing victims

    April 2013 - MassBay remembers Campbell, other bombing victims

    (The MetroWest Daily News—By Lee V. Gaines, April 23, 2013)  WELLESLEY – A week after two explosions blasted the jubilation usually seen at the end of the Boston Marathon, dozens gathered at the Massachusetts Bay Community College campus Monday to remember the three who lost their lives, including MassBay alum Krystle Campbell. The 29-year-old Medford resident was killed in the blast near the race finish line one week ago. Eight-year-old Martin Richard of Dorchester and Boston University graduate student Lingzi Lu, a Chinese national, also lost their lives.


  • MassBay to debut inter-campus shuttle

    April 2013 - MassBay to debut inter-campus shuttle

    (WELLESLEY—The MetroWest Daily News)  –  MassBay Community College will be trying out an inter-campus shuttle service this fall. A trial run between the school’s Wellesley Hills and Framingham campuses has been approved, but continued service will depend on the level of use of the shuttle the first semester, according to the college.


  • MassBay Biotech student wins Goldwater Scholarship

    April 2013 - MassBay Biotech student wins Goldwater Scholarship

    (The MetroWest Daily News—By Scott O'Connell, April, 17, 2013)  –  There's a humbling initiation for every student that comes into Bruce Jackson's renowned Biotechnology and Forensic DNA program at MassBay Community College. "The first thing Dr. Jackson shows them is the 'wall of expectations,'" said student Carolyn Lanzkron, referring to the plaques hung at the lab entrance for all 19 of the program's Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship winners.


  • MassBay Community College Scholarships Help Fund Student Dream Seekers

    April 2013 - MassBay Community College Scholarships Help Fund Student Dream Seekers

    (WickedLocal News—By John O'Donnell, President MassBay Community College, April 9, 2013)  –  When she heard that her son Patrick would be going to college for free, Enive Dieudonne could not believe it.  “Are you sure they’re not taking money from your account?” she asked him.  But we weren’t. Thanks to the dedicated members of the MassBay Foundation, Patrick Dieudonne is one of dozens of MassBay students who benefit from scholarship monies available every semester.  Led by James McKenzie, whose father John F. McKenzie was MassBay’s president when it first opened its doors in 1961, the MassBay Foundation is comprised of 13 business leaders and members of the MetroWest community who have volunteered their time and talent to provide the funds students like Patrick Dieudonne need to pursue their dreams.


  • MassBay reaches tournament

    March 2013 - MassBay reaches tournament

    (Boston.com—By Marvin Pave)  –  Mike Swiderski was sixth man on the MassBay Community College men’s basketball team that captured the Region 21 New England championship in 2011 and advanced to the national tournament. A former three-sport athlete at Framingham High, Swiderski returned to the Wellesley campus this season, was named a team captain, and is again enjoying a ride to the nationals. On Thursday, MassBay (26-6) will play Rock Valley (Ill.) Community College in the opening game of the NJCAA Division 3 round robin in Loch Sheldrake, N.Y.


  • State doles out cash to students to help them graduate on time

    January 2013 - State doles out cash to students to help them graduate on time

    (Boston Business Journal—By Mary Moore)  –  When Matt Wong received a letter in the mail this fall from Massachusetts Bay Community College, letting him know that he was eligible for a new grant program that could provide him with extra cash for his expenses, Wong could not believe his good luck. MassBay Provost Francesca Purcell is quoted in the article.


  • MassBay debuting online degree programs

    January 2013 - MassBay debuting online degree programs

    (WELLESLEY—By Scott O'Connell, The MetroWest Daily News) – Chasing a larger goal to make its entire course catalog available online, MassBay Community College will reach a significant milestone in that effort later this month when it debuts its first completely web-based degree programs. "This is a highly established way of learning, and we're committed to expanding it," MassBay President John O'Donnell said on Tuesday, a day after the school announced three associate degree programs and two certificate programs can be taken online starting this spring semester, which begins Jan. 22.