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  • MassBay Community College to Offer Classes in Two New Locations

    December 2013 - MassBay Community College to Offer Classes in Two New Locations

    The College Expands to Medway and Dedham (Wellesley Hills, MA – Tuesday December 17, 2013) – MassBay Community College announced today that for-credit night classes will be offered at two MetroWest high schools this spring semester.  The College intends to reach out to working adults who seek to advance in their current careers or start new ones, and to people seeking to complete a college degree they have previously started. “We are committed to the mission of our institution to deliver an affordable, high quality education to every citizen of MetroWest who wants to earn a degree or certificate,” said MassBay President John O’Donnell.  “Whether you are a working adult interested in changing careers, strengthening your career skills, or ready to take the first step toward earning your college degree, this is your opportunity – just a few minutes from home.  We are currently the most affordable higher education option in MetroWest, and with the opening of these locations, we intend to be the most convenient as well.” Beginning January 21st, night classes will be offered in Medway High School, 88 Summer Street and Dedham High School, 140 Whiting Road.  MassBay currently offers classes on their Ashland, Framingham and Wellesley Hills campuses.  This initiative is intended to take MassBay offerings into the communities it serves, enabling working MassBay students to start or continue their college careers close to home.


  • MASSBAY EARNS HIGHEST NATIONAL RANKING IN SCHOOL HISTORY

    December 2013 - MASSBAY EARNS HIGHEST NATIONAL RANKING IN SCHOOL HISTORY

    Men’s Basketball Team Storms to 11-0 Start, Ranked 3rd in the Nation - (Wellesley Hills, MA—Monday, December 9, 2013)   – The men’s basketball team at MassBay Community College is proving to be among the nation’s elite, as they have shot up the national rankings in the early season.  At 11-0, the Buccaneers are ranked 3rd in the nation by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) among Division III teams. “We have a nice blend of youth and experience this year,” said head coach Bill Raynor, an inductee of the New England Basketball Hall of Fame.  “We are tenacious on defense, and we are getting strong guard play.  And of course we have the big guy in the middle.


  • MassBay to Unveil $100,000 of Donated Artwork in Memory of Krystle Campbell

    November 2013 - MassBay to Unveil $100,000 of Donated Artwork in Memory of Krystle Campbell

    (Wellesley Hills, MA –Tuesday November 12, 2013) – On Thursday November 14th from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm MassBay Community College will host a very special event, An Evening of Art, Artists and Achievement, on their Wellesley Hills campus, 50 Oakland Street.  The event will be highlighted by a viewing of 25 original pieces of art recently gifted to the College by 21 artists through the Art Connection in honor of MassBay alumna Krystle Campbell. The gift from the Art Connection has an estimated value of $100,000 and is dedicated to the memory of Krystle Campbell, who earned an Associate Degree in Business Administration from MassBay in 2005.  She was killed this spring at age 29 while standing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.


  • MassBay Holds Successful 5K Race in Honor of Marathon Bombing Victim

    October 2013 - MassBay Holds Successful 5K Race in Honor of Marathon Bombing Victim

    (Wellesley Hills, MA – Tuesday October 1, 2013) – On a beautiful Sunday morning on September 29th, more than 160 runners, walkers, and families participated in a 5K race/walk fundraiser at MassBay Community College. Event organizers estimate $6,500 was raised on behalf of the Krystle Campbell Scholarship Fund, which was established this year by the MassBay Foundation Board. The Fund honors Krystle Campbell, a MassBay graduate who lost her life at the Boston Marathon finish line at the age of 29. “The Board felt strongly that we wanted to honor Krystle’s memory by establishing a fund that will benefit future students who are just like her,” explained Foundation Board Chair Michelle Drolet. “Krystle was at MassBay to work hard, strengthen her skills, get a good job, and improve her life. We believe there is no better way to honor Krystle than to provide financial support to future MassBay students who are trying to do the same thing Krystle did.”


  • MassBay Community College Earns Military Friendly Schools Recognitions

    September 2013 - MassBay Community College Earns Military Friendly Schools Recognitions

    (Wellesley Hills, MA—Wednesday, September 25, 2013)   – MassBay Community College earned its second recognition this year for its military friendly policies and campus last week.  Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named MassBay to the coveted Military Friendly Schools® list. The 2014 Military Friendly Schools® list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus. Earlier this year, MassBay was recognized for its commitment to the men and woman that serve in the United States Armed Forces by Military Advanced Education, a monthly publication which provides information regarding higher education opportunities for military personnel and their spouses.  One of only two community colleges in the state to be selected as one of America’s Top Military Friendly Colleges, recognition is based on aspects of particular interest to military students, including flexibility, academic support, financial assistance, and understanding of military culture. MassBay currently enrolls more than 130 veteran students.


  • MassBay to Hold MassBay 5k Race/Walk to Benefit Krystle Campbell Scholarship Fund

    September 2013 - MassBay to Hold MassBay 5k Race/Walk to Benefit Krystle Campbell Scholarship Fund

    (Wellesley Hills, MA—Tuesday, September 10, 2013) – Krystle Campbell arrived at MassBay as many of our students do.  A few years out of Medford High School, Krystle was looking to improve her life by going back to school and earning a degree.  She earned an Associate Degree in Business Administration from MassBay in 2005, and then transferred her credits to UMass-Boston to pursue a Bachelor’s degree.   Hers is what we call here a success story. Tragically, Krystle’s story ends much too suddenly.  Standing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, Krystle lost her life at the age of 29. On Sunday September 29, 2013 MassBay Community College is holding a community-wide special event, the MassBay 5k Race/Walk, which will benefit the Krystle Campbell Scholarship Fund that was started this year in her honor.  This Scholarship will go to a deserving MassBay business student who submits an essay about resiliency, making a difference, generosity of spirit, or overcoming obstacles to achieve a goal.


  • Framingham Resident Appointed to MassBay Community College Board of Trustees

    August 2013 - Framingham Resident Appointed to MassBay Community College Board of Trustees

    (August 2, 2013)  Wellesley Hills, MA – Framingham resident Emmett G. Price III was appointed by Governor Deval Patrick to serve on the MassBay Community College Board of Trustees on August 1, 2013 in a ceremony at the State House.  Dr. Price will attend his first Board meeting on August 13th. Dr. Price is one of the nation’s leading experts on African American Music, African American Culture, the Black Church, Christian Worship, Black Popular Culture, Hip Hop Culture and Youth Culture.  His most recent work includes writing, lecturing and conducting cutting edge research on bridging the generational divide. He currently serves as an associate professor of music at Northeastern University and is the former chair of the Department of African American Studies (2008-2012).


  • MassBay Reaching out to Alumni

    June 2013 - MassBay Reaching out to Alumni

    (Wellesley Hills, MA—Monday June 24, 2013) – MassBay Community College is reaching out to alumni of the College, asking them to provide the College with updated contact information.  All those that respond will be eligible to win one of two iPads in a drawing to be held on July 1st.


  • TEN COMMUNITY COLLEGES RECEIVE RAPID RESPONSE GRANTS TO TARGET “SKILLS GAP”

    May 2013 - TEN COMMUNITY COLLEGES RECEIVE RAPID RESPONSE GRANTS TO TARGET “SKILLS GAP”

    Click release title to view press release, grant summary and recent photo tour of MassBay's rapid response partner Web Industries, Inc of Holliston, MA.


  • MassBay Welcomes R. Nicholas Burns as Commencement Speaker

    May 2013 - MassBay Welcomes R. Nicholas Burns as Commencement Speaker

    (Wellesley Hills, MA—Wednesday May 14, 2013) – MassBay President John O’Donnell has announced that R. Nicholas Burns will serve as Commencement Speaker for the 2013 Commencement Exercises at MassBay Community College on Thursday May 23rd at 6:00 pm on the Wellesley Hills campus, 50 Oakland Street.  Tickets are required to attend.


  • MassBay Establishes Krystle Campbell Scholarship Fund

    May 2013 - MassBay Establishes Krystle Campbell Scholarship Fund

    (Wellesley Hills, MA –Tuesday May 1, 2013) – MassBay President John O’Donnell and MassBay Foundation Board Chairman James McKenzie announced today that the College has established a scholarship in Krystle Campbell’s name.  Krystle was a Medford resident who lost her life in the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15, 2013.  She was a member of MassBay’s graduating class of 2005, with an Associate Degree in Business Administration. “We lost one of our own on that horrific day,” said President O’Donnell, “and we wanted to establish a permanent tribute to Krystle at our institution.  The Krystle Campbell Scholarship will forever link her contributions to our community with the hopes and aspirations of future MassBay students.  It is a fitting tribute to the Campbell family, who has lost so much.”


  • MassBay Welcomes Babson President Leonard Schlesinger on April 3rd

    March 2013 - MassBay Welcomes Babson President Leonard Schlesinger on April 3rd

    (Wellesley Hills, MA—March 25, 2013)  –  MassBay Community College is proud to continue its inaugural Innovation and Leadership Speaker Series with entrepreneur, author, and distinguished leader, Dr. Leonard Schlesinger.  Dr. Schlesinger became the 12th President of Babson College in July, 2008.  He recently announced that this academic year will be his last at Babson.


  • MassBay Wins 2013 NJCAA Region XXI Tournament Title

    March 2013 - MassBay Wins 2013 NJCAA Region XXI Tournament Title

    With the Win, the Buccaneers Move on to Compete for the National Championship (Wellesley Hills, MA) – For the third time in five years the MassBay Community College men’s basketball team has captured the NJCAA New England Region XXI Championship and an automatic berth in the National Championship tournament.  The fourth time was the charm for the Buccaneers as they avenged three losses during the season to the fifth ranked Roxbury Community College Tigers in the Championship game on Sunday, March 3rd on the campus of Holyoke Community College.  Despite being down at halftime by thirteen points, The Bucs came back to win by a final score of 57-55.


  • Kenneth Der Named to Massachusetts Bay Community College Board of Trustees

    February 2013 - Kenneth Der Named to Massachusetts Bay Community College Board of Trustees

    (Wellesley Hills, MA—February 19, 2013) – Massachusetts Bay Community College (MassBay) President John O’Donnell is proud to announce Wellesley resident Kenneth Der has been appointed to the College’s Board of Trustees. Mr. Der is an experienced financial services executive and has served as President of Framingham based FAS Corporation since 2003. FAS Corporation provides consulting, accounting, tax preparation and investment services to small businesses and high net worth individuals.


  • MassBay Recognized as One of Nation's Top Military Friendly Colleges by "Military Advanced Education" Journal

    February 2013 - MassBay Recognized as One of Nation's Top Military Friendly Colleges by "Military Advanced Education" Journal

    (WELLESLEY HILLS, MA) – Marks the Third Consecutive Year College Earns Distinction: Massachusetts Bay Community College (MassBay) was recently recognized for its commitment to the men and woman that serve in the United States Armed Forces by Military Advanced Education, a monthly publication which provides information regarding higher education opportunities for military personnel and their spouses. MassBay is one of only two community colleges in Massachusetts selected as one of America’s Top Military Friendly Colleges.  Recognition is based on aspects of particular interest to military students, including flexibility, academic support, financial assistance, and understanding of military culture.  MassBay currently enrolls more than 130 veteran students.


  • MassBay on Brink of 20 wins as Postseason Approaches

    February 2013 - MassBay on Brink of 20 wins as Postseason Approaches

    (Framingham, MA) – Despite loss, Buccaneers are poised for postseason success: Heading into Tuesday’s contest against the #5 team in the nation, MassBay Community College’s men’s basketball team was 19-4 and had won nine straight games.  After a blistering shooting performance by Roxbury Community College, MassBay dropped to 19-5. Roxbury improved to 19-2 on the season with a 77-74 win over the Buccaneers after shooting 73% in the game.  Starting forwards Asim Beazer and Jason Sergenton led the way for the Tigers, shooting a combined 16 for 16 in the game. Nevertheless, MassBay coach Bill Raynor is optimistic about his team’s prospects in the postseason tournaments.  “Based on where we are in the season, I like our chances,” said coach Raynor.  “We think we have a group that has a good chance at a regional championship.”


  • MassBay to Offer Five Online Programs

    January 2013 - MassBay to Offer Five Online Programs

    (Wellesley Hills, MA—Monday January 7, 2013) – Responding to the demands of today’s college student, MassBay Community College announced that they will offer three associate degree programs and two certificate programs this spring that can be completed online.  The spring semester begins January 22nd. “We are fully aware that online learning is in high demand right now, and we’re responding to it,” said MassBay President John O’Donnell.  “We are proud to offer for the first time fully online programs that maintain our stringent standards of quality and affordability, while providing a convenient method for working adults to achieve their academic goals.”