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Press Releases

  • TOP SCHOOL IN MILITARY ADVANCED EDUCATION’S 2015 GUIDE

    December 2014 - TOP SCHOOL IN MILITARY ADVANCED EDUCATION’S 2015 GUIDE

    Military Advanced Education (MAE) has awarded MassBay Community College the designation of a Top School in its 2015 MAE Guide to  Colleges & Universities, measuring best practices in military and veteran education. The Guide was released in the December issue of MAE, and is available online at www.mae-kmi.com.


  • National Native American Indian Heritage Month at MassBay Community College

    October 2014 - National Native American Indian Heritage Month at MassBay Community College

    (October 28, 2014) Wellesley Hills, MA – Larry Spotted Crow Mann presentation and discussion of his book, “The Mourning Road to Thanksgiving”, followed by a book signing.  Books will be available for purchase. Location: MassBay Community College, Library Atrium, 2nd Floor, 50 Oakland Street, Wellesley Hills, MA  02481, with Skype to FR323 to Framingham campus. Date:  November 4, 2014 at 11:00am


  • MassBay Community College Earns Military Friendly Schools Recognitions

    October 2014 - MassBay Community College Earns Military Friendly Schools Recognitions

    (October 17, 2014) Wellesley Hills, MA – For the fifth year in a row MassBay Community College has earned recognition for its military friendly policies and campus.


  • MILE OF HOPE - The Dan Cummings Story at  Massbay Community College

    October 2014 - MILE OF HOPE - The Dan Cummings Story at Massbay Community College

    (Wellesley Hills, MA – Wednesday October 1, 2014) – October is National Disabilities Month. As part of the College’s Thursday Night at the Movies film series, MassBay Community College is showing the documentary film, MILE OF HOPE…the Dan Cummings Story. Showings are at 4:00 PM and 6:30 PM. After graduating from Xaverian Brothers High School, the Hyde Park resident attended the spring semester at MassBay. Three weeks after the end of class he began an ordinary day. He awoke the next morning in a hospital bed paralyzed and told he would never walk again, hold a spoon to feed himself, or button his favorite polo shirt. Undeterred by the news, he walked a mile of hope and journeyed forward.


  • MassBay Holds Second Annual 5k Race in Honor of Marathon Bombing Victim

    October 2014 - MassBay Holds Second Annual 5k Race in Honor of Marathon Bombing Victim

    (Wellesley Hills, MA – Wednesday October 1, 2014) – More than 140 runners, walkers, and families came out this past Sunday morning on September 28th, to once again support the Krystle Campbell 5K race/walk fundraiser at MassBay Community College. Event organizers estimate $20,000 was raised on behalf of the Krystle Campbell Scholarship Fund, which was established last 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.


  • Massachusetts Community Colleges Consortia Awarded $20 million U.S. Department of Labor Grant Highest Funded Grant in the Country

    September 2014 - Massachusetts Community Colleges Consortia Awarded $20 million U.S. Department of Labor Grant Highest Funded Grant in the Country

    (Boston, MA, September 29, 2014) –A consortia proposal submitted collectively by the 15 community colleges in Massachusetts led by Massasoit Community College has been selected by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) for the fourth and final round of federal funding from the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant (TAACCCT). The community colleges are advancing a comprehensive approach to addressing the training and educational needs of workers and employers statewide with a focus on articulated pathways to careers in high-growth STEM sectors (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math; as well as advanced manufacturing and healthcare). The $20 million grant is the highest funded of the 66 awarded in the country by U.S. DOL. The project, entitled Guided Pathways to Success in STEM (GPSTEM), will use the national Complete College America Guided Pathways to Success model to assist eligible students in obtaining degrees and certificates in STEM fields. The model focuses on reducing the time to completion of certificates and degree programs, resulting in more students entering employment in the Commonwealth and/or transferring into baccalaureate programs to add to their credentials.


  • Lifelong Wellesley Resident Appointed to MassBay Community College Board of Trustees

    August 2014 - Lifelong Wellesley Resident Appointed to MassBay Community College Board of Trustees

    (Wellesley Hills – August 22, 2014) – MassBay alumnus and well-known Wellesley community member Daniel Juliani has been appointed by the Governor to serve on the MassBay Community College Board of Trustees. Mr. Juliani has 24 years of experience working in the insurance industry with an expert focus on homeowners, condominium, and commercial insurance. As a Vice President at Deland, Gibson Insurance, one of the larger family owned Insurance agencies in Massachusetts, he helps large commercial and high net worth clients lower their total cost of insurance by identifying, organizing and addressing strategic areas, hazard and business risk. This unique consultative model is designed to lower risk, increase productivity and provide underwriters more information allowing for optimal terms and conditions.


  • Medway Resident Appointed to MassBay Community College Board of Trustees

    August 2014 - Medway Resident Appointed to MassBay Community College Board of Trustees

    (Wellesley Hills – August 22, 2014) – Katherine Daley Tonelli, a 2002 graduate of the MassBay nursing program, has joined the MassBay Community College Board of Trustees. Ms. Tonelli, currently a Registered Nurse at Steward Caritas Norwood Hospital, has over 11 years of experience in the nursing field. As a highly skilled nursing professional she is dedicated to ensuring the proper treatment and care of her patients at all times.


  • MassBay Offers Dynamic STEM Programs This Summer

    May 2014 - MassBay Offers Dynamic STEM Programs This Summer

    Affordable STEM instruction now available in Wellesley Hills (Wellesley Hills, MA – Thursday, May 29, 2014) Massachusetts Bay Community College (MassBay) will be hosting multiple summer events for middle and high school students, and to college newcomers, beginning in July. Students will have a wide range of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) classes and hands-on workshops to choose from. Classes run from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm on the Wellesley Hills campus, 50 Oakland Street, Monday - Friday.


  • MetroWest Residents Earn Academic Awards at MassBay Community College Commencement

    May 2014 - MetroWest Residents Earn Academic Awards at MassBay Community College Commencement

    (Wellesley Hills, MA) – Residents of seven MetroWest communities earned academic recognition during Massachusetts Bay Community College’s 52nd Commencement Exercises on Thursday May 22nd.  The All-College Award was presented to four students with perfect 4.0 grade point averages, while seven students received Divisional Awards for outstanding academic performance. The All-College Award is the highest academic award at the College, presented to the student(s) with the highest grade point average in the graduating class.  The Award consists of a plaque and an honorarium of $500 provided by the MassBay Foundation Board.


  • MassBay Presents the Third Annual All-Vehicle Show May 18th

    May 2014 - MassBay Presents the Third Annual All-Vehicle Show May 18th

    Proceeds to benefit student scholarships (Ashland, MA –Friday May 9, 2014) – MassBay Community College will host the second annual All-Vehicle Show on Sunday May 18th from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm at their Automotive Technology Center, 250 Eliot Street in Ashland.  The show features vehicles of all genres – from 1930s roadsters to 1970s muscle cars.  The audience will vote for the top 25 and the People’s Choice Award, and MassBay alumni will vote for the Alumni Choice Awards. “This is a terrific event that brings out a lot of people from the region, and a lot of phenomenal vehicles,” said Howard Ferris, Dean of MassBay’s Division of Transportation & Energy.  “And while we all enjoy spending the day admiring the vehicles, we also don’t lose sight of the reason we’re there: to raise needed funds for student scholarships.” The event is free and open to the public.  Registering your vehicle costs $10.  For more information contact John Gallagher at jgallagher@massbay.edu, or by calling (781) 239-3045.


  • MassBay Community College Among Massachusetts Schools to Receive Nearly $660M Investment in Software Grants from Siemens

    April 2014 - MassBay Community College Among Massachusetts Schools to Receive Nearly $660M Investment in Software Grants from Siemens

    Funds to aid in the development of a highly-skilled advanced manufacturing workforce. (Wellesley Hills, MA – April 24, 2014) – World leading industrial giant, Siemens, announced last week that it is donating $660 million of in-kind software grants for manufacturing to thirteen Massachusetts technical and vocational schools, the largest of its kind given to the state. MassBay Community College has been named among twelve institutions of higher education that will receive the software. MassBay is expected to receive approximately $34 million in grant funding to help prepare and train students to fill the growing skills gap in the manufacturing sector. This industry is projected to fill over 100,000 jobs in the next decade. “We are grateful for this grant from Siemens which will give our students the opportunity to contribute to the growth of the advanced manufacturing industry in Massachusetts,” said MassBay President John O’Donnell. “Our students will now have access to the same software used across the automotive, medical, and high-tech industries to build some of the world’s most sophisticated products.”


  • MassBay Student Earns Highest Science Scholarship in Nation

    March 2014 - MassBay Student Earns Highest Science Scholarship in Nation

    Lindsay Schulman becomes MassBay’s 20th Goldwater Scholar (Wellesley Hills, MA, March 31, 2014) – MassBay Community College announced today that Lindsay Schulman of Framingham has been named a Barry M. Goldwater Scholar, the highest undergraduate award for science, math and engineering in the nation.  Schulman is enrolled in the internationally renowned Associate Degree in Biotechnology: Forensic DNA Science program and is scheduled to graduate in May, 2014.


  • Wellesley Symphony Orchestra Performance Sunday, February 9th

    February 2014 - Wellesley Symphony Orchestra Performance Sunday, February 9th

    (February 7, 2014 – Wellesley Hills, MA) – The Wellesley Symphony Orchestra (WSO) continues its Emerging Artist Series in a performance on Sunday February 9th in the McKenzie Auditorium at MassBay Community College, 50 Oakland Street in Wellesley Hills. A world-class orchestra, the WSO will feature storytelling and music, highlighted by excerpts from Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Shakespearian storyteller Nora Hussey.  The symphony will also play Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, which will feature Harry Rylance on piano.


  • MassBay Professor Chosen to Represent 2-Year Colleges on Advisory Board of  NSF Project Administered by Harvard University

    January 2014 - MassBay Professor Chosen to Represent 2-Year Colleges on Advisory Board of NSF Project Administered by Harvard University

    Project will research how STEM secondary education techniques affects success at college level  (Wellesley Hills, MA –Tuesday January 7, 2014) – MassBay Professor of Computer Science Susanne Steiger-Escobar has been selected by Harvard University to join the Advisory Board for a National Science Foundation funded project designed to evaluate computer science education at the high school level, for females in particular.  The project, entitled Factors Influencing College Success in Information Technology (FICSIT), is being conducted at the Department of Science Education at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. “We are delighted to be represented on this important initiative,” said MassBay President John O’Donnell.  “Students who attend two-year institutions like ours must have adequate STEM education at the secondary level if they are to succeed at college and in the workforce.  This is a matter of national importance, and we are grateful for the voice we will have in these invaluable discussions.  All of us on campus are proud of Professor Steiger-Escobar and wish her well on the FICSIT project.”