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A Community of Achievers

Representing a broad range of races and ethnicities, and coming from all parts of the world, including Asia, Europe, Latin and Central America, and Africa, MassBay’s population is as diverse as the community it serves. Our students are the brightest, top-performing high school scholars, and they are also students who have faced challenges academically. Our students are unemployed and looking to set out on a new career path, and they are immigrants, eyes set unflinching on a piece of the American dream. Our students are veterans. Our students are single mothers. Our students range from millennials to baby boomers and come from an incredibly diverse range of economic, religious, and cultural backgrounds.

But the one thing they all have in common is the opportunity they are given to vastly improve both their lives and the communities in which they live. Earning associates degrees and certificates in the fields of Engineering, Teacher Education, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Humanities, Automotive Technology, Nursing and other health sciences, many students, after graduation, go on to work and thrive in these industries in our local communities. Others move on to continue their studies at top institutions including Yale, Tufts, Wellesley College, University of Massachusetts, Babson College, and Boston College.

Grant-funded activities support student support services and high quality academic programs which foster student learning and college completion. Below are some student success stories:


  • Several MassBay students and faculty presented at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Southeast Conference in March 2014. Students included Brian Ryner and Nicolai Drozd of the Electrical Engineering program, Justin Jiang and Patrick Ryan of the Computer Science program, and Grant Fitzgerald from Biotechnology. To read more about their experience and see pictures from the event click here.

  • Cyber Security student, Stephen Thompson, placed in 14th place in the National Cyber Aces competition and has been invited to participate in the state finals which will take place in May at UMASS Boston.
  • Fifteen Computer Science Programming students and two faculty hosted six sessions of an “Hour of Code” at the Framingham Fuller Middle School and McCarthy Elementary School which reached 285 students.
  • Cyber Security student John Remondi’s poster “Engaging Pre-college Students in Cyber Security Using Animations and Games” was accepted for at the 19th annual conference of the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges, Northeastern Region (CCSCNE) to be held in April at Providence College. John also competed at the National Cyber League competition in North Carolina and recently secured a full-time summer internship with the Information Technology Department at the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office.

  • Lindsay Schulman of the Biotechnology Program became the 20th Goldwater Scholar in MassBay’s history, placing MassBay among elite four-year institutions around the nation. The Goldwater Scholarship was mandated by the United States Congress and named in honor of the late U.S. Senator from Arizona, Barry M. Goldwater. It is this nation’s highest and most competitive award in the sciences. Her application to the Goldwater selection committee was about investigating the molecular processes that govern evolution at the DNA level between humans and the vectors that transmit diseases to human populations. She is trying to identify universal DNA signal-motifs that could be shared by some organisms that allow and direct co-evolution. “I really love the molecular world,” she says enthusiastically. Read more about Lindsay here.

  • Geoffrey MacGillivary of MassBay Community College received 2014 The 29 Who Shine Award which was established in 2011 by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education. Winners are chosen “because of their academic achievements and record of student leadership and community service, (and who) stand poised to contribute greatly to the civic life and economic well-being of the state.” Read more about Geoffrey here.

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