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MassBay Announces 60th Anniversary Yearlong Celebration

Friday, February 12, 2021

WELLESLEY HILLS, Mass. (February 12, 2021) — MassBay Community College is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year with monthly virtual events, a new 60th anniversary logo, and a newly released video.

Beginning in March and continuing until fall of 2021, each month’s virtual event will highlight a specific decade of MassBay’s history through the years (1961–present) as well as that decade’s world news, popular culture, trends and information, etc. These events are open to the public and will involve current students, faculty, alumni, and staff, as well as the interested local community. Events will include interactive trivia games, paint nights, and more.

“For six decades our remarkable institution has provided people with the training, skills, and credentials that has reinforced the economy, developed the workforce of Massachusetts, and changed lives for the better,” said MassBay President David Podell. “Our greatest accomplishments are the men and women, past and present, who have chosen to study at MassBay and have made significant contributions to MetroWest and Greater Boston. We welcome everyone to join us as we celebrate our six decades of academic excellence.”

MassBay Community College opened its doors in 1961 in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. In 1967, the College moved to Watertown before permanently settling into its current Wellesley Hills property in 1973 at the site of the former Elizabeth Seton High School. MassBay currently operates on three campuses—Ashland, Framingham, and Wellesley Hills. MassBay has remained committed to these communities by preparing students for the jobs of the future in in-demand fields such as health sciences, early education, and human services.

To learn more about MassBay’s 60th Anniversary and to view the newly released video, visit

MassBay Community College is the most affordable higher education option in MetroWest Boston, offering a robust portfolio of courses and more than 70 associate degree and certificate programs with flexible day, evening, and weekend classes in Ashland, Framingham, Wellesley Hills, and online. MassBay students receive an unmatched educational value by earning stackable credits that transfer to bachelor’s degree programs, and workforce-ready skills necessary to advance careers in high-demand fields such as health and life sciences, automotive technology, engineering, business, cybersecurity, and the humanities. MassBay’s Associate Degree in Nursing (RN) and Practical Nursing (LPN) programs were both ranked as the #1 Nursing Program in Massachusetts in 2020-2021 by national nursing advocacy organizations, and Since its founding in 1961, MassBay has been accredited by several governing bodies and remains firmly committed to its mission of meeting the needs of the diverse local communities it serves. We value the intrinsic worth of all individuals, collectively in pursuit of inclusiveness and prioritize our work towards achieving equity within our community and beyond