Commencement 2016

When is it? Where do I get my cap and gown? Where do I park? What time should I arrive?

Our Commencement pages will answer all your questions about the big day.

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Nursing students at graduation 2015

Profiles of Excellence 2016

Andrea Makowski

Andrea Makowski has a brain for biology, but she prefers the heart. After HCC, she plans to transfer to Cornell University on her way to a career as a cardio-thoracic surgeon. She is also the fouth of this year's Profiles of Excellence for Commencement 2016. 

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Student Spotlight

April Brackett

April enrolled at HCC after spending eight years in the U.S. Air Force, including tours of duty in Iraq, Qatar and Afghanistan.

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Report praises HCC to UMass connection
May 18, 2016

Report praises HCC to UMass connection

'The Transfer Playbook' notes HCC's 'culture of commitment to transfer,' and emphasis on improving transfer rates.
May 11, 2016

'29 Who Shine' honorees celebrated

Yoni Rubenstein of Longmeadow will graduate from HCC May 28 with high honors and degrees in math and computer science.
May 6, 2016

Art students collect accolades

Two HCC art students designed a logo that will be used by an architectural color consulting company in California.
May 5, 2016

Planting Literacy

A new collaboration between HCC and Holyoke-Chicopee-Springfield Head Start is helping migrant workers read and write in Spanish.

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