HCC Campus Closing
Due to the impending snow storm, HCC will close at 4 p.m. today, Jan. 26, and remain closed tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 27, including twilight and evening classes. The Add/Drop period will be extended through Friday, Jan. 30 at 4:30 p.m., and the 100% Refund Period through Monday, Feb. 2 at 6 p.m.
emmanuel sanchez

Emmanuel Sanchez

Resides in:

Springfield; originally from Brooklyn, N.Y.


Business Administration

Favorite class/teacher:

My English professor, Jacqueline Dailey. She really breaks it down to you, your grammar, how you're supposed to write, so you can really understand where it went wrong.

Most meaningful encounter at HCC:

Meeting Mr. Pedro Rodriguez (the Title III advisor -- First Year Education). A lot of people, they try to guide you the right way but they really wouldn't take the extra step that Pedro does. When it comes to classes, he actually takes into consideration what you like, what you would like to do. 

Why does education matter to you?

My parents always told me to better myself, be better than them. Being the first person to get out of high school in my whole family, that was a big step, and now I'm in the second stage, going to college. I feel like without this I wouldn't be able to get anywhere.

What is your favorite thing about HCC?

The atmosphere. And the food. I can't lie. Grill Works at the cafeteria. It's better than high school food. I usually get the Philly cheese steak with bacon, and french fries.

Where are you going from here?

Either to the University of Massachusetts or New York University. I want to get my four-year degree and then start my own business as a carpenter and housing developer. 


Holyoke Community College
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