Holyoke Community College is the premier Massachusetts community college, providing the best start at the best value for students from an increasingly diverse community with rapidly evolving needs. Our enthusiastic, highly-qualified faculty engage students in innovative and creative learning. Students thrive in our vibrant, accessible, and welcoming campus community because we provide them with a comprehensive academic and personal support system. We challenge ourselves to identify and provide relevant and responsive solutions for the needs of organizations and individuals in the Valley and beyond. Our students are exceptionally prepared for success in today's changing world.

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Nicole Ouimette, '13

After graduating in June, Nicole is now attending Westfield State University to pursue a bachelor's degree in ethnic and gender studies.

Rubaba Matin

Matin, a native of the former East Pakistan, now Bangladesh, uses her own experience to help students cross linguistic and cultural divides.

Jeffrey Anderson-Burgos, '15

Jeffery turned a research paper on cell phone recycling into a fundraising project for the Sociology-Anthropology Club.

Justin West

West, a painter, videographer and the founder and longtime professor of the Electronic Media Arts program at HCC, took a sabbatical in fall 2012 to research light.

Jossie Valentin

If people feel safe and included, they are more prone to succeed. Students can excel in a classroom; staff and faculty go above and beyond at their jobs. It is a win-win situation for everyone.


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