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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Leigh-Ellen Figueroa, '13

Leigh was inspired to continue her studies in sustainability after taking a Learning Community honors course called The Politics of Food with professors Kate Maiolatesi and Don Hanover.

Tameika Heathman, '13

It's really supportive here and there's always somebody willing to help if there's a problem. If I run into brick walls, there's somebody with their hand out, here, let me help you get over this hurdle.

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.


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