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.
Elizabeth Roman, Liberal Arts, 2004
After attending HCC, Roman went on to receive a bachelor's degree in English at the University of Massachusetts. She has been employed with The Republican for nearly 10 years and covers everything from human interest features to crime, politics, education and municipal government.
Melissa Tartt, '15
Melissa is a military veteran who earned her associate degree in veterinary and animal science from HCC.
Richard, Class of 1949, became the first Holyoke Junior College graduate to earn a PhD (from East Texas University). Richard has funded sixscholarships through the HCC Foundation.
Patti, Class of 1976, endowed a scholarship in 2012 in her father's memory to honor his love of learning. Her father earned his associate degree at HCC.
Colby Oefinger, '15
"People here are pretty accepting, no matter what you look like, no matter what your sexual orientation is. You're not going to get bullied, you're not going to get made fun of because people are just here for school, to be educated and create relationships."