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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Karlena Henry, '15

Karlena received her associate degree from HCC in Spring 2015 and transferred to Smith College to study psychology.

Anthony Stirlacci

Anthony came to HCC to study environmental science and plans to study aquaculture after he earns his associate degree.

Nicholas Lalanne

LaLanne, an instructor at HCC since 2010, teaches four levels of ASL. He also teaches Deaf Studies, in which students enhance their knowledge of ASL and study Deaf culture.

Sean Welch, '91

Sean Welch graduated from HCC in 1991 with his associate degree in Hospitality Management; he is now general manager for the Courtyard Marriott in Hadley, part of the seven-hotel Hampshire Hospitality Group.

Aldo Fazio, '92

Fazio's parents, Antonio and Ilda Fazio, came to America from Italy, and raised five sons in East Longmeadow. They opened the original Fazio's Pizza in 1980 at the corner of White and Orange streets in Springfield.


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303 Homestead Ave. Holyoke, MA 01040