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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Mónica Torregrosa

I create a challenging and stimulating teaching environment, with a good dose of humor. Teaching helps me grow personally and professionally, learn new things and use my creativity to try to reach all students.

Raúl Gutiérrez

The foreign language classroom can be used to effectively teach, learn and communicate but, more importantly, to gain an appreciation for another language and culture.

Kay Althoff, '82

Althoff worked in Admissions and Development at Mount Holyoke after graduating from HCC and in 1988 became director of the Frances Perkins Program.

Ruben Sepulveda, '11

Ruben Sepulveda graduated from HCC in 2011 and earned his bachelor's degree from Amherst College in 2013.

Sean Bannon

Sean Bannon served in the U.S. Army and was awarded the Purple Heart after being injured in a bomb explosion while on patrol in Iraq.


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