Student Achievements

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Holyoke Community College uses a service called Merit to recognize student achievements. These achievements are awarded in the form of "badges," like the one below, and collected on HCC's Merit Page.

HCC's merit badge

The badges and the stories that accompany them are designed to showcase student success, such as making the Dean's List, joining a student club or athletic team, landing an internship, earning a scholarship, graduating from HCC or transferring to a four-year college or university. 

Participation in Merit is not required and students can opt out at any time by sending an email to More questions? Click here or send an email to

Chris Yurko

Media Relations Manager

Marketing & Communications

Donahue 170

413.552.2259 (Tel)

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