College for a Day 2019
About 200 adult education students from Hampshire and Hampden counties will get a taste of college life on Thursday, March 14, as Holyoke Community College hosts its annual "College for Day" event.
From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., students and teachers from dozens of adult education and English for Speakers of Other Languages programs in Hampshire and Hampden counties will sample classes taught by HCC faculty and staff in Sustainability, Math, Careers, Computers, Conflict Resolution, Stress Management, Health, Money Management, STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology and Math), Writing and Literature, and Latinx Studies.
The day begins at 9 a.m. in HCC's Leslie Phillips Theater with a keynote speech by HCC student Chris Domingo Coburn of Springfield, a graduate of the NEARI School in Holyoke and HCC's Transitions to College and Careers program. Coburn, a biology major and honors student, will talk about his life and educational journey.
College for a Day is organized by HCC's Transition to College and Careers program, the HCC Admissions office, and the Holyoke-based Community Education Project.
Since 1999, more than 2,000 adult learners have participated in College for a Day at HCC.
PHOTO by CHRIS YURKO: Chris Domingo Coburn.