Best of the Best

DATE: Thursday, September 22, 2022

HCC named Best College/University in MassLive/Springfield Republican Reader Raves poll

President Christina Royal, surrounded by the HCC Cabinet, holds the Readers Raves Award for Best College or University

Holyoke Community College was selected as "Best College or University" for 2023 in the annual MassLive/Springfield Republican Reader Raves poll. 

Voting for Reader Raves 2023 began June 5 and by July 31 had logged nearly 57,000 votes in 100 categories, including "Best College or University." 

"Readers have raved again, and we are celebrating 10 Years of the Best!" the Republican said in its introduction to its Reader Raves 2023 results. "Launched in 2012 as a biannual 'Best Of' poll ... readers were asked to vote for the best of the best in News, Business, Entertainment, Pioneer Valley Life and Sports. Now in its 13th cycle of voting, Reader Raves has continued to grow and evolved from a seasonally based poll to a highly anticipated and beloved celebration honoring the 'Who's Who' of local businesses in Western Massachusetts."

HCC and other Reader Raves winners will be honored at the annual Reader Raves banquet on Oct. 19 at the Log Cabin in Holyoke. 

"While accepting their award, Reader Raves 2023 winners and their guests will enjoy a celebratory evening of food, fun, and plenty of surprises." according to the Republcan. "So, without further ado, raise a glass as we present and congratulate the 2023 Reader Raves winners!"

PHOTO: President Christina Royal, surrounded by the HCC Cabinet, holds the college's Reader Raves award for 2023.