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Spotlight Profiles

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College Sparks

Monday, March 7, 2022

An associate degree in engineering led Tony Batakis '73 – "an almost high school dropout" – down a path to a 43-year career in the gas turbine business: "I think HCC saved me life."

The Personal Touch

Monday, March 7, 2022

HCC's second president, David M. Bartley '54, reflects on the influence and impact of his mentor, George Frost, the first president of Holyoke Community College.

Lasting Impacts

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Gloria Lomax '75 spent 43 years at HCC as a student, professor, and, finally, president of the college's Alumni Association before she retired in 2015.

By Design

Monday, Feb. 28, 2022

After being laid off twice in two years, Harry Hill '13 found his way to HCC for his certificate in graphic design – "my ticket out of poverty – point blank," he says.

Stage Presence

Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022

The nurturing environment Marcelle Dion LaBrecque '16 found at HCC allowed them to explore their identity and find success as a drag performer, singer and actor.