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One play was a drama about an abused woman trying to rebuild her life after getting out of prison. The other was a comedic parable about the dangers of conformity. Both Holyoke Community College Theater Department productions won ensemble acting awards earlier this month at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. HCC’s production of “Getting Out,” by playwright Marsha Norman, received the award for “Outstanding Ensemble Performance”...

By: Alexander Joyce, Contributing Writer – America is consumed with higher education – going to college and earning a degree as the necessary means to a well-paying job. Yet with parents emphasizing the importance of academic excellence, and their children graduating and going on to successful employment, why do many still remain uneducated in fundamental financial matters? Numerous statistics show financial illiteracy is a major problem in the U.S., reflected in enormous...

MGM Springfield is now offering a tuition reimbursement plan for students entering classes at the Massachusetts Casino Career Training Institute (MCCTI) Gaming School in Springfield, MA. Students who successfully complete two or more courses at the new Gaming School, and obtain a job with MGM Springfield will be eligible for the tuition reimbursement if they remain employed with MGM Springfield for one year after the property’s grand opening. “This tuition reimbursement program...

Fall of 2018, STCC is planning to offer a new degree in Biomedical Engineering Technology, which addresses a demand for workers trained to repair, maintain and manufacture medical equipment. The program – the only two-year, associate degree program of its kind in the region – will prepare students for a variety of in-demand healthcare jobs, including biomedical equipment and biomedical device manufacturing technicians and medical sales representatives. Students who receive...