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 Massasoit Announces Vet Tech Partnership

Massasoit Announces Vet Tech Partnership

Suzanne Green, Superintendent-Director of Norfolk County Agricultural High School (Norfolk Aggie) and Dr. Charles Wall, president of Massasoit Community College, are pleased to announce the Board of Higher Education’s approval of its dual enrollment college pathway program that will afford Norfolk Aggie students the opportunity to earn credit toward an associate’s degree in applied science (AAS) in veterinary technician while still in high school.

This new program will be housed in both Walpole, at Norfolk Aggie, and Canton, at Massasoit’s Canton Campus. The program will leverage Norfolk Aggie’s expertise in agricultural education and Massasoit’s proficiency in college math and sciences to create a rigorous, hands-on curriculum that will give students the technical skills to succeed in the field. In addition, a partnership with a local veterinary practice will provide the critical clinical experience students will need to enter the workforce.

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 FAFSA Day at Massasoit

FAFSA Day at Massasoit

FAFSA Day Massachusetts Offers Free Help Applying for Financial Aid for College

Massasoit Community College is one of more than 30 host locations statewide

High school seniors, families, and adult students who will be entering college in the 2015-2016 academic year, or are currently enrolled and need assistance, are invited to attend FAFSA Day Massachusetts on Monday, February 23, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Massasoit Community College’s Brockton Campus in the Student Center Building, Upper Student Lounge.

In order to apply for federal financial aid for higher education – including grants, scholarships, loans, and Federal Work-Study – applicants must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Financial aid experts will be available to guide applicants through the application process.

FAFSA Day is staffed by volunteer financial aid and higher education experts. For more information or to register, please visit www.FAFSAday.org or contact Rebecca West, Massasoit Financial Aid Coordinator, at extension 1478 or rwest1@massasoit.mass.edu.

Parents and students EACH are encouraged to bring the following in order to complete their FAFSA:

• FAFSA PIN (available at www.pin.ed.gov) to be used to sign electronically
• Social Security Number
• Driver's License
• Most recent tax returns
• 2014 W-2 or year-end pay stub
• 2014 untaxed income records
• Current bank statement(s)
• 2014 business and investment records
• Alien Registration Card (if not a U.S. Citizen)

 Fall 2014 Dean's List

Fall 2014 Dean's List

The College congratulates those Massasoit students who succeeded in achieving a 3.40 QPA or higher for the Fall 2014 semester.

2014 Dean's List

 Massasoit Welcomes Trustee Thomas E. Carroll

Massasoit Welcomes Trustee Thomas E. Carroll

Massasoit Community College is pleased to announce that Governor Deval Patrick has appointed Thomas E. Carroll, Jr. to the College’s Board of Trustees. Mr. Carroll’s appointment fills the vacancy of trustee James Barrows who recently concluded an esteemed ten years of service to the board.

Mr. Carroll currently serves as the CEO of South Shore Medical Center, Inc. in Norwell. A Hanover resident, he holds a bachelor’s degree from Babson College and an MBA from Boston University. He was sworn in on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 prior to the monthly Board meeting.

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 Massasoit Welcomes Dr. Barbara W. McCarthy

Massasoit Welcomes Dr. Barbara W. McCarthy

Brockton, MA – Massasoit Community College announces the appointment of Dr. Barbara W. McCarthy to the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs (Chief Academic Officer). Dr. McCarthy has seventeen years of service to community colleges, most recently as Chief Academic Officer at Asnuntuck Community College. As Chief Academic Officer at Asnuntuck Community College she led academic programs and support services, strategic planning, institutional effectiveness, accreditation activities and governance review. During her tenure, the Early Childhood Education program earned NAEYC accreditation, STEM offerings were expanded and enrollments increased by 50%, and developmental curricula in mathematics and writing were significantly redesigned. CCSSE scores increased in all categories. She guided the growth of distance learning offerings, pedagogy, and enrollments. She was a member of the Executive Board of the Literacy Volunteers of America of Northern Connecticut and oversaw the development and state approval of a 2+2 partnership with Albertus Magnus College. She has led and served on state-wide committees charged with improving transfer, developmental education, professional development, and assessment in both Massachusetts and Connecticut.

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 Transition to Community College Program

Transition to Community College Program

The Transition to Community College Program is held at Massasoit's Brockton Campus and is designed to help prepare Adult Learners for a successful transition to a college degree or certificate program at Massasoit Community College. This program is funded by a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and is FREE to all who meet the eligibility requirements. Registrations being accepted for spring semester.

For more information, please contact:

Linda Aspinwall, Director
Adult Basic Education Programs
T: 508-588-9100 x1301
F: 508.427.1248
E: laspinwall@Massasoit.mass.edu

Or

Dianne Blanchard
Educational & Career Advisor
T: 508-588-9100 x1303
F: 508.427.1248
E: dblanchard1@massasoit.mass.edu

 Massasoit to host 13th Annual MLK Jr. Celebration

Massasoit to host 13th Annual MLK Jr. Celebration

Massasoit Community College will host its 13th annual celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on February 4, 2015.

The College’s Office of Institutional Diversity’s yearly event will feature Dr. J. Keith Motley, Chancellor of UMass Boston, as the keynote speaker. Prior to his appointment as chancellor, Dr. Motley also served in various roles both on the UMass campus and in their UMass System’s office, following more than 20 years as an administrator for Northeastern University. He is also the founder and education chair of Concerned Black Men of Massachusetts, Inc., and the Paul Robeson Institute for Positive Self- Development, an academic and social enrichment program for school-aged children of color.

“The legacy of Dr. King is something we are proud to celebrate,” said Dr. Charles Wall, President of Massasoit Community College. “We look forward to welcoming Chancellor Motley to our campus for this inspiring event.”

The Annual MLK Celebration program is designed to celebrate diversity and to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy by bringing together faculty, staff, students, and the broader community.

The celebration, which will also kick off Massasoit’s recognition of Black History Month, will be held on the Brockton Campus in the Anna P. Buckley Performing Arts Center Large Theater from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

 Kirby to Serve as Director for TAACCCT Grant

Kirby to Serve as Director for TAACCCT Grant

Dr. Charles Wall, President of Massasoit Community College, recently announced that Kathleen Kirby, Ph.D., has been appointed Project Director for Massasoit’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant. The project, entitled Guided Pathways to Success in STEM (GPSTEM), will assist eligible students in obtaining degrees and certificates in STEM fields.

Previously, Dr. Kirby managed a multi-state TAACCCT grant focused on advanced manufacturing and also served nearly five years as the Executive Director of CONNECT, a public higher education partnership in southeastern Massachusetts that focuses on improving college access and affordability. Additionally, she spent three years as the Director of Bridgewater State University’s Office of Grants and Sponsored Projects

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 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program

BROCKTON—The City of Brockton, Massasoit Community College and NeighborWorks Southern Mass. are joining forces to provide free income tax preparation assistance to local residents through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program.

The VITA program offers free tax preparation and electronic filing assistance for individuals and families who have an annual income of $53,000 or less. Tax preparation assistance will be available on Mondays at the Brockton Public Library from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Massasoit Community College Library in the Student Center building beginning Feb. 2 and continuing through April 6, 2015. The site will be closed Feb. 16 in observance of Presidents Day, March 21 during Massasoit’s spring break, and may close due to inclement weather.

Assistance will be provided on a first come, first served basis and generally takes about one hour.

For more information or to confirm that the site is open in inclement weather, please contact Patty Lynch at Massasoit at 508-588-9100 ext. 1018 or Joe Madaio at NeighborWorks Southern Mass. at 508-587-0950 ext. 45.

Download the VITA flyer.

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