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 Domestic Violence Awareness Keynote Speaker

Domestic Violence Awareness Keynote Speaker

Massasoit Community College, in conjunction with National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the “No More” Campaign, through the College’s Office of Institutional Diversity in collaboration with the Criminal Justice Department has created month-long programming around the important topics of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.

The schedule of events will culminate on Wednesday, October 29 with guest speaker Ashley Bendiksen, a summa cum laude graduate and class valedictorian of Salve Regina University, who presents on topics of domestic violence and women’s empowerment. A survivor of domestic abuse, Ms. Bendiksen has been speaking professionally since 2008. “The first time I ever learned I was experiencing domestic abuse was after listening to a guest presenter on my college campus,” Ashley says as part of her presentation. This powerful event will take place on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at noon on the Massasoit Community College Brockton Campus in the Large Theater of the Fine Arts Building. This event is free and open to the community. (Details are below.)

“Domestic Violence Awareness Day”
Wednesday, October 29th
**All events below will be held in the Fine Arts Bldg (large theatre).
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Local service providers will have resource tables.
Light lunch will be provided. 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: ASHLEY BENDIKSEN
Ashley will share her story as a domestic violence survivor.
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

PANEL DISCUSSION
Local domestic violence service providers to discuss various aspects of domestic violence. Domestic violence affects individuals in every community, regardless of age, economic status, nationality, race, religion or educational background. It is important to speak up, speak out and make a difference for victims and families of domestic violence.

Please view our campus-wide Domestic Violence Awareness PSA’s at
No More PSA 1 and No More PSA 2

 Massasoit Honored for ESOL Partnership

Massasoit Honored for ESOL Partnership

Massasoit Community College’s Division of Workforce Development & Community Education were honored on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 for their partnership with Churchill Linen Service for providing ESOL courses to employees. Massasoit’s Associate Director of Corporate Education, Steven Litcoff and Churchill Linen Services CEO, Ken DeDominici accepted the award from MA Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rachel Kaprielian and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh in a ceremony held in Boston.

View Press Release (PDF)

For more information about ESOL programs for your organization, contact Maryellen Brett, Director of Corporate and Professional Training at 508-588-9100 ext. 1302 or email mbrett1@massasoit.mass.edu.

 Massasoit Shares in $20 Million Labor Grant

Massasoit Shares in $20 Million Labor Grant

A consortia proposal submitted collectively by the 15 community colleges in Massachusetts led by Massasoit Community College has been selected by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) for the fourth and final round of federal funding from the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant (TAACCCT). The community colleges are advancing a comprehensive approach to addressing the training and educational needs of workers and employers statewide with a focus on articulated pathways to careers in high-growth STEM sectors (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math; as well as advanced manufacturing and healthcare). The $20 million grant is the highest funded of the 66 awarded in the country by U.S. DOL. The project, entitled Guided Pathways to Success in STEM (GPSTEM), will use the national Complete College America Guided Pathways to Success model to assist eligible students in obtaining degrees and certificates in STEM fields. The model focuses on reducing the time to completion of certificates and degree programs, resulting in more students entering employment in the Commonwealth and/or transferring into baccalaureate programs to add to their credentials.

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 Abled 8 Art Exhibit at Canton Campus

Abled 8 Art Exhibit at Canton Campus

Massasoit is proud to welcome back to our Akillian Gallery an annual exhibition that recognizes the creative energy of young artists and their “abilities”, while living with challenges.

Oct. 24 – Nov. 19, Abled 8 Art Exhibit.

Displayed are dozens of Imaginative and observationally inspired works by students from Boston Higashi School, Randolph and Massachusetts Hospital School, Canton.

Art Reception, Wed., Nov. 5, 10:45-Noon and 5:30pm – 7:30 pm.
Light refreshments, public invited.

Gallery Hours: Monday thru Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
or by appointment, call 781-821-2222, ext. 2124.

 UMass Dartmouth Offers Free Tuition

UMass Dartmouth Offers Free Tuition

Eligible Massasoit Community College students will receive free tuition at UMass Dartmouth

Earlier this week, UMass Dartmouth announces community college tuition waiver program.

UMass Dartmouth announced today that it will waive tuition for incoming students who have earned an Associate's degree and maintained a 3.0 or better grade point average at any of the state’s nine community colleges. The waiver will be good for up to four semesters.

Tuition for the 2014-15 academic year was $1,417. Community college students will remain eligible for additional need- and merit-based financial aid.

“We want to encourage successful community college students to continue their education at UMass Dartmouth and build on their educational momentum,’’ said Chancellor Divina Grossman. “This program, combined with recent increases in the financial aid and freezing of tuition and fees for two years in a row, supports our mission to keep excellent educational opportunities financially accessible.”

UMass Dartmouth welcomes many community college transfer students each, predominantly from Bristol, Massasoit and Cape Cod community colleges.

“Community college students have an excellent track record of success at the university, and we look forward to making more of them a part of our community,” said Ian Day, Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management.

The University awards more than $100 million in federal, state, and campus-based financial aid each year. Since 2010, the campus-based aid has increased from $14 million to $18 million.

 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 has New Veterans Services Coordinator

Massasoit has New Veterans Services Coordinator

Dr. Charles Wall, president of Massasoit Community College, is pleased to announce that Brian J. Smith, a veteran of the United States Air Force, has joined the College as the new Veteran Services Coordinator and Counselor.

While on active duty with the Air Force, Brian spent six years as a security policeman in North Dakota, South Korea, Turkey, the Azores, and Afghanistan. After completing his military service and while earning his bachelor’s degree, Brian served as the Student Coordinator of Veteran Success at the University of New Haven, where he developed programs and events for military veteran students. Following graduation, he taught at Elm City College Preparatory School. He holds an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Quincy College as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in International Justice and Security from the University of New Haven.

“Brian brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his new position, and I am certain that he will be an invaluable resource for our students who have served in the military,” said Dr. Wall. “We are proud to support our military veterans and their families, and I look forward to welcoming Brian to the Massasoit community.”

 High School Students may apply for a Free Class!

High School Students may apply for a Free Class!

Massasoit received $28,100.00 for Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Partnership (CDEP).
 
Massasoit has limited FUNDING for the Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Partnership (CDEP) for the Spring 2015 Semester. The CDEP program is a state funded grant program which targets high school students who are first generation college students and/or those interested in pursuing majors in STEM, (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Students who have not had the opportunity to participate in an early college experience due to financial circumstances are encouraged to apply.  Students may to take one free college class to receive dual credit from the college and the participating high school.  There may be a limited number of students selected from each participating high school. 
 
·         Students should submit Dual Enrollment Applications to the Dual Enrollment Coordinator starting  November 1, 2014 
·         Registration begins on Tuesday, November 18, 2014.  
·         Spring 2015 classes begin on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 and end on Saturday, May 9, 2015. 
 
In addition to the Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Partnership (CDEP) Massasoit offers the Massasoit Dual Enrollment Program, (MDEP), a reduced tuition program for qualified high school students, ($50.00 per credit hour, See Dual Enrollment Opportunities Brochure for complete cost details). The MDEP program offers up to two reduced courses per semester for qualified high school students for courses offered after 4:00pm on Monday through Friday or any time on weekends, including online classes with a minimum of 8 currently enrolled students.
 
 
Please check the website for detailed information regarding admissions criteria, application and registration forms:  http://www.massasoit.mass.edu/admissions/dual_enroll .cfm

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