The Latest News About Elms College

  1. White Coat Ceremony Marks Milestone for DNP Students

    Fri Dec 18, 2015

    The Elms College inaugural class of doctor of nursing practice students recite an oath before receiving their white coats at a special ceremony held Dec. 16.

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  2. Service to Honor Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day

    Tue Dec 15, 2015

    The Elms College School of Nursing, in collaboration with The Basilica of St. Stanislaus Sunday Sandwich Ministry, is holding a memorial service and dinner to honor homeless persons who have passed away in 2015 in Chicopee.

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  3. Poets Burt and Harvey to Read Their Work in Library Theater

    Tue Dec 1, 2015

    The Blue House Writers Series will host readings by poets Stephen Burt and Matthea Harvey in the Alumnae Library Theater on Thursday, Dec. 3.

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  4. Bumps in Road Lead to Biology Major

    Mon Nov 30, 2015

    For Carly Fellion ’17 of Agawam, having to switch colleges and majors were just two bumps on the road getting her to where she needed to be: at Elms College, as a biology major with a concentration in premedical studies and a minor in bioethics.

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  5. Research Opportunities Abound at Elms

    Mon Nov 30, 2015

    Elms College offers research opportunities to undergraduates and postgraduates alike.

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  6. Brothers are Passionate About Science

    Mon Nov 30, 2015

    The Elms STEM scholarship program was perfect for the science-loving Karam brothers, Hussein, 18, and Abdullah, 19, Baghdad natives who arrived in Chicopee three years ago from Cairo.



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  7. National Science Foundation Awards Elms College $31,700 Grant for Research on Biological Diversity

    Mon Nov 23, 2015

    The College of Our Lady of the Elms has received a research grant of $31,700 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) that will provide for international and domestic travel, field work and collaboration with colleges across the U.S.

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  8. Poets Rohrer, Xu to Read Their Work in Borgia Gallery

    Tue Nov 17, 2015

    The Blue House Writers Series will host readings by poets Matthew Rohrer and Wendy Xu in the Borgia Gallery on Thursday, Nov. 19.

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  9. Elms College to Screen Documentaries About Immigration Issues

    Tue Nov 10, 2015

    Elms College will host a screening of two documentary films that illuminate immigration issues: "The Invisibles" and "Ellis." The films will be shown starting at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, in Veritas Auditorium; this event is free and open to the public.

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  10. With Guidance, CSD Major Finds Her Passion

    Fri Oct 23, 2015

    After a false start in pharmacy school, Alyssa Febo '16 is excited for the career she feels she was destined to have as a speech language pathologist.

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  11. Writers Series to Host Readings by Crutchfield, Parker, Smith

    Fri Oct 23, 2015

    Writers Abraham Smith, Christy Crutchfield and Nathan Parker will read from their work at the next installment of the Blue House's Visiting Writers Series on Tuesday, Oct. 27.

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  12. The Sisters of Saint Joseph Founders' Day

    Thu Oct 15, 2015

    Every year on October 15, we recognize the beginnings of our Elms College founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph.

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  13. Poetry Series to Host Reading by Pulitzer Finalist Martin Espada

    Wed Oct 14, 2015

    Pulitzer finalist Martin Espada will read from his poetry at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, in the Alumnae Library Theatre at Elms College.

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  14. Fulbright FLTA Brings Irish Language to Life at Elms College

    Thu Oct 1, 2015

    Sile Dolan is the 2015-2016 Fulbright language teaching assistant at Elms College.

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  15. Elms College Common Read Program to Focus on Solidarity

    Tue Sep 1, 2015

    The campus community will read the book Outcasts United with freshmen and participate in related discussions, events and projects throughout the 2015-2016 academic year.

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  16. Convocation Speaker: Renowned Soccer Coach Luma Mufleh

    Wed Aug 12, 2015

    Soccer coach Luma Mufleh and her team, the Fugees -- refugee boys from around the world -- are the subject of this year's Common Read selection, the national bestselling book Outcasts United by Warren St. John.

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  17. From Stay-at-Home Mom to Honors Grad

    Fri Aug 7, 2015

    In 2000, Elizabeth Jones dropped out of Holyoke Community College, convinced college was “an impossible task.” Fourteen years, one husband and six children later, the stay-at-home mom graduated from Elms College’s off-campus program at HCC with a perfect 4.0 GPA and dual degrees.

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  18. Berkshire RN-BS Grad Attributes Success to Community of Nurses

    Fri Aug 7, 2015

    Laurie Robinson of Pittsfield “enjoyed every minute” of her time in the Elms College RN-BS degree-completion program for registered nurses within Berkshire Health Systems (BHS), graduating in May with a 4.0 GPA and a plan to pursue her master’s degree in nursing education.

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  19. 2013 Grad JETs to Japan to Teach English

    Mon Aug 3, 2015

    As part of the prestigious Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program, Marcos Navarro ’13 will work full-time as an assistant language teacher (ALT) at schools in Japan.

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  20. Elms College Hosts Chinese Middle School Students

    Thu Jul 30, 2015

    The English Language Institute at Elms College welcomes 23 students from China to Western Massachusetts to explore the English language and American culture.

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  21. Elms and BCC Create New Weekend Social Work Program

    Thu Jul 30, 2015

    An Elms College bachelor’s degree in social work can now be earned in 20 months, with classes at BCC’s main campus in Pittsfield.

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  22. Elms/MWCC Psych Grad Sets Sights on Helping Youth

    Fri Jul 24, 2015

    Qeiana Lopez '15 wants to show troubled youth how much they have to offer.

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  23. Joseph Coleman '15 - Navigating Toward Success

    Wed Jun 24, 2015

    Even before he had graduated, Joseph Coleman ’15 earned an entrepreneurship award for his clothing brand, Finna Wear.

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  24. Kenny Lockett - Big Man on Campus

    Mon Jun 22, 2015

    Kenny Lockett ’15 received his B.A. in biology in May and plans to focus on exercise science in graduate school, with the ultimate goal of becoming a physical therapist or athletic trainer.

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  25. Basketball Star Enjoys Success on Court, in Classroom

    Wed May 27, 2015

    Denisha Parks ’15 plans to use her sports management degree from Elms become an athletic director at a college or university someday.

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  26. Social Work Grad Following Her Heart to Help Others

    Tue May 26, 2015

    Rebecca Burgos '15 says working with people impacted by substance abuse is her passion. She is heading to an MSW program this month to pursue that dream.

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  27. Coach Condon Named NECC Coach of the Year

    Thu May 21, 2015

    Condon, Three Players Claim NECC Softball Awards

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  28. Congrats class of 2015!

    Thu May 21, 2015

    Class of 2015 Infographic

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  29. Nursing Grad Fulfilling Lifelong Dream

    Thu May 21, 2015

    Rachel Lehouillier '15 can’t remember a time when she didn’t want to be a nurse. She used time-management skills to juggle cross country and SNA with the traditionally demanding nursing major.

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  30. Elms Doubles Down on Valedictorians

    Tue May 19, 2015

    Elms College achieved an unprecedented milestone for Commencement 2015, having two valedictorians.

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  31. U.S. Rep. John Lewis Urges Graduates to 'Be Bold'

    Mon May 18, 2015

    Civil rights pioneer U.S. Rep. John Lewis urged Elms College's 521 graduates for 2015 to "help redeem the soul of America" so "we can serve as a model for the rest of the world."

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  32. Boston Globe Covers Commencement 2015

    Mon May 18, 2015
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  33. WWLP video: Commencement 2015

    Mon May 18, 2015
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  34. Runner with Epilepsy Blazes Ahead

    Mon Apr 27, 2015

    Jackie Quetti '16 is the Elms College cross country team's junior captain. She lives with epilepsy, and recently organized her teammates to do a 100-mile relay to raise funds for the condition.

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  35. Bringing Golf Tourney to Life Builds Biz Skills

    Tue Apr 7, 2015

    The students in Amanda Garcia's Event Management and Promotions capstone course are planning a golf tournament as a fundraiser for the Chicopee Boys & Girls Club.

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  36. Dance Team Concert to Support Children with Cancer

    Thu Apr 2, 2015

    The Elms College Dance Team will host an eclectic concert to benefit the We Love Riley Fan Club at 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 12, in Veritas Auditorium.

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  37. What's the Scoop on Poop

    Fri Mar 27, 2015
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  38. St. Joseph's Day

    Thu Mar 19, 2015

    Today is the Feast of St. Joseph, foster father to Jesus. St, Joseph is the patron of – among many others - the dying, the universal Church, fathers, carpenters, and social justice.

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  39. Elms College Non-Profit of the Year

    Wed Mar 18, 2015
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  40. SSJs Archives Find Sanctuary at Elms

    Tue Mar 17, 2015

    A significant portion of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield's archives have found a home in Elms Alumnae Library.

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  41. Maguire Winner Lives the Charism of the SSJs

    Mon Mar 16, 2015

    Andrew Mercado '16, recipient of the Bishop Joseph F. Maguire Award, lives his faith through a compassionate heart and peaceful action.

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  42. Play to Highlight Holocaust Heroine Irena Sendler

    Mon Mar 9, 2015

    This theatrical production is the second of two events celebrating Catholic social worker Irena Sendler, who saved 2,500 Jewish children during World War II. Image courtesy of The Irena Sendler Project.

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  43. ‘Forbidden Art’ Exhibit Tells Personal Stories of Auschwitz Prisoners

    Thu Mar 5, 2015

    Elms College will host the New England premiere of an exhibit showcasing photos of 20 rare art pieces discovered after the concentration camp’s liberation.

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    Mon Mar 2, 2015
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  45. Elms Welcomes Kochi Exchange Students

    Wed Feb 25, 2015

    Students from the University of Kochi in Japan arrived at Elms College and met with their Friendship Partners, Elms students who will guide them during their 12-day visit.

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  46. Civil Rights Leader John Lewis to Deliver 2015 Commencement Address

    Tue Feb 3, 2015

    Renowned civil rights pioneer Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., who was a leader of the march on Selma in 1965, will deliver Elms College’s 84th commencement address on May 16, 2015.

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  47. A Real-Life Look at Social Work

    Thu Jan 29, 2015

    Elms social work students take their first foray into the field by volunteering at a Western Massachusetts "adoption party."

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  48. 4 for 4: Elms Graduates Succeed Amid Tough PA Competition

    Wed Jan 28, 2015

    Elms College can boast a 100 percent success rate for its 2014 natural sciences undergraduates who sought placement in physician assistant programs.

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  49. Elms College, Greenfield Community College Expand Partnership

    Wed Jan 28, 2015

    The college and Greenfield Community College have signed an agreement to expand baccalaureate degree opportunitiers for students and alumni of GCC.

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  50. Film Celebrates Social Worker’s Heroism During Holocaust

    Wed Jan 21, 2015

    Catholic social worker Irena Sendler saved 2,500 Jewish children from death in the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II. A film screening and filmmaker Q&A on Feb. 1 at Elms College will tell her story.

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  51. Bio Grad Helps Army Lead Fight Against Ebola

    Tue Jan 13, 2015

    Following years of back-to-back deployments fighting terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan, Capt. Jerod Brammer ’10 has set his sights on the ebola virus.

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  52. Inspiring Dialogue Through Art: A Q&A with Artist Robin Joyce Miller

    Tue Jan 13, 2015

    Artist, educator, poet and author Robin Joyce Miller will present a slideshow and an exhibit of 14 mixed-media collage quilts at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, in the Borgia Gallery at Elms College.

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  53. An International Legacy and Elms Ambassador

    Mon Jan 5, 2015

    David Antwi '17 of Ghana is following in his aunts' footsteps by majoring in nursing at Elms. He also speaks highly of the college to compatriots.

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  54. Students Go 'Full Elf' to Bring Kids Joy

    Thu Dec 11, 2014

    Elms students organized Christmas gift sponsorships and toy drives to benefit needy children in Holyoke and Chicopee.

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  55. Career Fair Connects Students, Employers

    Thu Dec 4, 2014

    Elms students met with area employer representatives at the December 2014 career fair.

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  56. Internship to Employment

    Tue Dec 2, 2014
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  57. Elms Students Sweep Scholarships

    Mon Dec 1, 2014

    The three Women in Business Scholarship recipients from Western Mass Women Magazine are all Elms students.

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  58. Elms Golf: No 'I' in Team

    Mon Nov 3, 2014

    The Elms golf team is a close-knit group that enjoys spending time together, on and off the course.

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  59. As the Worm Turns

    Fri Oct 24, 2014

    Molecular biology students in Professor Janet Williams’ class are experiencing firsthand novel research into unexplored territory in DNA studies.

    At a 2009 talk on human and environmental metagenomics, Williams discovered she had the perfect future project for her class. Broadly, metagenomics is the study of genetic material recovered directly from environmental samples and then sequenced.

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  60. Moving to the Front of the Class

    Fri Oct 10, 2014

    Zach Dreher from Naugatuck, CT, graduated as a secondary education and mathematical science double major, with a minor in coaching.

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  61. IACBE Competition 2014

    Thu Oct 9, 2014

    The Elms College team consisiting of Josh Dinoto, Demitri Tessier, Hannah O'Brien, and Connor O'Grady took second place at the IACBE case study competition. 

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  62. Aswad Thomas Named Convocation Speaker

    Mon Sep 29, 2014
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  63. Elms Off-Campus Programs Expand into Worcester

    Thu Sep 25, 2014

    Elms signs its sixth community college partnership for bachelor's degree completion programs, this time with Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester.

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  64. Cross Country Team Learns Service and Bonding

    Fri Sep 12, 2014

    The Elms College Men’s and Women’s Cross Country teams spent a three-day retreat at the Agape Community in Hardwick, Massachusetts, prior to the start of the academic year.

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  65. Geo-literacy Grant Kickoff Provides Chance to Enter Earth

    Mon Sep 1, 2014

    As a Massachusetts Geographic Alliance host institution, this year Elms will be the scene of numerous professional development opportunities for teachers and geography-related events for students.

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  66. Dorothy Day 2014: Class of 2018 Cultivates Charism

    Fri Aug 29, 2014

    Class of 2018 members and older student mentors spent the week before classes serving local community organizations under the Office of Campus Ministry's Dorothy Day Program.

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  67. Summer Reading Program Turns 25

    Thu Aug 28, 2014

    Elms College's program for graduate teaching students marks a quarter century of helping improve the reading skills of children in western Massachusetts.

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  68. Elms Institute Hosts Chinese Students

    Mon Jul 28, 2014

    37 students from one of China's top middle schools are honing their English language skills under the English Language Institute at Elms College held from July 27-Aug. 3.

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  69. Cultural View Broadens in China

    Fri Jul 11, 2014

    Elms students experience the culture and history of Beijing, Xi’an, and Shanghai.

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  70. Student Wins Maguire Award

    Wed Jun 25, 2014
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    Sara Edwards is this year’s recipient of the Bishop Joseph F. Maguire Award. The award is given annually to a religious studies major or a student who has made outstanding contributions to the community and lives out their faith through community service projects, sacramental programs, liturgical celebrations, retreats, and prayer.

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  71. Alumni Gather at Reunion 2014

    Sun Jun 1, 2014

    The Class of 1964 becoming Golden Blazers and the Elms College Social Work program turning 60 were some of the milestones of Reunion 2014.

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  72. Learning is 'As Essential as Breathing'

    Thu May 29, 2014

    Michael Lewis '15, a social work major at Elms College's Off Campus program at Greenfield Community College, will speak to GCC graduates at Commencement this weekend about making learning a lifelong endeavor.

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  73. Blazers Field Hockey Team Trip to Holland

    Thu May 29, 2014

    With their visit to Holland, the Blazers Field Hockey team has become the college's first to travel internationally.

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  74. Elms College Opens New Pathways for Science and Technology

    Thu May 29, 2014

    Grant funds to be awarded as scholarships beginning in the fall of 2015.

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  75. Taking a Risk to Make a Difference

    Tue May 20, 2014

    Social work major Marisabel Santiago wants to help at-risk youth be successful in life.

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  76. Finding a Way to Stand Out

    Fri May 16, 2014

    Through supportive faculty, family, and her work in human services, Jalissa Sostre '14 has decided to pursue a master's in social work.

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  77. Senior Nursing Student Recalls Faculty Support

    Fri May 16, 2014

    Gianna Gorneault ’14 has landed a full-time nursing position and couldn't be happier that she chose Elms College.

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  78. Senior Masters Volleyball, Sign Language, and Robots

    Fri May 16, 2014

    CIT major Kordel Latimer '14 learned programming, volleyball, and sign language during his four years at Elms College.

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  79. 'Tons of Hard Work' Earns Valedictorian Standing

    Wed May 14, 2014

    Edward Innarelli '14 took advantage of the many opportunities that came his way and earned distinction as Elms College's first male valedictorian.

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  80. ASD Student Dines With Renowned Author

    Wed May 14, 2014

    Travis McArthur, a student in the autism spectrum disorders master's program, had a chance encounter with autism activist Temple Grandin. 

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  81. Swimmer Buoyed by Supportive Coaches, Professors

    Mon May 12, 2014

    For accounting major Keegan Goan ’14, his record-setting swimming career and impressive academics were the result of a large support system of coaches and faculty at Elms who helped him succeed. 

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  82. Love of Irish Leads to Gaeltacht Award

    Tue May 6, 2014

    A love of Irish music led English major Amy Baker '15 to pursue an Irish studies minor. She will delve deeper into the culture this summer under a grant that takes her to the Emerald Isle for a month.

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  83. Career Seminar

    Mon May 5, 2014

    A group of recent alumni in the natural and health sciences were invited back to campus for a tour of the Center for Natural and Health Sciences and a panel discussion on their chosen career fields. 

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  84. Senior Finds Discipline in Athletics

    Fri May 2, 2014

    Through guidance from his volleyball coach, Bryson Rainey '14 turned in a record-setting volleyball career and learned what it took to become an adult.

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  85. Student Group Makes Donation to Soldiers' Home

    Wed Apr 30, 2014

    Students in the Elms College chapter of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association held a fundraiser to benefit veterans in the Soldiers' Home in Holyoke.

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  86. Postbaccalaureate Premed Program Gives New Opportunity

    Tue Apr 22, 2014

    Alvaro Mendez graduated from Duquesne University in 2010 with a major in history and biology but without the grades to get into medical school. Now a student in the Elms College post-baccalaureate pre-medical program, he has his sights set on a career orthopedics.

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  87. PostBac Program Provides Career Focus

    Thu Apr 10, 2014

    Jade Jerolmon, a student in the post baccalaureate premedical program, has been accepted to the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University

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  88. Students Tour European Legal Systems

    Mon Apr 7, 2014

    Paralegal and legal studies students explore the culture and court systems in London, Paris, and Dublin as part of a course called International Travel.

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  89. Students Develop Psychological Experiment

    Thu Apr 3, 2014

    Dan Teague '15 and Julianne Stasiowski '15 are developing their own psychological experiment they plan to present at next fall's New England Psychological Association.

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  90. Jane Chevalier

    Mon Mar 31, 2014

    For as long as she can remember, Jane Chevalier has been excited about the upcoming St. Patrick's Parade in Holyoke. But this year she experienced the event as president of the parade committee and saw her hard work in action.

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  91. From Raiders of the Lost Ark to Tomb Raider

    Wed Mar 19, 2014
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