The Latest News About Elms College

  1. Art Exhibit Juxtaposes Opposites to Offer Viewers a Fresh Perspective

    Wed Aug 17, 2016

    An upcoming exhibit at the Borgia Gallery invites viewers to experience abstract photographs (above left) by Debra Gomes '84 alongside photograms (above right) by Edward Los.

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  2. Early Childhood Education Major Fulfills Goal of Becoming Valedictorian

    Mon Aug 8, 2016

    Early childhood education and sociology double major Samantha Alvino '16 added "Be Valedictorian at Elms College" to her bucket list in high school and accomplished that goal this year.

     

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  3. A Future He Can Count On

    Mon Aug 8, 2016

    Accounting major Adam Kuzdzal ’16, salutatorian of his class, knew what he’d be doing after graduation even before he received his diploma.

     

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  4. Summer Reading Program: Putting Theory into Practice

    Wed Jul 27, 2016

    The Elms College education division’s annual Summer Reading Program is a great opportunity for M.A.T. students, providing them with intensive hands-on experience in teaching reading and writing.

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  5. Summer Reading Program: Individualized Instruction, Real Results

    Wed Jul 27, 2016

    The education division’s annual Summer Reading Program offers local students individualized reading instruction and MCAS preparation.

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  6. Secure Future for Criminal Justice Major

    Thu Jul 14, 2016

    Crystal Archibald '16, a criminal justice and psychology double major and legal studies minor, plans to work in security and has the longterm goal of becoming a criminal investigator.

     

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  7. Blue House Fellow Excited About Writing Center's Future

    Wed Jul 6, 2016

    English major Rick Giordano '18 of Agawam recently finished his year as Elms College's first Blue House Fellow and is proud of what he and Associate Professor of English Daniel Chelotti accomplished.

     

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  8. Common Read Program to Focus on Dignity, Mercy

    Tue Jul 5, 2016

    The First Year Seminar program at the College of Our Lady of the Elms will highlight dignity and mercy in 2016-2017 with a Common Read selection that shares the powerful true story about the redeeming potential of mercy, as well as a call to fix our broken justice system. The campus community will read the book Just Mercy with freshmen and participate in related discussions, events and projects throughout the 2016-2017 academic year.

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  9. English/Education Major Blooms at Elms

    Fri Jul 1, 2016

    English and secondary education major Taylor Simpson '16 was able to explore her love for writing and art during her four years at Elms.

     

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  10. Elms College Receives Nearly $300,000 Grant to Help Students Succeed

    Wed Jun 29, 2016

    Elms has received a grant of $263,817 from the Davis Educational Foundation for the college’s new ASPIRE (Academic Success Program Impacting Retention and Engagement) program.

     

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  11. Legal Studies Grad Grateful for the Road Taken

    Wed Jun 29, 2016

    The journey of Madison Boehm '16 of Sutton, Mass., at Elms College detoured at art and other possible majors before she found her passion for legal studies and criminal justice.

     

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  12. New Pathway to Law Degree

    Wed Jun 22, 2016

    The College of Our Lady of the Elms and Western New England University’s School of Law executed a “3+3” agreement that allows students to apply for admission to the law school and begin their legal education during their senior year at Elms College. This could shorten the time for students to earn both their bachelor’s and J.D. degrees from seven years to six years.  

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  13. English Majors Attend Prestigious Writing Institute

    Tue Jun 21, 2016

    English majors Rick Giordano '18 of Agawam and Taylor Simpson '16 of Ludlow received scholarships to attend the prestigious Juniper Summer Writing Institute this month at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

     

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  14. CSD Major Can’t Imagine Any Other Career

    Thu Jun 9, 2016

    Hailey DuBois '16 of Granby, Mass., came to Elms because of the strength of the communication sciences and disorders program.

     

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  15. Translating Sports Leadership into Business Success

    Thu Jun 9, 2016

    Business management and accounting major Ugwusinachi “Conny” Ihearahu ’17 found his way into business studies through athletics.

     

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  16. Nursing Student Lives the Ideals of Catholic Education

    Thu Jun 9, 2016

    Nursing major Kayla Levreault ’17 of Athol, Mass., received the St. Catherine medal this year from Kappa Gamma Pi, the National Catholic College Graduate Honor Society.

     

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  17. Top 2016 Graduates Are Four-Year Scholar-Athletes

    Sat May 21, 2016

    Valedictorian Samantha Alvino and salutatorian Adam Kuzdzal both credit athletics with helping them develop leadership skills.

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  18. From USAF Security Forces to Paralegal Studies

    Wed May 11, 2016

    Agawam native Stacey Caplette ’16 got her start in the legal field by joining the U.S. Air Force. Then she came to Elms for the paralegal studies program.

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  19. Two Siblings, Two Paths, One Big Graduation Party

    Wed May 11, 2016

    The Curtis siblings of Easthampton, Mass., are four years apart in age and have very different interests -- he majored in business management and accounting, she in nursing -- but they each found a path to a degree at Elms.

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  20. Elms Student Wins Award for Ireland Summer Exchange Program

    Mon May 9, 2016

    Kevin Corcoran '19 has taken Irish language classes from Síle Dolan, the Irish Fulbright language teaching assistant assigned to Elms for the 2015-2016 academic year. She encouraged him to apply for a grant that allows U.S. citizens to visit Ireland for educational experiences.

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  21. Pre-Med Students Hear Firsthand Account of Medical Profession

    Wed May 4, 2016

    Elms College postbaccalaureate and undergraduate pre-med students were treated to a firsthand account of the medical profession April 23 from Dr. Juan Riestra of Hackensack UMC Mountainside Hospital in New Jersey.

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  22. Budding Naturalists Have a Blast at BioBlitz

    Tue May 3, 2016

    More than 200 nature enthusiasts of all ages attended the Elms College BioBlitz in Memorial State Park in Chicopee on Saturday, April 30. The event asked scientists, naturalists and volunteers (kids and adults) to conduct an intense survey to find and identify all living creatures in a particular region in one day.

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  23. Spring Week Festivities

    Fri Apr 15, 2016

    Spring Week features an array of activities from tie-dyeing in the sunshine to demonstrations of athletic prowess on the Quad.

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  24. Dance Team to Host Cancer Fundraiser Concert

    Mon Apr 11, 2016

    The Elms College dance team will hold a benefit dance concert in celebration of life and love at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 17, in Veritas Auditorium.

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  25. Postbac Leads Effort to Raise Funds for Flint

    Fri Apr 8, 2016

    When Postbaccalaureate pre-health student Devin Donohoe '16 heard about the plight of the people in Flint, Michigan, he knew that, as busy as he was, he had to do something.

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  26. Cross Country Team Plans 2nd Annual Epilepsy-Awareness Fundraiser

    Wed Apr 6, 2016

    The Elms College cross country program will hold its second annual 100-Mile Relay for Epilepsy Awareness Friday, April 15, and the whole campus community is invited to participate.

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  27. Building a Successful Accounting Career -- as an Undergrad

    Wed Apr 6, 2016

    Meeghan O'Connor '17 will not finish her degree until next year, but she has already lined up a full-time job in public accounting for the fall after she graduates. In the meantime, she will start graduate courses this summer under the accelerated dual-enrollment program.

     

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  28. Elms College Launches Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

    Tue Apr 5, 2016

    The new Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership at Elms College will expand business education offerings at the college through a hands-on, real-world approach.

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  29. Interfaith Panel Discussion to Focus on Mercy

    Fri Apr 1, 2016

    An interfaith panel discussion on April 10 will examine mercy through the perspectives of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

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  30. Elms College Hosts Executive Meeting to Improve Understanding of Workforce Needs

    Fri Apr 1, 2016

    Elms College hosted an executive breakfast event April 1 to improve understanding of regional workforce needs through the voices of legislators, elected officials, business owners and CEOs.

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  31. National Group Names Elms as Example of a Best Practices Nursing School

    Fri Apr 1, 2016

    A new report from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing describes the escalating impact of academic nursing on healthcare, and gives real-world examples of schools that are leading the way.

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  32. Elms College to Host Presentation on Prison Art Therapy

    Thu Mar 31, 2016

    Art therapy expert Phyllis Kornfeld will discuss her decades-long career working with incarcerated individuals in a special presentation on April 28.

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  33. Writers Series to Host Readings by Poets Shaughnessy, Collins

    Wed Mar 23, 2016

    Poets Brenda Shaughnessy and Arda Collins will read from their work at a Blue House Visiting Writers Series event on Tuesday, April 12.

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  34. Series of Events to Celebrate Diversity

    Tue Mar 22, 2016

    A series of events throughout April will celebrate diversity on campus and in the community.

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  35. St. Joseph's Day

    Fri Mar 18, 2016

    Today we celebrate 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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  36. Writers Series to Host Readings by Glaser, Landman, Powers

    Wed Mar 2, 2016

    The Blue House Visiting Writers Series will present a reading by writers Rachel B. Glaser, Seth Landman and Ted Powers.

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  37. Basketball Players Named to 2015-16 NECC All-Conference

    Tue Mar 1, 2016

    Seven Elms College basketball players received NECC All-Conference honors for the 2015-16 season.

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  38. Elms to Host Massachusetts Geographic Bee

    Tue Mar 1, 2016

    Elms College will host 100 students from the fourth through eighth grades and their families on April 1 for the Massachusetts Geographic Bee competition.

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  39. Visiting Writers Series to Host Reading by Poet Jericho Brown

    Tue Feb 9, 2016

    Poet Jericho Brown will read from his work at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, in the Alumnae Library Theater at Elms College.



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  40. Like a Surgeon: Biology/Premed Major Hopes for Medical Career

    Fri Feb 5, 2016

    John-Marc Austin '17 of Chicopee has big plans for his future: graduating from Elms with a major in biology and premed and minors in bioethics and psychology, acceptance into a top-notch medical school and, eventually, a fellowship in pediatric surgery.



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  41. Events to Celebrate Black History Month 2016

    Wed Feb 3, 2016

    Elms College is planning a lecture, a poetry reading and a film screening to celebrate Black History Month in February 2016.

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  42. Dr. James O’Connell, Advocate for the Homeless, is 2016 Commencement Speaker

    Wed Feb 3, 2016

    Dr. James O'Connell, president of the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, will deliver the commencement address and receive an honorary degree at the 85th commencement ceremony on May 21, 2016.



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  43. Elms Scholar-Athletes Named to Fall 2015 NECC All-Academic Team

    Tue Jan 26, 2016

    More than 30 Elms College scholar-athletes have been named to the NECC Academic All-Conference team for the fall 2015 semester.

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  44. STEM Scholar Profile: Andrew Zulch '19

    Tue Jan 19, 2016

    Andrew Zulch '19 says his favorite thing about Elms is the new Center for Natural and Health Sciences building. "The labs in there are so cool," he said.

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  45. STEM Scholar Profile: Kayla Aberdale '19

    Tue Jan 19, 2016

    Kayla Aberdale '19 is working toward a chemistry degree with an eye toward a career in law enforcement.

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  46. IACBE Accreditation of MBA Program, Reaccreditation of Undergraduate Program

    Thu Jan 7, 2016

    The master of business administration program at the College of Our Lady of the Elms has been accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). This accreditation also includes a reaccreditation for the college’s undergraduate business program.

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  47. 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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  48. 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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  49. 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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  50. 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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  51. Research Opportunities Abound at Elms

    Mon Nov 30, 2015

    Elms College offers research opportunities to undergraduates and postgraduates alike.

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  52. 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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  53. 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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  54. 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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  55. 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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  56. 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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  57. 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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  58. 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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  59. 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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  60. 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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  61. Elms Ranks in US News & World Report’s Top 25 Best Colleges in the Northern Region

    Thu Sep 10, 2015

    For another year in a row, the College of Our Lady of the Elms ranks in the Top 25 in U.S. News & World Report’s annual list of Best Regional Colleges (North).

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  62. Elms College, HCC Create New Nursing Degree-Completion Program for RNs

    Wed Sep 9, 2015

    The new RN-to-BS program will fill the local need for nurses.

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  63. 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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  64. 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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  65. 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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  66. 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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  67. 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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  68. 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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  69. 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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  70. 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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  71. 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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  72. 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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  73. 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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  74. 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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  75. Coach Condon Named NECC Coach of the Year

    Thu May 21, 2015

    Condon, Three Players Claim NECC Softball Awards

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  76. Congrats class of 2015!

    Thu May 21, 2015

    Class of 2015 Infographic

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  77. 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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  78. 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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  79. 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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  80. Boston Globe Covers Commencement 2015

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

    Mon May 18, 2015
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  82. Elms College Graduates 521 Students

    Sat May 16, 2015

    At the college’s 84th commencement exercises, held May 16, 2015, in Springfield, civil rights pioneer Rep. John Lewis urged the graduates to change the world.

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  83. Wills for Local Heroes: Estate Planning for First Responders

    Tue Apr 28, 2015

    An annual Elms College event helps EMTs, firefighters and other first responders plan for the unthinkable.

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  84. 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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  85. 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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  86. 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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  87. What's the Scoop on Poop

    Fri Mar 27, 2015
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  88. Elms College to Host Carol Mici Lecture on Prison Health, Public Health

    Thu Mar 19, 2015

    Communicable and chronic diseases among inmates impact the correctional system, and an upcoming lecture by Carol Mici, assistant deputy commissioner (ADC) of the Massachusetts Department of Corrections, will examine these issues, as well as how inmates with physical and mental health issues affect the community upon their release.

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  89. Elms College Non-Profit of the Year

    Wed Mar 18, 2015
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  90. 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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  91. 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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  92. 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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  93. ‘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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  94. the-blue-house

    Mon Mar 2, 2015
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  95. 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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  96. Hukowicz Named Dean of SGPS

    Fri Feb 20, 2015

    Elms College President Mary Reap, IHM, Ph.D., appointed Dr. Elizabeth Hukowicz the dean of the newly established School of Graduate and Professional Studies in February 2015.

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