Students across western Mass. are benefiting from affordable, convenient degree-completion programs at seven of our community college partners.

Gifty Oppong ’20 – QCC Campus

Photo of a student at the off-campus QCC simulation lab

“After graduating from the ADN program at QCC, I was debating whether I should continue my education. Elms College made all of my dreams come true. The program is unique, the professors are helpful, and the workload for the program is manageable with a full time job.”

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Kayla Drost ’21 – HCC Campus

After changing her focus to management and marketing, Kayla found her “true self.”

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Jerry Moore ’20 – STCC Campus

Photo of Jerry Moore '20, a social work student at STCC

After a 20-year career in criminal justice, Jerry is completing his degree in social work to begin a new path — counseling youth in a school setting. “Social workers are one of the many supermen and superwomen of our communities,” he said. “The professors at STCC and Elms have been, and continue to be, encouraging, caring, knowledgeable, and professional.”

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Michelle Hill ’15 – BCC Campus

“We take a holistic approach to advising. It’s not just about the student and how they do in the classroom. What motivates them to be successful? Sometimes there are barriers. I know when a student needs to have outside resources, because that’s what social workers do.”

Michelle Hill, Academic Advising Administrative Assistant at BCC.
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Jackie Morse ’20 – MWCC Campus

Photo of Jaclyn Morse '20, a psychology student at MWCC

The camaraderie of taking classes with a small cohort was one of the stand out experiences of the psychology program at MWCC, Jackie said.

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