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Criminal justice professor Nicole Hendricks was honored with an Inspiration Award from the African American Female Professor Award Association for her work both inside and outside the classroom.

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Trunk or Treat 2023

Holyoke Community College will celebrate the season with its annual pre-Halloween Trunk or Treat event on Friday, Oct. 27, from 5-7 p.m.

Oct. 2023 News Blog

Visual art Professor Felice Caivanl's "Labors of Love"; a fitting coda to Hispanic Heritage Month; a match made at HCC; a visit from The Fabulous 413 ...

A Boost for Nursing

State officials and local legislators visited HCC's Center for Health Education and Simulation Tuesday to announce an $18M state-funded nursing scholarship program.