Western New England University
Western New England University is a private university in Springfield, Massachusetts. Academic programs are provided through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Engineering, School of Law, College of Pharmacy. In recognition of its master's and doctoral programs, the institution changed its name from Western New England College to Western New England University on July 1, 2011; this marked the return of "university" to the school's name 60 years after separating from Northeastern University. It had long been classified as a university by the Carnegie Foundation; the university is a member of the Cooperating Colleges of Greater Springfield and a partner in the Hartford-Springfield Region's Knowledge Corridor Initiative. Instruction is provided by university faculty instead of teaching assistants or graduate students; the Springfield Division of Northeastern College, known as Springfield-Northeastern, was established in 1919. Evening classes, held in the YMCA building on Chestnut Street in Springfield for students studying part-time, were offered in law and accounting.
In 1922, the school's first 13 students were awarded the degree of Bachelor of Commercial Science. The first seven law graduates were recognized in 1923. In 1951 the Springfield Division of Northeastern University became Western New England College; the college was chartered on July 17, 1951. On April 26, 1956, 34 acres for the current Wilbraham Road campus were purchased. In that same year the first day program was started; the first building known as East Building and renamed Emerson Hall in recognition of the college’s first trustee chairman, opened in 1959. The college’s charter was expanded in 1959 to permit the college to grant the bachelor's degree in any field of business administration, engineering and law, certain master's degrees; the charter was expanded in 2005 to include the LL. M. in Estate Planning and Elder Law, again in 2008 with the inclusion of the Ph. D. in Behavior Analysis. The School of Arts and Sciences was established in 1967, the college received accreditation as a general purpose institution in 1972.
The 1960s through the 1990s saw the college’s academic programs expanding, its student body growing, the addition of a number of buildings, including the D’Amour Library, the Blake Law Center, the St. Germain Campus Center, the Alumni Healthful Living Center, the LaRiviere Living and Learning Center. In 2001, the Evergreen Village townhouses opened for seniors; the Kevin S. Delbridge Welcome Center, which houses the admissions offices, opened in 2002. In 2003, Commonwealth Hall and the Golden Bear Stadium opened; the George Trelease Memorial Baseball Park was completed in 2004. In 2006, the $1.9 million expansion to the D’Amour Library was completed. In 2008 and 2009 the college expanded and renovated the Blake Law Center and built Southwood Hall. In 2010, the $40 million Center for the Sciences and Pharmacy was completed. Herman Hall underwent an $8 million renovation in 2012; the university's beautifully maintained 215-acre campus serves as home to undergraduate, doctoral and law students from throughout the United States and abroad.
Undergraduate and graduate programs are offered in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Engineering, at the School of Law. In 2010, the College of Pharmacy was established, the institution was granted a change to its charter that permits it to offer the degree of Doctor of Pharmacy. Western New England University has 43,000 alumni around the world. On July 1, 2011, Western New England College became Western New England University; the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education approved the name change in March 2011. The Schools of Arts and Sciences, Business and Pharmacy became the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business and Pharmacy; the School of Law retained its name. Western New England University's 215-acre campus in Springfield consists of 24 major buildings and numerous athletic and recreational fields; the campus is located in a suburban neighborhood four miles from downtown Springfield, near the Wilbraham border. Much of the campus property remains undeveloped as open space. There are seven buildings used for academic purposes.
A neoclassical red brick architectural style predominates among the older campus buildings, with a variety of contemporary styles incorporated in newer buildings. As the university has grown, specialized facilities have been added within each college and school to provide additional instruction and research capacity. Recent academic expansions include a Department of Neuroscience laboratory and expanded STEM facilities, both within the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Engineering. Churchill Hall features a stock market exchange floor simulation room for use by students in the College of Business; the clocktower cupola atop Deliso Hall, located at the center of campus, is the university's logo and the namesake for the yearbook. Western New England University is a comprehensive institution that grants degrees across the liberal arts and professional disciplines; the university's academic departments are organized into five academic schools with varying levels of degrees offered: College of Arts and Sciences: Bachelor's, master's, doctoral.
College of Business: Bachelor's and master's. College of Engineering: Bachelor's, master's, doctoral. School of Law: Professional and master's. College of Pharmacy: Professional Undergraduate students choose from nearly 50 majors as they earn a Bachelor of
Massachusetts Bay Community College
Massachusetts Bay Community College is a community college in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Founded in 1961, MassBay serves more than 8,000 full-time and part-time students on its three locations in Wellesley and Framingham. MassBay offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs, aimed at helping students transfer to a four-year college or university or towards direct placement into a career. Massachusetts Bay Community College was chartered in February 1961 by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as one of the first community colleges in Massachusetts. MassBay opened with temporary campuses in Watertown and Boston, at the time served just several hundred students. In 1973, the College moved to its permanent location in Wellesley Hills, on the campus of the former Elizabeth Seton High School. In 1990, MassBay opened a second campus in Framingham, which houses its health sciences and human services programs. In 2001, MassBay opened its Automotive Technology Center in Ashland; the College serves more than 8,000 students who take classes at one or more of the three locations or online.
STEM Mentor Program: The SMP was launched in 2014 with the initial support of Sanofi Genzyme. As of September 2018, the program has grown to include employer partnerships from MathWorks, the United States Army Corps of Engineers, the United State Food and Drug Administration, other regional science and engineering leaders; the program is aimed at increasing the number of people of color in the STEM fields. As of its fifth year of operation, 30% of mentees are women and 40% are people of color; the mentors in the program come from diverse backgrounds. FSU@MassBay: MassBay partners with Framingham State University on a number of initiatives aimed at expanding college access. MassBay and FSU launched its FSU@MassBay program, which offers students the opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree from FSU on MassBay's campus in liberal arts or business; the program offers students a low-cost bachelor's degree. Students who enroll full-time and complete their associate degree and bachelor's degree in four years would spend less than $28,000 for the total cost of their education.
Metrowest College Planning Center: The Metrowest College Planning Center is a regional joint college access initiative founded in December 2014 by Framingham State University and Mass Bay Community College through the Department of Higher Education’s Vision Project. The mission of the CPC is to provide outreach, training and advising to connect with youth and non-traditional adult learners in the region to help guide them on a path towards higher education; the center's outreach efforts focus on underrepresented, low-income, first generation, students of color and their families. Wellesley Symphony Orchestra: Wellesley Symphony Orchestra is MassBay's Orchestra-in-Residence; the orchestra has rehearsed and performed on MassBay's Wellesley Hills campus for more than 30 years, offering free admission to MassBay faculty and students. By tradition, the Wellesley Symphony Orchestra performs at MassBay's Commencement Exercises each year on the College's Wellesley Hills Campus. Official website
A community college is a type of educational institution. The term can have different meanings in different countries: many community colleges have an “open enrollment” for students who have graduated from high school; the term refers to a higher educational institution that provides workforce education and college transfer academic programs. Some institutions maintain athletic dormitories similar to their university counterparts. In Australia, the term "community college" refers to small private businesses running short courses of a self-improvement or hobbyist nature. Equivalent to the American notion of community colleges are Tertiary and Further Education colleges or TAFEs. There are an increasing number of private providers, which are colloquially called "colleges". TAFEs and other providers carry on the tradition of adult education, established in Australia around the mid-19th century, when evening classes were held to help adults enhance their numeracy and literacy skills. Most Australian universities can be traced back to such forerunners, although obtaining a university charter has always changed their nature.
In TAFEs and colleges today, courses are designed for personal development of an individual and/or for employment outcomes. Educational programs cover a variety of topics such as arts, languages and lifestyle, they are scheduled to run two, three or four days of the week, depending on the level of the course undertaken. A Certificate I may only run for 4 hours twice a week for a term of 9 weeks. A full-time Diploma course might have classes 4 days per week for a year; some courses may be offered in the weekends to accommodate people working full-time. Funding for colleges may come from government grants and course fees. Many are not-for-profit organisations; such TAFES are located in metropolitan and rural locations of Australia. Education offered by TAFEs and colleges has changed over the years. By the 1980s many colleges had recognised a community need for computer training. Since thousands of people have increased skills through IT courses; the majority of colleges by the late 20th century had become Registered Training Organisations.
They offer individuals a nurturing, non-traditional education venue to gain skills that better prepare them for the workplace and potential job openings. TAFEs and colleges have not traditionally offered bachelor's degrees, instead providing pathway arrangements with universities to continue towards degrees; the American innovation of the associate degree is being developed at some institutions. Certificate courses I to IV, diplomas and advanced diplomas are offered, the latter deemed equivalent to an undergraduate qualification, albeit in more vocational areas; some TAFE institutes have become higher education providers in their own right and are now starting to offer bachelor's degree programs. In Canada, colleges are adult educational institutions that provide higher education and tertiary education, grant certificates and diplomas; as well, in Ontario, the 24 colleges of applied arts and technology have been mandated to offer their own stand-alone degrees as well as to offer joint degrees with universities through "articulation agreements" that result in students emerging with both a diploma and a degree.
Thus, for example, the University of Guelph "twins" with Humber College and York University does the same with Seneca College. More however, colleges have been offering a variety of their own degrees in business and technical fields; the academic and economic value of the college degree is still being tested in the marketplace. Each province has its own educational system, as prescribed by the Canadian federalism model of governance. In the mid-1960s and early 1970s, most Canadian colleges began to provide practical education and training for the emerging baby boom generation, for immigrants from around the world who were entering Canada in increasing numbers at that time. A formative trend was the merging of the separate vocational training and adult education institutions. Canadian colleges are either publicly funded or private post-secondary institutions. There are 150 institutions that are equivalent to the US community college in certain contexts, they are referred to as "colleges" since in common usage a degree-granting institution is exclusively a university.
In addition to graduate degrees, universities grant Associate's degrees and Bachelor's degrees, but in some regions and/or courses of study and universities collaborate so college students can earn transfer credits toward undergraduate university degrees. University degrees are attained through four years of study; the term associate degree is used in western Canada to refer to a two-year college arts or science degree, similar to how the term is used in the United States. In other parts of Canada the term advanced degree is used to indicate a 3- or 4-year college program. In the province of Quebec, three years is the norm for a university degree because a year of credit is earned in the CEGEP system; when speaking in English, people refer to all colleges as Cégeps, however the term is an acronym more applied to the French-language public system: Collège d'enseignement général et professionnel. The word College can refer to a private High School in Quebec. Canadian community college systemsList of colleges in Canada Colleges and Institutes Can
Bristol Community College
Bristol Community College is a two-year community college with its main campus located in Fall River, Massachusetts. The college was established in December 1965 when it was instituted by the Massachusetts Board of Regional Community Colleges; the main campus is located on 65 acres of land at 777 Elsbree Street. There is a campus located in New Bedford in the Star Store Building located at 188 Union Street, at 800 Purchase Street (both of which are shared with UMASS Dartmouth. There are campuses in Attleboro located at 11 Field Road. BCC has a Center for Workforce and Community Education located at 1082 Davol St in Fall River. Directions to all of these locations are available on the BCC website, along with parking information for the New Bedford Campus and the Workforce Center. Bristol Community College offers associate degrees and certificates in over 150 academic programs, ranging from Associate of Science degrees, Associate of Arts degrees, Associate of Applied Science degrees, a wide range of certificates.
In addition to students being able to obtain associate degrees from the college, the Eastern Nazarene College has an agreement with BCC to offer courses toward a bachelor's degree at the Fall River campus. At the end of the 2010-11 year, Bristol Community College had an undergraduate population of 12,123 day and evening credit students, along with an additional 17,439 in noncredit enrollments; the average annual tuition and fees for in-state students was around $4,166, whereas the out-of-state students paid, on average, about $9,482 in total annual tuition and fees. The average cost for a 3 credit course is $498, equivalent to about $166 per credit; the BCC athletic program was re-established in 2008. Under the guidance of Derek Viveiros as the athletic director, the college now competes in the National Junior College Athletic Association in four varsity sports: men’s and women's soccer in the fall and men's and women's basketball in the winter; the current mascot is the "Bristol Bayhawk." David B.
Sullivan, member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives Howard Tinberg, professor of English, the Carnegie Foundation's Outstanding Community College Professor of 2004. William E. Kaufman, professor of philosophy, author of several theology books including Journeys: An Introductory Guide to Jewish Mysticism, The Case for God, A Question of Faith: An Atheist and a Rabbi Debate the Existence of God With Morton Shor and The Evolving God in Jewish Process Theology. Dana Mohler-Faria, former BCC Assistant Dean of Administrative Services, current president of Bridgewater State College and the Special Advisor for Education to Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. Official website
Roxbury Community College
Roxbury Community College is a co-educational public community college in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. RCC offers associate degrees in arts, sciences, as well as certificates. RCC has a program for students to earn a bachelor's degree from the Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy. Founded in 1973, the 16-acre, 6 building campus houses classrooms in addition to specialized science and computer laboratories; the campus has operates the Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center and the RCC Media Arts Center. In June 2012, Roxbury's president Terrence Gomes agreed to resign in the wake of an ongoing audit by the U. S. Department of Education, "questionable allocations in a review of financial aid records" conducted by the state auditor, allegations of underreported crimes on campus. Roxbury Community College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. RCC affords its students a solid foundation for employment, professional advancement, college transfer and lifelong learning.
With over 300 programs of study, the post-secondary education offered at Roxbury Community College helps students to foster developmental academic skills through career and transfer programs, workforce development, private and public sector training. President - Dr. Valerie Roberson Board of Trustees: Chair - Mr. Gerald Chertavian, Vice Chair - Mr. Michael Curry, Treasurer - Mr. Glynn Lloyd, Secretary/Clerk - Mr. Mark Culliton, Mr. Steven Tompkins, Dr. Jeffrey Greenberg, Ms. Mayra Leith, Ms. Josiane Martinez, Ms. Amanda Fernandez, Ms. Amanda Schaefer, Ms. Hlee Yan The academic and personal development of every student-athlete is the primary concern of RCC and the Department of Athletics. Sports Offered include: Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Men's Soccer, Men's Indoor Track and Field, Women's Indoor Track and Field, Men Outdoor Track and Field, Women's Outdoor Track and Field. Student-athletes have gone on to play sports at colleges and universities such as Providence College, Franklin Pierce, UMass Boston, UMass Lowell, Curry College, Salem State University, Northeastern University, Columbia University, Rhode Island College, Boston College, Southern Connecticut University, Bentley University.
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Bay Path University
Bay Path University is a private university located in Longmeadow, Massachusetts. Bay Path offers both all-women bachelor's degree programs, co-educational master's degree programs, an occupational therapy doctorate program, an EdD in Higher Education Leadership & Organizational Studies program for men and women; the University has The American Women's College on-ground and online offering bachelor's degree programs to adult women. Founded in 1897 as the Bay Path Institute, the college has gone through several name changes and upgrades to its accreditation status. From 1988 to 2014 it was known as Bay Path College. Bay Path University is a member of the Cooperating Colleges of Greater Springfield, an eight-college consortium. Bay Path was founded in 1897 as Bay Path Institute in Massachusetts. Bay Path started as an urban, coeducational institute offering business teacher training, secretarial science, business administration and accounting degrees; the name Bay Path was derived from its location on the old Bay Path, which united the western part of the state with what was once the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
The first class in 1897 was 30 students, but Bay Path grew in its first few decades. In 1920, Bay Path bought the Clawson-Hamilton Business School of Brattleboro and renamed it the Brattleboro Business Institute. In the same year the competitor Griffin Business School was purchased and integrated into Bay Path. Bay Path was one of the largest and most successful business schools in the competitive Northeast during this time, with a peak enrollment of 1,200 students taking classes in innovative, accelerated format; the institution struggled however, during the Great Depression and World War II, by 1944 the institute was nearly bankrupt. In 1945, the college moved to Longmeadow, was renamed Bay Path Secretarial School, developed a new mission and vision to become a women's only college. Four years the institution became Bay Path Junior College. In order to further expand its offerings, in 1988 Bay Path became a four-year degree-granting institution, its name was changed to Bay Path College. In 1999, Bay Path established an accelerated program for women to earn their bachelor's degree through a Saturday only program.
In 2000, Bay Path began offering Master of Science degrees. After 14 years of offering master's degree programs, reaching 20 master's degree offerings in 2014, Bay Path changed its name to Bay Path University to reflect its status as both a bachelors' and masters' granting institution. Bay Path University offers bachelor's, master's degrees, the Occupational Therapy Doctorate and the EdD in Higher Education Leadership & Organizational Studies programs. Degree programs are balanced between those with an arts and science focus, those with professional focus; the University features majors that are focused on practical, hands-on application of course work, students take the majority of their credits within their major. The university has 30 major programs for bachelor's degrees and 30+ degree and certification programs at the graduate level. Bay Path has a student to faculty ratio of 12:1 in its undergraduate programs, its freshmen retention rate is 74.3%. While the master's degree programs are co-educational, the bachelor's degree programs are women focused.
Bay Path's focus on women is personified through the WELL program: Women as Empowered Learners and Leaders. All undergraduate students are required to take three courses in their first and fourth year; these courses focus on developing skills in learning and leading while researching local and global issues that affect women. Bay Path University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education; the primary campus for Bay Path University is in the suburban town of Longmeadow, located in Pioneer Valley along the Connecticut River in New England. The 46-acre campus is adjacent to the Longmeadow Historic District, notable for having over 100 homes built before the 1900s, the college owns a number of historic homes in town; the heart of the Longmeadow campus started with the 1945 purchase of the Wallace estate. The 18 acre estate had three buildings in 1945: a Georgian American colonial mansion, a large garage with turntable for parking cars, a cottage. After decades of growth and expansion, the campus now holds 14 academic and administrative buildings and six homes principally used for faculty offices.
The Philip H. Ryan Health Science Center is located in East Longmeadow and houses our graduate programs in Education and Psychology; the campus in Sturbridge, MA, offers hybrid classes of The American Women's College for adult women and graduate programs in Applied Behavior Analysis, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Developmental Psychology, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Special Education for men and women. The campus is located at 1 Picker Rd, Technology Park, Sturbridge, MA 01566; the Concord location is home to graduate degrees and certificates in Psychology. The Concord campus is located at 521 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742. Bay Path has 27 organizations for students over a wide range of interests. Bay Path University teams are known as the Wildcats; the college is a member of the NCAA and competes at the Division III level in the New England Collegiate Conference. Bay Path fields basketball, cross country, softball and volleyball as varsity sports. Bay P
The Springfield Armory, located in the city of Springfield, was the primary center for the manufacture of United States military firearms from 1777 until its closing in 1968. It was the first federal armory and one of the first factories in the United States dedicated to the manufacture of weapons; the site is preserved as the Springfield Armory National Historic Site, Western Massachusetts' only unit of the national park system. It features the world's largest collection of historic American firearms. Famous first as the United States' primary arsenal during the American Revolutionary War, as the scene of a confrontation during Shays' Rebellion, the Springfield Armory in the 19th and 20th centuries became the site of numerous technological innovations of global importance, including interchangeable parts, the assembly line style of mass production, modern business practices, such as hourly wages; the facility would play a decisive role in the American Civil War, producing most of the weaponry used by Union troops the North which, in sum, outpaced Confederate firearm production by a ratio of 32 to 1.
American historian Merritt Roe Smith has posited that advancements in machine manufacturing which allowed the facility to increase production capacity by more than 25 fold, from 9,601 rifles in 1860 to 276,200 in 1864, served as a precursor to the mass production of the Second Industrial Revolution and 20th century assembly line production. The numerous firearm models produced at the Springfield Armory from 1794 to 1968 are referred to as "Springfield muskets and rifles". Local and colonial militia used the bluff on which the Springfield Armory would become located during the 17th century for militia training after the Attack on Springfield during King Philip's War. In 1777, during the American Revolutionary War, George Washington scouted and approved the site of the Springfield Armory, after it was referred to him by General Henry Knox, his artillery chief. Although a small town at the time, Massachusetts, offered obvious geographical advantages—it lay at the intersection of three rivers, four major roads headed toward New York City, Boston and Montreal.
Additionally, Springfield is located just north of the Connecticut River's first waterfall, too steep to be navigated by ocean-going vessels. Thus, Springfield was the first town on the Connecticut River protected from attack by seafaring naval vessels; the Armory site itself sits atop a high bluff like a citadel, overlooking a wide stretch of the Connecticut River, at its confluence with the Westfield River. General Knox concurred with Washington that "the plain just above Springfield is one of the most proper spots on every account" for the location of an arsenal. In 1777, patriot colonists established "The Arsenal at Springfield" to manufacture cartridges and gun carriages for the war effort. During the Revolution, the arsenal stored muskets and other weapons. Patriots built barracks, storehouses, a magazine; some doubt exists. After the war, the Army kept the facility to store arms for future needs. By the 1780s, the Springfield Arsenal functioned as a major ammunition and weapons arsenal; some time when manufacturing became important, the arsenal expanded to a second area south and west in Springfield, where water power was available.
Around that time, the Mill River was dammed to form a mile-long lake called Watershops Pond. The main shops were behind the dam and a foundry was built below it; this factory was modernized, the greater part of machining for Springfield and Garand rifles was conducted in it. President George Washington appointed David Ames as first superintendent of the armory, his father Capt. John Ames was a blacksmith who had provided guns to the Colonial army. In 1786 and 1787, American Revolutionary War veteran Daniel Shays led an armed, populist uprising that attempted to overthrow the Government of Massachusetts. On January 25, 1787, thousands of Shays' Regulators marched on the Springfield Armory, hoping to seize its weaponry and force a change of government; that day the Springfield Armory was defended by state militia, who fired grape shot at the rebels, forcing them to flee. This confrontation proved decisive, as Shays' Rebellion was crushed soon thereafter, some of its participants tried for treason.
Shays' Rebellion directly influenced the delegates at the 1787 Constitutional Convention. Washington citing it as his reason for coming out of retirement. During the debates over the U. S. Constitution, in encouraging a stronger Federal government, James Madison cautioned the attendees that "the rebellion in Massachusetts is a warning, gentlemen." In 1793, the National Arsenal contained brass ordnance, traveling carriages, shot strapt, canisters filled, quilted grape, iron shot, powder, musket ball, caps, paper cartridges, fuzes filled, swords, various military stores, implements. In 1795, the Springfield Armory produced the new nation's first musket - the Model 1795 Musket, patterned after the French Charleville musket which had armed the French army during the American Revolution; the Armory played a major role in providing weapons for the American Army during the War of 1812. Its monthly reports to the War Department are online, they indicate it made 9588 new muskets in 1814 and repaired 5190 old ones that year.
It several times reported. Fueled by the Springfield Armory, the City of Springfield became a national center for invention and development. In 1819 Thomas Blanchard developed a special lathe for the consistent mass production of rifle stocks. Thomas Blancha