SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP.com) – A joyous gathering Friday as Springfield’s African American community celebrates Kwanzaa, the cultural week long holiday.
Wearing colorful African clothing to the celebration at the UMass Center in downtown Springfield, several generations saluted their African culture with its family values.
Mabel Sharif of Springfield told 22News, “Kwanzaa means... Read more
The staff at the UMass Center extends holiday greetings to the many people we interact with everyday. Happy Holidays from Dan, Wesley, Jamina, Yarida, Dee, and Lucas!
What started out as an idea to build camaraderie among Nursing students has taken on a bigger meaning, thanks to the efforts of Michael Bartolo.
“I wanted to do the Toys for Tots drive so that my class could give back to the community in some way,” said Bartolo, a UMass Amherst Nursing student. “Brightening up a child’s Christmas just seemed to be the best option for this season.” ... Read more
Don Kilburn, an online learning expert with nearly three decades of experience developing innovative education solutions, has been named chief executive officer of UMassOnline. Kilburn, the former president of Pearson North America, will join the University of... Read more
For the past two years, Zaida Govan has provided professional insight and academic training to stu-dents in the Addictions Counselor Education Pro-gram (ACEP). Now she has returned for her thirdyear of teaching at theUMass Center in Spring-field.
“I enjoy working with these adult learners because they are inquisitive and want to know how to be successful in this career path,” said Govan... Read more
The “RiseUp Springfield” program is still accepting applications for courses starting in November. The seven-month intensive, hands-on program is designed to provide small business owners with strategies for long-term growth.
“We’re looking to scale up small businesses here in the city of Springfield, not only to create jobs but to retain them,” said Shayvonne Plummer with the City’s... Read more
Amherst, MA - The UMass Transportation Center (UMTC), responsible for promoting transportation research, education, and training throughout the Commonwealth, announces the opening of a new office location in the UMass Center at Springfield (UMCS). The Center, located in Springfield, MA’s downtown area, is a partnership between the University of Massachusetts and other area institutes of public... Read more