UMass Center in downtown Springfield fulfilling promise as base for academics, community engagement

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
By Carolyn Robbins - Special to The Republican
SPRINGFIELD -- Since opening its doors almost three years ago in 26,000 square feet of mezzanine space in downtown's Tower Square, the UMass Center is solidifying its presence as a hub for academics and scholarly research while continuing to hone its role as a force for economic development and community engagement.

Enrollment in the more than 20 courses offered at the center has grown from 250 students in the fall of 2014 when it opened to 850 in the spring of 2016, according to Daniel Montagna, director of operations at the center.

Offerings at the center run the gamut - from courses leading to bachelor and doctoral degrees in nursing to a master degree in business administration, and from a 180-day teacher certification program to a cybersecurity certificate program fueled by a $5 million investment by MassMutual.  Read more...


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