Watertown Resident Honored at MassBay Graduation for Academic Performance

MassBay Community College honored students at the College’s 56th Commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 17th at the Wellesley Hills campus. The following information was provided by MassBay Community College:

Nearly 300 students participated in this year’s Commencement ceremony, representing students from 35 countries from around the world. This diverse and talented group also recognized five students who earned a 4.0 GPA, seven students who earned the highest GPA in their academic divisions, and the Foster Furcolo Scholarship awardee. This year’s Student Commencement Speaker and Commencement Singer of the National Anthem, were both student veterans graduating. Student veteran Derek Jordan of Hudson, MA began the ceremony with the singing of the National Anthem.

Watertown High Grad Excelling in Honors Program at MassBay College

{The following report was provided by MassBay Community College}
Michelle Gallego, of Watertown, never thought she would have the time or the grades to be able to take honors courses in college, but she proved herself wrong and has taken four honors courses here at MassBay. The Watertown High graduate studied at Emerson College briefly before financial reasons forced her to take leave to work full-time. When she started to miss the academia setting, she decided to take classes at MassBay to continue what she loved – learning. Since being at MassBay, Gallego, a Humanities major, has taken Honors Freshman English I and II, American History I and Spanish in the Community: Service Learning and Travel Abroad. “The honors courses I’ve taken here have been my absolute favorite classes,” said Gallego.

MassBay Community College Hosting Open House for Prospective Students

MassBay Community College announced it will hold its annual Spring Open House on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 10 a.m. President David Podell along with faculty, staff and students will be on hand to greet and welcome prospective students and their families to the Wellesley Hills campus. The Spring Open House is an opportunity for prospective students to meet and talk with current students, faculty, and staff to learn about the 70 degree and certificate programs offered at MassBay and transfer opportunities after MassBay. Prospective students are encouraged to attend to learn more about student clubs and organizations, the admissions and financial aid process, and talk with academic divisions. The Open House will include a self-guided tour of campus, mock classes, information sessions, student and alumni panel discussions, information for veterans, on-the-spot admissions, and more. WHAT: MassBay Community College Spring Open House

WHERE: MassBay Community College, 50 Oakland St., Wellesley Hills, MA

WHEN: Saturday, April 28, 2018

TIME: 10 a.m. (registration starts at 9:15 a.m.)

Prospective students can learn more about the event and RSVP at www.MassBay.edu/OpenHouse or call the Office of Admissions at 781-239-2500.

Several Watertown Students Make Dean’s List at MassBay College

The Massachusetts Bay Community College is pleased to announce its 2017 Fall Semester Dean’s List. Full-time students who have earned a 3.50 or higher grade point average (GPA) are included and acknowledged on the Dean’s List. This semester list includes 252 students. 

The students from Watertown who made MassBay’s Dean’s List for the Fall of 2017 are:
Lara AlMassih, Shaun Cosenza, Elias Fabrikarakis, Michelle Gallego, Kareem Halwani-Plaza, Haider Khan and Rory Mather

Two Watertown Students Awarded Scholarships by MassBay College

MassBay Community College is pleased to announce 101 students were awarded more than $92,000 in scholarships at its bi-annual Scholarship Awards ceremony, including two from Watertown. The generous donations received by the MassBay Foundation, makes it possible for these 101 students to continue their studies a little easier. Among the students who received these scholarships are single mothers, veterans, first to go to college students, and many more who these scholarships makes all the difference. MassBay students Paul Gorham and Allyson Kazanjian, both from Watertown, were recently honored at MassBay Community College’s Fall Donor Dinner and Scholarship Awards night. Gorham was honored with a General Scholarship and a Health Sciences Scholarship
Kazanjian was honored with a General Scholarship and Merit Scholar Athlete Scholarship

All donations made to the MassBay Foundation go directly to students in the form of scholarships.

MassBay Community College Hosting Open House for Prospective Students

Massachusetts Bay Community College will hold its annual Fall Open House on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 10 a.m., the college announced. President David Podell along with faculty, staff and students will be on hand to greet and welcome prospective students and their families to the Wellesley Hills campus. The Fall Open House is an opportunity for prospective students to meet and talk with current students, faculty, and staff to learn about the 70 degree and certificate programs offered at MassBay and transfer opportunities after MassBay. Prospective students are encouraged to attend to learn more about student clubs and organizations, the admissions and financial aid process, and talk with academic divisions. The Open House will include a self-guided tour of campus, mock classes, information sessions, student and alumni panel discussions, information for veterans, on-the-spot admissions, and more.

MassBay College Offers Two-Week Winter Intersession Courses

MassBay Community College announced that registration is open for winter intersession courses. Winter intersession courses are two-week intensive courses offered for credit and non-credit at MassBay. This is a chance for high school students, area college students visiting on winter break and/or enrolled MassBay students to take courses in a short timeframe to help get ahead in their studies, earn college credits quickly, or get a step closer to graduation. “Intercession is a wonderful opportunity for students to take care of general education requirements or pre-requisites for advanced coursework,” said MassBay Director of Admissions Alison McCarty. “Students interested in any of our nursing programs, for example, can take Biology 101 in just 10 days over Winter Intersession in order to be able to take Anatomy & Physiology and Microbiology in the spring.

MassBay College Hosting Tech Internship Speed Interviewing Event

Massachusetts Bay Community College’s STEM Division will hold its bi-annual Technology Internship Program (TIP) Speed Interviewing Event on Thursday, December 1, 2016 8:45-11 a.m., MassBay officials announced. Local employers who are looking for workforce-ready IT/Computer Science interns are encouraged to sign up to participate in this speed interviewing event. This 2-hour event, based on the speed dating concept, allows employers to interview MassBay students for quick 7-10 minute interviews, to see if there might be a possible match for an internship. This is a great opportunity for local companies to connect with students for potential internships or employment. Students can help businesses in a variety of ways including; help desk support, querying databases, general reporting, diagnose and repair laptops, install hardware and software, support a network environment, provide cybersecurity strategies, redesign your website, develop site content/graphics/banners, support data driven websites, programming and more.