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The Language of Business Richard Alcorn has not forgotten the frustration he felt when he owned a business that imported goods from China and had to communicate with non-English-speaking customers […]


In Perfect Alignment When Sr. Mary Reap took the helm at Elms College in 2009, she arrived with a reputation for identifying needs and building the partnerships necessary to meet […]

A Winning Hand Robert LePage has lost track of how many times someone has told him, ‘I want to become a dealer.’ The pronouncements began long before MGM and Springfield […]

According to Script Briana Santaniello can trace her interest in the pharmacy profession to an article in the local press about a local pharmacist working for Baystate Health, which her […]

Rock Solid Growing up, Brian Easler said he was anything but the proverbial ‘prep-school guy.’ He attended public high school and then went into the Army, serving in Desert Storm. […]

A New Front Door The number outside the door is G-313. But everyone knows it as the ‘digital video studio.’ It’s a well-equipped facility — done over as part of […]

HCC enhances the learning experiences for students in a number of programs They named her Noelle. She is the “obstetrics simulator” used by students at Holyoke Community College, and by […]

Education Hub Cover Feature

Building an Education Hub It all started three years ago, when Cambridge College, after surveying a number of potential sites for its regional campus, settled on some former retail space […]

A Second Chance Kayliana De La Cruz was quite candid as she talked about what her freshman year of school was like at Commerce High School. “I had put a […]

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Storehouse of History It’s called Building 19. That’s the number the federal government attached to the structure at the Springfield Armory that eventually grew to 660 feet in length and […]

A New Test for a Turnaround Specialist From the start of his career, Stephen Zrike has had a fascination with what would be called ‘urban education.’ He got a strong […]

Root Geometry Dan Montagna says he can easily quantify the success enjoyed by the UMass Center at Springfield during its initial year, as well as the momentum it gained for […]

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Pope Francis High School

Many of the decisions hanging over Cathedral High School — and Catholic education in this region — since the tornado ripped through Springfield in 2011 have been answered. The diocese […]