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MCLA Holds School Supply Drive to Benefit Local Students
Items needed include pencils and erasers, mechanical pencils, notebooks and journals, folders and binders, notebook paper, rulers, calculators, markers and crayons.

MCLA's Bowman Hall To Open In September
"When you have a remodel you aren't moving the exterior walls and the ceilings so what can you do to make it look dramatically different?" — James Stakenas

New Physics Professor Joins MCLA
Ward, who comes to the College from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa., where she was a teaching and research assistant, said she chose MCLA because she felt the campus is a place where she can focus on teaching and use research as an educational tool.

MCLA Changes Leaders; Brown's Name in Presidential Pool
"This leadership transition will maintain the integrity of the search process and allow Dr. Brown to compete for the position." — Tyler Faribank

MCLA Welcomes New Vice President of Student Affairs
“I enjoy getting to know the students, and I wanted a position that allowed me to be part of a senior leadership team to advance the mission of an institution that also was small enough to allow me to have an impact on individual students." — Cather

MCLA Sets 'Aggressive' Schedule for 2nd Presidential Search
"It's an aggressive plan, it's an aggressive schedule." — Trustee Chairman Tyler H. Fairbank

Board of Education Reapproves MCLA's Honor Program
In addition to attending honors classes, Council members met with students, administrators, faculty and MCLA Honors Program co-directors Matthew Silliman and Susan Edgerton before passing along their recommendation for approval to the Commonwealth Honors

MCLA Graduates Charged to Challenge the World
"May your chrysalis always produce a butterfly, and if it doesn't, may something equally fascinating emerge." — Danielle Gismondi

BCRC Hires Former Program Coordinator as Director
As the director of BCRC, Crowell is responsible for the organization and implementation of creative programming to enhance and promote MCLA as the regional provider of art and arts education for the cultural and creative community, both locally and global

MCLA to Recognize Outstanding Berkshire County Educators
The award, given by MCLA in collaboration with Berkshire County K-12 superintendents, was created to honor the region’s exceptional teachers.

English Major Named Newman Civic Fellow at MCLA
As one of this year’s Newman Civic Fellows, Adwetewa-Badu, an English major at MCLA, joins 200 other student leaders who represent Campus Compact member colleges and universities from 36 states and Washington, D.C.

MCLA Presidential Pick Staying in Wisconsin
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts announced on Tuesday that Greg Summers has bowed out because of personal issues.

High School Students Compete at Region I Science Fair
"It was pretty fun for the most part, but it was a lot of work and very labor intensive." — Joshua Coleman

MCLA Launches After-School STEM Program for Brayton
"We're replicating in great part the model that's been used in the Capitol Region, but we'll be supporting students in North Adams." — Jake Eberwein

MCLA Selects U. Wisconsin Provost as 12th President
"I personally, from the day I met him, I thought Dr. Summers was terrific." — Trustee Jondavid Chesloff

MCLA Athletic Training Major Wins EATA Scholarship
Doughty won the scholarship – which consisted of $3,000 to cover education costs and a plaque – over students that applied from programs in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Delaware, New York, New Jersey and Pennsyl

MCLA Search Committee Closing in on Presidential Candidates
"The college community will have the opportunity in the near future to meet the finalists that emerge as the result of these interviews." — Denise Marshall

Volunteers Welcome at MLK Day of Service
The public can participate by providing service to the community at more than 10 sites.

'Greylock Teach Fellows' Program Aims to Boost Local Teaching Pool
Administered through MCLA, "Greylock Teach Fellows" will offer as many as 20 to 30 high school students interested in teaching career at the K-12 level a variety of educational experiences over a three-year period.

MCLA Named A Best Value For Public Colleges
Kiplinger’s assesses quality according to measurable standards, including the admission rate, the percentage of students who return for sophomore year, the student-faculty ratio and the four-year graduation rate. Cost criteria include sticker prices, fina

MCLA Receives Grant to Increases Arts Education
MCLA, along with the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Vermont Arts Council and the Berkshire Readiness Center, will add to the emerging body of literature on rural arts education initiatives by examining and compiling best practices in rural areas of t

MCLA Honors Local High School Seniors Achievement
"You are all part of the 330 reasons this year that we have to be hopeful." — Sen. Benjamin B. Downing

MCLA Receives Additional 'Improving Teacher Quality' Grant
The addition of nearly $41,000 allows for the newly renovated Clark Art Institute to join Berkshire Museum and Mass MoCA in this program.

MCLA Gallery 51 Presents Annual Affordable Art Show
Previously known as the “99 Cent! Show,” this year’s holiday art exhibit will feature affordable artwork created by professional – and mostly local – artists.

Community Bids Farewell to MCLA's Grant & Canavan
"I will do everything I can to support this college as tribute to President Grant." — Commissioner Richard Freeland

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