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(09/14/2020) The Western New England University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences has completed a research study that evaluates cash prices for the most frequently prescribed classes of medications by type of dispensing community pharmacy. The manuscript, “Comparison of Discounted and Undiscounted Cash Prices for Commonly Prescribed Cardiovascular Medications by type of U.S. Community Pharmacy”…

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CHICOPEE, Mass. — College of Our Lady of the Elms improved its ranking by 30 spots on U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 list of Top Performers on Social Mobility among Regional Universities (North). The list of Top Performers on Social Mobility ranks schools for enrolling and graduating large proportions of students who have received…

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HOLYOKE — Holyoke Community College has been awarded two grants worth more than $1 million to continue educating and training early childhood educators and supporting the programs they work for in western Massachusetts. Both the Career Pathways Grant, for $680,000, and the Strong Start Training and Technical Assistance Grant, for $360,000, come from the Mass.…

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (09/09/2020) Dr. Josie Brown has been appointed Interim Dean of the Western New England University College of Arts & Sciences. Dr. Curt Hamakawa, acting University Provost, recently made the announcement August 3, citing Brown’s dedication and commitment to the College of Arts & Sciences and the University. “Dr. Brown stood out to me…

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Bacon Wilson is pleased to announce that Attorney Katharine E. Shove has joined the firm. Attorney Shove is an associate and a member of the firm’s litigation team. She will practice primarily from Bacon Wilson’s offices in Springfield and Northampton.   Prior to joining Bacon Wilson, Katharine served as a clerk for the Massachusetts Appeals…

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Eastern States Exposition has enabled Agri-Mark/Cabot Creamery Cooperative to provide cheese and other products to area farmers who are part of the company’s cooperative.   “The Big E to the rescue!” proclaimed Bill Beaton, Agri-Mark/Cabot CEO. “COVID-19 cut-off our ability to sell our farm families their own products. Each farm stand depends on buying Cabot for…

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Springfield—The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts (CFWM) has announced four new staff members to their team, filling philanthropic and program support roles at the organization. Bianca Walker has been hired as Philanthropic Officer; Nikai Fondon has been hired as Donor Engagement Coordinator; Anastasia Dildin has been hired as Grants Assistant; and Sophie Kanetani has been…

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  Springfield—Behavioral Health Network, Inc. (BHN) has announced it has hired a Social Justice Director for the organization, Chelan Brown , who will work collaboratively with staff and leadership to amplify and move forward the work toward racial and social equity at BHN and in the community.   The creation of the Social Justice Director…

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NORTH ADAMS, MASS. —Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) and Berkshire Community College (BCC) have signed a new articulation agreement, creating a pathway for students who complete BCC’s associate degree in early childhood education to enroll in MCLA’s liberal arts degree completion program in children, families and society.   Students who complete this associate degree…

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