NORTH ADAMS, MASS.—Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will hold a reunion event for alumni and current students of its Degree Completion Program from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4, at the MCLA Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation. All alumni of the College’s Degree Completion Program are welcome to attend.
During the event, MCLA will formally celebrate the accomplishments of the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021, as well as honoring the five-year graduation anniversaries of two Early Childhood cohorts.
The College will also recognize the contributions of Professors Marianne Reiff, Deborah Foss, Lauren Goodman, Annie Kleeman-McGurk, and Luke Polidoro.
The event is co-hosted by the MCLA Alumni Association and is free to attend for alumni. Students and guests at this and other MCLA events will follow current COVID-19 public health protocols as outlined by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, including mask-wearing and social distancing.
About MCLA’s Degree Completion program
The MCLA Degree Completion Program is designed for the adult learner seeking an accelerated, non-traditional pathway to completing their bachelor’s degree. Each program is conducted in a cohort-style learning format, in which students begin their course of study with a group of their peers and proceed through the program together. Classes are offered in the evening and online to help students balance work, family commitments, and their academic journey. Classes are offered one night a week at MCLA-Pittsfield, 66 Allen Street.
Students can earn a bachelor of science in business administration or a bachelor of arts in interdisciplinary studies. Students in the interdisciplinary program may focus on children, families, and society; leadership and business; health and human services; or may create an individualized plan of study with an advisor.
At MCLA, we’re here for all — and focused on each — of our students. Classes are taught by educators who care deeply about teaching, and about seeing their students thrive on every level of their lives. In nearly every way possible, the experience at MCLA is designed to elevate our students as individuals, as leaders, communicators, fully empowered to make their impressions on the world. In addition to our 125-year commitment to public education we have fortified our commitment to equitable academic excellence. For eight of the last 10 years, MCLA has been named a Top Ten College by U.S. News and World Report. MCLA also appears on the organization’s list of top National Public Liberal Arts Colleges, as well as on the top 50 schools in U.S. News’ Social Mobility Ranking, which measures how well schools graduate students who receive Federal Pell Grants.