2018 Patrick Prize presentation

Public Event

The Deval Patrick Prize for Community Colleges


May 1, 2019

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM


The Edgerley Center for Civic Leadership at the Boston Foundation

75 Arlington St., 3rd Floor, Boston


Please join us for a special event at the Boston Foundation, as we host the release of a new report on paid internships for community college students, and present the Fifth Annual Deval Patrick Prize for Community Colleges to an community college program leading the way in innovation and business partnership.

At a 3 p.m. convening, report authors Richard Kazis and Nancy Snyder will summarize lessons from internship programs in the Commonwealth and elsewhere, as well as insights from community college presidents, business leaders, state policymakers and students, and share design principles, challenges, opportunities and key choices that any successful state policy initiative would need to consider. That will be followed by a discussion of the report and the landscape for community college internships.

Then at 5 p.m., Massachusetts Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rosalin Acosta will announce this year's winner of the Deval Patrick Prize for Community Colleges.



Paul S. Grogan,President & CEO, The Boston Foundation

Speakers & Panelists

Gena GlickmanPresident, Massasoit Community College
Richard KazisWorkforce and Education Consultant
Robert LePageAssistant Secretary for Career Education, Executive Office of Education
Monica RobersonGraduate, Bunker Hill Community College
Carolyn Ryan, Senior Vice President, Policy & Research, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
Nancy SnyderWorkforce and Education Consultant

Additional panelists to be announced

Award Ceremony 

Rosalin Acosta, Secretary of Labor & Workforce DevelopmentCommonwealth of Massachusetts  

Comments from the Winning College


(Photo: Holyoke Community College President Dr. Christina Royal and other leaders accept the 2018 Patrick Prize, presented to HCC's Culinary Arts Institute.)

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