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2018 Patrick Prize for Community Colleges

Holyoke Community College Culinary Arts Expansion

The Boston Foundation welcomed community college leaders and staff to the Foundation on June 5th where it was announced that Holyoke Community College has been selected as the winner of the 2018 Deval Patrick Prize for Community Colleges. 

The college won the $50,000 prize in recognition of its expanded culinary arts and hospitality programs, related in part to the opening of the HCC MGM Institute for Culinary Arts in downtown Holyoke. The new institute, which opened in January 2018, will allow the college to strengthen and expand its culinary arts programs to better prepare students for careers in culinary arts and meet the needs of the Pioneer Valley's growing hospitality industry.

Massachusetts Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rosalin Acosta presented the prize to HCC President Dr. Christina Royal, who talked about the difference the new Institute is already playing in the life of the college, the students and the community. Her speech begins at about 8:50 into the video.
Orlando Watkins
Orlando Watkins, Vice President for Programs, The Boston Foundation
Dave Clayton
Dave Clayton, SVP Consumer Insights, Strada Education Network
Dave Clayton
Dave Clayton, SVP Consumer Insights, Strada Education Network
Antoniya Marinova, Program Officer, Education to Career, The Boston Foundation
Panel
Damon Cox, Assistant Secretary of Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Panel
Panel
Panel
Secretary Acosta
Rosalin Acosta, Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development
Secretary Acosta
Rosalin Acosta, Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development
Secretary Acosta and President Royal
Rosalin Acosta, Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development and Holyoke Community College President Dr. Christina Royal
Secretary Acosta and President Royal
Rosalin Acosta, Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development and Holyoke Community College President Dr. Christina Royal
Secretary Acosta and President Royal
Rosalin Acosta, Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development and Holyoke Community College President Dr. Christina Royal
Secretary Acosta and President Royal
Rosalin Acosta, Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development and Holyoke Community College President Dr. Christina Royal
President Royal
Holyoke Community College President Dr. Christina Royal
President Royal
Holyoke Community College President Dr. Christina Royal
Group photo
Group photo
Group photo