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MCLA Ranked in U.S. News & World Report as Top Ten Public Liberal Arts College for Fourth Consecutive Year
U.S. News & World Report has once again recognized Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) as a top liberal arts college. In the publication's "Best Colleges" 2015 edition, MCLA is ranked one of the top ten public liberal arts colleges in the nation, and is one of only 6 non-military institutions in the top ten.

MCLA President Mary Grant Appointed Chancellor-Elect At UNC Asheville
MCLA has announced that President Mary K. Grant, Ph.D, its 11th president and the first alumna to serve in that capacity, has been appointed chancellor-elect at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Asheville.

Psychology major dives into life on campus
Timothy Williams '17 of Springfield, Mass., didn't waste any time getting involved during his freshman year.

Lisa Chamberlain Appointed to MCLA Board of Trustees
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that Gov. Deval Patrick recently appointed Lisa Chamberlain, managing partner of The Chamberlain Group, based in Great Barrington, as the newest member of the MCLA Board of Trustees.

Business major urges students to get involved
According to Kraig Page '15, "MCLA President Mary Grant attends all of the basketball games, and knows me by my first name. I don't know many presidents that know their students by their first name."

MountainOne Establishes Scholarship Fund for MCLA Students Affected by NARH Closing
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that MountainOne Financial has donated $25,000 to establish a scholarship aid fund at the College to assist promising students whose family's financial resources have been negatively affected by the recent closure of North Adams Regional Hospital (NARH).

MCLA to Host Opening for New Facilities Department Building
MCLA will unveil its new facilities building with a ribbon cutting. This dynamic space will promote collaboration and efficiency, and provide space equal to its commitment, dedication and professionalism of our facilities staff.

MCLA Veteran's Resource Center Opening
MCLA will present a ribbon cutting for its Veteran's Resource Center. This Center will provide MCLA veterans with the essential components in assessment and screening, general academic support systems, professional and peer support, outreach, student organizations, wellness, and access to training and campus-based computer technology.

Community Day of Service- 22 Years and Counting
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), the North Adams Chamber of Commerce and the City of North Adams announce the 22nd Annual Community Day of Service will take place on Saturday, April 12. Registration will begin in the lower level of the MCLA Church Street Center at 9:30 a.m., to be followed by an official welcome and assignments to work teams and projects.

MCLA Announces Keynote Speaker, Honorary Degree Recipients for 115th Commencement Exercises
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will celebrate its 115th Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 17, beginning at 11 a.m., in the Amsler Campus Center Gymnasium.