MCLA introduces alumna to the world, non-profits
As the volunteer program coordinator for the Riverside Park Conservancy, Jordan Pagán ’09 oversees the hundreds of people who maintain Riverside Park, a scenic, 267-acre, public expanse that runs along the Hudson River on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
New prof shares passion for social justice with students
It was through Dr. Kerri Nicoll’s experiences as a pastor, as well as an outreach and fundraising assistant for a non-profit organization, that she discovered her passion for social justice, particularly around issues of poverty and inequality.
Students participate in historic Climate March
In New York City on Sept. 21 to participate in “The People’s Climate March,” Fitzpatrick – along with environmental studies professor Dr. Dan Shustack and five other students from MCLA’s Students for a Democratic Society and Environuts clubs – were among the enormous crowd that made their way through city streets as heads of state prepared to gather for a historic summit on climate change.
New prof focuses on Anglophone literature
MCLA’s newest assistant professor of English, Dr. Jenna Sciuto, says it’s important that students study literature to learn more about society and the range of cultures that make up the world in which we live.
VP Degen to retire after 40 years
The College’s name change, a new mascot, new Division III sports teams and the creation of a multitude of programs that benefit students are but a few of the many changes that Charlotte Degen ’73 has seen throughout her four decades of service to MCLA.
New prof brings spirit of lifelong learning and leadership to campus
Throughout the past 30 years and three distinct careers, Dr. Thomas Whalen – the newest assistant professor to join MCLA’s Department of Business Administration – has studied and practiced leadership.
Professor brings back firsthand report on the Middle East
Anthropology professor Dr. Sumi Colligan traveled across three war zones to Amman, Jordan, to learn more about the people who live there.
NSF funds unique program
MCLA leads “Teaching to Learn,” a collaborative effort with Williams College North Adams Public Schools, that has our undergraduates developing and teaching science curriculum to local K-7 students.
STEM student aims to solve medical mysteries
As a double major in biology and psychology with a concentration in biotechnology, Svetlana Morrell '17 wants to research medical mysteries like autism, cancer and diabetes with the expectation that she may discover not only treatments, but cures.
Part of the MCLA family
Daniel Wohler '17 had a great experience at his orientation one year ago, so over the summer he served as an orientation leader to prepare others for life at MCLA.
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.
STEM leader attends national institute
Dr. Christopher Himes found himself part of a select group this summer as one of 10 early career professors who attended the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science Summer Leadership Institute.
First-year students reach for new heights
The traditional hike up Mount Greylock will happen a few days later this year, as incoming first-year students got things moving in a different way this past Labor Day.
'It is easy to make connections'
In addition to her biology major, the allied health concentration program is preparing Susan Bloom '16 for graduate school and the next step toward her career.
After London internship at Simon & Schuster, alumna heads to NYC
Kimberly Capriola '11 took her MCLA degree in English/Communications to London, England, where she's completing her master's degree in children's literature at the University of Roehampton.
Interns explore youth center possibilities
After spending their summer at some of the best cultural venues Berkshire County has to offer, B-HIP interns set out to develop programming for local teens.
Visiting professor provides cross-cultural experience
MCLA students this summer explored the long tradition of Chinese literature and learned about the people and culture of China, without ever leaving the Berkshires.
'MCLA has so much to offer'
According to transfer student Kelli Furney '15, "MCLA has an amazing networking system where students can find internships and really expand their knowledge."
'You can be yourself'
As a member of the women's soccer team, Rachel Niddrie '15 has a busy and demanding schedule. But the psychology major's professors are supportive of her endeavors - both on and off the field.