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MCLA's Society of Physics Students wins national recognition
February 24, 2021

MCLA's chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) has been named a "distinguished" chapter by the national SPS association, recognized for its active student leadership and slate of on-campus (and now virtual) activities.

Erica Barreto ’18, Kayla Hollins ’12, Khalil Paul ’17, and Michael Obasohan ’11
February 16, 2021

The Berkshires are more than 90 percent white, and while MCLA's student population is fairly diverse, it can be hard for students to find role models and mentors. Though Erica Barreto '18, Kayla Hollins '12, Khalil Paul '17, and Michael Obasohan '11 all work in very different roles on campus, they have something crucial in common: All opted to stay in the Berkshires after graduation, and all are actively working to create change on campus, mentor students, and contribute to the wider community.

Rachel Durgin ’18, Noah Henkenius ’20, Adam Galambos ’18
February 10, 2021

MCLA alumni regularly opt to stay in the Berkshires after graduation, launching careers here and often finding ways to stay involved at the College. Rachel Durgin '18, Adam Galambos '18, and Noah Henkenius '20 are among those alumni--all graduates of MCLA's Environmental Studies Program, they found full-time work in the area and continue to stay in touch with the ENVI community.

February 8, 2021

This year, Leslie Appleget will work with schools, cultural institutions, youth development organizations, and many other groups to advance the goals of the Creative Compact for Collective Impact, also known as the C4 Initiative.
February 2, 2021

This year, Leslie Appleget will work with schools, cultural institutions, youth development organizations, and many other groups to advance the goals of the Creative Compact for Collective Impact, also known as the C4 Initiative.

TRIO Director Dr. Alicia Reddin and Dr. Kristopher Merceron, the program’s assistant director, are working to connect with MCLA’s very first cohort of TRIO students, developing resources, workshops, and support systems for students that could use assistance navigating the world of academia.
January 22, 2021

The federally funded TRIO program is designed to empower students who are the first in their families to attend college, come from families with income eligible backgrounds, or have a documented disability. It's been implemented in many colleges across the U.S., and MCLA secured $1.3 million in federal funding for the program--enough to help 160 students over five years--in 2020.

Starting Feb. 1, Monique Symes ’11 will be helping the MCLA community breathe, stretch, and become a little more mindful.
January 13, 2021

Starting Feb. 1, Monique Symes '11 will be helping the MCLA community breathe, stretch, and become a little more mindful.

This year, MCLA’s 23 student tutors helped more than 100 of their peers gain a deeper understanding of all kinds of class materials, from software development to accounting and radiographic positioning.
January 4, 2021

This year, MCLA's 23 student tutors helped more than 100 of their peers gain a deeper understanding of all kinds of class materials, from software development to accounting and radiographic positioning.

IS183 Executive Director Lucie Castaldo and Program Director Brielle Rizzotti ’11 worked with the Egremont fifth-graders via zoom, teaching collage techniques that each built on the previous week’s session, from making crayon rubbings of different textures to creating leaves and tree trunks, with resulting trees displayed during Pittsfield’s November ArtsWalk at IS183’s Brothership Building Gallery window on North Street.
December 15, 2020

Even in a pandemic, mentorship projects between teachers and cultural partners in the Berkshires marched on after connecting through the Berkshire Regional Arts Integration Network (BRAINworks).

MCLA Arts Management Professor Lisa Donovan’s new book, “Teacher as Curator: Formative Assessment and Arts-Based Strategies” answers this question, offering educators a road map for adopting arts integration in their classrooms, using the arts as formative assessment as well as sharing case studies that show how thinking like a curator can open new doors of understanding for students.
December 15, 2020

MCLA Arts Management Professor Lisa Donovan's new book, "Teacher as Curator: Formative Assessment and Arts-Based Strategies" answers this question, offering educators a road map for adopting arts integration in their classrooms, using the arts as formative assessment as well as sharing case studies that show how thinking like a curator can open new doors of understanding for students.