- Massasoit Community College was founded in 1966 and is one of the largest community colleges in Massachusetts.
- Massasoit offers more than 60 associate degree and certificate programs across arts, sciences, and applied sciences.
- More than 900 students graduate with an associate degree or certificate each year from Massasoit, and 2,600 students annually enroll in non-credit community education or workforce development courses.
Massasoit STEM students and faculty have presented their research alongside the country’s brightest ecological scientists at the Ecological Society of America’s Annual Meetings. Their work on how land-use policies impact the native bee populations in southeastern Massachusetts is well-known, and the program is built on more than six years of research at the college.
In Fall 2019, Massasoit unveiled the Ida Cerezo O’Donnell Unity Center, a central location for students to examine and embrace the intersections of their identities, think critically about diversity and social justice, and utilize their unique and collective voices and talents to enact positive change. The Unity Center houses the Ubuntu Scholars mentoring program; a similar mentoring program designed for those identifying as female; the new Board of Trustees Student Mentorship Program; and other leadership programs.
Also, in Fall 2019, the first cohort of students who have completed their associate degree in nursing started to earn their bachelor of science in nursing from Curry College right at Massasoit’s Brockton campus. The partnership with Curry is Massasoit’s first baccalaureate completion collaboration in its University Center.
The college’s Diesel Technology program, the only one of its kind in the state, received a Skills Capital Grant from the Baker-Polito Administration in August 2019 to purchase new equipment. Additional grants and funding have helped Massasoit establish an Alternative Fuels & Emissions certificate for justice-involved individuals; the program has already been offered to 12 individuals through a partnership with the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department.
Brenda Moliffe, Ph.D.
Brenda Molife, Ph.D., Vice President of Outreach and Engagement at Bridgewater State University, has been named Interim President at Massasoit Community College.
With 19 years of experience at Bridgewater State University, the region’s largest comprehensive four-year university, Dr. Molife served in a variety of roles prior to coming to Massasoit. Her roles have included faculty member and department chair; acting dean in both the colleges of humanities and social sciences and business; executive assistant and chief of staff to the President; and Vice President for University Advancement and Executive Director for the Bridgewater State University Foundation. In her role as Vice President for Outreach and Engagement, Dr. Molife served as a member of the President’s cabinet and lead Bridgewater’s internship and career services offices, the office of Regional Partnerships, and University & Community Partnerships.
She will serve as Interim President until a permanent replacement is named; a search is currently underway.
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