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Roxbury Community College receives $2.25 million in federal grants


Roxbury Community College receives $2.25 million in federal grants

By Matt Rocheleau, Town Correspondent

Roxbury Community College has received two federal grants totaling $2.25 million that will go toward improving academic programs.

The college was one of 48 in the country to receive a grant through the federal Education Department’s “Strengthening Institutions” program, designed to increase graduation rates.

The $400,000 over five years will have two major components, said a release from the institution, allowing “the college to equip classrooms with technology to support current teaching and learning needs, and to provide faculty training to strengthen the quality of instruction.”

“The award comes at a time when resources are limited, and, therefore, will greatly aid the College in its ongoing efforts to enhance the overall academic experience of its students,” said the school’s president Dr. Terrence A. Gomes in the release.

The campus on Columbus Avenue also received a $250,000-grant to support education and training for students in the Massachusetts Homeland Security-STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Bridge Program, the release said, adding that the college will collaborate with Northeastern University on work funded by the federal Homeland Security department’s grant.

E-mail Matt Rocheleau at mjrochele@gmail.com.

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