Mayor Domenic J. Sarno attended and spoke at Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) celebration of 55 years of Gratitude and Grit at the STCC Resilience Awards and Gala on Thursday, October 6, 2022. The Gala recognized community leaders for their work and service as innovative champions. Springfield Health and Human Services Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris and State Representative Angelo J. Puppolo Jr., were among the honorees recognized.
Mayor Sarno states, “I want to thank STCC President Dr. John Cook and his staff for holding their 55th resilience awards and gala, which will recognize and honor those individuals for their service to our community and across Western Massachusetts, at our beautiful Springfield Marriott Downtown Hotel. This wonderful event drew over 250 people and helped raised money to benefit our STCC students. All of the honorees are leaders in their field, and it is appropriate that we come together to celebrate their hard work, dedication and efforts – especially the tremendous work by our own Springfield Health and Human Services Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris, who has been our strong advocate to help us navigate through this COVID-19 pandemic. Congratulations Helen on this well-deserved award and honor!”
Founded in 1967 and celebrating its 55th year, STCC is the only technical community college in Massachusetts and is a Hispanic Serving Institution, which means that more than 25% of students who attend identify as Hispanic or Latino.
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