Massachusetts Bay Community College
|Massachusetts Bay Community College|
|Admin. staff||74 (full-time)
Ashland, Massachusetts, USA
|Sports||Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer, Men's, Basketball, Women's Basketball, Baseball, Men's Golf, Women's Golf|
Massachusetts Bay Community College (more commonly known as MassBay) is a two-year college in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. It has three campuses, in Wellesley, Ashland, and Framingham. The college is home to the Wellesley Symphony Orchestra. Massachusetts Bay Community College was founded in 1961. However In 1973, the Massachusetts Board of Regional Community Colleges chose the property of the Elizateth Seton High School in Wellesley for MassBay's permanent campus.
The graduation ceremony for all three campuses takes place at the Wellesley campus. In 2006, the ceremony was conducted at a specially constructed tent just outside the Wellesley campus building. The graduation is accompanied by the Wellesley Symphony Orchestra whose home is at Mass Bay. Last commencement occurred on May 23rd, 2013.
Honors and student recognition ceremonies are conducted in the assembly hall at the Wellesley campus.
In 1983, founding president John F. McKenzie retired, and second president Roger A. Van Winkle was appointed. In 1999, the third president, Dr. Lindsey Norman was appointed. From 2005 onward, the president has been Dr. Carol M. Berotte Joseph. In 2004, the College's fourth president, Dr. Carole M. Berotte Joseph was appointed. In 2011, the fifth president of the college, Dr. John O'Donnell was appointed.
- Official website
- For public colleges, the best of times Boston Globe, October 2009
- MassBay wraps up $2 million in campus improvements Framingham TAB, September 2009
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