• Attorney General Maura Healey to visit HCC, talk with students and faculty

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    April 30, 2019
    Attorney General Maura Healey to visit HCC, talk with students and faculty
    HOLYOKE — Holyoke Community College will welcome Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey to campus on Wed., May 1, to tour the campus and discuss current issues with students and faculty.
    Healey will meet with students studying criminal justice, human services and nursing from 2 to 3 p.m. in the PeoplesBank Conference Room on the third floor of the HCC Kittredge Center for Business and Workforce Development.
    Healey will give a brief talk followed by a question and answer session moderated by HCC criminal justice professor Alex Sanchez.
    “This is an extraordinary opportunity for our students to hear from and talk to the top law enforcement official in Massachusetts about issues that directly relate to their studies here at HCC, particularly on the subject of opioid addiction,” said Sanchez. “We’re looking forward to her visit and hearing her opinions on the subject, especially as it relates to the lawsuit the attorney general filed earlier this year against pharmaceutical industry giant Purdue Pharma.” 
    The event is free and open to the public.  
    Prior to the discussion, Healey will meet with HCC president Christina Royal, members of the HCC Board of Trustees and Holyoke mayor Alex Morse. HCC students will also lead Healey on a brief tour of HCC’s Thrive financial success center and food pantry, the new Center for Life Sciences and the HCC Campus Center now in the final phase of a $43.5 million renovation.
    “HCC has a long history as a leader in providing young people with the tools to succeed,” Healey said. “Their work is vitally important to our economy here in Massachusetts and I am looking forward to speaking with students about the critical issues our state is facing.” 
    About Maura Healey:
    Maura Healey is serving her second term as Massachusetts Attorney General, leading the people’s law firm as the people’s lawyer, continuing a career spent fighting for justice and equal rights.
    After Maura’s historic victory in her first-ever run for office, she has spent her time in office working on the issues that matter to the people of the Commonwealth – from confronting the devastating opioid epidemic, to reducing health care and energy costs, protecting consumers, ensuring equality for all, and keeping our communities safer. 
    For seven years prior to her election, Maura helped lead the Attorney General’s Office, ultimately overseeing more than half of the office’s 600 employees. Earlier in her career, Maura was a prosecutor in Middlesex County and a litigation partner at WilmerHale.  After college, she also spent two years as a 5’4” starting point guard on a professional basketball team in Europe.  
     
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    Holyoke Community College is the Commonwealth’s oldest community college, serving more than 11,500 students annually in credit and noncredit programs and courses. The college holds more than 50 articulation agreements with 27 colleges and universities. Recognized for its Honors Program, online learning curriculum, learning communities, and service to students, HCC also offers business development opportunities through the Kittredge Center for Business and Workforce Development. Please visit us on the web at www.hcc.edu
    Contact:
    Chris Yurko, Media Relations Manager
    (413) 552-2259