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Springfield in Hampden County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Innovation Continues at STCC

Historic Legacy, Shared Future

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., July 31, 2017
1. Innovation Continues at STCC Marker
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Innovation Continues at STCC
The armory legacy of innovation lives on at Springfield Technical Community College (STCC). Founded in 1967 just before the armory closed down, STCC is located on 35 acres of the Springfield Armory National Historic Site. Now STCC is a major resource for the economic vitality of Western Massachusetts.

As the only technical community college in Massachusetts, STCC offers a variety of career programs unequalled in the state. STCC's transfer programs in Business, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Science, and Technology continue to provide the most economic option for students pursuing a four-year degree. Honored as one of the ten most beautiful Community Colleges in America, STCC is a vibrant campus rich in diversity. Learn more at www.stcc.edu.

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The historic armory buildings make for a unique campus experience.

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STCC prides itself on being the best educational institution in the region at preparing students for careers.

Since its founding in 1967, STCC has inspired more than 36,000 alumni.

Dr. Edmond P. Garvey, the principal of Trade High School and founding president of STCC, envisioned that the armory grounds should become a technical college.
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By William Fischer, Jr., July 31, 2017
2. Historic Legacy, Shared Future Marker
Legacy, Shared Future
History and innovation coexist at the Springfield Armory National Historic Site and Springfield Technical Community College (STCC). The armory complex now houses both the historic site and the thriving campus as part of an unusual partnership. The National Park Service and STCC jointly manage the site while ownership is shared by the federal government and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Explore the historic buildings and grounds to find out more about the legacy and importance of this unique location.

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The historic armory buildings provide a dramatic setting for this site's many functions.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 42° 6.404′ N, 72° 34.85′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Massachusetts, in Hampden County. Touch for map. Markers are about 200 feet SSE of the Armory building, on the Springfield National Historic Site and Springfield Technical Community College campus complex. Marker is at or near this postal address: One Armory Street, Springfield MA 01105, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Forging Arms for Our Nation (here, next to this marker); The Military Presence (within shouting

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By William Fischer, Jr., July 31, 2017
3. Innovation Continues at STCC and Historic Legacy, Shared Future Markers
distance of this marker); Armory Fence (within shouting distance of this marker); Armory Square (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Main Arsenal (about 400 feet away); From Arsenal to Icon (about 400 feet away); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (about 500 feet away); Master Armorer's House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
Also see . . .
1. Springfield Technical Community College. (Submitted on August 16, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Springfield Armory National Historic Site. (Submitted on August 16, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., July 31, 2017
4. Innovation Continues at STCC and Historic Legacy, Shared Future Markers
Main Armory building in background
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 16, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 16, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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