Christopher C. Johnson named speaker for STCC commencement ceremony on May 30
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Christopher C. Johnson, chair of the Springfield Technical Community College Board of Trustees, will be the featured speaker at STCC’s 52nd commencement on Thursday, May 30, 6:30 p.m., at the MassMutual Center.
Johnson, of Agawam, a lawyer, currently serves as president of the Agawam City Council. He served as the town’s first mayor from 1989-2000 and as Agawam City Solicitor in 2008 and 2009.
Born and raised in Agawam, Johnson is a graduate of the Agawam Public Schools, American International College and the Western New England University School of Law. He initially practiced law in Northampton with the firm of Wilhelm, Hamilton & King.
He currently is a partner with the firm of Johnson, Sclafani & Moriarty in West Springfield.
Johnson was appointed to the STCC Board of Trustees on Dec. 22, 2006. His term is set to expire in 2019, making him one of the longest-serving community college trustees in the commonwealth.
“We are grateful to Chris Johnson for the many years of leadership, dedication and outstanding service he has given to Springfield Technical Community College,” said STCC President John B. Cook. “With his keen insight of public higher education, including affordability considerations and the STCC mission, Chair Johnson truly has made a meaningful and lasting difference in the lives of so many students.”
“I am both honored and thrilled to speak at the STCC commencement,” Johnson said. “The Greater Springfield area is fortunate to have such an outstanding place of learning. STCC truly transforms the lives of its students, both the traditional college transfer students and those taking advantage of our fantastic technology and health programs.
About Springfield Technical Community College
Founded in 1967 and located on 35 acres of the Springfield Armory National Historic Site, STCC is a major resource for the economic vitality of Western Massachusetts. As the only technical community college in Massachusetts, STCC, a designated Hispanic Serving Institution and an Achieving the Dream Leader College, offers a variety of career programs unequalled in the state. STCC’s highly regarded transfer programs in business, engineering, liberal arts, science and technology continue to provide the most economical options for students pursuing a four-year degree. With an annual enrollment of more than 6,400 day, evening, weekend and online students, STCC is a vibrant campus rich in diversity.
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