Traprock board member honored

Traprock board member honored

Pat Hynes, Director, Traprock Center for Peace and Justice

We are delighted that our newest, and youngest, board of directors member, Hailee Galandak-Cochran, was one of three local community college students honored recently as part of the 2020 Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) All-Massachusetts Academic Team. Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society of two-year colleges, includes students with grade point averages of 3.5 or more.
As a May 6, 2020, article in the Greenfield Recorder reported: “Greenfield Community College students Hailee Galandak-Cochran and Clairise Netto were among those in the state’s 15-member community college system who were honored for their outstanding academic achievement and exemplary student service, according to a press release. Turners Falls resident Jordan Wyman, a Holyoke Community College student studying radiologic technology, was also honored.”
Along with her academic achievements, Hailee founded and co-directs Friends for Change, a trauma-informed after-school youth club, in her home community of Bellows Falls, VT. As a student at Greenfield Community College she won Traprock’s annual Wally and Juanita Nelson Scholarship and was selected as a Traprock student Fellow working with Professor Josh Becker, a Traprock Board member.

We are proud of Hailee’s work, both academic and in her community, and are happy that she is part of Traprock’s ongoing efforts.