Merit Pages Recognize Student Success

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Holyoke Community College uses a service called Merit to recognize student achievements.These achievements are awarded in the form of "badges," like the one below, and collected on HCC's Merit Page

Merit achievement badge

The badges and the stories that accompany them are designed to showcase student success, such as making the Dean's List, joining a student club or athletic team, landing an internship, earning a scholarship, graduating from HCC or transferring to a four-year college or university. 

Having an online "resume" of college achievements benefits students as they move forward in their academic careers and later on when they seek employment.

Take a look at the brief video at the top of this page to get a sense of what Merit is all about.

Merit automatically creates a personal web page with a unique address for every student at Holyoke Community College where his or her achievements and badges are collected. Every student at HCC has the opportunity to "claim" his or her Merit page and then personalize it, by adding photos or listing academic activities, jobs, volunteer work or anything they want.

These personal pages can be easily shared with friends, family members and fellow students by email or through social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter.

Always, participation in Merit is not required and students can opt out at any time by sending an email to

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Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave. Holyoke, MA 01040