Oct 2020


Governor Lamont Visits Eastern for COVID-19 Update

Governor Ned Lamont recently visited Eastern Connecticut State University to hear how Eastern was managing the COVID-19 coronavirus. Joining Gov. Lamont were CSCU President Mark Ojakian and Deidre Gifford, commissioner of the Department of Social Services and acting commissioner of the Department of Public Health. Eastern and Quinebaug Valley Community College students and faculty also attended.

SCSU Students Hold Black Lives Matter March On Campus

Southern Connecticut State University students gathered on campus to speak out against racial injustice. The  three-hour march and vigil organized by student leaders drew over 100 students.


CSCU OER Summit to be Held from Oct. 5-9

The CSCU OER Advisory Council is hosting the virtual CSCU OER Summit from Monday, Oct. 5 to Friday, Oct. 9, for faculty, staff and others to learn how to implement OER and about discipline-specific case studies and the concepts of Open Pedagogy.


MCC Offers Free CNA Job Training with CARES Act Funding

Manchester Community College is offering an accelerated, non-credit, no-cost Certified Nurse Aid course thanks to funding made available through the CARES Act.


Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrated at CCSU

Central Connecticut State University is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with a series of virtual events beginning Monday, Oct. 5. This first event features journalist Soledad O'Brien and is hosted by The Ana Grace Project and CCSU SEPS.


TCC Professor Receives Innovative Program of the Year Award

Tunxis Community College Professor Karen Wosczyna-Birch, director of the CT College of Technology and executive director of the Regional Center for Next Generation Manufacturing, received an Innovative Program of the Year Award during the virtual High Impact Technology Exchange Conference’s awards presentation.


HCC Ranked Among Top 100 Producers of Associate Degrees for Minorities

Housatonic Community College was named as one of the nation’s top colleges for helping minority students earn their associate degrees. The “Top 100 Minority Associate Degree Producers” study was conducted by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education.


COSC’s Dr. Brooke Palkie Awarded Health Information Management Fellowship Distinction

Dr. Brooke Palkie, Chair of the Charter Oak State College’s Health Science and Technology Department and Program Director of COSC’s M.S. in Health Care Administration and M.S. in Health Informatics, earned lifetime recognition as a Fellow of the American Health Information Management Association.


NVCC Awarded Community Support Grant

Naugatuck Valley Community College was selected by Local Initiatives Support Corporation Connecticut to serve as a Financial Opportunity Center and was awarded $30,000 to participate in this community service grant.


WCSU Professor Studies Coronavirus Impact

Christine Hegel, associate professor of anthropology at Western Connecticut State University, partnered with the organization, Women in Informal Employment, Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO), on a study to measure the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on informal workers.


New Data Analytics Certificate Program at TRCC

Three Rivers Community College added Data Analytics Certificate, as a new certificate program, where students in this certificate program will learn to gather and analyze data.


PTK Recognizes Connecticut Community College Chapters with Top Awards

Phi Theta Kappa recognized Connecticut Community College chapters and individuals with top awards at its virtual 2020 international convention.

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