October 16, 2020


Register to Vote – A Message from CSCU President Ojakian

CSCU President Mark Ojakian encourages CSCU faculty, staff and students to make their voices heard by registering to vote for the Nov. 3 election. Visit myvote.ct.gov to register online, check your registration status, or update your address.


SCSU Professor Named 2020 Mensa Foundation Distinguished Teacher of the Year

Kenneth S. Walters, associate professor of psychology at Southern Connecticut State University, was recognized with the 2020 Mensa Foundation Distinguished Teacher of the Year award.

CCSU Computer Science Department Lands $1 Million Grant

Central Connecticut State University’s Computer Science Department received a $1 million National Science Foundation grant to provide scholarships and support to underrepresented graduate students in the Software Engineering program.

NCCC Creates a Pre-Nursing Scholarship

Northwestern Connecticut Community College created a Pre-Nursing Scholarship in honor of recently retired Professor Alison Jassen.


GCC, HCC, NCC Ranked Top for Affordability

According to a study by EDsmart, Gateway, Housatonic, and Norwalk Community Colleges ranked among the top 15 of all of Connecticut's higher education institutions for affordability and value.


CCSU Commits to Expanded Role in State's Educators Rising Academy

Students in 10 or more Connecticut school districts will have the chance to start their studies at Central Connecticut State University at no charge.


Eastern Alumna Accepted into Connecticut Governor’s Innovation Fellowship

Eastern Connecticut State University alumna Julia Medina ’20 is one of 19 members of the first cohort of college graduates selected by the Connecticut Governor’s Innovation Fellowship program.


MxCC Offering Free Tech Training Course Courtesy of CARES Act

Middlesex Community College is offering a no-cost central sterile processing technician training course   for unemployed students due to the COVID-19 pandemic funded by the CARES Act.

General Motors-Affiliated Program Returns to GCC with Labs

A General Motors-affiliated program returned to Gateway Community College with shop labs and safety adjustments to hone student skills for the workforce, despite the pandemic.

NVCC and TRCC Nursing Programs Among Top in the Northeast

Nursingprocess.org, a nursing educational resource, ranked Naugatuck Valley and Three Rivers Community Colleges among the top 15 in the state offering associate degree in nursing programs.


WCSU Students Explore Economic Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic

Through an independent study course, Western Connecticut State University students and Dr. Rotua Lumbantobing, associate professor of economics, demonstrated how the COVID-19 pandemic can become a new focus of university course work and research.


Eighteen Students Complete QVCC’s CNA Program and Receive Jobs

Despite the Covid-19 outbreak, 18 students completed Quinebaug Valley Community College’s Certified Nursing Assistant program and received jobs in the field.

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