Largest Class in College History
Graduation Ceremony Held Thursday, May 30th.
Some 668 students, members of the largest class in Housatonic Community College history, were awarded associate degrees and certificates Thursday night (5/30) at the college’s 47th commencement.
The graduates, clad in the dark blue Housatonic caps and gowns, gathered at the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard to be honored for their achievements by a panel of dignitaries that included U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport President and CEO Cass Shaw, HCC President Anita T. Gliniecki, State Rep. Charlie Stallworth, and Board of Regents President Gregory Gray. The class of 2013, with its 636 degrees and certificates, is now the second largest class in HCC history while the Class of 2011, with 556, is the third.
Three students were honored with the President’s Medallion for Academic Excellence for maintaining a 4.0 GPA throughout their academic career at HCC. Those students were Kaylee Erdos of Stratford, Judy Gross of North Haven, and Douglas Peterson of Shelton. Seventy-four students received multiple degrees and/or certificates. Receiving two degrees were Cheryl Green, Eunice Hodge, Analie Laville, and Tamara Michelin of Bridgeport; Stephanie Flerantin of Norwalk; and Cindy Guerrero and Sherri Yaglidere of Stratford.