At age 32, after ten years at HCC, Mayra Cancho is graduating with a degree in Business Administration and two careers. Mayra came to the United States from Peru 15 years ago and needed to learn English; she turned to HCC. That first experience, coupled with encouragement from HCC faculty, and support from FESP and the HCC Foundation, helped Mayra to keep going and realize her dreams.

As Housatonic Community College (HCC) looks forward to welcoming its students, faculty, and staff back to campus for the fall term, the college is taking essential preventive measures this summer to protect them from COVID-19.

The Housatonic Community College (HCC) class of 2020 was presented virtually yesterday in a ceremony hosted live on the college’s Facebook page. This 52nd HCC commencement celebration ceremony included footage of students and campus, congratulatory messages from faculty and staff, and the appearance of the graduates’ names and photos.

Nick Jeffrey will be recognized during the Housatonic Community College (HCC) virtual graduation ceremony today. He entered the engineering program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) as a first semester Junior in January 2020, and his experience at HCC prepared him well for the transition.

Later this month, at age 17, Mason Perry will graduate from both Capital Preparatory Harbor Charter School in Bridgeport, and Housatonic Community College (HCC). With a strong grasp on hard work and time management, the dual high school and college graduate from West Haven, Connecticut is well prepared for the next step on his academic journey.

Just in time for National Gardening Week, Housatonic Community College’s Dean of Academic Affairs Robin Avant has published her first book, The Spirit of Gardening: Gardening for New Bees The Life Revealed Through Gardening! The 139-page beginner’s resource is a guide, reference book and a collection site for the ‘new bee” gardener.

The Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) Board of Regents for Higher Education recognized Housatonic Community College (HCC) Assistant Professor Kristen Carley with two Excellence in Teaching awards. Carley is among eighteen CSCU distinguished faculty members named as recipients of the annual 2019–20 Board of Regents Faculty Awards.

The Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education announced the appointment of Dwayne Smith, PhD to the position of Chief Executive Officer of Housatonic Community College. The announcement was made during the open session of the May 14 Board meeting, which was held virtually and attended by over 320 faculty, staff and students from the twelve Connecticut Community Colleges.

The Housatonic Museum of Art announced today that it received a donation of 615 photographs by nine contemporary artists, including pieces by well-known sports photographer Walter Iooss Jr. and photojournalist Peter Turnley.

Housatonic Community College has a new Director of Grant Initiatives. Moira Adams recently joined the HCC team and is charged with identifying and developing major new grant initiatives. She will identify and secure state, federal, and private grants to advance the mission of the College and support the goals and objectives of the College's Strategic Plan.

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