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A conversation with Rachel Cain, Assistant Professor of Biology
For 15 years, Rachel Cain has been a dedicated part of HCC’s Math/Science teaching team. She was initially a part-time Lecturer but is currently Assistant Professor of Biology who teaches Introduction to Biology, General Biology I and General Biology II. Through community building, she empowers students every day to achieve their top learning potential.
An interview with Medgine Bright, Director of Student Activities
Medgine Bright, Director of Student Activities, has been preparing for this role since she was a student herself at Southern Connecticut State University. There, she chaired multiple committees and also worked as a Resident Assistant.
An interview with Robin Avant, Dean of Academic Affairs
Dean Robin Avant started preparing for her vocation at age six, when she taught and gave exams to her collection of teddy-bear pupils. A lasting passion and a lifetime of educational preparation for her role as an HCC professor and ultimately Dean of Academic Affairs ensued, and she’s not nearly done.
A conversation with John Favret
Professor John Favret credits a Certificate in Computer Graphics from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) with opening ‘all doors in life’. Prior to that certificate, John had earned a BA from Bridgewater State College and an MFA from East Texas State University, and worked at Sears in retail displays and management.
A Conversation with Matt Dunne, Ph.D.
A lifelong New Englander, Professor Matthew Dunne joined Housatonic’s full-time faculty in 2015 after a stint as an adjunct professor at Asnuntuck Community College in Enfield, CT, his hometown. His journey to HCC began as a teaching assistant while earning his M.A. and Ph.D. at Brown University, and later as a visiting assistant professor at his alma mater, Stonehill College.
An Interview with Pam Pirog
To say that Professor Pam Pirog is an active member of the HCC community is an understatement. In addition to teaching entrepreneurship and accounting courses, she serves as the coordinator of entrepreneurial education, partnering with local colleges and organizations. She is the coordinator of HCC’s VentureLab and SCORE office, is co-coordinator of the HCC Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Center and has held the position of the Business Department’s Department Chair.
Adapting and Achieving: HCC Student Media in the Time of COVID
Think of an octopus – one central mass with eight arms that think and act independently; its movements a brilliantly choreographed dance. When presented with a challenge, the dance doesn’t falter; the movements merely adjust. That scenario depicts the operations of the team that created the spring 2021 issue of Horizons magazine.
Donofrio Public Media Scholarship availableWritten by
Interested in a career in media and/or communications? The Donofrio Public Media Scholarship is available to second year, full-time CSCU community college students who are studying in the field of communication, journalism, broadcasting, digital arts, production or marketing.
HCC offering classes at Jonathan Law in MilfordWritten by
Housatonic Community College (HCC) and Jonathan Law High School (JLHS) are pleased to announce the return of fall class offerings in Milford. Back-to-school classes are available for new or continuing students, all with the benefit of evening hours and an easily accessible location.
Surgical Technology information sessions at HCCWritten by
Surgical Technology Information Sessions will be held this month at Housatonic Community College (HCC). The sessions will take place on Tuesday June 12, Thursday, June 14 and Wednesday, June 20. The informational sessions are free and open to the public. Times and location are listed below.
Entrepreneur looks back, gives adviceWritten by
Joseph Montgomery, founder of Cannondale Bicycle Corporation, presided over a business workshop on Monday that aimed to give the audience of students and international professors advice on starting and maintaining a business.