Monday, 16 May 2022 15:37
Alexandros Valiantis has a long history with Housatonic Community College and the Bridgeport area. Alexandros is a first generation American of Ecuadorean and Cypriot heritage born and raised in Queens, New York where Alexandros parents met then raised a family before relocating to Connecticut in 2002. Alexandros recalls exploring the city of Bridgeport after school post moving to Connecticut with his parents who were both in real estate and would bring their kids along for showings all around the city.
Wednesday, 30 March 2022 18:47
Evie Gard entered Santa Monica College as a young mother with three children. Like many of our Housatonic students, she would work and take care of her children during the day and take classes at night. Evie’s dedication to her education allowed her to transfer to Mount St. Mary’s University where she earned her B.A. in liberal arts.
Wednesday, 23 February 2022 15:34
Meet Katrina Camerato, Housatonic’s new Women’s Center Coordinator. With high energy, and just a couple of months under her belt at HCC, she has big plans for our community.
Wednesday, 26 January 2022 19:22
Janice Schaeffler didn’t start college at age 18. Recognizing that she needed some time to mature and being good at math, she went to work in a bank. She then took a continuing education Table Games Dealer Course at Atlantic Cape Community College, and went to work dealing craps at Harrah’s Casino in Atlantic City.
Monday, 06 December 2021 01:04
Originally from the heart of Chicago, Professor ‘Bernie’ Pasierb’s life was rapidly transformed after high school graduation when he was accepted to the US Military Academy at West Point at the height of the Vietnam War. Upon graduation in 1972 with a BS in Electrical Engineering, the war was ending and he served his five-year military commitment as an Army Officer with nuclear missile and telecommunications assignments in the U.S. and West Germany. While in Germany he earned his MBA in Management from the University of Utah during nearly 3 years of night and weekend classes.
Tuesday, 02 November 2021 15:50
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.
Wednesday, 15 September 2021 13:33
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.
Monday, 16 August 2021 19:48
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.
Wednesday, 25 August 2021 14:44
Published in Faculty & Staff News
Wednesday, 07 July 2021 14:17
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.
Wednesday, 07 July 2021 13:41
Last month, after more than five decades of service, Professor Edward Keane, Ph.D. retired from Housatonic Community College (HCC). The esteemed faculty member’s 51-year tenure spanned nearly the entirety of the college’s existence.
Published in Featured
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 15:53
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.
Published in Press Archives