Housatonic Community College Student News
Banners In Bridgeport Celebrate Historic Little Liberia Community
Broad Street in Bridgeport has a new look thanks to a series of banners that celebrate the City’s rich history. Ten colorful banners, designed by Bridgeport middle school students, honor Bridgeport’s seaside village known as Little Liberia.
Housatonic Community College Commencement Celebrates 516 Grads
Members of the Housatonic Community College (HCC) Class of 2021 celebrated their graduation on Thursday, May 27 when the college held its 54th Commencement Exercises at Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater in Bridgeport, CT.
Housatonic Community College To Host In-Person Graduation Ceremony On May 27
On May 27, at the Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater in Bridgeport, CT, Housatonic Community College will proudly celebrate the accomplishments of 565 potential graduates. The graduation ceremony will be particularly special this year because the event will take place in-person – the first time the class has been together in over a year
Cindi Bigelow, Housatonic Community College Philanthropist, To Receive Honorary Degree
Cindi Bigelow, President and CEO of Bigelow Tea, will receive an honorary degree from Housatonic Community College (HCC) at its 54th commencement exercises later this month for her longtime support of the college.
Housatonic Community College CEO To Be Honored At 100 MEN OF COLOR Awards
On June 25, at the Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center, Housatonic Community College CEO Dr. Dwayne Smith will be honored at the 8th annual “100 Men of Color Black Tie Gala and Award” event. The ceremony recognizes the contributions of men of color in business, education, entrepreneurship, entertainment, government, and public service that have had an impact on communities throughout the State of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts.
Maintaining Tradition: Sidewalk Art Festival Held at Housatonic Community College
Housatonic Community College (HCC) held its 21st annual Sidewalk Art Festival yesterday. The event, originally planned to be held outdoors in the college’s downtown Bridgeport campus courtyard, included students, music and creativity.
Free, Online Cultural Learning Experience For Educators & Families Presented by Housatonic Museum of Art
This spring, the Housatonic Museum of Art (HMA) invites educators and families to connect with art, architecture, and local history in the distance-learning adapted HMA Student Docent program: See, Think, Wonder: Bridgeport!
Celebrate Earth Day with an Enchanting Nature Documentary
Celebrate Earth Day this year with an award-winning film: The Biggest Little Farm. With breathtaking cinematography, captivating animals, and an urgent message to heed Mother Nature’s call, the film provides a vital blueprint for better living and a healthier planet. Presented by Housatonic Museum of Art, the FREE screening will be available online starting Earth Day, Thursday, April 22 through April 24. Please visit www.Housatonicmuseum.org to enjoy this special showing.
Berkowitz and Hanna Law Firm Helps HCC Students in Need at Housatonic Community College
The law firm Berkowitz and Hanna has donated $2,000 to the Housatonic Community College Foundation’s Student Emergency Fund to help students persist and meet their needs during the pandemic.
Earth Month at Housatonic Community College
Housatonic Community College (HCC) is celebrating Earth Day (April 22nd) with a series of engaging activities throughout April, all designed to raise our collective environmental awareness. Initiated by HCC’s STEAM Center of Excellence, with significant support from Pitney Bowes, Avangrid, and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, the lineup of fascinating events creates a month-long lesson on protecting our planet.
Celebrate Women’s History Month with a Remarkable Online Documentary Series
Housatonic Museum of Art is celebrating Women’s History Month with a collection of enlightening online documentary films that explore the messages women receive, the pressures they face, and those fighting for women’s rights in America. The FREE films, organized by Connecticut Film Festival, will run from Sunday, March 21 through Thursday, March 25. All films begin at 7:00pm, on the date indicated and will remain available for viewing for an additional seven days. Visit www.museum.housatonic.edu/womens-history for all film links.
A conversation with Kristy Jelenik, Executive Director, Housatonic Community College Foundation
Kristy Jelenik always knew she wanted to go into public service and be a part of something meaningful. Today she is making a difference in the lives of our students as the executive director of the Housatonic Community College Foundation (HCCF), a post she has held for one and a half years.
Online Courses at HCC Offer Savings to Students Staying Home
The spring semester at Housatonic Community College (HCC) begins on Friday, January 22, and as many four-year college classes move online, some students are turning to HCC’s online classes for their core curriculum coursework. Housatonic offers courses required of undergraduate students that can be transferred to their colleges, often at a fraction of the cost.
Responding To The Pandemic: Housatonic Community College Offers First-Ever Spring Cohort For Advanced Manufacturing Program
For the first time in its history, Housatonic Community College (HCC) will offer a spring cohort for its Advanced Manufacturing program. The program, which begins on January 22, provides a direct path to well-paying, in-demand careers, and offers many students a full scholarship.