Housatonic Community College Student News
19 Jan

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.
14 Jan

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.
20 Jan

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.
27 Jan

The Scripps Family Fund for Education and the Arts Establishes Textbook Lending Library at Housatonic Community College

Housatonic Community College (HCC) is easing the burden of textbook costs for low-income students thanks to a grant from The Scripps Family Fund for Education and the Arts (SFFEA) for the creation of a new Textbook Lending Library.
04 Feb

Housatonic Community College Signs Agreement with The Child & Family Guidance Center

Housatonic Community College (HCC) is pleased to announce a new collaboration with The Child & Family Guidance Center (CFGC). With social distancing and a virtual audience, an agreement was signed yesterday at the college formalizing the partnership that will facilitate educational opportunities for at-risk youth and their families.
25 Nov

A Conversation With Rebecca Rodriguez, Director of Recruitment and International Affairs / Part-Time Lecturer

In her six years at Housatonic, Rebecca Rodriguez has touched the lives of many students, largely because of the relationships she’s built with them, and her personal understanding of the challenges they face.
27 Jul

HCC Prepares To Reopen Campus For Fall Semester; Classes Begin August 26

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.
07 Aug

Mario Pierce Appointed Associate Dean of Campus Operations

We welcome Mr. Mario Pierce who joins the HCC community as Associate Dean of Campus Operations beginning August 10. Mr. Pierce will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day campus operations and providing leadership, general direction, and administration of the campus’ facilities, maintenance and custodial services, financial support services, information technology services, emergency preparedness, and auxiliary services (e.g. campus security, campus bookstore, food services), as well as assisting the Chief Executive Officer in managing the overall budget and serves as a…
05 Aug

Hard Work and Endurance Pays Off, Creating New Careers

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.
18 Aug

HCC Art Professor Lydia Viscardi Opens New Show on August 28

Housatonic Community College (HCC) studio art adjunct professor Lydia Viscardi will present “Here and Hereafter,” a solo exhibition of mixed media painting and works on paper at Five Points Gallery from August 28 – October 3, 2020. The gallery, located at 33 Main St. in Torrington, CT, is free and open to the public Friday - Sunday from 1-5pm and by appointment. A Virtual Tour can be found on the Five Points Gallery website when the show opens and an…
21 Aug

Housatonic Community College Ranked Among Top 100 Producers of Associate Degrees for Minorities

Housatonic Community College (HCC) was recently named one of the nation’s top colleges for helping minority students earn their associate degrees. The study, Top 100 Minority Associate Degree Producers report, was conducted by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education, and ranks HCC as one of the top degree producers for African-Americans in six disciplines, and in four subject areas among Latinx populations.
19 Aug

Exceptional Art-Inspired Friday Film Series Opens September 4, Presented by Housatonic Museum of Art, Curated by Connecticut Film Festival

Looking for a good movie? Each Friday, beginning September 4, you can enjoy an exceptional online, art-inspired film series presented by the Housatonic Museum of Art (HMA) and curated by Connecticut Film Festival.
08 Sep

Bank of America and Social Venture Partners Unite with Housatonic and Norwalk Community Colleges and Health Care Providers to Train Workers Displaced by Coronavirus

Housatonic and Norwalk Community Colleges are pivoting to meet the needs of Connecticut’s workforce and today’s learners in this unprecedented training and education environment. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and a surplus of displaced workers, the colleges are launching a no-cost, fast-track healthcare training pilot program thanks to a partnership between the colleges’ foundations, Bank of America and Social Venture Partners (SVP).
03 Sep

Exhibition Examines Origins of Abstract Expressionism

Housatonic Museum of Art (HMA) is pleased to present its newest show, “The Roots of Abstraction.” The exhibition, scheduled to be on view from September 3, 2020 through August 31, 2021, will feature a selection of paintings and sculpture by famed modernist artists who were active in New York City in the early 1940s, and were engaged with the political and artistic debates of the day. The Roots of Abstraction contextualizes a world-altering time when New York became the center…
03 Sep

Housatonic Museum of Art Awarded Inspire! Grant From The Institute of Museum Studies For Collections Care

The Housatonic Museum of Art (HMA) is proud to announce that it recently received a $9,399 Inspire! Grant for Small Museums from The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The grant will allow HMA to implement a collections stewardship project that will increase storage space for acquisitions and ensure proper care and preservation of its collections.
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