Category: Education

Habitat for Humanity CEO To Receive Honorary Degree

BRIDGEPORT, CT – Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County CEO Carolyn Vermont will receive an honorary Associate’s Degree from Housatonic Community College (HCC) at its 55th Commencement on May 26. Habitat for Humanity seeks to build community and to improve lives by partnering with low-income families, community volunteers and donors to build decent and…

Huge Turnout at Careers In Manufacturing Expo

BRIDGEPORT, CT – Housatonic Community College (HCC) hosted a Careers in Manufacturing Expo 2022 on May 4, connecting 28 manufacturing firms from Connecticut with those interested in the field and prospective employees. A whopping 300 job seekers and students attended the free event to discover in-demand manufacturing positions, learn about the industry, meet employers, attend…

WCSU students receive Alumni Association Scholarships

DANBURY, CT – Western Connecticut State University’s Alumni Association recently awarded over $30,000 in scholarships to 13 undergraduate and three graduate students at an awards ceremony and dinner at the Amber Room Colonnade in Danbury. The scholarships are based on academic achievement, involvement in university and community activities and service, and are open to students…

WCSU announces new mascot identity

DANBURY, CT – After a multi-year discussion that included town halls and online balloting, Western Connecticut State University announced in April that a new mascot has been selected to represent the university. WCSU, founded in 1903 as the Danbury Normal School, has undergone several name changes and logo variations in its 119-year history; now a…

Macricostas lecture at WCSU to feature Connecticut  philosopher, poet David Capps

DANBURY, CT – As part of Western Connecticut State University’s Macricostas Lecture Series, philosophy professor and poet Dr. David Capps will present “Myth’s Poetic (Re)fracturings: Themes from Antiquity” via Zoom at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, April 29. Capps, a resident of New Haven, received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Connecticut and M.F.A.…

Students interested in STEM fields invited to participate in upcoming WCSU programs

DANBURY, CT – Western Connecticut State University Professor of Biological and Environmental Sciences Dr. Theodora Pinou runs two programs for area middle and high school students interested in learning more about environmental science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs, and both are currently accepting applications. Finding Our Way: An Experiential Watershed Learning Program for Middle…