Category: Education

First County Bank Foundation Awards Three High School Seniors with Richard E. Taber Citizenship Award Scholarships

STAMFORD, CT – First County Bank recently announced this year’s recipients of the Richard E. Taber Citizenship Award scholarships. This annual award honors Fairfield County high school students who consistently demonstrate good citizenship at school, at home and in the community. The program awards scholarships to three deserving students, and is designed to recognize and…

Western Connecticut Military Officers Association Announces the 2020 “Young American Awards”

FAIRFIELD, CT – The Western Connecticut Military Officers Association (WCMOA), Quest Diagnostics and Patriot Bank, N.A., are honored to announce the 45th annual Young American Awards. This prestigious program will recognize high school seniors, nominated from over 20 Fairfield County high schools, who demonstrate outstanding leadership, academic success and community service at a “virtual” awards…

Westhill Angels Organize a Contactless Children’s Book Drive for Children’s Learning Centers of Fairfield County

Reading books to children is a meaningful way to share calm, bonding, focused time together, especially with families self-isolating during COVID-19. Children’s books can take you into another world, inspiring imagination and distraction, if only for a short time. Reading at bedtime also creates a well-needed structure in children’s lives. Do you have children’s books…

WCSU professor receives grant for bacterial research

DANBURY, CT – Western Connecticut State University Associate Professor of Biological and Environmental Sciences Dr. Edwin M. Wong has received a $20,000 grant from Praxair/Linde to fund his continuing environmental research. Wong currently is researching and investigating toxic Cyanobacteria in Connecticut waterways. Cyanobacteria, more commonly known as “blue-green algae,” has been a growing health issue…

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont’s Office

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont announced today that Summer, a social enterprise that assists student loan borrowers, is providing Connecticut residents financially impacted by the COVID-19 crisis with free assistance managing their student loans. As a certified B Corp, Summer is the leading resource for borrowers to simplify and save on their student debt…

Connecticut Public Launches On-Air and Online Educational Programming and Resources to Support At-Home Distance Learning for Students Pre-K through 12

HARTFORD, CT – At a time when classrooms have given way to distance learning across the state and nation in response to the Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19) virus, Connecticut Public is putting its broadcast and digital platforms to work to support the at-home educational efforts of teachers, parents, caregivers and children in grades pre-K through…

WCSU receives funding for graduate science programs

DANBURY, CT – The Western Connecticut State University science outreach program “Finding Our Way” has once again received funding from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) B-Wet program. Through this funding, WCSU graduate students in the M.S. in Integrative Biological Diversity program will work with the Housatonic Valley Association (HVA) Connections Program and Danbury High…

Housatonic Community College Donates Critical Medical Supplies  To Hospital Fighting Coronavirus

BRIDGEPORT, CT – To support the fight against Coronavirus, Housatonic Community College (HCC) donated critical medical supplies from its math, science and allied health programs today to Yale New Haven Health – Bridgeport Hospital. Boxes containing medical devices, masks, face shields, sterile gowns, disposable gloves, disposable head covers, shoe covers and general-purpose hand cleansers were…

WCSU extends deadline for fall deposits

DANBURY, Conn. — Western Connecticut State University has moved the deadline to pay housing and registration deposits for freshmen entering this fall to June 1. The $200 tuition deposit and $250 deposit for on-campus housing are normally due May 1. “With all of the insecurity and economic uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 virus, we wanted to give…