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Stamford Public Education Foundation Honors Community Volunteers during National Mentoring Month

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Erin Ritz, a student at Sacred Heart University, stops to take a picture with her mentee during a mentoring session (contributed photo)
The Stamford Public Education Foundation (SPEF), a non-profit organization that has served thousands of students and their families since 1996, recognized the dedication of its mentors and mentees this week in honor of National Mentoring Month. SPEF honored college, corporate, and community volunteers for their service to the students of Stamford Public Schools. With the help of these volunteers, SPEF’s nationally-recognized Stamford Mentoring Program was able to serve nearly 750 students in the 2015/2016 academic year.
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Feb 21, 2017 - 5:56:54 AM

Sacred Heart University will Honor Benefactors, Celebrate with Bernie Williams at 28th Discovery Gala

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Frank and Marisa Martire (contributed photo)
Sacred Heart University will honor benefactors Frank and Marisa Martire at the 28th annual Discovery Gala Friday, April 21. The event, which raises funds for student scholarship programs, will take place at SHU’s new West Campus, the former General Electric corporate headquarters, and will include a special performance by baseball-great-turned-musician Bernie Williams.
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Feb 17, 2017 - 5:25:14 AM

CT High School Students Transform Senior Citizens into Cyber-Seniors®

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Rose Goldstein of Milford takes notes while Lauralton Hall High School freshman Caroline Ward demonstrates how to navigate Goldstein’s tablet as part of the school’s Cyber-Seniors® mentoring program. Twenty pairs of “Cyber buddies” are participating in the weekly program at the Milford Senior Center. (contributed photo)
When Lauralton Hall High School faculty member Peg McGowan happened to see a documentary called Cyber-Seniors® on YouTube, she instantly thought it would be a great fit for her students. The Canadian film followed senior citizens who discovered the world of the Internet with the guidance of tech-savvy teenaged mentors.
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Feb 7, 2017 - 4:07:41 AM

2017 Joe Lieberman Connecticut Scholarship Fund Open for Student Applications through April 1

Scholarship America announced Friday that the Joe Lieberman Connecticut Scholarship Fund, which assists outstanding high school seniors from Connecticut who plan to pursue postsecondary education, is now open for its fourth year of student applications. More
Feb 6, 2017 - 5:46:49 AM

AITE Students Nina Bellusci and Peter Pawelski, Teacher Vin Urbanowski Present Research at World-Class Science Conference

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Earlier this year two Academy of Information Technology & Engineering (AITE) students and their teacher had the experience of a lifetime. AITE Seniors Nina Bellusci and Peter Pawelski, along with AITE Math Teacher Vin Urbanowski, traveled to Grapevine, Texas, to present the results of a year-long research project at the winter meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS).
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Feb 2, 2017 - 6:03:44 AM

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Stamford Public Education Foundation Honors Community Volunteers during National Mentoring Month
Sacred Heart University will Honor Benefactors, Celebrate with Bernie Williams at 28th Discovery Gala
CT High School Students Transform Senior Citizens into Cyber-Seniors®
2017 Joe Lieberman Connecticut Scholarship Fund Open for Student Applications through April 1
AITE Students Nina Bellusci and Peter Pawelski, Teacher Vin Urbanowski Present Research at World-Class Science Conference



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