Category: Education

Housatonic Community College Foundation and Bank of America Announce New Support for Manufacturing Pipeline Program in Bridgeport

Program Aims to Increase Opportunities for Populations Underrepresented in the Manufacturing Industry, Including Women With Funding from Bank of America, Upskilling and Job Placement Opportunities Now Available BRIDGEPORT, CT (August 9, 2021) – The Housatonic Community College (HCC) Foundation was recently awarded a $15,000 grant from Bank of America to help support the community college’s…

WCSU launches Social Justice Institute

DANBURY, CT – Western Connecticut State University has launched the Social Justice Institute (SJI), a fun and interactive pre-college experience for high school students and rising college freshmen. The free event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 21, on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Space is…

Longtime HCC Professor Retires After 51 Years of Service

BRIDGEPORT, CT – Last month, after more than five decades of service, Professor Edward Keane, Ph.D. retired from Housatonic Community College (HCC). The esteemed faculty member’s 51-year tenure spanned nearly the entirety of the college’s existence. Since 1970, Keane taught psychology and human services courses, and served as Coordinator of the school’s Human Services Program…

Housatonic Community College Foundation Welcomes Four New Board Members

BRIDGEPORT, CT – The Housatonic Community College Foundation (HCCF) on Monday announced the addition of four new board members who will help support the organization’s work to improve Housatonic Community College (HCC) students’ access to quality postsecondary education. “We are fortunate to welcome this strong and distinguished team of new board members who bring diverse…

DANBURY, CT – Ericka Griggs, a graduate student at Western Connecticut State University, has been awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship for her thesis proposal and work on loon biology and conservation. Griggs is entering her second year pursuing a master’s degree in Integrative Biological Diversity at WCSU. Griggs, a resident of…