Veterans’ Oasis, 21st Century Classroom, Welcome Center Mural Highlight Campus Improvements; Lunch Tour September 15th 12- 2 PM

Capital Community College’s campus, which opened 13 years ago this fall in a transformed G. Fox & Company Department Store, is introducing new resources and improvements for incoming students who began classes on August 31st.

Friends, neighbors and partners of the College are invited to a Lunch Tour on September 15th from noon to 2 pm. For more information  or to RSVP contact Amy Lemire, 860-906-5185,

President Wilfredo Nieves (3rd from right) with Photographer Jack O'Connell, students and alumni at unveiling of Welcome Center mural.

President Wilfredo Nieves (3rd from right) with Photographer Jack O’Connell, students and alumni at unveiling of Welcome Center mural.

During  the summer months  a new lounge area, enhanced lighting and large-screen message monitor were added to the Main Street Lobby.  All visitors and guests now check in at the lobby desk through an automated ID badge system.

The 2nd floor Welcome Center has been refurbished with contemporary student lounge furniture, information monitors and workstations. A 25′ by 5′ mural with the works of  Hartford Photographer Jack O’Connell greets visitors with  a panoramic view of prominent downtown buildings and  locations as you enter the Welcome Center atrium.

A new Veterans Oasis center has been added to the fourth floor where the Academic Success Center is located as a resource to the more than 130 veterans who attend Capital.  The OASIS  — standing for Operation Support for Incoming Service members — stems from a 2008 initiative by the CT Department of Veterans Affairs to establish centers at colleges and universities for veterans. The new center replaces a veterans OASIS office located at the Student Center. Capital has been recognized as a “Military Friendly School” over the last two years.

A new lounge area at the Veterans Oasis Center on the 4th floor of the downtown campus.

A new lounge area at the Veterans Oasis Center on the 4th floor of the downtown campus.

The 6th floor, home to Computer Information Systems (CIS) labs and classes, now has a high-tech “21st Century Classroom” with 26 laptop computers and  content sharing capabilities.  The classroom is a decentralized and flexible space for classes that facilitates small and large group collaboration.  Faculty and staff involved in developing the smart classroom were Michael Bies, Carrie Benyei, Roger Ferraro, Kevin Lamkins and Stephanie Calhoun-Ward.

To round out campus improvement for the new academic year a student lounge and game room have been re-designed and newly furnished at the 7th floor Student Center.

Guiding campus-wide improvements over the last two years has been the Campus Improvement Committee composed of faculty, staff and students.  The College has used Transform 2020 initiative funds made available to the College for renovations and improvements.


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How To Become A Capital Student: Classes Begins August 31st

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Capital Grads Start Nursing Careers At Saint Francis Hospital

Fourteen members of Capital Community College’s (CCC) 2015 graduating class began their nursing careers this week at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Director of Nursing Cynthia Adams RN, MSN, EdD, announced.

Capital and five other Connecticut community colleges offer a 4-semester, 68-credit program awarding an Associate in Science Degree. Graduates take the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) for licensure as Registered Nurses.

Saint Francis’ has long been part of Capital’s nursing partner network for clinical sites and career opportunities.

 “Congratulations to these strong and capable RNs. We are all so proud,” said Dr. Adams

Capital’s nursing program, the first and one of the largest RN degree-granting programs in the region, began in 20o4.  The program will mark the 40th anniversary of its first graduating class in 2016.

CCC 2015 Nursing graduates began their careers at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center the week of July 20th.

CCC 2015 Nursing graduates began their careers at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center the week of July 20th.



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2015 Commencement Exercises Held May 28th At Connecticut Convention Center

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College Holding Financial Aid Workshops In June; CCC Foundation Scholarship Application Deadline Is June 15th

Capital Community College’s Office of Financial Aid is holding a series of workshops in June to orient students seeking financial aid for the 2015-2016 academic year. Classes begin for the fall semester on Monday, August 31st.

The 90-minute workshops will be held  on consecutive Fridays June 12th, June 19th and June 26th with morning sessions  from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. and afternoon sessions from 1:30 to 3 p.m. The workshops will be held at the CCC Welcome Center on campus, 950 Main Street, Hartford, in Room 218.

The workshops focus on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process. Students are expected to provide a current e-mail address, a federal pin number assigned through the U.S. Department of Education at  and 2014 income information to determine financial need.

New and continuing students may also  apply for a Capital Community College Foundation scholarship. Monday, June 15th is the deadline to submit Foundation scholarship applications. Eligibility information is provided with the applications.

Foundation scholarship information and applications are available at

The Financial Aid office is located in Room 216 of the College Welcome Center. For additional  information call 860-906-5090. E-mail:

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2015 CCC Foundation Scholarship Information


The Capital Community College Foundation maintains annual and endowment funds established with gifts from the community in support of new and continuing students at Capital Community College.  Scholarships are awarded annual subject to the availability of funds.

New and continuing students are invited to apply for a Foundation scholarship each year. To be considered applicants must meet general eligibility requirements along with eligibility requirements for each sponsored or named scholarship for which he/she will apply.

General Eligibility: (1) You must be an entering (new) or continuing student st Capital Community College on a part- or full-time basis; (2) You must be in satisfactory academic standing and demonstrating academic progress.

The deadline for scholarship applications for the fall semester is June 15, 2015.

Unless otherwise noted applications should be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid, Capital Community College, 950 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103.

Below are links to applications and selection criteria

1. Annual and Named Scholarships

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Scholarships include: annual, Alumni Association, Amica Early Childhood Education, Arthur C. Banks, Jr. Memorial, Liberty Bank Foundation, Conrad L. Mallett, Rotary Club of Hartford and Wellington-Lawton scholarships

 2. Widows Society Scholarship for Hartford Women        


3.  The George J. and Anna T Repicky Memorial  Scholarship (Nursing)


4.  The George J. Repicky Memorial Veteran’s Scholarship

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Scholarship applications are reviewed by an impartial committee of the CCC Foundation in cooperation with the Office of Financial Aid and are based on the scholarship criteria and requirements.


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“Taste of Culture”, Refugee Forum Cap Diversity & Inclusion Committee’s Spring Events

The Committee for Diversity and Inclusion will cap a semester of successful events and educational activities on Wednesday, May 6th, at the third annual “Taste of Culture: An Exploration of Our World”.

The event begins at 2:30 pm at the Walter Markiewicz Community Room and 2nd floor Welcome Center atrium on the campus.

An educational forum will focus on the experiences of refugees and immigrants who have re-settled in the US.  Judy Gough, Director of Catholic Charities‘ Migration, Refugee & Immigration Services and Alison Stratton, Refugee Health Coordinator for the CT Dept. of Health will be featured speakers at the forum. They will be joined by an international  panel of Capital students who will share their personal journeys. 0247_001

From 4 to 5:30 pm there will be an “international potluck” with dishes contributed by faculty, staff and students to celebrate the College’s diversity.

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee sponsored two well-attended April conferences including the 3rd annual “One of Us, All of Us Women’s Conference” that focused on “The Many Faces of Domestic Violence” and a Beyond Challenges “Diffabilities”forum addressing issues of disabilities and using “People First Language.”  Congratulations to the organizers and participants in these events.

Domestic violence was the topic at the 3rd annual "One of Us, All of Us" Women's Conference April 21st at Centinel Hill Hall (A. Kurescka photo)

Domestic violence was the topic at the 3rd annual “One of Us, All of Us” Women’s Conference April 21st at Centinel Hill Hall (A. Kurescka photo)

Serving on the Diversity & Inclusion Committee are Co-Chairs Marie Basche and Minati Roychoudhuri, Karlene Ball, Helena Carrasquillo, Kathy Herron, Josiah Ricardo, Grigoriy Shvayetskiy, Marcus Lawson, Linda Domenitz, Gail Gardner-Baxter, Rita Kelley, John McNamara, Jennifer Thomassen, Amy White, Derrick Curry, Guillermo Muhlmann and Marisol Malave.

Diversity & Inclusion Committee activities this year were funded in part with support from the Capital Community College Foundation’s 21st Century Fund.

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