Hartford Superintendent Search Forums Slated For College Auditorium April 16th

The search for a new Hartford Superintendent of Schools, entering its final stages,  will include a series of community forums with three finalist candidates and will be held on Wednesday, April 16th at Capital Community College’s Centinel Hill Hall auditorium on the 11th floor of the 950 Main Street campus.

Representatives of the corporate, philanthropic and nonprofit sector will participate in the first forum scheduled from 7:30 to 9 a.m.  Attendees will be divided into three separate groups and candidates will spend 25 minutes with one group before rotating to each of other two.  

Working at the request of the Superintendent’s Search Committee, Achieve Hartford! will partner to facilitate the three forums.  All forums are open to anyone to attend, but each will be targeted to address the issues and questions of particular constituencies. Questions will be categorized based on the Search Committee’s identified areas of superintendent core competencies and before exiting the forums. 

The second on April 16th will be held from 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm and will be held for educators and district administrators  The third forum will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and will be open to the community in a student, family and community format. Organizers said questions will be gathered from students, families and community members during the last two weeks of March through e-mail and texting channels. These questions will then be compiled to a representative list to be asked of candidates at the forum. Each candidate will be given 30 minutes to respond to the same set of questions, posed by a facilitator from Achieve Hartford!

CCC President Wilfredo Nieves, Ed.D is serving as the higher education representative on the 13-member search committee that includes board of education members, parents, teachers and a representative of the business community.

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Foundation Scholarships For CCC Students Available: Deadline Is May 16th

New and continuing students at Capital Community College may apply for scholarships from the College’s nonprofit Foundation for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Applications are invited from part- or full-time students who are enrolling for the fall semester.  The deadline is Friday, May 16th for Annual Fund scholarships and nine other named or sponsored scholarship funds available to eligible CCC students. CCC_Grad_CI-2-4880[1]

CCC Foundation scholarships are made possible through the generosity of individual donors, businesses and organizations, fund-raising events and income from endowment funds that have been established through the years at the College’s nonprofit Foundation that was established in 1985 to support the college in all its endeavors.

In addition to Foundation Annual Fund scholarships  the following scholarships are available in 2014

  • Alumni Association Scholarship (Hartford School Supervisors Association) for a graduate of Hartford Public Schools and a Hartford resident.
  • Amica Insurance Early Childhood Education Scholarship for early childhood education major
  • Arthur C. Banks, Jr. Scholarship for new or continuing students in the liberal arts 
  • Bloomfield High School Scholarship (First Congregational Church) for a graduate of Bloomfield High.
  •  Liberty Bank Foundation Scholarship for graduates  of Conard High School, Hall High School, Northwest Catholic High School, Wethersfield High School, Glastonbury High School, Newington High School or RHAM High School
  • Conrad L. Mallett Scholarship for full-time student continuing studies in a second year.
  •  Rotary Club of Hartford Scholarship for Hartford resident with preference of student active in Rotaract  
  • Wellington Lawton Memorial Scholarship for new or continuing African-American student with background in service to others.
  •  The Craig E. Woffard Memorial Scholarship for students with involvement in Bowles Park, Northwest Boys’ and Girls Club (Hartford) or Star Mentoring .

 Current tuition and fees at Capital Community College are $228.50 for one credit hour and $519.50 for a three-credit course. A year of full-time study totals $3,811.50.

For contribution and scholarship sponsor information,  contact the Office of Institutional Advancement, 950 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103. Telephone (860) 906-5102, e-mail jmcnamara@capitalcc.edu

Online donations may be made at DONATE NOW

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Capital Goes To The Latino Expo

Capital’s staff and students provided information on academic, continuing education and early college programs  as the 14th Latino Expo returned to the Connecticut Convention Center on March 8th and 9th.

Sharing College information at the Latino Expo: Intern Kemona Golding, Marisol Malave and Jeannette Rivera

Sharing College information at the Latino Expo: Intern Kemona Golding, Marisol Malave and Jeannette Rivera

The Expo, a free-admission festival of Hispanic culture, business and entertainment, drew thousands of attendees to dozens of demonstrations and booths involving employers and businesses, higher education, service organizations and agencies.  Coordinating the activities at the Expo were the Welcome Center’s Assistant Director  Jeannette Rivera and Marisol Malave of the Dean of Administration’s office – advisors to the Latin American Student Association (LASA).

U.S. Senator richard Blumenthal visited the College' Latino Expo booth on March 9th. From left Marisol Malave, Senator Blumenthal. Advancement Intern Kemona Golding, LASA President  Jesus Hermosilla and LASA Executive Assistant Sheyla Rivera.

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal visited the College’ Latino Expo booth on March 9th. From left Marisol Malave, Senator Blumenthal. Advancement Intern Kemona Golding, LASA President Jesus Hermosilla and LASA Executive Assistant Sheyla Rivera.

Governor Dannel P. Malloy stopped by Capital's booth after making remarks at the Latino Expo.

Governor Dannel P. Malloy stopped by Capital’s booth after making remarks at the Latino Expo.

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Capital Night @ TheaterWorks 3/27/14: Tony Award Nominated “The Other Place” Performance To Benefit Hartford Heritage Program

A March 27th performance of “The Other Place” by Sharr White and directed by Rob Ruggiero will benefit the College’s Hartford Heritage Program at TheaterWorks, City Arts on Pearl, 233 Pearl Street,  Hartford.

The Nursing and Health Careers Departments are hosting the Capital Night @ TheaterWorks with a  6:00 pm reception and 7:30 pm performance of the critically acclaimed drama described as a “gripping thriller” and nominated for a 2013 Tony Award.  The play explores the confusion and vulnerability of a competent professional confronting an illness and deteriorating neurological changes. The evening includes a “Talk Back” with the audience and members of the cast after the performance.  Capital’s student jazz ensemble will provide music at the reception.

Faculty, staff and alumni reservations are $25 per person with 100% of net proceeds going to the four-year-old Heritage program, an initiative linking courses and students with the city’s cultural and historic institutions.

Capital Night @ theaterWorks, Thursday, March 27th, 6 pm Reception

Capital Night @ TheaterWorks, Thursday, March 27th, 6 pm Reception

Public reservations are $50. Sponsor opportunities are available. Thanks to the generosity of TheaterWorks, 100% of audience sales will benefit the Foundation’s Hartford Heritage fund.

Capital Community College has been offered a $300,000 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) challenge grant to sustain the Heritage program that is creating learning communities and place-based courses across the curriculum. Every contribution will be matched on a one for two basis by the NEH challenge grant.

Reservations may be made by calling the Office of Institutional Advancement, 860-906-5102 or via e-mail  jmcnamara@capitalcc.edu.  Checks are payable to the Capital Community College Foundation. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.   To contribute online DONATE NOW

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Special thanks AIENGINEERS  for its sponsorship of Capital Night @ Theaterworks

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“Transform 2020″ Plan, New Programs of Study Key Topics At Legislative Breakfast

A “Transform 2020″ plan for CT State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) and  new programs designed to meet workforce needs were  key topics at  the College’s Town & Legislative Breakfast held on February 20th at the state Capitol’s legislative dining room (LOB).

State Rep. Edwin Vargas of Hartford’s 6th District and State Rep. Peter Tercyak of the 26th District (New Britain) spoke at the annual breakfast attended by Capital Foundation board members, students, alumni, community partners and staff from the Higher Education and Technology Committee and the Governor’s Office.connecticut_state_capitol_hartford-237x300

Rep. Vargas, a public school teacher for 35 years, serves on the Legislature’s Appropriations and Commerce committees. Tercyak, the C0-Chair of the Labor and Public Employees Committee, also serves on the Appropriations Committee. Tercyak is a nursing alumnus of the College.

President Wilfredo Nieves shared Capital’s new program initiatives made possible by recent U.S. Department of Labor federal grants.  A 2012 Life Sciences Career Initiative has led to enhancements to health professions programs and a new biotechnology degree program.  Last fall Capital received another $2.3 million in Trade Assistance funds  joining seven other colleges on the East coast in the Northeast Resilient Consortium (NRC).  Degree and certificate programs in medical assisting, social services and emergency response (EMT) will be enhanced with the grant. New degree and certificate programs are being developed in green construction, cybersecurity and mobile apps for the fall 2014.

The Transform 2020 plan is a multi-year, multi-phase initiative to make “one interdependent system and strengthen online learning capacity” among the 12 community colleges, four state universities and Charter Oak State College.   To improve student retention rates and increase enrollment,  the plan calls for “Go Back To Get Ahead” — tuition free courses for individuals seeking to complete degrees and veterans whose experiential learning in the military can be evaluated for academic credit.

President Wilfredo Nieves and Kyle Thomas, CSCU’s Legislative Program Manager, outlined  and answered questions about Transform 2020. It proposes more system-wide credit transfer and course articulations to reduce time to degree completion and reduce tuition costs. The plan  expands early college programs to all the community colleges in an effort to reduce remediation, decrease degree completion time to save tuition dollars, and connect with students who might not consider college.  Capital is already opening an early college academy in conjunction with Hartford Public Schools next fall.  Colleges’ workforce development missions will also be aligned with the strongest industry growth sectors which at Capital may include nursing and health professions, insurance and financial services and information technology.

Implementing the first phase of Transform 2020 will require legislative approval of $60 million in operating funds.  Another $60 million is being sought for facilities and IT improvements. Another $20 million in existing community college bonds will be moved under the CSCUS 2020 initiative and $14.5 million in new funding will come from existing state Office of Policy Management (OPM) capital funds.

The legislation impacting Capital Community College and other state colleges is contained in Governor’s Bills 30 and 5050.  

The future of Capital’s nursing program was also discussed as hospitals and health care employers move to require the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) for registered nurses.  Dean of Academic Affairs Mary Ann Affleck and Director of Nursing Dr. Cynthia Adams shared a proposal that has been submitted to the Board of Regents for a BSN program at Capital. 

Capital currently graduates Associate degree nurses in a 68-credit program that includes the most expensive element of a nursing course of study, the clinical experience.  Under the proposed BSN model, the first three years would essentially be covered by the existing program and resources. The additional costs for the one additional year would require two additional full-time faculty members for additional BSN level courses and one clinical coordinator to locate and oversee community health clinical placements in the new program. Capital’s nationally accredited nursing program will mark the 40th anniversary of its first graduating class in 2016. It is the largest RN degree program in the state and fourth largest in the nation. More than 100 nursing students graduate each year with more than 90% passing state licensure exams.

CCC Foundation Chair David Seder welcomed breakfast participants. He was joined by fellow directors Mayra Lozada, John Shemo, Brenndan Colbert, Dr. Jeffrey Partridge, Greg Secord and Dr. Brian Van Linda.  Providing student perspectives were Nefris Quiterio-Sanchez and Brenndan Colbert, a student senator and President of the Rotaract Club. Dean of Administration Lester Primus shared information on the College’s budget of which 43% is funded through state appropriations.  Dr. Larry Deutsch of Hartford’s Common Council represented the city government at the breakfast sponsored by the College Foundation.

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Health Care Enrollment Fair At Capital Thursday 11 am-7 pm, Feb. 20th

A Health Care Enrollment Fair will be held Thursday February 20th at the College’s 7th floor Student Center from 11 am to 7 pm.  The fair will provide information for persons, including students, part-time employees or family members, who are interested in coverage through the Affordable Care Act. There will be an information table at the 7th floor alcove and sign up and additional information in Room 706.

The fair is being sponsored by the Congress of Connecticut Community Colleges (the 4cs, Local 1973) and CSEA, Local 2001, affiliates of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). For further information or an enrollment appointment call 855-219-0490.

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Early College: Capital, Hartford Schools Launch New Academy; Open House Is February 19th

An Open House for the CCC Academy is scheduled for Wednesday, February 19th from 4:30-6:30 pm at the college’s Walter Markiewicz Community Room, 2nd floor, 950 Main Street,  Hartford.

High school juniors and seniors from Greater Hartford will have an opportunity to take college courses in the fall of 2014 at a new inter-district magnet school at Capital Community College.door+rug

The Capital Community College Magnet Academy will give 11th and 12th graders the opportunity to earn their high school diploma and complete credits for an associate degree at the same time – free of charge.

The college-based Academy will align student schedules so that they can be totally immersed in college course work as they finish high school.

“I am thrilled that we have been able to add The Capital Community College Academy to our growing set of early college choice options,” said Hartford Superintendent Christina M. Kishimoto. “These schools bridge the gap between secondary and post secondary education by immersing high school students in the college community and providing access to college course work.”

Among the other Hartford schools on college campuses are University High School of Science and Engineering (University of Hartford), Great Path Academy (Manchester Community College) and the Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy. A fifth high school, the Pathways Academy of Technology and Design, is expected to open later this year on the campus of Goodwin College in East Hartford.

“We recognize and value the importance of engaging and connecting with students early on in their academic careers to ensure success and are pleased to partner with Hartford Public Schools in the establishment of this new magnet school,” said Capital Community College President Wilfredo Nieves.

Students of the academy will have access to all Capital Community College facilities, such as tutorial programs, technology, laboratories, and gymnasiums. The academy will also provide students with all of the academic, career, college and personal counseling services that they will need to enhance their learning experience, including one-on-one mentors. The CCC Academy is part of the Board of Regents for High Education’s strategy to increase enrollment and expand early college programs on campuses of the community colleges and state universities.

More significantly, the academy’s partnerships with Downtown Hartford business, cultural and historic institutions will give students access to internship positions in their fields of interest.

School officials say the classes for CCC Academy students will be small, but class time will be lengthened to allow for the in-depth exploration of topics and sustained learning that one would find on a college campus.

For more information on the Hartford Public Schools’ (HPS)  inter-district School Choice program and application information visit the HPS School Choice Program.  Contact Enid Rey, Director of School Choice, at enidrey@hartfordschools.org or by calling (860)695-8821

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