2015 CCC Foundation Scholarship Information

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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        

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

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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.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 15, 2015

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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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Alumni “Meet & Greet” Will Follow May 7th Concerts @ Capital Student Performance

A final 2014-2015 Concerts @ Capital featuring student musicians and singers will be held Thursday, May 7th  at Capital Community College’s Centinel Hill Hall beginning at 6 pm.

Following the concert shortly after 7 pm. an “Alumni Meet & Greet” reception will be held for CCC graduates and former students.

Music will be provided by the Capital Student Ensemble, including the Capital Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Jason Schwartz and Capital Vocal Ensemble under the direction of Joshua Hummel.Concerts@Capital-May-07-2015

All alumni are invited to the concert and “Meet & Greet” reception which is an opportunity to strengthen Capital’s alumni network and become involved in the College’s alumni association. Said Alumna and organizer Debra Mauldin: “The concert reception is an opportunity to return to the college, share your memories and build an alumni organization that support the College’s mission of creating access to higher education.”

Alumni interested in learning more  about current programs and services  or to re-connect with the college may  update their information by completing an online information form

To RSVP for the alumni reception contact Debra Mauldin at alumnaedeb@gmail.com. Call the Advancement Office at 860-906-5102

For more information on the music program please contact Professor Arthur Hernandez, DMA,  at 860-906-5039 or e-mail ahernandez@capitalcc.edu

 

 

 

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College Teams Up With Knox, Center for Urban Research & Training For Urban Farming, Nutrition Courses

Project Funded By Newman’s Own Foundation And Part Of Initiative To Improve Fresh Food Access and Nutrition Education In Underserved Communities 

The Center for Urban Research & Training (CURET), located in Hartford’s Upper Albany neighborhood, is organizing new classes and workshops  for residents focused on urban farming and nutrition  in a partnership with Capital Community College (CCC) and KNOX.

Capital Community College has been awarded a $25,000 grant from Newman’s Own Foundation, the independent foundation created by the late actor and philanthropist, Paul Newman. The award to Capital  was made by Newman’s Own Foundation as part of its $10 million commitment over three years to improve fresh food access and nutrition education for underserved communities.

The grant, part of Capital Community College’s Sustainable Food Program, will be used to offer a tuition-free urban farming certificate course and a series of nutrition workshops in Hartford’s Upper Albany neighborhood.

Participants will enroll  in a 120-hour urban farming certificate course that provides knowledge and skills in urban horticulture and to engage participants in local food production, community and school gardens. The  course, involving 1.5 hours class time and an externship each week, covers topics for farming in the city including food justice, botany, soil, carpentry, Hartford’s ecosystem, irrigation, plant health and crop management .

A series of workshops on obtaining fresh and quality foods on limited budgets will be offered in tandem with the urban agriculture course and will cover topics important to healthy nutrition , preparing foods and local options to obtain affordable and nutritious food near city neighborhoods.

Tuition is free for the Urban Agriculture course and nutrition workshops.

Classes are organizing now for spring and summer. For more information or to apply call CURET at 860-247-0123 or e-mail cjohnson@curetinc.org  .   The Center for Urban Research & Training is located at 1443 Albany Avenue in Hartford.

 

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Retired ESL Director Nancy Caddigan Recognized With A Window To The Future

Nancy Caddigan, Capital Community College’s longtime director of the College’s English as a Second Language (ESL) program, was honored at a “surprise” April 9th reception held at the Student Success Center on Capital’s campus.

More than 100 colleagues, friends and former students attended the gathering for Caddigan who retired from the College five years ago.  Caddigan continues her work  as an Intercultural Liaison at the Hartford Public Library as part of its immigrant civic engagement program.

Northwestern Community College President Barbara Douglas (left) speaks at April 9th Window To The Future reception for Nancy Caddigan (center). Douglas formerly served as Provost (Academic Dean) at Capital.  At right is Travelers Vice President Carlos Figueroa. (McPhoto)

Northwestern Connecticut Community College President Barbara Douglass (left) speaks at April 9th Window To The Future reception for Nancy Caddigan (center). Douglass formerly served as Academic Dean at Capital in the 1990s. At right is Travelers Vice President Carlos Figueroa. (McPhoto)

Faculty and staff members led by Business Professor Mary Jean Thornton, Program Coordinator Jennifer Kriksciun and Faculty Secretary Amy Lemire led a drive to honor Caddigan with a Window To The Future. During the Spring semester donations to the College Foundation’s endowment fund paved the way for permanent recognition of Caddigan at one of the fourth floor Main Street windows near the ESL laboratory.

Caddigan was credited for her dedication to helping students overcome language barriers on the path to college degrees and careers. Colleagues and friends praised her as a guiding force in the creation of the College’s ESL Lab where today more  than 200 students of different nationalities speaking more than 30 languages enroll each semester.

Among speakers paying  tribute to Caddigan were Northwestern Connecticut Community College President Barbara Douglass, English Professor John Christie, English Professor Emerita Evelyn Farbman, Dean of Students Doris Arrington and Business Professor Mary Jean Thornton.  Well wishers who could not attend were invited to send brief video clips to be included in a montage for Caddigan.

A Window To The Future plaque permanently recognizes the ESL  work of Nancy Caddigan. It  will be mounted next to a fourth floor Main Street window where the ESL lab is located.  (McPhoto)

A Window To The Future plaque permanently recognizes the ESL work of Nancy Caddigan. It will be mounted next to a fourth floor Main Street window where the ESL lab is located. (McPhoto)

The mission of Capital’s English-as-a-Second Language Program, developed by Caddigan and her colleagues in the 1990s,  is to enable non-native English-speaking students to develop and synthesize the core English language proficiency skills necessary for success in diploma and certificate programs at the College.

“Windows” endowment gifts began when the college moved to its downtown campus in 2002. The renovation of the former G. Fox building into the new home of Capital included the restoration of more than 90 windows with views of Main Street and downtown.

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Alumni Saturday Is February 21st At Capital Community College

Are you a graduate or former student of Capital Community College?

Alumni Saturday for the Spring 2015 semester will be held at Capital Community College (CCC) on Saturday February 21st from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the 950 Main Street campus in the Student Union and cafeteria.950 Main

The event is open to graduates and students who attended the city’s public community college formerly known as Greater Hartford Community College. Alumni from Hartford State Technical College, an institution that was consolidated into Capital in 1990, are also welcome.

Alumni Saturday includes coffee and refreshments with information on campus events , activities and ways to become involved.  Information on new degree programs and course offerings at the School of Workforce and Continuing Education will be shared.  Tours of the downtown campus will be available.JoinAlumni2015flyerMembership (Online Application) in Capital’s Alumni Association is open to individuals who have graduated from Capital Community College (including Greater Hartford Community College and Hartford State Technical College) in a certificate or degree program or who have accumulated academic credits for transfer and professional development.

The mission of the Association, founded in 1988 and re-established in 2007, is to support and promote the college’s mission and goals and to plan activities supportive of students and alumni.

To RSVP and for more information contact the Office of Institutional Advancement: 860-906-5102 or by e-mail CA-foundation@capitalcc.edu.

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“From Hula Hoops to High Fashion: G. Fox Co. in the 1950s”: Lunch and Program At Centinel Hill Hall March 19th

Capital Community College Foundation and the Connecticut Historical Society (CHS) are teaming up to present “From Hula Hoops to High Fashion: G. Fox Co. in the 1950s” on Thursday, March 19th, from noon to 1:30 pm. at the College’s 950 Main Street campus that occupies the 11-story former department store building.

The lunch and program will be held at Centinel Hill Hall — now the College’s auditorium –and will be presented by CHS’  Joe Waxman, a volunteer for the Society’s adult outreach program.  Capital relocated to the Main Street campus in 2002 after a top to bottom renovation of the downtown landmark.

Campus tours will be provided for luncheon guests with photographs and memorabilia of the landmark department store on display.

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Capital Community College is continuing the tradition begun by G. Fox of using Centinel Hill Hall as a community gathering place for arts, culture and civic engagement.

The “Remembering G. Fox & Company” program is part of the College’s Hartford Heritage project, made possible with a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), that makes connections between course content and the cultural institutions of the city to enhance students’ learning and understanding of Hartford.

For most Connecticut residents, the word “Fox’s” holds powerful associations. The name evokes images of a beautifully decorated, tall department store on Main Street filled with every imaginable garment, home furnishing or, domestic necessity dreamed of and warm memories of sharing time with family and friends. Presenter Joe Waxman, retired from a sales and marketing career, remembers growing up in Hartford where G. Fox & Company was a part of his life. He says that Fox’s “touches people’s personal history.” Joe will also talk about his admiration for Beatrice Fox Auerbach whose accomplishments were significant on both local and national levels.

The lunch and program are an opportunity to remember G. Fox Co. and re-visit the place where area residents shopped and worked and “where the customer was always right!”

Tickets to the luncheon program are $25 and may be reserved by calling 860-906-5102. Email jmcnamara@capitalcc.edu. Net proceeds will benefit the College’s Hartford Heritage Project.  To reserve online please go to DONATE NOW.

About Capital Community’s College Hartford Heritage Project:

The Hartford Heritage Project makes Hartford’s rich and diverse cultural institutions, landmarks, and neighborhoods an extension of our classroom. Hartford Heritage courses make connections between course content and the city of Hartford in order to enhance learning and to increase our understanding of Connecticut’s capital city. Visit: www.capitalcc.edu/HHP/

About the Connecticut Historical Society (@ConnHistSoc):

Established in 1825, Connecticut Historical Society (CHS) is a non-profit museum, library, and education center. It is one of the oldest historical societies in the nation and houses one of the most distinguished collections in New England. CHS is home to one of the most comprehensive research libraries in the State, helping people to discover their own family stories, towns and relationships to the greater community. CHS is also one of the State’s largest providers of museum education programs for school, youth and community groups and offers hands-on, interactive learning experiences for both students and their families. In addition to its own collection, CHS showcases a variety of exhibits, guest speakers, and programs throughout the year. Visit www.chs.org or call (860) 236.5621.

 

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