Campus Rotary Club Meeting To Hear UCONN’s Warde Manuel Monday, 7/21

Warde J. Manuel, the University of Connecticut’s Athletic Director, will be the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Hartford’s second summer meeting on Capital’s campus, on Monday, July 21st, at noon at the Walter Markiewicz Community Room, 2nd floor Welcome Center.

UCONN's Warde Manuel

UCONN’s Warde Manuel

Manuel, whose experience in  intercollegiate athletics ranges from being a student-athlete to a director of athletics, is a 1990 graduate of the University of Michigan where he played both football and track and field. Prior to joining UCONN, Manuel was  the Director of Athletics at the University at Buffalo for six years.

The Rotary luncheon will begin at 12 noon and will conclude at 1:30 p.m. The cost of lunch for members and guests is $20.  RSVPs are required and may be made to the Advancement office 860-906-5102 or via email  by Friday, July 18th.

Rotary Club meetings @ Capital will also be held in August featuring Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen on August 4th and Leadership Greater Hartford’s Ted Carroll on August 18th.

The Rotary Club is taking a summer hiatus from its usual meeting place, The Hartford Club, to meet on the campus.

About Capital Community College and Hartford Rotary

The Rotary Club of Hartford, one of the city’s oldest community service organizations and the 21st club established by Chicago-based Rotary International, established a scholarship endowment fund for Hartford residents at the College’s Foundation in 2012 and chartered a student Rotaract Club in the last academic year.



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Widows Society Grant To Provide Scholarships For Hartford Women

A new scholarship program for Hartford women who attend or plan to attend Capital Community College is available for the 2014-2015 academic year.

The Widows Society, a volunteer, philanthropic organization established in 1825, has awarded a $25,000 grant to the Capital Community College Foundation to provide scholarships for women for whom “this help will make a significant difference in their ability to move forward in their lives.”

Eligible applicants for the Widows Society Scholarships will be single women of any age, living in Hartford, who are heads of their households or self-supporting. The scholarship is open to new or continuing students enrolled at Capital on a part- or full-time basis who demonstrate financial need.

Capital Community College, located in the center of Hartford, is a public, open-door educational institution granting associate degrees and certificates in more than 60 programs of study. Forty percent of current credit students reside in Hartford and three-quarters of first-time, degree-seeking students qualify for some form of financial aid. Tuition and fees total $520 for a three-credit course and $3,810 for one year of full time study. Capital enrolls 6.500 students annually in academic and continuing education programs at its Main Street campus, formerly the G. Fox & Company Department Store.

The Widows Society is one of the Hartford area’s oldest philanthropic organizations with a primary purpose of helping single women in Hartford address basic needs for housing, medical care, food and other necessities.

The College’s nonprofit Foundation maintains scholarship funds and endowments and seeks support for programs and initiatives to improve academic quality, campus life and expand educational opportunity

“This gift means more opportunities for Hartford women who otherwise would not be able to attend college,” said CCC Foundation Chairman David Seder. “We are grateful to The Widows Society for helping more women in Hartford gain access to a post-secondary education that is important to sustainable jobs and careers.”

Widows Society Scholarship Applications are available from the Capital Community College Office of Financial Aid, 950 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103 Telephone: (860) 906-5090, E-mail: . The deadline is August 25th. Classes for the Fall Semester begin Wednesday, September 3rd.

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Capital Alumna, Nursing Director Participate At UCONN’s Health Disparities Program

Capital’s nursing program was well represented at a May 29th forum on health disparities in Hartford and sponsored by the University of Connecticut Health Center.

Dr. Marie Spivey, Vice President, Health Equity for the Connecticut Hospital Association and Dr. Cindy Adams, Capital Community College Director of Nursing, attended UCONN Health Center Health Disparities Institute Program on Pursuit of Health Equity through Social Justice, Human Rights and Community Activism held on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at the Mark Twain House, Hartford, CT .  Dr. Spivey, a board member emerita  of the College’s Foundation & Advisory Council, is an alumna of CCC’s nursing program.

At the Health Disparities Institute program world renowned Dr. Adewale Troutman spoke on the need for Policy change to ensure health equity for all Americans. He addressed the necessity of forming a movement at the local and state level to advocate for the basic human right of health. Marie and Cindy were invited to a round table discussion to assess Connecticut’s progress and challenges in the coming decade.

Dr. Marie Spivey (left) , Connecticut Hospital Association Vice President, and Dr. Cindy Adams, CCC Nursing Director, at UCONN Health Disparities forum.

Dr. Marie Spivey (left) , Connecticut Hospital Association Vice President, and Dr. Cindy Adams, CCC Nursing Director, at UCONN Health Disparities forum.

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Concerts @ Capital: Alumni & Friends Reception Thursday (5/1) Prior To Final Spring Concert

A Reception for alumni & friends of the College will be held on Thursday May 1st prior to the final Concerts @ Capital performance of the spring semester at Centinel Hill Hall.

The reception begins at 4:30 p.m. prior to the 6 p.m. concert featuring  Capital students and music faculty in “The Capital Student Music Showcase.”conceert

Performing will be the Capital Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Jason Schwartz , the Top Floor Vocal Ensemble under the direction of Josh Hummel and Music from Studio 1127 under the direction of Karl Messerschmidt.

The Student Music Showcase is the fifth concert of the Spring semester.  All concerts take place at Centinel Hill Hall Auditorium on the 11th floor of the college, 950 Main Street,  and are free and open to the public.

To rsvp for the May 1st reception friends and alumni may call 860-906-5102 or e-mail

To learn about current programs and services  or re-connect with the college,  graduates, alumni and former students are invited to send their   contact information online  to the Institutional Advancment office.

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

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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

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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