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 www.pin.ed.gov  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: CA-FINAIDHELP@capitalcc.edu.

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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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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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