CCC Honors Paramedics During EMS Week

Capital Community College (CCC) has recognized the work of  Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel now on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis.

Capital CEO G. Duncan Harris officially acknowledged the work of EMS practitioners during EMS Week May 17-23 , a week observed nationally since 1974.

CCC’s nationally accredited Paramedic Program, established in 1988 in partnership with Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, prepares students for careers as paramedics, emergency medical technicians, hospital and public health coordinators and first responders.

“During my time at CCC, and as a member of the CCC Paramedic Advisory Board, I’ve learned much about the rigorous requirements to enter the paramedic field,” said Harris in a Commencement Week message to the campus. “CCC has one of the longest standing programs in the state and serves as a primary training ground for our state’s paramedics.”

Amid the COVID-19 public health crisis, the College has been authorized to educate a new cohort of incoming paramedic professionals this summer, one of only two on ground  programs to be offered at the downtown Hartford campus as distance learning continues for other programs.

Harris praised the work of Dr. Dan Tauber, Professor and Program Director, who last year received the Paul Winfield Smith Award for Educational Excellence from the Connecticut Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Council.  Tauber joined the faculty in 1994 and has been program director since 2018.

“I’ve seen the way he pours himself into his students,” said Harris. “It’s clear that he is aware that lives are on the line and are connected to the competency with which he ensures our students have the training and knowledge they need to meet the high standards.  It’s been an honor supporting his work and the work of the committed faculty and staff in the department.”

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Think Globally, Act Locally: Capital Community College Foundation Joins “Giving Tuesday Now” May 5th

On Tuesday, May 5th Capital Community College (CCC) Foundation joins a global generosity movement started in 2012.

Giving Tuesday — a day set aside in December each year to encourage philanthropy and acts of kindness,  is happening now in response to the COVID-19 public health and economic crisis hitting every community globally and locally.

For community college students financial and personal burdens are growing during the pandemic. While distance learning continues, new hardships will confront students in the days and weeks ahead.

At Capital Community College donations– no matter the amount – support a mission of educational access and academic success for students who face financial and personal challenges in getting to and graduating from college without debt.

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  • $166 supports a credit hour of study ($1,992 full time tuition per semester)
  • $286 covers fees and transportation per student each semester
  • $700 meets the costs of textbooks and learning materials
  • $50-$750 can provide a Capital Cares microgrant to address hardships and emergencies.

Where Does My Gift Go?

100% of gifts go where donors want.  Capital relies on contributions to the Annual Fund to provide a critical margin necessary for new scholarships, tutoring, advising and resources for teaching and learning.  Friends may donate securely online or print a Gift Reply Form and return to CCC Foundation, 950 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103.

Think Globally. Act Locally

  • Support healthcare workers by donating supplies, advocating for them, and staying home.
  • Give to the organizations that you love most – no amount is too little and nonprofits need our support, including the Capital Community College Foundation
  • Help out small businesses by buying gift cards or writing an online review.
  • Combat loneliness by reaching out to a neighbor, relative, seniors or veterans.

 For more information on gift opportunities, the downtown campus and college programs contact the Institutional Advancement Office at 860-906-5102. Email:

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COVID-19 Response: Capital Cares Student Fund Gets $20,000 Boost From CCC Foundation

The Capital Community College Foundation is boosting an Emergency Microgrant Fund for students with a $20,000 grant to help undergraduates during the COVID-19 pandemic that closed the campus on March 12th and moved all courses online for the remainder of the semester.

The Capital Cares Fund will expand on  microgrants (application) available through the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs office with funds for laptops and costs related to distance learning. Emergency microgrants may address the sudden loss of housing, the threat of eviction, overdue utility bills, loss of computers, books, clothing or other essential belongings. Support may include aid for medical emergencies, the loss of a job or childcare or aid to victims of violence.

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“The College Foundation is increasing funds to the Capital Cares Fund to enable the college to respond to immediate personal and education needs of students during this public health crisis,” said David McCluskey, CCC Foundation Chair. “Many Capital students already face formidable obstacles.  The difficulties of the pandemic can upend their degree and career plans without new support.”

“The College is marshalling all available resources to transition to online learning and supporting our students,” said Capital CEO G. Duncan Harris, who serves as Foundation secretary.  “The Foundation’s support is going to make a critical difference. A campus shutdown means students may be cut off from key services such as food assistance or dealing with loss of a job.  This kind of direct support during social distancing is needed.”

The Foundation’s Executive and Finance committee approved the Care Fund allocation April 7th as an initial response to the pandemic. Contributions may be made to the Capital Cares Fund at its special giving page.

Capital Community College enrolls 3,300 students in 60 associate degree and certificate programs in six academic departments. The College is home to nationally accredited associate degree programs in nursing (RN) and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) , which are  the largest in Connecticut. Most first-time, full time degree-seekers (90%) qualify for scholarship aid such as Pell grants. A majority of all students (64%) qualify for some form of federal or institutional aid.

For more Foundation information email:

Telephone: 860-906-5102


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Capital Cares Fund-Covid-19: Helping Students In A Time of Need

The coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic is causing uncertainty and challenges for all of us  as we join in the public health responses of social isolation and other measures to  “flatten the curve.”

For Capital Community College students financial and personal burdens are growing in this crisis as so many balance work that may no longer be available, study and caring for family in pursuit of  their educations. While teaching and learning through distance learning continues,  new hardships will confront students in the immediate future.

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As it is students come to the College recognizing that their ticket out of poverty lies in a postsecondary degree; however, as first-generation college students, they face challenges  to overcome obstacles that stymie their progress  Most (90%) of  first-time , full-time degree-seekers qualify for scholarship aid, and many (64%) students qualify for some form of federal or institutional aid.

“Equity advocates say the coronavirus could knock community college students off track if it jeopardizes their employment, their ability to make rent or mortgage payments, or their access to food,” according to a March 19th Education Dive story 3 ways community colleges can support students during the coronavirus crisis. Author Natalie Schwartz wrote “receive less government funding per student than public four-year universities, have had fewer resources to prepare for the outbreak. Given that their students also are more likely to be low income and have children than those attending bachelor’s institutions, two-year schools are tasked with addressing the virus on several fronts.”

The Capital Community College Foundation invites donations to address unexpected expenses for eligible students amid the pandemic. The Foundation is strengthening the Capital Cares Fund with matching funds from the 21st Century endowment.

The Capital Cares Fund addresses basic living expenses such as food or rent, utility or medical bills.  It will expand on college microgrants with tools for learning including tablets, laptops, books and costs related to distance learning for eligible students who otherwise won’t be able to participate.

Individuals who want to join the networking Peer-To-Peer campaign to raise funds for Capital Cares Fund may contact the Foundation and Advancement office:

860-906-5102; E-mail:

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The CCC Foundation is turning to its own available resources to help and invites friends, alumni, faculty and staff to respond with a donation to this special Capital Cares Fund.

Gifts, no matter the amount, will help get vulnerable students through this difficult time.

Giving Opportunities For Helping Resources and partners of Capital In Our Greater Hartford community.

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For more information call 860-906-5102 (leave a message and your call will be returned)

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CCC Foundation Scholarships: Online Application Available For Fall 2020

The  Capital Community College Foundation is accepting applications for scholarships for the Fall 2020 semester. The closing date for applications is June 1, 2020.

The Foundation provides merit and need-based scholarships each year to new and continuing students contingent on gifts and grants received and spendable income from endowments.

General eligibility includes entering or continuing students at Capital Community College enrolling full- or part-time with  satisfactory academic standing and/or scholastic achievement. Additional eligibility requirements apply to scholarships with gender, geographic or other criteria.

To Apply Register and Submit at the link below:

Online Scholarship Application

The Closing Date for Applications Is  June 1, 2020

Additional information on scholarship opportunities is available at the CCC Office of Financial Aid, 950 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103 Telephone: (860) 906-5090, E-mail: .

For information on creating a scholarship fund or making a contribution, contact John McNamara at (860) 906-5102. E-mail:

Supporting The Scholarship Fund

For information on creating a scholarship fund or making a contribution, contact John McNamara at (860) 906-5102. E-mail:

The Capital Community College Foundation maintains annual and endowment funds with donations from individuals, businesses, community organizations and foundations for the purpose of awarding scholarships to eligible Capital Community College students.

For information on creating a scholarship fund or making a contribution, contact John McNamara at (860) 906-5102. E-mail:



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March 26th Reception For CCC Nursing’s Remote Area Medical Trip Cancelled

A March 26th reception supporting a nursing faculty and student Remote Area Medical trip has been cancelled because of public health restrictions to combat coronovirus.

The reception, scheduled for Hartford’s City Steam Brewery, was organized  in support of an educational and humanitarian trip planned for June that would involve a CCC nursing team in a free mobile clinic in a medically underserved community in Ohio.

The CCC Foundation thanks individuals and sponsors who have made reservations and contributions in support of the project.  Refunds will be made upon request. Alternatively, donations received will be applied to fund Capital’s Remote Area Medical activities.

For more information contact the College’s Advancement and Foundation office.

Telephone; 860-906-5102  (leave a message and your call will be returned)


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Nominations Invited For The Class of 2020 Alumni Wall of Fame

Fifty three years ago Capital Community College then known as Greater Hartford Community College opened its doors at a two-story Sequassen Street building in Hartford’s Colt Park. From an opening enrollment of 339 students more than 300,000 have enrolled and many have moved on to  academic and career success.

In 2019 the College and the CCC Foundation created the Alumni Wall of Fame to recognize alumni from all decades who have achieved success  and made an impact on their community and profession. A group of five inductees were recognized at the 14th Changing Lives Gala and the Foundation intends to make honoring distinguished alumni an annual event.

Nominations are invited for a Class of 2020 Alumni Wall of Fame inductees.

Alumni Wall of Fame Nomination Form

Capital graduates are often the first members of their family to make it to higher education and the career opportunities that come with it. The stories of successful graduates can inspire continuing and new students to excel.

A selection committee will consider each individual focusing on but not limited to the following:

  • career and professional achievements and contributions to his or her field or occupation;
  • past or present service to Capital Community College or its founding institutions;
  • leadership and public and community service.

Nominees must have completed a minimum of two semesters (24 credits) to be eligible.

Alums from both Capital (Greater Hartford Community College) and Hartford State Technical College are eligible.  The deadline for nominations is July 1, 2020.

Alumni Hall of Fame inductees will be announced at the 15th Changing Lives Gala,  CCC’s signature event for scholarships and student success, on Friday, October 23, 2020 (Tickets and Sponsorship opportunities available April 1, 2020)

For more information contact the Office of Institutional Advancement: 860-906-5102 or e-mail:

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