Capital Goes To The State Capitol: Legislative Breakfast Wednesday, February 24th

The 2016 Town & Legislative Breakfast for Capital Community College (CCC) will be held on Wednesday, February 24th, at the Legislative Office Building’s Dining Room, 300 Capitol Avenue from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. with a program scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m.

Legislators in CCC’s primary service area and town officials have been invited and will join President Wilfredo Nieves, Foundation & Advisory Council members, faculty, students and alumni in a discussion of college finances, financial aid issues and emerging degree and workforce training programs.

State Capitol

State Capitol

Information on Capital’s current operating budget and ongoing steps to reduce expenses and maintain programs and services  will be shared. The Governor’s 2016 state budget proposal makes across the board cuts in state government,  including $20.2 million less in what the state universities and community colleges are receiving in state appropriations.

The General Assembly is also considering bills on financial aid programs that may affect CCC’s new and continuing students.   These include legislation on the Governor’s Scholarship Program (HB 5332) and institutional aid for students without legal immigration status (SB 147).   Three-quarters of Capital students seeking degrees and certificates are eligible for some form of financial aid. Full-time tuition for one year of study is $4,100. It takes $562 to enroll in a course.

Seating is limited and RSVPs are required to the February 24th breakfast. The breakfast is sponsored by the CCC Foundation & Advisory Council. For more information contact the college’s advancement office at 860-906-5102 or email  CA-foundation@capitalcc.edu.  To contact your legislators visit the Connecticut General Assembly

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One Response to Capital Goes To The State Capitol: Legislative Breakfast Wednesday, February 24th

  1. Stephanie Mitchell says:

    I know in 2011, upon my graduation from Capital, there was huge concern of keeping funding in well needed department like the Academic Learning Center.

    The learning center is one of the very core places of helping vulnerable students succeed academically, and especially needed here in Hartford even more areas like Manchester, because for the vast majority of minority here in Hartford, many do not have that strong foundation as students from the suburbs, so we hit the hardest here. Capital should be considered extra subsidies in comparison to its counterparts.

    As a past student, I can attest to the point that the learning center there had helped me to have become, and had helped me to have succeeded unto the University of Connecticut and able to compete as a non-traditional student.

    Legistrators need to consider the long term effect of cutting money out of programs in Hartford, and find other alternatives in even cutting money elsewhere. Educational cut is such a poor decision, and what are we even saying to the younger generation? Sounds like we are saying, higher education is second priority. Then at the end of the day, they are not ready for the job market, then the jobs are outsourced. What is all these poor decisions about?obviously, they will forever backfire on us as a society, then we talk about “worldpower” here? Let’s consider maintaining power in educating our especially vulnerable people, the minority as it is called here.

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