A luncheon and program for Faculty Emeriti and retirees of Capital Community College will be held on Friday, May 18th, as part of the school’s 50th anniversary year activities.
The event will take place at the Walter J. Markiewicz Community Room at the second floor Welcome Center of the downtown campus, 950 Main Street, Hartford, from 12 to 1:30 p.m.
Tickets to the luncheon are $25 and may be obtained by calling 860-906-5102 or e-mail CAfirstname.lastname@example.org.
Organizers say the lunch is an opportunity to reflect on the work of faculty and staff, past and present, who have contributed to making the college an accessible higher education option for generations of Greater Hartford residents. Recognized will be new and recent individuals honored as part of the College Foundation’s Windows To The Future program in support of endowment funds.
Capital opened as Greater Hartford Community College in 1967 one year after Connecticut established a two-year community college system. A freshman class of 388 students enrolled at a two-story brick building on the east edge of historic Colt Park on Sequassen Street. Led by its first President, Arthur C. Banks Jr., the college grew on its “temporary campus” for seven years. In 1974 fall enrollment was nearing 2,500. The college moved to a six-story building on Woodland Street, the former Phoenix Insurance Company, to accommodate rapid growth and expand into professional programs. In 2002, the College moved to Main Street with a transformation of the former G. Fox & Company Department Store building into a new campus.
Faculty, retirees, alumni and friends are invited to share their memories and re-connect with the college at the following link: Share Your Story