Reginald J. Eadie, MD, MBA, the President and CEO of Trinity Health of New England, will address graduates at the 72nd Commencement Exercises of Capital Community College (CCC) at the Connecticut Convention Center, Thursday, May 23rd, at 6 p.m.
Dr. Eadie, an emergency medicine physician, became Trinity Health of New England’s President and Chief Executive Officer in 2018. He leads a health care delivery system that includes Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center and Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital in Hartford, Saint Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury and Johnson Memorial Hospital in Stafford Springs. CCC’s nursing, paramedic and health professions programs have longstanding partnerships with Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center as clinical sites for associate degree students.
A native of Detroit, Dr. Eadie earned his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Before joining Trinity Health, he was the Detroit Medical Center’s Chief Operating Officer. His book “How To Eat & Live Longer” published in 2008 uses biblical and medical knowledge to address the health challenges facing inner city residents.
Insurance executive Tracy L. Rich, Counsel of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, will be honored with an honorary degree for a distinguished career in law and insurance and for his leadership in advancing financial literacy at community colleges at Guardian. Rich has been instrumental in establishing Guardian’s Money Management for Life initiative that has brought tuition free personal finance courses and internship opportunities to the college.
Dr. G. Duncan Harris, Capital’s Chief Executive Officer, will be presiding at his first commencement for Hartford’s community college. Dr. Harris previously served as Manchester Community College’s Dean of Student Affairs and as Executive Director of the CSCU Student Success Center. College commencement officials include: David Seder, Chair of the CCC Foundation, interim Dean of Student Affairs Marsha L. Ball-Davis, interim Academic Dean Dr. Miah LaPierre-Dreger and Dr. Stephen O. Fagbemi, Chair of Social and Behavioral Sciences, who will bring greetings from the faculty.
Mark E. Ojakian, President of CT State Colleges and Universities, will welcome graduates and guests. Joining Ojakian from the Board of Regents will be Elease E. Wright and Renee Colman-Mitchell, Commissioner of the Department of Public Health. Nursing Professor Nancy Casey will serve as the Faculty Marshal.
CCC’s Class of 2019 includes 475 associate degree and certificate candidates completing studies in Business & Technology, Health Careers and Public Safety, Humanities, Nursing, Science and Mathematics and General Studies.
Capital Community College, one of 12 community colleges in Connecticut, is located in the center of Hartford in the renovated, historic G. Fox building. CCC is the result of the 1992 merger of Greater Hartford Community College (founded in 1967) and Hartford State Technical College (founded in 1946). Through the years Capital and its founding institutions have provided central Connecticut with postsecondary educational opportunities by granting associate degrees, preparing students to transfer to baccalaureate studies and offering workforce and career development programs.