Alumni Hall of Fame Inductees To Be Recognized At 14th Changing Lives Gala, October 25th

The Capital Community College Foundation is establishing an Alumni Hall of Fame at the downtown campus to annually  recognize the academic and professional achievements of graduates.

The Hall of Fame will be located at the College’s 2nd Floor Welcome Center near the Main Street windows and the Walter J. Markiewicz Community Room.  The inductees’ pictures and biographies will be featured alongside a permanent Hall of Fame plaque recognizing alumni each year.

2019 Alumni Hall of Fame inductees clockwise from left: Orlando A. Lawrence, Vice Brooks,
Dr. Rocio Chang-Angulo, Pedro E. Segarra and Dunnia Ulloa.

Five 2019 inductees will be recognized at the 14th Changing Lives Gala to be held October 25th at Marquee’s Gershon Fox Ballroom,  960 Main Street:

  •  Vicie Brooks RN BSN whose career at Hartford Hospital has spanned 49 years. Vicie  is Community Liaison Nurse at Hartford Hospital and a founding member of the Northern CT Black Nurses’ Association (NCBNA). She is a mentor to Capital students entering the profession.
  • Rocio Chang-Angulo,  Psy.D., MA, is an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Connecticut Medical School in Farmington, who is recognized for her work on childhood and mental health trauma.  Dr. Chang-Angulo, a native of Peru, began college in the then newly established English As A Second Language (ESL) program at Capital Community College in the 1980s.
  • Orlando A. Lawrence, MBA, MS (2006, Accounting, Business Management) is a senior manager, Internal Audit in Technology at the Kaman Corporation in Bloomfield.  He has been an auditor and project manager at Travelers and United Technologies.  Mr. Lawrence earned two degrees while enrolled at Capital and went on to earn a Bachelor’s from the University of Connecticut.  Master’s and MBA degrees followed from Post University and RPI.
  • Pedro E. Segarra, Esq., MSW (1978, Founder Latin American Student Association) is a Connecticut Worker’s Compensation Commissioner  who served as the City of Hartford’s 68th Mayor.  From Capital, Commissioner Segarra earned his bachelor’s in politics and government at the University of Hartford. A social worker, he earned an MSW from the University of Connecticut and went on to UCONN’s School of Law.
  • Dunnia Ulloa, B.S. (2008, Business Management). Ms. Ulloa holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Central Connecticut State University and she joined Travelers in one of the first groups of Capital students chosen to be an EDGE intern as part of the Career Advancement Program (formerly Crossroads to Careers).  She works now in International Finance for Travelers.

The 2019 inductees were selected from nominations made during 2017-2018 when the College marked its 50th  anniversary and honorees at prior Changing Lives Galas which began in 2004.

The Changing Lives Gala will be held on Friday evening October 25th at the G. Fox Ballroom and Atrium next door to the campus at an elegant, art deco setting in the historic G. Fox & Company building. Since 2004 Changing Lives galas have been Capital’s signature event for college access and student success. Sponsors include Travelers, Liberty Bank, Webster Private Bank and Stephen Cadillac.  In 2019 proceeds will benefit a new Center for Diversity and Inclusion and the Scholarship Fund.  Reservations are $125 per person; $75 for alumni. Sponsor opportunities are available. Information 860-906-5102. E-mail


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A weblog for alumni and friends of the Capital Community College Foundation, Hartford, Connecticut active from 2009 to 2022, Comments and information pertaining to the College and College Foundation are welcome. John McNamara (Editor) Director of Institutional Advancement and Foundation Liaison Retired.
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