Capital CC Goes To The State Capitol: 50th Anniversary Display At LOB Week of March 19th

Informational tables to mark  Capital Community College’s (CCC) 50th anniversary  and its programs and initiatives will be on display at the State Capitol’s Legislative Office Building (LOB) during the week of March 19th.
The “50 Years of Creating Access and Changing Lives”  display at the LOB Concourse, 300 Capitol Avenue will share highlights of Capital’s accomplishments since it opened in 1967 as Greater Hartford Community College. The history also includes recognition of Hartford State Technical College which was consolidated with Capital in 1990.  CCC tables will  showcase current programs such as the Hartford Heritage Project and student success stories.  The display will be open to the public from March 19th through March 23rd except for Wednesday March 21st from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 The LOB exhibit is part of events and activities during the 2017-2018 academic year to communicate the value of Capital’s mission and honor the accomplishments of faculty, staff, alumni and students.  In May an anniversary luncheon will be held for faculty emeriti and retirees (May 17) and an Alumni Hall of Fame program and reception (May 22) will be held at the 950 Main Street campus.
For information contact the Advancement office at 860-906-5102; e-mail CA-foundation@capitalcc.edu
 
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Local History: Philanthropy, 19th Century Hartford Are Topics At Capital Community College Public Lecture March 22nd

Trinity College’s Andrew Walsh, Ph.D, will present an illustrated lecture entitled “‘For Our City’s Welfare’ : Protestants, Philanthropy and the Contest Over Local Identity in 19th Century Hartford” on Thursday, March 22nd, at Capital Community College (CCC).

The lecture, open to the public,  is the third in CCC’s inaugural Hartford Studies Public Lecture Series. It will be held at Centinel Hill Hall auditorium at the 950 Main Street campus at 5:30 p.m.

Dr. Walsh, Associate Director of the Leonard E. Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life at Trinity,  has written and published extensively on religion, public life and Hartford history. He is co-editor of of the Center’s book series, The Future of Religion in America, to be published by Columbia University Press.

The College’s Hartford Heritage Project and College Foundation are hosting the series on Hartford history as part of  Capital’s 50th anniversary commemoration.

Historian and author William Hosley is curating the series for Capital and its Heritage project.  Hosley was formerly director of the New Haven Museum and Hartford-based Connecticut Landmarks, where he cared for a chain of  house museums, including Hartford’s Butler-McCook and Isham-Terry houses. Prior to that, as a curator and exhibition developer at Wadsworth Atheneum, his Sam & Elizabeth: Legend and Legacy of Colt’s Empire (1996), helped spawn the Coltsville National Park.

Contributions in support of the history series and placed-based learning are welcome through a contribution form, secure online giving or by phone: 860-906-5102. The lecture series is being supported by the College Foundation’s 21st Century Endowment Fund.

For more information Email: CA-foundation@capitalcc.edu

 To learn more about the Hartford Heritage Project, visit www.capitalcc.edu/hhp

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Wednesday (3/7) Town & Legislative Lunch Forum at Capital Community College Postponed

The Town and Legislative Lunch Forum scheduled for Wednesday, March 7th at Capital Community College has been postponed because of expected inclement weather. The forum will be re-scheduled.

For more Information contact the Office of Institutional Advancement   Email: CA-Foundation@capitalcc.edu

Telephone 860-906-5102

 

 

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Town & Legislative Forum To Be Held At Capital’s Downtown Campus Wednesday, March 7th

The Capital Community College Foundation & Advisory Council will host a Town and Legislative Forum on Wednesday March 7th from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at the campus’ Walter J. Markiewicz Community Room, 950 Main Street in downtown Hartford.

State legislators in Capital Community College’s  primary service area, officials from Hartford and surrounding towns and community partners have been invited.

Policies and legislation impacting Capital CC will be discussed including the plan for the proposed  consolidation of  community colleges and new proposals to make student financial aid more accessible.  Lawmakers have introduced bills before the Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee that call for “tuition free community college.”

Shared will be  initiatives for workforce development and place-based learning:

  • The nationally recognized  insurance apprenticeship program   launched in 2017  with The Hartford offers an insurance-specific curriculum, paid-on-the-job training, tuition assistance and mentoring to equip students for key customer-facing roles in The Hartford’s claims operation.  The program is creating career track opportunities for Capital students.
  • The success of Capital’s Hartford Heritage Project that since 2011 has made Hartford’s rich and diverse cultural institutions, landmarks, and neighborhoods an extension of classroom incorporating content about Hartford into the curriculum.

Seating is limited for the Town & Legislative forum. RSVPs are required for this event. For more information contact the college’s advancement office at 860-906-5102 or email  CA-foundation@capitalcc.edu.

The Connecticut General Assembly opened for the 2017 session on February 7th and will adjourn on May 9th. To contact your legislators visit the Connecticut General Assembly

Capital Community College, located in the center of Hartford in the renovated, historic G. Fox building, is a public, open-door, educational institution committed to the metropolitan community it serves. Its mission is to provide higher education and lifelong learning to people of diverse cultures, abilities and ages, and to serve the needs of the community, government agencies and business and industry. To learn more about the college, visit www.capitalcc.edu

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College Presents Black History Talk in New Lecture Series

In 2010, Capital Community College established the Hartford Heritage Project (HHP), the first place-based curriculum at a Connecticut college or university.  The HHP connects course content to the world class art, history, and theaters at the college’s doorstep.

This year, Capital launched The Hartford Studies Public Lecture Series, envisioned to underscore the importance of Hartford’s history and rich cultural resources.

Thursday, February 22nd at 5:30 pm, historian and preservationist William Hosley will present Black History is American (& Local) History, A Travelogue, the second lecture of the new series. A generation ago people of African descent were almost invisible in the day-to-day experience of American history museums, including southern plantations where enslaved people did most of the work and were the majority of the population. A lot has changed. This program will explore African American stories by taking you on a journey of discovery to southern plantations and Civil Right museums of astonishing reach and ambition in Atlanta, Memphis, Charleston, Birmingham, Baltimore, and Detroit. It will also suggest a path forward for Hartford’s black history.

“I love presenting and promoting Connecticut’s heritage,” says Hosley. “If we don’t teach our children to know and care for this place, we will lose things worth cherishing and they will miss discovering the small and large wonders in their own backyards.”

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Black History is American (& Local) History, A Travelogue will take place Thursday, February 22nd at 5:30 pm, Capital Community College, 950 Main St, Hartford, Degnan Hall, Room 1126. Refreshments will be served; validated parking in Morgan St Garage. For more information contact

CA-Foundation@capitalcc.edu or 860-906-5102.  To learn more about the Hartford Heritage Project, visit www.capitalcc.edu/hhp

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Don’t Forget To Vote! Travelers EDGE Video Up For Corporate Citizenship Award At Boston College Film Festival

 

A video marking the 10th anniversary of Travelers nationally recognized higher education program EDGE – Empowering Dreams for Graduation and Employment — is under consideration for corporate citizenship honors at the 2018 Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship Film Festival.

The festival, now in its 10th year, showcases companies committed to driving positive change in local communities and around the world. Boston College invites the public to vote for one of the more than 70 entries in small, medium and large company categories through February 19th. The top three videos based on popular vote in each category will be reviewed by an industry panel to determine Best by Company Size, Fan Favorite and Best in Show winners.

Your vote in the large company category can help the Travelers EDGE video — featuring several Capital Community College alumni  — advance the video  to the judging panel.

The video “Travelers EDGE at 10” prominently features Capital Community College alumni and “captures the spirit of the program’s aim to successfully prepare underrepresented students to attain bachelor’s degrees and thrive in insurance or financial services careers.”   It was a part of the program at the College Foundation’s 2017 Changing Live Gala that recognized Travelers with a community partnership award.

This year, there are more than 70 film festival entries from small, medium and large companies. The top three videos based on popular vote in each category will be reviewed by an industry panel to determine Best by Company Size, Fan Favorite and Best in Show winners.

How to Vote

  1. Visit the film festival website.
  2. Click the tab labeled Large Companies above the video thumbnails and scroll to the Travelers video entry at the bottom of the page (entries are listed alphabetically by company).
  3. Watch the video.
  4. Click the Vote button below the video.

Travelers launched its signature EDGE initiative at Capital in the 2007-2008 year as the “Crossroads to Careers” program. The insurer has provided grants and paid internships over a decade to associate degree students who have gone on to the baccalaureate and graduate programs and careers in the insurance sector.  In partnership with Travelers, the Capital Career Advancement Program (CCAP) continues at Capital and other colleges and universities. Of the first 12  EDGE Scholars in 2008 enrolled at Capital,  eight have moved on to careers at Travelers after completing their higher education degrees.

 

About Travelers

The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is a leading provider of property casualty insurance for autohome, and business. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Travelers has approximately 30,000 employees. For more information, visit www.travelers.com.

 

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Local History: Lecture Series Begins January 25th At Capital’s Centinel Hill Hall Auditorium

Historian William Hosley will lead off Capital Community College’s Hartford Studies Lecture and Discussion Series on Thursday evening January 25th at the 950 Main Street at historic Centinel Hill Hall auditorium on the campus.

The public lecture, focusing on the value of local art, architecture and archives “to attract talent and foster innovation and teamwork” in Hartford, will be held at 7 p.m.

The College’s Hartford Heritage Project and College Foundation are hosting the series on Hartford history as part of  Capital’s 50th anniversary commemoration.  The history series, curated by Hosley, will also include three additional public lectures on the last Thursday of February, March and April.

Hosley is a cultural resource development and marketing consultant, historian, preservationist, writer, and photographer. He was formerly director of the New Haven Museum and Hartford-based Connecticut Landmarks, where he cared for a chain of  house museums, including Hartford’s Butler-McCook and Isham-Terry houses. Prior to that, as a curator and exhibition developer at Wadsworth Atheneum, his Sam & Elizabeth: Legend and Legacy of Colt’s Empire (1996), helped spawn the Coltsville National Park.

Prior to the lecture and discussion, the College will host the Connecticut Humanities Council’s (CHC) board meeting and  a welcoming reception for new CHC Executive Director, Dr. Jason Mancini.

Contributions in support of the history series and placed-based learning are welcome through a contribution form, secure online giving or by phone: 860-906-5102.

For more information Email: CA-foundation@capitalcc.edu

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Historic Centinel Hill Hall, formerly a part of the G. Fox & Company Department Store, is now Capital Community College’s auditorium for large lectures and community and cultural events.

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One of a series of posts commemorating Capital Community College’s (formerly Greater Hartford CC and Hartford State Technical College) 50th academic year.

 

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