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Housatonic Community College Foundation Participates in Fairfield County Giving Day

Posted on 14 February 2019 by

From the HCC Foundation… With a goal of helping low-income students to open doors through education, the Housatonic Community College Foundation will participate in Fairfield County’s Giving Day on February 28. As a regional leader in higher education, workforce development, and community engagement, HCC  is assisted by the Foundation, which provides student scholarships, student emergency […] Continue Reading…

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Come Celebrate Writing Day Today

Posted on 16 October 2018 by

Today, Tuesday, October 16, Housatonic will be hosting its annual “Reading Day.” According to the HCC homepage, “‘Reading Days’ are used as study days and/or… make up class time.” Classes will be canceled, but students can use this day to study, to make up any missing work, or to work with tutors in subjects that […] Continue Reading…

Art to the People: Sidewalk Art Festival at HCC

Posted on 01 May 2018 by

On Wednesday, May 2, Housatonic students and staff members will be presented with the Sidewalk Art Festival, a celebration of all sorts of art and entertainment, right in the courtyard. The free festival will feature live music, dance, graffiti, chalk art, frisbee art, and more. John Favret, professor at HCC and the mastermind behind the […] Continue Reading…

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HCC’s One Book One College Crosses Paths with Author Sergio Troncoso

Posted on 10 April 2017 by

From page one to the final sentence of any piece of literature, a theme is present. One or many themes in a text can be hidden or obvious, but they are always there, laid out by the author to convey a meaning or belief, an underlying message or even purpose for the story. The themes […] Continue Reading…

Discover Hidden Housatonic

Posted on 11 December 2016 by

Recently, as the advisor to Horizons, I gave the staff an assignment to search out the “Hidden Housatonic,” inviting them to inform, surprise, delight, or enlighten readers with a short article about a little-known aspect of HCC.   I asked them to look for the unexpected, the unusual, the unknown, to go beyond the obvious to discover and share […] Continue Reading…

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One Book, One College, One Event After Another

Posted on 12 April 2016 by

Amidst a constant slideshow of quotes from the top of Laura McBride’s web page, one in particular stands out. It materializes, shines brightly, then evaporates every twenty seconds. “Can’t wait for Housatonic Community College, Bridgeport, CT.” If HCC is a family, then Laura McBride is an out of state cousin. The community college professor from […] Continue Reading…

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HCC Day of Service

Posted on 11 April 2016 by

On Friday, April 1, HCC volunteers helped welcome over a thousand Bridgeport youth into Webster Bank Arena for the city’s first youth summit event. “We love you and we believe in you,” Rina Bakalar told the middle and high school students. She was lead consultant for the event’s planning committee with United Way of Coastal […] Continue Reading…

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Author Visit Kicks Off One Book One College Program

Posted on 29 March 2016 by

Books are a standard component of a college education, but HCC has taken the concept to another dimension.   In the fall of 2015, the committee composed of HCC Professors Rebecca Adams, Karyn Smith, Kristen Carley, and Steve Mark; Librarians Jennifer Lutris and Peter Everett, and Counselor Marilyn Wehr asked all HCC faculty, staff and […] Continue Reading…

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Posted on 02 October 2015 by

The turkey was in the oven; skies were overcast, and the streets were eerily ominous on this Thanksgiving Day. Thunder was trapped inside the confines of the small dwelling, and the clanging of silverware hitting the floor made it a unique storm that would last until the end of time. Shots rang out and his […] Continue Reading…