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I Have this Accent for a Reason

Posted on 10 April 2016 by

There are people that you meet on a day to basis that can bring you great energy.  One of those individuals is here at Housatonic,  and her name is Fadiola Gojani, also known as, Fifi. Fadiola was born in the country of Montenegro (a word that translates to “black mountain”), and is also a refugee […] Continue Reading…

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Keeping the Grounds Safe

Posted on 01 April 2016 by

It’s safe to say that students here at Housatonic feel comfortable roaming the grounds due to our school security system. It’s even safer to mention that the man in command is as genuine as they come. Christopher Gough, Director of Public Safety, has served as a police officer at HCC for nearly 14 years and […] Continue Reading…

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This May Thornes Get to Blossom

Posted on 01 April 2016 by

In a quiet corner of the Beacon Hall lounge, Linda J. Thorne, 49, is halfway through a cold cut combo and three quarters of the way through her Accounting II homework. For Ms. Thorne, most breaks, even three-hour ones between classes, are spent multi-tasking. She’s learned to juggle, not bowling pins or flaming torches, but […] Continue Reading…

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A Story of Scales: Fighting Inequality By Day, Mastering Music By Night

Posted on 10 December 2015 by

Andrew Pelletier has made a career out of serving underprivileged students. The 34-year-old has worked at Housatonic since May 2014, and he previously spent six years at Naugatuck Valley Community College. These two schools are located in cities – Bridgeport and Waterbury – that are notorious for their urban poverty and deprived school districts.  But […] Continue Reading…

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Meet Dr. Paul Broadie II, Housatonic’s New President

Posted on 02 November 2015 by

On April 3, 2015 Dr. Paul Broadie II was named as the new president of Housatonic Community College. He comes to HCC from SUNY Orange County Community College in Middletown, New York, Broadie was selected from a pool of 44 other applicants that were slated for the position  previously occupied by Interim President Elizabeth Roop.Broadie […] Continue Reading…

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Cross Country Expedition Turned Hometown Appreciation

Posted on 30 October 2015 by

A spur of the moment decision made by Joseph Beres, 25, an English major at Housatonic, created an eye-opening trip cross country. After a friend mentioned needing a companion for a journey to California, Beres jumped at the opportunity for an escape from his everyday routine. Two years ago, Beres decided it was time for […] Continue Reading…

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Former NYC Business Consultant Now HCC Professor

Posted on 30 October 2015 by

Professors play a huge role when it comes to college education. Have you ever sat in your chair in the beginning of a new class and wondered who your professor is? Questions seem to run through your mind like: “Where are they from?”  Or, “What can they do to improve my learning?” On the first […] Continue Reading…

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The Creative Maven Who Reads Your Angry Facebook Rant

Posted on 12 October 2015 by

The ghost in the machine is not a ghost, but a real, live human. If you have posted on our Facebook page, tweeted at us, or commented on one of our Instagram photos, you were actually connecting with Megan Cacioppo, who oversees the college’s advertising, marketing, and graphic design. In an office decorated with typeface […] Continue Reading…

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Ticks Know No Bounds

Posted on 06 October 2015 by

It isn’t every day you meet someone that has no memories of the seventh or eighth grade. Those are cringeworthy years, for sure, but instrumental in someone’s childhood. Meghan Preto-Rodas had these years stolen from her. She wasn’t kidnapped, so don’t expect a heartbreaking story. Instead, this nurse-in-training was a victim of Lyme disease for […] Continue Reading…

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Professor Makes a Difference

Posted on 06 October 2015 by

When Professor Michael Amico teaches a lecture, you can hear in his voice that not only does he love what he’s doing but he’s proud of where he is. I’ve never met anyone who has so much energy at 8 a.m.. Amico came to class every day with a smile on his face and a […] Continue Reading…