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Latino Scholarship Fund seeks to expand its mission

“Our goal more recently is to have a higher monetary amount per scholarship and have a longer impact,” said Abigail Kopp, fund president.

Ex-Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch named executive director of Discovery Museum

In addition to his new job, Finch will maintain his duties as a climate fellow at the Rockefeller Institute of Government in Albany, New York.

Holistic health coach promotes ‘the big picture’ on Danbury campus

“I don’t like the term ‘holistic’ because people think of us as old hippies," said Christel Autuori, director of the Institute for Holistic Health Studies.

Omnikal to offer STEM scholarship program for African-American males

Omnikal has teamed with Norwalk Community College to create a scholarship program to encourage African American males to pursue studies in the STEM field.

Workplace training sessions focus on LGBTQ community

Triangle Community Center offers training that includes an overview of the LGBTQ experience, as well as shifting views of gender identification.

Sacred Heart University creates John Moriarty Institute in Ireland

Based in Dingle, Ireland, the new institute is named for the writer who focused on mankind’s connection to creation and the environment.

Girls With Impact report finds women score high in college venture...

Over the past five years, more than half of the winning teams had at least one woman as a team founder, while 60 percent were solely founded by a woman.

Sacred Heart University debuts computer engineering degree

The Fairfield-based school also announced partnerships with Rochester Polytechnic Institute and Columbia University to provide a dual-degree opportunity.

Sacred Heart University to offer degree in hospitality, resort, tourism management

Sacred Heart University’s Jack Welch College of Business (WCOB) will debut an undergraduate degree program focused on hospitality, resort and tourism management in the fall 2018 semester.

HCC’s Paul Broadie II encourages student and business community synergy

The college president noted that funding is his most significant challenge, adding that “if we had more funding, we’d have even more of an impact.”

Fairfield University to debut nurse midwifery program

The clinical program at the university’s Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies will prepare students to become expert nurse midwives in every stage and setting of midwifery care.

Housatonic Community College debuts surgical technology program

The new program, which is the only one of its kind being offered by a Connecticut college, will be limited to 30 students.

New program aims to mold tomorrow’s women business leaders

In her latest endeavor, Jennifer Openshaw is laying the foundation for a new generation of women to succeed in the corporate world.

Housatonic Community College receives $12K grant from anti-poverty philanthropy

The grant is designed to help cover expenses for current students with fewer than 70 college credits, as well as those with more but who have not completed a college degree.

United Way of Western Connecticut provides $635K for childhood, education programs

The grants are aimed at programs supporting families living within the ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) income threshold.