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Fairfield County Bank creates scholarship program for Housatonic Community College students

Five students with a business or finance major will receive financial aid.

Local organizations unite to help Afghan refugee family learn English

Three members of this family will take English as a Second Language courses at HCC this summer.

Robbin Zella retires as director of Housatonic Museum of Art

A scholarship has been created in Zella's name.

Housatonic Community College in degree partnership with Southern Connecticut State University

The agreement between the schools will remain in place through June 2027.

Housatonic Community College receives $1M for manufacturing program

U.S. Rep. Jim Himes coordinated the funding.

Wells Fargo helps fund equity programs at area community colleges

These programs are aimed at improving educational outcomes among students who are facing material hardships.

Housatonic Community College’s Edward Keane calls it a career after 51...

Keane arrived in 1970 when the school's classes and offices were scattered around Stratford.

CSCU, citing budget crisis, seeking $69 million bailout from state

Last week, the unaffiliated University of Connecticut asked the state for a $104.4 million bailout.

Housatonic, Norwalk Community Colleges offer fast-track health care training pilot program...

Fifteen students graduated from Norwalk’s Certified Nurse Aide program last week after completing their coursework and clinical rotations.

CSCU President Ojakian ‘cautiously optimistic’ over future; announces retirement

While the system’s Board of Regents has predicted a 10% drop in enrollment at its four universities, “The preliminary numbers we’re seeing have been better than that,” Mark Ojakian said. “We’re hopeful that no institution hits that 10% mark.”

CSCU names CEOs at five community colleges as part of consolidation...

The moves are the latest in the organization’s “Students First” plan to merge its community colleges into one accredited institution by 2023. The result, to be called Connecticut State Community College, still needs to be accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education.

UPDATE: Third CT resident with coronavirus is from New Canaan; legislature...

A third person has tested positive for COVID-19 – an elderly man who lives in New Canaan, according to Dr. Matthew Cartter, the state...

CSCU offers free tuition for community college students

Funding for the initiative is still to be finalized; the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system estimates it could cost as much as $15 million.

Sonics & Materials, Ashcroft Inc. inducted into Manufacturing Hall of Fame

In addition to Newtown-based Sonics and Stratford's Ashcroft, inductees included Pratt & Whitney, Medtronic, and Microboard Processing Inc.

Paul Broadie exiting as president of Housatonic, Gateway community colleges

Broadie became president of Housatonic in 2015, and added Gateway to his responsibilities in 2017 when Dorsey Kendrick retired from its presidency.