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Grant to Advance Minority Student Success

Connecticut’s Office of Higher Education (OHE) awarded NVCC a $75,000 grant, the maximum amount possible, as part of its Minority Advancement Program (MAP). MAP, which was created in 1983 in state statute, was originally intended to help Connecticut colleges and universities recruit, enroll, and retain minority students. Currently, the focus has shifted to improving the retention and graduation rates of minority students at the State’s colleges and universities. Recent trends in completion outcomes for NVCC students who identify as "non-white" are a significant reason why the college was selected for the grant. A 2013 cohort of students who identified as non-white at NVCC showed a 10% graduation rate within three years. A 2014 cohort had a graduation rate of 12% within three years, showing a 2 percentage point increase in completions.

New Partners at Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey

Continuing to bolster its standing as one of Connecticut’s foremost law firms, Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP has elected three new partners – Deborah R. Brancato, Liam S. Burke and Todd R. Michaelis effective January 1, 2019. Our new partners represent a diversity of practice areas and geographies; their election will allow us to continue to serve our clients well.

Harold Webster Smith Award Winners Announced

A former investment banker turned fish farmer, a company that provides background-screening services for new employees and a long-time manufacturer in Greater Waterbury have all been chosen to receive a 2019 Harold Webster Smith Award.  The Waterbury Regional Chamber’s Small Business Council will present the 21st annual awards during a breakfast on Thursday, January 24, 2019, from 7:45-9:30 a.m. at the Aria Wedding & Banquet Facility, 45 Murphy Road in Prospect. The annual awards recognize smaller companies and small businesses executives who have demonstrated achievement and excellence.

Naugatuck Valley Project Awards

   The Naugatuck Valley Project’s annual MICAH Dinner and Awards’ Evening will

take place this Friday evening, November 2, 2018, 5 pm – 8:30 pm at the Crystal

Room, 98 School Street, in Naugatuck, Connecticut,” said Bonnie Odiorne,

President of the Naugatuck Valley Project.  “It is our opportunity, as an

organization, to honor the unsung heroes among us who quietly get things done.”

   She continued, “This year we will be awarding fourteen individuals with our MICAH

Award.  Each award winner is a very special person within their member

organization and to the Naugatuck Valley Project.  A list of all Honorees and their

Presenter at the MICAH Dinner is printed below.” 

Blasini, Erazo Chosen For Latino Leadership

   U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), U.S. Representative Jim Himes (CT-4) and U.S. Representative Elizabeth Esty (CT-5), in partnership with U.S. Representatives John Larson (CT-1) and Joe Courtney (CT-2) and the Connecticut Hispanic Democratic Caucus (CHDC) on Friday announced the second Latino Leadership Academy.

Post University Online Program Ranked High

   Post University’s Online Bachelor’s, MBA, Non-MBA Business (Master of Accounting) and Master of Education degree programs have been ranked among the 2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs. In fact, Post University’s Online Bachelor’s Programs have been awarded the highly coveted and recognizable U.S. News & World Report badge for 2018, signifying Post is among the most highly ranked schools.