The Robert E. Morris Company awarded their Account Manager Travis Blackburn a $76,000 Bridgeport 3 Axis GX480 Vertical Machining Center as part of a sales initiative program. The company requested that he donate it to a technical college or university of his choice. Mr. Blackburn selected Asnuntuck. On hand for the presentation of the equipment, along with Mr. Blackburn (center), are ACC President Dr. James Lombella (left) and ACC's Director of Advanced Manufacturing Frank Gulluni (right). Additional photos can be found on Asnuntuck's Facebook page. Photo by Julie Cotnoir

President's Message


This past month ACC has been showered with support from the community.

The Robert E. Morris Company awarded their Account Manager Travis Blackburn a $76,000 Bridgeport 3 Axis GX480 Vertical Machining Center for him to donate to a technical college or university of his choice to enhance that college's manufacturing program. Much to our delight he chose Asnuntuck.
The state-of-the-art CNC machine, was awarded to Blackburn as part of a sales initiative program. He chose ACC because, "Asnuntuck Community College is doing some amazing things to support the manufacturing industry," said Blackburn. He said he appreciates the college's efforts to train students to meet the needs of industry.

The college is also grateful for the $28,000 raised through the 17th annual ACC Foundation Golf Tournament. Golfers and sponsors, including Presidential Sponsor United Bank and Chairman Sponsor Johnson Memorial Hospital, showed strong support for everything we are doing here at the college.

We are looking forward to welcoming students and faculty back on campus at the end of this month. Continue to rejuvenate and enjoy your summer!

I encourage all of you to save the date for Fall Fest on September 13th. Read more about the event, which will include a ribbon cutting for ACC's spectacular new facade, in this month's newsletter.    

President James Lombella

Foundation News

ACC's 17th Annual Foundation Golf Tournament was held on Monday, July 10, 2017 at Twin Hills Country Club, Longmeadow, Massachusetts. United Bank Foundation, was the Tournament's Presidential Sponsor for the event. Top photo features Foundation Member  and Honorary Chair for the Tournament Brandon Lorey and his colleagues from United Bank who played golf or volunteered for the event. Johnson Memorial Hospital, in second photo, was the Chairman Sponsor for the tournament. The tournament netted more than $28,000 for ACC's Foundation. See more photos from the day on ACC's Facebook page. Photos by Julie Cotnoir 

ACC Food Pantry
ACC's Director of Student Activities Sherry Paquette and ACC Women's Leadership Institute graduate and ACC Pantry co-founder Tracy Ouellette were guest speakers at a recent Enfield Rotary Club meeting. The two spoke about the inception of the Pantry as Ouellette's social action project  for the Women's Leadership Institute and the food insecurity many students on campus face. Donations for the Pantry are always welcome. The Pantry, which also features grab and go food items, is open to all of ACC's students. It is located in the Cashier's hallway. Visit the Pantry's webpage for more information. Photo by Julie Cotnoir

Women's Leadership Institute
Female ACC credit and non-credit students are encouraged to sign-up for "Launch Your Leadership Journey", a tuition-free, 6-month, leadership development program, which leads to the ACC Certificate in Emerging Leadership. Attendance at all sessions is required. This is an experiential program which begins in September. There are no papers, no tests, no textbooks, and no fees. All educational materials will be provided.Contact Sherry Paquette at for more information on how to apply.

ACC Students in the Community

Photographed above are ACC students and Phi Theta Kappa members who participated in a Reading Day Event at Hazardville Memorial Elementary School this past semester. 
Super Saturday Open House Set for Aug. 5th

Super Saturday is planned at ACC on August 5th. Admissions, advising, financial aid, registration, and cashier's offices will be open from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. All services will be available on a walk-in basis. Advising for Advanced Manufacturing programs and all Continuing Education healthcare career licensure programs will also be available that day. Tours and an Open House for the new Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center and its programs will also be available. Photo by Julie Cotnoir

Summer Library Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED
Regular semester hours will resume first day of classes on Tuesday, August 29.   

Extended Hours in August
Open registration is available every Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The college will be open for extended hours every Wednesday in August and on Monday, August 28th and Tuesday, August 29th until 6:30 p.m. Classes begin on Tuesday, August 29th. Check out ACC's schedule for more information on fall semester offerings.