Capital Community College Updates from Capital CEO,
Dr. G. Duncan Harris
Dear Colleagues and friends,

As 2021 comes to a close, I look back on all that was accomplished by our faculty, staff, and students with tremendous pride. We launched new academic programs, returned to our manufacturing “roots” producing our first class manufacturing graduates, partnered with companies like Eversource to offer
on-ramps to viable careers, initiated our National Endowment for the Humanities Black History Project and revamped our college website with a new look and feel.

Top of mind throughout the year was keeping our faculty, staff and students safe. We continue to monitor rising Covid rates in Connecticut and know we must continue to remain vigilant.

Wishing you all a happy holiday season with friends and loved ones and a healthy and prosperous new year!

Collegial Regards,
Alpha Beta Gamma Society Inducts 15 Business Majors
On Monday, December 13, Capital held its formal induction ceremony for the Alpha Beta Gamma (ABG) honor society. CEO G. Duncan Harris gave the oath to 15 students who joined the society for high achieving business majors. Red, white, and gold candles were lit to signify brilliance, leadership, and cooperation. The guest speaker was Michael Jordan, Regional VP of Sales, Brighthouse Financial.  
The purpose of Alpha Beta Gamma is to recognize and encourage scholarship among students enrolled in Business and Professional curricula or any course of study leading to a business-oriented career, at an accredited two-year degree-granting institution. This semester ABG held a fundraiser and purchased winter clothing for the homeless VETS center in Hartford. ABG also has business-related speakers at each of its meetings.  Membership is open to students who have at least a 3.00 GPA. For more information about Alpha Beta Gamma, please contact Professor Nancy LaGuardia at 860-906-5174.
The Retirement of John McNamara
Please join us on Thursday, January 27 as we celebrate the retirement of John McNamara, Director of Institutional Advancement. John has served Capital Community College for 22 years, arriving in 1999. His service has contributed to the successful acquisition of millions of dollars in grant and philanthropic support for our students.

Tickets for the event are $40 which includes light hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, and a donation to the CCC Foundation in John's name. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here. If you are unable to attend but would like to give a donation to honor John's noteworthy service, please click here.
Save the Date: The Pennington Lecture featuring Sarah Lewis February 10, 2022
The inaugural Pennington Lecture is offered in the spirit of the courageous Black community of 19th century Hartford for the promotion of our multi-racial Hartford community today. This annual lecture is named for the Rev. Dr. James W.C. Pennington, an important leader, educator, and abolitionist, who pastored Hartford's first Black church in the 1840s and 1850s. It is part of th NEH-funded Black Studies initiative in the Hartford Heritage Project.

First, join us for the pre-lecture reception from 5 pm - 6 pm. Light refreshments will be served. Immediately following the reception is the Pennington Lecture featuring Sarah Lewis of Harvard University. Brought to you in partnership with the Wadsworth Atheneum and the Amistad Center for Art & Culture. For more information or to reserve your tickets, click here.
Saturday, January 8, 2022 Is Virtual "Enroll In A Day"
Are you ready to start or continue with your academic career? Or are you a current student who is ready to register for the spring semester? Consider attending our virtual Enroll in a Day event. To register or for more information, click here.
Eversource Lineworker Program is Back - Recruiting Now
The utility industry is experiencing tremendous growth in meeting and serving the energy demands of homeowners, businesses, and municipalities across CT. There is a high demand for skilled and certified individuals to construct, maintain and service the electric infrastructure. Eversource Energy is partnering with Capital Community College and IBEW Locals 420 and 457 to deliver a Lineworker Certificate Program, which has been specifically designed to help develop the future workforce needed in this exciting field. MORE
Professor Michael Proulx Appointed Interim Academic Dean
The college is pleased to announce that Professor Michael Proulx will serve in the role of interim dean of academic affairs for the next year. We look forward to Mike joining the administrative team and working closely with him on the initiatives underway. Mike succeeds Miah LaPierre-Dreger, Ed.D, who becomes interim Provost of Connecticut State Community College on January 1st.

Professor Proulx, M.A., M.S., is currently our math and science department chair and has served admirably at the College since 2012. He was originally hired as a developmental math instructor and has taught all levels of math in our curriculum. He recently served as one of our NECHE Fifth-Year Report managers, and has been an integral member of our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee. He is a Connecticut College alumnus who earned graduate degrees from the University of New Haven and Central CT State University. He begins his role on January 1, 2022.
Graduation of the Manufacturing, Medical Assistant, and Paramedic Programs
Congratulations to the fall semester graduates in our manufacturing, paramedic, and medical assistant programs. We wish you well in your future endeavors!  
The Nursing Program Receives $70,000 Grant
The nursing program has received a $70,000 grant from the CT Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA) to acquire a birthing simulation mannequin. This is the third year in a row that CHEFA has supported the equipment and training needs of our program. We are grateful for their continued support. The CHEFA grant is the third received by the college in the last four years for enhancements to nursing and radiologic technology labs.
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