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Save the Date
2/9 - Center for Teaching Workshop on Open Educational Resources, 10 am - 2 pm, Middlesex CC

2/14 - All College Meeting, 12:15-1:15 pm, F-117

2/16 - Lincoln and Washington's Birthday observed, College open, Classes not in session. 

2/19 - Lincoln and Washington's Birthday observed, College Closed 

2/21 - V-Day: The Vagina Monologues

3/12-3/18 - Spring Break - Classes not in Session

3/30 - Day of Reflection, College Closed

In the Gallery

The Gallery at Three Rivers is currently showing
Vapor Fave: A Three Rivers Art Club Exhibition. The show runs through February 9, and features the work of Graham Armstrong, Sam Day, David Fontaine, Troy Helme, Hunter Lane, Ray Stephenson and Hannah Walsh. 

There will be a closing reception on Thursday, February 1 from 6:30-8:00 pm in the gallery.   

Three Rivers in the News

Dear Colleagues, 
The spring semester has gotten off to a fresh start. The halls are bustling with students attending classes and meeting professors. Everyone has adjusted to our delayed opening due to mother nature's winter wonderland. 

We started the semester with positive news from the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education that our Interim Report (5th year) was accepted, and the college received many laudatory compliments on the quality of the report, the thoughtful reflective essay and state-of-the-art classrooms, to mention a few. The semester will be busy with various faculty searches, the legislative breakfast and planning for the renovations in the A-Wing. By now, the rhythm of the spring semester has been established, and we turn the calendar to a new month -- February

Have an exciting semester! We can count on this Sunday being a nail-bitter! Go Patriots! 


Mary Ellen
Three Rivers in the News 
The Full Plate Food Pantry Ribbon Cutting
On December 7, The Full Plate Food Pantry officially opened in its new location, in D-111, with a ribbon cutting. 

The Food Pantry's new space will help improve visibility and hours, but the Pantry needs more volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Janet Hagen at 860-215-9433.    Learn more about the history of the food pantry as well as what the new space offers. 
Three Rivers Increases Resources for Homeless Students
Recent studies show that up to half of community college students are housing insecure and 14 percent are homeless, so securing resources to assist its students is a priority at Three Rivers Community College. 

The College is excited to announce that it has been awarded a $7,000 grant by the Melville Charitable Trust to fund expenses related to the educational and employment goals of homeless students. In addition to the grant funding, Three Rivers is participating in the Youth Count Survey as part of the 2018 CT Coalition to End Homelessness and has named a point person for homelessness on campus. Learn more here.
Professional Development Day Focuses on Grading Reform
Faculty and staff gathered on January 16 for Professional Development Day. After breakfast and remarks by President Jukoski and Dean Ice, faculty participated in a presentation on grading reform by Dr. Scott Brown and Brad Columbus. Above, faculty discuss the purpose of grades while in a "fish bowl."
New Student Orientation was a Hit!
The  Meet n' Greet in the Cafeteria on Thursday, January 11, was a wonderful opportunity for faculty and staff to represent their department and programs. The incoming new, readmit, and transfer students were excited to learn more about academic programs, student clubs, and campus resources. Thanks to all those who participated.
Fall 2017 Dean's List Announced
Congratulations to those students who made the Dean's List this fall!  Students earn their place on the Dean's List by receiving a 3.4 or higher grade point average based on a minimum of 12 credit hours.  The list of student names ordered by last name can be found here.
Fond Farewell to Laura Qin
Three Rivers wished a fond farewell to Laura Qin, the Director of Institutional Research.  Laura made an impact on the College in the past few years through her prompt and thorough reporting of institutional data as well as her involvement on various committees and engagement with faculty colleagues. She has moved with her family to Washington, D.C. and will be missed.  
25th Nursing Pinning Ceremony
Congratulations to the nursing class of Fall 2017. On Friday, December 15,  34 nursing students received their nursing pins, marking the completion of their nursing degree and serving as a symbol of their readiness to serve as compassionate professional caregivers.

Campus is transformed into a Winter Wonderland!
Congratulations to IT on winning the Decorate Your Office Contest! The office was transformed into a gingerbread house, complete with a carol-playing live gingerbread man, hot chocolate and a decorate-your-own gingerbread man station.  
A Very Merry Holiday Open House
Faculty and Staff gathered to wish each other a happy holiday and enjoy cannoli at the President's Holiday Open House. 

News from Three Rivers College Foundation 
Donation from Chelsea Groton
Many thanks to Chelsea Groton for their generous donation of $2,800 to support the needs assessment for the Three Rivers Sheet Metal Fabrication Program. 

Grammy Nominee to Preform on February 12
Join us for a Booker T. DeVaughn sponsored event on Monday, February 12 at 7 pm:  My Taiko Journey
by Grammy nominated musician Shoji Kameda. This free event is open to the public. Learn more here.

New Board Members Announced

The TRC Foundation board welcomed two new members: Tessa Jordan, CPA with Nicola, Yester & Company, PC, and Andrea Camoin, ChFc of Mariner Financial Group.  

Annual Appeal Sets Record Increase

Congratulations to our Three Rivers community for supporting the Annual Appeal raising nearly $30,000! This represents a 66% increase in dollars! 

Here are our parking space winners!!
January - Alycia Ziegler
February - Celeste Arrieta
March - Terry Delaney
April - June Decker
May - Kenny Briggs
June - Terri DeBarros
July - Matt Burbine
August- Mildred Holdge
September - Janet Hagen
October - Mark Vesligaj
November - Bill Dopirak
December - Mike Carta