President's Newsletter
February 2019 Recap
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Save the Date
3/11-17 - Spring Break, Classes not in session

3/20 - The History of the Green Lawn Dilemma
6 pm, C101

3/27 -Addressing Climate Change and the Participation Principle, 
6 pm, C101

4/1 - 4/2 - Advising Days

5/22 - Commencement, 
5 pm

In the Gallery
"Visual Fine Arts Faculty Show" will be displayed in The Gallery at Three Rivers  through March 15, 2019. 

Three Rivers in the News
Eight local women honored at Black History Month event

Three Rivers Community College receives award

Faculty in the News

Alumni in the News

Dear Colleagues, 

With this snowy weather, it is hard to believe that spring break is right around the corner. Take the time next week to take a breath and reengage for the final push of the semester. 

Warmer weather and Commencement will be here before we know it. So enjoy spring break and come back ready to finish this semester strong. 

With best wishes, 

Mary Ellen
Three Rivers News 
Professor Mark Vesligaj Receives a Fulbright Award
Congratulations to  Professor Mark Vesligaj who has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright International Education Administrators Seminar award to Russia. The Fulbright Program aims to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries and is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government.

In March, Professor Vesligaj will travel with four other American scholars to St. Petersburg, Moscow and Tver to focus on the role of community colleges in higher education and within the local community. Read more about the award here and here
Professional Development Day focuses on Mental Health 
Faculty and staff were treated to a moving and informative Professional Development Day on February 1. The day was filled with speakers and panels that addressed "Building a Positive Classroom Culture that Supports Students' Academic and Social-Emotional Needs." It included a key note speech by Amanda Ferrari of Reliance Health, and forums by students, staff, and faculty. The day concluded with a resource forum.

There are recordings of all parts of the day, and they are available here: 
Shortly after the professional development day, Sharon Lincoln followed up with a link to the community resource page on the Three Rivers Extranet. It provides an extensive list of resources that are available for students, faculty, and staff. The web page can be found here
Three Rivers honors Black History Month with Several Programs
Three Rivers presented a variety of special events to celebrate Black History Month. There was a book signing and reading by prominent Norwich author, Lottie Scott. Sanofka Education and Leadership, Inc. and Three Rivers hosted an artistic production of Black History Month followed by an awards ceremony that honors eight local women who make a difference in the lives African American students. Read about it here.  The final event of the month was a LGBTQ and Black History Trivia Night, which was co-sponsored by outCT.

A poetry reading and signing by Professor Frederick Douglas Knowles II, who is also Hartford's first poet laureate, was rescheduled due to snowy weather and will be held March 20. 

News from Three Rivers College Foundation 
Scholarships Available for 2019-2020 Year
Over $410,000 was awarded last year. The deadline to apply is April 2, 2019. PLEASE encourage your students to apply.  Get the print application here.

Foundation continues Nursing Program Support
Standardized patients for Simulation Education has been provided by the Three Rivers College Foundation for the past two years.   
These actors/actresses serve as patients to create a real nurse-patient interaction for our students.  

Dr. Booker DeVaughn Lecture Series Open for Proposals
Do you have a great proposal for an event? We want to hear about it!  The Dr. Booker T. DeVaughn Lecture Series provides a unique opportunity for faculty and staff to bring exciting events to campus. In the past, the College has hosted world-renowned guest lecturers, a Shakespeare performance, musical concerts, classroom speakers and so many more.

Complete this form  and submit to the Advancement Office.