President's Newsletter
January 2019 Recap
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Save the Date
2/1 - Professional Day

2/14 - Valentines for You! , 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, F-117

2/15 - President's Recess, Classes not in session

2/18 - Washington's Birthday, College Closed

2/20 - Club Carnival, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, F-117

3/1 - Read Across America, 5 pm, F-117

3/11-17 - Spring Break, Classes not in session

4/1-4/2 - Advising Days

In the Gallery
"Visual Fine Arts Faculty Show" will be displayed in The Gallery at Three Rivers beginning on February 6.  The opening reception will be held Wednesday, February 6 from 5:30-7:30 pm. 

The exhibition runs through March 15, 2019. 

Three Rivers in the News

College system president urges suspension of tuition payments for students impacted by shutdown

Students in the News
Three Rivers honors nursing graduates with pinning ceremony

Dear Colleagues, 

The spring semester has sprung! We are back in the thick of it as hallways are teeming with students. 

Thank you, student services, for working so hard to keep enrollment steady. And thanks to the faculty for your efforts in helping our students start out the semester on the right foot. 

I hope you all have an engaging and productive February. 

With best wishes, 

Mary Ellen
Three Rivers News 
Three Rivers Named a 2019-2020 Military Friendly School
Three Rivers is pleased to announce that it has earned the Bronze 2019-2020 Military Friendly® School designation. Each year, the prestigious list of Military Friendly® Schools is provided to service members, veterans and their families, helping them select the best college to receive the education and training needed to pursue a civilian career.

To earn the Bronze Military Friendly® School designation, Three Rivers met thresholds for Student Retention, Graduation, Job Placement, Loan Repayment, Persistence (Degree Advancement or Transfer) and Loan Default rates for all students and, specifically, for student veterans.  Read more here.
Three Rivers Community College Receives $95,018 Rebate for Energy Efficient Lighting Upgrade
After a multi-year process, Three Rivers has completed an LED lighting upgrade throughout the campus and was awarded a rebate of $95,018 by Norwich Public Utilities through their Lighting Retrofit Program. Chris LaRose, Acting General Manager of Norwich Public Utilities, presented the check to Mary Ellen Jukoski, President of Three Rivers Community College. Read more here.

Early Childhood Legislative Breakfast a Success
Professor Sheila Skahan orchestrated the The State of Early Childhood in SECT Legislative Breakfast on January 25. The conversation between legislators, childcare providers, and families was moderated by Merrill Gay, Executive Director of the Early Childhood Alliance. The conversations touched on the impact of raising the minimum wage, parity among early childhood funding streams, access to preschool, and challenges relating to background checks. 
Super Saturday Assists 86 Students
Super Saturday on January 12 was a success! Among many other things, 86 students were serviced with 68 registered, and 18 placement tested. Jammin' 107.7 did a live broadcast from 9 am to 12 pm and featured 8 faculty, staff, and student interviews. The radio presence added a fun positive vibe to the day. Thank you to all faculty and staff who assisted with Super Saturday.
Enrollment Numbers reach 3,577
Staff in student services have been working for weeks to bolster enrollment numbers. Currently there are 3,577 registered students. Numbers are not considered final until February 14, and students are still registering so numbers may climb even higher! 
Pamela Williams appointed Acting Director of the Library
Pamela Williams, Reference Librarian at Three Rivers, has been named Acting Director of the Library. 
Pam has worked at the College for the past nine years as a Reference & Instruction Librarian. She has a thorough understanding of all the services provided by the College library and is a certified Alma Administrator who is deeply involved with the different functions of this new integrated library system. In addition to her role as Reference and Instruction Librarian, she oversees systems, inter-library loans, acquisitions, and troubleshooting cataloging as needed.  Pam provides thoughtful guidance and appropriate direction not only to library personnel but to students who seek her assistance. 
News from Three Rivers College Foundation 
Dime Bank employees across the region selected the Three Rivers College Foundation as the recipient of their DRESS DOWN DAY,  raising $255!
Assistant Branch Manager, Mike Wren, Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager, Stacy Taylor, Vice President Commercial Loan Officer, Chris Gauthier, Assistant Director of Institutional Advancement, present the check to Meghan La Casse, Assistant Director of Institutional Advancement
Funding Opportunities 
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 much more.
Would you like to bring in a guest lecturer or performer? Fill out the following form to apply:  Booker T. DeVaughn Lecture Series Application 
Professional Development is a key component in maintaining our vibrant community at Three Rivers. The Three Rivers College Foundation has a number of funding opportunities that allow for faculty and staff to apply for professional development. 
Past recipients have utilized funding for conferences, coursework, leadership events, training, etc. Use these forms to apply: 

There are also funding opportunities available that will benefit the College and/or students. Fill out the form below to apply:

Contact Betty or Meghan in the Advancement Office (C-211) if you have questions or need additional assistance.