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9/3 - Labor Day - college closed

9/4 - Welcome Week Kickoff, 1:30-3:00 pm on the Cafeteria Green

9/5 - Get the Scoop, Cafeteria, 12:30-1:30 pm

9/6 - Faculty & Staff Mix & Mingle BBQ, Cafeteria Green, 12:30-2:30 pm

9/7 - Jurassic Park, Cafeteria Green, Sunset

9/19 - Fresh Check Day, Cafeteria Green, 11:00 am-2:00 pm

9/21 - Professional Development Day

9/23 - American Heart Association Walk

10/17-18 - College Transfer Fair, Cafeteria

In the Gallery
A Pop-up Makerspace has taken over The Gallery at Three Rivers for the month of September. The intent of the makerspace is to promote active learning, team building, and multidisciplinary approaches to inquiry and creating.  Learn more here.

The opening reception will be held on Wednesday, September 5 from 12:30-1:30 pm. 

Three Rivers in the News


Students in the News
Drag's transformative power reaches New London 

Faculty in the News
Even after retirement, Groton Long Point police chief to serve community 

Alumni in the News
Pair of Norwich police officers promoted; will lead midnight shift

Dear Colleagues, 
I want to welcome all of you to the start of the 2018-2019 Academic Year!  I hope each of you has found some time to relax this summer.  I especially want to welcome the new faculty and staff who are joining Three Rivers, and I look forward to introducing you to the Three Rivers community at our Professional Development Day on September 21st. 

At Professional Development Day, I will be reviewing  the four goals of the Strategic Plan: Student Success, Image, Stewardship, and Partnership. Some of these priorities we will be focusing on include:
  • increasing the percentage of students enrolled full time;
  • increasing the number of students retained fall-to-spring and fall-to-fall;
  • growing the numbers of students enrolled in the online general studies program;
  • increasing student graduation rates; and
  • reviewing low enrolled programs to determine their viability.
As we start the new year, know that we have the pleasure and the privilege of touching lives through the transformative power of education. 

Have a meaningful year and one that provides enjoyment as you journey through the semester!

With best wishes, 

Mary Ellen
Three Rivers News 
New Fully Online General Studies Associate Degree Now Available!
Three Rivers is excited to announce its first fully online degree program, General Studies, A.S. With online courses that can fit every schedule and one of the lowest college tuitions in the country, this new program can either jump start students on a career or provide a direct pathway to a bachelor's degree. Learn more here.
Montville Job Center Grand Opening
On July 27, President Jukoski spoke at the American Job Center Grand Opening in Montville. The Center partners with federal, state, and local organizations to act as a one-stop resource for job seekers and businesses, providing a number of workforce development and career services. At the opening, President Jukoski announced that the Three Rivers manufacturing program will be moving to new facilities  at Grasso Tech starting in Fall 2019.
Felicitations! Hear-hear! Kudos!
Congratulations to Dr. Kem Barfield for  earning his Ed.D. from Capella University. Great job to Jackie Staller for receiving  a Certificate in Early Childhood Development from Three Rivers and to Valerie Smith for completing the  Leadership Eastern CT Program through the  Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT!
Super Saturday Helps 82 Students! 
Super Saturday on August 4 was a success! Among many other things, 82 students were serviced with 56 registered, 75 were advised and 40 were placement tested. Se venty-five percent of the students who attended Super Saturday and completed the survey were NEW students. Thank you to all faculty and staff who assisted with Super Saturday.
New CSCU Scholarship Available!  
The  Donofrio Public Media Scholarship is targeted to students interested in careers in media and/or communications. The scholarship is available to second year, full-time CSCU community college students who are studying in the fields of communications, journalism, broadcasting, television production, digital arts, digital media production, or marketing. Part-time students are eligible if the scholarship increases the number of credits that can be taken allowing students to accelerate their associate degree program.  Students will need to demonstrate need on their FAFSA but do not have to be receiving aid.

Students must turn in their applications by September 17th and a decision will be made by the end of the month.  Get the application here.
Calling all Artists!
All faculty and staff are  invited to display their  artwork in the College gallery this fall in the show "Lifelong Learning: Students and Stewards." It is a collaboration with the Adventures in Lifelong Learning students and will also include selections of their work. 
Interested? Find the Submission Sheet here.  Please contact Sandra Jeknavorian with any questions: 860-215-9439 or
News from Three Rivers College Foundation 
There's still time to become a sponsor or register to golf in the Golf Classic!
The 21st Annual Three Rivers College Foundation Golf Classic will be held on Monday, September 17 at Fox Hopyard Golf Club.  Over the past two decades, the Golf Classic has raised nearly one million dollars to fund college initiatives and programs, student scholarships, books, classroom equipment and so much more. 

Student Success
Congratulations to the recently graduated Design Engineering class in the Manufacturing Pipeline Program. This is the sixth class to graduate and nearly all have conditional offers from Electric Boat.
From left to right: Michael Reilly, Glen Vrabel, Brendan Blazas, Keith Machi, Ronald Henk, Joel Hickey (holding certificate), Jason Mioduszewski, Thomas Hall, Gabriel Luongo, Elizabeth Friskey, Dylan Lord, Andrew Hitchcock, Andre Vanchot. Jonathan Maloy (not shown).

All summer long the Environmental Engineering Technology and TRUE students have tended a garden behind the CUP building. They harvested and donated the produce to the Gemma Moran Food Bank, who appreciated wholesome, healthy, organic, and delicious fresh produce for those in need.