President's Newsletter
March 2017 News
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4/6 - "TRCC has Talent" Talent Show

4/10-11 - Advising Days

4/14 - Good Friday, College closed

5/5-5/19 Student Art Show

5/23 - Nursing Pinning Ceremony, 5 p.m.

5/24 - Commencement, 
5 p.m.

In the Gallery
Kellie Dougherty

Alexis Gorham

Sarah Heikkinen

Three Rivers Visual Fine Arts Exhibition featuring the work of graduating students Kellie Dougherty, Alexis Gorham and Sarah Heikkinen  | On display at The Gallery at Three Rivers through April 12. A second graduate show will follow from April 13 - 28. 

Dear Colleagues, 
March may have roared in like a lion, filled with snow and storms, but, happily, spring is near. For, in the words of Hal Borlad, "No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn." 

I hope everyone had a restful spring break, and is ready for a busy and productive April as we work towards the end of the Spring semester. 

With best wishes,

Mary Ellen
Three Rivers in the News 
Student Programs hosts 
Read Across America 
Families filled the Multi-Purpose Room to celebrate Read Across America on Friday, March 3. This event promotes literacy on Dr. Seus's birthday. Guests enjoyed book readings, free ice cream, cupcake decorating, a photo booth, and many games. 
Packed Room for Forum on "White Privilege: 
Let's Get Rid of Diversity!"
Nearly 100 people gathered on Wednesday, March 1 for an open forum on race and ethnicity hosted by Title IX Coordinator and Diversity Officer Edward Derr . Panelists included Acting Director of Financial Aid Kenneth M. Briggs, Professor of Anthropology and Music William O'Hare, and Professor of English and Interdisciplinary Studies Frederick-Douglass Knowles II. After each spoke of growing up in varied environments, the discussion opened to take questions and stories from students in the audience.
Dr. Jacqueline Phillips honored at 
The 100 Women of Color Gala & Awards 
On Friday, March 24, ConnCAS Coordinator Jacqueline Phillips was recognized at The 100 Women of Color Gala & Awards. The event
acknowledges the contributions that women in business, education, entrepreneurship, entertainment and service have made to their communities Learn more.
Professional Women's Leadership Forum
The Second Annual Professional Women's Leadership Forum took place on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, and the number of organizations that worked together to produce the forum is a  testament  to its importance. It was hosted by t he ConnCAS Program of TRCC, Sankofa Education and Leadership, Inc., TRCC Title IX Office of Diversity, TRCC Equity and Diversity Committee, the TRCC Social Justice Club, and the TRCC Active Minds Club. 

This event, which celebrated and explored women in leadership, honored women from Three Rivers and the community with achievement awards. It also featured a panel, moderated by event founder Edward Derr, that spoke to the underlying reasons that the Women's March resonated with millions. 
Click here for the full list of honorees.  

News from Three Rivers College Foundation 
"A Dream Realized" Raises Over $40,000 -  Three Rivers College Foundation hosted "A Dream Realized," a sold-out, fundraising dinner held on Friday, March 10, 2017, that raised over $40,000 for the foundation. The evening was filled with recognition and celebration of President Emeritus Grace Sawyer Jones. More than 160 guests witnessed the dedication of a lecture hall to Dr. Jones as well as the announcement of a new scholarship fund in her name, endowed by the Adventures in Lifelong Learning.  
Pictured above: Members of Adventures in Lifelong Learning present the $25,000 check for the newly endowed fund. Members of  Adventures  in Lifelong Learning stand with  President Emeritus Dr. Grace Sawyer Jones (holding check, right),   Mary Pineault, president of Adventure in Lifelong Learning (holding check, left) and Bill Stanley, p resident of the Three Rivers College Foundation Board (center, back row).  Read all about the night here.

Student Success
Madeleine Holly, a n uclear e ngineering technology student, received  a Student Award for Notable Performance in a Technical and Scientific Area - Nuclear Technology at the America Technical Education Association (AETA) conference in Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesay, March 15. Pictured from L to R: Dr. Sandra Kresbach, ATEA executive director; Dr. Jim Sherrard, TRCC professor of nuclear engineering technology; Madeline Holly; Dr. Paul Young, president of ATEA board of trustees

Justin Longton , an engineering science student, has been accepted by the NASA Connecticut Space Grant consortium for an Industrial Internship this summer! 

Environmental e ngineering technology student, Joe Clark has been accepted as a Summer Research F ellow in the Plant Health Fellows Program at Southern Connecticut State University, where he will work in  Dr. Silady's lab.

Three Rivers Spirit 

Three Rivers put on their green for St. Patrick's Day!