President's Newsletter
October 2018 Recap
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Save the Date
11/5 - Advising Days, 

11/7 - Career Readiness Interactive Power Hour, MPR, 12:15-1:15 pm

11/13 - Breakfast with the 
Brass, 9:30-11 am, F-117

11/22-25 - Thanksgiving Recess, College Closed

12/16 - Last day of Fall Semester

12/25 - Christmas Day, College Closed

12/27 - Winter Session classes begin. 

In the Gallery
"Sandra Jeknavorian: Hopes for the Past, Memories of the Future" will be on display in the Gallery from October 8- November 23. Learn more here.

Faculty and Staff are  invited to display their artwork in the College gallery for the next exhibition. This show will be titled "Lifelong Learning: Students and Stewards." It is collaboration with the Adventures in Lifelong Learning students and will include selections of their work. Here is the 
Submission Sheet with more details. 

Please note the artwork drop-off date is Monday, November 26. 

Three Rivers in the News

Alumni in the News
Curcio takes the reins at New London Fire Department

Randall Realtors announces new agent in Norwich office

Dear Colleagues, 

The autumn leaves of oranges, reds, yellows and shades of green are gracing our campus, while the fall semester is peaking with a plethora of activities. Students are engaged in classroom learning, the tutoring center is abuzz with students getting additional help, and student activities is hosting a variety of events to involve students. The faculty and staff are participating in committee work here on campus and at the system office with Guided Pathways, General Education and First Year Experience committees. 

The beauty of a campus community is observing how learners of all ages make Three Rivers into a learning community. Students are developing bonds with individual faculty, fellow students, peer tutors, as well as joining student clubs and organizations.

Enjoy and support these learning communities that add value to the life of students and their learning experience at TRCC!

May you have an exciting fall semester!

With best wishes, 

Mary Ellen
Three Rivers News 
All-College Meeting 
On Friday, October 12, faculty and staff gathered for an All-College update. President Jukoski welcomed new faculty and congratulated those who have earned tenure and or been promoted. There were also updates from the cabinet in the areas of human resources, IT, the budget, student services, the registrar's office, institutional advancement, institutional research, marketing and the College Congress.  Watch it here.
Three Rivers Manufacturing  Apprenticeship Center 
Under Construction at Grasso Tech
The Manufacturing Pipeline Initiative (MPI) is a strategic partnership of 30 community partners and 137 employers. TRCC is a critical partner, providing rapid curriculum development, program implementation and collaboration as EB's demand for a trained workforce continues to grow and transform at an accelerated rate. Bret Jacobson, Program Director; Marge Valentin, Associate Dean for Workforce Development & Community Service; and Professor Mark Vesligaj have been key to the program's success. Once students graduate from these pre-apprentice programs, many continue with their studies at TRCC through EB's Apprenticeship Programs.
To meet this demand, TRCC has partnered with Grasso Tech to have a TRCC/Manufacturing Apprenticeship Center located in the high school's new facility. This space will be dedicated to the MPI initiative and will be completed August 2019. Bret Jacobson is serving as construction manager of the new lab. Below is a photo of c onstruction in progress on the Three Rivers  Manufacturing Apprenticeship Center  at Grasso Tech.
Update on Guided Pathway 
The CSCU Guided Pathways Task Force visited Three Rivers as part of its tour on Oct. 17. They provided an overview of Guided Pathways practices, an update on our current work, and answered questions. 

The CSCU Guided Pathways implementation will help students efficiently complete credentials, transfer, and attain jobs with value in the labor market. Starting with a student's end goal in mind, pathway initiatives focus on providing students with clear program maps, improving the student experience, and closing equity gaps. Visit CSCU's Guided Pathways website for more information and resources: 
Fall Festival is a Hit! 
Students danced the night away at the Fall Festival on October 25. The night featured  candy, pizza, costume contests with prizes and Laser Tag on the green!  Pictured below is Julius Caesar (Student Body President  Joe Victorino). 

Congressman Courtney Visits Three Rivers to Discuss Climate Change
Congressman Courtney spoke about the UN announcement on Climate Change and what Connecticut is doing to help curb it on October 27 with students from Diba Khan-Bureau's classes plus other students, faculty, and staff. He also spoke about Coastal Resiliency in Connecticut as well as other environmental issues affecting our state and nation. In addition, Courtney addressed concerns of the students and College community, including consolidation. Watch it here. 
Guidance  Counselor Breakfast 
Admissions, College Career Pathways, and Workforce and Community Education hosted 26 high school guidance counselors from 19 area high schools. The counselors heard about both credit and non-credit Allied Health Programs from Ray Ward and Ana Gonzales, and about credit and non-credit Manufacturing from Mark Vesligaj and Bret Jacobson. Mark also facilitated the Marshmallow Manufacturing Challenge with the group (pictured below).

Students from 11 Countries Attend  International Student Orientation 
Steve Finton snapped a selfie with students at the International Student Orientation, financial aid counselor Hong Yu Kovic, and orientation organizer Deb DiCarlo. Students met with their classmates, learned about immigration requirements for F-1 Visa students, and gathered information about the College's programs and services. Countries represented include India, Russia, China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Zambia, Haiti, Peru, Greece, Finland, and South Korea. 

News from Three Rivers College Foundation 
The 2018-2019 Annual Appeal is underway. Please consider a gift this year to help us continue supporting the areas of greatest need, helping motivated students and the professors, staff and student services professionals who instruct, encourage and inspire them. We have raised $12,203 from 33 donors so far!    
It's easy to give - you can give through payroll deduction or make a one-time donation through cash or check. Or, you can pay by credit card using our secure on-line link below. 
If you are a Charter Oak Credit Union member, donations made between $25 -$500 will be matched DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR until November 21, 2018.  Simply complete the matching gift form below and return with your pledge card. 
2017-2018 Annual Report
The Foundation was pleased to continue funding Nursing Simulation for the 2018-2019 academic year. Nurses not only need technical competencies to succeed on the job, but they also need the critical thinking skills to provide safe, effective care. Nursing Simulation provides students with opportunities to practice their clinical and decision-making skills through various real-life situational experience. Paid actors/actresses serve as patients to create real nurse-patient interaction, which students find great value in learning. 
The Foundation's Poinsettia & Wreath Sale is NOW underway!