Manchester Community College Foundation has received a $50,000 grant from Hartford Foundation for Public Giving to fund scholarships for MCC students during the 2021-22 academic year.
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Manchester Community College has announced that Sarah Hocutt, of East Windsor, is valedictorian for the Class of 2021, and the salutatorian is JoDee Cyr, of Newington.
Retiring part-time Lecturer Tom Barret, who is a practicing attorney and mediator with the West Hartford-based firm of Litigation Alternatives, Inc., was also inducted as an honorary member of the MCC chapter of LEX.
Nine Manchester Community College students were inducted into the Gamma Phi chapter of Epsilon Pi Tau, the international honor society that recognizes current and future leaders in technology professions. The Gamma Phi chapter represents all of the community colleges in Connecticut.
Jessica Zolciak, a resident of Suffield, has served as a part-time lecturer at MCC since 2014.
As Connecticut gradually returns to pre-pandemic business status, MCC is opening the campus to more on-ground and hybrid offerings, in addition to online classes.
Dr. Carol Curchoe Burton ’00, a native of South Windsor now based in San Diego, is the founder of ART Compass, (www.artcompass.io) a mobile application platform for in vitro fertilization laboratory management. She was awarded the Manchester Community College Alumna of the Year award in 2019.
MCC registration will open for new and transfer students on April 20. Fall classes start on Thursday, August 26, and applications are being accepted online. There is no cost to apply, and the application and enrollment information can be found at www.manchestercc.edu/enrollment.
This year’s MCC team members are Geeta Khade, of Vernon/Rockville; Gideon Osei Bonsu, of Manchester; and Nadia Zuniga, of East Hartford. They will be honored at a virtual All-Connecticut ceremony on April 16.
New and continuing students enrolled part- or full-time in a credit degree or certificate program are eligible. Each semester, scholarships awarded through the support of MCC Foundation’s many generous donors help hundreds of deserving students achieve their academic dreams.