CONNTAC Educational Opportunity Center is a federally funded program that provides free educational counseling and career planning services to individuals throughout Connecticut.

Locations and Representatives

A central office and ten satellite sites comprise the EOC. Below is a list of the EOC represenatives:

Central Office Cecilia F. Nugent, Executive Program Director
Bridgeport Shavonn Hudson, Educational Counselor
Farmington / New Britain Erica Coleman, Lead Education Counseling Coordinator
Hartford Allyce Pace, Educational Counselor
Manchester Kara Ramsey, Educational Counselor
Middletown / Meriden Margarita “Daisy” Aiken, Educational Counselor
New Haven DeShayla Shelley, Assistant Director
Norwalk / Stamford Laura Blackwell, Educational Counselor
Norwich / New London Gloria Dover, Educational Counselor
Waterbury Arlette Taylor, Educational Counselor
Willimantic/Danielson Philhemina Boone, Educational Counselor

Contact Information for MCC

Educational Counselor
Phone: 860-512-3556

Additional Information

Individuals Served

  • Adults
  • Disabled Individuals
  • Dislocated Workers
  • Dropouts
  • GED Holders
  • High School Seniors
  • Inmates / Ex-Offenders
  • Veterans

Services Provided

  • Application fee waivers
  • Financial Aid workshops
  • Group counseling
  • Coordination of college and career fairs
  • Career planning
  • College referral
  • College tutorial

Applicant Eligibility

  • U.S. citizen living in CT who is interested in post-secondary education and/or career training
  • U.S. citizen living in CT who demonstrates financial, academic, cultural, or social need
  • Note: Eligibility is determined by the EOC Counselor

The CONNTAC-EOC Counselor

  • Identifies and recruits eligible clients
  • Provides academic counseling
  • Guides career decision making
  • Suggests college referrals and effect placement
  • Guides clients to financial aid resources
  • Conducts follow-up interaction with all applicants

Application Process

  • EOC Counselor meets with individuals to describe EOC services
  • CONNTAC application is given to those interested in receiving EOC services
  • Application must be completed, sign and returned to EOC counselor with supporting documents
  • Appointments are scheduled for individual counseling sessions