Category: Education

Senator Blumenthal Announced $250,000 in Federal Funding to the Stamford Public Education Foundation and Reading is FUNdamental

STAMFORD, CT – Community members gathered in the Stamford Government Center lobby on Thursday morning as Senator Richard Blumenthal announced $250,000 in federal funding for the Stamford Public Education Foundation (SPEF) and Reading is FUNdamental (RIF). The press conference began with a warm welcome from Mayor Caroline Simmons, who introduced the senator. Remarks were made…

Connecticut Lt. Governor Bysiewicz highlights Connecticut Summer at the Museum program

From July 1, 2022 to September 5, 2022, Connecticut children age 18 and under plus one accompanying Connecticut resident adult can visit participating museums free of charge through the program STAMFORD, CT – Today, Lt. Governor Bysiewicz was joined by Stamford Mayor Caroline Simmons, State Representative Hubert Delany and staff at the Bartlett Arboretum and…

Governor Lamont announces seven new technology education programs at Connecticut’s public and private colleges and universities

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont today announced the creation of seven new technology education programs at Connecticut’s public and private colleges and universities. The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) and the Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF), in partnership with the Connecticut Office of Workforce Strategy and the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community…

Huge Turnout at Careers In Manufacturing Expo

BRIDGEPORT, CT – Housatonic Community College (HCC) hosted a Careers in Manufacturing Expo 2022 on May 4, connecting 28 manufacturing firms from Connecticut with those interested in the field and prospective employees. A whopping 300 job seekers and students attended the free event to discover in-demand manufacturing positions, learn about the industry, meet employers, attend…

WCSU students receive Alumni Association Scholarships

DANBURY, CT – Western Connecticut State University’s Alumni Association recently awarded over $30,000 in scholarships to 13 undergraduate and three graduate students at an awards ceremony and dinner at the Amber Room Colonnade in Danbury. The scholarships are based on academic achievement, involvement in university and community activities and service, and are open to students…

WCSU announces new mascot identity

DANBURY, CT – After a multi-year discussion that included town halls and online balloting, Western Connecticut State University announced in April that a new mascot has been selected to represent the university. WCSU, founded in 1903 as the Danbury Normal School, has undergone several name changes and logo variations in its 119-year history; now a…