GATEWAY NEWS • WINTER 2016-17
New England Association of Schools and Colleges Reaffirms GCC's Accreditation
In a Dec. 5 letter to GCC President Dorsey L. Kendrick, the Commission commended the college for its work in increasing retention and graduation rates, citing the college’s student services, advising, disabilities and transfer services and co-curricular activities that “foster opportunities for students’ personal development and growth,” as strengths. Also noted among the college’s strengths were New Student Advising and Registration (NSAR), the Mentoring Program, extensive tutoring options and Male Involvement programs.
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COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS

A New Year's Message from President Kendrick
Now that 2016 has come to a close, and we enter a new year, my wish for you and your loved ones is that you have a year full of hope for the future, joy for today, and the determination that we—as a community —will receive all that we need to have a positive impact and make a difference in the world.

Gateway’s college community embodies a mission that goes above and beyond the provision of higher education. With open hearts that serve others with caring, sharing and loving support, we strive to provide a learning environment where all students feel accepted and safe as they pursue their educational goals.

We are grateful for the blessings of the past year, and look forward to the joys and challenges that the New Year may bring.

On behalf of the faculty and staff, I wish you a peaceful and joyous 2017, and a hopeful future! 

Watch the GCC Year in Review Video Here      

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SUPER SATURDAY
ONE-STOP REGISTRATION JAN. 7 - 9AM TO 2PM
Faculty and staff will be available to help students register for Spring 2017. Classes start January 19.

 

President Ojakian and Commissioner Connolly Lead Veteran Roundtable
CSCU President Mark Ojakian and Connecticut Commissioner of Veteran’s Affairs Sean Connolly held a Nov. 15 roundtable discussion at GCC on the current state of Veteran’s services. [Read more]

 

GCC Launches National Veteran's Week With Free
Small Business Workshop

Gateway kicked off National Veteran’s Week (VW), Nov. 5 to 11, on Monday, Oct. 31 with a free workshop for veterans and their spouses interested in starting and/or growing a small business.The workshop was presented by the United States Small Business Administration, the City of New Haven and SCORE, and Gateway Community College. [Read more]

Veterans Art Exhibit
The GCC Office of Veteran’s Affairs hosted two important events in honor of Veteran’s Day. The NewAlliance Art Gallery opened on Nov. 7 with Remembering and Remembrance, in partnership with the Giant Steps Program, an ongoing group-oriented recovery program for Veterans who are encouraged to use the creative arts alongside other therapies that assist with adjusting to life after service. The show featured watercolors, acrylics, oils, and other media. Remembering and Remembrance was on display from Nov. 8-11. [Read more]

NY Times David Brooks Kicks off Third Yale@Gateway Speaker Series
David Brooks, distinguished practitioner in Grand Strategy and current New York Times Op-Ed columnist, gave a talk entitled, “Gateway to What?” Formerly a senior editor at The Weekly Standard, and a contributing editor at Newsweek and the Atlantic Monthly, Brooks is currently a weekly commentator on “The Newshour with Jim Lehrer.” His articles have appeared in the The New Yorker, Forbes, the Washington Post, and The Public Interest. [Read more]

Akhil Reed Amar on The Constitution and the Election
The Yale@Gateway series continued Nov. 7 with a special election-eve conversation with Akhil Reed Amar who spoke about the constitutional implications of the 2016 Presidential Election. [read more]

Watch past Yale@Gateway Series conversations here

GCC Marks National Hispanic Heritage Month with a Screening of the Borinqueneers
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Gateway Community College presented a screening of The Borinqueneers, a 78 minute documentary about a never-before-told chronicle of the 65th Infantry Regiment, the only all-Puerto Rican regiment in the United States Army and recent recipients of the Congressional Gold Medal. [Read more]

GCC Students Receive Free Tax Prep Assistance
Gateway Community College, in cooperation with the IRS and New Financial Life Corporation of New Haven, will once again offer free 2016 Federal and CT income tax preparation to students with an income under $54,000. Hundreds of GCC students have benefited from this free program over the past several years. More than $1 million in refunds was generated for GCC students who participated in 2016. [Read more]

DeSantis to Kick Off 2017 C.O.O.K. Series 
The Gateway Community College Foundation (GCCF) is pleased to announce that Ron DeSantis, director of Culinary Excellence and Quality for Yale Dining, will kick off the 2017 Chefs Of Our Kitchen (C.O.O.K.) series. DeSantis has been Yale’s Director of Culinary Excellence and Quality for Yale Dining since 2011, and is in charge of leading all culinary initiatives, running training programs for chefs and dining hall staff and improving recipes and food. Tickets include a pre-event reception in Gateway’s NewAlliance Foundation Art Gallery; a cookbook, and a memoir or recipe booklet. Meet the author/chef, enjoy a three-course meal prepared by the featured chef and Gateway Community College Culinary and Hospitality students; and free parking. [Read more]

FACULTY & STAFF HIGHLIGHTS

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Elizabeth Vega was recognized by ACES Business Advisory Council for her work with ACES students at Gateway Community College. She accepted the honor on behalf of the College.
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The Faculty Advisory Committee to the Board of Regents invites proposals to present on April 7, 2017 at Central Connecticut State University! Proposals can be submitted to:

2017 FAC conference submission form

GCC Student Abdur Wali, III, Participates in White abdur-summit2-(1).jpgHouse Summit
Gateway student Abdur Wali, III, attended a White House Summit on Educational Excellence For African Americans on Dec. 5, where he served as a panelist for a discussion on “Campus Climate: Feeling Safe, Engaged and Supported.” [Read more]


GCC Alumni Basketball Game Raises Funds for Athletics
Gateway students, faculty, staff and alumni gathered for an afternoon of food and sport and raised $765.00 to support the athletic program at GCC.  Gateway is the only community college in the state to retain an athletic program. [Read more]

2016-2017 NJCAA Division III
Gateway Community College Women’s Basketball Team is Ranked Number 9 in the Country!

Dejah Lanier is number 13 in the country in scoring (20.8 per game)

Tiarrah (Rah) Thompson is number 21 in the country in scoring (19.4 per game) Thompson is also number 4 in the country in rebounds (14.6 per game)

Brae Stewart is number 2 in the country in assists (7.5 game)

STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS

GCC Business Majors Sweep Elevator Pitch Competition
Students from the Entrepreneurial Studies classes competed in the 2016 competition at the University of Bridgeport [read more]

GCC Foundation Scholarship Applications will be available Feb. 6 at www.GatewayFDN.org

Application for Spring 2017 graduation now available here
For information on how to apply for graduation visit the GCC website.

 

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