GATEWAY NEWS • SUMMER 2016

Defamation League Honors Gateway President with 2016 Torch Of Liberty Award

Each year the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) presents the Greater New Haven Torch of Liberty award to “outstanding citizens who contribute to building strong communities that are open to all people without regard to race, religion, ethnicity or sexual orientation.” Gateway Community College is proud to announce that President Dorsey L. Kendrick, Ph.D. is one of three distinguished recipients to be honored with the 2016 Torch of Liberty Award in a June 2 ceremony at Congregation Mishkan Israel in Hamden. [Read more]

Special Message from
GCC President,
Dorsey L. Kendrick

   We mourn for the lives that have been lost to violence, and the families that are suffering because of these losses, and the world that is in turmoil because of all of the hatred and despair that exist. 
   Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, "Through violence you may murder the hater, but you do not murder the hate. In fact, violence merely increase hate. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.
   So it is with each of us  at the college, let’s continue to be the beacon of light, the shining star,  the epitome of hope and the gateway to the future for the students we serve, the lives we touch and the futures we help others imagine.
   Finally Dr. King said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.” Thank you all for shining so brightly for “our community of learners."
 


COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS

Jeffrey A. Klaus Receives Gateway Community College President's Award

Honorary Associate's Degree Conferred Upon Daniel N. Caron

Frances Padilla, Universal Healthcare Foundation President, Named Commencement Keynote Speaker

GCC One of Six Connecticut Community Colleges Selected for National Dual Enrollment Initiative

GCC Early Learning Center Celebrates 2016 Week of the Young Child

GCC Hosts Red Cross Emergency Blood Drive in response to emergency call for blood and platelets

Squarespace VP, Andrew Bartholomew Speaks at GCC Small Business Center

Check out the latest Great Center Programs for professional development, personal enrichment and workforce development

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STUDENT NEWS

Step Forward Program celebrates another successful year with 11 new grads

GCC Foundation Honors Donors and Scholars at Annual Luncheon

GCC Allied Health Pinning Ceremony Celebrates 70 Members of the Class of 2016

GCC Adds 27 to Technology Honor Society Roster

Nursing Class of 2016 Celebrates 88 New Nurses at Annual Pinning Ceremony

Business Major, Felicia Hill Places 2nd in Elevator Pitch Competition

GCC Lady Lions Finish Season Strong

GCC Class of 2016 Grad Susan Howarth Is "Grateful" for Her Time at GCC


FACULTY/STAFF NEWS

Dr. Megan DeLivron
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, received the Board of Regents System-wide Teaching Award 
[Read more]

GCC Art Professor Vincent Baldassano Selected as Artist in Residence in Travia, Portugal
The Casa Das Artes, Tavira is privileged to have the first exhibition of Baldassano in Portugal. The exhibition “Re Encounter” will be held in Tavira July 3 to August 5, 2016. The exhibit will also feature the artist's recent works. [Read more]

Science Professor Wesley Winterbottom Published in In-Flow Magazine
Wes Winterbottom highlighted Twenty Years of Gateway Community College's Water Management Certificate of Achievement Program in a recent article on the importance of educating the next generation of water management professionals and the obvious advantages of attending Gateway. [Read more]

More than 1,000 Graduated in GCC Class of 2016, May 26

This year’s graduating class reached another milestone as the largest ever with 1,071 students who completed their degree and/or certification programs. The majority were General Studies and Liberal Arts majors, most of whom intend to transfer to a four-year university. [Read more]

GCC President Unveils Official College Seal
Gateway President Dorsey L. Kendrick proudly unveiled a new, official academic college seal at the college’s annual Awards Convocation as a precursor to the college’s upcoming 25th Year Celebrations. [Read more]

CGG and American Honda Announce Professional Career Automotive Training Partnership
American Honda, Inc. and Gateway Community College (GCC) are pleased to announce a new partnership to provide specialized Automotive Technology training to prepare students for careers as Honda/Acura Automotive Technicians. 
The new Honda PACT (Professional Automotive Career Training) program is designed and supported by American Honda to prepare students in the latest industry standards and specializations. [Read more]

Senator Blumenthal Attends BioTech Round Table at GCC
Gateway Community College (GCC) hosted a Biotechnology round table discussion with industry and education leaders with Senator Richard Blumenthal, who was in attendance to highlight job creation and innovation in the BioTech field. The event was spearheaded by the Senator’s office in order to join industry representatives with academics to discuss collaborations and future job prospects for students. [Read more]

Police Sergeant, Single Mom Graduates with Honors as Gateway’s Best All Around Student

Sergeant Sandra Brooks is the first person in her family to receive a college degree, after a 27 year hiatus, at Gateway's Commencement. Brooks, who is raising two daughters and working 60 hours a week as a police sergeant, took advantage of a unique initiative by the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) that provided incentive for people with some college credit to Go Back to Get Ahead. From June 2014 to March 2015, the program enrolled more than 1,400 Connecticut residents whose college education was incomplete. [Read more]

 

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GCC Adds 27 To Technology Honor Society Roster
Gateway Community College had the largest number of students (27) inducted into the Gamma Phi Chapter of Epsilon Pi Tau, an International Honor Society for Technology. GCC congratulates Byron Alvarado; Nesar Amini; Joel Aviles; Abdulwadood Aziz; Nadia Bentahir; Omer Bilivogui; Zack Bortolan; Carlos Cabral; Stephanie Cherry; Corey Clark; Imani DaSilva; Inese Duarte; Jonathan Duarte; Sarah Garcia; Rod Gonzalez; Ashlie Grasa; Toshiro Hackett; Mahmoud Hamza; William Hill; John Ireland; Daniel Montanez; Russell Munson; Donato Piroscafo; Jueda Shytko; Josue Torres; Tremain Turner; and Marian Whitney on their success. [Read more]

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