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of race, color, religious
creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin,
marital status, ancestry,
present or past history
of mental disorder,
learning disability or
physical disability, political belief, veteran
status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or criminal record. The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the
non-discrimination policies: Cheryl Cyr, Title
(860) 253-3045 and
Maki McHenry, Section
(860) 253-3021, Asnuntuck Community College, 170 Elm Street,
Enfield, CT 06082.
Each Tuesday representatives from area colleges come to Asnuntuck to meet with students interested in transferring to a 4-year
Please check www.asnuntuck.edu/transfer
for the most updated list of transfer events.
Photo by Julie Cotnoir
Meet with Your Advisor
Spring is coming and so is REGISTRATION! Registration for SUMMER and
FALL credit classes begins on April 7th! Plan early and meet with your advisor!
For more information, go to www.asnuntuck.edu/advising!
4/11 Final date for withdrawal from classes
4/18-20 Holiday (College
closed, no classes held)
Faculty advisors email their advisees each semester to let them know their office hours and contact information. Please REGULARLY check your ACC student email to receive correspondence from your Faculty Advisor. Students can
see their assigned advisor information on www.my.commnet.edu. You can view
current faculty advisor contact information and office hours on the advising
Register early, get the classes you need, and move one step closer to graduation!
[email protected] Issue 55 April 2014
Foundation’s Murder Mystery Dinner Held Last Month
Several well-known community members, including ACC’s Jim Lombella, Chad Glabach and Gary Carra, starred in the 11 Annual Asnuntuck
Community College Foundation’s The Case of the Malted Falcon, Murder Mystery Dinner and Auction. The event took place on Friday, March
28, 2014 at the Holiday Inn in Enfield. Proceeds will be used by the Foundation for scholarships and faculty and staff projects designed to benefit
students. Photos by Julie Cotnoir
ACC’s Foundation has
announced their spring
awards. The grant
a wa rd r ecipients
Jean Egan – Professor,
Students - fall field
trip experience; Matthew Hall – Director
of Library Services Sherry Gelbwasser
M e m o r i a l
Coach – Biology Assistant Professor and
PTK Advisor - PTK
Material Storage Location;
Demers – Fine and
Digital Arts Coordinator - Two Nikon
D3200 Digital Cameras for student loan use
in Digital Photography
for those who can’t
afford their own.
ACC’s Student Senate members, seen
here with ACC Interim President Jim
Lombella and Dean of Student Services
Katie Kelley, raised $800 for The
Wounded Warrior Project during a recent bake sale. Photo by Julie Cotnoir
Spring has sprung at Asnuntuck. It is has been a very busy month on campus. The Board of Regents has instituted faculty awards this year. A winner for each award is chosen on each campus. ACC’s winners were then forwarded to the system office for consideration for the system-wide award. ACC’s Teaching Award Winner was
Michelle Coach, ACC’s Scholarly Excellence Award Winner was Teresa Foley and ACC’s Adjunct Faculty
Award Winner was Kim McKeon. Only six of the 12 community colleges gave the award in Scholarly Excellence. Michelle Coach tied for the top Connecticut Community College system-wide Teaching Award. Congratulations to all three.
Michelle Coach and Teresa Foley.
Missing from photo Kim McKeon.
Photo by Julie Cotnoir
ACC’s Foundation held a very success Murder Mystery Dinner and Auction last month. Check out inside the
newsletter for photos from the event.
ACC’s Gary Carra and ACC’s Follett Bookstore Manager Chad
Glabach starred alongside Jackie Agruso and Carissa Pape in The
Case of The Malted Falcon. Photo by Julie Cotnoir
Speaking of the Foundation, ACC’s Foundation has recently welcomed five new members to the Board. Johnson Memorial Medical Center’s Stuart E. Rosenberg; General Manager for Hallmark Cards, Inc. Gina Fitzgerald; Owner/Principal from McCaffrey Law Firm, P.C. Carolyn L. McCaffrey, ESQ.; Director of Marketing and
Business Development for Andrew Associates Mary McCarthy and Robert Segal, Vice President and Chief
Executive for Senior Aerospace Connecticut. We thank and welcome these individuals for making a commitment to the Foundation.
Congratulations to ACC’s newest student club. Asnuntuck for Prevention and Change (APAC) which had a very
successful first event last month. Their Awareness Wednesday, featuring a workshop on “Where Do We Stand?”
was very well attended.
Asnuntuck for Prevention and Change is one of
Asnuntuck’s newest clubs. Contact Sherry
Paquette ([email protected]) at the Information Desk, for information on this club and the
many other clubs available at ACC. Photo by
Kudos to Criminal Justice Program
Nicholas P. Marocchini, currently
enrolled at Asnuntuck Community College, was selected to intern
during the 2014 Legislative Session. Nicholas was assigned to
the Transportation Committee
and assists State Senator Andrew
Maynard of the 18th Senatorial
District. The Legislative began
on February 5th and goes through
May 2nd. During this time, Nicholas will have tasks including bill
analysis & tracking, constituent
casework, liaison work, and extensive research. He will attend
screenings, committee meetings,
and public hearings. Nicholas
plans on continuing his education
and becoming a corporate attorney.
The Asnuntuck Community College Criminal Justice Program received recognition from the Enfield 4th of
July Town Celebration committee, at its recent annual dinner. Several of the past and current Asnuntuck
Criminal Justice students volunteered as security service providers at the three-day 2013 celebration. The
event needs security support 24 hours a day during the celebration, and depends on the reliability of the
volunteers to maintain a safe environment for visitors, participants and vendors.
Criminal Justice students were recognized for a job well done. Also recognized was Tim Benjamin (ACC
CJ Class of 2011) as “Rookie of the Year.” Mr. Benjamin, who recently graduated from the Department of
Correction Training Academy, was cited for his leadership on the 2013 Enfield Celebration security team.
This was Tim’s second year as a volunteer at the event. Pictured in the photo (from left to right), Chris
Fontaine Director of Event Security, Prof. Donald Boyd, Celebration Director – Earl Provencher, Tim Benjamin – “Rookie Volunteer” of the 2013 Celebration, Scott Kaupin – Town Celebration Chairman.
ACC’s Student Senate Sponsored an Open Forum Day
last month. Students were invited to attend and address
questions and concerns regarding ACC to Dean of Student Services Katie Kelley and Interim President Jim
Lombella. Pizza and soda were served.
Photo by Susan Witkowski
Student art work is on
display in the new ACC
CMP had her exhibit
featured last month (see
Victoria Oliver’s work
Visions will be on exhibit
from March 31st to April
Alex Samson’s exhibit
You Set the Scene will be
on display April 14thApril 25th.
The semester will end
with Jerry Fink’s
Industry from April 28thMay 9th.
ACC Arts Showcase
Asnuntuck Community College will be putting the spotlight on the arts this spring. A new student art gallery located adjacent to the President’s Corridor has been unveiled and ACC students’ work is being featured on a rotating basis in the ACC Corridor Gallery.
Students enrolled in a variety of Asnuntuck’s art classes will have their artwork on display during the college’s Student Arts Showcase: Spring 2014 Student Art Exhibition. An opening reception will be held on April 30th from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. The Exhibition will be on display from
April 30th to June 6th. The Student Arts Showcase will continue on May 6th at 1 p.m. with A Series of One Act Plays. The Showcase will also feature a Film Marathon: SciFi from Metropolis to
War of the Worlds on May 7th from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.
The Student Arts Showcase: Guitar II Recital will be held on May 8th at 9:30 a.m. in the auditorium. The Showcase continues with Guitar I Recital on May 8th at 11 a.m. The Showcase’s final
event will be Dance 1 Showcase on May 9th at 10 a.m.
All events are free and open to the public.
Lisa Bonner will make a second visit to ACC
on April 9th to work with students. The resume writing workshop is sponsored by
ACC’s Business Club.
Students from Asnuntuck Community College’s Creative
Writing/Poetry class will share
their poetry at a Coffee House
reading entitled Cover Your
Ears and Hold Your Tongue on
Monday, April 14, 2014. It will
take place in The Strom Conference Room from 7:00 p.m. to
Students in the class, which is
taught by Professor Emerita
Edwina Trentham, have been
reading and writing poetry
throughout the semester exploring different forms.
The following poets will be
sharing their work: Lindsey
Aguiar, Andrée Beaudoin,
Christina McNeff, Christine
Mundell, Andrea Rosato, Jacob
Runyon, Alison Sharron, Sarah
Tetro, Willie Thorpe, and Will
Torres, from Enfield; Ashley
Gustafson, Steve Squire, and
Hannah Winicki from Stafford
Springs; Zlata Gallant and Kaitlin Petrone from Ellington; Megan Arnold and Noemy Ruiz
from Suffield; Katie Riordan
from Vernon; Jamie Crepeau
from Wethersfield; and Jay
Thumar from Middletown.
Students Jacob Runyon and
Willie Thorpe will be playing
guitar throughout the evening,
and an open music and poetry
mic will follow the reading. The
reading, which is sponsored by
The Asnuntuck Poetry Club and
Asnuntuck’s poetry journal,
Freshwater, which is celebrating its Fifteenth Anniversary in May, is free and open
to the public. Refreshments
will be served, and copies of
Freshwater will be on sale. For
more information contact Edwina Trentham at 860-2533105 or [email protected]