Today, Mark E. Ojakian, President of the Connecticut Colleges and Universities (CSCU) announced that four community colleges were selected by the White House out of sixty seven nationwide to participate in a new Second Chance Pell pilot program. The pilot program allows eligible incarcerated Americans to receive Pell Grants to pursue postsecondary education with the goal of helping them get jobs, support their families and reduce recidivism when released.
Today, Mark E. Ojakian, President of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU), was joined by Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, and Labor Commissioner Scott Jackson to announce a college enrollment program specifically for unemployed, underemployed, or other residents looking for a different career path. Asnuntuck graduate Pedro Rivera (second from left in photo), who is employed as a CNC Machinist at Aero Gear in Windsor, spoke about his experience at the college.
The Carol Rivest Memorial Foundation recently made its second donation to Asnuntuck Community College’s Foundation. Last year, the Foundation made a donation that was used for the college’s Inaugural Women’s Leadership Institute. The Carol Rivest Foundation’s mission is to raise awareness of domestic violence and abuse. Carol’s 22-year old life was cut short back in 1982, when she was shot and killed, in front of her three year-old son, by her estranged boyfriend.
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