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Member Spotlight: Middlesex Community College Receives $90k Grant to Help High School Students “Bridge to College”

From MxCC’s blog post on September 21, 2015: Qualifying 12th grade students at Meriden’s Maloney and Platt High Schools now have an extra level of support to help them make the crucial leap to college, thanks to a new grant received by the Middlesex Community College Foundation.  The $90,000 grant, which was awarded by the Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation, allows select students to take MxCC’s developmental math and English courses – which builds skills they will need for college, while earning them high school credit.  These students also are able to take MxCC’s “Freshman Seminar” (worth 3 college credits) which…

Member Spotlight: Relay for Life at Quinnipiac University raises more than $36,000 for cancer research

From left to right in the back row: Quinnipiac University students gather with President John L. Lahey before Relay for Life on Sept. 11-12. Front left are: Grant Arnold, Christopher Aldarelli, Matthew Morris, Quinnipiac President John L. Lahey, Abbie O’Neill, Alexis Smith and Jenna Muscarella Front left: Danielle Joyce, Alena Breton, Kathryn Pereira, Amanda Ruggieri and Julianne Darcey. Hamden, Conn. – Quinnipiac University students raised more than $36,000 during their annual Relay for Life event held on the Mount Carmel Campus and in the Athletics and Recreation Center on Sept. 11-12. More than 60 teams and 750 people participated in the…