Gateway Celebrates New Nurses with Traditional Pins 

CT State Community College Gateway welcomed its newest nurses into the profession with a May 16th pinning ceremony at Southern Connecticut State University. A tradition dating back to the Crusades, pinning commemorates Florence Nightingale, who was awarded the Red Cross of St. George during the Crimean War. Nightingale, the mother of modern nursing, shared this…

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CT State Community College Gateway Celebrates Academic Awards

The CT State Community College 2024 Dean’s Academic Awards Ceremony was held Thursday May 16, in the Curran Community Room. Fifty-eight exceptional students were recognized with departmental and programmatic achievement awards. Gateway’s 2024 graduates are members of the inaugural class of CT State Community College, the nation’s 7th largest community college, a majority minority college…

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CT State Gateway Celebrates the Inaugural Graduating Class of 2024

The sun shone down May 23, 2024, as Gateway’s graduation speakers offered their congratulations and counsel to the first graduates of CT State Community College Gateway. Speakers included CT State Community College President John Maduko, M.D.; Gateway’s Interim CEO Scott Kalicki, Ph.D., and Alumna Stacy Walker, an inspirational speaker and tenured Gateway professor. Cristian Montanez,…

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Mareshah White

Mareshah White, a dedicated student and passionate advocate for social justice andequity, is making a significant impact in her community. Her commitment has earned herthe Melton/McAvay Social Justice and Equity Fellowship.Despite the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, Mareshah began her academic journeyat Gateway Community College, majoring in Liberal Arts and Sciences. This explorationled her to…

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Meet Future Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Sonia Salay

Spring Class of 2024Major: Nutrition & DieteticsHometown Piura, Peru“From the moment I set foot in this country, leaving Peru behind, I was faced with thechallenge of mastering English. My journey led me to the doors of CT State Gateway. Here, Inot only studied English but also fell in love with the vibrant atmosphere and thesupportive…

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Ezekiel Farombi

For Ezekiel Farombi, a career as a nurse practitioner has long been a dream and a goal. That’sbecause of his love for the medical field, and how heartbroken he gets when he sees people in thehospital with various health challenges waiting endlessly for treatment – especially children andthe elderly.His plan is for his education at…

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Mohamed Alhaji Ngombulango

Mohamed Alhaji Ngombulango “I have been, and will always be, dedicated to bringing changewhere need be.” That is the perspective of Mohamed Alhaji Ngombulango, who emphasizes that“there is a need for more health practitioners in every health sector. I have always had a dream tomake changes to the health sector by being a nurse.”Mohamed, selected…

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Justin Patrick

Meet Justin Patrick, the 2023 recipient of the Thomas and Barbara Griggs Railroad Scholarship.Currently a Geometry Engineer at Amtrak, Justin is dedicated to ensuring the safety of ourNortheast corridor’s tracks while pursuing his degree at Gateway Community College.Justin’s ambition doesn’t stop there. He aspires to return as a mentor, equipped with his gainedknowledge and experience,…

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Latrees Atkinson

Latrees Atkinson has been working in a hospital for 18 years, and readily shares that “nursingtakes patience, compassion, and intuitive and critical thinking. Patients are not only relying on usto take care of them,” she explains, “but to be efficient, follow the health guides, and make themfeel at home.” Through the years, she has seen…

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