GCC Garage Rooftop Solar Panels Provide Renewable Energy, Cost Savings

(November 2022) This past summer, the top level of the Gateway Community College garage became the college’s latest innovative effort to increase energy efficiency and independence. Working with Distributed Solar Development (DSD), Gateway completed a photovoltaic (PV) project that will bring more renewable energy – and significant cost savings – to the downtown campus. A…

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Perspective: Heidi Green Appointed GCC Associate Dean for Institutional Advancement

(November 2022) Following a national search, Heidi E. Green has been named Gateway Community College’s Associate Dean for Institutional Advancement. Heidi brings to her new position more than 20 years’ experience in community organizing, organizational operations, executive leadership, marketing and fundraising for nonprofits and higher education institutions. “Gateway welcomes every student, meets them where they…

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Mary Smith

NewAlliance Foundation Nursing Fellowship recipient; majoring in Nursing. Next Steps: 2024 graduation; working as R.N., perhaps in a drug and alcohol treatment facility; pursuing a bachelor’s degree.  ‘Becoming a nurse means I can help people like me.’  For Mary Smith, now 35, college was a “three-times-a-charm” experience. Mary ‘‘came out” at 16, but her family…

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Patricia Hall

Prof. Donald Walker Scholarship & Malakah Williams Scholarship recipient;   Majoring in Accounting.  Next Steps:  2023 graduation; becoming an accounting manager  ‘What’s important isn’t how fast I go, but that I finish the race.’  “Life started early for me,” recalls West Haven resident Patricia Hall.   After high school, Patricia, now 58, began working in the insurance…

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Neiha Nasruddin Nathani

Technology (Laptop) Scholarship;   Majoring in Early Childhood Education.  Next Steps: Pursing a master’s degree and opening her own childcare/learning center   ‘I feel at home at Gateway. It was meant to be that I came here.’  Neiha Nasruddin Nathani came to the U.S. from her native India on a student visa in early 2021 to pursue…

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Analise DeLeon

Access to Success Scholarship  Majoring in Liberal Arts and Sciences  Next Steps: Transfer to Uconn for Pre-Veterinary Bachelor’s Degree ‘Coming to Gateway was the best decision I ever made.’ Growing up, Analise DeLeon loved animals. Now 21, she recalls always having household pets, mostly dogs and cats, as well as bringing home a variety of…

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Adam Junkins

‘Knowing someone believes in me makes me try harder to succeed.’  Adam Junkins’ path to higher education was a somewhat winding road. Adam, now 28, was born in Connecticut, but his parents moved to Michigan when he was young. After his high school graduation and parents’ divorce, he and his Mom, Pam, moved back to…

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Shelley Quiala

Shelley Quiala  joined the International Festival of Arts & Ideas in August 2020 as Executive Director.  During her tenure, Arts & Ideas produced its first-ever hybrid Festival, began offering programming in Spanish, increased the racial diversity of its year-round staff from 10 percent to 50 percent, and doubled its financial and programmatic commitment to Neighborhood Festivals…

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The International Festival of Arts and Ideas

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas is a year-round organization that culminates with an annual celebration of performing arts, lectures, and conversations each summer in New Haven, Connecticut.  Arts & Ideas convenes leading artists, thought leaders, and innovators from around the world for dynamic public programs to engage, entertain, and inspire a diversity of…

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Washington Trust

Founded in 1800, Washington Trust, the oldest community bank in the nation, is one of the Northeast’s premier financial services companies. It offers a full range of financial services, including commercial banking, mortgage banking, personal banking, and wealth management and trust services, with offices located in Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. In 2015, Washington Trust’s…

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