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Hall of Fame 2023

Thank you, Sponsors. Congratulations, Honorees. 

See you next year for the 27th Annual Hall of Fame.

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26 HOF

Hall of Fame is back!  Celebrating the 26th Anniversary.  

Save November 2nd for food, drinks, networking, and fun to celebrate community, corporate, and alumni leaders, and raise essential support for CT State Community College Gateway students.  

The ticketed celebration will be in the Curran Community Center on Gateway’s campus beginning at 4:30. Commit today to sponsor all the evening’s activities and underwrite Gateway Community College Foundation’s scholarships, programs, and activities. 

Complete sponsorship information is available here. 

Buy a table or individual tickets here. 

Hall of Fame is a Bridge to Equity. The 26th Annual Hall of Fame will honor the contributions of outstanding leaders.

Meet the host committee for this year's Hall of Fame.

2023 Honorees

Lion Award

Toni Edmonds Walker

The Foundation’s most prestigious honor will be conferred for only the third time in the Foundation’s history. For her commitment…

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Corporate Award

Community Award

Garrett Sheehan

Garrett Sheehan, President & CEO, Greater New Haven Chamber, was selected to receive this award. Under Garrett’s stewardship, the Chamber has enthusiastically partnered with Gateway to strengthen connections between Gateway academic and workforce programs and the region’s employers.

Keith Churchwell, M.D.

Keith Churchwell, M.D., President, Yale New Haven Hospital, will receive the Community Award. Dr. Churchwell was the first Black President of Yale New Haven Hospital, and his knowledge and focus on racial disparities in health outcomes helped Yale New Haven build outreach programs and treatment protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic. His work bucked national trends, and…

Alumni Award

This year, Gateway re-launches its Alumni Network, recruiting alumni to support students, cement connections between the campus and the community, and act as ambassadors for Gateway. Hall of Fame will celebrate two Alumni Honorees:

Gateway Nursing and Allied Health Alumni Group

The Gateway Nursing and Allied Health Alumni Group. This informal group convened by Gateway nursing alumnus and faculty member Sam Osei, and Gateway alumna and director of the Allied Health Program Julie Austin meets to socialize and network. The loyalty and job the group’s alumni show for Gateway and one another was the inspiration for…

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Carmen Rodriguez

New Haven Alder Carmen Rodriguez, represents Ward 6, home to many Gateway students, employees and alumni. She has been a staunch supporter of Gateway with the families of prospective students and in the community at large. Alder Rodriguez is a member of Gateway’s Class of 1993.

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Hall of Fame 2023 Sponsors

Student Success

J.W. Curran Foundation

Gateway Community

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CT State President/Campus CEO

Amour Propre



Hometown Heroes

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Ruby H. Melton & Gail McAvay


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Eder Family Foundation

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Tom & Colleen Beirne

Dan Caron

Mimi Lines

Hiram & Patricia Brett

Dr. William (Terry) & Yulonda Brown

Cherron & LaKisha Jordan

Equity in Education

New Haven Bank

Housatonic Community College Foundation

Emily Byrne