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Advancement Services
Downtown Campus
185 Main Street
New Britain, CT 06051
Room 204000

Monday - Friday  8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Phone: (860) 832-1740
Fax: (860) 832-2585 


The CCSU Alumni ENews is designed to keep alumni and friends up-to-date with news from the University, including important announcements, student and alumni achievements, athletic news and upcoming events.

CCSU Honors Veterans
Central will be hosting two major events to commemorate Veterans’ Day. On November 9, The Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program and other University offices are sponsoring a panel discussion and reception honoring women veterans at CCSU. Included in the panel will be Dr. Linda Schwartz, Commissioner of Connecticut Department of Veterans’ Affairs. The event is free and open to the public and will take place on Monday, November 9, at 4:30 pm in Torp Theatre, Davidson Administration Building. 
     On Wednesday, November 11, at 3:00 p.m., CCSU will dedicate the new Veterans Monument at the Student Center Circle. The University will also award the community and University Veterans Excellence Awards, and the community recipient will receive the first Veterans Excellence Scholarship. This event, too, is free and the public is invited to attend. For more information please contact (860) 832-2838 or email gutierrezc@ccsu.edu. To contribute to the Student Veterans Excellence Award fund, www.ccsu.edu/giving.

Career Advice for Alumni
A Workshop on Personal Career Advancement & Securing Employment
This seminar session will help participants enhance their job search and provide ideas to expand personal career opportunities. The program is being offered specifically to alumni and students of CCSU as well as community members.
Topics Include:
- Knowing What You Want in a Job - How to Get a Better Position
- “Can’t Miss” Job Searching Tools - Career Advancement Strategies
- Question and Answer Period to Address Specific Needs
Date and Location: November 12, 2009; Sprague Room, CCSU’s Student Center 6-9pm
Cost: Free to CCSU students; $19 for CCSU graduates; $25 for the general public
For more information and to register: Heidi Huguley-Brown, 860-832-2276

Homecoming 2009
Homecoming 2009 was a huge success! The Blue Devils beat Sacred Heart, students were thrilled with all the on-campus activities we offered— they’re looking for even more next year!—and approximately 400 Central alums joined in the fun during Homecoming weekend. Be sure to check out the Homecoming photo gallery here. For more of the story and to read about alumni who were honored, click here.

Week 8 of the Blue Devils’ Drive to the Commissioner’s Cup.
It was another great weekend for the Blue Devils! Click here for the round-up.
     The fall seasons are winding down. If the women’s soccer team wins one of their two remaining games they will win the Northeast Conference and host the conference tournament November 6 and 8! Albany has won 18 straight NEC football games heading in to the weekend’s battle for first place.
      Join us on Family Day Saturday, October 31, and catch a great football game at noon, followed by volleyball at 4:00 p.m.

Fall Phonathon Off To Record Start
Our phonathon recently surpassed $40,000 in pledges and gifts, two months sooner than in previous fall semesters. The phonathon, which operates in the fall and spring, utilizes current students calling alumni across the country and features a computer-automated dialing system that keeps track of each caller’s performance.
     Joseph Gordon, Jr., associate director of development, said the phonathon usually reaches $40,000 the second week of December. He attributes this success to additional training sessions for callers, increasing employee retention, providing a fun work atmosphere and better-trained supervisors.
     "We have a group of students who are dedicated and hardworking," Gordon said. "I also believe Central alumni are very supportive of the University and want to be part of CCSU’s success."
     "It is crucial that alumni feel connected to the University even if they haven't been back on campus for since they graduated," Gordon said. "The students answer questions ranging from enrollment, tuition and favorite professors."
     Since the phonathon began, 25 students have received more than 700 pledges and gifts totaling almost $41,000. The phonathon goal for this semester is $50,000 in pledges and gifts from approximately 1,600 alumni.
     Private gifts provide assistance in the form of scholarships, academic, athletic and cultural enhancements, while also allowing the University to obtain educational resources for student use.
     For those who made pledges this year, we thank you and look forward to your pledge fulfillment. If you did not hear from a student and wish to put your gift to work immediately, please visit the University’s secure giving website by
clicking here.

Important NCAA News for Alumni
CCSU is responsible for insuring that staff, faculty, student-athletes, alumni, and friends abide by NCAA rules and regulations. Click
here to learn more.
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October 31, 2009
Legacy Breakfast on Family Day

November 13
CT 6 Basketball Tournament

November 16
Women’s Basketball Home Opener

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This is the latest edition of the CCSU's monthly electronic newsletter for alumni and friends of the University. It is produced by the Office of Marketing & Communications. For suggestions, comments, or questions, please contact: Mclaughlinm@ccsu.edu. To contact the Alumni Office: (860) 832-1740 - alumnidept@ccsu.edu

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