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Room 323 

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 E-News 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’s Excellence in Teaching Awards

Professor of English David Cappella with President Jack Miller (l) and Provost Carl Lovitt (r) receiving the Excellence in Teaching Award.

Two members of the University’s English Department received the Excellence in Teaching Awards earlier in March: David Cappella, a poet and author, won the award for full-time faculty, and Amanda Greenwell received the adjunct-faculty award. To learn more about CCSU’s excellent teachers, click here for a video of the winners and finalist candidates.
Community Central & CCSU Offer Free Walk-in Wellness Clinics 
CCSU Nursing senior Colleen Nightingale, Assistant Professor of Nursing Stacy Christensen, CCSU fitness instructor Michelle Traynor, and Community Central director Hannah Hurwitz examine one of the many informational diagrams at the wellness clinic located at CCSU's Community Central in downtown New Britain.
CCSU senior nursing students and students from the New Britain Health Academy have been hosting free walk-in clinics at Community Central in downtown New Britain. The clinics, offered Mondays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., provide a range of services from blood-sugar and cholesterol level check, to weight-loss counseling, and even relaxing foot soaks. The clinic is open free to anyone in the New Britain community who is 18 or older, whether they feel well or not. The Center is directed by Hannah Hurwitz and Assistant Professor of Nursing Stacy Christensen supervises the student nurses.
Blue Devil Football Players Teach Young Students Importance of Education
The Hartford Courant recently featured a story about CCSU football players engaged in a grant-funded project to work with elementary school students in understanding the importance of an education. Click here for the story. 

ITBD Offers 4 Session Series on Sales
Nationally known sales expert Duane Cashin presents a series on “How to Quickly Ignite Sales!” over 4 sessions in May and June. To learn more and register, click www.ccsu.edu/ITBD. Take advantage of the early registration discount and save.
Travelers Lecture Hall Dedicated
CCSU President Jack Miller (r) and Travelers Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis Anthony Torsiello dedicated the Travelers Lecture Hall in Vance Academic Center in late February. The dedication recognized Travelers’ strong support of CCSU and its students. President Miller noted: “We are deeply grateful to Travelers for its support of Central Connecticut State University. Travelers’ support has been essential to our ability to help our students achieve their educational goals.”
Upcoming Alumni Events!
Wednesday, April 11: Brian O’Connell Concert & Reception, , 3:00 p.m. Founders Hall. Join us for a concert by Albanian violin prodigy Brunilda Myftaraj and accompanist Nathaniel Baker for works by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and Gershwin. For information: 860-832-2554 Email: marcheselav@ccsu.edu
Wednesday, April 25: Alumni Reception for Class of 2012
Young alumni who graduated between 2009 and 2011 are invited to a reception in honor of the Class of 2012 on Wednesday, April 25 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Constitution Room, Memorial Hall.   The event provides the opportunity for renewing friendships and networking.  Refreshments will be served.  There is no charge but we request you register by using the following link www.ccsu.edu/2012 so we can plan accordingly.  Questions email alumnidept@ccsu.edu
Saturday, April 28: Alumni Night at the Theatre
You are cordially invited to attend "Alumni Night at the Theater", an event featuring a pre-performance reception followed by the play Jekyll & Hyde (Musical and Lyrics by Frank Wildhorn and Leslie Bricusse).
The event will take place on Saturday April 28, a reception will be held at 5:30 P.M. in Bellin Gallery (in the Student Center) before the play which will start at 7:00 P.M.  Tickets are $20 per person and you can pick them up at the reception.  Due to the size of the venue, a limited number of tickets are available.  If you would like to register for this event please email alumnidept@ccsu.edu  Reservations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis and are limited to 2 per alumni.
Saturday, May 5
Join us for a Kentucky Derby/Cinco de Mayo Party at Shea’s American Bar and Grill, 103 Tolland Turnpike  Manchester, CT.  The party begins at 3:00 p.m. and features food, Derby giveaways and a cash bar.   Winners OTB, which is located at Shea’s, will provide attendees (21 and over only!) the opportunity to place a wager on the derby and other races taking place around the country that day.   After the derby enjoy a live band.  CCSU alumni will have a reserved area for this event.   So we can plan accordingly please click this link to register for the event.  www.ccsu.edu/Derby
Alumni Awards
Nominations are being accepted for the 2012 Alumni Awards. The deadline for nominations is Monday, April 23.  The CCSU Alumni Association Awards recognize alumni and friends for achievements, career accomplishments, involvement in the community, and service to the University.  You are invited to nominate a deserving alumna/alumnus or friend of the University please complete a nomination form and email it to alumnidept@ccsu.edu  Click here for the nomination form and award descriptions. 
May 11-12
“Women, Leaders, & Leadership:” The 21st-Annual June Baker Higgins Conference
and the Inaugural “Women of Influence Gala” will take place on May 11-12. For information and to register, www.ccsu.edu/gala. The conference will address a wide range of issues, including politics, social justice, economics, education, health care, fine arts, religion, business, violence and conflict resolution, and racial equality. The inaugural gala will honor women who have significantly impacted CCSU or the made a significant contribution in the lives of women. Proceeds will benefit scholarships. Tickets $100.00 per person, $175.00 per couple.

SAVE THE DATE: Blue Devil Golf Classic, Friday, May 11, Stanley Golf Course

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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
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