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CCSU Alumni E-News, February 2011

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.

How is Your Life Better Because There is a CCSU?

President Jack Miller has challenged the University to make life better for the people of Connecticut--not only through providing an excellent education preparing students for rewarding lives. Beyond that.

Some of the ways we already do: our ITBD develops new businesses; students and faculty work with the City of New Britain on issues of homelessness and sustainability; we offer exciting cultural and athletic events; and our annual estimated economic impact of $600 million benefits everyone in the state.

But we're interested in you: how is your life better because there is a CCSU?  Send us your thoughts so we can see what's working for you: alumninews@ccsu.edu

CCSU Students Win VEX Robotics Competition


CCSU students (l-r) Rachael Kane of Manchester, Ben Haase of Middlebury, and Johnny Kassay of Seymour captured first place in the college division during the regional VEX competition hosted at the California University of Pennsylvania. VEX Robotics, Inc. based in Greenville, TX is an industry leader in robotics education.

The CCSU students, all majors in technology and engineering education, competed with two robots they had created during the Robot Design and Construction course taught this fall by David Sianez, assistant professor of Technology and Engineering Education. The CCSU team ousted four opponents, including teams from California University and Vaughn College of Aeronautics & Technology in Queens, N.Y.

The regional win qualified the CCSU team for the 2011 VEX Robotics World Championship to be held in April at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney World in Florida. CCSU will be competing against the top teams chosen from more than 20 countries.

Men's Blue Devil Track Team Wins NEC Indoor Championship

CCSU's men's track team claimed the 2011 Northeast Conference Indoor Track & Field Championship in February. This is the Blue Devils first NEC Track Championship. Sophomore Aaron Radden was named the NEC's Most Valuable Performer and also took Most Outstanding Track Performer honors for the second consecutive year. Freshman Denzell Jones was named NEC Most Outstanding Rookie.


The Blue Devils have climbed from 11th in the conference to first in only three years. This is the second championship of the 2010-11 year for the Blue Devil runners after earning a NEC Cross Country Championship during the Fall. More information.

Upcoming Alumni Events


Gala Benefit Concert and Reception CCSU University Singers, March 5, 7:30 PM. Trinity-on-Main Performance Center, 69 Main Street, New Britain. Tickets: $25 each (includes reception); credit card: CENtix 860-832-1989; check: perry@ccsu.edu for information.


Wine Tasting, March 11, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Memorial Hall, Reservations required. Tickets $30.00 per person. Proceeds to benefit Blue Devil Football. Tickets: www.ccsu.edu/wine or 860-832-1740.


Brian O’Connell 3rd Annual Lecture Series, April 7, 3:30
PM,  Constitution Room
Author Benjamin Nugent, American Nerd;  Contact Laura Marchese: 860-832-2554; marcheselav@ccsu.edu

Alumni in the News

Donna Leonowich, a Cheshire resident, has been appointed interim Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs at Middlesex Community College in Middletown. Leonowich earned a bachelor's in Marketing and Distributive Education and a master's in Technical and Vocational Education from Central.

Greg Ziogas, former principal of Plainville High School, has been chosen to lead Manchester High School as interim principal. Ziogas has a sixth-year degree in administration and a master of administration degree from Central.

The Connecticut Association of Schools has selected East Hartford High School’s Michelle Marion as its 2011 Assistant Principal of the Year. She’ll receive the award in Washington, DC in March. Marion was a social studies teacher for eight years before becoming assistant principal five years ago. She earned her master's degree and sixth-year certificate from Central.

Classic Films Fridays

Spring Film Series. All films preceded by lecture. All events begin at 1:30 pm and take place on campus in Davidson Hall, Torp Theatre. Click here for more information.

Mrs. Miniver (1942)
Friday, March 04, 2011

Double Indemnity (1944)
Friday, April 08, 2011

Adam’s Rib (1949)
Friday, April 29, 2011

Roman Holiday (1953)
Friday, May 06, 2011

For more information: Professor Gil Gigliotti: Gigliotti@ccsu.edu

CCSUCCESS Campaign for Annual Giving


Your support of Annual Giving helps ensure that current and future students have access to the educational excellence that defines CCSU. To make a secure online gift, please click here.

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