Housatonic Community College has come a long way from its humble beginning 50 years ago. Current enrollment is roughly 6,000 making it among the highest attended community colleges in Connecticut. Two-year programs have served as career springboards for doctors, lawyers, nurses and law enforcement professionals. More than 25 years ago, the college languished in an old sewing machine building on Barnum Avenue in search of a permanent home. In 1993 then-Governor Lowell Weicker leveraged the force of his will to relocate the school Downtown in the former Hi-Ho Mall at State Street and Lafayette Boulevard. In the years since expansion has taken place to keep pace with growing enrollment.
On April 21, the school celebrates 50 years honoring The Allison Family Foundation that has donated half a million dollars to the foundation for scholarships and capacity building initiatives this year, as well as Community Service Award for developer Robert Scinto, Distinguished Alumni Award for Superior Court Judge Eddie Rodriguez and Young Alumni Award for Dr. Yusuff Abdu.
This event provides critical financial support for scholarships for high-achieving, deserving students in need.
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I would like to thank the community colleges in general. My granddaughter graduated from high school and had no idea what she wanted to do. Her mother talked her into going to her local community college which she did. After 2 years there she applied to UConns school of finance and was accepted. She made the deans list and graduated and 2 years after graduation is making in the high 5 figures. My point is with her local community college I dont know what she would be doing. Something good I am sure
should say with her
Great point, Andy. My family too.
Graduated HCC class of ’81. Going to Housatonic changed my life. Thank you HCC and congratulations on 50 great years.
They have an amazing Art Gallery.
I attended HCC a few years back. Great school, great staff.
By the way,
I earned a spot on the dean’s list of permanent academic achievement.