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25 01, 2021

NCC Adapts and Prepares for the Spring Semester


The spring semester will mark a full year since the pandemic abruptly changed the way students learn at NCC.  In that time, the NCC Foundation has worked continuously to provide assistance to students.  Thanks to the generosity of you, our donors, students have received laptops, food assistance, emergency support and special remote learning kits for departments such as nursing, physical therapy and respiratory care.


NCC Adapts and Prepares for the Spring Semester2021-01-25T21:43:02+00:00
8 12, 2020

Supporting NCC Scholars-Meet a Foundation Mentor


Ricardo Arocha is beginning his second year as a mentor with the NCC Foundation.  Mentors play an important role for Foundation scholars. Among students who receive our scholarships, 30% are the first in their family to attend college, and 48% do not have a parent who completed a bachelor’s degree.  Ricardo shared why he dedicates time to being a mentor:


Supporting NCC Scholars-Meet a Foundation Mentor2020-12-11T01:23:47+00:00
14 10, 2020

NCC Foundation Elects New Board President and Welcomes New Directors


Above from left, George Reilly, President, Norwalk Community College Foundation,Tara Arnold, Board Director and Laura Sterner, Board Director

The Norwalk Community College Foundation is pleased to announce the election of George A. Reilly of Darien, an attorney with the Rucci Law Group, as president, as well as two new directors, Tara Arnold of Fairfield, Head of Community Relations at Bridgewater Associates, and Laura Sterner of New Canaan, Head of Capital Development and Investor Relations at Point72.


NCC Foundation Elects New Board President and Welcomes New Directors2020-10-20T19:53:58+00:00
6 10, 2020

Foundation Provides Study Skills Kits for NCC Nursing and Respiratory Care Students


Above, Respiratory Care students with the Foundation provided remote learning skills kit they each received, which they can use to follow online instruction this year.

This semester at NCC, future nurses and respiratory care technicians are studying so they can enter the workforce and put their skills to use taking care of patients.  There is unprecedented demand for nurses and healthcare professionals in Fairfield County. However, because of the dual challenges of remote learning and economic instability for students, attaining those skills in order to graduate and enter the workforce is more daunting than ever.


Foundation Provides Study Skills Kits for NCC Nursing and Respiratory Care Students2020-10-06T18:45:11+00:00
31 07, 2020

2019-20 Year Closes with Unparalleled Support for Students

As our academic year closes, it is the perfect time to recognize all of you who helped transform the lives of students last year.
With your help the Foundation invested more than $1.6 million in scholarships for 433 students, and nearly $1.5 million in programs and support for Norwalk Community College.
Read on for highlights from the past year:


2019-20 Year Closes with Unparalleled Support for Students2020-07-31T20:32:34+00:00
15 06, 2020

The Bridgewater Scholars Pilot Program

The Foundation is grateful and proud of the new partnership established this year with Bridgewater Associates.  Bridgewater Scholars piloted a uniquely personal mentoring group designed to bring together professional women from Bridgewater and high-achieving NCC Foundation scholarship women for a series of experiential workshops on topics such as essential business skills, business small talk, key traits of successful people, and balancing work and personal lives. Though we aren’t completely surprised, the best take-away from the program was how quickly the women got real with one another. They didn’t waste any time in opening up about both personal and professional challenges, and the group quickly formed a close bond.


The Bridgewater Scholars Pilot Program2020-06-15T20:36:23+00:00
15 06, 2020

Faculty and staff get creative in their efforts to recognize students

Above left, a special graphic to cheer on graduates from the Career Development and Experiential Learning team.  At right Dr. Anne Hermans, Program Coordinator of the Veterinary Technology program, shared a photo from a “Gradzoomation” event she held with her students.  “We had completely unofficial class awards for each student that I mailed out to them, and an interactive game,” Professor Hermans said. The online gathering provided celebratory spirit for all involved. Professor Hermans also added it was, “the first time I’ve worn graduation regalia with fuzzy slippers.”


Faculty and staff get creative in their efforts to recognize students2020-06-15T20:34:50+00:00
29 05, 2020

A Look Back on Studying From Home


Over the last few months we asked our Foundation scholars to send us their “work from home” selfies. We heard how much they missed NCC and their classmates as the classroom became their living rooms, dining rooms and bedrooms. Many studied alongside their partners, children and pets, and juggled additional work and family responsibilities.

We are proud of all our scholars for remaining focused, and successfully completing the 2019-20 academic year!

If you want to help Norwalk Community College students achieve their academic and professional goals, consider a gift to the NCC Foundation

A Look Back on Studying From Home2020-05-29T21:12:40+00:00
19 05, 2020

Scholar Stories: Jaquiline

Jaquiline was able to finish her semester thanks to the NCC Foundation’s Student Emergency Fund.  She told us, “I was having trouble because I was sharing a computer, but since I got the computer from the Foundation, it has been a life saver. So thank you so much for helping!”


Scholar Stories: Jaquiline2020-05-19T20:24:00+00:00