This week the Foundation and Foundation Supporter Richard Koch sponsored an ice cream truck to stop by NCC’s campus to thank our nursing students for all their community service during COVID and dedication to the nursing profession. The event coincided with National Nurses Week, which recognizes nurses nationwide. Watch the video above to share in the celebration and get to know our amazing nursing students.
“The biggest challenge that I have faced in my life was being diagnosed with a chronic illness, as well as suffering from the symptoms that have come with it. Although it can be a great challenge still attending school and managing to work around my illness, accomplishing my academic endeavors despite my illness has also taught me so many life lessons that I will always carry with me.
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.
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:
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.