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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.

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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:

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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.

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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.

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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:

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