15 06, 2020

The Bridgewater Scholars Pilot Program

2020-06-15T20:36:23+00:00
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.

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29 05, 2020

A Look Back on Studying From Home

2020-05-29T21:12:40+00:00

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

2020-05-19T20:24:00+00:00
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!”

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14 05, 2020

Scholar Stories: Karl

2020-05-14T20:50:22+00:00

Karl told us, “Thank you NCC Foundation for all the financial help that you have given me over the years and what a big difference it has made in my life, and my pursuit of higher education.” (more…)

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5 05, 2020

Scholar Stories: Eyline

2020-05-05T20:23:40+00:00

“I wake up every day motivated,” NCC transfer scholar Eyline tells us.  Despite being only in her first semester at UConn and losing her job because of COVID-19, her determination exemplifies why keeping students on track with their academic goals is more essential now than ever.  Before successfully graduating from NCC and transferring to UConn in December, Elyse was also one of our Academic Year scholars and joined the Foundation’s mentorship program with Bridgewater Associates.

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30 04, 2020

Scholar Stories: Shahida

2020-05-01T17:57:19+00:00

This week we are wishing a swift recovery to a very brave Foundation scholar, Shahida.  Shahida earned an NCC Foundation Scholarship for 2019-20.  In addition to being a full-time student, she was also working at a local grocery store, until she tested positive for COVID-19.  Shahida sent us a photo from quarantine at home, where she is still studying and told us more about her experience.

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11 02, 2020

Coaching Program Spring Semester Workshop

2020-02-11T15:52:33+00:00

NCC Foundation Board Director Amy Richman, Pitney Bowes Head of Global Talent Acquisition and her colleague Sheryl Battles, Pitney Bowes Head of Global Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement, led an engaging presentation for our coached scholarship students this week. Pitney Bowes is a long-time champion of the Foundation. Their support makes workshops like these, and Foundation led programs like Summer Bridge Math, all possible.

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29 01, 2020

Good job!

2020-01-29T21:08:54+00:00

The average GPA of all current Foundation scholarship recipients studying at NCC was 3.31 at the end of the fall semester!

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29 01, 2020

Networking and Career Advice for NCC Scholars

2020-01-29T21:06:58+00:00
Two NCC Foundation scholarship recipients, Jersy Esquivel and Gordon Hanssen, joined finance professionals in New York City for a daylong workshop entitled, “Classroom to Boardroom, Preparing Tomorrow’s Leaders Today” at Neuberger Berman. It was a unique opportunity to gain practical advice and insights from finance professionals, as well as to learn strategies for building a resume and career path. Both students reported that they learned critical networking skills and strategies.

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