50th Anniversary: Town Party in Stamford

The Norwalk Community College Foundation (NCCF) held a Town Party in Stamford on June 10 at the main branch of the Ferguson Library.

The cocktail party was one of many NCCF 50th Anniversary Celebrations to be held in communities throughout Fairfield County during the coming year with a goal of raising $5 million to support NCC Student Success, scholarships, workforce development, and entrepreneurship initiatives that enable students to overcome educational barriers.

At the event, Foundation President Eleanor Riemer discussed ways the Foundation supports students at the College and provides financial assistance for top scholars in transferring to four-year institutions.

NCC President David Levinson provided a snapshot of the College from the perspective of a Stamford student and employer. NCC’s student body includes more students from Stamford (34%) than any other town or city in Connecticut.

Ann Rogers, Executive Director of the Foundation, shared a compelling video highlighting the impact of NCCF scholarships on student success. The video was underwritten by Gen Re.

NCC graduate Cindy Monroy and current NCC student Ziggy Sakalouskas, both of Stamford, shared their personal stories of how the NCCF helped them fulfill their dreams.

Piano music during the event was provided by NCC Information Technology Administrative Assistant Michelle Hilton.

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