A Southeastern Massachusetts Public Higher Education Partnership

CONNECT'S MISSION: Leveraging the quality, strength, resources and excellence of the six public higher education institutions of CONNECT, it is our mission to enhance educational effectiveness and efficiency while improving student success, increasing educational attainment, advancing economic health, and strengthening cultural life throughout the region.

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Making Connections with Public Higher Education Event is March 29 at UMASS Dartmouth

High school guidance counselors from throughout Southeastern Massachusetts will join CONNECT admissions and transfer professionals to learn about new opportunities and higher education pathways for high school students at the March 29th Making Connections with Public Higher Education event at UMASS Dartmouth. Relevant topics will include A2B pathways, Commonwealth Commitment, financial benefits, reverse transfer, and more. Attendance at this event is free but registration is required. Click here for additional information and to register today.

New Echoes & Reflections Session is April 13 at BSU -- Register Today!

Southeastern Massachusetts middle and high school educators are invited to attend a free upcoming workshop offered by Echoes & Reflections – an organization which provides “Holocaust educational materials and dynamic content, empowering teachers and students with the insight needed to question the past and foresight to impact the future.”

“Jewish Refugees & the Holocaust - Connecting the Past with Today” is Saturday, April 13, from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., at Bridgewater State University. As the world struggles with the largest refugee crisis since WWII, Echoes & Reflections content can help examine the barriers to immigration and the unwillingness of the free world to accept refugees during the Holocaust. This timely learning opportunity supports educators to make meaningful connections with their students to similar issues affecting people and nations today. Attendance is FREE but registration is required. Click here to register today.

Previous Echoes and Reflections workshops include "Teaching the Holocaust – Empowering Students" on October 29 at Massasoit Community College, and “Creating Context for Teaching (Elie Wiesel’s) Night” on October 30 at Bridgewater State University.

CONNECT Key Talent Alumni Reunite

Alumni from CONNECT’s Key Talent Professional Development Program gathered at BSU recently to share updates, engage in activities, and network. Thirty-five participants, representing all four cohorts, attended this first ever alumni event. Attendees were: Jennifer Boulay, Lynne Brodeur & Katie Spavento from Bristol Community College; Stacey Betts from Bunker Hill Community College; Kelley Baran, Joanna Boeing-Bratton, Ed Cabellon, Jim Currie, Betsy Dubuque, Kathleen Frazer, Trish Jones, Reid Kimball, Jaime Knight, Marybeth Lamb, Kara Lees, Tiffany Macauley, Dan McHugh, Ed Thibodeau & Joe Wolk from Bridgewater State University; Jill Gardosik & Rebecca Hawk from Framingham State University; Kelly Carrico, Willvia Francois, Michelle Hughes, Paul Key, James Lynch, Alessandra Monteiro, Patricia Naughton & Rachel Zyirek from Massasoit Community College; and Melissa Costa, Elena Glatman & Mike Marino from UMASS Dartmouth.

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Save the Date - Bristol Cake Show & Competition is April 6 & 7

Visit Bristol Community College's Fall River Campus for the 12th Annual Cake Show & Competition on April 6 & 7, 2019. The weekend features several cake competitions along with tastings, decorating classes, vendor demonstrations, an artisan marketplace, and daily raffles. This year's theme is Wonders of The Natural World. Click here for additional information on this tasteful event.