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.

Bridgewater State University Bristol Community College Massasoit Community College Cape Cod Community College UMASS Dartmouth

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2019 Lead Advisory Graduates Celebrated at April Program

A Look Back, A Look Forward: Reflection on the Journey was the theme of the seventh and final session of the 2018-2019 CONNECT Lead Advisory Leadership Program on April 12. Twenty-eight participants from Bridgewater State University, Bristol Community College, Cape Cod Community College, Framingham State University, Massasoit Community College, and Massachusetts Maritime Academy reflected on their experience and looked ahead to the future during the celebratory event.

Members of this year’s graduating class are: Amy Barnes, Caren Collins, Eric Feibel, Sarah Landers, Denise McNulty, Lindsey McQuade, Meri Michaelson, Mary O’Neill, Christy Osborne, Heather Richards-Gay, Nadine Rodriguez, Tiffany Valente, Kerri Weed, and Donna Wood from Bridgewater State University; Dana Booker and Livia Neubert from Bristol Community College; Christine Pauk-Drake and Yuliya Garcia from Cape Cod Community College; Allison Chisholm, Wendy Davis, Andrea Dever, Amanda Haskins, Nicole Mason, and Evan Pagliuca from Framingham State University; Pamela Cerrud-Ahern from Massachusetts Maritime Academy; and Pauline Aiello, James Blandino, Evan Desatnick, and Cheryl Ryan from Massasoit Community College.

Pictured above are the 2019 program graduates. Click here for additional photos from the program.

CONNECT 2018 Annual Report Now Available

Learn more about CONNECT Partnership activities, initiatives, and accomplishments in the newly released 2018 Annual Report. Highlights include professional development programs, PK-12 outreach, STEM initiatives, and more. Click here to view the complete report.

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

High school guidance counselors from throughout Southeastern Massachusetts joined 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 included A2B pathways, Commonwealth Commitment, and other programs for special populations that are available on our campuses. Click here for additional information & photos from the program.

CONNECT campus news & events

The Garcia Project in Concert at Cape Cod Community College

Don't miss The Garcia Project, the nation's top touring tribute to the classic Jerry Garcia Band, at Cape Cod Community College's Tilden Arts Center on Saturday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. The band recreates classic JGB set lists from 1976-1995, paying special attention to the arrangements and feel of the specific eras. General admission student tickets are available for $10. Click here for additional information and tickets.

Marine Renewable Energy Conference is May 23 in Fall River

Pioneering Ocean Energy Innovation in New England: Wind and Water is the theme of UMASS Dartmouth's Marine Renewable Energy Conference on May 23 at the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, 151 Martine Street, Fall River. The conference will gather experts in offshore wind, wave, and tidal energy to discuss the state of play in the implementation of marine renewables and implications for the creation of a supply chain ecosystem to drive economic development on the South Coast. Click here for additional information and to register.

The Wizard of Oz Coming to BSU this July

The beloved tale The Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum (music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg), tells the story of Dorothy Gale, a young woman living on a Kansas farm with her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry, dreaming of escaping her mundane life. When a twister strikes the family farm, Dorothy and Toto are whisked over the rainbow to a far-away land filled with colorful characters and daring adventures; some who become her truest friends. The Scarecrow, Lion, and Tin Man journey with Dorothy to meet The Wizard in which they find out a shocking secret! Ultimately, Dorothy discovers the truth that not everyone is who they say they are and the delightful power that there really is "no place like home." Presented by the Family Performing Arts Center, performances are July 19-21 and 26-28. Click here for additional information and tickets.