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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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CONNECT Institutions to Host FREE Echoes & Reflections Programs for Middle & High School Educators

Southeastern Massachusetts middle and high school educators are invited to attend free upcoming workshops 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.” The first of three sessions, "Teaching the Holocaust – Empowering Students" is Monday, October 29, from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., at Massasoit Community College. Session two, “Creating Context for Teaching (Elie Wiesel’s) Night” is Tuesday, October 30, from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., at Bridgewater State University. The final session, "Jewish Refugees & the Holocaust" is Thursday, November 1, from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., at Bridgewater State University. Attendance at these workshops is FREE but registration is required. Click on the links above to register for one, two, or all three sessions.

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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Two CONNECT CEOs Celebrated at Inaugurations

UMASS Dartmouth Chancellor Robert Johnson and Bristol Community College President Laura Douglas were recently inaugurated as the newest leaders of their respective institutions. Representatives from throughout the commonwealth and beyond joined in the festivities. Chancellor Johnson is the tenth chancellor at UMass Dartmouth while President Douglas is the fourth president of Bristol Community College.