November-December 2017

Catherine Fellows: Champion of Dance at CCSU

Dance performance and dance instruction have interfaced like an exquisitely choreographed ballet throughout the long, accomplished career of Catherine Fellows, who recently marked her 40th year as the director of the dance education program at CCSU.

Continually taking dance to higher levels, Fellows not only made the dance...

By Amy J. Barry

Features

Documentary covers the extraordinary life of Ebenezer D. Bassett

The name Ebenezer D. Bassett is a familiar one at CCSU, but the story of this remarkable alumnus is not widely known beyond campus. Christopher Teal, an American diplomat and the author of a 2008 biography of Bassett, is on a mission to change that. Teal is working on a documentary that he hopes will introduce Bassett to a wider...

By Loretta Waldman

Alumni Association Celebrates Peers & FriendsThe CCSU Alumni Association celebrated six alumni and friends of the University on June 8 during the...

University Singers Celebrate 25 Years of SongCentral Connecticut State University’s elite choral group, the University Singers, will add a touch of silver to...

Alumni Profiles

‘Triple’ graduate Anabelle Diaz keeps looking forward

To say Anabelle Diaz beat the odds is an understatement. Her story is a testament to how courage, determination, an unwavering sense of purpose, and mentors who had tremendous faith in her abilities transformed a life burdened with obstacles. The “triple” CCSU graduate was born in Puerto Rico and came to Hartford with her...

By Amy J. Barry

Alumni Stay CONNECT-ed Through MusicOriginating in late 15th-century Europe, a capella (Italian for “in the manner of the chapel”) is one of...

Brendan Callahan ’17: Driven By IdeasBrendan Callahan has a vision.  A graduate student of graphic design, Callahan ’17 has begun turning his...

Matt Friedman ’83 takes on human trafficking industryWhen Matt Friedman graduated from CCSU in 1983 with a degree in biology and psychology, he never imagined he would end...

CCSU News

Holmes Master’s Program ‘a feather in our cap’

Attracting minority candidates to the teaching profession — and those from other underrepresented backgrounds — has been a longstanding challenge for teacher preparation programs around the country. Leaders at CCSU’s School of Education and Professional Studies excitedly announced a new program this fall aimed at...

By Loretta Waldman

CCSU, City Launch Hurricane Relief Welcoming CampaignOn Nov. 9, the CCSU-Ana Grace Project Relief Effort joined forces with the Consolidated School District of New Britain...

Bye Bye BubbleCCSU broke ground Oct. 26 on a new 61,000-square-foot recreation center that will replace the Kaiser Annex bubble. The...

Donors

Couple Gives Back to the Place that Brought Them Together

CCSU played a starring role in the lives of Charles “C.J.” Jones, ’69, ’72 and his wife Linda (Coggshall) Jones ’70, ’80, ’86. The Terryville residents were both the first members of their families to go to college. They met and fell in love while C.J. was still an undergraduate and Linda was...

By Amy J. Barry

Athletics

CCSU Athletics Brings Home Championships, Breaks Records

As the Fall semester headed toward the finish line, CCSU’s football, volleyball, and men’s cross country teams contributed their own big finishes to the University with three conference titles. Football The Central Connecticut football team claimed its fifth Northeast Conference Championship with a 28-27 road victory at...

Photo Galleries

Homecoming 2017 Homecoming 2017 brought hundreds of Blue Devils back to campus Oct. 6 to 8 for a weekend of fun and football. The...

Halloween Safe Zone 2017 When the streets closed in downtown New Britain on Oct. 31, hundreds of super heroes, witches, ghosts, and their...

More News

CCSU Honors Bassett Humanitarian Award Winners

Judd Named Lifetime Member of Education Honor Society

Alumni in the News

Class Notes

In Memoriam

Celebrate 50 Years of EOP

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