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Emma Tecun
HCC Alumni Relations

900 Lafayette Blvd.
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Office: Lafayette Hall LH-B127
Phone: 203-332-8507
Fax: 203-332-5280

2010 Distinguished Alumni Awards

For many, the road to lifetime achievement included study at Housatonic Community College. The College and the Foundation of Housatonic Community College will recognize alumni who have achieved outstanding success and impacted their community.

On Saturday, November 20, 2010 the HCC Foundation held its annual Alumni Hall of Fame Gala to honor the following distinguished Alumni:

Janet L. JanczewskiJanet L. Janczewski

Janet L. Janczewski is the retired Senior Corporate Counsel and Secretary for The Southern Connecticut Gas Company and Connecticut Natural Gas Corporation.  “HCC provided me with the opportunity to begin my journey into higher education while raising a family.  It provided me with an environment and flexibility at a cost I could manage,” said Mrs. Janczewski.  After graduating from HCC, she went on to Sacred Heart University, where she graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. Degree.  From there, she was off to the University of Bridgeport School of Law, where she was awarded the Juris Prudence Award for Ethics and received her J.D., magna cum laude.  She is a member of the Connecticut, New York and Florida Bar Associations. 


Frances M. NewbyFrances M. Newby

Reflecting on her start at HCC, Ms. Newby noted, “HCC gave me the confidence I needed to pursue learning at the college level, because at the time, I did not think I was college material.”  Frances M. Newby is the Chief Human Resource Officer for Southwest Community Health Center, an $18 million non-profit organization she helped to establish.  She has been with the Health Center for more than 17 years as a board member and then an additional 16 years, building the Human Resource Department.  After graduation from HCC with an Associate in Science degree in Urban Assistance Studies, Ms. Newby earned her B.S. in Social Work from Sacred Heart University and her Master’s in Counseling from the University of Bridgeport.   She is known as a “catalyst for change” and has worked with numerous community agencies in the Bridgeport area. 


David PeckDavid Peck

Since his graduation from Housatonic Community College, Chief David Peck has had an outstanding career serving the Greater Bridgeport Community as Chief of Police of Fairfield. Starting as a patrol officer, Chief Peck worked his way up through the ranks of the Department serving in nearly every capacity and ultimately the position of Chief. After Housatonic, he continued his education at the University of New Haven, as well as many specialized schools, including the prestigious FBI National Academy Program and their Leadership Institute. Chief Peck retired from the Fairfield Police Department after a long and distinguished career serving the citizens of southwestern Connecticut. Housatonic Community College should be proud of such an outstanding alumnus.

The Foundation would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous support of this event:

The Bannow Larson Foundation
Bigelow Tea
Mark and Theresa Tillinger
People’s United Bank
Antinozzi Associates
Carlson Construction Company
Connecticut Audubon Society and Kate Z. Driscoll-Leone
Virginia and Joel Giuffré
Barbara and Carl Johnson
Lacey Manufacturing LLC
Shipman & Goodwin LLP