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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

2013 Distinguished Alumni Award Inductees

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 16, 2013 the HCC Foundation held its annual Alumni Hall of Fame Gala to honor the following distinguished Alumni:

Linda BayusikDeloris Dail Curtis

Deloris Dail Curtis, a 1979 Housatonic Community College Honors Graduate, has been at the helm of the Admissions Office at the college as Director of Admissions since 1988. Her professional career began at Housatonic in 1986 as an Admissions Counselor and then Acting Director of Admissions in 1987. She is the first female and African-American to have held that position and has been instrumental in helping the college achieve its mission of providing access to higher education for Connecticut residents.

Deloris’ educational accomplishments include a B.S. in Human Services from New Hampshire College (Magna Cum Laude); an MS in Counseling/Personnel Work in Higher Education from the University of Bridgeport (Cum Laude); a Certificate in Management for Women in Higher Education from Wellesley College (MA) She has also been a Licensed Professional Counselor certified by the Connecticut Board for Certification of Professional Counselors, Inc., since 1994.

Academic, professional and community awards and achievements received during my tenure at the college include a Sabbatical to Review Best Practices on Recruitment, Enrollment and Partnership Programs in Community Colleges; a conference presentation on “Successful Partnership Programs and Including Diversity in the Curriculum”; profiles in Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges and in America’s Outstanding Names and Faces; Employee’s Recognition Award for 20 years of Service; Certificate of Achievement from Rutgers University’s Summer Institute for Union Women; Certificate of Completion from the Center for Women and Families for “Battered Women’s Rape Crisis Counselor Certification Training; Certificate of Recognition for Leadership in the community from the Commissioner of Higher Education for being Advisor to the Black Student Union at Housatonic; Volunteer of the Year Award from the Multicultural Magnet school, Bridgeport; a Volunteer award from the School Volunteer Association for being a mentor of CATCH (Caring Adults Touching Children’s Hearts – a program for tutoring and mentoring young children ); a Corporate Award for Dedicated Services to the Community from WIAAGB (West Indian American Association of Greater Bridgeport); and, most recently, was recognized by the Greater Bridgeport Club of the National Association of Negro and Business & Professional Women’s Club, Inc. as Inspirational Woman for 2011.

Deloris has been active in advocating for faculty and staff interests at the college in various roles including ACL vice-president, 4Cs presidential aide and chapter chair. She has also served as the Grand Marshall at the College’s Commencement Exercises for more than 20 years – a role she is honored to have

Paul PiorekLeona May

Leona May is employed by Federal OSHA since 1990. While a compliance officer in the field, she covered safety and industrial hygiene. She worked in general industry, construction and maritime industries. In 2001, she was promoted to Complience Assistant Specialist, involved soley in nin-enforcement activities. Her audiences cover a wide spectrum of groups ranging from students to professionals. She graduated in 1990 from the University of New Haven with a BS in Occupational Safety and Health. Leona graduated from Housatonic Community College in 1971 and 1986.

In 2012, she received the Government Advocacy Award from the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce in Shelton, CT.


“All biographical information is based on the inductee’s resume at the time of induction”