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Emma Tecun
HCC Alumni Relations

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

2014 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 15, 2014 the HCC Foundation held its annual Alumni Hall of Fame Gala to honor the following distinguished Alumni:

Jerry Vigorito

Jerry VigoritoJerry Vigorito is a self-taught musician. He performs regularly with The Bone Dry Band. As a seasoned harmonica player, he’s a popular member of the CT music scene, appearing at local theatres, on radio and television. His love for music, over 25 years of performance experience, a deep spiritual connection and a dedication to those in need have all led him to Band Together CT.

In March 2006, Jerry co-founded Band Together CT, an organization that unites musicians, artists, fans and businesses with those in need of a helping hand. Through a continual series of themed concert events, his organization has helped raise over $1.4M for Connecticut-based charities.

These charities include: The Center for Women and Families; CT Challenge; The Pilot House; Cardinal Shehan Center; CT Alzheimer’s Association; and Hand for a Paw. The New York Times said, “The feel-good nature of the Band Together thing is indescribable.” Band Together CT is currently approaching their 50th charity fundraising event.

Band Together CT has been voted “Best of the Gold Coast” for five years by Moffly Media. Jerry Vigorito has received the Fairfield Theatre Company ENCORE 2013 “Artist of the Year,” the Red Cross “Hero Award for Public Impact 2010,” and the Bridgeport Dental Association 41st “Outstanding Citizen Award.” He has been recognized by former CT Governor M. Jodi Rell and both the Connecticut and US Legislatures.

Jerry has been a licensed mortgage banker for 30 years and is currently employed at William Raveis Mortgage, LLC, He was recently recognized as 2013 national “Hot 100 Movers and Shakers” in the mortgage industry by Mortgage Professional America magazine.

He graduated with a BS degree from Sacred Heart University and was a full-time student at Housatonic Community College for two years. Jerry, a lifelong CT Fairfield County resident, lives in Fairfield with Nancy, their three rescue dogs and four birds. The Vigoritos’ two daughters, Sam and Tori, are both college graduates and work in the fashion industry.

When not playing music and raising funds, Jerry enjoys riding his Triumph and kayaking with his dog, Lily.

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