Alese Mulvihill
Project Director for the Forward Program
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Office: Beacon Hall, Room 334
Phone: (203) 332-8508

Favorite feature of FORWARD program:
I believe the best feature of FORWARD is the stackable credentials. I know I work better utilizing little goals to achieve my main objective. The stackable credentials allow for students to take multiple steps in order to lead to the career of their dreams.

Resiliency tip: “She stood in the storm and when the wind did not blow her away, she adjusted her sails”. Always be prepared for the storms of life whatever they may be. This helps you to stand tall and make it through every storm.

Favorite downtime activities: Baking, cooking, singing and spending time with my family and friends.

Morgan Dancy
Program Assistant
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Office: Beacon Hall, Room 338
Phone: (203) 332-8511

Morgan develops new curricula and enhances existing FORWARD programs.

Favorite feature of FORWARD program: I love the enhancements! We’ve introduced new programs to the College, hired enthusiastic instructors, and incorporated brand-new technology into the classroom. We want our students to succeed, and these improvements will help to make that happen.

Resiliency tip: On a daily basis, try to find the joy in life, even in the smallest things. When faced with a setback, quickly go into “solution-seeking” mode to identify what will make the situation better.

Favorite downtime activities: CrossFit, yoga, thrift shopping, cooking healthy recipes, reading, and relaxing at the beach with my husband.

Marnie Parrett
Institutional Research Assistant
Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday: 8:30 – 3:00 Thursday: 8:30 – 12:30
Office: Beacon Hall, Room 335
Phone: (203) 332-8510

Marnie currently provides data support and research capabilities for the FORWARD program.

Favorite feature of FORWARD Program: I like the work experience enhancement. We will be providing opportunities for job shadowing, internships, and other work programs in combination with our courses. Employers are looking for experience as well as education, and this will hopefully give our students an edge out in the workforce.

Resiliency tip: Break down big problems into small manageable steps. The big stuff can be overwhelming and leave you unable to take action. Small steps can get the job done! If you can’t break a problem down get another perspective – ask a friend, relative, or counselor. The trick is to move FORWARD!

Favorite downtime activities: Traveling, cooking, and going into New York City.

Philip Dante
Career Development Coordinator
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Office: Beacon Hall, Room 336
Phone: (203) 332-8535

Phil serves as primary liaison to the business community to source internship and employment opportunities for FORWARD program participants. He also advises students regarding their career goals and provides assistance for improving their resume writing, job search and interviewing techniques.

Favorite feature of FORWARD Program:The dedicated staff, who are committed to assisting students to successfully achieve their career aspirations.

Resiliency tip:I was in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. It taught me “not to sweat the small stuff” and to keep your emotions under control and your wits about you, especially when others are in panic mode.

Favorite downtime activities: Going to concerts, watching NY Yankees games, and playing Words with Friends.

Northeast Resiliency Consortium

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