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posted by Helen Bennett Harvey, May 29, 2009

Milford rocks at Housatonic Community College

BRIDGEPORT — Nine Milford students at Housatonic Community College were honored May 26 at HCC’s Awards Night ceremony honoring the “Best of the Best” of the Class of 2009.

Student Robert W. Vieira won the most awards of any student, six, including the Academic Dean’s Prize for maintaining a perfect 4.0 average. Other awards he won include the Outstanding Community College Accounting Student (Connecticut Society of CPA's Educational Trust Fund), a Certificate of Achievement in Accounting, the Blum-Shapiro Accounting Scholarship Award, the Dale Ward Endowed Scholarship, and the Dale Ward Scholarship.

 Vieira is shown with emcee Mary Hoyt of Blum-Shapiro, who presented him with the Blum-Shapiro Accounting Scholarship award.

Other Milford students honored include: Arnold DeVera, Certificate of Accomplishment in Accounting; Cara L. Szekeres, Outstanding Academic Achievement in Human Services; Christa F. Barbin, Academic Achievement in the field of Early Childhood Education: Degree; Janet P. Samelwich, Certificate of Accomplishment in Business Administration: Finance; Margarita G. Brown, Outstanding Contributions to Horizons, the Student Newspaper of HCC, The Quinn Award for Exceptional Improvement as a Writer and Reporter; Nicole D. Catalano, Outstanding Academic Achievement in Human Services; Richard J. Presner, Academic Accomplishment in Business Administration, General; Thomas Natowski, Certificate of Accomplishment in Accounting, Academic Accomplishment in Business Administration: General.


Brown, left, is shown with Cody Quinn, a member of HCC’s class of 2009.