Wallingford resident to be inducted into HCC hall of fame

Published: Thursday, November 19, 2009, New Haven Register

BRIDGEPORT — Wallingford resident John. L. Evanich Jr. will be inducted Saturday into Housatonic Community College’s new Alumni Hall of Fame.

The ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. at a black-tie gala in the college’s Events Center in Beacon Hall.

Evanich is a certified public accountant and tax partner with the firm of J.H. Cohn LLP in Glastonbury.

He completed more than 50 percent of his undergraduate education at Housatonic, and earned a bachelor’s degree cum laude in accounting from the University of Bridgeport in 1974.

In 2003, Evanich was president of the Connecticut Society of CPAs, the first community college graduate to serve in the post.

The CSCPA Educational Trust Fund offers scholarships to graduating community college students.

The gala will feature a presentation by LeVar Burton, host of the PBS children’s series “Reading Rainbow.” Burton was also a co-star of the television series “Star Trek: The Next Generation.”

Burton is a literacy advocate worldwide.

Tickets are $25.

Contact Maureen Dowdle, director of institutional advancement, at 203-332-5078 or mdowdle@hcc.commnet.edu.
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Business Watcher wrote on Nov 19, 2009 10:31 AM:

" This is certainly a credit to John Evanich, recognition of a job well done. It also shows the value of a community college education, which is becoming more and more attractive to more and more people in this troubled economy. Hats off to John for his achievements and to Housatonic for its role in preparing him for these ... and recognizing the results! "