Fairfield Citizen, Published 06:05 p.m., Tuesday, April 26, 2011

College student receives academic award

Brandon T. Bisceglia, a Fairfield resident attending Housatonic Community College  in Bridgeport, has been named a Coca-Cola New Century Scholar in the All-USA Community College  Academic Team competition.

Bisceglia, a journalism major and former editor-in-chief of the Housatonic Community College newspaper Horizons, was one of 50 college students nationally to receive the $2,000 award. Nominated by HCC President Anita T. Gliniecki, he was one of 1,600 students nominated and the only state student to receive one of the 220 awards.

A student in HCC's honors program, Bisceglia is president of the college's Phi Theta Kappa chapter and treasurer of the Friends of the Environment Club .