Media Advisory

ANSON SMITH AT 203-332-5229
EDDIE ROSE AT 203-332-5117
MARINA PHILIPS AT 203-332-5289
JAN SCHAEFFLER AT 203-332-5220


Work of Four Area Residents

Housatonic Community College this fall will launch an innovative math program designed to help students strengthen their math foundation and meet degree math requirements in half the time.  The program, called Statway™, is designed to remove an impediment to graduation that has affected students across the nation.  That impediment is the college math requirement, which many students push off until their final semesters, then drop out college without passing or completing the requirement. The Statway™, program, developed by representatives of 19 colleges from across the nation, including Housatonic, is designed help students meet that requirement with a program that will help them both in their academic pursuits and their career.  Faculty members Marina Philips and Theodora Benezra of Fairfield, and Eddie Rose of New Britain, and Director of Institutional Research Jan Schaeffler of Bridgeport spearheaded development of the HCC program.

Housatonic Community College provides an affordable and accessible education through two-year degrees, transfer preparation, and certificate programs, as well as a wide variety of continuing education and personal/professional enrichment seminars and workshops.  In addition, HCC offers employee and occupational training for businesses, municipalities, government agencies, and professional associations to help develop the educated and skilled workforce required to meet regional business and industry needs.  HCC is nationally recognized as an “Achieving the Dream” institution.  

HCC is located at 900 Lafayette Blvd. in downtown Bridgeport, less than 150 yards off I-95 (Exit 27) and Rte. 8 (Exit 1), a block from the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard. Free parking is available in the Housatonic garage.