June 12, 2012


At Housatonic Community College Awards Night

“Best and Brightest” Honored

At Housatonic Community College’s recent Awards Night ceremony, Shelton student Ryan M. Leidy (center) received the Student Senate Leadership Award from Director of Student Activities Linda Bayusik of Bridgeport (left) and Assistant Director of Student Activities Kelly Hope of New Haven.
SHELTON - Student Jessica M. Lopez won with two awards recently at Housatonic Community College’s 41st Annual Awards Night.

Lopez, who graduated with both a degree and certificate in Early Childhood Education, won awards for academic achievement in her work towards each. The ceremony was held to honor the “Best and Brightest” of HCC’s class of 2012.

Other award recipients from Shelton include Jessica D. Boratko, Housatonic Foundation Scholar; Angela Kingsly, Excellence in the Nursing Program; Ryan M. Leidy, Student Senate Leadership Award; Olga Yevich, Certificate of Accomplishment in Business Administration: Small Business Management; and Elhassan Aitelqadi Outstanding Academic Achievement in Criminal Justice.

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. To learn more, visit the college’s website at:

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..

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Anson C. Smith, Public Relations Coordinator
Housatonic Community College
900 Lafayette Blvd.
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Tel: 203-332-5229, Fax: 203-332-5247