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Sept. 20, 2012

For more information, contact Anson Smith at 203-332-5229.

Public Forum Tomorrow (9/21) at HCC
Input Sought on Area Education/Training Needs
Open to the Public

8:30 a.m. to Noon

BRIDGEPORT - Housatonic Community College will hold a public forum tomorrow (Friday, Sept. 21) to gather input about the role HCC should play in meeting area education and training needs. The forum, which will feature a panel discussion by education, government and business leaders, will help HCC develop a clear, up-to-date picture of those needs, which the college will use to determine its strategic priorities for at least the next three years. Panelists include Dr. Robert A. Kennedy, president of the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education; Dr. James W. Schmotter, president of Western Connecticut State University; Margaret Hiller, president of the Bridgeport Public Education Foundation; State Sen. Beth Bye (D-5th Dist.), Chair of the Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee; State Rep. Andres Ayala (D-128th Dist.), an instructor in the Bridgeport school system, and Kathy Saint, owner and president of the Bridgeport-based Schwerdtle Stamp Company. The focus will be on both credit and non-credit programs. The forum will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the HCC Events Center in Beacon Hall. Housatonic 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 Harbor Yard sports complex. Free parking is available in the Housatonic garage