Janice Watts, Goodwin College’s Nursing School Department Chair, was honored by the CT League for Nursing as one of The WorkPlace’s 2016 Professionals of the Year in a ceremony in Bridgeport, Connecticut, on June 23. The reception and ceremony featured a keynote address delivered by Dr. Paul Brodie, president of Housatonic Community College, to the award recipients and their guests.
As a national leader in regional workforce development, The WorkPlace shares ideas and best practices with lawmakers, foundations, think tanks, and other organizations around the country. The annual award ceremony recognizes individuals and businesses that support the organization’s efforts to promote diversity and lifelong learning, volunteers who dedicate their resources to WorkPlace programs, and professionals who motivate and empower its clients. Jan was recognized in particular for the training in which she participates to prepare individuals for entering the workforce.
“It has been an incredibly rewarding experience to interface with this very committed group of students,” she said.
Goodwin College is a nonprofit institution of higher education and is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), formerly known as the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Goodwin College was founded in 1999, with the goal of serving a diverse student population with career-focused degree programs that lead to strong employment outcomes.