2015 Goodwin College Clambake

Goodwin College Second Annual Clambake: Raising Money for Student Scholarships

On Friday, June 19, 170 guests gathered for the second annual Goodwin College clambake event to support student scholarships on Connecticut River Academy’s expansive patio. Goodwin’s partner high school, located just down the road from campus along the Connecticut River, provided the perfect backdrop for this festive evening. Continue reading Goodwin College Second Annual Clambake: Raising Money for Student Scholarships

Maria Lopez

A Night of Dreams: CT River Academy Graduates 80

In his remarks to the Connecticut River Academy (CTRA) Class of 2015, Goodwin College president Mark Scheinberg referred to the ceremony as a “night of dreams.” “The land where your school sits today was once brownfields with oil tanks. You started out at CTRA in the Sandbox,” he said, referring to the small modular classrooms that originally housed the students until their new four-story building on the banks of the Connecticut River opened in 2014. Any dream is possible, he added, once you find out the “why” of your life. Continue reading A Night of Dreams: CT River Academy Graduates 80

CT River Academy Team Competes at Annual State Envirothon

On May 22, the Connecticut River Academy (CTRA) Envirothon team competed against 41 other state high school teams at the Connecticut College Aboretum in New London. Envirothon, a natural resource based-education program for Connecticut high school students, promotes environmental awareness and personal stewardship through education and competition. Divisions in the competition include aquatics, forestry, soils, wildlife, oral presentation, and a skill station. The CTRA team tied for first place in the aquatics division and ranked thirteenth overall in their second year as a competing team. Coached by CTRA science staff member Sebby Agostino, the CTRA team met weekly to review … Continue reading CT River Academy Team Competes at Annual State Envirothon

Goodwin College South Meadows River Trail Expansion — Phase II

Goodwin College is planning to make a walk in the woods in East Hartford more accessible. Located in the midst of a highly urbanized community with limited open and green spaces, Goodwin College plans to expand on an existing and planned network of trails in the area known as the South Meadows in East Hartford, Wethersfield, and Glastonbury. Goodwin is hosting a meeting on June 23, 6 p.m., at its River Campus, 195 Riverside Drive, Room 206, East Hartford. All are invited to attend and learn more about the trails. Goodwin hopes to expand on a universal access trail development … Continue reading Goodwin College South Meadows River Trail Expansion — Phase II

James Tillman

Goodwin College Class of 2015 Urged to Make a Difference in Their World

College graduates are often urged to move beyond life’s challenges and make a difference in the world. In addressing an estimated 440 fellow graduates and 3,000 faculty, family, and friends at Goodwin College’s June 6 Commencement, student speaker James Tillman moved the audience to silence when he issued a similar challenge, one that he had already embraced on a life-changing scale. Continue reading Goodwin College Class of 2015 Urged to Make a Difference in Their World

Tony Roy Named CTRA Teacher of the Year

Nominated for the award by his fellow teachers, Roy is known by students and teachers alike as a force to be reckoned with. He designed and taught curricula for classes like Civics, Food Systems, Social Justice, and Gender Studies, classes that have been wildly popular with students and often involve fieldwork along the Connecticut River. Roy also works to bring the community action and involvement outside of the classroom. Continue reading Tony Roy Named CTRA Teacher of the Year

Nursing and Occupational Therapy Assistant Students Working Together For Common Cause

Interprofessional collaboration is a partnership between a team of healthcare providers that allows for a synergistic influence of knowledge and skill to make decisions regarding health issues and improve patient outcomes. Goodwin’s nursing students and faculty along with the Occupational … Continue reading Nursing and Occupational Therapy Assistant Students Working Together For Common Cause

Career Fair 2015

As a career-focused school whose main mission is to align education, commerce, and community, Goodwin College hosts a number of events throughout the year designed to present opportunities for its students and alumni. Forty employers from throughout the state of Connecticut were in attendance at Goodwin College’s latest career fair on May 27. Continue reading Career Fair 2015

Update: Civil Rights Icon Dr. Bob Zellner to Speak at Goodwin Commencement

On Saturday, June 6, Goodwin College will hold its 16th Commencement exercises on the grounds of its main campus at One Riverside Drive in East Hartford. The ceremony will celebrate the accomplishments of the students who worked hard to earn their certificates, associate degrees, and bachelor’s degrees. An estimated 440 graduates are expected to walk in the June 6 ceremony. This year’s guest speakers include noted Civil Rights activist Dr. Bob Zellner, as well as longtime leader of Riverfront Recapture, Inc., Joseph R. Marfuggi. Zellner was mentored by Dr. Martin Luther King, helped call attention to Civil Rights issues in the deep … Continue reading Update: Civil Rights Icon Dr. Bob Zellner to Speak at Goodwin Commencement