Lincoln LeFebvre: “Goodwin made me a better manager and a better person”

Lincoln LeFebvre has been working at Home Depot for nearly a decade. After taking courses at another college but not completing his degree — and being passed up twice for managerial position promotions — he decided to enroll in Goodwin College’s Management and Leadership program. Continue reading Lincoln LeFebvre: “Goodwin made me a better manager and a better person”

Jeff Currey Named Family Legislator of the Year

Congratulations to Jeff Currey on being named the 2015 Family Legislator of the Year by the Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies. He was recognized in a ceremony at the state capitol on May 13. In his role at Goodwin, Jeff serves as supervisor for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) employment and training programs. Of the award, Jeff stated, “I’m truly honored to receive this recognition from the CT Council of Family Service Agencies. I firmly believe in their mission of strengthening Connecticut’s families and communities. Their innovative provider network helps to support children and families with an array of supports, … Continue reading Jeff Currey Named Family Legislator of the Year

Goodwin College Hosts Key Issues Forum

On May 12, Goodwin College hosted the Hartford Courant’s Key Issues Forum, CONNECTICUT: Why We Live Here. Following a reception in Goodwin’s Community Room, the audience moved to the auditorium to hear a panel discussion featuring Wally Lamb, author of five New York Times bestselling novels; Rohan Freeman, president and CEO of Freeman Companies, a Hartford engineering firm; and Alissa DeJonge, vice president of research at the Connecticut Economic Research Center. All three panelists are Connecticut residents. Courant editor Andrew Julien moderated the discussion, which included a Q&A session. Continue reading Goodwin College Hosts Key Issues Forum

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Overcoming Barriers to Peer Study: Local Entrepreneurs Launch “WeStudee” at Goodwin College

StartUp Weekend: Education, sponsored by UP Connecticut in Hartford in September 2014, presented a bold premise to its participants: transform your ideas related to education into action; find the right people with the skills and passion to build an education … Continue reading Overcoming Barriers to Peer Study: Local Entrepreneurs Launch “WeStudee” at Goodwin College

Goodwin Hosts Reggio Emilia-Inspired Institute for Early Childhood Educators

On May 7, early childhood educators from throughout the region were able to attend a unique Reggio Emilia professional development experience hosted at Goodwin College. The Reggio Emilia approach to education places children and families at the center of all learning and focuses on exploration and discovery. Continue reading Goodwin Hosts Reggio Emilia-Inspired Institute for Early Childhood Educators

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Christina Tolides: “I’m growing the way a nurse is supposed to grow”

Christina Tolides works in the health and safety analysis and prevention area at a large company, but realized instead of just offering emotional support she wanted to be able to offer a more well-rounded approach to care. With an existing degree in forensic science and a minor in chemistry, Tolides decided to make a career change and enrolled in Goodwin’s nursing program. Continue reading Christina Tolides: “I’m growing the way a nurse is supposed to grow”

Famed Journalist Malcolm Gladwell Inspires Conversation at Goodwin College

More than 600 excited audience members packed the Goodwin College auditorium on April 9 to hear award-winning journalist and bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell speak as part of the College’s Vital Voices: The T. Boone Pickens Endowed Lecture Series for Education, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship. Continue reading Famed Journalist Malcolm Gladwell Inspires Conversation at Goodwin College

Former Aetna VP Urges MOVE Students to “Be Brilliant”

On March 31, Jerry Gooden, former senior vice president and head of Aetna’s four regional businesses, visited Goodwin College’s Men of Vision in Education (MOVE) program. During Gooden’s career at Aetna, he held positions in sales, marketing, underwriting, claims, and customer service, and ran businesses with revenues in excess of $10 billion and staffs as large as 7,000. Now retired, Jerry currently serves as the chairman of the Board of Directors for the Greater Hartford YMCA. In the spirit of MOVE’s Motivation and Skill spring theme, Mr. Gooden shared his insights for developing a successful life and career. He highlighted … Continue reading Former Aetna VP Urges MOVE Students to “Be Brilliant”

Goodwin Manufacturing Program Extends “Open Classroom” to Young North Carolina Students

Desiree Langbeen, a fourth grade teacher at Balfour Elementary School in Asheboro, North Carolina, and Assistant Professor Michael Wolter, Program Director for Goodwin College’s Management & Leadership program, have been best friends since childhood and consider each their “adopted sibling.” At a winter family get together, Desiree shared how her school had created a Robot Club for fourth and fifth graders. Balfour, part of a small city district, is 92% free and reduced lunches, which means that the school qualifies for Title 1 funding that helps low income, high poverty populations with extra resources to increase student achievement and roughly … Continue reading Goodwin Manufacturing Program Extends “Open Classroom” to Young North Carolina Students