A Message from 
GCC President,
Dr. Dorsey L. Kendrick
Sunday, September 11, 2016, marked the 15th anniversary since the terrible events of 9/11/2001.  I can recall having a meeting in my office that morning when the news broke.  I am sure that most of you also remember where you were or what you were doing on that horrific day.

We must not forget how that day has changed America forever.  We must also not forget the out- pouring of love, support and kindness that was shown by so many people toward those who lost loved ones, friends, family members, neighbors and individuals of our larger community. We must never forget that we are our neighbor’s keeper, and that it is important to look out for each other’s safety, security and wellbeing.

President Ojakian wrote in his letter to each of you that, “one of the primary purposes of higher education is to provide a safe campus where ideas and opinions can be expressed freely. That we should value our differences and encourage vigorous civil debate on the difficult issues facing our society free of fear and personal attacks. We are a system that greatly values academic freedom and freedom of expression... We should not accept any behavior that belittles or demeans one another.” more


CSCUs President Mark Ojakian launches #IHEARYOU campaign for respectful debate on all 17 state college campuses.



GCC and the Milford Food Pantry will host an on-campus Mobile Food Pantry on Thursday, September 29th from 11am – 1pm. more

Student Art Show now on display in the NewAlliance Art Gallery.

Cornell Scott - Hill Health Center Campus Office Reopens
Monday through Friday
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.



GCC English Professor, J. Mark McFadden published a recent article in Inside Higher Ed which describes four types of students he often encounters taking his English course: the Conspiracy Theorist, the Schemer, the Veteran and the Dreamer.

Michelle Breaker was named Chair of the College Advancement Studies (CAS) Department. 

James Brunt has been named Interim Coordinator of the College’s Writing Center.

Shelly Frosolone
has assumed the role of Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Academic Affairs.

Sept. 26    The Asia Project
Oct. 3        DUI Simulator
Oct. 3        Poet, Kyla Lacey

Oct. 5        Film: The Borinqueneers
Oct. 6        Heat Assistance Info Session
Oct. 13,14  Leadership Training with
                  Michael Miller
Oct. 14      SNA Breast Cancer Walk

To find out more about GCC Campus Events visit us at

Connecticut Community Colleges Rank 9th Best in the Nation

Gateway Community College ranked in the top 12%, over all, among the best community colleges in the nation, and in the top 3% for career outcomes—92nd nationally overall and 18th nationally for career outcomes. Read more

CT Parent Power Honors GCC President Kendrick
as Red Carpet Hero 

One of Connecticut’s largest parent volunteer organizations, Connecticut Parent Power, honored Gateway Community College President, Dorsey L. Kendrick at the fourth annual Red Carpet Gala, September 16.

Connecticut Parent Power honored Kendrick as an “extra-ordinary leader with integrity and unwavering commitment to co-create a world, not as it is, but as it should be: equitable for all!” The state-wide, parent led organization recognizes its honorees for their “commitment to building foundational strengths in our communities for all children, parents and their families.” Read more

One Of Four in the U.S. Recognized for
Remedial Education Reform Initiati

Gateway Community College (GCC) is one of only four colleges in the country to be validated by theU.S. Department of Education’s Supporting Student Success: Adult Education and Remedial Education Reform in Community Colleges grant, to support student-success programs from 2015 through 2017 that target community college students who are in need of academic remediation.
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GCC Foundation Hall of Fame Inducts New Honorees, September 29 

The Gateway Community College Foundation will host its 19th Annual Hall of Fame Induction & Reception on Thursday, September 29 at 5:30 p.m. at Gateway Community College, in the Curran Family Community Center at 20 Church Street, New Haven.

This year's honorees are Corporate Honoree: Larry L. Bingaman, President & CEO, South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority, Community Honorees, Scott D. Jackson, Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Labor; Stephen B. Glick, President and Founder, Chamber Insurance Trust and Sally Glick, Vice President, Chamber Insurance Trust and Alumna Honoree,  Elizabeth Reyes, Pre-K Teacher, Christopher Columbus Family Academy.
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GCC Foundation COOK Series is Back!

Join the GCC Foundation for two delicious multicourse sit-down dinners this fall.

Oct. 12: John DiPaola, Owner & Executive, Caffe Bravo, one of New Haven’s best authentic Italian restaurants

Nov. 2: Amy Scherber, owner and founder of popular Manhattan bakery, Amy’s Breads, and author of “The Sweeter Side of Amy’s Breads”

A pre-event meet-and-greet cocktail reception, featuring an abundant selection of gourmet hors d’oeuvres, usually includes a book-signing that allows guests to chat with each C.O.O.K. personally.  Sponsors of the C.O.O.K. series include some of Greater New Haven’s leading companies, businesspeople and civic leaders. Read more

Cafe Vincenzo Open for Dinner
GCC's Culinary Lab restaurant, Café Vincenzo, is rapidly becoming one of the region's Thursday night hot-spots where student-prepared specialty dinners are served at 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:00 p.m.) and for only $22.00 guests are treated to a three-course meal.

Café Vincenzo is located at the corner of George Street and Chapel Street, and guest parking is validated for the Temple Street garage. Reservations are a must and can be requested by calling (203) 285-2269, or via email to Bon Appetite!

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