News from the Gateway Community College Foundation

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GCC Foundation's Response to COVID-19

$ ____ raised for the Helping Hands Fund to provide support to (# of students) for assistance with food, rent, utilities and in need of daily essentials.

$ _____ raised from ____ donors to award 375 laptop scholarships to support distance learning for students.

#____ Students and families served by the GCC Wellness and Program and the FESP program to provide social-emotional support to help students during this uncertain time

Thank you to all the Foundation donors who donated to the Helping Hands Fund, the three rounds to award Laptop Scholarships and funding to support student services through FESP and the Wellness Center. GCC Foundation and its Board of Directors remain committed to serving the Gateway community throughout the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Family Economic Security Program (FESP)

Spring 18' - Throughout higher education, particularly at community colleges nationwide, the greater challenge is not attracting students to start pursuing their education; it is providing the supports necessary to ensure that they finish college and reach graduation day.

A new addition to the Gateway Community College portfolio of support services is a grant-funded program that provides students with wrap around services – a mixture of academic, career, financial and personal support. The goal is to support students every step of the way
to degree completion.

The Family Economic Security Program, or (FESP), features rigorous criteria and significant benefits for student participants. It launched
with two dozen students, initial funding from the Wells Fargo Foundation, and support from the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and the Carolyn Foundation.

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Klaus, Melton and Chapman Inducted into Gateway Community College Foundation Hall of Fame, Along with 218 Alumni Employed at YNHH

10/5/18— The Gateway Community College (GCC) Foundation celebrated its 21st annual Hall of Fame induction, October 4 with over 200 donors and supporters who were on hand to celebrate and cheer on this year’s inductees.


Jeffrey A. Klaus (Jeff) was inducted as this year’s Corporate Honoree, along with Community Honorees, Elsie Blackshear Chapman and Ruby H. Melton.  Distinguished Alumni honors were conferred on 218 Gateway Community College alumni that are currently employed at Yale New Haven Healthcare's (YNHH) Departments of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging and Radiation Oncology.  

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2/14/18 - Connecticut Public Adds Professional Presence to Campus Connecticut Public’s statewide radio station, WNPR, took up residence on the Gateway Community College campus in 2018. The exciting new partnership was highlighted at a joint launch,
dubbed “For the Love of Public Media,” on February 14.

The day-long event included live radio broadcasts; taping of a program later aired by the New England News Collaborative; and sessions for students, faculty and the public to meet and hear from Connecticut Public’s on-air personalities who would be hosting their programs from the new studio on the Gateway campus.


The partnership, first announced in 2017, is already providing program and internship opportunities for GCC students through Connecticut Public’s Institute for Advanced Media. In the internships, students learn about editing audio, developing journalist pieces, and ultimately covering local events for WNPR. Gateway is frequently mentioned on-air as the originating location for WNPR programs, raising the college’s profile across the region. WNPR is heard throughout Connecticut, Western Massachusetts and Eastern Long Island.

Join Us In Honoring And Remembering Our Friend, Dr. John Soto

10/8/18— It is with deep sadness that I share the news of the passing of John Soto, a great friend and supporter of Gateway Community College and its students. John was a self-made man who built a successful manufacturing company and was known throughout the State of Connecticut for his commitment to our community. He was appointed by the Board of Trustees to the Search Committee that hired Dr. Dorsey L. Kendrick as president of Gateway.


We will all miss his kindness, compassion and sense of humor.  Our hearts go out to Gladys, Pedro and the Soto family.

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Manufacturing Engineering Lab Named for Sotos and Family​

8/8/15—Gateway Community College Foundation celebrated on October 7, 2015 the naming of the John and Gladys Soto and Family Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory.


A naming ceremony commemorated the event, which was attended by Thomas Griggs Jr., Chair, Gateway Community College Foundation Board; Dorsey L. Kendrick, Ph.D., President, Gateway Community College; and John and Gladys Soto. Eric Flynn, interim Department Chair, GCC Engineering Technology, Joseph Kardos, Manufacturing Instructor, and  Wilson Luna, Dean of Students, were also on hand to celebrate.  [Read more]

Scholarship Donors and Recipients Celebrate at GCC Foundation Luncheon​

6/24/15—The Gateway Community College (GCC) Foundation celebrated Gateway’s scholarship recipients and the generous donors who support the scholarship program at a June 5 luncheon at the New Haven Lawn Club.


More than $111,000 in scholarships was made available to Gateway students—the largest amount awarded since the Foundation’s establishment in 1993.
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Gateway Celebrates Naming of The Curran Community Center with May 20 Ceremony

5/21/2015—Gateway Community College (GCC) celebrated on May 20 the naming of The Curran Community Center, named for William E. Curran, philanthropist and retiree from Halsey Associates. The ceremony was held from 5:00-6:30 pm.


The evening's speakers were Thomas Griggs Jr., Chair, Gateway Community College Foundation Board;  Dr. Dorsey L. Kendrick, Ph.D., President, GCC; William E. Curran; and Professor Lorraine Li, Business Department, GCC.
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Scholarship Recipient’s Hall of Fame Remarks Underscore Vital Need for Financial Assistance

12/22/2014—When Sabrina Paradis stepped to the podium at the Gateway Community College Foundation’s 17th Annual Hall of Fame Induction & Reception on Oct. 18, her remarks demonstrated that the true meaning of the event wasn’t solely to honor deserving community leaders and outstanding Gateway alumni.


Rather, at its very core, the Hall of Fame is the Foundation’s largest fundraiser, and the proceeds help provide vitally important scholarships to deserving students, enhance the college’s learning environment, and help faculty and staff develop their professional and educational skills.

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Gateway Honors First Niagara With the Naming of Its Library and Learning Commons​

6/10/2014—Representatives from First Niagara Bank and Gateway Community College (GCC) celebrated the naming of the college’s First Niagara Library and Learning Commons with a June 10 ribbon cutting and reception.


The new library was made possible in part through a charitable grant from First Niagara Foundation, the philanthropic arm of First Niagara Bank, N.A.
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GCC Celebrates Naming of The Regional Water Authority and The Watershed Fund Chemistry Lab​

5/29/14—On May 29, the Gateway Community College Foundation celebrated the naming of The Regional Water Authority and The Watershed Fund Chemistry Lab at Gateway Community College.


Larry L. Bingaman, President and CEO of The Regional Water Authority, and Richard G. Bell, Esq., President of The Watershed Fund, were on hand to commemorate the event, as well as Dorsey L. Kendrick, President of Gateway, and Thomas S. Griggs, Jr., Chair of the Gateway Community College Foundation Board. Professor Robert E. Tremblay, Math/Science Department Chair at Gateway, closed the evening’s program.
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Yale-New Haven Hospital Names GCC Nursing Suite

4/28/2014—Yale-New Haven Hospital and Gateway Community College (GCC) celebrated the naming of the college’s nursing suite with an April 28 ribbon cutting and reception. The ribbon cutting event punctuates Yale-New Haven Hospital’s longstanding commitment to Gateway’s nursing and allied health programming.
“Yale-New Haven Hospital has been a dedicated and generous partner since the beginning of our nursing program,” said GCC President Dorsey Kendrick. “We are so grateful for all Marna Borgstrom and her team have done to support the college’s mission to create a first-class healthcare workforce. Wherever you go for health care in this region, you are sure to meet a Gateway graduate.”

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Gateway Celebrates NewAlliance Foundation Art Gallery Grand Opening with Holocaust Memorial Exhibit


4/10/14—On April 10, Gateway Community College celebrated the naming of the NewAlliance Foundation Art Gallery with a new exhibit, "Memory and Legacy," and a program of speakers.

The grand opening was the first of many naming ceremonies slated for Gateway's campus.
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