Latest News

NVCC’s Fulbright Scholar Oonya Kempadoo Receives Honorary Associate in Arts Degree

NVCC’s Second Fulbright Scholar-In-Residence Oonya Kempadoo was awarded an honorary Associate in Arts degree at the College’s Commencement ceremonies on May 29. Chairman Nicholas Donofrio and President Gregory Gray, Ph.D., of the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education and Dr. Wilfredo Nieves, president of Capital Community College, joined President Daisy Cocco De Fillippis, Ph.D., to present the award.   

In 2013, Ms. Kempadoo became the College’s second Fulbright Scholar-In-Residence. The Fulbright program awards approximately 900 grants to visiting scholars from 130 countries worldwide each year. 

An award-winning novelist and social development researcher, Ms. Kempadoo has graced the college with her presence both in and out of the classroom. She taught creative writing and a special topics section of English 102, with a focus on Caribbean literature. As a legacy and “gift” to the college, she leaves her “Naniki” story project… a collaborative story approach to ecological sustainability. The project and Naniki web site will be maintained by students, faculty, and staff from NVCC, Capital Community College, and Yale University as a tribute to her vision and commitment to educational excellence.

 

Print
Comments
Rate this article:
No rating
«April 2017»
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
2627282930311
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
232425262728
29
4/29/2017 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
3082

Boston Bus Trip

Student Activities and the SGA will be sponsoring a bus trip to Boston near Quincy Market Bus leaves NVCC at 8:30am and returns back to NVCC by 8pm. Cost $10.00 per student , (students can bring...
Read more
30
4/30/2017 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Brass City Anime

The OTAKU Club will be hosting an event to showcase Japanese Anime and comic books.    
Read more
123
4
5/4/2017 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Cap & Gown Pickup/Tickets

Cap & Gown Pickup along with your guest tickets will be handed out at this time. Any questions call Karen Blake at 203-575-8269.  
Read more
5
5/5/2017 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Cap & Gown Pickup/Tickets

Cap & Gown Pickup along with your guest tickets will be handed out at this time. Any questions call Karen Blake at 203-575-8269.  
Read more
6

Upcoming events Events RSSiCalendar export

Instagram
Media Contact
Sydney Voghel-Ochs
Director of Marketing

Subcribe to our Monthly e-News

* indicates required