2016 Hall of Fame

The Housatonic Community College Foundation
8th Annual Alumni Hall of Fame Gala

Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 6pm - Beacon Hall

HCC Foundation’s 8th Annual Alumni Hall of Fame Gala a Huge Success

The Housatonic Community College Foundation raised over $20,000 for student scholarships during a spectacular night which highlighted the importance of HCC to the Greater Bridgeport Area and surrounding communities. With a theme of ‘Stay Close. Go Far,’ the evening was dedicated to scholarship awareness and the impact scholarships have on students creating a path to success. “Our students truly do go far. It’s not an easy journey, many have obstacles in their way,” said HCC President, Paul Broadie II. Guest speaker Sonia Manzano, who played ‘Maria’ for 30 years on the hit PBS show ‘Sesame Street,’ shared how she used her difficult childhood to thrive, and congratulated HCC on their support of helping non-traditional students become successful. During the 2016-2017 academic year the HCC Foundation provided over $200,000 in scholarships to students with limited resources.

The event was emceed by HCC’s own Steve Mark, and music was provided by members of the HCC Community.
During the event, four awards were presented. Benjamin Ortiz received the Distinguished Alumni award, Robin L. Avant received the Young Alumni Award, the Community Service Award went to Tiffany Teixeira, and Barbara and Carl Johnson were honored with the inaugural Friends of the College Award. Congratulations to the awardees and a thank you to the planning committee for putting on a remarkable event.

Here are some photos from our event!

Thank you to our 2016 sponsors!

Achieving the Dream
Aspen Award
JED Campus