Go Back to Get Ahead
Monday, June 2, 2014
Photographs by Brian Lombardo
MCC was honored to host Governor Dannel P. Malloy and the Board of Regents to kick-off the “Go Back to Get Ahead” program Monday, June 2, in the GPA Community Commons. In a drive to give “lapsed” college students the opportunity to get their college education back on track, and to develop a better educated workforce and more competitive state economy, the governor announced that the Board of Regents for Higher Education today launched the program to offer in-state residents who have started, but not completed a degree, free college courses when they re-enroll. Malloy explained that through the program, for a limited time, individuals who took college courses before Dec. 1, 2012, but left before completing their degree, can get up to three free 3-credit courses, by enrolling in one of Connecticut’s 18 community colleges or universities. MCC President Glickman welcomed attendees and introduced the governor. MCC alumna Julie Larkin, a candidate for the program, related her personal story to the crowd.
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