MCC Announces Appointments to Staff Positions

Manchester Community College is pleased to announce the following new appointments:

Sara Vincent, of South Windsor, Conn., has been named executive assistant to the president of MCC. Vincent has served in the position on an interim basis since last July. Prior to that, she was a development associate responsible for alumni relations, annual fund and grant writing, among other duties. She holds a master’s degree in communication from Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut. She serves on several academic committees at MCC and is also president-elect of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), Connecticut Valley Chapter.

Patricia Lindo, of Bloomfield, Conn., was appointed assistant director of human resources. She has served in an interim capacity since last July. Prior to that, she served as the president’s executive assistant since 2007. Lindo has also taught college-success labs as an adjunct faculty member at MCC and was an administrative assistant at Capital Community College and the Connecticut Department of Social Services. She is an MCC alumnus and also holds a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Connecticut State University, as well as a certificate from the State of Connecticut Human Resources Management Program. She serves on a number of committees at MCC.

Anita Sparrow, of Middletown, Conn., was named registrar. She had served as assistant registrar/associate registrar at MCC since 2006.  Sparrow holds a bachelor’s degree from CCSU. She is a union delegate for the Congress of Connecticut Community Colleges (4C’s) and serves on the Cultural Programs Committee and College Senate. Before joining MCC, she was assistant registrar at Charter Oak State College, and held several positions of increasing responsibility at CCSU.

Robert Smith, of North Stonington, Conn., is the newly appointed building superintendent III. Smith brings more than 20 years’ experience in the building services industry, including owning and operating a family business that he developed and established. He has also served as superintendent at CCSU and has managed and maintained commercial and state real estate at various locations throughout southern New England.

Elijah Oliver, of New Britain, Conn., has been named an enrollment management coordinator, admissions.  He joined MCC in 2006 as an educational assistant in the college admissions office. He has extensive experience working with young adults and college students, including serving as higher education consultant for CEO Financial Group and as a career transition readiness instructor at Job Corp Academy in Hartford, Conn. He is a native of Brentwood, N.Y., and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha, where his involvement with the organization’s alumni chapter includes committee work to develop and run programs that help youth succeed in school; he also provides advisement to the undergraduate chapter to ensure compliance with the national organization’s requirements.

Yanidza Betancourt, of Manchester, is an enrollment management coordinator, financial aid.  Betancourt joined MCC in 2009 as an educational assistant in the financial aid office. She is an alumnus of the college and also holds a bachelor’s degree from CCSU.  She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, the largest honor society in higher education, whose purpose is to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. She is also the recipient of aConnecticut Association of Latinos in Higher Education (CALAHE) scholarship, as well as an MCC Foundation scholarship and the Minority Caucus Award.

About MCC

Students of any age who possess the desire to pursue higher education are welcome at Manchester Community College. MCC is proud of its academic excellence, new facilities, flexible schedules, small classes, low tuition and faculty with both academic and “real world” credentials. The college offers over 60 programs, transfer options, financial aid and scholarships, as well as access to baccalaureate degrees through guaranteed admissions programs with several universities. The main, park-like campus, which is easily accessible from I-84, is also the home of Great Path Academy, a middle college high school, serving grades 9-12. The college’s second location, the Manchester Community College Arts and Education Center, opened in downtown Manchester in 2012. In January 2014, MCC was named as one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges, eligible to compete for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence and $1 million dollars in prize funds by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program.




News Item Posted On: April 03, 2014
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