MCC Welcomes New Staff Member

Manchester, Conn. – (November 14, 2007) . . . Manchester Community College is pleased to announce the following addition to its staff:

Teshia Levy-Grant, of Bloomfield, has joined MCC as the STRONG-CT Project Coordinator. STRONG-CT (Science and Technology Reaching Out to New Generations in Connecticut) is a collaborative project among MCC, Three Rivers Community College, Quinebaug Valley Community College, and the University of Connecticut. It is funded by the National Science Foundation, and aims to increase the recruitment and retention of minority and first generation students into the life sciences.

Students in the STRONG-CT program will earn an associate degree at one of the selected community colleges before transferring to UConn for a baccalaureate degree.

In her new role, Levy-Grant will be responsible for supporting and contributing to the successful implementation and operation of the STRONG-CT program by assisting faculty with the development of curricula, marketing the program to high school counselors, and recruiting prospective students, in addition to maintaining a project budget and developing a tracking system.

Prior to joining MCC, Levy-Grant was the coordinator of diversity initiatives for Saint Joseph College. Previously, she worked as a graduate intern in pre-collegiate access services for Central Connecticut State University.

Levy-Grant is a graduate of Central Connecticut State University and holds a master of science degree in Counseling and a bachelor of arts degree in English/Premed from Wesleyan University.

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. MCC is situated on a park-like campus and is easily accessible from I-84.

News Item Posted On: November 14, 2007
For Additional Information Contact: Endia DeCordova-Murphy at (860) 512-2914