New Staff Joins Manchester Community College

Manchester, CT – (April 21, 2006) . . . Manchester Community College is pleased to announce the following addition to its staff:

Sharale Walker, of West Hartford, has joined MCC as the STRONG-CT Project Coordinator. The Science and Technology Reaching Out to New Generations in Connecticut (STRONG-CT) program targets minority and first generation college students that have an interest in obtaining a degree and pursuing a career in the life sciences. This program is funded through the National Science Foundation and represents an alliance between the University of Connecticut, Manchester Community College, Quinebaug Valley Community College and Three Rivers Community College.
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, Walker 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, Walker was the Research Assistant for the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington and a Research Associate with CeraGen Corporation in New Haven.

Walker is a graduate of Quinnipiac University and holds a masters of science degree in Biomedical Sciences and holds a bachelor of science degree in Biology from Eastern Connecticut State 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.

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News Item Posted On: April 21, 2006
For Additional Information Contact: Endia DeCordova-Murphy at (860) 512-2914