MCC Scholars Recognized at Lunch

Manchester, Connecticut-( April 13, 2012)…Scholars at Manchester Community College who are part of the Sister-2-Sister program were honored at a luncheon for their 2011 fall semester academic achievements. The Sister-2-Sister and Brother-2-Brother mentoring programs at the college provides additional support, mentoring and encouragement to minority students in achieving their academic and professional goals.

The following 2011 Fall semester students were honored at the luncheon for achieving a 3.0 grade point average:

Nicole Graboski, Manchester; Shanique Gumbs, Hartford;Jessica Rowe, Windsor; Mariah Henriques, Hartford; Chevel Atkinson, Hartford; Vanessa Bell, East Hartford; Taitia Joseph, East Hartford; Marie Rufini, Andover; Michelle O’Connor,East Hartford; Saquya Gaston, Hartford; Jenny I. Garcia, Hartford; Jenny M. Garcia, East Granby; Teresa Harrington, Manchester; Tiffany Thomas, Hartford and Evelyn Melendez, Hartford.

The Sister-2-Sister and Brother-2-brother programs have been organized to address institutional concerns regarding the academic success rates of Latin and African-American students, as well as to respond to requests by students to have more formalized opportunities for this type of programming. The Sister-2-Sister and Brother-2-brother programs are committed to the personal, academic, social and cultural development of each member as follows:

  • Equipping them with the necessary tools and resources to pursue, achieve and maintain academic excellence.
  • Encouraging them to cultivate positive peer and adult relationships.
  • Helping them to engage in their learning process.
  • Promoting student leadership and service to the community.




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: April 16, 2012
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