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The Perfect Time for Planning Your Future

What do I love about Eastern? All the options!  Yes, registration for Fall has closed, but not quite.  There are also some 2nd 7 week courses to choose from at our off-campus sites.  Visit http://www.easternct.edu/ce/CCS-Session-Fall10.htm  to see your choices.

We are entering that perfect time to plan for your future.  If you have thought about coming back to college or going to college for the first time, now is the time to sit down with an advisor and look at your options!  If you'd like to make an advisement appointment, feel free to call us at 860-465-0206.  Phone advisement appointments are also available.

The School of Continuing Education at Eastern is small and person-oriented.  We want to know your name and help you along the way.  Education is an adventure and enhances your future opportunities, so if you're thinking of college, we're here to help.

--Susan Crowley, Webmaster

First Week of Classes...We Are in the Business of Changing Lives.

Today was a good day. I went to meetings as usual, and while on campus I picked up the vibe of the students' first days (daze) in school. There is something special about hopeful faces and new beginnings. I am anxious to see the same faces throughout the school year and into the next and the next and the next. After all, within the crowd of faces all are looking forward to the same goal...to graduate!!!! And that is what we are here for. We are here to help, mentor when needed, and look for creative possibilities to help all reach the same goal. We are here to provide experiences that integrate classroom learning with what is happening out there in the real world, so that our graduates are able to participate in society in a meaningful way.

Some students have many barriers, where their shoulders are heavy and the mountain seems insurmountable. It is with those students that we have our challenges and our greatest rewards as administrators. Let me talk about two very different students. One is a traditional minority student, first in his family to go to college, who could not find his niche and was not succeeding. He was studying the wrong discipline, not succeeding in many classes, and did not realize that he should have been in another major until almost too late. He was in danger of falling through the cracks. He did not see graduation as a goal and could not imagine how he could get there. He had many in the university community pulling for him. We found a way to look at the classes he has taken and create a plan of study that will get him out of college in five years!!! Now five years you say....that is not four....no it is not...but it does represent success for someone who was ready to give up and walk away, seeing only defeat. Graduation is just around the corner for him.  His life was changed today. Her life was changed today.

The other student is an adult student who was in the ladies room, sighing loudly. I happened to hear her and started talking to her. She is the mother of five and was taking five classes this semester. She was exhausted and it was only the second day of class. I invited her into my office and introduced her to one of our advisors who sat her down and listened to what she wanted to accomplish. To make a long story short, out of a chance meeting we were able to shave off a year and a half of study for her and created a plan of study that will only entail 6 more classes toward graduation.  She didn't know what the School of Continuing Education could provide...she will be doing Credit for Lifelong Learning based on her sixteen years of experience in banking. And that came out of a chance meeting with someone who was listening!!!!

So yes, today was a good day.....we are in the business of changing lives. It can't get better than that!

--Dean Gimenez, School of Continuing Education

Are You Prepared to Go to College?

You probably have been shopping to get all your supplies.  If you have an online course, you've probably made sure your password works so you can get into your online courses.  You've checked the Student Portal and gotten into your email for any notices from the college. 

But you may be in that last minute fix of trying to find the right course.  The advisors in the School of Continuing Education are here to help.  It's not too late to schedule an advisement appointment or even an advisement appointment by phone.  Call the School of Continuing Education at 860-465-0206.

Let us help you get prepared.  Eastern starts the Fall Term on August 30th.  Happy Semester!

 

--All the best from the Web Team

 

 

Don't Put Off until Tomorrow What You Can Do Today!

Don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today.  The hardest part of going back to college is taking that first step......but don't let yourself procrastinate any longer.  You will be surprised at how supportive the advisors are here in Continuing Education.  And we know you will be surprised at how well you will do in the classroom.  In this economy it is dangerous not to have a bachelor's degree credential when so many others do.  Come see us and we will figure out the best way for you to finish your bachelor's degree!  Call 860.465.0206 for an appointment with an advisor.  Classes start August 30th.

 

From Associate Dean Carol J. Williams

Fall 2010 is Almost Here! Register Now!

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This is the perfect time to think about going back to college.  Or do you have an associate's degree and know that getting your bachelor's will help you at your job?  We have a lot of educational options for you.  Visit our website at http://www.easternct.edu/ce/  and look around.  Unsure of what courses to take first?  Give the School of Continuing Education a call at 860-465-0206.  Ask for an advisement appointment.  Phone advisement appointments are also available. 

This could be a whole new beginning for you.  Start this Fall.  The School of Continuing Education at Eastern is here to help.

 

From Susan Crowley, Webmaster

Are You Thinking of Returning to School?

P1010452.jpgIf you are, give the School of Continuing Education a call at (860) 465-5125 and ask for an advisement appointment.  Phone advisement appointments are also available.  Let our  advisors help you look over your choices and discover your potential. 

Now is the time to stand out of the crowd and get training for your future.  The School of Continuing Education is here to help.  Summer Registration is open now.  You don't have to be admitted to take one course. 

Registration for the Fall opens on July 1st for the general public. Look at the courses and plan with an advisor.  If you've decided then apply for admission.

This is the time to be thinking about your future.   

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