Monthly Archives: May 2011

Emergency Messaging System Implemented

Goodwin is now equipped to send emergency voice messages to all employees and students. This system will only be used in the unlikely event of a critical emergency. The system can also send text messages to those who request it .

Alumni – Join Our New Alumni Association Facebook Page

Looking to reconnect with old friends and classmates? The Goodwin College Alumni Association Facebook fan page is the perfect place to catch up with Goodwin alumni, faculty and staff. By “liking” Goodwin College Alumni Association, you will receive up-to-date news about events and happenings, area career fairs, programs and services, as well as photos, video and more. Become a fan today!

The Foundation – And Our Students – Say Thanks!

We would like to say Thank You to all who have contributed to the Goodwin College Foundation.  The Foundation continues to grow because of you – over 40% compared to last year! Learn more about how you can make a difference in our students’ lives!

Environmental “Museum on Wheels” Stops at Goodwin

The Watershed on Wheels (WoW) express was a hit with students and staff at both the college and Connecticut River Academy May 19. The “museum on wheels” with eight exhibits highlighted wildlife and the conservation of 7.2 million acres of the Connecticut River watershed.

Bill Strickland Visits Goodwin

Renowned author, teacher, and activist Bill Strickland spent some time at the college this month, getting to know our mission and students. President Obama recently named Strickland to the White House Council for Community Solutions.

Grant Approved to Boost Riverside Drive Reconstruction

Goodwin College and its neighbors were thrilled to learn May 16 that the federal Economic Development Administration has approved $1.15 million for the reconstruction of Riverside Drive, the road our students and employees take to get to the River Campus. The improvements will support current and future development along Riverside Drive, as well as critical linkages to both the campus and other planned projects such as the multiuse trail network into Rentschler field. Last summer, the college spent over $150k of its own money to make temporary repairs, and has committed $300k to the required match for the grant.

Willowbrook Acquisition Moves Early Childhood Magnet Plan Ahead

Goodwin College has completed its purchase of the Willowbrook School property, setting in motion plans to develop a brand new Early Childhood Magnet School on the site. When completed, the Goodwin College Early Childhood Education Magnet School will be open to students in pre-kindergarten and kindergarten, drawing children from throughout the region and working in concert with Goodwin College Early Childhood program faculty and students.

Half Moon to Return this July

The tall ship Half Moon is now officially a tradition at Goodwin College, slated to return for a fourth time this July. The ship, modeled for one used by Henry Hudson in the early 1600’s, will welcome aboard a student crew from the Connecticut River Academy. This year, the festivities surrounding the ship’s visit will include an encampment by historical reactors.  Public tours of the encampment and ship are scheduled for July 7-8.

May 2011

College Preps for Largest Graduation Yet

Goodwin College is making preparations for as many as 400 students to receive their diplomas at the annual commencement June 12. The ceremony will be held outdoors at the River Campus starting at 10 a.m. (grads arrive at 9 a.m.). In addition to the graduates, the college will also honor Ernestina Naadu Mills, the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Ghana, for her work in educations, and former professional baseball standout turned philanthropist Garry Maddox.