Asnuntuck Community College’s President James P. Lombella was the guest speaker during the North Central Chamber of Commerce’s recent Scholarship Breakfast meeting. Lombella shared updates with the membership regarding current opportunities at Asnuntuck. Lombella joined ACC in 2009 in the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center, was the Director then Associate Dean of Workforce Development and Continuing Education from 2010-2012, in 2012 he became the CFO/Dean of Administration at the college. He was named President of the college on May 30, 2014 and inaugurated as ACC’s Fourth President this past spring.
The President shared information with the group about the $59.2 million four phase expansion being planned on the Elm Street campus. “We are excited about the changing face of Asnuntuck,” said Lombella. The President outlined the plan for the $23.5 million dollar, 27,000 square foot Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center building that will be built behind the current college building. The new facility, which ground will be broken for in February, will be able to accommodate 600 students and train 1,500 incumbent new workers.
“The Community College is the College for the Community,” said Lombella.
As part of the breakfast, area high school students and one Asnuntuck student were awarded scholarships from the Chamber. ACC Liberal Arts major Laurie Glybin was this year’s Asnuntuck student recipient. Her future plans include enrolling at the University Of Connecticut’s School of Business. Tristiana Levesque & Anthony Deni
were this year’s high school recipients.