Asnuntuck Community College’s Interim Dean of Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center, Mary Bidwell, hosts this month’s episode of “Changing Lives.” Her guest was ACC second semester Machine Technology student Estelle Ramage, who will be going to Washington, D.C. to receive a National Science Foundation Award. She is interning at Aero Gear in Windsor.

Also appearing on the show were Asnuntuck graduate and Educational Assistant Mairead Carney. She works with Asnuntuck’s College Connections students. The college currently buses 100 high school students, from seven area high schools, to the campus to earn dual credit. Fellow graduate Jeremy Hernandez was a guest on the show amd is also an Educational Assistant who works with College Connections students in the Electro-Mechanical department of the college.

The show featured information and videos that focus on the advanced manufacturing technology program, offered at Asnuntuck.

Produced by volunteers, Asnuntuck’s “Changing Lives” program airs on PATV 15, on Thursdays at 8 p.m. and Fridays at 11 a.m. The program can be viewed online by going to the website – Asnuntuck Changing Lives. Visit for more information on programs.

Asnuntuck will host an Open House on Tuesday, November 12th from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Visit for course information.