Asnuntuck Community College continues to celebrate its 50th anniversary, with several opportunities for the public to learn more about Asnuntuck and support the college.
On Saturday, October 15, the college’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center will hold its second free car show and open house from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Music will be provided by Cruisin with Bruce Marshall. All car owners are welcome to display their cars on the college’s front lawn and guests can tour the state-of-the-art Advanced Manufacturing Technology training facility. Tours will also be available for the college’s esthetician and cosmetology programs and free chair massages will be offered.
Fall Fest will be held at the college on Monday, October 17 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. SDRUM Duo Live Band will perform, and food trucks will be on hand for people to purchase lunch. Free face painting, henna tattoos, pumpkin carving, and decorating will be taking place, and fresh popcorn, and paraffin hand treatments will all be part of the day. A local race car and driver will also be participating.
Fifty and Flights on October 18 at Broad Brook Brewery in Suffield will celebrate the college’s 50th Anniversary and will also raise funds for the college’s Foundation. Tickets are $50 and will provide guests with a tasting flight of beer, bar bites, and live music, and include donations to the scholarship fund. Sam Chevalier and Acoustic Thunder will perform live music for the event. Contact Asnuntuck’s Executive Director of the Asnuntuck Foundation Keith Madore at 860-253-3041 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Located in Enfield, ACC offers associate degrees, certificates, and short-term workforce training to prepare students for careers, transfer opportunities, and lifelong learning. The college was established in 1969 as the 12th institution in the Connecticut state community college system. Classes began in 1972 in the former North School Building in the Thompsonville section of Enfield, with an initial enrollment of 251. Later, Asnuntuck moved to a leased warehouse on Phoenix Avenue before growing out of the space and relocating in 1983 to its current location at 170 Elm Street. The college added its advanced manufacturing program in 1998, and in 2017 added a 27,000 square-foot state-of-the-art Advanced Manufacturing Center. Since its first graduating class in 1974, more than 7,844 credit graduates and non-credit certificate completers have been awarded 12,816 degrees, certificates, and non-credit certificates from Asnuntuck Community College.
Asnuntuck is among 12 community colleges in Connecticut merging in 2023 to become CT State Community College, one of the largest community colleges in the country and largest in New England, dedicated to quality, access, and affordability. CT State students will be able to apply once and take classes at any campus. In addition to Asnuntuck, other locations include Capital (Hartford), Gateway (New Haven & North Haven), Housatonic (Bridgeport), Manchester, Middlesex (Middletown & Meriden), Naugatuck Valley (Waterbury & Danbury), Northwestern Connecticut (Winsted), Norwalk, Quinebaug Valley (Danielson & Willimantic), Three Rivers (Norwich), and Tunxis (Farmington) Community Colleges.