Asnuntuck Community College’s Foundation was honored to be the recipient of a $10,000 donation from Peter and Melissa Picknelly. The donation, made to the Asnuntuck Community College Foundation’s Capital Campaign, was done in honor of Connie Beckstead who was the Evening Coordinator for Asnuntuck’s Information Center. Mrs. Beckstead’s children Craig Beckstead, Tracey Buchholz, Melissa Picknelly, and their families, were on hand for the unveiling of the newly named Connie Beckstead Information Center this past Thursday.

Mrs. Beckstead, a beloved employee, worked at the local community college from 1979-1997.

The college’s Capital Campaign will continue through June, 2018. For more information about Asnuntuck’s Foundation, including naming, giving and investing opportunities in the college’s new 27,000 square foot Advanced Manufacturing Center and new Front Façade, please visit or contact Director of Institutional Advancement Keith Madore ( at 860-253-3041