May 16, 2012
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BRANFORD RESIDENT RECOGNIZED FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE WORK
BRANFORD - Local resident Andrea Macnow has received statewide recognition for her community service activities.
Macnow, a grants development specialist at Bridgeport’s Housatonic Community College, was nominated for the 2012 Community Service Special Award for her efforts on behalf of the Milford Animal Shelter last year. She coordinated a food and supplies drive for the Milford Animal Shelter in August. Macnow was recognized by the state Office of Financial and Academic Affairs for Higher Education at a ceremony at Central Connecticut State University last month.
Macnow, along with other volunteers, stood outside the Milford Wal-Mart to collect items for the shelter’s food bank. In just four hours, 20 shopping carts were filled to the brim and $300 in cash was collected.
The shelter, which provides aid to pet owners in need of assistance for their pets, was overwhelmed by the public response.
Macnow’s commitment to helping animals continues. In December 2011, she conducted another drive for the Branford Animal Shelter. Through her efforts, over $250 in supplies were donated to the shelter.
Housatonic Community College provides an affordable and accessible education through two-year degrees, transfer preparation, and certificate programs, as well as a wide variety of continuing education and personal/professional enrichment seminars and workshops. In addition, HCC offers employee and occupational training for businesses, municipalities, government agencies, and professional associations to help develop the educated and skilled workforce required to meet regional business and industry needs. HCC is nationally recognized as an “Achieving the Dream” institution. To learn more, visit the college’s website at: www.hcc.commnet.edu.
HCC is located at 900 Lafayette Blvd. in downtown Bridgeport, less than 150 yards off I-95 (Exit 27) and Rte. 8 (Exit 1), a block from the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard. Free parking is available in the Housatonic garage.
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