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6/2/2012

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MILFORD MAN NAMED ACTING DEAN AT HCC

BRIDGEPORT- Business Professor Edward Becker of Milford has been appointed acting dean of Community Outreach at Housatonic Community College.

Becker, a business professor at HCC for the past six years, will direct the activities of a department that includes the non-credit Continuing Education unit; the Strategic Solutions Group that offers businesses customized job training; marketing; advertising; public relations and the HCC website.

Becker brings extensive experience to the position. He served as marketing director for the United Way in Bridgeport and vice president of marketing with Peoples United Bank, and worked at several ad agencies on Madison Ave. in Manhattan and Stamford, Conn. He holds a Master’s degrees in communications and business administration from UCONN.

Becker’s goal is have a positive impact on the department during his tenure. “I want to build upon the good work and successful achievements of the department over the past years,” he said.

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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Anson C. Smith, Public Relations Coordinator
Housatonic Community College
900 Lafayette Blvd.
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Tel: 203-332-5229, Fax: 203-332-5247
E-mail: asmith@hcc.commnet.edu