QVCC's Manufacturing Technology Center Honored (12/12/12)
Quinebaug Valley Community College’s Manufacturing Technology Center was one of 20 economic development projects, programs and leaders from around the state honored by the Connecticut Economic Resource Center (CERC) at its annual CELEBRATE CT! event.
L to R: Catherine Smith, commissioner of the Department of Economic & Community Development; Paul Martland, QVCC dean of administrative services; Alfred Williams QVCC interim dean of students; Amy DeSonia, QVCC dean of academic affairs; Stephen LaPointe, interim director of QVCC’s Manufacturing Center; and Robert Santy, president and CEO of
Connecticut Economic Resource Center
CERC is a nonprofit corporation and public-private partnership that provides objective research, marketing and economic development resources to support making Connecticut a competitive business environment. CELEBRATE CT!, held Nov. 28 at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford, recognizes the top companies, projects, programs, organizations and individuals for their contribution to the state’s economy. The honorees were selected based on criteria such as consistent and growing employment levels, the role in changing the character of its community or civic engagement, strong public/private collaboration to encourage new investment, or leadership resulting in regional growth or improvements.
“These awards pay tribute to the hardworking people and successful programs and projects of 2012,” said CERC President and CEO Robert Santy. “We at CERC are proud to partner with the regions to celebrate these admirable honorees, and we look forward to what 2013 will bring us.”