January 13, 2017
2017 Community Service Edition
Each January, our nation celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a national day of community service in commemoration of his legacy and impact. Service beyond self was one of Dr. King's core values, demonstrated by his encouragement of citizens to unite in efforts improve communities and solve issues.

As we prepare to honor him next week, CCIC would like to share a sampling of the many recent community service contributions made by our member institutions and their students.
Albertus Magnus College Student-Athletes Make a Difference in the Community
Fairfield University's Partnership with the Cesar Batalla School Continues to Grow
Mitchell College Celebrates
Dr. Seuss’s Birthday with the 16th Annual Cat in the Hat Ball
Sacred Heart University Students Impacted by Community Tour of Bridgeport
Bassick High School Students Earn College Credit from St. Vincent’s College
Projects for Peace: Trinity College students have played a part in making the world a better place
University of Bridgeport
Food Recovery Network Club is
Saving Food and Feeding People
University of Hartford Student-Athletes Bring Hope to Teenager with Incurable Brain Condition
University of New Haven basketball players plus West Haven elementary school students makes the right equation
University of St. Joseph & West Hartford Aquatics Teams Swim for Cause
Wesleyan University Students Partner with Community Groups for GIS Service Learning Projects
Yale University Girls’ Science Investigations
Program Extends Outreach to Young Women

Matter of Fact

Connecticut's Higher Ed Institutions' Commitment to Innovation
Higher education research and development expenditures statewide
were 54 percent higher in 2015 than in 2006.
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Source: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics,
Higher Education Research and Development Survey, FY2015

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Events

Below are some celebrations and events taking place on our members'
campuses. We encourage you to check all of our member
' websites for updates and additions to the list.

Connecticut College
Black History Month and MLK Event

Fairfield University
Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrations 2017

Quinnipiac University
School of Medicine Martin Luther King Jr Event

Sacred Heart University
Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration & Reflection

University of Bridgeport
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

University of Hartford
Dr. Martin Luther King Observance

University of Saint Joseph
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration 1/23 Events

Wesleyan University
Lecture: Commemoration of the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Yale University
Annual Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

University of Haven Employee Presented with Academia Award

The New Year is a starting a little richer for University of New Haven employee Darlene Pacelli. She was surprised in December with a $250 Academia Award by California Casualty Field Marketing Manager Marie Gull. Joining Marie at the surprise announcement was the Executive Director of Human Resources for the University, Penny Pecka. Darlene is the administrative secretary for the Business School’s Center for Family Business.

Realizing that learning is a lifelong journey, Darlene received a campus bookstore gift card so she could invest in educational materials or purchase items that show her campus spirit.

California Casualty has partnered with the Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges to offer member institution employees customized auto and home insurance with professional discounts and specialized benefits. Learn more about California Casualty and its insurance products for CCIC institution employees at www.calcas.com/CCIC. For more information, please contact Marie Gull, mgull@calcas.com or 203.500.2260.

Left to Right: New Haven University Executive Director of HR Penny Pecka, Academia Award winner Darlene Pacelli and California Casualty Field Marketing Manager Marie Gull

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