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Seeking Nominations for Senior Speaker (Class of 2022) at Commencement

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff, The Office of the Dean of the College seeks nominations of graduating students, from the class of 2022, to speak at Commencement. Please take a moment to nominate a deserving senior by sending the student's name via email to mmelende@conncoll.edu no later than December 1 (seniors may also nominate themselves). No formal letter is needed - just the student's name. All nominated seniors who are eligible (must be in good academic and social standing) will be contacted to encourage them to participate in the selection process. Students who choose to participate in the selection process will be asked to prepare a draft speech that will resonate with the Class of 2022 and reflect the College’s mission and values, and its commitment to the Connections Curriculum and to put the ‘Liberal Arts in Action,’ visit websites: https://www.conncoll.edu/at-a-glance/mission--values/ and https://www.conncoll.edu/connections/ . The selection committee comprised of students, faculty, and staff will review the submissions and select a group of finalists who will be interviewed and will present their speeches to the selection committee in late March/early April. The selected speaker will be announced in late April. Thank you in advance for passing along the name(s) of graduating seniors who would excel in this role. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Marina Melendez, mmelende@conncoll.edu . Sincerely, Marina Melendez, Ph.D., Dean for Juniors & Seniors, Transfers Chair, Committee for Senior Speaker 860.439.2050 mmelende@conncoll.edu

Seeking Posse Mentors for New York & Chicago

The Posse Foundation identifies diverse public-school students who are primarily first-generation, under-represented and academically high-achieving. These students demonstrate extraordinary leadership potential. As natural leaders they make an unforgettable impact on the college campuses that they attend. What is the Role of a Posse Faculty Mentor? The Posse mentor is responsible for helping his/her/their Posse have a successful college career. That connection between mentor and scholar often goes beyond the college career into the professional career. In the first two years while on campus, the mentor does this by meeting with the Posse members individually and as a group. In support of the faculty mentor there is a reduced course load in the first two years. If you wish to nominate yourself or another faculty member, please email Marina J Melendez, Posse Coordinator, & Dean of Juniors & Seniors, Transfers or Erika Smith, Dean of the College & Posse Liaison. Seeking Faculty Mentors for: Commitment Start Date

Chicago Class of 2027 Posse 15 Mentor? (June, July) Summer 2023
Chicago Class of 2028 Posse 16 Mentor? (June, July) Summer 2024
New York Class of 2026 Posse 3 Mentor? (June, July) Summer 2022
New York Class of 2027 Posse 4 Mentor? (June, July) Summer 2023

Feel free to contact any one of the following faculty mentors:
Michelle Dunlap, Faculty Mentor of the Class of 2024, Posse 1 NY
Chad Jones, Faculty Mentor of the Class of 2025, Posse 2 NY
Marc Forster, Faculty Mentor of the Class of 2025, Posse 13, Chicago
Maria Cruz-Saco, Faculty Mentor of the Class of 2024, Posse 12 Chicago
Shani Collins-Achille, Faculty Mentor of the Class of 2023, Posse 11, Chicago
Jennifer Rudolph, Faculty Mentor of the Class of 2022, Posse 10, Chicago 


A Message from Department of Campus Safety

To Students, Faculty and Staff,

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Connecticut College Department of Campus Safety has completed the Annual Security and the Annual Fire Safety Reports for Calendar Year 2020. These reports are updated each year and can be found at the links below. The report will be available on the College Website on October 1, 2021.

The Annual Security Report includes College policies regarding campus security, sexual assault, alcohol and drug policies, missing student protocol and evacuation procedures. Crime statistics from the previous three years — which include reports of crimes that occurred on campus, in residence halls or student housing, and in public areas adjacent to the campus — are contained in the report.

The Annual Fire Safety Report contains information on fire alarm systems, fire policies and procedures, and fire statics in residence halls or student housing for the three previous years.

Please contact Director of Campus Safety and Emergency Operations Mary Savage at 860-439-2251 or Ofc. Luis Argarin at 860-439-2222 if you have any questions.

You can access both reports at the link below: