Even before the Connecticut State University campuses signed articulation agreements with all the community colleges in the state, WestConn and Naugatuck Valley Community College in Waterbury had a strong relationship that benefited students.
One student each year — the one named the President-to-President Scholar — was especially happy.
This year, it was Juanita Curtis, a wife and mother of four school-age children (pictured at right) who earned her associate degree in liberal arts from NVCC with a 3.9 GPA. She is studying communications at WestConn
“I knew that WestConn had something for me, and I knew I would excel here,” Curtis said.