Image from Annual Report

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.