|The new nursing school at Northwest Connecticut Community College serves not only as an opportunity for students and hospitals in northwestern Connecticut, but also the realization of president Barbara Douglass’s vision.
“The highlight today was introducing the students,” said Douglass. “It’s really happening.”
The grand opening ceremonies, held Friday, attracted not only supporters from throughout the community, but also the halls of government. State Rep. John Larson, who had just won his seventh term in office representing the 1st Congressional District, addressed the inaugural class, as well as state Sen. Andrew Roraback, R-30th, and state Representatives Michelle Cook, D-65th, and Roberta Willis. D-64th.
“When you look at the shortage of nurses, you see how vitally important this program will be,” said Larson. “That’s what makes working with our community colleges so important.”