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‘Stuff a cruiser,’ discuss legislative proposals or consider NCC

NORWALK, Conn. – Some Norwalk news for you:

  • NPD collecting toys Friday
  • Criminal justice reform to be a topic
  • NCC grads guaranteed enrollment at Quinnipiac

 


‘Stuff-A-Cruiser’ toy drive announced

 Norwalk Police Department’s 4th annual “Stuff-A-Cruiser” toy drive is planned for noon-8 p.m. this Friday Dec. 6 in the Walmart parking lot at 650 Main Avenue, according to a press release.  Officers will be accepting new unwrapped toys for children ages infant thru 15, and all donations will benefit local families in need.

 

Human Rights Day panel will discuss proposed laws

The annual Human Rights Day Event is slated for 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday Dec. 12 at City Hall, 125 East Ave.  A press release states that a panel of Connecticut leaders and human rights advocates hosted by Norwalk’s Human Relations Commission will discuss legislative proposals regarding automatic expungement, right to vote, and housing of homeless people with criminal records.

 The Human Relations Commission strives to “bring about mutual understanding and respect among all groups in the city; eliminate prejudice, intolerance, bigotry, and discrimination; and give effect to the guaranty of equal rights for all,” according to the City’s website.

 

NCC grads can easily shuffle off to Quinnipiac

Norwalk Community College (NCC) graduates are now able to transfer seamlessly to Quinnipiac University, according to a press release.

Per an agreement between NCC CEO Cheryl DeVonish and Quinnipiac President Judy Olian, NCC grads (including dual-enrollment students and online students) are guaranteed admission as third-year (junior) students in a Quinnipiac bachelor’s degree program once they’ve earned an associate degree in arts or an associate of science in business, nursing, computer science, criminal justice, allied health or from the college of technology engineering science. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is needed, as are all other Quinnipiac transfer prereqs including those for the intended major.

Also, currently-enrolled NCC students can take one Quinnipiac course per year free of charge, with a maximum of three courses per student.

“This agreement provides a valuable educational pathway for NCC students to continue their education to the bachelor’s level or beyond,” DeVonish is quoted as saying, noting that the pact will especially help nursing students progress from an RN to a BSN.  “NCC offers an outstanding education that prepares students to set their aspirations high and be accepted to competitive four-year colleges and universities like Quinnipiac.”

More info is at [email protected] or Quinnipiac Admissions  (203) 582 8600.

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