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New College of Nursing Announced

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University announces the creation of a new College of Nursing, effective July 1. The College of Nursing will join the University’s other five colleges—the Jack Welch College of Business, the Isabelle Farrington College of Education, the College of Arts & Sciences, the College of Health Professions and University College.

Nursing Professor Linda Strong Receives Daughters of American Colonists’ Award

May 27, 2015

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Professor Linda Strong of Stratford, a nursing professor for the past 23 years as Sacred Heart University and a public health nurse for more than 33 years, was honored recently with an award of $1,000 from the Connecticut State Society—Daughters of the American Colonists (CTSSDAC). A check was presented to her by Christy Hendrie, a family nurse practitioner graduate of SHU’s School of Nursing and new State Regent for the CTSSDAC. The presentation took place at the Hall Neighborhood House in Bridgeport, where Strong operates Aging with Grace, a community health outreach program. The check will help fund the purchase of much-needed health screening equipment for anyone served by Hall House. Strong, Hendrie, SHU senior nursing students, representatives from Optimus Healthcare (which supports Hall House) and other CTSSDAC officials were onsite for the presentation.

Horizons at SHU Enrichment Program Receives $20,000 Grant

May 26, 2015

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The Horizons program at Sacred Heart University recently received a grant of $20,000 from Fairfield County Community Foundation (FCCF), one of its top supporters. Horizons, now in its fourth year of operation on SHU’s campus, serves children from Bridgeport public and parochial schools by providing them with a strong life foundation through academic training, high-quality enrichment and the tools to become good citizens. This program enables children to develop the skills and confidence to grow and become successful, contributing members of society in the city of Bridgeport and beyond.

SHU Joins SALT to Help Students Learn Financial Skills

May 15, 2015

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University has teamed up with SALT™, a financial education resource created by the nonprofit American Student Assistance® (ASA). SALT, available online at saltmoney.org, is a dynamic multichannel service that teaches students and alumni how to borrow less for college, borrow the right types of loans, make repayment stress-free and build money knowledge for college—and beyond.

SHU to Offer ESL Classes at Stamford Graduate Center

May 15, 2015

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University will offer English as a Second Language (ESL) classes at its Stamford Graduate Center beginning this fall. “We believe there is a huge need with the international community in Stamford,” says Professor Madeleine Golda, director of SHU’s ESL program. “Au pairs, health care professionals, international students, employees and families of employees working for of international businesses are some of the folks who might benefit from this program.” She notes that the Graduate Center is ideally located near restaurants and shopping as well as near the train station, so it will be convenient for residents of Westchester County to take advantage of the program.

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