The Middlesex Community College Sustainability Team joined in the celebration of the 34th annual “Meriden Daffodil Festival” by marching in the event’s parade on Saturday April 28. The MxCC team, which was lead by college president, Dr. Anna Wasescha, included students from the Middletown campus and the Meriden Center, as well as faculty and their families – each wearing an organic cotton “Go Green” tee-shirt to highlight MxCC’s environmental commitment. This was the first time MxCC participated in the parade.
“MxCC is a big part of the Meriden community, and we welcomed the opportunity to take part in one of the city’s best and brightest events of the year,” Dr. Wasescha said. “It was great to see so many people along the parade route and in Hubbard Park. Hubbard Park is a perfect illustration of the role green spaces play in building community pride. I’m so glad we had a chance to contribute to that sense of pride by walking in the parade with our students, paced by a faculty member driving a hybrid automobile, passing out seed packets, and spreading the word about sustainability.”
Founded in 1966, Middlesex Community College (mxcc.edu) is part of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities Board of Regents for Higher Education. The school offers more than 50 degree or certificate programs at its three locations: the main, 38-acre campus in Middletown, the downtown Meriden Center, and the shoreline in Old Saybrook. The college promotes understanding, learning, ethics, and self-discipline by encouraging critical thinking. Current enrollment exceeds 2,875 full and part-time students, and 1,600 continuing education students.