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  • [PHOTOS] Center for New Media Grand Opening
  • [PHOTOS] Center for New Media Grand Opening
  • [PHOTOS] Center for New Media Grand Opening
  • [PHOTOS] Center for New Media Grand Opening
  • [PHOTOS] Center for New Media Grand Opening
  • [PHOTOS] Center for New Media Grand Opening

[PHOTOS] Center for New Media Grand Opening

On Thursday, October 23, we hosted a Grand Opening of our new Center for New Media. Construction was recently completed on the 5,718 square-feet remodel, which includes a high-definition broadcast studio, a video control room, an audio and music recording control room, editing suites, a green room, a high-definition screening room, and three state-of the-art computer lab classrooms. The new facility also includes an FCC-approved radio station, WMDX 107.5 FM.

During the event, President Anna Wasescha, President and General Manager of WLIS/WMRD-AM Don DeCesare, Center for New Media Director Rich Lenoce, and Senator Richard Blumenthal addressed guests. After that, guests went on tours of the Center for New Media now that all the equipment is in place.

In November 2012, Middlesex Community College was a recipient of a $2.5 million U.S. Department of Labor Trade Adjustment Act Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant for a New Media Studies initiative. This new initiative is designed to meet the state’s needs for skilled workers in new media industries. Besides funding a space on campus for the Center, this grant has funded curriculum development and implementation for four key programs at MxCC: Broadcast-Cinema, Communication, Fine Arts/Graphic Design, and Multimedia.

It was a really great event and we are so thankful to all who came out to celebrate this milestone with us!

The Center for New Media

It is a beautiful day on campus, perfect for testing out the DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter. A big thank you to MxCC alumnus Dennis Beaulieu, a UAV (Unnamed Aerial Vehicle) hobbyist, who has donated some fall shots of the campus from his test today (pictured here). Also pictured is Dan Nocera, coordinator of MxCC’s Corporate Media Center.


Judy Prill (DEEP), Jaime Flores (MxCC), Karen LeBoulluec (MxCC), Steve Minkler, Dan Nocera (MxCC’s Corporate Media Center), Dr. Anna Wasescha (MxCC), Lloyd Langevin (MxCC’s Corporate Media Center), Deputy Commissioner Susan Whalen, Bueau Chief Mke Lambert, Laurie Giannotti (CT DEEP Recreational Trail and Greenway Program Coordinator), and Carolyn Hughes (Intent Design Group).

On Tuesday, September 30th Middlesex Community College’s Corporate Media Center (CMC) and Connecticut’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEEP) premiered their latest collaboration: a video on The Air Line State Park Trail at a special event on September 30 at the DEEP Headquarters in Hartford, Conn. Present from MxCC were Dr. Anna Wasescha, Dean Minkler, Jaime Flores, Dan Nocera, Lloyd Langevin, Elena Sanchez and Karen LeBoulleuc.

The 18 minute video is a virtual tour of the Air Line State Park Trail which extends from East Hampton to Thompson. The video took nine months to complete thanks to the efforts of ten student editors helping to cut it including Sam Bode, Adam DeRezendes, Matt Fruin, Cindy Gerstl, Hollie Kinney, Karen LeBoulluec, Rose Picarelli, Lauren Reynolds, Elena Sanchez, and Andrew Saxe.

“This project was one of the first collaborations I was involved in for the school!” said Elena Sanchez, multimedia student. “I got to come up with the concept layout design for the animation graphics, as well as created the actual graphics and animations. Overall, it was interesting how all the components came together at the end to create an amazing piece of videography to promote our state’s parks and wildlife preservation.”

“This video was great collaboration between DEEP, Intent Design Group and Middlesex Community College’s Corporate Media Center,” said Dan Nocera, Corporate Media Producer at MxCC“I really couldn’t have pulled it off without my students’ help!”

About the Center

Middlesex Community College's Center for New Media is located in Middletown, CT.

The CNM offers innovative associate degrees in broadcast-cinema, graphic design, multimedia, and communication, as well as certificate programs in areas such as interactive entertainment, gaming, 3D animation, new media production, news and sports production, corporate media and web design.

We are a designated Center for Excellence in broadcast education and we prepare our students for jobs in the growing field of new media with a hands-on education.

Learn more about programs at MxCC's Center for New Media at www.mxcc.edu/cnm.

This project was funded by a grant awarded under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant, as implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration.

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