Rosario “Riz” Rizzo, is a 1970 Middlesex graduate, with an associate degree in public affairs. Riz went on to work for Pratt & Whitney Division of United Technologies, retiring in 2013 as a manager in public affairs after 39 years. Along the way, he earned a B.S. degree in industrial occupational safety from Central Connecticut State University in 1996.
As an engaged Middlesex alum, Riz has served on the MxCC Foundation board of directors, the Manufacturing Advisory Council and the Regional Advisory Committee.
“I have been contributing both my time and funds to Middlesex Community College for the last 25 years because I believe in the mission and goals of the college. I have seen the college grow from using the high school classrooms at night to a beautiful campus located on the hill in Middletown and also in Meriden. The buildings are nice, but not what the college is about. It is really about providing an affordable education in a variety of forms and locations to students who want to learn and improve themselves. Education is a lifelong process,” said Riz.
“When you have the ability to give back to the college—at whatever level you can—please consider the students who will follow you into those classrooms. Please donate to the college through the MxCC Foundation, so that it can continue to provide scholarships to those that need assistance. Your donation can be the difference for someone trying to complete another semester,” he added.
Please join Riz in supporting MxCC students. Give today!
Written by Thea Moritz