Reverend Willis McCaw, a lifelong resident of Middletown says, “I am truly grateful for my years at Middlesex Community College and the connections I have made with students, professors and staff. The College served as a defining moment for me—it helped make me a lifelong learner.” Rev. McCaw earned his AA from MxCC in 2000, his BA in history from Central Connecticut State University (magna cum laude) in 2003, and he earned his MDiv from Yale Divinity School in 2008. He served 10 years at the Faith Center Church in Meriden, was chaplain of the Gospel Church of Trinity College in Hartford, and is a teaching fellow for pastoral care at Yale Divinity School. Now as senior pastor of the First Baptist Church in Middletown, Rev. McCaw also serves as a chaplain for the Connecticut Department of Correction and is currently pursuing his Doctor of Ministry degree at Hartford Seminary.