Patience Hettrick

patiencehettrickPATIENCE HETTRICK

Patience Hettrick is the Assistant News Director at WFSB, Channel 3.  She is responsible for the editorial content and production of all news broadcasts.

She started her career at the station back in 1998.  She has worn many hats in the newsroom including: Writer, Producer, Health Producer and Executive Producer before taking her role as the Assistant News Director.  In 2010, Patience was nominated for an Emmy for her coverage of the murder at Yale University.

Prior to Channel 3, she worked on the Assignment Desk at WPEC in West Palm Beach, Florida and at NBC 30 in West Hartford, Connecticut.

Patience joined the team at Middlesex Community College back in 2007.  She teaches students the skills needed to work in a newsroom in her Broadcast Journalism class. She is also a member of the Broadcast-Cinema Advisory Board at Middlesex.

When she’s not working or teaching, Patience enjoys spending time with her family. Her husband is also a teacher. Together they are raising their three small children.


AST*111, Introduction to Astronomy (4 credits) An introduction to the study of the solar system, the stars, galaxies, nebulae, and newly discovered celestial bodies. Laboratory activities and field trips included. Prerequisites: MAT*137 and eligible for ENG*101. (New course, Fall 2020)
CJS*141, Fingerprinting  (1 credit) This hands-on workshop will expose students to the fundamental skills necessary for documenting, identifying, and developing latent fingerprints.   Students will utilize both chemical and physical visualization techniques to include: fingerprint powders, magnetic powders, SPR, Cyanoacrylate fuming, iodine, crystal, and crystal violet. Prerequisites: None
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