Middlesex Community College Student Selected as National DREAM Scholar

Feb. 10, 2021 (Middletown, Conn.) — Achieving the Dream (ATD) announced that Middlesex Community College (MxCC) student Ethan Rossier has been chosen as one of eight national 2021 DREAM Scholars. Rossier is an economics major and honors student from New London, Conn.

Ethan RossierThe Scholars, chosen from an impressive pool of applicants, will participate in ATD’s 2021 DREAM Scholars program, which provides tailored leadership development and networking opportunities. Each Scholar will present at DREAM 2021 in February, lending their voice and perspective to an audience of nearly 3,000 community college educators, administrators and leaders.

During the conference, the Scholars will meet with community college leaders, share their educational experiences, and attend sessions on improving student success, institutional governance, teaching and learning, administration, and more. Their DREAM experience includes individual presentations where Scholars share what they have learned during the week, while providing additional insight about how their ATD institution works to improve student success and completion and close equity gaps for historically underserved student populations.

Rossier, who has a 4.0 grade point average, is vice president of the MxCC Student Senate and represents the college as a student ambassador. He is a member of the MxCC Council on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and is a legislative intern for State Representative Christopher Rosario (128th House District). He also served on the college’s Fall Planning Team to help craft a proposal for reopening the college safely during the pandemic.

Learn more about the Achieving the Dream initiative at Middlesex on the college’s website.

Achieving the Dream’s DREAM Scholar program is an experiential learning opportunity for student leaders looking to make a difference on their campus and in their communities. In addition to the scholar’s learning experience, the program integrates dynamic student voices into Achieving the Dream’s annual DREAM conference. The DREAM Scholar program is funded by private gifts from ATD network members, ATD employees, coaches, board members and partners and friends of ATD.

Since 1966, Middlesex Community College has provided high-quality, affordable and accessible education to a diverse population, enhancing the strengths of individuals through degree, certificate and lifelong learning programs that lead to university transfer, employment, and an enriched awareness of our shared responsibilities as global citizens. A part of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system, MxCC offers more than 70 degree or certificate programs at the 35-acre campus in Middletown, MxCC@Platt in Meriden and online.