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Charter Oak State College Encourages Voter Registration
Please register to vote in the upcoming election on Tuesday, November 4th. Get information on deadlines and how to register.

Transform CSCU 2020 Town Hall Meeting Held
On Monday 9/22, Charter Oak State College held our Transform CSCU 2020 Town Hall meeting at our campus and online.

Charter Oak State College Celebrates Constitution Day
September 17th is Constitution Day! Take this opportunity to learn more about this document.

Seeking New Student Alternate Rep to CT's Statewide Student Advisory Committee
Great opportunity to network with students from other institutions and to be part of the discussion on public higher education in CT

Go Back to Get Ahead Registration Event on 8/13
Admissions and financial aid representatives from Charter Oak State College will host a registration event for Go Back to Get Ahead prospective students on Wednesday, August 13th from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Omar Rosario named Student Speaker for Charter Oak State College commencement
Omar Rosario named Student Speaker for Charter Oak State College commencement

Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education

Shea Endowed Fund

The Shea Endowed Fund is named after Dr. Bernard Shea , the first President of Charter Oak State College.

By 1973, it had become evident that many of the potential benefits of social and economic progress were not being realized because large numbers of adults lacked access to the higher learning that would enable them to fill positions of responsibility. Suddenly, there emerged the conviction that it was the right of adult persons at every period in their lives to have an opportunity to study any subject at any level, to receive instruction as needed or desired, to be awarded academic credentials in recognition of their achievement, and - most important of all - thereby to acquire the distinctive status accorded recipients of traditional academic degrees.

Dr. Bernard Shea's vision, hard work, and innovative ideas for adult learners assured that Charter Oak State College gained acceptance in Connecticut's academic community.

The Shea Endowment was established in 1987 upon Dr. Shea's retirement. This Endowed Fund enables the College to sponsor public lectures which further the College's mission to engage students and the community in lifelong learning.

In October 2008, the Foundation sponsored the Shea Lecture in conjunction with the Inauguration of President Klonoski. The Shea Lecture was given by Stan Greenberg, noted pollster, who spoke about the role of polling in various kinds of strategic planning efforts. It was offered free to the public.