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Charter Oak State College Official Catalog

Charter Oak State College Foundation

The Charter Oak State College Foundation, established in 1977, is a non-profit tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization dedicated to supporting flexible and comprehensive degree completion opportunities for adults and technology innovations through the work of Charter Oak State College. The Foundation is a vehicle for accepting private gifts, donations, and bequests.

Governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors, the leadership provides direction for development activities and stewardship of the Foundation's assets. The Board is committed to assisting students meet their educational and career aspirations.

To that end, the board raises funds and secures grants directed toward closing the equity gap in higher education. Programs funded include a variety of scholarships, grants, prior learning assessment awards, and emergency funding, all designed to help remove the barriers to a college education.

Scholarships are awarded annually, and students interested in applying for scholarships or grants at COSC should watch their email and visit the MyCharterOak Student Portal (Self-Service Tab/Scholarships) for application dates (typically available in the month of August). Also, visit the catalog [Fees, Fianancial Aid, and Scholarships] page for more details.

To give a gift that lasts a lifetime, the gift of education, visit the Foundation webpage,

Charter Oak State Collge Foundation Board of Directors

Officers - Executive CommitteeTerm Ending

Rebeka Scalia, President
(Glastonbury, CT)
Scalia & Associates


Neal Cunningham, Vice-President (Windsor Locks, CT)
Systems Manager, BES-CUT, Inc.


Glenn Davis, Treasurer (Windsor, CT)
Vice President, Community Development/CRA Officer, Liberty Bank


Tony Sheffy, Secretary (Southington, CT)
Owner/Managing Partner, Sheffy, Mazzaccaro, DePaolo & DeNigris, LLP

DirectorsTerm Ending

Tracy Allen (Kissimme, FL)
TVA Consulting, LLC


Marcia Anderson-Esson (Snellville, GA)
Alum, (Retired)


Dave Calibey (West Hartford, CT)
Principal, BigThunk


Julio Casiano (Windsor, CT)
Deputy District Director, U.S. Small Business Administration

Anne Elwell (Naples, FL)
Principal, (Retired)

Jason Jakubowski (West Hartford, CT)
President & CEO, Foodshare


Cecilia Kozlowski (Meriden, CT)
Director of Program Support, American Red Cross


Susan Lewis (Madison, CT)
Brand Strategist


Joyce P. Petrella (West Hartford, CT)
Managing Director, Calculus of Talent


Daniel Purushotham (Southington, CT)
Professor, Central Connecticut State University


Steven Taylor (Windsor, CT)
Berkshire Bank


Betsy Udal (West Hartford, CT)
Great Point Financial Management


Joe Waxman (West Hartford, CT)
Owner, Guru Enterprises Group LLC

Non-Voting Members Ex OfficioTerm Ending

Ed Klonoski (Bristol, CT)
President, COSC


Carol Hall (Plainville, CT)
Executive Director, Foundation


John Thomas (Glastonbury, CT)
Alumni Representative


Randell Orner
(North Redington Beach, FL)
Faculty Representative


Amy Jimmo (Seymour, CT)
Student Representative


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