Governor Lamont Announces Applications Now Open for Connecticut College Corps Program

Attention Mitchell students and 2021 grads! All undergraduate college students who attend Connecticut colleges and universities and Class of 2021 grads are eligible to apply for the College Corps CT Summer Program. This program is a statewide effort to promote summer enrichment opportunities for students in grades K-12 who have had their school years significantly disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic Applications will be accepted until May 21, 2021.

Corps members will receive one week of specialized training prior to being matched with summer enrichment programs throughout the state. They will work for seven weeks supporting summer programs to provide joyful, stimulating experiences and to mitigate school disengagement for youth. Corps members will participate in weekly cohort meetings with team leaders and mentors who will provide ongoing guidance, resources, and support.

All Corps members who complete the program requirements will receive a $4,500.00 stipend.

Read Gov. Lamont’s press release about the Connecticut College Corps here.






President’s Reception May 13

Mitchell College is looking forward to welcoming students and family members to our On-Campus President’s Reception on Thursday, May 13 at 10:30am. Guests will get an in-depth look at Mitchell College through networking and conversations with faculty, staff, and current students, representing: athletics, financial aid, campus life, advising, career development, performing arts, Living & Learning support programs including Thames, Mystic and the Bentsen Learning Center.  Accepted students can get any questions answered and learn next steps on becoming a Mariner! Prospective students will learn more about applying to Mitchell College or to Thames at Mitchell College. Plus, this event will feature an Ice Cream Tailgate and Raffle!

 Students who have committed to Mitchell College or Thames at Mitchell College will also benefit from an online, pre-orientation program during this event in preparation to enroll this fall. We’re looking forward to spending time with all of our #futuremariners! Learn more and register at






Announcing the 2021 North Star Scholarship Fund

Mitchell College recently announced the new 2021 North Star Scholarship Fund, providing a way for Mitchell College alumni, donors and friends to be a part of closing the higher education equity gap. If you’ve been looking for an opportunity to directly impact students with a scholarship gift, this is it. Learn more and give at

Dr. Christopher Parker Announced as Mitchell College’s 2021 Commencement Speaker.

Mitchell College is delighted to announce Dr. Christopher Parker, president and chief executive officer of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), as commencement speaker for our 77th Commencement exercises.  He will be addressing the Class of 2021 as part of Mitchell’s virtual commencement ceremony, on Saturday, May 8, at 6 p.m., accessed from the College’s Commencement webpage.

Dr. Parker has led the NJCAA, comprised of more than 500 colleges, since 2017, and is deeply committed to access to higher education for all students through a variety of pathways – including through athletics.  He has deep experience in higher education leadership and not-for-profit management in both the Virginia Community College System and Pfeiffer University and also serves on the boards of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame and the United States International Federation.  Ensuring students have access and encouragement to realize their fullest potential is at the heart of all that Dr. Parker does.

Read more about Dr. Parker and Mitchell’s 77th Commencement events here.