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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut

Larson Applauds Humanities Grant for East Hartford’s Goodwin College

June 26, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) met with members of Goodwin College’s faculty in his Washington office. Goodwin College was awarded a $26,000 planning grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for their project Goodwin College-Integrating Humanities into Career Focused Programs.

“Congratulations to Goodwin College for being selected for this grant. Goodwin College and President Mark Scheinberg are always looking towards the careers of the future and trying to prepare students for success. Companies understand the importance of a well-rounded workforce and this new humanities program will strengthen career focused education with skills in reading, writing, and analytical thinking. I applaud them in their efforts,” said Larson.

Through the Goodwin College-Integrating Humanities into Career Focused Program, Goodwin College will be creating courses to combine humanities with four of their career programs: business, manufacturing, homeland security, and criminal justice. They were one of 15 awardees out of 103 applicants nationally for this grant. 

Pictured above left to right: Diane Sperger (Director of Humanities at Goodwin College), Rep. Larson, John Sperger (Diane’s Husband), Leonard Walk (Faculty in Goodwin College’s manufacturing program)

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