May 24, 2016
Hartford, CT – The 69th Commencement Exercises for Capital Community College will confer 497 associate degrees and certificates to the Class of 2016 on Thursday, May 26th at the Connecticut Convention Center. Graduates range in age from 19-75; 352 are women, 145 are men, with 21 veterans among them. Rocio Chang-Angulo, MA, Psy.D., an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Connecticut Medical School in Farmington, will be the keynote speaker. Dr. Chang-Angulo, a native of Peru, received her associate degree in liberal arts at Capital and credits her academic and professional accomplishments to her start at the community college and the English as a Second Language (ESL) program there. She went on to earn a baccalaureate in neuroscience at Trinity College and Master of Arts and Psy.D. degrees from the University of Hartford. Dr. Chang-Angulo is currently a researcher, psychotherapist, educator and supervisor of medical students, doctoral-level clinical students and residents of psychiatry. An expert in the area of childhood and adult trauma, Dr. Chang-Angulo is sought after to provide a range of trainings on assessment and treatment of complex trauma, and in particular she has been a resource to Latino organizations. Peggy Schuyler, an English as a Second Language (ESL) Professor, will bring greetings from the faculty. A pre-commencement reception will be held from 4:30-5:30 pm to recognize Dr. Chang-Angulo, other members of the platform party and retiring faculty members. The commencement ceremony will be held at 6 pm.
Capital Community College, located in the center of Hartford in the renovated, historic G. Fox building, is a public, open-door, educational institution committed to the metropolitan community it serves. Its mission is to provide higher education and lifelong learning to people of diverse cultures, abilities and ages, and to serve the needs of the community, government agencies and business and industry. To learn more about the college, visit www.capitalcc.edu