BRIDGEPORT — The National Association of Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), the nation’s leading organization focused on promoting entrepreneurship through community colleges, has announced that President Anita Gliniecki of Housatonic Community College has joined its new Presidents for Entrepreneurship Forum. Through the program, presidents of community colleges nationwide commit to increase the focus on entrepreneurship at their institutions and the impact these colleges have on the economic well-being of the communities they serve.

“The support of entrepreneurship is critical to the economic growth and vitality of the college’s service region and the state,” said President Gliniecki. “Thus, HCC has actively promoted and supported our students’ development of the necessary skills to be successful entrepreneurs.”

 WEST HAVEN — Ketryk Wilder of Burnt Hills, N.Y., will be a sophomore at the University of New Haven this fall, but he won’t be in West Haven. He will be the university’s first exchange student in South Korea.

Last month UNH signed an exchange agreement with the Korea National Police University (KNPU), by virtue of which Wilder will join a class of 30 Korean students who will be studying criminal justice as they train to become Korean national police officers. In return KNPU has identified two students who will attend UNH in the fall.

The exchange agreement was signed by UNH and KNPU on July 30 when the KNPU president and chief superintendent general Cheon-Ho Suh came to West Haven to tour the UNH campus.

Each year KNPU admits 120 South Koreans between the age of 17 to 20 who are high school graduates and have proven scholastic ability.  Students must successfully complete a four-year course of study (172 credits) to graduate.

 BRIDGEPORT — Housatonic Community College’s Early Childhood Laboratory School has earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the nation’s leading organization of early childhood professionals. The accreditation is valid until September 1, 2017.

To earn NAEYC accreditation, the lab school went through a self-study process, measuring the program and its services against the ten NAEYC standards and more than 400 related accreditation criteria.  The program received NAEYC accreditation after an on-site visit by NAEYC assessors to ensure that the program met each of the ten program standards. NAEYC-accredited programs are also subject to unannounced visits during their accreditation.