Connecting Students in Southeast
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A partnership of six public higher education institutions in Southeastern Massachusetts that leverages the strength and excellence of these colleges to expand education access, enable cost-savings, and advance student achievement.

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Achieving Racial Equity

Achieving Racial Equity is a professional development program to increase faculty and staff core equity competencies.

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Professional Development Programs

Advance your career in higher education with professional development programs.

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Southeast Massachusetts STEM Network

Grow your STEM skills and network with other students and professionals through the MA STEM Network and the Summer of Science.
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Receive full transfer of credit, guaranteed admission, and a tuition discount.

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CONNECT Retreat, Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Emery Rice Hall, Massachusetts Maritime Academy was the setting for CONNECT's annual retreat. Let's Make…

Legislative Gathering and Awards Dinner

Congratulations, Senator Montigny and Representative Peake! On March 23, 2023, the Chief Executive Officers of…

CONNECT Op Ed Series

Initiated during the pandemic, CONNECT Chief Executive Officers have authored the following series of Op…

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CONNECT & New Bedford Ocean Cluster (NBOC) New Bedford Whaling Museum Feburary 16, 2023 CEO…

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