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Excellence Through Relevance

The College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions (ENHP) has a long-standing commitment to preparing professionals for service to the community. Our roots in the Greater Hartford area are deep, as demonstrated by the many partnerships with education, health, and community organizations we have built and nurtured over the years. Our mission's emphasis on preparing teachers, promoters of well-being, and leaders grounds us in a rich past and leads us toward our future. External affiliations are the key to integrating health and education science with community engagement, as exemplified by the institution-wide partnerships with the Hartford Public School system (est. 2011) and the Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center (est. 2010).

Excellence through Relevance To successfully bridge academic work and the needs of communities – translating theory into practice, and back – requires the resolve of all constituents to work collaboratively toward one common vision: Excellence through Relevance.

2014 STEM Conference Develops Key Skills for Global Workforce of the Future 

On October 6th, over 350 educators were in attendance at the Connecticut Science Center for 30 presentations on developing teaching skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics-- key skills for the global workforce of the future. We proudly sponsored the event with Hartford Public Schools, East Hartford Public Schools, the Connecticut Science Center, and Saint Francis Care.

Highlighting school-community partnerships operating at the local, regional, and international levels, the conference featured presenters interested in building strong STEM relationships with teachers and administrators such as the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History and the Office of Naval Research.  A University of Hartford faculty-student team working with LIMBS International, Inc. is helping to develop prosthetic limb services in developing countries.

Enjoy these images from the conference: