"Having a heart for making a difference means that something or someone made a difference in my heart first." - Lee Wise
Matt Blocker is originally from southeastern Connecticut. He attended Eastern Connecticut State University, where he received his B.A in History. Matt received his M. Ed in Human Relations Counseling while at PSU, and relocated to Connecticut to direct the University of Hartford's Center for Community Service. He has a long history of working in his local communities and enjoys mobilizing others to lend a helping hand.
"The University of Hartford is unique in its location. We sit in three municipalities, Bloomfield, West Hartford and Hartford. We have the chance to reach out to these communities, show our compassion, and have the chance to realize our civic responsibility on a greater level. Please stop by the Center anytime to find an opportunity you can participate in." - Matt Blocker-Glynn
"I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I've learned that I still have a lot to learn. I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” - Maya Angelou
Torshia Maxwell was born and raised in Bridgeport Connecticut, where from an early age her mother shared that she was strong willed and opinionated. This is balanced with a genuine sense of compassion for the individuals around her and has guided her decisions with regards to her professional aspirations.
Torshia attended Western Connecticut State University , where she received her B.S. in Community Health, after which she attended Springfield College and obtained her M.Ed in Higher Education. After graduating from Springfield College she worked in the Office of Residential Life at the University of Hartford. Torshia now serves as the Assistant Director of Community Service and Student Conduct at the University of Hartford. This role will allow her to work intentionally on building student interactions within the University setting and cultivating new relationships within the surrounding community.
“ The University of Hartford is a wonderful place to both work and learn. I count it a blessing to offer support, service and guidance to the institutional constituents. Please take some time to stop in and visit, you will be sure to be greeted with a smile.” –Torshia V. Maxwell