Holleran Center Events

Special Events and Sponsorships:

The Holleran Center organized and implemented the following lectures and events during 2013-14:

  • PICA Info Sessions, September 18, 2013
  • New Faculty Dinner with CCSRE, October 29, 2013
  • Film screening of “The House I Live In,” November 14, 2013
  • Faculty Panel Discussion on “The House I Live In” with Ana Campos-Holland, Jen Manion, and Ariella Rotramel, November 14, 2013
  • Planned Parenthood Regional Training, February 22, 2014
  • Holleran Center PICA Class of 2014 Conference and Banquet, April 5, 2014 – 23 Holleran Center scholars presented on their senior integrative project research and findings
  • Worked with Advancement to plan a campus visit for Jerry and Carolyn Holleran on April 5, 2014
  • Holleran Center PICA Class of 2016 Community Learning Project Presentations, May 5, 2014 – Scholars from the class of 2016 presented on their Holleran Center gateway experience and the outcomes of their group community learning projects
  • Holleran Center PICA Class of 2014 Certificate Ceremony, May 17, 2014
  • The Center organized and implemented numerous community building and educational activities specifically for PICA scholars. These included: two welcome back dinners in September and January, PICA sophomore retreat, PICA seniors presented on their internships to PICA sophomores and juniors at a dinner, PICA student advisor training, and an SIP and internship planning session with PICA juniors
  • The Center organized and implemented successful PICA alumni events including a reception during Fall Weekend and the first PICA reunion during the College’s Reunion Weekend. Approximately 30 PICA alumni attended a panel discussion with five PICA alumni and a reception and dinner with alumni, Holleran Center faculty and staff


In addition we cosponsored and supported the following campus and community events:

  • 7th Annual Walk to End Homelessness and Health Fair to benefit the New London Homeless Hospitality Center
  • The Holleran Center provided funds for numerous scholars to attend various conferences related to their PICA program of study
  • Umoja Black History Month Dinner
  • New London Adopt A Family Project
  • International Children’s Expo
  • Skate with CC
  • “Behind Enemy Lines,” Sarah Schnitman’s Honors Thesis
  • Incarcerated in America Series
  • Mental Health and Wellness Fair
  • International Children’s Expo
  • Unity House 40th Anniversary
  • TEDx
  • The Vagina Monologues



Holleran Center Contact Information:


Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy

Box: 5277

Connecticut College

270 Mohegan Avenue

New London, CT 06320-4196


Phone: 860-439-2596

Fax: 860-439-5408

Email: holleran@conncoll.edu