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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Celebration of Renovated Science Room at Cardinal Shehan Center

Bridgeport, CT - June 30, 2016

On July 7, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. the newly renovated science room at the Cardinal Shehan Center will be unveiled with a ribbon cutting ceremony. A group of 6 members from the Bridgeport Regional Business Council’s affiliate program Leadership Greater Bridgeport 2015-2016 class renovated the Cardinal Shehan Center’s science room. The group raised the necessary funds to install new electrical outlets, replace light fixtures, paint, and purchase new storage units. In addition, the group secured some valuable donations from local businesses such as: microscopes from Aquarion Water Company; tables from Bigelow Tea; and electrical equipment from Santa Energy. With a newly renovated science room the Cardinal Shehan Center will be able to offer even more children the opportunity to use a variety of science equipment and learn in a well-lit and appropriate work area. The renovated science room will allow the Cardinal Shehan Center to offer a more in-depth science program all year round. “A year-round science program and a newly renovated science room will help us further grow our youth’s appreciation and understanding of science,” said Terry O’Connor, Executive Director, Cardinal Shehan Center.

The 6 member group included Sarah DeMezzo from Aquarion Water Company; Daniel Martins from Santa Energy; Christopher Pia from Pinnacle Strategies Inc.; David Dobin from Cohen and Wolf, P.C.; Myron McCoo from Yale New Haven Health System (Bridgeport Hospital); and Paul Grech from Bridgeport Police Department School Resource Officer Program. The group chose, from among proposals submitted by BRBC nonprofit member organizations, the Cardinal Shehan Center’s proposal to renovate their science room, in part, to help the Cardinal Shehan Center ensure that youth are continually exposed to STEM programs. “It is always wonderful to see the partnership between Leadership Greater Bridgeport (LGB) and our community non-profits. When a group of emerging leaders come together to enhance the mission of an organization as important as the Cardinal Shehan Center through its community service project, something magical happens. This year, the renovation of the science room is so special because it will allow their students to experience even greater exposure to STEM programs; and giving back to our non-profits is a cornerstone of the LGB program.,” said Laura Campbell, Executive Director, Leadership Greater Bridgeport.