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GTE gift boosts technology institute

GTE Corp. has joined the list of area businesses who have contributed to UConn Stamford's Connecticut Information Technology Institute (CITI). The $75,000 gift was made by the GTE Foundation on behalf of GTE and its employees, for the benefit of the Stamford community.

"GTE has always been concerned that the residents of the Fairfield County community have the educational opportunity to support jobs in the information technology field," said Maureen Gorman, vice president of the GTE Foundation.

"As a leader in technology, GTE recognizes the importance of preparing individuals to meet the ever changing and evolving needs of this industry. UConn's commitment to these workforce needs through CITI is a positive endeavor GTE is pleased to support."

CITI's mission is to build a partnership between business, education and the community that identifies technology education needs and provides up-to-date educational and training solutions to meet the challenges of the region in a globally competitive economy.

In addition, UConn Stamford has established partnerships with Norwalk Community Technical College and Housatonic Community Technical College to enable students to proceed smoothly through Connecticut's public higher education system. New degree programs focusing on information technology will be added to the curriculum at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. A full program of course offerings also will be available through the Division of Extended and Continuing Education at the University's new downtown campus.

Pamela Julias
Pamela Julias is public affairs and marketing consultant for the Stamford campus.