March 13, 2019 Grantley Adams

WINSTED, CT- March 13, 2019 – The Northwestern Connecticut Community College History Association will hold its thirteenth Annual Jeopardy Club Challenge on Friday, March 29, at 6:00 pm in Founders Hall Auditorium on the NCCC campus in Winsted.  The Club Challenge is a tournament for members of on-campus student groups who come together to compete in a “Jeopardy” style contest.

Over the years, teams of students have participated in this tournament and raised over $19,000.00 for various charities. This year’s charity will once again be the student food pantry, “Food for Thought.” This pantry was created by the college’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK).  PTK is the international honor society for 2-year schools. The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students (www.ptk.org). Northwestern’s chapter is called Alpha Nu Epsilon.  “Food for Thought” has been open since the fall 2017 semester and it has had an immediate effect for those students who suffer from food insecurity.  According to the data Alpha Nu Epsilon collected in its award winning research project, nearly 30% of students at NCCC have some form of food insecurity issues.  Alpha Nu Epsilon and the History Association have pledged to reduce that number.

Please contact Professor Todd Bryda at tbryda@nwcc.commnet.edu, or call (860) 738-6302 for further information about the Jeopardy Club Challenge and how to donate to this very worthwhile fundraiser.

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