IDEAL Success Stories

The Daily Voice, a local news digital organization, sat down with our IDEAL students, professors, and staff to interview them about the IDEAL Program.

Students shared their stories on how the IDEAL Program has assisted them with their academic and personal goals.

Professors expressed their experience helping IDEAL students learn.

IDEAL staff conveyed how they work with students to help them to complete their degree amongst their personal challenges with work, family, and community commitments.

IDEAL Students

Regina Scates A.A. General Studies william garay carlos reinoso sandra askew
Regina Scates
A.A. General Studies 
William Garay
B.S. Human Services 
Carlos Reinoso
B.S. Human Services 
Sandra Askew
B.S. Human Services/Psychology
 jaqcuen jordan denise spada  john stargu guy fortt
Jacquen Jordan-Bryon
B.S.G.S. Business Concentration
Denise Spada-Bargo
B.S.G.S. Business Concentration
John Stargu
B.S.G.S. Business Concentration
Guy Fortt
B.S.G.S. Social Science Concentration
 mark sinise stuart spitz brenda tyson  glenda cobo
Mark Sinise
B.S.G.S. Social Science Concentration
Stuart Spitz
B.S.G.S. Social Science Concentration
Brenda Tyson
B.S.G.S. Social Science Concentration
Glenda Cobo
B.S. Professional Studies Healthcare Administration Concentration
 sarah sullivan melissa joseph leigh cerreto  cristina vernazza
Sarah Sullivan
B.S. Professional Studies
Human Resource Administration Concentration 
Melissa Joseph
B.S. Professional Studies Organizational Leadership and Change
Leigh Cerreto
B.S. Psychology
Cristina Vernazza
B.S. Psychology

IDEAL Professors

Prof. aj di mattia  camille kramer donna phillips  Dr. peter umoh
Dr. AJ Di Mattia
Adjunct Professor
Camille Kramer
Adjunct Professor
Donna Phillips
Dr. Peter Umoh
Adjunct Professor


 michael giampoli eve liptak sarah squatriglia  yvrose romulus
Michael Giampaoli
Dean, School of Continuing & Professional Studies
Eve Liptak
IDEAL Admissions Counselor
Sarah Squatriglia
IDEAL Academic Advisor – Waterbury
Yvrose Romulus
Associate Dean and Director of Academic Advising for the IDEAL Program