#HNLive: Coffee Break with Cathy Lechowicz (Curry ’99) Director, Center for Community Partnerships

In this #HNLive short web interview, HoosNetwork host Ryan Catherwood chats with Cathy Lechowicz (Curry ’99), Director of the Center for Community Partnerships at Wesleyan University. Cathy was recently honored on April 28th by the Mayor of Middletown, CT with her own “day” on the calendar. Find out more about Cathy’s work in the community and for Wesleyan University.

Questions for Cathy:

1) You were recently honored by the Mayor of Middletown, CT with your own “day.” April 28th was and is Cathy Lechowicz Day. What does it feel like to have your own day and how will you celebrate on future April 28th?

2) You are being honored for your work with the Center for Prison Education and the Green Street Teaching and Learning Center. Could you explain a little more about the work you do and how you involved students at Wesleyan with community service projects?

3) Your currently serving as the Director, Center for Community Partnerships at Wesleyan University. What do you love most about your job and if someone, perhaps a young U.Va. alum or graduating 4th year wanted to have a job like yours, what would you advise?

4) You graduated from U.Va. with a degree from the Curry School in Speech Pathology, and then received your Masters from NYU in Nonprofit Management. Are their synergies between your two degrees and the work you do? Or did you forge a new course in going to NYU?

5) What do you remember most fondly about your time here at U.Va. and what professor at the Curry School made the most profound impact on your experience?

#HNLive “Coffee Break” interviews are short conversations held by webcam with interesting ‘Hoos living around the world. If you’d like to appear in a Coffee Break interview, contact Ryan Catherwood (

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