CAEOP Achievers


Jerrol Mitchell, Naugatuck Valley Community College ConnCAP alumnus, and Kally Moquete Gonzalez, UConn Upward Bound/ConnCAP and Student Support Services alumna, were the recipients of Achiever Awards at the 2016 annual CAEOP Conference, held on November 4th at Central Connecticut State University’s Downtown Campus in New Britain, CT. Both were honored for their professional achievements and commitment to giving back to the community.


Jerrol Mitchell with his former NVCC ConnCAP advisor Ines Velez

Jerrol attended the University of Connecticut and received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. In 2014, he was featured on the cover of the UConn School of Nursing Magazine for his extensive work and contributions in nursing while abroad in Africa. He has been the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions for his achievement and dedication to his school, community, and ConnCAP. Currently, he is employed as a traveling nurse.


UConn SSS Counselor Joanna Rivera Davis, Kally Moquete Gonzalez, and UConn High School Initiatives Director Susana Ulloa

Kally participated in UConn’s Upward Bound/ConnCAP program while attending Hartford Public High School. As an undergraduate student at UConn, she participated in the Student Support Services (SSS) program. After earning Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Sociology and Human Development and Family Studies, Kally obtained a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Fordham University. Currently, she is enrolled part-time at Western New England University’s School of Law, where she serves on the Student Bar Association’s Charity and Social Committees. Kally currently serves as a social worker for the Connecticut Department of Children and Families.

Visit here to read about CAEOP’s 2015 Achiever Award Recipients.

CAEOP encourages all Connecticut TRIO and Educational Opportunity Programs alumni to add their name to the New England Educational Opportunity Association Alumni Directory.