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U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney will deliver the opening remarks Friday at a breakfast program at Hilton Mystic focusing on the role played by higher education in preparing youth to compete in the global economy. The 7:45 a.m. program is being organized by the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut.
Participants on the panel are Michael Alfultis, director of the University of Connecticut's Avery Point Branch in Groton, and three college presidents: Leo Higdon, Connecticut College, Grace S. Jones, Three Rivers Community College; and Mary Ellen Jukoski, Mitchell College.
Tickets are $17 for chamber members, $25 for nonmembers. Call (860) 701-9113, or visit www.chamberect.com.