About the Alumni Association

The Eastern Connecticut State University Alumni Association is committed to supporting the initiatives of the University and meeting the changing needs of its alumni and current students.

Board of Directors
The Board of Directors of the Eastern Alumni Association is comprised of up to 18 active members of the Association, elected to three-year terms by a majority vote at the Annual Meeting. The Chief executive officer of the senior class shall also be a member of the Board of Directors. The Board schedules three meetings each year. For more information on the Board of Directors contact the Office of Alumni Affairs.To nominate someone for the Alumni Board of Directors, click here.

PresidentEllen Lang '81, Windham, CT
Vice PresidentKathleen Fabian '72 , Andover, CT
SecretaryWendy Ernst '93, Coventry, CT
TreasurerSarah Kannas '03, Glastonbury, CT
DirectorKenneth M. Briggs '02, M'05, M'10, Norwich, CT
DirectorHolly Butler '08, Groton, CT
DirectorJudith Frankel '12 , Manchester, CT
DirectorPaulette N. Haines '94, Marietta, GA
DirectorStephen Nelson '02/09MS, Lebanon, CT
DirectorOlivia Puckett '11 , Columbia, CT
DirectorKate Scheuritzel '03, Willimantic, CT
DirectorJennifer Tigeleiro '93, Columbia, CT
DirectorRobert Zarnetske '87, Madison, CT
Senior Class PresidentBryan Hayes, Willimantic, CT

What We Do
Throughout the year, the Eastern Alumni Association hosts receptions for alumni – in state and out-of-state – to meet other Eastern graduates in their areas and to learn about the new programs and facilities at Eastern. The association also offers alumni affinity group presentations with alumni speakers. These affinity group presentations give alumni the chance to learn how other graduates became successful in a specific field while also enjoying an opportunity for social and professional networking with alumni who majored or are employed in that field.

Alumni reunions are also scheduled to recognize milestones, such as the Jubilee Reunion celebrating the 50th anniversary of graduating from Eastern. Informal alumni hospitality tent receptions at various athletic games are another way to reconnect with fellow alumni , former teammates, and coaches, or to simply cheer on current Eastern Warriors! For alumni who wish to tour the campus, or organize a “mini-reunion” such as a smaller luncheon or dinner with former classmates, fellow majors, former club members, et al., the Alumni Affairs Office staff may be contacted at (860) 465-5302 for planning assistance.

Upcoming alumni events are listed on our website. EASTERN magazine, the alumni publication, is another great way to stay in touch with the University. The Alumni Association also holds an annual meeting to which all alumni are welcome. Alumni who donate to the ECSU Foundation Annual Fund during the current fiscal year achieve “active” status and may vote at the annual meeting.

The Alumni Association also proudly honors alumni, faculty, administrators, and friends of the University for distinguished professional achievement and outstanding service.