Awards 2009

2009 Henry Barnard Student Awards

Sara Hanrahan

Sara Hanrahan of Oakdale, CT was among the twelve scholars recognized at the Henry Barnard Distinguished Student Awards presented by the Connecticut State University System Foundation. To be considered for a Barnard Award, a student must have at least a 3.75 GPA and a record of significant community service.

Sara is a mathematics major with a concentration in secondary education. She has a 3.98 GPA and has earned the SMART Scholarship and the ETS (Education Testing Service) recognition of excellence in mathematics for scoring within the top 15% on the Praxis II for math content knowledge. She has been on the Dean’s List each semester; serves as treasurer of the Honors Club, is student teaching at NFA, and volunteers weekly at the Covenant Soup Kitchen.

Tristan Holowaty Hobbes


Hobbes is a communication major and sport and leisure management minor at with a 3.80 GPA. He has received the ECSU Foundation Scholarship, ECSU Scholar-Athlete Award, Joe Wojick Coaches Award and National Student Athlete Day Award. He is captain of Eastern’s baseball team and was named to the Little East Conference First Team, ECAC All-New England First Team, CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors Association) Academic All-America District 1 First Team and the Little East Conference All-Academic Team.

Hobbes is president of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee that coordinates “Haunted Happening” each year, a member of the Lambda Pi Eta-Tau Nu Chapter of the Communication Honor Society and a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society. He is a broadcaster on Eastern’s WECS-FM (90.1) and initiated Internet broadcasts of Eastern athletics events. He was also a reporter for “My Hometown Sports” website and newspaper.