Department of History

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Eastern Connecticut State University History Majors
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James Allan (05) Social Studies teacher, Shlton High School
Stephanie Ashton Jenkins (98) MAT Sacred Heart University; teacher, East Lyme High School
Jan Belair (97) Teacher, Ashford School
Anne Bingham (98) MA student in Liberal Studies, Wesleyan University
David Bosso (99) M.Ed. in Educational Computing and Technology, Univ. of Hartford (04); MA student in History, CCSU. Sociology teacher, Berlin High School, Berlin, Conn.
Patrick Boyd (03) MAT Sacred Heart University; history teacher, Rectory School, Pomfret, Conn.
Matt Bove (04) Administrative Internship, SUNY Albany
Tim Bowen (99) Social studies teacher, E. O. Smith High School, Storrs.
Nicholas Brown (02) MA student in Medieval Studies, Univ. of Connecticut-Storrs
Barbara Butler MA in History and Library Science, SCSU; librarian at Eastern Connecticut State University
Sandra Christoforidis Krein (89) MA History, Univ. of Mass (93); director of the Wistariahurst Museum and Lynn museums (92-03); independent historian and museum consultant (03-)
Courney Cook (09) Youth Development Practitioner Academy
Doug Craig (02) Teacher at Windham High School and James Madison Fellowship recipient (05) for teachers seeking to expand their knowledge of Constitutional issues
Kawami Craig (97) MAT Higher Education, Univ. of Massachusetts (00)
Richard Crane (86) PhD in History, Univ. of Connecticut (94); Asst Professor of History, Greensboro College (NC)
Lauren Davern (03) Coordinator of Women's Programs, ECSU (05)
Jan Denley (04): MAT student, Sacred Heart University
Linda Dettore (09) Student teacher, Windham High School
Margaret Downey (02) MA student in History, Fordham University
Dennis Doyle (97)

Tenure-track Asst Prof in History of Medicine at St. Louis College of Pharmacy (2011)

PhD in History, State University of New York at Stony Brook (2006)

Dorothy Drobney (94) MAT Eastern Connecticut State University (02); reading specialist, Birch Grove Primary School, Tolland
Arnold Ewings (04) English teacher, Korea
Stephanie Farkas (05) Intern, National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington (05); MLS student, Simmons College (06); archivist, National Archives and Records Administration, Waltham, Mass. (06)
Luke Feder (02) Instructional Staff in Letters at The College of New Rochelle, Brooklyn Campus.  Ph.D. in History, State University of New York at Stony Brook (2010)
Katie Felton (99) MA student in History and Library Science, University of Rhode Island
Jamie Furness (03) MA student in American Studies, Trinity College; Director of the Jonathan Trumbull Jr. House, Lebanaon, Conn.
Anthony Formato (98) Vice Principal, Bedford Middle School, Westport, Conn.
Rebecca Jordan (07) Accepted into MA program in math education, Central Connecticut State University
Gardner, Kelly (06) Management Trainee, Enterprise Rent-A-Car Company.
Tim Galipeau (10) Financial Aid Counselor at Northern Essex Community College and MBA student at UMass Amherst
Michael Gifford (01) Counselor, Alternative Incarceration Center, Willimantic
Eduardo Guzman (07) MA student, London School of Economics
Sarah Hanink (06) plans to enter Masters in Nursing program at University of Connecticut in 2008
Lori Hansen (99) MLS, Simmons College (00); Corporate Librarian, Fidelity Investments
Adam Johnson (01) MA Harvard University, School of Education (03)
Linda Karmazinas (97) MA student in American Studies at Trinity and working at Mystic Seaport
Steven Kessler (92) Employed by the Connecticut Department of Corrections
Kaitlyn Kociela (08) MFA student in Costuming program at Florida State University
Amanda Ladegard (05) Student in the Master of Divinity Program at Andover Newton Theological School
Cheryl Le Beau (05) MA student in Public History program, Central Connecticut State University
Robert A. LeGary, Jr. (99) MA in Art History, Stony Brook University (01); Director of Residential Treatment Services, The Learning Clinic, Brooklyn, Conn.; adjunct instructor, Visual Arts Department, ECSU
Michael Lessard (00) MA student in Education; Windham High School teacher; Windham Town Councilman
Joe Lobe (03) Graduate of Western New England School of Law, Senior Financial Analyst for Mohegan Sun
Mark D. LoPresto (96) Teaching Assistant, East Lyme High School and MAT student, Sacred Heart University
Jim Loughead (03) History/social science teacher, E. O. Smith High School, Mansfield
Andy Mallory (05) MA in History, Central Connecticut State University. Publishing forthcoming Saints, Sinners, and the God of the World: the Hartford Sermon Notebook Transcribed, 1679-1680 from Brill Academic Publishers.
Chris Malo (98) Former English teacher in Hunan, China; Financial  planner for American Express
Linda Michaud (06) MLS student at Southern Connecticut State University
Shane McAndrew (01) MEd Social Science Education, Seton Hall University (03)
John E. McCormack (97) US Army officer
Tom McGuire (97) English teacher in Hunan, China (98-99); MA student in History, Central Connecticut State Univ
Claire Meikel (93) Teacher aid for America Reads in Willimantic
Anthony Mendes (09) MA student in History at Providence College
Nicole K. Monter (99) Student in ECSU post-BA teacher certification program
Alexandru Motoc (99) English teacher, Woodstock HS, Woodstock, Ga.
D. Sue Muir (04) MAT student, Sacred Heart University
Michael Murphy (01) PhD candidate in History, State University of New York, Stony Brook
Asa O'Brien (02) MAT Sacred Heart University (04); Social Insurance Specialist, Social Security Administration (06)
Bill Ostrove (05) Research Analyst, Forecast International (05)
Ray Owens (96) MA SUNY Albany; MA University of New Haven; Teacher, Vernon (Conn.) Middle School
Maria Pappa (07) MSW student in Clinical Social Work, University of Connecticut
Joshua Parda (04) Ph.D. candidate in History at University of Maine
Christy Price (06) MA/MLS student in History and Library Science, University of Arizona
John Regan (03) MAT Sacred Heart University; special education teacher, Haddam Killingworth High School (06)
Yovan Reyes (04)

I graduated The University of Miami (FL) with a Masters of Education, and I am currently the Associate Director of the Academic Advising Office at the University of Tampa. I am also an instructor for the First Year Experience Program.  


I am extremely thankful of the education I received from ECSU and feel that the History Department’s faculty/staff played a large role and assisted me in where I am today.

Thank you.


Mr. Yovan D. Reyes

Associate Director

Gateways Instructor


Academic Advising Office

The University of Tampa

401 W. Kennedy Blvd.

Tampa, FL 33606

phone: 813.258.7421

fax: 813.258.7450


Bridie Rogers (07) Employed by Travelers Insurance, Hartford
Robyn Rodriguez (05) PhD program in History, Ohio State University. Awarded 2010-2011 Fulbright in Germany for dissertation research
Wesley Roman (07) MA student in Modern European History, WCSU
Elizabeth Rossano (Mueller) (90) MDiv, teaching at Catholic high school in Tyngsboro, MA
Chris Sandford (97) MEd University of New Haven; history teacher, East Lyme High School
Sarah Seeger (98) PhD student in History at Central Arkansas University
LaToya Smith (06) MS student in Journalism at Boston University
Laura Statee (06) working at PBS in Denver
Veronica Stevens (97) MEd University of Bridgeport (98)
Jennifer Succi (10) Awarded ECSU 2010 Community Service Award
Ebony Tanner (04) MA student in History Education, University of Georgia
Christopher Vasquez (00) Internal investigator for a large corporation
Mark Vassar (99) Student in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College, Boston
June Watts (96) MA student at SCSU and director of the ECSU CAP/Step Program, New London, Conn.
Jim Wiese (94) History teacher, Tolland (Conn.) High School; MAT student at the University of Connecticut
Kristina Zizik (04) Student, Quinnipac Law School
Mary Zorola (99) MAT student, Sacred Heart University

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