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Nominations Sought for Ella Grasso Award

Written by Dwight Bachman

grasso_for_blog.JPGWillimantic, Conn. - Eastern Connecticut State University is accepting nominations for the annual Ella T. Grasso Distinguished Service Awards.  Nominees may be part of the University community or from the community.  Nominations will be accepted through Feb. 25.

The Ella T. Grasso Distinguished Service Award recognizes members of the campus and local community whose actions demonstrate distinguished service in promoting Grasso's ideals to advance women's rights and gender equality.

Awards will be given to a member of the community; a member of the Eastern faculty/staff; and a member of the Eastern student body.

The awards recognize leaders in programs that support the needs of women by organizing and empowering women, advocating on behalf of women's rights, or supporting outreach services to women; and leaders who have demonstrated initiative in planning and implementing programs to broaden the representation of women at various levels of society, including socioeconomic, political, medical/health sectors, and the fine arts and social sciences.

The award will be presented at a ceremony at 6 p.m. on March 30 in the Paul E. Johnson Sr. Community Conference Room of the J. Eugene Smith Library. 

To request a nomination form, please contact Starsheemar Byrum, coordinator of Eastern's Women Center, by calling (860) 465-4313, or emailing        


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