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Eastern Wins Intern Hero Award

Written by Dwight Bachman


Left to right, are Mirela Grbesic of Baypath College (Student InternHero); Clifford Marrett of Eastern Connecticut State University (College InternHero); Laura Lepere of MiddleOak (Employer InternHero); and Brett Conery of University of Connecticut (nominator of Employer InterHero).  

Willimantic, Conn: -- Eastern Connecticut State University has been named recipient of the New England's Knowledge Corridor's 2014 Banking Intern Hero Award in the College/University category. The award recognizes organizations that use the Knowledge Corridor's InternHere.Com website; Eastern students used the site the most.

Cliff Marrett, director of Eastern's Center for Internships and Career Development, accepted the award on behalf of the University, presented on June 13 at the New England's Knowledge Corridor's 2014 State of the Region Conference at the Sheraton Hotel at Bradley International Airport. The conference is presented by the New England's Knowledge Corridor Partnership.

" ( is thrilled that Eastern Connecticut State University was our university award-winner this year," said Nancy Scirocco, president of the board of directors for the New England Knowledge Corridor. Scirocco is also vice president and senior relationship manager of Webster Bank's Government and Not-For-Profit Banking.  "Providing our college students the experiential learning they gain through internships is crucial to their future success. Eastern has demonstrated its commitment to our shared goal, and we are grateful for their support." 

 "Eastern is very pleased and honored to receive this award, as it reflects the University's effort to help find students internship opportunities throughout Connecticut and beyond," said Marrett. "Our goal is to ensure that our students secure meaningful, experiential learning opportunities that lead to personal and professional growth that results in permanent positions in the workplace. Through our partnerships with corporations, non-profit organizations and state agencies, combined with the online services, our students are able to land positions in the workplace and become major contributors in the economic development of the state."
For more information on the Intern Hero Award, visit

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