Dr. Leo Schneiderman Founder of Psychology Endowed Scholarship

I am writing on behalf of the Psychology Department to let you know that we have recently established the Dr. Leo Schneiderman Founder of Psychology Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to psychology majors with financial need.

All graduating seniors and recent graduates (years 2007-2016) are eligible to participate in the High5 program. If you participate, you can request that your donations fund the Dr. Leo Schneiderman scholarship. You can sign up for the High5 program by contacting Ryan Rose at: rosery@easternct.edu

To read more about the High5 program visit:

If you donate to the High5, you will just need to type Leo Schneiderman Scholarship in the box that states “please specify fund(s) and/or scholarship(s) here” on the High5 donation form.

All alumni graduating before the year 2007 who are not eligible for the High5 program can still donate to the scholarship. Even small donations make a difference! If you’d like to donate to this scholarship, you can contact Joe McGann (860.465.4514) in the advancement office or you can donate online here:

If you choose the online option, check the button for “scholarships and other funds” and then write in “Dr. Leo Schneiderman Scholarship” in the box where it asks to specify which scholarship you want to fund.

To read more about the Dr. Leo Schneiderman Founder of Psychology Endowed Scholarship visit:

As a department, we hope that you will consider contributing to our scholarship to help future psychology majors. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at keyesme@easternct.edu.

2017 Department of Psychological Science Honors Night


The Department of Psychological Science held its annual Honors Night on Monday, April 24th.  The event began with Welcoming Remarks by Dr. Escoto.  This was followed by a wonderful presentation by Dr. Jennifer Laney (2009) about her experiences in graduate school and advice for graduating seniors.  This was followed by Dr. Bachiochi introducing the recipients of Departmental Honors.  This year, we celebrated 14 students who earned Departmental Honors, two of whom earned Highest Distinction for their outstanding performance on the department’s Exit Examination (scoring above the 80% percentile, nationwide) and presenting research at a state or national conference.

Highest Distinction
Sydney Batchelder
Leah Slawinowski

High Distinction

Abigail Bell            Kaitlyn Doucette
Jesse Bober         Emma Green
Abigail Caselli       Brandon Martins
Sarah Casolo       Olivia Palen
Brittany Chabot    Melanie Ravo
Caitlin Chabot      Alexandra Steel

After the awarding of Departmental Honors, Dr. Escoto awarded the 2017 the Richard Bronson Membership recipient, Brittany Chabot.  Starting this fall, Brittany will be attending Nova Southeastern University’s M.S., in Family Therapy program.  The evening concluded with the Psi Chi chapter President, Sydney Batchelder, and Vice President, Rachel Scrivano, inducting 40 new members of Psi Chi.

2017 Psi Chi Inductees

Madison Ahearn           Kaylee DeFelice                   Nicole Murphy
Justin Berak                 Brian Duffany                       Elizabeth Navarro
Kelly Bobbitt                 Ellie Frankinburger               Meena Niazi
Jesse Bober                 Nicole Fuhrmann                 Jordan O’Meara
Nicole Bosse                John Gallen                         Malvina Pietrzykowski
Jennie Breton               Olivia Grella                         Jolene Potter
Jordan Brock                Samantha Hengel               Ashley Seward
Melanie Byrne               Elizabeth Hilton                   Molly Smith
Jasmine Carvalho         Karlyn Kerrigan-Jobes         Sydney Spencer
Sarah Casolo                Yohan Krumov                    Caroline Theroux
Ariana Clarke                Joanna Lagasse                  Maddie van’t Slot
Brianna Collins              Nicole Lenares                    Morgan Winship
Alyssa Daneault             Meagan Miller
Ashelyn Davis                Jill Monck

Elizabeth P. Jordan Memorial Scholarship

Each year AAUW Storrs/Willimantic offers a $1,000 scholarship to a female entering her Junior year at either Eastern Connecticut State University or the University of Connecticut. Special consideration may be given to a non-traditional student who might be returning to school to change career or after raising children.  Completed applications must be filed by March 15th of the current year. Awards will be announced on April 1st.  The application is attached.  elizabeth-jordan-scholarship-application-1

Jean H. Thoresen ECSU-AAUP Scholarship

ECSU-AAUP is pleased to announce the Spring 2017 Jean H. Thoresen ECSU-AAUP Scholarship is now open.  The competitive scholarship supports ECSU undergraduate students conducting independent or collaborative research projects by assisting with the costs involved in completing one or more research or creative projects and/or presenting research at an academic conference.  See the attached document for more information.  Thoresen Brochure updated 01.17.17