Student Achievements

Barnard Scholars? Think Psychology Department!
Psychology majors Michelle Kaczynski ’11 of New Milford and Connor Patros ’11 of Columbia were two of 12 Connecticut State University System students honored as recipients of the 2011 Henry Barnard Distinguished Student Awards. Kaczynski earned a 3.83 GPA and was on the Dean’s List every semester while studying at Eastern. She served as president of Eastern’s Honors Program and the campus chapter of the Psi Chi (Psychology) National Honor Society, and participated in an international field experience to northern Sweden as part of the Honors Program International Colloquium. She also had a record of volunteer service on-and off-campus, including as a peer mentor for Eastern’s First-Year Program, and as a member of Habitat for Humanity.

Patros graduated with a 3.68 GPA and a 3.91 GPA in his major. Under the tutelage of Psychology Professor James Diller, Patros presented at local, regional and national professional conferences, including the Association for Behavior Analysis International, the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges undergraduate research conference, the National Conferences on Undergraduate Research Posters on the Hill event and the CSUS Psychology Day conference. Patros also co-authored two manuscripts for publication; completed two internships; and participated in baseball and track and field at Eastern.

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