Notable Student Accomplishments

Kate Harner ’12

Eastern students Kathryn Harner, an English major from Oxford, and Brittney Cava, a political science major from Torrington, were two of 12 Connecticut State University students honored as recipients of the 2012 Henry Barnard Distinguished Student Awards. Harner earned a 4.0 GPA and was on the Dean’s List every semester while studying at Eastern; served as president of the student volunteer group People Helping People, and as co-coordinator of Eastern’s Fifth Annual “Day of Giving” Thanksgiving meal and food drive; and served as a peer mentor for the First-Year Program and as a volunteer for Joshua’s Trust.


Brittney Cava ’12

Cava completed the majority of her academic studies in just three years, and in the process, maintained an impressive 3.85 GPA. While finishing up her last remaining degree requirements, she worked full time as an AmeriCorps VISTA member in Eastern’s Center for Community Engagement (CCE), coordinating more than 200 Eastern volunteers each semester who contributed more than 2,000 hours of service at 20 different locations in and around Willimantic; and spent a summer in Washington, D.C., at Georgetown University’s prestigious Institute on Philanthropy and Volunteerism.



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