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2011 Henry Barnard Student Awards

Michelle Marie Kaczynski

Michelle Marie Kaczynski of New Milford is a psychology major with a 3.83 GPA. She is a member of the Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology and the Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society. She received the Jean H. Thoresen ECSU-AAUP Scholarship and ECSU Competitive Foundation and Academic Scholarship Award. She was a tutor, research assistant and peer mentor for Eastern's First-Year Program and a Habitat for Humanity volunteer. She was a Windham Hospital intern and clinical psychology intern at New England Behavioral Health. She also presented at the Northeast Region Honors Council Conference and the 36th Annual Conference for the Association for Women in Psychology.

Connor Patros

Connor Patros of Columbia graduated with a 3.68 GPA and a 3.91 GPA in his major. Under the tutelage of Psychology Professor James Diller, Patros has 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 that are currently under review for publication; completed two internships; and participated in baseball and track and field at Eastern. Núñez said Patros "is the perfect example of a student who has used his time at college to mature both personally and intellectually, and to discover his life's passion in the process."