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Alumni and Friends

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Eastern is proud of its 30,000 living alumni, some of whom went to Eastern when it was still the Willimantic State Teachers College more than 60 years ago. Throughout its name changes, new buildings and student population growth, Eastern has remained a family of learners connected by shared values and a common educational experience. Eastern continues to maintain close connections with its alumni through social events, professional networking and alumni services. At the same time, Eastern alumni support current students through scholarship funds, internship placements and other assistance.

Alumni Recognition Programs

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Eastern Fellows

Established in 2009, the Eastern Fellows program recognizes alumni who have achieved professional success. Alumni from the sciences, business, academics and other professions have been honored.

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President's Leadership Awards

Eastern recognizes outstanding alumni and leadership donors at an annual luncheon; alumni are recognized for accomplishments and service, and leadership donors are honored.

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Education Awards

Sponsored by the Education and Kinesiology & Physical Education Departments, the Education Awards recognize current students as well as alumni teachers in Connecticut school districts.

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Eastern Magazine

EASTERN magazine is the University’s premier publication. Appearing twice a year, its principal audience is Eastern alumni. Features detail alumni accomplishments as well as the latest campus news, including events, student achievements, faculty recognitions, major initiatives, and athletics. Regular sections include “Class Notes,” “Matches Made at Eastern” and “Back in the Day.

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Director of Alumni Affairs
Michael Stenko
Gelsi-Young Hall, Room 130
(860) 465-4509
(860) 465-4518

Associate Director of Alumni Affairs
Ryan Rose
Gelsi-Young Hall, Room 132
(860) 465-4517
(860) 465-4518

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