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Student Achievements

Eastern students achieve in a variety of ways. They conduct high quality research and produce award-winning artwork. They compete on championship athletic teams and participate in more than 80 clubs. They broaden their perspectives through internships, studying abroad and engaging in the wider community. A few of their achievements include:

sumeersarnauth-presenting-800x534.jpgCommencement: More than 12,000 family members and friends filled the XL Center in Hartford on May 17, 2016, as 1,221 undergraduates and 25 graduate students received diplomas at Eastern's 126th Commencement exercises. Read more

Gilman Scholars: Two Eastern students received Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships in the 2015-16 academic year. Sierra Colon used her award to study in South Africa; Brandan Sumeersarnauth used his to study in Japan.

Barnard Scholars: Two of Eastern's top graduating seniors were recognized at the 2016 Henry Barnard Distinguished Student Awards, a prestigious ceremony that recognizes 12 outstanding undergraduates from Connecticut's four state universities. Read more

"Outside the Lines": The artwork of graduating Eastern visual arts students was on display this past May for the annual senior exhibition, "Outside the Lines." Read more

Student Choreographers: Talented dance students in Eastern's theatre program choreographed and performed original dances for "Dance Here!" The 2015-16 academic year-end showcase featured the vision of eight student choreographers, performed by their dance and theatre classmates. Read more

KCACTF: More than 20 theatre students participated in the annual Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) this past spring semester. Read more

Student Singer Wins at CT-NATS Audition: Theatre major Alexis Kurtz '16 placed first in the College Musical Theater Division at the annual student auditions for the Connecticut Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. Read more

Chamber Singers with Josh Groban: Eastern's Chamber Singers were asked to perform with celebrity singer-songwriter Josh Groban on Sept. 25, 2015. The ensemble accompanied him again in summer 2016.