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Campus Briefs

Published on May 19, 2021

Campus Briefs

Honors Program recognizes graduating members at Senior Reception

The Honors Program recognized 21 graduating seniors at its annual Senior Reception on May 13. The event celebrates the completion of students’ Honors Theses, a graduation requirement of the University’s competitive Honors Program. See Students

Cerra awarded at New England estuarine research conference

Eastern student Jack Cerra was awarded the Rankin Award for best undergraduate oral presentation at the recent virtual meeting of the New England Estuarine Research Society (NEERS). Cerra is a senior majoring in Environmental Earth Science from Tolland. His independent research is titled “Quantifying Bluff Erosion along the West Shoreline of Block Island, Rhode Island, using Airborne LiDAR,” and was awarded over 11 other undergraduate presentations at the conference. Read Story

Mesagno hits walk-off grand slam to propel Warriors to LEC finals

Two days after delivering a game-winning two-run single in the eighth inning, senior captain John Mesagno of Tappan, NY, hit a game-tying two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning, then drilled a dramatic walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the ninth as the Eastern Connecticut State University baseball team moved into the best-of-three Little East Conference championship series with a 9-5 victory over the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Saturday afternoon at the Eastern Baseball Stadium. Read Story

Board of Regents appoints Terrence Cheng as CSCU system president

The Board of Regents for Higher Education (BOR) appointed Terrence Cheng on May 7 to serve as president of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) system. Cheng currently serves as campus director of the University of Connecticut (UConn) Stamford campus, where he also serves as a faculty member in the English department.  He will assume the role of overseeing 17 higher education institutions —12 community colleges, four state universities, and Charter Oak State College that serve more than 72,000 students. Read Story