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Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

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Eastern wins major grant to support new liberal arts learning outcomes

Eastern Connecticut State University has been named the recipient of a two-year, $245,000 grant to fund an innovative, faculty-driven project, “Implementation of New Learning Outcomes in the...

Posted on July 29, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

Julianna Gray

Julianna Gray receives Gilman International Scholarship to study in Spain

Julianna Gray ’23 of Waterford, CT, has been named the recipient of a $4,000 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad in Spain.

Posted on July 17, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

Colleges of Distinction

Eastern named a 2020-21 ‘College of Distinction’

Colleges of Distinction has recognized Eastern Connecticut State University for a variety of distinctions in its 2020-21 rankings, including badges of distinction for Public Colleges, Connecticut...

Posted on June 23, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

Neville brown

Neville Brown wins 2020 NASFAA Regional Leadership Award

Neville Brown, associate director of financial aid at Eastern Connecticut State University, has been named the recipient of the 2020 National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators...

Posted on June 15, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

Moorehead and Graham

Eastern's Moorehead and Graham recognized for excellence in teaching, research

The Board of Regents of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System has named two faculty members at Eastern Connecticut State University as recipients of campus-level faculty awards for...

Posted on June 03, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

Web award

Eastern’s Website Gains National Recognition

Earlier in March, Eastern Connecticut State University received word that it had won first place in the national Collegiate Advertising Awards program in the “University Website”...

Posted on May 07, 2020 by Ed Osborn

honors cords

16 Honor Societies Induct New Students in Spring 2020

Hundreds of juniors and seniors from all academic majors were inducted into honor societies this spring 2020 semester at Eastern Connecticut State University. Induction into an honor society is an...

Posted on May 07, 2020

soldiers

Eastern Recognized as a Military-Support College of Distinction

Eastern Connecticut State University has been named a recipient of the inaugural 2020-21 Military Support Colleges of Distinction Award. The award, presented by “Colleges of...

Posted on April 15, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

Evelyn and Stefanos

2 Eastern Seniors Win CSCU Henry Barnard Distinguished Awards

Eastern Connecticut State University students Stefanos Stravoravdis '20 of Colchester and Evelyn Lemus Silva '20 of Burnsville, NC, have been named recipients of the 2020 Henry Barnard...

Posted on April 07, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

Shimwell

Eastern Biology Major Awarded for Novel Scorpion Research

Christopher Shimwell ’20, a biology major at Eastern Connecticut State University, received an excellence award from the Eastern Colleges Science Conference (ECSC) for his manuscript titled...

Posted on April 07, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

Martin Luther King Jr. Award recipients.

Eastern Presents 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Awards

Health Sciences major Lacoy Brown '20; Kristen Scavone, director of the Office of AccessAbility Services; and JoAnn Price, managing partner and co-founder of Fairview Capital Partners in West...

Posted on March 02, 2020 by Dwight Bachman and Ed Osborn

Professor Paul Torcellini accepting his award and posing for the camera

Eastern’s Torcellini Named ASHRAE Fellow

Paul Torcellini, professor of environmental earth science, was recently named a fellow of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). Torcellini was...

Posted on February 12, 2020 by Molly Boucher

Susannah Richards

Education Programs get an ‘A’ in National 'Teacher Prep Review’

Eastern Connecticut State University received two of only three “A” grades in all of Connecticut in the “2020 Teacher Prep Review” for quality of instruction in the...

Posted on February 04, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

Posters for auction at the event

Students Create Oceanic Posters for Windham Hospital Gala

Digital art & design students in Eastern Connecticut State University’s Art 335: Graphic Design course collaborated with Windham Hospital’s Auxiliary to enhance the theme of the...

Posted on December 05, 2019 by Vania Galica

KPE student captains pose for a photo.

KPE Students Win State Physical Education Cup 4 Years Running

Eastern Connecticut State University Kinesiology and Physical Education (KPE) students won the Dee Perrelli College Bowl on Nov. 21. In its 10th year, the bowl is hosted by the Connecticut...

Posted on November 21, 2019 by Vania Galicia

New Haven Promise.

Eastern Celebrates Hartford, New Haven Promise Scholars

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Office of Continuing Studies and Enhanced Learning (CSEL) held a reception for Promise Scholar recipients on Nov. 13 in the Fine Arts Instructional Center.

Posted on November 13, 2019 by Bobbi Brown

Lynn Stoddard

Lynn Stoddard Inducted into CT Women’s Hall of Fame

Lynn Stoddard, director of the Institute for Sustainable Energy (ISE) at Eastern Connecticut State University, was selected as a 2019 Honoree by the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame on Nov. 4.

Posted on November 11, 2019 by Vania Galicia

Eastern women's rugby

Eastern Women’s Rugby Club Wins NECC Championship

The women’s rugby club at Eastern Connecticut State University claimed the New England Collegiate Cup Championship on Nov. 9 at the 2019 Plymouth Rock Bowl, continuing their undefeated season...

Posted on November 09, 2019 by Vania Galicia

Left to right: Wayne Cobleigh, board chairman of the CTGBC; Lynn Stoddard and Abe Hilding-Salorio of Sustainable CT; and Alicia Dolce, executive director of CTGBC.

Sustainable CT Wins Green Building Council's Trail Blazer Award

Sustainable CT, a program run by the Institute for Sustainable Energy (ISE) at Eastern Connecticut State University, was recently awarded the CT Green Building Council's Trailblazer Award.

Posted on November 08, 2019

Eastern campus

Princeton Review Names Eastern a ‘Green College’ 10 Years Running

Eastern Connecticut State University has recently been recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the top “Green Campuses” in the United States. Based on a review of nearly 700...

Posted on October 29, 2019 by Molly Boucher

Connecticut sustainability logo.

32 Communities Achieve 2019 'Sustainable CT' Certification

Sustainable CT, a statewide initiative that inspires and supports communities in becoming more efficient, resilient and inclusive, announced its 2019 certified communities this week. Thirty-two...

Posted on October 28, 2019

Dwight Bachman

Bachman Among '100 Men of Color'

On Oct. 18, at the Bushnell Performing Arts Center in Hartford, the June Archer & Eleven28 Entertainment Group honored Dwight Bachman, public relations officer at Eastern Connecticut State...

Posted on October 24, 2019

Eastern President Elsa Núñez honors Eastern's faculty scholarship.

Eastern Honors Faculty Scholarship and Creativity

Eastern Connecticut State University honored 57 faculty members on Oct. 23 at a special reception in the Art Gallery, celebrating their scholarship and creative achievements. The faculty guests...

Posted on October 23, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Eastern's Clock Tower

Eastern Named to Princeton Review’s 2020 ‘Best Colleges’ Guide

Eastern Connecticut State University has been recognized by in the Princeton Review in its “2020 Best Colleges” guide for the Northeast region. Featured schools were chosen based on...

Posted on September 30, 2019 by Molly Boucher

Photo of the entrance at ECSU

A Great Place to Work: Eastern’s Culture, Workspace Honored

Eastern was the recipient of two employment accolades this September. Eastern was named a “Great College to Work For” for the 10th time and the Hartford Courant listed Eastern in its...

Posted on September 26, 2019 by Vania Galicia

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Courant Names Eastern a ‘Top Workplace’

For the eighth time the Hartford Courant has recognized Eastern Connecticut State University in its “Top Workplaces” survey. With almost 1,000 employees, Eastern ranked 10th in the...

Posted on September 23, 2019 by Vania Galicia

Hannah Beaoglou

Business Student Hannah Beazoglou Receives DMD Regional Award

Eastern Connecticut State University student Hannah Beazoglou ’20 of West Hartford was recently selected as one of 25 scholars nationwide to receive a regional award from Delta Mu Delta...

Posted on September 11, 2019 by Vania Galicia

Incoming class 2019

Eastern Top Public Regional University in New England Says U.S. News & World Report

Eastern Connecticut State University is again the highest ranked institution among Connecticut’s four state universities in this year’s U.S. News and World Report’s edition of...

Posted on September 09, 2019 by Ed Osborn

College Consensus

‘College Consensus’ Ranks Eastern Among Best Colleges

College Consensus, a college review aggregator that combines the latest results from the most respected college ranking systems with actual reviews of college students, has recognized Eastern...

Posted on August 07, 2019 by Vania Galicia

Michelle Bacholle

French Professor Bacholle Named CSU Professor

On June 20, the Board of Regents for Higher Education awarded the title of Connecticut State University (CSU) Professor to French Professor Michelle Bacholle for the 2019-20 academic year. A member...

Posted on June 27, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Professor Ayeni

Eastern Professor Ayeni Selected as AEF Visiting Fellow

Christopher Ayeni, associate professor of communication at Eastern Connecticut State University, spent June 17-25 in Chicago participating in the Advertising Educational Foundation (AEF) Visiting...

Posted on June 26, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

College of Distinction

Eastern Named a 2019-20 ‘College of Distinction’

Eastern Connecticut State University has been named a 2019-20 College of Distinction by the college-guide organization Colleges of Distinction. In addition to the university-wide accolade,...

Posted on June 20, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Carlos Escoto at Loma Linda

Escoto Named Alumnus of the Year by Loma Linda University

Carlos Escoto, associate professor of psychology at Eastern Connecticut State University, was recently named 2019 Alumnus of the Year by Loma Linda University’s School of Behavioral Health....

Posted on June 20, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Windham NAACP Recognizes Dwight Bachman

On June 1, the Windham/Willimantic Branch of the NAACP presented Dwight Bachman, public relations officer at Eastern Connecticut State University, its President’s Award. The award ceremony...

Posted on June 06, 2019

Inclusive Excellence Awards

Eastern Alumna Salutes Inclusive Excellence Award Winners

On May 9, Eastern recognized more than 200 students with a 3.5 cumulative grade point average or higher, and an additional 11 students who have demonstrated exemplary co-curricular engagement at...

Posted on May 23, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Sustainability STARS Logo.

Eastern Receives High Sustainability Rating by AASHE Posted on May 1, 2019 by Office of University Relations

In recognition of its sustainability achievements, Eastern Connecticut State University has earned a STARS Silver rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher...

Posted on May 01, 2019 by Ed Osborn

Grasso awards

Eastern Recognizes Ella Grasso Award Winners 2019

Shawn Ray Dousis ’19 of East Lyme, president of the Foundation for Campus Ministry at Eastern Connecticut State University; June Dunn, assistant dean in the Office of Continuing Studies and...

Posted on March 28, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

MALES

Eastern Scores High on National Study of African-American College Students

Eastern Connecticut State University has received high marks in a national study of how well America’s public colleges and universities are enrolling and serving African American students.

Posted on February 05, 2019 by Ed Osborn

ScholarMatch Recognizes Eastern’s Support of Low-Income Students

Eastern Connecticut State University was recognized by ScholarMatch as one of the standout colleges in the United States providing support for first-generation and low-income students.

Posted on November 08, 2018 by Ed Osborn

Charlotte Braziel, Shawn Meaike and Raymond Hill sit on a panel moderated by Interim Provost for Academic Affairs William Salka.

FBI, Military, Social Work: 3 New Eastern Fellows Inducted

Three distinguished alumni from Eastern Connecticut State University were inducted into the Eastern Fellows Program on Oct. 19. In addition to joining the ranks of the University’s most...

Posted on October 30, 2018 by Jolene Potter

Bachman and Close Among State NAACP’s “2018 Most Influential Blacks in Connecticut”

Stacey Close, associate vice president of equity and diversity at Eastern Connecticut State University, and Dwight Bachman, public relations officer at Eastern, were among 100 honored as the...

Posted on September 28, 2018

Willimantic NAACP Presents President’s Award to Stacey Close

The Windham/Willimantic Branch of the NAACP recently presented Stacey Cloe, associate vice president of equity and diversity, its first ever President’s Award.

Posted on August 28, 2018 by Dwight Bachman

Eastern Named a 'Great College to Work For' for the Ninth Time

Eastern Connecticut State University has been named a Great College to Work For by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a top trade publication for colleges and universities.

Posted on July 20, 2018 by Ed Osborn

Roshani Budhathoki

Eastern Student Awarded American Society of Plant Biologists Fellowship

Eastern Connecticut State University student Roshani Budhathoki '19 was recently awarded a summer undergraduate research fellowship from the American Society of Plant Biologists.

Posted on June 27, 2018 by Anne Pappalardo

Jacob Dayton

Eastern Student is Connecticut’s only 2018 Goldwater Scholar

Eastern Connecticut State University student Jacob Dayton ’18, a biology major from Bolton, has been awarded the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship for undergraduates in STEM fields who intend...

Posted on May 11, 2018 by Ed Osborn

Eastern Honors 3 Advocates at Cesar Chavez Awards

Eastern Connecticut State University’s annual Cesar Chavez Distinguished Service Awards Ceremony occured on April 18. Those honored at the event were student Freddy Cruz ’18, Eastern...

Posted on April 24, 2018 by Jordan Corey

Dwight Bachman Honored for Service to Youth

Posted on April 21, 2018 by Dwight Bachman

4 Women Honored at Eastern's Annual Ella Grasso Awards

Posted on April 03, 2018 by Jordan Corey

Eastern Makes "College Consensus" List of Top College in Connecticut

College Consensus, a unique new college review aggregator, has recognized Eastern Connecticut State University in its ranking of “Best Colleges in Connecticut for 2017-18.” Eastern was...

Posted on January 26, 2018 by Ed Osborn

Eastern Professor Wins Scholars for the Dream Travel Award

Christine Garcia, assistant professor of English at Eastern Connecticut State University, has won a 2018 Scholars for the Dream Travel Award given by the Conference on College Composition and...

Posted on January 24, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Bachman Wins Bennett/Garvey Award

The St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Hartford recently named Public Relations Officer Dwight Bachman a special honoree of the Reverend Collin Bennett/Marcus Garvey Service Award.

Posted on December 15, 2017

Eastern Named a ‘Great College to Work For’ for Eighth Time

Eastern Connecticut State University has again been named a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a top trade publication for colleges and universities....

Posted on July 17, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern a 2017 College of Distinction

Eastern Connecticut State University was recognized as a 2017-18 College of Distinction by the college-guide/ranking organization Colleges of Distinction. New this year, Colleges of Distinction is...

Posted on July 10, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

Commencement balloons

Former Washington Post Publisher Addresses Eastern Graduates

Former Washington Post Publisher Donald Graham told the graduates at Eastern Connecticut State University’s 127th Commencement exercises to “treasure this college. Eastern has given you...

Posted on May 23, 2017 by Ed Osborn

Inclusive Excellence Award winners with keynote speaker Natasha Stephens

Eastern Presents Inclusive Excellence Awards to ALANA Students

Eastern Connecticut State University recognized the academic achievements of African, Latino, Asian and Native American (ALANA) students on May 5 during its Fifth Annual Inclusive Excellence Awards...

Posted on May 16, 2017 by Dwight Bachman

MEDIA ADVISORY: 300 Students to Participate in Eastern Research Conference

The Third Annual CREATE Conference at Eastern Connecticut State University will take place this Friday, April 21, from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CREATE stands for “Celebrating Research...

Posted on April 19, 2017

Former Washington Post Publisher to Deliver Eastern’s Commencement Address

Eastern Connecticut State University announced today that Donald E. Graham, former publisher of the Washington Post, will receive an honorary degree at the University’s 127th Commencement on...

Posted on April 18, 2017 by Ed Osborn

Eastern’s Chris Drewry Among the Best Academic Advisors in Northeast

The National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) has selected Chris Drewry, assistant director of the Academic Services Center at Eastern Connecticut State University, for its 2017 Excellence in...

Posted on February 10, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

Walter Diaz Receives 2016 Higher Edge Award

Walter Diaz, dean of students at Eastern Connecticut State University, was given the 2016 College Access Champion Award by Higher Edge on Nov. 19 at the organization’s five-year anniversary...

Posted on November 30, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Named a 2017 Vet-Friendly College by USNWR

Eastern Connecticut State University is the 14th highest ranked public institution in the north when it comes to being a “Best College for Veterans,” according to U.S. News and World...

Posted on October 01, 2016 by Edward Osborn

Eastern Jumps Seven Places in U.S. News and World Report Rankings

Eastern Connecticut State University moved up seven places among regional universities in the North in this year’s U.S. News and World Report’s 2017 edition of “Best...

Posted on September 13, 2016 by Edward Osborn

Eastern Named a 2017 Best College in the Northeast by Princeton Review

The Princeton Review named Eastern Connecticut State University as one of the “Best Colleges in the Northeast” in its 2017 edition of “Best Colleges: Region By Region.” In...

Posted on September 01, 2016

A Year of Praise: 2015-16 Honors and Accolades

Eastern was the recipient of numerous awards and accolades in the 2015-16 academic year, including being recognized as one of the region’s best schools and top workplaces.

Posted on July 22, 2016 by Ed Osborn

Eastern Named a 2016-17 College of Distinction

Innovative application of high impact educational practices at Eastern Connecticut State University has earned the school recognition among the nation’s Colleges of Distinction. Eastern...

Posted on June 06, 2016 by Ed Osborn

Eastern’s James Diller Earns State-Wide Teaching Award

— James Diller, associate professor of psychology at Eastern Connecticut State University, was honored with the System-Wide Teaching Award for the 2015-16 academic year by the Board of...

Posted on May 13, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

ALANA Students Recognized at Inclusive Excellence Awards

Eastern Connecticut State University recognized the academic achievements of African, Latino/a, Asian and Native American (ALANA) students on May 5 during the annual Inclusive Excellence Awards...

Posted on May 05, 2016 by eD oSBORN

Hartford Promise Establishes Scholarships for Eastern Students

Eligible students from Hartford who attend Eastern Connecticut State University can now receive $5,000 scholarships through the generosity of the Hartford Promise Foundation. The scholarships are...

Posted on May 03, 2016 by Ed Osborn

Eastern Recognizes Latino Leaders

Leopoldo Navarro, resident assistant at Eastern Connecticut State University; The Rev. Aracelis Vázquez-Haye, an associate pastor in New London; and Yisel De Oleo-Gregory, an admissions...

Posted on April 28, 2016 by Dwight Bachman

Dwight Bachman Honored for Service to Youth

On April 21, the Prince Hall Masonic Foundation of Connecticut and Composite Lodge #22 of Bloomfield’s Willie B. McLendon Scholarship Fund presented the James Ralston/David G. Carter Sr....

Posted on April 28, 2016 by Ed Osborn

CCE Award Winning 2015-16 Community Service Programs

Concluding the Center for Community Engagement’s Community Service Expo on April 13 was an award ceremony that recognized eight standout programs. The Going Green award recognizes a program...

Posted on April 18, 2016

People Recognized at Eastern’s Ella Grasso Awards

Eastern Connecticut State University presented its annual Ella T. Grasso Distinguished Service Awards on March 30. In its eighth year, the awards recognized three individuals who work tirelessly to...

Posted on March 31, 2016 by Michael Roul;eau

Carol Cusson Honored with Memorial Plaque

Eastern retiree Carol Cusson Schimmelpfennig was recently honored for her 17 years of service to the Office of Admissions by having a window in the J. Eugene Smith Library named after her.

Posted on February 17, 2016 by Mike Rouleau

Eastern Announces Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Service Awards

Kevin Booker Jr., Charles Chatterton and Courtney Callaway were named recipients of Eastern Connecticut State University’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Service Awards on Feb. 24....

Posted on February 16, 2016 by Anthony LaPenna

Three Students from New London Earn Hispanic Alliance Scholarships

Three Eastern Connecticut State University students from New London received scholarships at the Hispanic Alliance’s 15th annual “Noche de Gala” (Night of Celebration) this past...

Posted on July 06, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Graduates 1,200 Students at XL Center

More than 13,000 family members and friends filled the XL Center in Hartford on Tuesday, May 12, to cheer on their sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, as 1,130 undergraduates and 70 graduate...

Posted on May 13, 2015 by Ed Osborn

Eastern’s Letterman Wins Charles Dunn Award

With 29 colleges and universities and hundreds of faculty members in the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), Margaret Letterman of Eastern Connecticut State University is one of only...

Posted on April 15, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Presents Cesar Chavez Awards: Chavez’s Granddaughter Delivers Keynote Address

Eastern Connecticut State University presented its Cesar Chavez Distinguished Service Awards to Eastern senior Jonah Sanchez, Edili Lopez, hall director at Constitution Hall and Chris Soto, founder...

Posted on April 02, 2015 by dwight bachman

Eastern Inducts 35 into Leadership Honor Society

On March 1, 35 individuals were inducted into Eastern Connecticut State University’s circle chapter of the Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society in Leadership. Through a competitive...

Posted on March 30, 2015 by Dwight Bachman