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First-Generation Symposium highlights challenges and achievements of first-gen students

The struggles, misconceptions and success of first-generation college students and how universities can support them was the subject of Eastern Connecticut State University’s First-Generation...

Posted on March 31, 2021 by Bobbi Brown

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Technology and teamwork bring STEP/CAP to life like never before

More than 80 prospective students are currently vying for admission to Eastern this summer through the alternative admissions program known as “STEP/CAP,” which, after 36 consecutive...

Posted on July 30, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

Jessica Resto

Reverse Internship helps adult students earn degrees

Most college internships offer students a chance to learn something new while in the workplace. This summer, Eastern Connecticut State University offered a twist on the model. Nearly a dozen...

Posted on July 29, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

Lefto to right,Tatiana Stokes, Tyanna Soto, Jackie Verian, Myrdline Nourrissant, Liddy Siggia, Tajmarnie Appolon, & Norine Andrade

STEP/CAP Students Perform Ntozake Shange’s “For Colored Girls”

Eastern Connecticut State University STEP/CAP students performed a staged reading of Ntozake Shange’s “For Colored Girls” on Aug. 9 in the Fine Arts Instructional Center’s...

Posted on August 19, 2019 by Vania Galicia

John Kahn

Students Learn How to Manage Money

Aware of the challenges of paying for college that students frequently experience, the Office of Financial Aid presented “Budgeting & Managing Your Credit” on July 24, 2019, in the...

Posted on August 07, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Cesar Chavez award recipients pose for the camera.

Eastern Honors Three Leaders in Memory of Cesar Chavez

Sociology major Italo Bucca ’19 of Hartford, Indira Petoskey, assistant dean in the Office of Continuing Studies and Enhanced Learning; and Yanil Terón, executive director of the Center...

Posted on April 25, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

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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

Pass program students

Eastern’s New PASS Program Offers ‘Academic Reset’ for Students

Eastern Connecticut State University is going the extra mile to ensure that African American and Hispanic students who end up on academic probation are provided the support they need to succeed....

Posted on January 17, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

New Program Forges Pathway from Police Academy to Eastern

New this fall semester, graduates of the Connecticut Police Academy may now enroll at Eastern Connecticut State University with 12 credits applied toward a criminology degree or other major....

Posted on October 15, 2018 by Jordan Corey

Eastern Presents Education, Advocacy and Immigrant Youth Discussion

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted “Education, Advocacy and Immigrant Youth,” a discussion about supporting the educational aspirations of newly arrived immigrant students, in...

Posted on April 11, 2018 by Anne Pappalardo

Eastern Helps Nontraditional Student Pursue a New Career

After 15 years in the restaurant business, Dawn Lancaster, a 36-year-old from Groton, figured her lifelong career would be in the hospitality field. That was until 2011, when her preteen daughter...

Posted on December 21, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

Nontraditional Eastern Student Wins Statewide Playwright Contest

Debbie Stauffer ’16, a recent graduate of Eastern Connecticut State University, is the first winner of the “Wright the World” playwright contest, a new category of the annual...

Posted on October 11, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

Local High School Students Participate in College Program

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted a three-week Summer Arts Institute from July 11 to28. The program, “Kinetic and Visual Performance: Enacting the Common Core through the...

Posted on August 10, 2016 by Christina Rossomando