Eastern hosted its fifth annual Ella T. Grasso Distinguished Service Award reception on March 20. Senior Isaiah Roby; Ann Higginbotham, professor and chair of the History Department; and Ruth Washington, former professor of the University of Connecticut's Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, were named award recipients. The Grasso Award Program recognizes leaders who have made contributions towards advancing women's rights.

Eastern hosted its fifth annual Ella T. Grasso Distinguished Service Award reception on March 20. Senior Isaiah Roby; Ann Higginbotham, professor and chair of the History Department; and Ruth Washington, former professor of the University of Connecticut's Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, were named award recipients. The Grasso Award Program recognizes leaders who have made contributions towards advancing women's rights.

Eastern presented the 2013 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Service Award to senior Soely Barros; Indira Petoskey, assistant dean of the School Continuing Education; and Connecticut Supreme Court Justice Lubbie Harper Jr., at a reception on Feb. 27 in the J. Eugene Smith Library. The awards recognize members of the campus community and community-at-large whose actions demonstrate distinguished service in promoting the ideals of King, and to further goals of diversity and social…

Eastern presented the 2013 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Service Award to senior Soely Barros; Indira Petoskey, assistant dean of the School Continuing Education; and Connecticut Supreme Court Justice Lubbie Harper Jr., at a reception on Feb. 27 in the J. Eugene Smith Library. The awards recognize members of the campus community and community-at-large whose actions demonstrate distinguished service in promoting the ideals of King, and to further goals of diversity and social…

On June 1, Connecticut College awarded its College Medal to Father Larry LaPointe, director of Campus Ministry at Eastern Connecticut State University, for more than 30 years of service as a chaplain at Connecticut College and the New London community. Connecticut College confers the medal, its highest honor, on an individual whose accomplishments or service have enhanced the institution's reputation and nourished its growth.

On June 1, Connecticut College awarded its College Medal to Father Larry LaPointe, director of Campus Ministry at Eastern Connecticut State University, for more than 30 years of service as a chaplain at Connecticut College and the New London community. Connecticut College confers the medal, its highest honor, on an individual whose accomplishments or service have enhanced the institution's reputation and nourished its growth.

The Organization of the Americas for Educational Excellence (ODAEE), through two universities -- the College of Graduate Studies of Mexico City and the Catholic University of Cuenca in Ecuador -- have conferred a Doctor Honoris Causa/Honorary Degree upon Jaime Gomez, interim dean of the School of Education and Professional Studies and the Graduate Division.

The Organization of the Americas for Educational Excellence (ODAEE), through two universities -- the College of Graduate Studies of Mexico City and the Catholic University of Cuenca in Ecuador -- have conferred a Doctor Honoris Causa/Honorary Degree upon Jaime Gomez, interim dean of the School of Education and Professional Studies and the Graduate Division.

Eastern faculty and alumni honor Health and Physical Education (HPE) Professor Robert Horrocks at a lunch reception during the annual Connecticut Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance convention in Cromwell.

Eastern faculty and alumni honor Health and Physical Education (HPE) Professor Robert Horrocks at a lunch reception during the annual Connecticut Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance convention in Cromwell.

History Department

History Department

Lt. Thomas Madera has been awarded a full scholarship to the master's degree program at the University of Phoenix through the FBI National Academy. Each year, the university picks four candidates who have graduated from the FBI National Academy. Madera is pursuing a Master of Science in Administration of Justice and Security with a concentration in Law Enforcement organizations.

Lt. Thomas Madera has been awarded a full scholarship to the master's degree program at the University of Phoenix through the FBI National Academy. Each year, the university picks four candidates who have graduated from the FBI National Academy. Madera is pursuing a Master of Science in Administration of Justice and Security with a concentration in Law Enforcement organizations.

On Nov. 15, Liberty Bank officials presented Eastern President Elsa Núñez with the 2012 Willard M. McRae Community Diversity Award at a gala reception in the Betty R. Tipton Room  attended by more than 300 friends, family members, students, faculty, Eastern staff, bank officers and community leaders.

On Nov. 15, Liberty Bank officials presented Eastern President Elsa Núñez with the 2012 Willard M. McRae Community Diversity Award at a gala reception in the Betty R. Tipton Room attended by more than 300 friends, family members, students, faculty, Eastern staff, bank officers and community leaders.

On April 11, 22 history majors were inducted into Alpha Mu Alpha, Eastern's chapter of the Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society. The society promotes the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication, and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians. The society recognizes students who have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours in history; have a minimum GPA of 3.1 in history; have a cumulative GPA of 3.0; and are in the top 35 percent of their class.

On April 11, 22 history majors were inducted into Alpha Mu Alpha, Eastern's chapter of the Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society. The society promotes the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication, and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians. The society recognizes students who have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours in history; have a minimum GPA of 3.1 in history; have a cumulative GPA of 3.0; and are in the top 35 percent of their class.

Thomas Broffman, assistant professor of social work, and five students in the Social Work program are coordinating a gambling awareness campaign during the spring semester to educate the Eastern Connecticut State University community on the warning signs and issues of problem gambling. The campaign is sponsored by the Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling.

Thomas Broffman, assistant professor of social work, and five students in the Social Work program are coordinating a gambling awareness campaign during the spring semester to educate the Eastern Connecticut State University community on the warning signs and issues of problem gambling. The campaign is sponsored by the Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling.

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