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Student News – May 28, 2021


Eastern University

Willimantic, CT – Eastern Connecticut State University’s Communication Department held its annual Celebration of Excellence on April 28.  This event inducted 30 new students into the Lambda Pi Eta national honor society for communication and recognized additional students for excellence in radio, journalism, television, video production, research and leadership.  Among those honored was senior Naja Davis-Drew of Woodbridge, who majors in Communication. Davis-Drew is a 2021 inductee.  Established at Eastern in 2005, Lambda Pi Eta is the official communication honor society with 400 active chapters worldwide.  This honor society recognizes students who stimulate interest in the field of communication, promote and encourage professional development, explore opportunities for graduate study and more.  To be eligible, students must have completed at least 12 semester hours of communication study, have a GPA of at least 3.25, be in the upper 35 percent of their graduating class and display commitment to the field of communication.

Eastern Connecticut State University

Willimantic, CT – Eastern Connecticut State University’s Biology Department inducted 20 students into the Beta Beta Beta (Tri-Beta) National Biology Honor Society on April 30.  Among the students inducted was junior Jolie Garcia of Woodbridge, who majors in Biology.  Eastern established its Eta Omega chapter of Tri-Beta in 1997.  The mission of Tri-Beta is to promote scholarship within the field of biological sciences, promote the spreading of biological knowledge and encourage research.  To be eligible, students must major in biology and have a passion toward understanding and improving biological studies and human knowledge with scientific research.

Dean’s List

Goodwin University

East Hartford, CT – Renee Pascarelli has earned a spot on the Goodwin University Dean’s List for Fall 2020.  Renee, a student from Woodbridge, CT, is one of 1,128 students to make the Dean’s List, reserved for those who demonstrate great academic performance.  Dean’s List inclusion requires a student to earn a minimum 3.5 GPA, the equivalent of an A- average, during a given academic session.  The student must also be enrolled in a minimum of six academic credits to qualify.  Goodwin University congratulates Renee on making the Dean’s List and demonstrating such a high standard of excellence in the classroom and beyond!


University of Mississippi

Oxford, MISS. – Julianne Mary Beltz, of Woodbridge, CT, is among the more than 5,000 candidates for graduation in the Class of 2021 who will be celebrated during the university’s 168th Commencement exercises April 29 – May 2.  Beltz, who is a Taxation and Data Analytics major, is a candidate for a Master of Taxation and Data Analytics degree in the Graduate School.

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