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Area Students Graduate from Eastern Connecticut State University

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(July 5, 2023) — More than 850 Eastern Connecticut State University students graduated in the 2022-2023 academic year, which culminated with two commencement ceremonies at the conclusion of the spring semester. The University’s undergraduate ceremony occurred May 16, 2023 at the XL Center in Hartford, and the graduate-level ceremony occurred May 13, 2023 on the Eastern campus in Willimantic. Among the graduates were:

Matthew Duval of Haddam, a Bachelor of Arts degree in History.

Gabrielle Bibisi of Higganum, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology.

Darren Hiller of Higganum, a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

Matthew Coleman of Killingworth, a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication.

In her remarks to graduates, Eastern President Elsa Nunez pointed to study after study that shows higher earning potential and career satisfaction for those who are college educated. Furthermore, “You are more likely to vote, more likely to serve in government, more likely to volunteer,” she said. “Yes, because of your Eastern liberal arts education, you are more likely to engage in acts of civic responsibility.”

In her charge to graduates, she said, “If you remember nothing else I say, remember this: Use your Eastern education to do good; embrace the differences you find in others; create opportunity; stand against hate; and lift each other higher. These are truly American values.”

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