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Campus Corner: Bates, Eastern, and Champlain News July 2019

BURLINGTON, VT (07/09/2019)– The following students have been named to the Champlain College Dean’s List for achieving a grade point average of 3.5 or higher in the Spring 2019 semester.

  • Benjamin Sodergren of Killingworth, CT, majoring in Digital Forensics
  • Colton Soneson of Higganum, CT, majoring in Game Programming

LEWISTON, ME (07/09/2019)– Bates College graduated 469 students from 36 states and 36 countries on May 26, 2019. Cumulatively, the Class of 2019 performed 80,000 hours of community service, exemplifying Bates’ commitment to community learning and civic action.

  • Lauren Brough, of Killingworth, Conn., graduated after majoring in sociology and minoring in music at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Brough, the child of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher D. Brough of Killingworth, Conn., is a 2015 graduate of Haddam Killingworth High School. Brough was also inducted into the Bates Scholar-Athlete Society, an organization which honors graduating seniors who have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or have received special nomination from the faculty for outstanding academic achievement in their junior and senior years, and who have participated in a varsity sport for a minimum of three years.
  • Anna Esposito, of Killingworth, Conn., graduated after majoring in psychology at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Esposito, the child of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Esposito of Killingworth, Conn., is a 2015 graduate of Loomis Chaffee School.

Located in Lewiston, Maine, Bates is internationally recognized as a leading college of the liberal arts, attracting 2,000 students from across the U.S. and around the world. Since 1855, Bates has been dedicated to educating the whole person through creative and rigorous scholarship in a collaborative residential community.

WILLIMANTIC, CT (07/09/2019)– A group of student leaders at Eastern is serving as student orientation counselors (SOCs) for the SOAR program this summer. SOAR stands for Student Orientation, Advising and Registration and is the university’s summer orientation program for new and incoming students.

Among the SOCs leading SOAR this summer is Emily St. Lawrence ’20 of Higganum, who majors in Communication.

The goal of SOAR is to help new students transition to college through immersive two-day sessions on campus.

During the sessions, students break up into groups and are guided through the orientation by SOCs. SOCs are current students who have held leadership roles in the past, such as peer mentors, advisors and resident assistants. SOCs are also well informed of the campus and have the “inside scoop” of life at Eastern.

SOAR helps students with the academic as well as social aspects of college life. Students who have gone through the SOAR program often attribute many of their friendships and successes to the people they met and guidance they received during SOAR.

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