In the News – May 2014

In the News – May 2014

*The Guilford Courier ran a lengthy profile on May 28 of recent graduate Jamie Lawler. Jamie graduated magna cum laude and was one of this year’s Henry Barnard Foundation Distinguished Student Award recipients. She overcame tremendous adversity in her youth, including a stint as a homeless teen. But she will be headed to the UConn Law School this fall.

*President Mary Papazian was quoted in a May 28 post in the “Capitol Watch” blog that appeared in the Hartford Courant. She discussed during a roundtable discussion how income levels are a predictor of attaining college degrees. The roundtable included higher education officials and U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal.

*Undergraduate commencement attracted considerable media attention.

  • The New Haven Register ran a story on May 17. Video clips from the proceedings and many photos are also available on the paper’s website.
  • The Connecticut Post ran a couple of photos in the May 17 edition of the paper. A slew of photos also is included on the paper’s website.

Both papers also gave the commencement ceremony a mention in the days leading up to the event.

  • The Register ran a roundup story in its May 2 edition.
  • The Post advanced the commenement ceremony in a blog post, “Education Matters,” which ran May 15.

*Two of our graduates were featured in the online publication, CT Latino News. Julio Mansillaand Bernardo Falcon were both interviewed in an article that was posted on May 18.

*Rick Bassett, associate professor of management information systems, was featured in the May 14 edition of the North Haven Courier as the paper’s Person of the Week. Rick was highlighted for his work in the Rotary Club, on which he currently serves as a district governor.

*The Valley Independent Sentinel posted stories on May 12 about two Southern students:

  • Krystina Morgan, a student who is traveling to Peru as part of a Cruz Blanca mission trip to help poor Peruvian children.
  • Jennie Ellis, who was selected to participate in the Lipper Internship Program, which teaches students about the Holocaust.

*Armen Marsoobian, chairman of the Philosophy Department, was the focus of a May 8 articlein Today’s Zaman, a Turkish newspaper.

*Jan Jones, associate professor of recreation and leisure studies, was quoted in an online financial publication, WalletHub.