2010 Graduates in the Spotlight

As Western Connecticut State University prepares for our 112th annual Commencement ceremony, we pause for a moment to look back at our past — and ahead to our graduates’ futures.

Depending on the year they passed through our gates, our students have received a degree from the Danbury Normal School (1903 – 1936), Danbury State Teachers College (1937 – 1959), Danbury State College (1960 – 1967), Western Connecticut State College (1967 – 1982) and Western Connecticut State University (since 1983).

We’ve grown from early graduating classes of several dozen students to close to 1,000 in recent years, conferring undergraduate, graduate and starting in 2008 — doctoral — degrees.

In the class of 2009, our graduates hailed from 16 U.S. states and 126 Connecticut cities and towns. The average age was 26 for those obtaining a bachelor's degree and 36 for those obtaining a master's degree. The mean grade point average in 2009 for WestConn students receiving a bachelor's degree was 3.15. For graduate students, it was 3.83.

The numbers for the class of 2010 are still being written. Here is a glimpse at what some of our graduates’ futures hold.

Shannon Cawley
Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and Biochemistry
  Adrienne Ostrove
Dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Spanish
Thomas Coyne
Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry
  Ramona Rivera
Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion - Community Health
Madeline Diaz
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  Ornella Sathoud
Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and Biochemistry
Susana Enriquez
Secondary Education with a concentration in Spanish
  Nicole Sieber
Bachelor of Science in Health Education
Hiroshi Mizuno
Master of Fine Arts in Art - Illustration
  David Strout
Bachelor of Arts in Writing
Shauna Morasco
Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion Studies - Wellness Management
  Francesca Testa
Bachelor of Arts in History

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