2013 Graduate Profile
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Sheldon Poole

Hometown: Hamden, Conn.

Major:  Political Science

MINOR:  Economics

WCSU Degree:  Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in Political Science

Internships: Patient Financial Services office at Yale New Haven Hospital

Activities: SGA senator, SGA vice president of finance, SGA finance committee member, residential assistant in Pinney and Grasso halls, Pinney and Grasso hall councils, Judicial Board member, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Black Student Alliance events coordinator ...  [read more...]

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Commencement 2013 Recap

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Commencement Recap

About 1,100 students received undergraduate degrees as friends, families and loved ones filled the Westside Athletic Complex stadium on Sunday, May 12, for Western's 115th commencement. Patricia Llodra, first selectman of Newtown, and Dr. Janet Robinson, Newtown superintendent of schools, addressed the graduates.
At a separate graduate commencement ceremony on Friday, May 10, in the Feldman Arena of the William O’Neill Athletic and Convocation Center, more than 150 students received graduate degrees. Several educators also received doctoral degrees. The commencement speaker was Juanita T. James, president and CEO of the Fairfield County Community Foundation.

As important as the actual degrees received are the feelings of accomplishment and satisfaction experienced by our graduates. Whether they enrolled at WestConn upon graduating from high school, after a stint at a community college or other university, or after decades in the workforce — every member of the Class of 2013 had something to celebrate at commencement.

Following are highlights of commencement weekend, in images, video and narrative.

Degree Recipients

Commencement Addresses

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