2011 Graduates in the Spotlight

As Western Connecticut State University prepares for our 113th 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 2010, our graduates hailed from 13 U.S. states and 113 Connecticut cities and towns. The average age was 26 for those obtaining a bachelor's degree and 35 for those obtaining a master's degree. The mean grade point average in 2010 for WestConn students receiving a bachelor's degree was 3.12. For graduate students, it was 3.78.

The numbers for the class of 2011 are still being written. Here is a glimpse at what some of our graduates’ futures hold.

Scott Arcuri
Bachelor of Arts, Computer Science
  Amy Girolametti
Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education
Bryan Bielefeldt
Bachelor of Arts, Graphic Design
  Roosevelt Jean
Bachelor of Science, Justice and Law Administration
Emily Cole
Bachelor of Arts in English
  Brandon Litwin
Honors Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Kerri Copello
Bachelor of Science, Operational Meteorology
  Sissi Rivera
Bachelor of Business Administration, Marketing
Mercedes DeMasi
Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology/Sociology
  Cherelle Solomon
Bachelor of Arts, Social Work
Amanda Forker
Bachelor of Music
  Danielle Spangler
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
Matthew Bagley
Bachelor of Arts, Theatre Arts
  Karli Spera
Bachelor of Arts, Communication
         
         

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