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About Zach Yeager



Hi everybody! My name is Zach Yeager and I have called Eastern Connecticut State University home for the past two years. I am a Computer Science major and minoring in Management Information Systems and Social Informatics   

At Eastern I discovered more about myself than I ever thought possible. I did a complete 180 degree change upon arriving on campus. I became so much more social than I originally was in high school. I made friends with multiple groups of people. I got a job in the Admissions Office, which is something I never even thought to be a possibility. I lived with a roommate that wasn't my brother for the first time. This taught me that I'm not as good at sharing as I thought, and can occasionally be a little territorial with my belongings. It also helped me realize how neat and clean I really am. In addition, I found a new interest in the environment and sustainable energy, which I take time on the side to tend to; coordinating our recycling program on half of our campus every single Thursday afternoon. On campus, I deal a lot with community service and volunteering in the local communities. Every Thursday night, I attend a group home for developmentally challenged adults. It is the best two hours of the week for me.  Besides being an active member in our main volunteer club, People Helping People, I am also a member of our Student Government Association and the International Student Association.

 My friends call me "Mr. Eastern," meaning that I know too many people, but at a small campus like Eastern, knowing many people is not as arduous as a task as you may think.  From attending campus activities to walking to our student center, I cannot get anywhere on campus without waving to somebody. The numerous things that there are to do on campus are what make it most enjoyable to me, and are what have made my life here at Eastern what it is today.


About Michelle Shusdock


Hello everyone, my name is Michelle Shusdock.  I am a freshman at Eastern Connecticut State University and my major is Accounting.  I am originally from Norwalk, Connecticut.  As much as I love my hometown, I now call Eastern Connecticut State University my home away from home. 

The second I stepped foot onto the campus, I knew this was the school I wanted to attend.  What really drew me to this school is how friendly everyone was, from the students to the faculty, along with how Eastern is on the smaller size, campus and student wise.  Also, the class sizes are small so the students and teachers get to know each other very well.  I also play Women's Lacrosse at Eastern.  As a freshman, the whole athletic department welcomed me like I have been here for years.  Being on the lacrosse team is very helpful when it comes to time management, discipline, and other tools that will make me successful throughout college and after college. 

Eastern Connecticut State University offers a lot of variety when it comes to school related activities, clubs, sports, and so on.  Whether you join an extracurricular activity or not, you will still meet a lot of new and amazing people on the campus and learn a lot through your years here at Eastern.  Feel free to contact me if you have any questions, and I hope you see you all around campus one day!

About Ellen Devlin

Hello prospective students! I hope you all are enjoying the journey of essay writing, and college visits as high school is winding down for you. Hopefully Eastern is your top choice, as it was for me :)

     The campus is beautiful and the small class sizes make it a great experience, allowing you to create a bond with the teachers and peers that surround you. As a senior, I am dreading the real world and wish I could stay at Eastern just a little bit longer! I applied to Eastern my freshman year knowing I wanted to major in Elementary Education and English and have stuck with that since. I became involved on campus as soon as I had the opportunity, running cross country and track for Eastern and being an active member of the Education Club on Campus. I was the treasurer last year for the Education Club and was elected to be the Vice President for this year. I look forward to my Student Teaching in the spring and then the journey of becoming a teacher in the near future.

I hope you all have the same experiences here at Eastern that I have had, and hope that you will take advantage of every opportunity that awaits you! Good Luck!




About Jorge Verde


Greetings my fellow prospective student, my name is Jorge Verde and I'm a freshman here at Eastern Connecticut State University.  I've been at Eastern for less than a year but I can tell you from experience that it's been really easy to get involved and meet great people.  In case you are wondering, I am planning on majoring in business administration with a minor in accounting.  I am also part of a couple of clubs here which have opened my eyes about all the possibilities and opportunities I have here at Eastern Connecticut State University.  I've joined the English Club and the Radio club and plan on joining the Music Society.  This is one of the positive outlooks of Eastern; it has a lot of clubs that best fit your personality.  College seems scary at first because it's a big step in life, but once you get here you will have the best time of your young life.  If you have any questions about anything whatsoever, feel free to contact me.  I hope reading this short bio helped you learn a little bit about the impact Eastern Connecticut State University has had on me so far.  So consider coming to Eastern Connecticut State University next year and make something good out of your life.

About Jennifer Pierce


Welcome to Eastern!  I'm Jennifer Pierce and I'm in my third year at Eastern, I will actually be graduating early (August 2012). I created my own Individualized major here is Museum Studies.  I am from Michigan and Ontario and decided to come to the New England area for college. My (now) husband is in the Navy and stationed in Groton, CT,  I wanted to move closer to him and that's why I chose the New England area, however I picked Eastern because it was the best choice for me!  I came from a small community and a small high school; I didn't want a huge university where I was simply a number and not a person. Here at Eastern you really get that one on one experience with teachers and professionals.  After graduation my next goal is to become a museum curator and though I might not still be in Connecticut, the lessons I've learned, friends I've made and connections that have occurred will always be a constant reminder of  the great school that I attended,  Eastern Connecticut State University.

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