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.