...the Honors College gave me the opportunity to express my creativity and explore my passions in ways I never imagined.
...itâ€™s close enough to my past but Iâ€™m still able to pursue my future.
...the nursing program and the track team created the best fit for me.
...the Liberal Studies program provides me with a broad range of opportunities for my future.
...I'm majoring in English education and Southern has one of the best education programs in the state.
...of the real-life experiences in the School of Business, and the opportunities it provides.
...of the diversity of students, and the different cultures and ethnic backgrounds, and orientation reassured me that this university is exactly where I want to be.
A DYNAMIC AND DIVERSE UNIVERSITY . . . THE ACADEMIC AND SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT
at Southern Connecticut State
University encourages you to discover who you are, who you want to be, and how to realize your dreams. We offer a wide range of majors and minors, a vibrant campus, life outside the classroom, and a commitment to preparing strong leaders. • This public university offers 117 undergraduate and graduate programs, fascinating internships, unique research opportunities, a challenging faculty, and the opportunity to study abroad. The student body represents diverse ethnic and socioeconomic groups; students from 38 states and 39 countries enroll at Southern. • Outside the classroom, you’ll keep on learning, about yourself, about other people, and about how to be the person you want to be. • Our thriving campus expands your world, supported by a talented and caring community of faculty and staff dedicated to working together to help you succeed as a student and grow as an individual. You will make friends that will last a lifetime.
SOUTHERN’S LIBERAL EDUCATION PROGRAM (LEP)
is an approach
to learning that empowers and prepares you to deal with complexity, diversity, and change. It provides you with broad knowledge of the wider world (for example, in science, culture, and society) as well as in-depth study in a specific area of interest. • A liberal education helps you develop a sense of social responsibility, as well as strong and transferable intellectual and practical skills such as communication, analytical and problem-solving skills, and a demonstrated ability to apply knowledge and skills in real-world settings. All students take this curriculum along with their major. • The LEP takes you where you need to go to be successful in college and beyond.
...PREPARING STUDENTS FOR THE FUTURE
SCHOOL OF ARTS & SCIENCES
THE SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
you to meet high standards of academic rigor and integrity. Our academic departments span the humanities, the physical sciences, the fine and performing arts, and the social sciences. • You can study human remains in forensic anthropology, compose your own musical pieces in an electronic music lab, or conduct hands-on research on Long Island Sound. • Southern was recently named as the host site for Connecticut’s first research center devoted solely to nanotechnology. The center prepares you for careers in this growth industry through experience with specialized equipment, including a state-of-the-art microscope that uses electrons to image materials on the atomic scale. • In addition, four interdisciplinary programs – the Honors College, Judaic Studies, Urban Studies, and Women’s Studies – have their home in the
School of Arts and Sciences. IF YOU THRIVE ON IDEAS, SOUTHERN’S HONORS COLLEGE IS FOR YOU.
• This four-year program
replaces most university requirements with team-taught, interdisciplinary courses and a thesis requirement. • Enrolling academically talented students, the Honors College encourages you to work closely with faculty to develop critical thinking skills you can use throughout your life. • The Honors College, which is open to students in all schools and majors, provides excellent credentials for graduate school and career placement.
• Anthropology, B.A. • Anthropology, B.S. Archaeology; Biological Cultural; Linguistics • Art Education, B.S.* • Art History, B.A. • Biology, B.A., B.S.* • Chemistry, B.A., B.S.* Accelerated Chemistry Bio-Chemistry; General • Communication, B.S. Advertising and Promotions Interpersonal/Relational Organizational Video Production • Computer Science, B.S. General Computer Information Systems • Earth Science, B.A. • Earth Science, B.S.* Environmental General; Geology • Economics, B.A.* • English, B.A.* • French, B.A.* • General Studies, B.A. • Geography, B.A., B.S.* • German, B.A.* • History, B.A.* • Italian, B.A.* • Journalism, B.A., B.S. • Liberal Studies, B.A., B.S. • Mathematics, B.A., B.S.* • Media Studies, B.A. • Music, B.A. • Philosophy, B.A.
• Physics, B.A. • Physics, B.S.* Engineering; General • Political Science, B.A., B.S.* • Psychology, B.A. General; Mental Health • Psychology, B.S. Research • Sociology, B.A., B.S.* • Spanish, B.A.* • Studio Art, B.S. Ceramics; Graphic Design Jewelry/Metals Painting; Photography Printmaking; Sculpture • Theatre, B.A. MINORS
• • • • • •
• • • • •
African Studies Anthropology Art History Asian Studies Central, East European, and Eurasian Studies Communication Advertising and Promotions Interpersonal and Relational Organizational Video Production Computer Science Criminal Justice Earth Science Economics English Literature Creative Writing Professional Writing Environmental Studies Ethnic Studies
• • • • • • •
Forensic Science Geography German Studies History Journalism Judaic Studies Latin American and Caribbean Studies • Mathematics • Media Studies • Music • Philosophy • Physics • Political Science • Psychology • Religious Studies • Sociology • Studio Art • Theatre • Urban Studies • Women’s Studies • World Languages and Literatures PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS
• • • • •
Pre-Dental Pre-Engineering Pre-Law Pre-Med Pre-Veterinary Medicine
*Students interested in secondary school teaching careers (grades 7-12) may enroll as a Bachelor of Science major in these departments offering the course work required by the state Department of Education.
SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
recently competed in a real-
the former Student Center
campus “trading floor,” learn
world simulation program
into a state-of-the-art facility
how to establish a brand
along with some of the
for business study, including
and market a product, or
world’s most elite universities.
a Business Success Center,
delve into real estate law,
The assignment was to
sponsored by Northeast
entrepreneurship, and small
stabilize a failing company.
Utilities, established to
business development. •
The exercise, which simulates
support our students’
The faculty is focused on
teamwork, decision making,
sharing and practicing
and quantitative and
• The timing is perfect,
presentation skills, reinforced
since Southern’s business
business, and professional
what it takes for a team to
programs are in high
management theories and
be successful. The Southern
demand to meet
applications, and developing
team scored higher than 99
programs recognized for
percent of all schools taking
part in the program. •
MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS (MIS)
B.S. DEGREE MAJORS
buy and sell stocks on an on-
MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS (MIS)
of Business has transformed
you can research,
• Southern business students
Southern’s new School
approach, and accessibility.
AT SOUTHERN’S SCHOOL OF
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION SOUTHERN’S SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
special education teachers,
resource to improve the
prepares more teachers than
Southern has been tapped by
educational and social
any other institution in the
the state to address the
experiences of students
state, as well as producing
growing challenge of how
diagnosed with a form of
the greatest numbers of
to better educate autistic
this developmental disability.
principals and superintend-
children. • Our Center of
• You will work in the field
ents through its educational
Excellence on Autism
leadership programs. •
Spectrum Disorders, the first
As the statewide leader in
of its kind in the state,
athletic trainers, and
graduating highly qualified
provides a distinctive
SECONDARY EDUCATION CERTIFICATION
• Art Education (K-12)
• Political Science
• Early Childhood Education (N-3)
• Elementary Education (1-6)
• Elementary Education,
• Special Education and
Bilingual (1-6) • Exercise Science
B.S. DEGREE MAJORS
• Earth Science
• Exercise Science
Physical Education (K-12)
• History and Social Science
• Information and
• Information and Library Science
• Italian • Mathematics
Library Science • Instructional Technology • School Health
SCHOOL OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
THE SCHOOL OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
with the opportunity to do clinical practice at local
• Communication Disorders Speech Pathology
hospitals and community health centers, work at
counseling centers and social service agencies,
• Public Health
and intern at camps and recreation centers. •
• Recreation and Leisure Studies
The Connecticut Department of Labor predicts that Connecticut’s health care demands will increase 60 percent over the next 20 years. • The latest occupational forecast data suggests a long-term demand for professionals in the nursing, public health, and therapy fields, among others. • Southern’s recent efforts to address the current nursing shortage include an accelerated program that allows those with a bachelor’s degree in any discipline to earn a B.S.N. in one year, half the time it usually takes to earn the degree. • The school’s yearly trip to Guatemala takes students out of the traditional classroom setting, enabling the study of public health in this developing country.
B.S. DEGREE MAJORS
Community Recreation and Youth Development Therapeutic Recreation Travel and Tourism Management Sports Management • Social Work MINORS
• Public Health Health and Safety Health Services Administration Nutrition Wellness
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NATIONAL RESEARCH INDICATES THAT LIVING ON CAMPUS
contributes to greater overall satisfaction
and success in college. • The convenience of living on campus puts you within walking distance of your classes, labs, the library, theater, concerts, and sports facilities. • As a resident, you may also get involved with the student-run Residence Hall Council, a great way to meet others and develop leadership skills. • Living Learning Communities offer a unique opportunity to reside with other students who share similar interests, such as our Sustainability, Health & Wellness, and International communities. • Whether you live on campus or commute, our dining services offer personalized dining options for the ultimate in value and convenience. There are a number of dining locations throughout campus, including our traditional dining hall, convenience store, and food court. • Transitioning from a supportive and protective home environment to college can generate both excitement and anxiety, from accepting academic responsibilities to meeting new
people. Our student health services, including our Granoff Student Health Center, Wellness Center, and University Counseling Services, help you adjust to life on campus. These services include men’s and women’s health care, individual and group counseling,outreach and programming, and consulting services. • The University Police Department, staffed by sworn officers who patrol 24 hours a day, is a visible presence on campus.
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2012-13 ACADEMIC YEAR,
eight programs were represented in NCAA Division II action, in addition to one NCAA individual national championship, two NCAA individual runner-up marks and 16 All-America selections. • Southern had 330 selections to the Northeast-10 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll, including 160 student-athletes in the spring semester. Student-athletes must maintain a 3.0 semester grade point average in order to earn recognition.
The 2012-13 academic year saw a record-setting average by our studentathletes, who maintained a 3.02 overall GPA. • Amanda Thomas (right, women’s swimming and diving) was also named as a finalist for the Honda Award, presented to the Division II Female Athlete of the Year, for the second consecutive year. Thomas was also named as a finalist for the Northeast-10 Conference Woman of the Year award.
3 16 1 4 1 25 81 1 3 1 2 330 4 3 NCAA Participants
Regional Athletes of the Year
NCAA Individual Championship in Women’s Swimming and Diving
NCAA National Runners-up in Swimming and Track and Field
NCAA Individual Champion
Northeast-10 Conference Athletes of the Year
Northeast-10 Conference Coaches of the Year
ECAC Rookie of the Year
Northeast-10 Conference Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award recipient
Northeast-10 All-Academic Team selections
New England Championship in Men’s Outdoor Track and Field
Regional Coaches of the Year
Northeast-10 Conference Championships
Selections named to the Northeast-10 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll
Women’s Intercollegiate Programs • Basketball • Cross country • Field hockey • Gymnastics • Lacrosse • Soccer • Softball • Swimming • Track and field (indoor and outdoor) • Volleyball
Recreational Facilities • James Moore Field House • Hutchinson Natatorium • Pelz Field • Pelz Gym • Jess Dow Field • The Ballpark at Southern Connecticut
Conference Affiliations • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) • Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) • Northeast-10 Conference
Men’s Intercollegiate Programs • Baseball • Basketball • Cross country • Football • Soccer • Swimming • Track and field (indoor and outdoor)
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RESEARCH HAS SHOWN THAT STUDENTS WHO BALANCE THEIR ACADEMIC WORK
extracurricular activities are more inclined to achieve success in academic and other pursuits, are better prepared for life after graduation, and make lifelong friends. • Southern’s many campus clubs and organizations provide rich educational, social, and cultural opportunities.
Academic and Professional Development Accounting Society American Advertising Federation American Marketing Association Anthropology Club Biology Club Chemistry Club Computer Club Earth Science Club Exercise Physiology Club Financial Management Association Forensic Society French Club Geographic Information Science Club Geography Club History Club Information and Library Science Club Mathematics Club Media Studies Club Men About Business Medieval and Renaissance Society National Student Nurses Association Pre-Health Professional Society Philosophy Club Physical Education Club Physics Club Pre-Law Society Psychology Club Public Health Society Recreation Club SCSU Management Association Social Welfare Organization Society of Professional Journalists Sociology Club Southern Future Teachers Organization Sports Medicine Club Students in Free Enterprise
Club Sports Cheerleading • Colorguard • Dance Team Drumline • Ice Hockey • Karate Men’s Lacrosse • Men’s Rugby Paintball • Ski and Snowboard Steppin’ Up Drill Team Symphonic Pulse Dance Company Ultimate Frisbee Volleyball • Women’s Rugby Councils and Governing Organizations Class Governments Greek Life Council Inter-Residence Council Programs Council Student Government Association Honorary and Service Organizations Active Minds Alpha Kappa Delta – sociology Colleges Against Cancer Delta Mu Delta – business administration Gamma Theta Upsilon – geography Golden Key National Honor Society – National Honor Society for juniors and seniors in the top 15 percent of their class Habitat for Humanity HOPE (Peer educators) Iota Iota Iota – women’s studies Kappa Delta Pi – education Lambda Pi Eta – communication Order of Omega – Greek life Phi Alpha Theta – history Pi Sigma Alpha – political science Psi Chi – psychology Sigma Gamma Alpha – Greek life Sigma Theta Tau, Mu Beta chapter – nursing Zeta Delta Epsilon – service
International and Multicultural Groups African Students Association Asian Cultural Society Baka Chan Anime Society Black Student Union Chinese Student Association CIAO Italian Club Organization of Latin American Students People to People Club South Asian Student Association West Indian Society Media Groups Folio • Southern News Southern TV • WSIN Radio Station Performing and Creative Arts Arts League • Crescent Players Cultural Affairs Club • Film Society Deadhead Jam Band Music Club Southern Harmony SCSU Drumline • SCSU Pep Band Political Action and Advocacy Amnesty International Animal Activists Best Buddies College Democrats College Republicans Council for Exceptional Children Environmental Futurists
International Socialists Association LGBT Prism NAACP Outreach Unlimited Recreation Organizations Commuter Student Union Senior Citizen Student Organization Veterans Association Religious Organizations Campus Crusade for Christ Intervarsity Christian Fellowship Jewish Students Organization Muslim Students Association Newman Society Social Fraternities and Sororities Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity Beta Mu Sigma Fraternity Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority Kappa Delta Xi Sorority Lambda Alpha Upsilon Fraternity Lambda Pi Upsilon Lambda Sigma Upsilon Fraternity Omega Zeta Pi Sorority Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Sigma Delta Sigma Sorority Sigma Gamma Rho Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity Zeta Phi Beta Sorority
CAMPUS COMMUNITY GARDEN
Southerm donates a percentage of produce grown in our campus garden to soup kitchens in the New Haven area. RECYCLEMANIA AND CAMPUS CONSERVATION NATIONALS
Friendly competitions between residence halls to boost recycling and energy conservation RESIDENCE LIFE SUSTAINABILITY SERIES
Guest speakers, activities, and presentations throughout the year
Southern is committed to sustainability through campus-wide waste reduction and recycling, water and other resource conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable electricity generation. We are listed in Princeton Review’s 2014 Guide to the 322 Greenest Campuses.
Environmental and marine studies concentrations for biology, chemistry, geography, or earth
- 10 -
sciences majors. Environmental
PERCENTAGE OF REDUCTION IN ELECTRICITY USE CAMPUS-WIDE SINCE 2010
and marine studies minors accompany any undergraduate major.
- 100 KW -
- FIRST -
SCSU’S SCHOOL OF BUSINESS FIRST BUILDING IN THE CT STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM TO EARN A LEED GOLD CERTIFICATION
CAPACITY OF SCSU’S TWO ROOFTOP SOLAR PANEL INSTALLATIONS
- 100 -
- 382,000+ NUMBER OF POUNDS OF MASONRY AND METAL RECYCLED FROM SEABURY HALL DEMOLITION
- 37 PERCENTAGE INCREASE IN RECYCLING FROM
PERCENTAGE OF NON-TOXIC, GREENCERTIFIED CHEMICALS USED BY CUSTODIAL STAFF
- 40.4 TONS -
REDUCTION IN SCSU’S CARBON FOOTPRINT THROUGH STUDENT CONSERVATION EFFORTS
graduate GIVEN THEIR EXCELLENT ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS,
it’s no surprise that many
Southern grads continue their studies. • Some earn advanced degrees at Southern in one of our master’s degree and sixth year diploma programs — or in our doctoral program in educational leadership, or our Master of Fine Arts in creative writing program. • A partial list of Southern’s graduate offerings: • Applied Physics • Art Education • Biology • Business Administration • Chemistry • Communication Disorders • Computer Science • Counseling • Elementary Education • Environmental Education • Exercise Science • Marriage and Family Therapy • Nursing • Public Health • Recreation and Leisure Studies • Romance Languages • School Health Education
Others enroll at various outstanding
• School Psychology
colleges and universities around
• Science Education
the world. • The following list provides
• Social Work
just a sample of the excellent graduate
and professional schools that have
• Special Education • Women’s Studies
welcomed recent Southern graduates: • Boston College • Columbia University • Emerson College • Fordham University • George Washington University • Harvard University • Kent State University • New York University • Northeastern University • Northwestern University • Ohio University • Princeton University • Tufts University School of Medicine • Vanderbilt University • Yale University
transfer students 22
EACH YEAR, MORE THAN
1,200 STUDENTS TRANSFER
from public and
private institutions throughout the country. • Most transfer from Connecticut’s two-year community colleges, others from four-year universities. • Some are looking for a fresh start in a whole new field of study, others for a chance to refine and enrich the knowledge and experience they’ve already acquired.
• At Southern, we’re committed to
Academic Advisement Center will
helping you complete your bachelor’s
supply counseling and referral to
degree and can help you determine
academic departments to help ensure
which bachelor’s program fits your
timely completion of your degree. •
academic and career goals. • Just
Transfer students are eligible to apply
as important, we’ll help you get to
for admission to any of Southern’s
know Southern and what on-campus
programs. • The admissions process
resources are available for transfer
is based on previous college work.
students. • The Admissions Office
To be considered for admission,
staff will provide you with valuable
students must be in good academic
information on how to apply and
standing, earning at least a 2.0 GPA
complete the enrollment process,
from their prior college or university.
as well as explain how to apply
• It is possible to meet the general
credits from other colleges toward
requirements for transfer admission
your degree at Southern. •
but not meet the standards for a
The Office of Financial Aid and
specific academic program. •
Scholarships will help you make
See the university course catalog
the financial transition, while the
EVALUATION OF CREDITS
• Credits from all regionally accredited universities are eligible for transfer review. A grade of “C-“ or better is required for transfer.*
• The physical education requirement may be waived for transfer students who enter with 24 credits. • To see how your credits will transfer to Southern, visit SouthernCT.edu/ bannerweb/transfer.php3.**
• Southern does not accept remedial coursework for transfer credit.
*All equivalent courses with passing grades, earned at Connecticut community colleges by a student with an associate’s degree from that college, as well as equivalent courses with passing grades earned at any Connecticut State University institution, will be accepted for transfer.
**25 colleges are fully banked on this Web site. If you do not see your college listed, an official evaluation will be completed upon your acceptance to Southern and will be included in your acceptance packet. The Academic Advisement Center will complete a degree audit for the appropriate major and make it available to you.
• All credits from colleges and universities on a quarter-hour system will be converted to semester hours. Sixty-seven percent of the quarter-hours are equal to the equivalent semester hours.
• Military courses will be evaluated on an individual basis by the university Registrar’s Office.
AN EXTRAORDINARY ENVIRONMENT
WHAT YOU LEARN IN THE CLASSROOM IS THE FOUNDATION
for an outstanding
undergraduate experience. This experience is supported by frequent opportunities to hear directly from celebrated artists and thinkers, political leaders, international policymakers, and a host of other visionaries and dignitaries who routinely visit Southern. • The Mary and Louis Fusco Distinguished Lecture Series is a major intellectual event in the greater New Haven area, each year bringing a political, social, or creative leader to campus. • The lecture series is held at the John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts, a 1,568-seat auditorium that provides the setting for a year-round calendar of dynamic cultural and academic events, including theater, jazz, lectures, and comedy shows for both university and public entertainment. • Lyman Center is also the home of Southern’s acclaimed Theatre Department and the 100-seat Robert Kendall Drama Lab for experimental theater.
AS AN EXTENSION OF THE CLASSROOM,
New Haven is a vibrant center for arts, culture, history, and entertainment in southern New England. • This dynamic city has much to offer, including student teaching and internship opportunities. • Take advantage of world-famous theaters, festivals, museums, art and natural history, cafes, bookstores and galleries, nightlife, a range of outdoor activities – and some of the best
AN EXTRAORDINARY CITY
pizza you’ll ever eat! • New Haven is also a real college town, with six colleges in the wider region and lots of opportunities for students to get out into the community. • Whether you’re taking in an arts festival, hearing some new music, or volunteering with a service organization,
NEW YORK CITY
C T I
E A N O C N
you’ll have many ways to make New Haven your own.
2013-14 YEARLY EXPENSES FOR FULL-TIME UNDERGRADUATES In-State Commuter
In-State On Campus
Out-of-State On Campus
New England Regional Programs On Campus
Tuition & Fees*
Housing (standard double room)
Platinum Meal Plan (unlimited dining 7 days per week)
Residence Hall Social Fee
Estimated Yearly Cost
*Fees include the following: State University Fee, University General Fee, Activity Fee and Media Fee. Tuition and fees listed are subject to change/revision. Accident and sickness insurance, personal expenses, and textbooks are not included in the estimated yearly cost. Detailed cost information is available at SouthernCT.edu/bursar/tuitionfees.
To be considered for financial aid, you must complete the 2013-2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA; fafsa.ed.gov) and submit it to the federal processor by the March 15, 2014, priority date. Southern awards financial aid on the basis of demonstrated need and will send notification to recipients beginning in mid-March. As a full-time student you may apply in the fall of your freshman year for one of the Alumni Associationâ€™s more than 180 scholarships. For details, visit http://SouthernCT.edu/alumni/ scholarship-program. For families who find it more convenient to budget the cost of tuition and fees over the course of the semester, Southern offers interest-free payment plans. There is a limited enrollment period for these plans. For details, visit http://SouthernCT.edu/bursar. 26
We encourage every student interested in Southern to tour our campus and see it for yourself. To schedule a tour, visit http://SouthernCT.edu/admissions.
APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION
If you are ready to join a dynamic, diverse learning community, and if you like the idea of working closely with faculty who will support, inspire, and help you realize your dreams, then it’s time to apply to Southern. • Apply for rolling admissions at http://SouthernCT.edu/ admissions. • The online application
requires the submission of a personal essay and a $50 non-refundable application fee (payable online via Visa, MasterCard or Discover)
Important Information for Residents of New England States Only Students who are legal residents of the other five New England states may be eligible for reduced tuition and
In order to complete your
fees at Southern under the New England Tuition Break
application, the following
Program. If you are applying under the New England
documents must be sent to the
Tuition Break Program, check the appropriate box on
your application form.
• Official high school transcript
Degree Programs available at Southern:
• Letter of recommendation from a counselor; additional teacher recommendations are optional • Official test score report for SAT or ACT • Contact the Admissions Office at (203) 392-5644 for more information.
• Maine: Italian • Massachusetts: Information and Library Science, Recreation and Leisure Studies • New Hampshire: Italian, Information and Library Science • Rhode Island: Athletic Training, Earth Science, Information and Library Science, Media Studies, Public and Community Health, Recreation and Leisure Studies • Vermont: Earth Science, Information and Library Science, Public and Community Health, Special Education 27
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Office of Admission 131 Farnham Avenue New Haven, Connecticut 06515-1201 203-392-5644 888-500-SCSU (7278) Admissions@SouthernCT.edu SouthernCT.edu An equal opportunity university
southern stories Born and raised in Rwanda, Africa, Daniel Ndamwizeye, ’13, is a survivor of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide that killed between 800 thousand and 1 million Hutus and Tutsis. Ndamwizeye sometimes uses “Trust” as a surname to simplify situations or for speaking engagements, and the word has special significance. Ndamwizeye means, “I trust him” in Kinyarwanda, one of Rwanda’s official languages. Daniel came to the United States as a refugee in 2005 and in 2013 graduated from Southern with a B.S. in business administration with a concentration in management. While excelling in his courses, he realized extraordinary accomplishments beyond the classroom, such as starting his own line of inspirational T-shirts as well as a nonprofit foundation, The Daniel Trust Foundation, to benefit orphans in lessdeveloped countries. On campus, he was a resident adviser, member of the African Student Association and Black Student Union, and president of Hall Council and the Residence Hall Association. Through his foundation he raises awareness on issues that affect orphaned children and LGBT youth and works on ways to prevent genocide.
class of 2013 major: business administration currently: youth motivational speaker; founder, the daniel trust foundation, inc.
southern stories Jasmine Wilbourne, ’13, describes herself as a “spontaneous dream-chaser.” While working on her bachelor’s degree in English, women’s studies and journalism, Jasmine worked as a resident adviser in Southern residence halls and interned in the university’s public affairs office, writing articles and learning the basics of marketing and public relations. As a senior, she traveled to New Zealand on a study-abroad program. She spent her summers working at New Haven’s Common Ground Ecology Camp, developing environment-focused programs for children ages 6-12 and teaching campers science- and art-based activities focused on sustainability, animal care, and garden maintenance. She also worked as a garden and market intern, which required her to manage and cultivate 1.5 acres of sustainable garden beds, harvesting, storing, and selling produce for a local farmers’ market. Since graduating, Jasmine has been using her writing skills as a subrogation specialist in vendor management at EXL Service, a business process solutions company.
class of 2013 major: english, women’s studies, journalism currently: subrogation specialist, exl service
southern stories Byron Peck-Collier, ‘10, is in his third year at Western University of Health Sciences’ college of podiatric medicine. He is class delegate to the American Podiatric Medical Student Association (apmsa.org), and was recently elected president-elect of the APMSA. He founded his school’s student chapter of the American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management, and he is the current past president. Under the guidance of the faculty at Western University, he has completed a research study on the fixation of syndesmotic screws and is also assisting in another study on diabetes and end-stage renal disease. He is currently in clinical rotations at the West LA Veteran’s Adminstration Hospital in Los Angeles. As a Southern student he volunteered at clinics that provide primary care and dental exams to migrant farm workers, coordinated by the University of Connecticut.
class of 2010 major: religious philosophy, math, biochemistry currently: medical student
southern stories Jack Perry, ’96, earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Southern and went on to earn a master’s degree in social work from the University of Connecticut, and a doctorate in educational leadership from Southern in May 2013. He is the founder and executive director of Prestige Academy in Wilmington, Del., a charter school for boys that opened in 2008 with 103 fifth-graders, with plans to add one grade per year over the next three years. Prestige is an urban school serving a largely at-risk population, but if Jack has his way, all of his students will have their sights set on attending college. In Delaware, there is a 28 percent gap between whites and all minorities in college graduation rates at four-year institutions, the largest difference in the United States. Addressing the causes behind such statistics is a personal goal for Jack, and the expectation that every student can and will go to college is deeply embedded in the academy’s culture.
class of 1996; doctorate in educational leadership, 2013 major: sociology currently: founder and executive director, prestige academy
southern stories Lauren Chicoski, ’10, majored in anthropology and graduated with a 3.72 grade point average. In addition to serving as secretary of Iota Iota Iota, the women’s studies honor society, she was president of the Anthropology Club and the LGBT Prism Club, and treasurer of the campus chapter of Amnesty International. In her senior year, she was one of four Southern students to receive the Henry Barnard Foundation Distinguished Student Award, among the university’s most prestigious honors. Currently enrolled in Southern’s master’s degree program in women’s studies, Lauren works as the after-school activity coordinator at New Haven’s Metropolitan Business Academy as part of Boost!/New Haven Education Project and the New Haven Public School Change Initiative. She also works for the Connecticut Stonewall Foundation, Inc., a speaker’s bureau comprised of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their allies, who give their hearts, time, and travel expenses to help eliminate hate.
class of 2010 major: anthropology currently: women’s studies master’s candidate
southern stories Carrie Borzillo, â€™92, knew early on that she was interested in music and entertainment. An entertainment journalist since age 17, she started out covering the local music scene for free music magazines in Connecticut. While a journalism major at Southern, her determination and power of persuasion helped her land an internship at Entertainment Weekly, despite initially being told that there were no such opportunities available. After graduating from Southern, she was hired by Billboard. Hard work and perseverance have continued to drive her success. Carrie has spent several years covering music and celebrities for Billboard, Spin, People, US Weekly, and other magazines. Her talents and passion for pop culture have also resulted in three critically-acclaimed books, and she has appeared as a music and/or relationship expert on such television channels as MTV, VH1, Fuse, E!, CNN, and MSNBC. In 2009 she was named Best Music Writer/Journalist by the National Association of Recording Industry Professionals.
class of 1992 major: journalism currently: music journalist