From Dean Susan Pease
With 21 outstanding departments, the Carol A. Ammon School of Arts & Sciences always has good news to celebrate. Here are a few of our numerous success stories:
• In its second year, our new Journalism Program boasts 80 majors and counts among its faculty John Dankosky, WNPR news director for Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network, and Darren Sweeney '98, NBC's meteorologist for Connecticut.
• History's Dr. Matthew Warshauer '90 organized a series of popular re-enactments and lectures to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. He is also examining records of the state's Civil War veterans to determine if some suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder.
• Physics professor Nimmi Chandra Parikh Sharma has received support from NASA and NOAA for her research in Laser Radar, LIDAR, which measures atmospheric particles.
• Recent alumni honorees include creative nonfiction graduate Dario DiBattista, Jr., who was recognized as the top master's degree student in the Johns Hopkins Writing Program, and physics graduate and Glastonbury High School teacher Douglas Hutton '04, who was awarded the prestigious $25,000 Milken Educator Award for teaching excellence.
To keep this string of successes going, we need help from our wonderful alumni and friends. Your gift of any size to Central's annual fund will help maintain our educational quality, provide scholarships, and keep class sizes small enough to foster faculty-student mentoring.
You can give online by clicking here. Thank you for your generous support of the Carol A. Ammon School of Arts & Sciences!
With gratitude for your generosity,
Dr. Susan Pease, Dean
Carol A. Ammon School of Arts & Sciences
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