Alumni Overview

The Department of Sociology

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Ebenezer D. Bassett Hall - Suite 317
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06050

Dr. A. Fiona Pearson

Department Chair
860-832-3137

Heide Tarchini

Department Secretary
860-832-3135

From left to right: Chris Marcelli (Class of 2013) - Director of Programs, Achieve Hartford; Brianna Kirk (Class of 2016) - Assistant Director of Student Activities, Springfield College; Inez Vera (Class of 2011) - Director of the Academic Center for Student Athletes, CCSU; Julio Muniz (Class of 2012) - Interim Director of TRiO Programs, CCSU
From left to right: Chris Marcelli (Class of 2013) - Director of Programs, Achieve Hartford; Brianna Kirk (Class of 2016) - Assistant Director of Student Activities, Springfield College; Inez Vera (Class of 2011) - Director of the Academic Center for Student Athletes, CCSU; Julio Muniz (Class of 2012) - Interim Director of TRiO Programs, CCSU

Alumni Overview

In 2017, Dr. John Mitrano shared tentative findings from his research focusing on CCSU Sociology Department alumni. At that time, he had received responses from 157 students who answered 131 questions regarding topics that included their reasons for majoring in sociology, experiences in the department, graduate school experiences, and perceived value of majoring in sociology. Of those students, 40% had gone on to pursue a graduate degree and 100% responded that they were “adequately,” “more than adequately,” or “very well” prepared for their graduate school experience. 88% of alumni surveyed responded that their sociology degree had prepared them for their current job as well as prepared them for continued advancement in their career. 

Listed below are the current positions and graduate education (as of 2020) of a selected sample of alumni from the past ten years:

CCSU SOCIOLOGY ALUMNI – Selected Sample (B.A. 2010-2020)

Clinical Researcher Assistant - UConn Health Center - Farmington, CT
B.A. Sociology, CCSU (2010); M.S.W. Springfield College (2016)

 

Staff Specialist, College and Career Readiness - Baltimore City Public Schools - Baltimore, MD
B.A. Sociology, CCSU (2010); M.A. Higher Education, Teachers College Columbia University (2013)

 

Recruiter, Human Resources - Hartford Health Care - Hartford, CT
B.A. Sociology, CCSU (2010)

 

Director of Diversity & Inclusive Community Development - UMass- Amherst - Amherst, MA
B.A. Sociology, CCSU (2012); M.S., Counselor Education, CCSU (2015)

 

School Counselor - Coventry High School - Coventry, CT
B.A. Sociology, CCSU (2012); M.A. Educational Psychology, UConn (2015)

 

Human Resources Administrator - Southern Connecticut State University - New Haven, CT
B.A. Sociology, CCSU (2013); M.B.A., SCSU (2018)

 

Software Development Manager- HYPACK - Hartford, CT
B.A. Sociology, CCSU (2013); M.B.A., CCSU (2017)

 

Marriage and Family Therapist - Jewel of Thriving, LLC - Berlin, CT
B.A. Sociology, CCSU (2013); M.S. Counseling/Marriage & Family Therapy, CCSU (2016)

 

Senior Intensive Outpatient Counselor - Root Center for Advanced Recovery - Manchester, CT
B.A. Sociology, CCSU (2013); M.S., Professional Counseling, CCSU (2016)

 

Family Recovery Clinical Supervisor - Community Health Resources - Hartford, CT
B.A. Sociology, CCSU (2013); M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Bay Path University (2016)

 

Art Teacher - Middletown Board of Education - Middletown, CT
B.A. Sociology, CCSU (2013)

 

Clinician - Infinity Integrated Counseling - Wallingford, CT
B.A. Sociology, CCSU (2013); L.M.S.W., U. Southern California, (2016); D.S.W., U. Southern California, (2019- present)

 

Special Education Teacher - Enfield Public Schools - Enfield, CT
B.A. Sociology, CCSU (2013); M.A. Educational Psychology, UConn (2020)

 

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant - Ryders Health Management - West Hartford, CT
B.A. Sociology, CCSU (2014); A.S. Occupational Therapist Assistant, Manchester Community College (2019)

 

Clinical Social Worker - Department of Veteran Affairs - Durham, NC
B.A. Sociology, CCSU (2014); M.S.W. North Carolina Central University (2019)

 

Community Involvement Liaison - Springfield College - Springfield, MA
B.A. Sociology, CCSU (2015); M.Ed., Student Personnel Administration, Springfield College (2019)

 

Assistant Director - The Learning Center, CCSU -  New Britain, CT
B.A. Sociology, CCSU (2015); M.S., Counselor Education, CCSU (2017); Ed.D. Educational Leadership (2018-2021)

 

Human Resources Generalist - Keystone Human Services - Rocky Hill, CT
B.A. Sociology, CCSU (2015); M.S., Industrial & Organizational Psychology, U. of Hartford (2018)

 

Math Teacher - Contra Costa School of Performing Arts - Oakland, CA
B.A. Sociology, CCSU (2015); M.Ed., Alliant International University (2017)

 

Academic Success Advisor – UCONN - Storrs, CT
B.A. Sociology, CCSU (2015); M.A., Sociology, SCSU (2018)

 

Housing Loan Specialist - U.S. Department of Agriculture - Granby, CT
B.A. Sociology, CCSU (2015); M.A., Community & Regional Planning, Clark University (2018)

 

Assistant Director, Student Activities - Springfield College - Springfield, MA
B.A. Sociology, CCSU (2016); M.A. Higher Education Administration, New York University (2018)

 

Recruiter, Human Resources - The Travelers - Hartford, CT
B.A. Sociology, CCSU (2016)

 

Development Associate - Community Renewal Team - Hartford, CT
B.A. Sociology, CCSU (2017)

 

Case Management Supervisor - Catholic Charities of Norwich - Middletown, CT
B.A. Sociology, CCSU (2017); M.S.W., UConn (2019)

 

Research Assistant/Ph.D. Sociology Graduate Student - Syracuse University - Syracuse, NY
B.A. Sociology, CCSU (2017);  M. A., Sociology, Syracuse University (2020); PhD. Candidate (2020-curent)

 

Senior Counselor - Wheeler Clinic - Plainville, CT
B.A. Sociology, CCSU (2018); M.S.W., SCSU (2018-present)

 

Program Manager - Trinity College -Hartford, CT
B.A. Sociology, CCSU (2018); M.A. Counselor Education, CCSU (2020)

 

Social Worker - State of Connecticut - Hartford, CT
B.A. Sociology, CCSU (2018)

 

Technical Researcher - BitSight Technologies - Cambridge, MA/ Tolland, CT
B.A. Sociology, CCSU (2018); M.B.A., Southern New Hampshire University (2021)

 

New Business Associate II - Lincoln Financial Group - Hartford, CT
B.A. Sociology, CCSU (2018); M.S., Human Resources Management, UConn (2020-current)

 

Therapeutic Foster Care Worker - Community Residences Inc. - Newington, CT
B.A. Sociology, CCSU (2019); M.S.W., University of Saint Joseph (2019-current)

 

Management Analyst - Housing and Urban Development – Washington DC

B.A. Sociology, CCSU (2020); M.P.A., George Washington University (2020-current)

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