Time to celebrate: 50 years of EOP

CCSU President Dr. Zulma R. Toro is pictured here with members of the EOP summer program faculty at the 50th anniversary celebration of CCSU’s Educational Opportunity Program on June 29 in Alumni Hall. The event brought EOP graduates and supporters to campus for an evening music and memories. (Photo by Johnathon Henninger)

Central Connecticut State University celebrated the 50th anniversary of its Educational Opportunity Program on June 29 and 30 with a weekend of festivities. Nearly 200 people took part in the celebration recognizing the success of the program, known as EOP on campus.

EOP was launched in 1969 to prepare talented minority...

Campus News

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Student News

Nursing exam pass rate surpasses national average

Central Connecticut State University’s Nursing program is in great health and, in at least one case, is better than the national average. The percentage of CCSU students in the nursing bachelor’s program who passed the 2017 national R.N. licensing exam in the first round — 90.24 percent — surpassed the...

By Loretta Waldman

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Faculty News

An evolution revolution

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By Loretta Waldman

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Features

‘Global Citizens’ return from inspiring trip to China

Almost 20 years ago, The Confucius Institute was established as a nonprofit program to promote Chinese language and culture throughout the world. By 2014, 475 CIs were operating in more than 90 nations, with 100 of them in American universities. CCSU is the first and only university in Connecticut selected to host this prestigious...

By Amy J. Barry

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EOP: 50 years old and going strongHalf a century ago, CCSU launched a program that opened the doors of higher education to thousands of students to date, many of whom were the first in their...

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