Eastern Connecticut State University Honored
For College Awareness Program
First Lady Laura Bush presented Eastern Connecticut State University with the 2004 Coming Up Taller Awards in honor of its ConnCAP program, designed to increase college awareness among urban youth. The President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities (PCAH), the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services confer the award annually. Bush, the honorary chair of the PCAH, also awarded Eastern a $10,000 check for having one of the best programs in the country. Eastern’s program was one of 17 national finalists.
From left: Dr. Bruce Cole, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities; Floyd E. Bagwell Jr., executive director of Eastern Connecticut State University’s Learning Center, which operates the university’s ConnCAP Program; Monica Lasenberry, senior at New London High School and ConnCAP participant; and First Lady Laura Bush
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