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Meet undergraduate student Cecily Varvitsotis

Cecily Varvitsotis

Cecily Varvitsotis

Cecily Varvitsotis wants to be a hydrologist and, eventually, to design water systems. She has traveled abroad to help bring clean water to those in need. Here is what she said in an interview.

What is your major? Why did you choose this major? I am a natural resources and the environment (NRE) major. I have always like science and actually started as a biology major. However, the major was not as hands-on as I wanted, and there were not as many opportunities for field experience. After I took environmental conservation with Jason Vokoun, an associate professor in NRE, I decided to switch to NRE. The major has great fieldwork opportunities, and I am able to work individually with professors and make personal connections with them.

Name two or three activities, internships or jobs that have enriched your studies. I am president of the Soil and Water Conservation Society. The club was somewhat inactive when I became president, but I worked to make it thrive. I made many (more…)

Scholar’s Night

2014 Scolars' Night

The College’s annual Scholarship and Awards, now called Scholars’ Night, was held Thursday, March 27 at the Lewis Rome Ballroom. Several donors and College faculty and staff were in attendance, as well as 127 students. To date, 415 scholarships have been awarded to 281 different students for a total of $543,652.

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Book sale at the Resource Store

bookshelfEveryone loves a deal, and this is one you should not miss!

In the mood to garden? Maybe you want to save money by growing your own fruits and vegetables. Do you want to make your yard look beautiful through all four seasons? Then shop our book sale!

You can save 15 to 25 percent off the retail prices of our large selection of gardening books.  This sale will run for only a few weeks, so be sure to stop by our store or go online to see the wide selection of titles.

Books by featured speaker from this year’s 2014 Garden and Perennial Conference, Stephanie Cohen, author of The Perennial Gardener’s Design Primer, are among many to choose from.

The Resource Store also offers items such as, Mac Field Guides, cards, gifts, ornaments, free fact sheets, posters and Country Wisdom Bulletins.  There are just single copies of many titles, so shop early for the best selection.

Stop by the Communications Resource Store. We’re located in room 4 of the Ratcliffe Hicks Building, 1380 Storrs Rd., on the Storrs campus. Hours are M-F, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Visit us online at

We accept cash, check, MasterCard and Visa. Handicapped parking and handicapped access are available.