Student News

Students LeadershipRecreation and Leisure Studies Students Inducted into National Society of Leadership and Success

William Wood, Libby Patrick, Devon Conroy and Tyler McNamara were all recently inducted into the National Society of Leadership and Success. This society is an organization that helps people discover and achieve their goals. Through hard work and dedication we are proud of each of these students as they have accomplished this achievement.

Student KeirsteadTRAVEL & TOURISM Graduate student jessee keirstead Heads to Panama

Jessee Keirstead will be joining Kalu Yala as a Business Intern for the summer of 2014.  During his time in Panama, he will be living in Panama City for 11 weeks where he will work with 9 other Business Interns to develop sustainable tourism business.  Kalu Yala’s goals are to create community based, diversified, independent and regenerative local business for the people of Panama.  Jessee will be building business, marketing and entrepreneurial skills as well as studying Spanish during his stay in Panama.  He will be leaving May 17th and returning August 2nd

Travel & Tourism Major Kirby Pallis featured In SCSU News:

by Jared Kilkenny - Special to the Southern News
Approaching her junior year with an undecided major and out-of-state tuition to be paid, SCSU student, Kirby Pallis was running out of options. Now, with planned graduation in May, what started as strategy to lower her tuition rate became the discovery of a new passion and an education she said was “totally worth it.”  (Read More)

REC 463—Tourism Impacts, Planning and Management 

REC 463 contest
Chelsea Seres, Sara Beres, Kirby Pallis, Talyor Thompson, Carly Sales, and Rebecca Rolon in REC 463 entered a Prezi contest this Fall to promote Southern Connecticut State University. This was the first time that these students had ever developed a Prezi presentation so we are very proud to announce that they made it to the semi-finals! To see the project please click on the photo.




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Students from the Recreation and Leisure Studies Department are pictured with University President Papazian during the TITLE IX: Equality in Action the Enduring Legacy Conference held at SCSU this October.   

Sare Beres & Dr. Jones at the Travelers Championship




SCUS student Sarah Beres interned for 7 months with the Professional Golf Association’s Travelers Championship. It was an incredible opportunity and she couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Responsibilities included everything from scheduling volunteer times, managing the website and email, working with vendors, to setting up the facility. The tournament has about 4,000 volunteers and she had the opportunity to work with many of them. Sarah says, “At times it was frustrating, but overall I learned so many valuable skills I can use in my future career and I am grateful for such an amazing experience”.
Sarah Beres & Dr. Jan Jones pictured above at the Travelers Championship