WILLIMANTIC, Connecticut — More than 1,250 Eastern Connecticut State University students received their diplomas in the 2018-19 academic year. Eastern’s commencement ceremony occured May 21 at the XL Center in Hartford.
Among the graduates was Gabriela Julian of Waynesville. Julian graduated with a Bachelor of General Studies degree in Criminology.
More than 40 percent of the graduates were the first in their families to earn a bachelor’s degree.