WINDHAM — Eastern Connecticut State University is celebrating the graduation of its first graduating class of DREAMers, as 43 undocumented students successfully received their bachelor’s degrees in May with an overall average GPA of 3.8.
ECSU was one of two universities to begin the program four years ago, the other being Delaware State University, said Maribel Sanchez, ESCU’s diversity opportunity program specialist.
Many undocumented young adults in the United States can’t go to college, either because many of them cannot afford it, she said, or they live in states that do not allow them to attend.
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