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Girl Scouts of Connecticut Hosting 2011 Breakfast Badge; ECSU President Elsa Núñez to be honored

November 21, 2011

Girl Scouts of Connecticut will host the 2011 Breakfast Badge on Friday, December 2, from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. at The Hartford Club in downtown Hartford. Friends and supporters are invited to join this ceremonial Girl Scout breakfast of networking and fundraising while supporting Girl Scouting's personal and leadership development programs for young women. This event will recognize the achievements of Eastern Connecticut State University President Elsa M. Núñez.

This event is supported by Eastern Connecticut State University, QSP Inc. (A Time Inc. Company), and Hartford Hospital.

Tickets are $98 and can be purchased online at Net proceeds from the event will support enrichment, educational, recreational, and personal development programs that help girls in grades K - 12 bring out the best in themselves and their communities through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. This experience offers girls the lifetime skills they need to discover their personal best; connect with others to build healthy relationships; and take action in their communities to make the world a better place.

President Núñez is being recognized for her courage, commitment, and dedication to education. She is the first Hispanic college president at a state university in Connecticut with over 20 years of experience as a senior administrator in higher education. Her commitment to education is best seen in the many accomplishments during her six years as Eastern’s president. Núñez also serves on the GSOFCT Board of Directors and was the keynote speaker for GSOFCT’s first Nuestra Voz Latina event.

"We chose to recognize Dr. Núñez for her strength, character, and commitment to education,” Jennifer Smith Turner, CEO, Girl Scouts of Connecticut said. “Her many accomplishments at Eastern Connecticut State University, as well as her community outreach, are examples of her tireless work and dedication. She is an inspiration for our girls and for Girl Scouts of Connecticut.”


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