Megan Rudne of Colchester is an art education major at Southern Connecticut State University with a 3.80 GPA. Rudne is a member of the President's Sustainable Climate Committee, the Environmental Futurists Club and received an official citation from the City of New Haven Board of Alderman in 2008. She has been feeding homeless people on the New Haven Green for the last several years and is on the board of directors of the Compassionate Living Project. She was the recipient of the Sylvia Leggiero Spino Memorial Scholarship from the SCSU Alumni Association in both 2007 and 2008. Rudne has been employed as a student worker in the Office of Judicial Affairs and as a resident advisor in the Office of Residence Life. She plans to pursue a master of science degree in special education with a specialization in autism spectrum disorders to help exceptional children express themselves through art.