Catherine Shortell of Wallingford, is a history/secondary education major at Southern Connecticut State University with a 3.81 GPA. Shortell earned the Honors College Presidential Scholarship and is a member of the executive board for Zeta Delta Epsilon. She is also a member of Phi Alpha Theta, the Newman Society and was its president in 2005. She has volunteered at the St. Ann's Soup Kitchen and as an SAT prep coach for "New Haven Let's Get Ready." She participated in the Hunger Awareness Crop Walk and the New Haven Cook and Care Walk-a-thon. She has volunteered as a social studies, science, English and Latin tutor for sixth to12th-grade students. A member of the Honors College, she is a student teacher at Sheehan High School in Wallingford and a caregiver for her mother, who is a quadriplegic. Shortell plans to seek employment as a high school social studies teacher.