Rodriguez and Thom Named Outstanding Neag Alumni

Three Summers MA graduates Lauren Rodriguez and Melissa Thom have been named 2021 Outstanding Neag Alumni. Rodriguez, who is a principal at Southeast Elementary School in Mansfield, Connecticut, is the 2021 Outstanding School Administrator. Lauren received her MA in 2003 and Sixth Year in 2006. Thom, who is a library media specialist for Bristow Middle School in West Hartford, Connecticut, was named 2021 Outstanding Professional. Melissa received her MA in 2015. The pair will be honored at a virtual celebration on Saturday, March 13. Learn more about Lauren and Melissa and the virtual celebration at