Willimantic, CT – Eastern Connecticut State University’s Center for Early Childhood Education (CECE) was recently notified that they have been awarded a bronze “Telly” Award for their promotional video, “Welcome to the Center for Early Childhood Education.” This is the sixth time the CECE has been awarded a Telly.

The video won under the “Educational Institution” category for digital/streaming videos. It was created by employees Sean Leser and Ken Measimer to serve as the CECE’s “trailer” for its YouTube channel. Leser penned the script and assisted with voiceover duties, while both Leser and Measimer applied their video editing skills to the effort.

The Telly Awards recognize excellence in the technical aspects of video production. The Telly is “the premier award honoring the best in TV and cable, digital and streaming and non-broadcast productions.”  More than 13,000 entries are submitted annually.

Telly Awards honor excellence in film and video productions; groundbreaking web commercials, videos and films; and outstanding local, regional, cable television commercials and other programs. A Telly Award is one of the awards most valued by industry leaders, and entrants range from local production companies and advertising agencies to large international firms. This year’s award is the CECE’s sixth Telly. They also won awards for video projects submitted in 2010, 2011,

2013 (2) and 2016.

The video can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/user/EarlyChildhoodVideos.


Eastern Connecticut State University is the state of Connecticut’s public liberal arts university, serving more than 5,300 students annually at its Willimantic campus and satellite locations.  In addition to attracting students from 158 of Connecticut’s 169 towns, Eastern also draws students from 24 other states and 23 other countries.  A residential campus offering 39 majors and 58 minors, Eastern offers students a strong liberal art foundation grounded in an array of applied learning opportunities. Ranked the 26th top public university in the North Region by U.S. News and World Report in its 2017 Best College ratings, Eastern has also been awarded “Green Campus” status by the U.S. Green Building Council seven years in a row.  For more information, visit www.easternct.edu.