Our Moment (January 2011)

Scholarship Helps Maya Moore On, Off Court

Maya Moore ’11 is UConn’s all-time leading women's basketball scorer, a FIBA gold medal winner and a six-time national player-of-the-year award holder. She’s also an outstanding student supported by a privately funded scholarship.
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Honoring the Memory of a Beloved UConn Administrator

The newly established Fred J. Maryanski '74 Memorial Fund for Computer Science memorializes a beloved UConn administrator and supports students majoring in a computer science program in the School of Engineering.
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An Endowed Chair with Loads of History
Part One in a Series About Endowed Faculty

Robert Gross, who holds the James L. and Shirley A. Draper Chair of Early American History, is a newsman at heart, as well as an award-winning author, but the possibilities offered by an an endowed chair brought him to UConn.
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Jorgensen Launches Seat-Naming Campaign

Since 1955, the Jorgensen Center for Performing Arts has brought music, drama, comedy, culture and entertainment to Storrs. A new seat-naming campaign in the renovated theater allows fans to make a lasting donation to keep the Jorgensen thriving.
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Actuarial Director Gives Back for Career in Math

James Trimble ’78 says that he always knew that he liked math, but had “no clue” what he was going to do with his mathematics degree after graduation.
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Rekindling a Love for the Arts Leads to Giving

Although his background is in science and psychology, and his career in health care, the decision that Roger Cherney '73 made to support the arts comes back to the changes in his life since he left Storrs more than three decades ago.
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A Communicator Starts a Scholarship

Marty Horn '73 '75 found an adviser and mentor in an advertising professor, Bill McEwen, and has given back in thanks, through a fund to support students studying communications.
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Gift Honors Father's Love for UConn, Dentistry

Robert Kravecs, Sr. loved many things, especially his family, the dental profession and UConn. Following his death, his son, Robert Kravecs, Jr. D.M.D. ’77 ’81, decided to use part of his inheritance to memorialize his father and support a dental scholarship.
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Campus Sustainability Fund Builds on Environmental Progress at UConn

As a "top 50 'greenest schools in the country,'" UConn is benefiting from philanthropy to boost its Campus Sustainability Fund and the acclaimed work being done as a steward of the Earth.
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Weisgard Family Donates Treasure Trove of Art

A treasure trove of illustrations, sketches, letters, books, and materials from widely acclaimed illustrator and writer Leonard Weisgard was recently given to the Northeast Children’s Literature Collection at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.
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Pride in Today's Students Inspires Scholarship

More than memories and gratitude, the congeniality and helpfulness of UConn students have lured Joan '60 and Richard '60 '61 Fenton back to their alma mater, including creating a scholarship to help students majoring in family studies.
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Major Private Gift for Stem Cell Research

Alumnus Edmund A. Grossman '57 and his wife, Arlene Petroff Grossman, have committed an irrevocable estate gift of $700,000 to support stem cell research at the UConn Health Center.
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