Month: April 2015

Nearing Graduation, a Student Reflects on Impact of Scholarships

Trayvonn Diaz ’15 (CLAS), a scholarship recipient, UConn Foundation student director, resident assistant, and National Residence Hall Honorary Secretary of Finance, reflects on his four years at UConn. When I first visited campus, I remember being intimidated by the size of the campus and the number of classes and buildings, but I saw it as […]

RELEASE: Zwick Center Gets Half-Million-Dollar Boost

Gift will fund agricultural studies in Connecticut The University of Connecticut’s Zwick Center for Food and Resource Policy Board has received an additional $500,000 gift from its founder. Dr. Charles Zwick, and his wife Barbara, came to UConn this week to take part in a celebration ceremony at the UConn Foundation. Dr. Zwick started the […]

2015 Crowdfunding Campaign Ignites Student Philanthropy

Teaching UConn students the importance of philanthropy is the goal of HuskyDrive’s Ignite campaign. The recent conclusion of the current campaign, now in its third year, proves the program is working. More than $34,000 was raised in this year’s campaign. There were 1,644 donors—1,166 were student and young alumni donors. The top three teams this […]

School of Business Alumnus Gives to Make College Accessible to All

UConn alumnus Dan Toscano says the best part about giving to scholarships is seeing the blossoming that can happen to a student during his or her college career. “You see a career start to play out, and it started with a good foundation,” he said in a segment that will play on Connecticut NPR stations […]

RELEASE: UConn Alumnus Featured in Statewide Campaign to Promote Scholarships

WNPR spots part of effort to double amount raised over next five years Storrs, Conn. – A Darien business executive and University of Connecticut alumnus is featured in a new series of National Public Radio advertisements promoting an effort to substantially increase scholarships and the number of students receiving them at UConn. The reoccurring segments, […]

Honors Graduate Reflects on the Gifts of a UConn Education

Guest post by Rebecca D’Angelo ’14 (CLAS). Rebecca, currently a university specialist with UConn’s Honors Program, has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to serve as an English Teaching Assistant in Norway from August 2015 – June 2016. Her time will be split between serving as a TA at the Norwegian University of Science […]

A Gift in Action: First Reed Fellow Arrives at UConn Waterbury

Last fall, David and Joan Reed created the David and Joan Reed Faculty Fellowship to bring UConn’s best faculty to teach at the Waterbury campus. This spring, they were able to see their gift in action as the first Reed fellow arrived at UConn Waterbury. UConn Professor Mitchell Green will teach an introductory course in […]

Through a Memorial Fund, A Great Professor’s Legacy Endures

Students sat up when Milton Stern entered the classroom. He would recite poems, pace up and down the aisles, and ask probing questions. He’d read passages aloud with dramatic flair and leap across the room in order to prove a point. Milton—better known as “Mickey”—Stern was a longtime professor of English at UConn. He kept […]