Author: Grace Merritt

High-Tech Mannequins Prompt Gift to Nursing Sim Lab

When Bertie Chuong ’82 MS, RN first visited the new simulation lab in the UConn School of Nursing, she was excited to discover a healthcare setting with realistic high-tech mannequins. With help from Simulation Lab technicians, the mannequins can breathe, move, and even say “ouch” when poked with an IV. These life-like patients can be […]

Hygienist-Turned-Dentist and Student Star in Radio Spots

A dental hygienist who took her patients’ advice to become a dentist and a brilliant UConn sophomore who has already invented a heart monitor battery charger will star in new radio spots on NPR to promote the UConn Foundation’s scholarship drive. In her 60-second spot, Greenwich dentist Dr. Christine Tierney explains that she wants to […]

Florida Real Estate Investor Donates Scholarship

Like many UConn finance majors, Jeffrey R. Talbot ’00 (BUS) followed his dream after graduation of working on Wall Street. He became a successful investment banker at Morgan Stanley in New York, but soon realized his passion was actually real estate investment. He liked the entrepreneurial nature of real estate investment, the sense that he […]

Former All-American Caron Butler Makes Gift to Basketball Center at UConn

The UConn Foundation is excited to announce that former UConn men’s basketball All-American Caron Butler and his wife Andrea have made a gift in support of the Werth Family UConn Basketball Champions Center. Caron Butler earned All-American honors and was the Big East Conference Player of the Year and the Tournament Most Outstanding Player in […]

UConn Donor Makes His Mark on UConn’s New Basketball Practice Facility

Ted Lunney ’92, a loyal alum and Husky basketball fan, will be one of the first donors to have a locker named after him in UConn’s new Werth Family UConn Basketball Champion Center. Lunney says he wanted to contribute because of the strong connection he feels toward UConn, where he majored in business and formed […]