Samantha (Sam) Calzone ’18 (CAHNR) studied animal science at UConn and just completed her MS degree at Hartpury University in the UK. Tragically, at 23 years of age, Sam died when a horse reared up and fell on her.
Sam was a caring young woman who was full of life. She had a big heart, a wonderful personality, and a passion for life—
especially for horses. At UConn, Sam was a member of the UConn Equestrian Team and served as the team’s captain for two years. In addition, Sam was a mentor in the Animal Science Learning Community for three years. In those roles, she served as a role model for numerous animal science and equestrian students at UConn. She is missed by the UConn community and all those that she touched during her life.
Gifts to the Samantha Calzone Scholarship provide support for a scholarship in memory of Samantha Calzone. This scholarship supports continuing undergraduate students in Animal Science who are members of the equestrian team.
Our goal is to raise gifts and commitments of $50,000 on or before October 1, 2020 to permanently endow the Samantha Calzone Scholarship, which will be held and administered by the UConn Foundation in accordance with its policies and procedures as amended. If gifts and commitments to the Samantha Calzone Scholarship do not reach $50,000 on or before October 1, 2020 the scholarship fund will be fully expendable for the same purpose.
Photo above taken by Michelle Lewis of foal named UC Sam Calzone, after Samantha Calzone.
Photo to the left of Samantha Calzone.