March is always a busy time for UConn Nation. Not only is March Madness well underway—and we’ve got your one-stop shop for postseason events right here—but we’re gearing up to welcome a new class of Huskies to the UConn alumni family.
Cheering for our men’s and women’s basketball teams is just one of many great UConn traditions. Thanks to alumni like Nick Zaharias ’85, we also have traditions like OOzeball and the Husky mascot—you can find his story in this issue. But I think one of the greatest traditions is how, since the beginning of the university, we come together in times of growth, change, and adversity as one UConn family.
This is no better illustrated than in the story of Ryan Radue ’15 (BUS), a UConn Baseball player who is undergoing treatment for cancer. He can count not just other baseball players on his team, but also the excellent staff at UConn Health’s Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center, the donors who support UConn Health, and alumni near and far. We were so grateful to have him join the alumni family last fall—and so impressed to see him working on his master’s degree in accounting. We’ll be honoring Ryan, as well as other heroes and healers of cancer, at the 7th Annual White Coat Gala in April.
On a final note, stay tuned for a brand-new UConn Alumni website, set to launch this spring, as well as a slate of spring and summer events just for you—whether you’re a recent grad, a transplant to a new city, or an alum looking for a unique travel opportunity.
In UConn spirit,