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general alumni or foundation related stories

photo of Dr. Kate Steckowych ’13 (PHR) ’15 Pharm.D. and Dr. Marie Smith ’77 (PHR)

Foundation Chat: The Future of Pharmacy with Dr. Marie Smith and Dr. Kate Steckowych

photo of Dr. Kate Steckowych '13 (PHR), '15 Pharm.D. and Dr. Marie Smith '77 (PHR)
Dr. Kate Steckowych ’13 (PHR) ’15 Pharm.D., Dr. Henry A. Palmer Postdoctoral Fellow (left) and Dr. Marie Smith ’77 (PHR), Assistant Dean for Practice and Public Policy Partnerships and the Dr. Henry A. Palmer Endowed Professor of Community Pharmacy Practice (right)

Most people would admit that the only time they interact with a pharmacist is picking up prescriptions at their local pharmacy. But that’s only part of the story. Read Full Story

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UConn Remembers Neag School Alum Robert Dunn

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Dr. Robert Dunn ’51 MA, ’55 Ph.D. (left) and Gladys Dunn at a 2011 event recognizing the students who participated in the Neag School’s study abroad program. We honor Mr. Dunn’s memory and his generosity toward students with dreams to study internationally.

Neag School alum Robert E. Dunn ’51 MA, ’55 Ph.D., an accomplished educator and administrator, spent his life inspiring bright young minds in the classroom and abroad. With his passing on July 18, 2017, UConn remembers Dunn’s philanthropic vision of ensuring student success and opportunity.Read Full Story

Dr. Tom Winters and Dr. Rebecca Moroose joined by Zach Winters in front of a logo of their team, the Florida Firefrogs.

The Doctors Will See You Now–At the Ballpark

Dr. Tom Winters and Dr. Rebecca Moroose joined by Zach Winters in front of a logo of their team, the Florida Firefrogs.
Dr. Tom Winters ’80 MD and Dr. Rebecca Moroose ’80 MD joined by Zach Winters in front of a logo of their team, the Florida Fire Frogs.
Dr. Tom Winters ’80 MD and Dr. Rebecca Moroose ’80 MD are doctors by day, Fire Frogs by night.Read Full Story

UConn Foundation Reaches Donation Milestone

Student scholarships, UConn Endowment are big winners in the FY17 totals

The UConn Foundation has raised nearly $72 million in FY17. Over the last three fiscal years, donors to the University have made commitments and gifts totaling $227 million, by far the best three-year period in UConn’s history.Read Full Story

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Will Athletic Trainers Make High School Sports Safer?

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NFL Taps UConn to Administer and Research Athletic Trainer Program

Hoping to make high school sports safer, the NFL Foundation has tapped UConn to administer and research a program to get athletic trainers in high schools in four states this fall.Read Full Story

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Birding, Learning, and Adventure in the Foothills of the Himalayas

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Hollywood parodies of a typical American vacation invoke imagery of a testy ride in a wood-paneled station wagon to sandy beaches, log cabins, or theme parks.Read Full Story

Ray Sackler

A Tribute to Dr. Raymond Sackler

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Dr. Raymond Sackler preparing for the 1998 commencement ceremony, where he received an honorary degree. (Credit: Richard Boynton)

It is with great sorrow that the UConn Foundation shares news of the passing of a great friend to the University of Connecticut, Dr. Raymond Sackler, MD (HON ’98). Dr. Sackler died on July 17 after a brief illness. He was 97 years old.
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UConn Foundation Wins CASE Bronze Circle of Excellence Award

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The UConn Foundation’s video featuring UConn student-athlete and cancer survivor Ryan Radue recently received international recognition.Read Full Story