Category: What to Support

photo of Kepeng Wang, assistant professor of immunology, right, works with research associate Kasandra Rodriguez in the lab at CaroGen Corp. in the technology incubator at Farmington

From Forest Labs to Rare Diseases

photo of Kepeng Wang, assistant professor of immunology, right, works with research associate Kasandra Rodriguez in the lab at CaroGen Corp. in the technology incubator at Farmington
Kepeng Wang, assistant professor of immunology, right, works with research associate Kasandra Rodriguez in the lab at CaroGen Corp. in the technology incubator at Farmington. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Philanthropic Grants Boost UConn’s Research Partnerships with Industries

By Grace Merritt and Jessica McBride

Deep in the woods behind Horsebarn Hill, UConn has its own forest lab.

There, you’ll see sensors on trees of different species shifting and swaying under ice, snow, wind and torrential rain. Read Full Story

Sarah Schatz ’20, recipient of the full Nutmeg Scholarship, moves into her dorm room on August 26, 2016.

Transforming Lives: Nutmeg Scholar Sarah Schatz ’20

Sarah Schatz ’20, recipient of the full Nutmeg Scholarship, moves into her dorm room on August 26, 2016.
Sarah Schatz ’20, recipient of the full Nutmeg Scholarship, moves into her dorm room on August 26, 2016.

What is it like to witness a dream come true? We wanted to capture that moment—the second a life changes. The moment a promising high school senior finds out she earned a full scholarship to UConn.Read Full Story

dr christine tierney and student bridget oei

Hygienist-Turned-Dentist and Student Star in Radio Spots

dr christine tierney and student bridget oei
Dr. Christine Tierney ’86 (DMD) and Sophomore Bridget Oei

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.Read Full Story

Florida Real Estate Investor Donates Scholarship

photo of jeff talbot '00 BUS
Jeff Talbot ’00 (BUS)

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 could create something for himself. He wanted to work for a smaller company where he could map his own destiny.
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John Krenicki Jr. and Donna Samson Krenicki, in 1984 and today

A Love Story that Started in a UConn Dorm Comes Full Circle

John Krenicki Jr. and Donna Samson Krenicki, in 1984 and today
John Krenicki Jr. and Donna Samson Krenicki, in 1984 (left) and today (right). Photos courtesy of the Krenickis.

John Krenicki Jr. ’84 and Donna Samson Krenicki ’84 met in the McMahon dorm where they both lived their junior year at UConn. He was studying mechanical engineering and while she majored in graphic design.
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Major General Joseph Ward, Jr. (CLAS) '83 and Basant Kandel '16.

Air Force Vet Gives Back and Stays Connected

Major General Joseph Ward, Jr. (CLAS) '83 and Basant Kandel '16.
Major General Joseph Ward, Jr. (CLAS) ’83 and Basant Kandel ’16. Photo courtesy of Major General Ward.

Major General Joseph S. Ward Jr.’s license plate says “UCONN 99,” a nod to one of UConn’s basketball championships.

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Angelo DeFazio '85 (PHARM) & Fludiona Naka (MED) at WNPR.

Alumnus, Student Star in UConn Scholarship Campaign

Angelo DeFazio '85 (PHARM) & Fludiona Naka (MED) at WNPR.
Angelo DeFazio ’85 (PHARM) & Fludiona Naka (MED) at WNPR. (Credit: UConn Foundation)

Angelo DeFazio, president and CEO of Arrow Pharmacy & Nutrition Centers, and medical student Fludiona Naka, a graduate of Hartford’s Bulkeley High School, will star in a statewide campaign promoting the UConn Foundation’s Transform Lives initiative to raise $150 million for scholarships and fellowships.
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President Susan Herbst announces UConn’s additional financial commitment for New Haven Promise students during an event at the Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School in New Haven.

UConn Announces Scholarships for New Haven Promise Students

President Susan Herbst announces UConn’s additional financial commitment for New Haven Promise students during an event at the Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School in New Haven.
President Susan Herbst announces UConn’s additional financial commitment for New Haven Promise students during an event at the Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School in New Haven. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Students who enroll at UConn through the New Haven Promise program will soon receive $5,000 in extra scholarship money each year to help ensure that college is affordable and accessible to them.
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Students and Donors Celebrate the Impact of Scholarships

Private Philanthropy Honored at first Transform Lives Event

Scholarship winners and donors came together to celebrate the power of scholarships to transform lives Read Full Story