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UConn Nation is everywhere—and we're changing the world through alumni achievements and the power of philanthropy. Here's how alumni, donors, fans, and friends are strengthening UConn and making headlines.

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

September 12, 2017
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

photo of Dr. Robert Dunn '51, '55 meeting with students

UConn Remembers Neag School Alum Robert Dunn

September 5, 2017
photo of Dr. Robert Dunn '51 MA, '55 Ph.D. meeting with students
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

Ray Sackler

A Tribute to Dr. Raymond Sackler

July 18, 2017
Ray Sackler
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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