Category: Making Headlines

general alumni or foundation related stories

photo of Joshua R. Newton President & CEO of the UConn Foundation

UConn Foundation President & CEO Joshua R. Newton to step down midsummer

photo of Joshua R. Newton President & CEO of the UConn Foundation
Joshua R. Newton President & CEO of the UConn Foundation will step down mid-August. (G. J. McCarthy/UConn Foundation)

Foundation raised nearly $400 million in his five-year tenure, reshaped alumni programs & grew endowment by 30 percent

UConn Foundation President & CEO Joshua R. Newton will leave his position in mid-August, after completing a remarkable five-year tenure—the most prolific fundraising period in the Foundation’s history.Read Full Story

Dentists Together, Huskies Forever: Alumni Couple Give Back to School of Dental Medicine

, Dr. Jason Raney ’03, DMD and Dr. Nicole Cambria ’03, DMD

As classmates and soon after, a couple, Dr. Jason Raney ’03, DMD and Dr. Nicole Cambria ’03, DMD graduated from the same class at UConn’s School of Dental Medicine. Today, they share their lives and a passion for dentistry – together. Read Full Story

From Student to Teacher: A UConn School of Medicine Journey

Dr. Anton Alerte, MD ’98
Dr. Anton Alerte, MD ’98

Dr. Anton Alerte, MD ’98 remembers interviewing with the UConn School of Medicine during a blizzard, when an Admissions staff member offered him a cup of coffee. The kindness and warmth of that simple exchange turned into a lifelong connection with UConn.Read Full Story

UConn Alum Drew Cole ’14 Hits the Right Note on “The Voice”

Surreal.

It’s how UConn alum and “The Voice” contestant Drew Cole ’14 (CLAS) sums up his experience on the Emmy-award winning reality-competition program.Read Full Story

Carole and Ray '56 '01H Neag at the 7th Annual White Coat Gala in 2016

UConn Mourns Loss of Alum Ray Neag, Largest Benefactor

Carole and Ray '56 '01H Neag at the 7th Annual White Coat Gala in 2016
Carole and Ray ’56 ’01H Neag at the 7th Annual White Coat Gala in 2016

Ray Neag ’56 ’01H, of Goshen, Conn. and Wyomissing, Penn., a philanthropist who built his fortune in the medical device industry, died Thursday, April 19 at age 86. Read Full Story

Amanda Bradley '15 MA writes on the rock on UConn Gives giving day

First UConn Gives Event Raises Over $260,000

Amanda Bradley '15 MA writes on the rock on UConn Gives giving day
Amanda Bradley ’15 MA writes on the rock on UConn Gives giving day. (G. J. McCarthy/UConn Foundation)

36-hour giving day event receives nearly 2,500 gifts

During UConn’s first-ever online giving event, many supporters enthusiastically came together, which resulted in nearly 2,500 gifts, raising more than $260,000 for the University. Read Full Story