Letter from the Dean

Thomas DeFranco
Thomas DeFranco

Dear Neag Alumni and Friends,

On behalf of the Neag School of Education, we hope the fall season is treating you well. Whether you’re teaching in the classroom, providing physical therapy to a patient, leading a school as the principal, marketing a sports team, lecturing on a college campus, studying hard as a Neag graduate student, or excelling in any one of the numerous career paths our alumni move on to … the Neag School wishes you a happy and productive fall 2011.

We also welcome you to become active with the Neag School and the many activities held throughout the academic year. There are numerous ways to find news and events about the Neag School. The Spotlight electronic newsletter, which comes out every other month, covers a lot of news about our alumni, faculty, staff and students. In particular, Homecoming is coming in October, and we invite you to stop by the Neag School tent in Husky Village. In the spring, we will hold our Neag Alumni Awards Dinner, followed by Alumni Weekend in June. To learn more about these and other Neag events, visit our calendar.

If you have any story ideas – or news to share – please contact us at neag-communications@uconn.edu. We also have the Neag School website, which features a lot of information about our programs, centers, faculty, and staff. If you haven’t “liked” us yet, visit our Facebook page or “follow” us on Twitter.

Lastly, but certainly not the least, is our Neag School video. You may have already seen it, but here it is again just in case. We invite you to share the video with your friends and fellow Neag grads. We are proud of the work of our faculty, staff, and students and the video highlights the important work they are currently doing and hope to accomplish in the future!


Thomas C. DeFranco


Neag School of Education