Author: Lauren Lalancette

Teaching: A Family Tradition

July 19, 2012

At six years of age, Rachel Buck ʼ01 (ED), ʼ02 MA already knew she wanted to be a teacher. A graduate of the Neag School of Educationʼs Integrated Bachelorʼs/Masterʼs (IBM) program, her five-year-old daughter now tells Buck that she wants to be a teacher when she grows up. “My children can do whatever they want […]

Class of 2012: Melanie Rodriguez

May 31, 2012

As the first person in her immediate family to go to college, Melanie Rodriguez ʼ11 (ED), ʼ12 MA grew up getting her ideas of what university life is like from books and movies. “I couldnʼt ask my parents what going to college was like,” she says, although older cousins and teachers did also play a […]

Learning Independent Living Skills

March 24, 2011

By the time they’re young adults, most people have learned not to barge into an ongoing conversation with a totally unrelated comment. But for some, knowing how to connect appropriately with others is confusing. UConn students are now reaching out to developmentally challenged 18- to 21-year-olds, demonstrating socially acceptable behavior as part of an innovative […]