Author: Shawn Kornegay


Crowd of graduates gather in the Gentry Lobby.

Year-End Neag School Accolades: 2021-22

May 19, 2022

Throughout the academic year, the Neag School is proud to share the latest achievements of its faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Explore their most recent promotions, awards, retirements, publications, and more: Dean’s Office Department of Curriculum and Instruction and Teacher Education Department of Educational Leadership Department of Educational Psychology Faculty/Staff Students Alumni In Memoriam Dean’s […]


Sally Reis

Sally Reis: A Reflection of 40 Years of Success at UConn

May 18, 2022

Sally Reis, the Leticia Morgan Chair in Educational Psychology at the Neag School of Education, first connected to the University of Connecticut during her master’s program at Southern Connecticut State University in the mid-1970s. While in one class, she heard UConn Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor Joseph Renzulli talk about his work in educational psychology, specifically his internationally-known and pioneering work in gifted and talented with the Enrichment Triad Model.



Noam Watt

Class of 2022 Senior Profile: Noam Watt

May 4, 2022

“I chose UConn because from the minute I first stepped on campus, I could feel the energy and love that people have for this university. It was a feeling that made me know I wanted to come to school here. Add to that the spirit for UConn Athletics and the opportunity to get involved with the Athletics department, and I knew UConn was the right fit,” says graduating senior Noam Watt ’22 (ED).


Jessica Wang

Class of 2022 Senior Profile: Jessica Wang

May 2, 2022

“I chose UConn because of the amazing environment I first experienced on Admitted Students Day. It was incredible to witness, and I knew that this was my school. I wanted to be a part of a community close, spirited, and engaging community, and this school has provided everything like that for me. This community provided so many different opportunities that allowed me to grow as a leader and person. I have stepped outside of my comfort zone and have been rewarded in the form of many lifelong friendships and memorable experiences. I am so grateful I chose UConn as my school and community for the past four years,” says graduating senior Jessica Wang ’22 (ED).


Tim Tamallanca

Class of 2022 Student Profile: Timothy Tamallanca

April 29, 2022

“I chose UConn because I felt from my first time walking on Campus that UConn was the place for me. In 2017, I remembered I came to Storrs as a high school student to shadow a Husky for the day, and it was a torrential downpour. I was with my mom, and we had no idea how to get to the Student Union from the North Parking Garage. We could barely see the map, and a UConn student went out of her way to stop and ask if we needed help in the pouring rain. This moment illustrates the strong sense of community you feel when you walk onto UConn’s campus. No matter what, there’s always someone to help you if you need it!! The choice to be a part of Husky Nation was the best decision I made in my entire life,” says graduating master’s student Timothy Tamallanca ’20 (ED), 22 MA.


Anamaria Sousa

Class of 2022 Student Profile: Anamaria Sousa

April 28, 2022

I chose UConn because of the IB/M program that the Neag School offers. I obtained my bachelor’s degree in four years and my master’s degree in one. Basketball is also my favorite sport, and what better than to go to school in the basketball capital of the world,” says graduating master’s student Anamaria Sousa ’20 (ED), ’22 MA.


Kaitlyn McGuire

Class of 2022 Student Profile: Kaitlyn McGuire

April 28, 2022

“I knew that the Neag School of Education had a nationally recognized teacher prep program. Additionally, the special education program is filled with top faculty in their fields of research, and I was so excited to learn from their expertise. Not only did I attend for the academics, but I knew that in Storrs, I could be free to challenge myself through my extracurriculars,” says graduating master’s student Kaitlyn McGuire ’20 (ED), ’22 MA.


Madison Levine

Class of 2022 Student Profile: Madison Levine

April 27, 2022

“I chose UConn because I wanted to go to a big school with many opportunities and groups of people. Also, knowing that I was going into education, UConn was the perfect fit with an integrated bachelor’s and master’s program,” says graduating master’s student Madison Levine ’20 (ED), ’22 MA.


Lucas Knight-Vezina

Class of 2022 Senior Profile: Lucas Knight-Vezina

April 27, 2022

“UConn was my first-choice college because of its school of education. I was very impressed by the Neag School of Education and thought it would be the perfect fit as I pursued a degree in secondary English education. I grew up in Tolland, Connecticut, so I was also fortunate enough that I was 20 minutes away from my hometown, giving me enough independence but the convenience of a quick drive home when I needed a home-cooked meal,” says graduating senior Lucas Knight-Vezina ’22 (ED), ’23 MA.