Author: Stefanie Dion Jones



Valerie Pichette

Contribute to the Valerie J. Pichette Scholarship Fund

February 3, 2016

For nearly 20 years, Valerie Pichette served as executive assistant at UConn’s Neag School of Education – first with Dean Richard Schwab and later with former Dean Thomas DeFranco – as well as a longtime mentor to innumerable students and friend to many colleagues campus-wide. Pichette passed away on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015. In remembrance of her longtime dedication to the University, the Neag School announced the launch of a new endowed scholarship in her name, the Valerie J. Pichette Scholarship Fund.






Collective Uplift: How Research Could Reshape the Educational Experiences of Black Male Student-Athletes

March 13, 2015

This past fall, Neag Assistant Professor Joseph Cooper began reaching out to black male student-athletes at UConn, gathering them for a new grassroots effort called Collective Uplift, which seeks to empower, educate, and inspire ethnic minorities at UConn to maximize their full potential as holistic individuals, not exclusively in the realm of athletics, but also beyond.