Category: Alumni

Read stories about Neag School of Education alumni.

Save the Date: 13th Annual Neag School of Education Alumni Society Awards

February 1, 2011

The Neag School of Education will host the 13th annual Alumni Society Awards banquet on Sat., May 14, 2011, in the South Campus Ballroom on the Storrs campus. At the dinner, the Alumni Society will bestow numerous awards, which will recognize educators and professionals who have made significant contributions across all levels of education. The […]

Holly Maiorano: An Alumni Profile

February 1, 2011

As someone who had been working since she was 16 years old, Holly Maiorano described herself as “apprehensive” at the thought of retirement. But at the end of the last school year, after 35 years as a teacher and administrator, Maiorano stepped down as principal of Buckley Elementary School in Manchester, Conn., the place where […]

ESPN Figures Tell Success Stories

February 1, 2011

For students who dream of one day working for ESPN, the biggest name in sports, the reality might be closer than they thought. The UConn Sports Business Association hosted four ESPN staffers for a panel at the ITE building in November. The panelists were SportsCenter producer Jon Lavoie, associate producer for Sunday NFL Countdown John […]

Where Do Neag Alumni Work in Connecticut?

November 15, 2010

Did you know 165 out of 166 school districts in Connecticut employed Neag alumni in the 2009-10 school year? Did you know that 3,094 Neag alumni currently work in Connecticut schools? Neag’s assessment director, Mary Yakimowski, and graduate students have been analyzing employment patterns of 1986-2008 graduates. The demographics tracked annually include where the graduates […]

Norwich Principal’s Efforts Win Notice

November 15, 2010

Norwich, Conn.– Kelly Middle School Principal Michael Cain arrived early last Friday for a meeting to review data on students’ reading progress and arrange for tutoring for those who need it. He stayed late on Thursday to supervise and enjoy the “Back to School” dance attended by more than 300 students, some of whom earned […]

Eight Neag Alumni Honored for Career Achievements

August 24, 2010

Eight outstanding graduates of the Neag School of Education, including the first recipient of the Promising Young Professional Award, were honored in May by the Neag Alumni Society at its 12th Annual Awards Dinner. Lynne Allen, the Neag alumni coordinator who is retiring, also was honored by alumni and faculty at the May 15 event. […]

ReCONNect with Alums

February 11, 2010

Ever wonder what your former classmates are up to?  We hope to ReCONNect you by sharing the information you supply to us or to the UConn Alumni Association.  Send your news and information to: (We welcome your story ideas too!) 60’s Tom Bowler ’66  ’81 6th Year, a certified playground equipment inspector for Total Playground […]

All in the Neag Family!

February 6, 2010

UConn blue must be in their DNA! Meet the Hale family of Clinton, Conn.  They gathered at the Neag School last spring to celebrate the achievements of Carolyn (left). She graduated from our Integrated Bachelor’s/Master’s Teacher Education Program with an MA in curriculum and instruction. As part of our dual degree program, she earned both […]

Home Run for Sport Management Alumna

February 5, 2010

When Xaimara Coss went to basketball or football games as a child, she was often more interested in the guys on the sidelines than she was the players in the game. “I used to wonder what the man with the clipboard was doing,” Coss says. “Who is that with the walkie-talkie, and who is he […]