Category: Alumni


Read stories about Neag School of Education alumni.



In New Book, ’87 Grad Tackles Challenges and Science of Change

July 19, 2012

Aaron Anderson wrote “Engaging Resistance: How Ordinary People Successfully Champion Change” not just for practical reasons, but for idealistic ones, too. “Several books offer recipes on the ‘right’ way for businesses to implement organization-wide change. But until mine, none explained why people tend to be so quick to buck change or how to best overcome […]



Message from the Dean

May 31, 2012

Not long ago, during a trip to the West Coast, I met with a UConn alum working in the biotech field. During our conversation, he mentioned he could not hire college graduates to work in his company because the graduates he interviewed had strong technical backgrounds but lacked both written and oral communication skills, or […]


Neag Grad Publishes Fourth Book on College Presidents

May 31, 2012

JFK’s assassination; the civil rights, women’s and free speech movements; Vietnam; the Cold War; and an array of social inequities made the 1960s and ’70s one of the most compelling and challenging eras in not just the history of the United States, but in the history of higher education. Neag School of Education graduate Steve […]


Neag Alumnus Jack Hayes Named Athletic Director at Brown

May 31, 2012

Jack Hayes (’92), currently director of athletics at Hofstra University, has been named director of athletics at Brown University. Hayes will begin his work at Brown July 1, 2012, succeeding Michael Goldberger. “We have recently affirmed the significant role of athletics at Brown and initiated an important set of improvements to the program,” Brown President […]


Neag Alumni Society Recognizes Outstanding Alumni

May 31, 2012

On the “Rate My Professors” website, where students across the US rate and comment on their professors – both good and bad – Dr. Thomas Hébert has three 5.0 ratings on a 5.0 scale for overall quality, helpfulness and clarity. While his rating on easiness is a 1.5 out of 5.0, he would probably be […]


Neag Alumni Society Launches New Student Scholarship Fund

May 31, 2012

As members of the Neag Alumni Society, the Neag Alumni Society’s main focus is working with the dean and the faculty to advocate for the Neag School of Education and to help advance the School’s core mission. Our other focus is to support the students in the Neag School. The most obvious way is through […]


Adult Learning Program Helps Professionals Better Educate Other Adults

May 31, 2012

Capital Community College nurse educator Bonnie Edelen earned not just a doctoral degree from the University of Connecticut, but an Excellence in Nursing Research Award from the Connecticut Nursing Research Alliance. The award came from the study Edelen conducted in 2009 to write her dissertation, which showed how reflective journaling can help nursing students better […]