Category: Alumni

Read stories about Neag School of Education alumni.

Summer Letter from the Dean

August 4, 2011

Dear Alumni and Friends, This is my second summer as dean and it’s been a very, very busy two years. We’ve had a busy academic year filled with activities and accomplishments. Also, one may think that the Neag School of Education is slow during the summer. Spend a little time around the Gentry Building during […]

Neag Alumnus Elected President of the National School Boards Association

August 4, 2011

Mary Broderick has always gravitated toward education. As an English major undergraduate, she had just completed her MBA when she first moved to East Lyme, CT. At the time, her children were very young and she started attending board of education meetings for the East Lyme school system, which had 2,600 students (it’s now up […]

Neag Alumni Society Recognizes Outstanding Alumni

June 8, 2011

The Neag School of Education Alumni Society and the faculty of the Neag School of Education recently held its 13th Annual Awards Dinner and recognized outstanding alumni. “This evening was memorable as faculty and alumni gathered to formally recognize the achievements of some of our outstanding graduates,” said Dr. Tom DeFranco, dean of the Neag […]

The Parent App: A Neag Alum’s Guide to Better Moms and Dads

June 8, 2011

In a world of “tiger moms,” timid moms and “helicopter parents,” a Neag School alumnus offers a thoughtful and proven middle ground.  Thomas McIntyre, who earned his Ph.D. in Special Education from the Neag School in 1981, dispenses advice to teachers and parents of youngsters with behavior challenges through his popular website,  The site […]

Urban Education Advocates Make Family Gift to the Neag School

June 8, 2011

As a native of Bridgeport, one of Connecticut’s most challenged cities, and as president and CEO of People’s Bank and its parent, People’s United Financial Inc., headquartered in Bridgeport, John Klein saw every day the effects of poverty. He also saw the solution: education. People’s Bank became a major engine for community betterment in Bridgeport […]

A Teacher Gives a 30-Year Lesson in Giving

June 8, 2011

Longtime schoolteacher Lucille Kuhnly is a dedicated denizen of the land of steady habits. Her grandfather, John Kuhnly, bought the family home in 1892, and at least one Kuhnly — but typically more – have lived in the grand old four-storied house in the Rockville section of Vernon for the past 120 years. Lucille Kuhnly has […]

Run Your Race

June 3, 2011

Good morning and thank you Dr. Thomas DeFranco for that introduction, and a special thank you to my good friend Dr. Doug Casa, who is a professor here and the chief operating officer of the Korey Stringer Institute, to the faculty, family and friends and of course to the Class of 2011. I am humbled […]

Letter from the Dean: You’re Invited to the Neag Alumni Society Awards Dinner

March 24, 2011

Dear Alumni and Friends of the Neag School of Education: The Neag School of Education Alumni Society and the faculty of the Neag School of Education cordially invite you to attend our 13th Annual Awards Dinner on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at the South Campus Ballroom (Rome Ballroom) on the Storrs campus. Click here for […]