Category: Alumni

Read stories about Neag School of Education alumni.

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 […]

Q&A with: Chad Ellis, principal of Montville High School

March 17, 2011

Montville, Conn. — Age 34. Education: bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Connecticut, master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Neag School of Education at UConn. Experience: teacher, South Windsor High School, 2002-05; teacher, Enfield’s Enrico Fermi High School, 2005-08; assistant principal, Enrico Fermi High School, August 2008-December 2010. Woodstock native Chad Ellis […]

Accolades from Neag Faculty, Staff, Alumni and Students

February 3, 2011

We want to hear from you! Accolades is a special section in the Spotlight about the accomplishments from our faculty, alumni, and students. If you have some great news to share, please let us know. Feel free to email them to Elizabeth Osga (Sixth-Year Diploma in special education ’85, Ph.D. in education leadership ’05), […]

The Odds Are With ‘All-American’ Stats Teacher

February 3, 2011

As Fred Carofano’s advanced placement students file into his East Hartford statistics class on the Tuesday before Christmas, he hands out a playing card that determines where they will sit and gives them a quick statistics problem to work on. If they get it right, they get a stamp that yields points at the end […]

Invaluable Alumni Professional Development at Neag School

February 3, 2011

Faculty from the Neag School of Education keep in touch with their graduates and offers alumni professional development opportunities to facilitate continual growth and development even after their students receive their diplomas from the University of Connecticut. “Upon admission to the IB/M program, I always tell my students that our relationship will continue long after […]

Scholarship Donor Honors Educator Father, and Neag School

February 3, 2011

Carmen Effron wanted to follow in her father’s footsteps. Kenneth Arminio, a career, Boston College and Neag-trained educator, taught at Pomperaug High School from 1951 until his death on Christmas Day 1968. “I found when he died … it was a huge, huge service because he really touched the lives of many people,” she recalls. […]