Category: supporting neag


Former UConn Department Head and Professor Passes After 30-Year Career

February 1, 2011

John Brubacher, a former head of the Department of Educational Leadership and professor of education in the Neag School of Education, passed away in October 2010. Dr. Brubacher was born July 17, 1928, in Albany, NY, and is survived by his beloved wife, Harriet, three children, Elizabeth, Janis and John, along with six grandchildren. After […]


Letter From the Dean

February 1, 2011

Dear Neag Alumni and Friends, As I begin my second year as dean, I am very excited about the progress we have made this past year in moving toward our goal of becoming one of the top schools of education in the nation. I am very proud of the efforts of our talented faculty, staff […]


On the Fast Track to Teaching Math and Science

November 15, 2010

Stephanie Mather Dominello and Lorna Carrasquillo, UConn graduates now student teaching in two Connecticut high schools, have a number of things in common. Both decided that they wanted to teach after looking at other career paths. Both say teaching is much busier and more challenging than they initially expected. And both want to make a […]


People’s United Community Foundation Awards $40,000 for CommPACT Schools Initiative

November 15, 2010

People’s United Community Foundation, the philanthropic arm of People’s United Bank, announced that it has awarded $40,000 to the University of Connecticut Foundation for their CommPACT Schools initiative on school reform. The grant will support the Neag School of Education’s innovative CommPACT initiative, designed to help close the achievement gap in Connecticut. Under the leadership […]


Scholarships Go to 170 Neag Students

August 24, 2010

Scholarships were bestowed on students who have excelled in the arenas of special needs, physical therapy, educational leadership and a host of other specialties at the Neag School of Education’s 16th Annual Honors Celebration in April. “Over the past 16 years, this event has grown from a small, lunchtime reception in the faculty lounge, to […]


Bank of America Gift Supports Teacher-Training Partnership Between Bulkeley High, UConn

June 9, 2010

Bank of America has donated $25,000 through the UConn Foundation to the Teacher Preparatory Studies Program at Bulkeley High School, a new initiative that prepares and encourages talented students, particularly from minority groups, to become teachers. The initiative is believed to be the state’s first dedicated teaching program focused on recruiting, supporting, and preparing talented […]


Three Gifts Bolster CommPACT School Reform Effort

February 15, 2010

Three significant gifts totaling close to $500,000 will help support the CommPACT School Reform Initiative, based at the Neag School of Education. The innovative program, designed to improve student achievement and school climate, recently received $250,000 from The NEA Foundation, $195,000 from the Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation and more than $50,000 from AT&T Cconnecticut. CommPACT […]


Dean’s Annual Appeal

February 12, 2010

During the month of February, you will be receiving a message from Dean Thomas DeFranco asking for your support of the Neag School Dean’s Fund.  We hope will be able to respond to his appeal and consider a gift of any size to this most important of funds. The Dean’s Fund supports the areas of greatest […]


Renzulli’s Offer to Match Contributions to Gifted Scholarship

February 3, 2010

When Neag School Professor Joseph Renzulli was awarded the prestigious McGraw Prize in Education last fall, he received a bronze sculpture and a gift of $25,000. Soon after, Joe, and his wife and research colleague Sally Reis decided to use the money to match any donation made to their scholarship fund, which was created several […]


John N. Leach Fellowship Fund Established

February 3, 2010

Last spring, the Neag School family was saddened by the loss of John Leach, associate professor of bilingual-multicultural education.  With the approval of Sofia Leach, John’s widow, the Bilingual-Multicultural Education faculty and staff honored his memory by establishing the John N. Leach Fellowship Fund to be awarded to graduate students who demonstrate financial need and […]