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Dear UNH Alumni and Friends,

As 2010 comes to a close, now is the perfect time to reflect upon that for which we are thankful. Let me extend to all of you my appreciation for everything you do for the University of New Haven and our students. I wish you and your families a wonderful holiday season.

Steven H. Kaplan

University News

Admissions Website Rated Among Best in the Country
The University’s undergraduate admissions Website has been recognized as one of the best in the country. Read more about the “A” rated Website, which was one of only 93 colleges and universities sites in the nation to achieve this recognition.
Lyme Disease Research Receives Gifts
UNH’s Lyme Disease Research Program has received two donations totaling $15,000 from the Turn the Corner Foundation, a non-profit public charity dedicated to the support of research, education, awareness and innovative treatments for Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses. Read more.
Fields of Dreams
Associate Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics & Recreations Deborah Chin and Vice President for Enrollment Jim McCoy discuss the impact of college sports programs for both University and community. Read what they have to say.

Upcoming Events

January 20, 2011: Georgia Alumni Reception
Join UNH President Steven H. Kaplan and Raymond J. Margiano, ’69 B.S., member of the UNH Board of Governors and CEO, Foot Solutions, on Thursday, January 20, from 6-8 p.m. at the Atlanta Marriott Northwest for a Georgia Alumni Reception. Register today.
April 16, 2011: 28th Annual Alumni Scholarship Ball
Mark your calendar for the 28th Annual Alumni Scholarship Ball to be held Saturday, April 16, on campus in the David A. Beckerman Recreation Center. In addition to honoring distinguished UNH alumni, Dr. Henry C. Lee will receive the UNH Lifetime Achievement Award. Check out the photos from last year's event.

Past Events

Alumni Weekend in Miami: December 3-5, 2010
Alumni, their families and friends spent December 3-5 in Miami for the third annual UNH Alumni Weekend. Guests enjoyed a weekend of activities including two receptions and a behind-the-scenes tour of Sun Life Stadium, led by Senior Director of Facilities and UNH alumnus Aaron Haviland ’97 B.S. The weekend concluded with a pre-game tailgate party prior to cheering on UNH alumnus and Miami Dolphins Head Coach Tony Sparano ’84 B.S. in a tough loss against the Cleveland Browns. Check out the photos.


December 18-19, 2010: Women’s Basketball Team Travels to Washington, D.C.
On December 18-19, the UNH women's basketball team will be in Washington, D.C., for the University of the District of Columbia Classic. Come cheer on the Chargers on Saturday at 3 p.m. when they face the host school, UDC. On Sunday, UNH will face Shaw University at 1 p.m. Admission is free.
Make Your Nominations for the 2011 Hall of Fame
Nominations for the Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2011 are now being accepted. The Class of 2011 will be inducted at Race Brook Country Club on Friday, March 25, at the Chargers' annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

College of Arts & Sciences News

English Professor Awarded NEA Poetry Fellowship
Assistant Professor of English Randall Horton was one of 42 writers selected from 1,062 candidates to receive a $25,000 Creative Writing Fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts. Read more about Horton and the fellowship.
Filmmaker Received Grant for Jim Crow Documentary
Communications and Sociology Practitioner-in-Residence Richard Wormser has received a $4,000 grant from Yip Harburg Foundation to begin research on a documentary based on the book, "‘The New Jim Crow," by Michelle Alexander. Read more about Wormser and the grant.

College of Business News

Fine Dining Campus Venue Named for Alumnus Jeffery Hazell
Thanks to generous gifts from Jeffery Hazell, ’83 B.S., there’s a new dining experience on campus, Jeffery’s Fusion Restaurant. His support, which includes weekly shipments of high-quality seafood, has resulted in renovation of a 60-seat restaurant that is fast becoming the hot spot on campus for gourmet dining.

Tagliatela College of Engineering News

Professor and Student Scouring the Sound
UNH professor Shannon Ciston and student Nicole Reardon are among a growing group of researchers investigating how nanoparticles affect people, animals and the environment. Read more about their research on Long Island Sound.

Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences News

School of Public Service Established
UNH has created a new School of Public Service as part of the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences. The new school will include the University’s programs in fire science, legal studies, forensic psychology, national security and public safety. Read more about the Lee College’s new school.

Alumni Benefits and Services

Short-Term Health Insurance
GradMed® short-term medical insurance is designed for new graduates searching for a job and waiting for new employee benefits to begin, as well as alumni who are in between jobs.
There's Something for Everyone at the UNH Bookstore
Show your UNH pride this holiday season. UNH apparel makes great gifts for you and your entire family. Choose from a UNH t-shirt, fitted Charger baseball cap or one of the many styles of UNH sweatshirts. There's something for everyone, even the kids, at the UNH Bookstore.

Alumni Spotlight

Martha Poulter ’92 M.B.A.
CIO Pushes High-Tech Boundaries
As vice president and chief information officer at GE Capital, Martha Poulter, ’92 M.B.A., leads 3,500 IT professionals across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Read how she credits UNH for giving her the tools for success.

E-Newsletter Contest

Enter to Win a UNH License Plate Frame, Travel Mug
Show your UNH pride with a UNH license plate frame and travel mug. Our next winner will be randomly selected on Friday, January 7. It's our way of saying thank you for reading the e-newsletter.

Congratulations to Gregg Mitchell, ’89 A.S., ’93 B.S., of Wallingford, Conn., winner of the November e-newsletter drawing who won UNH knit hat.


A leader in experiential education, the University of New Haven provides its students with a valuable combination of solid liberal arts and real-world, hands-on professional training. Founded in 1920, UNH is a private comprehensive university with an 80-acre main campus. The University has an enrollment of nearly 6,000; approximately 1,700 graduate students and more than 4,000 undergraduates, 70 percent of whom reside in university housing. The University offers more than 80 undergraduate degrees and more than 25 graduate degrees through the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, the Tagliatela College of Engineering, and University College. University of New Haven students study abroad through a variety of distinctive programs.

UNH Alumni Association
Calendar of Events

Jan. 8, 2011
Graduate Open House

Jan. 3-19, 2011
Undergraduate Intersession

Jan. 15, 2011
Winter Commencement
Charger Gymnasium
2 p.m.

Jan. 20, 2011
Georgia Alumni Reception
Atlanta Marriott Northwest
6-8 p.m.

April 16, 2011
28th Annual Alumni Scholarship Ball

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