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480 New Members Join Alumni Community
The more than 45,000 UNH alumni welcomed 154 undergraduate and 326 graduate students to their family during Winter Commencement on Saturday, January 15. Serving as commencement speaker was Robert Bazell, NBC News’ chief science and health correspondent. Read about commencement and check out the photos.
Bartels Family Honored at Winter Commencement
In an exceptional moment for the University, noted patron of education, the arts and healthcare Nancy H. Bartels and her son Philip H. Bartels, an attorney with Shipman & Goodwin, LLP, both received honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees during the University’s Winter Commencement. Read more about the Bartels' family honor.
Graduate School Virtual Information Sessions
The University’s Graduate School is offering virtual information sessions that can be accessed live from your home or office. Register for a virtual information session.
Education 2011: UNH Offers New Programs, Study Options
If you are looking for effective ways to advance your career, one of the several new degree programs and initiatives offered by UNH may be just what you need to jump start your future. Read the New Haven Register’s article to learn more.

Upcoming Events

February 12: Chargers to Retire Coach Vieira's No. 20
The Athletic Department will retire Charger baseball legend and former coach Frank “Porky” Vieira’s No. 20 on Wednesday, February 12, during halftime of the men's basketball game. Vieira’s No. 20 is only the second number in the history of UNH Athletics to be retired, joining Gary Liberatore’s No. 45. Read more about Coach Vieira.
February 17: Fairfield County Alumni Cocktails and Networking
UNH alumni are cordially invited to the Angus Steakhouse from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 17, for an evening with UNH Head Baseball Coach Raphael Cerrato and Coach Frank “Porky” Vieira. Register today.
March 13-April 4: Get Ready to Bid, Make a Donation to the Scholarship Ball Online Auction
Mark your calendar for Sunday, March 13, the opening day of the Alumni Scholarship Ball's online auction. Get ready to bid on a spa package, travel gift card, restaurant certificates, sports memorabilia, Starbucks gift card and more. Help us build our auction site. Whether you have one item or 100 to contribute, your participation is an invaluable part of our fundraising efforts. By donating an item or service directly online, you'll be helping to raise money for scholarships at UNH. Make a donation and watch the auction take shape.
March 25: Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
The Department of Athletics will induct its 28th class at its annual Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Friday, March 25, at Race Brook Country Club in Woodbridge, Conn. Purchase your tickets today.

April 16: 28th Annual Alumni Scholarship Ball
Mark your calendar for the 28th Annual Alumni Scholarship Ball featuring a 20th anniversary celebration of the Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science, on Saturday, April 16, on the University Campus. The evening’s events include the Distinguished Alumni Awards, dinner, dancing and live music, including silent and live auctions. Learn more about the event, how to get an invitation, become a sponsor or make a donation to the auction.


Chargers Presented 2010 NE-10 Championship Trophy
The Chargers football team was awarded the 2010 Northeast-10 Conference Championship trophy this past November. Read more about the presentation made to the team and Coach Pete Rossomando, who was named Coach of the Year by the conference.

College of Arts & Sciences News

International English Honor Society Established
The Department of English faculty members and UNH students have established a local chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor Society. Read more about this society, which recognizes the accomplishments of professional writers who have contributed to the fields of language and literature.

College of Business News

Retired MasterCard Chief Marketing Officer Named Executive Dean of New College of Business and Professional Studies
Lawrence P. Flanagan, ’80 B.S., has been appointed as the executive dean of the newly created College of Business and Professional Studies. Read more about this West Haven native, who is regarded as one of the most accomplished global marketing leaders in the country and spearheaded the hugely successful “Priceless” advertising campaign.

Tagliatela College of Engineering News

Power Systems Laboratory Dedicated
The University dedicated its new Power Systems Laboratory in the Tagliatela College of Engineering on January 14. With support from Northeast Utilities and additional support from United Illuminating Co., the lab will serve as a major training center for workers in the power industry in southern Connecticut. Read more about the lab.

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

http://www.newhaven.edu/5819/Professor Lawlor Appointed to Connecticut Governor’s Administration
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Michael Lawlor has been appointed to Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy's administration. He will serve as the state's undersecretary for criminal justice policy and planning. Read about what this means to Lawlor.

Alumni Benefits and Services

Auto, Home and Renters Insurance
UNH alumni qualify for a special group discount on your auto, home and renters insurance through Group Savings Plus from Liberty Mutual. Check out how much money you could save with Liberty Mutual.

Alumni Spotlight

Oni Chukwu, '94 M.B.A.
Turning Technology into Gold
When the time finally came to resume his education and earn the M.B.A. he had put on the back burner, Oni Chukwu, ’94 M.B.A, took a leap of faith. Read how attending UNH “was a wise decision.”

E-Newsletter Contest

Enter to Win a Gray, Hooded, Zippered UNH Sweatshirt
Enter to win a large, gray, hooded, zippered UNH sweatshirt. Our next winner will be randomly selected on Friday, February 18. It's our way of saying thank you for reading the e-newsletter. Congratulations to Donald Lineen, ’72 B.S., of Lafayette, Colo., winner of the December e-newsletter drawing who won a UNH licence plate frame and travel mug.


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.

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Calendar of Events

Jan. 30, 2011
Campus Concert: Pianist José García-León Debuts New Grand Piano
5 p.m.
Dodds Hall Theater

Feb. 12, 2011
Retirement of Coach Frank "Porky" Vieira's No. 20

Feb. 17, 2011
Fairfield County Cocktails and Networking
5-7 p.m.
Angus Steakhouse
Fairfield, Conn.

March 13-April 4, 2011
Scholarship Ball Online Auction

March 25, 2011
UNH Department of Athleticis Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
6:30 p.m.
Race Brook Country Club
Woodbridge, Conn.

April 16, 2011
28th Annual Alumni Scholarship Ball
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