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Dear UNH Alumni and Friends,

As 2012 comes to a close, we reflect on the year that has passed and take time to appreciate our good fortune.

Let me extend to all of you my gratitude for everything you do for the University of New Haven and our students.

I wish you and your families a joyous holiday season and a prosperous New Year.

Steven H. Kaplan

Upcoming Events

Alumni Event at Springfield Falcons Hockey Game
Mark your calendar for Sunday, February 10, 2013, to join fellow UNH alumni and the University community for University of New Haven Day with the Springfield Falcons. Join us for an American Hockey League game between the Falcons and Portland Pirates. Faceoff is scheduled for 3 p.m. For more information, please contact Jennifer Pjatak, director of alumni relations.
Black and Latino Alumni Weekend
Save the date for Black and Latino Alumni Weekend, featuring the 40th anniversary celebration of the Black Student Union, from April 5-7, 2013. Sponsored by the student cultural clubs and organizations at UNH, the weekend includes events to showcase, promote and educate students, alumni, faculty and staff. Get more information.
30th Annual Alumni Scholarship Ball
The University will host the 30th Annual Alumni Scholarship Ball on Saturday, April 20, 2013, in the David A. Beckerman Recreation Center. This signature event is the University's primary scholarship fundraising initiative. Make sure you are on the invitation list.


University News

Students Help Newtown Youth Cope with Tragedy
Just three days after one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history took place in Newtown, Conn., 30 students from the University’s lacrosse and ice hockey club teams travelled there to help the town’s youth forget about the traumatic event – at least for a few hours – by playing games with them. Ben Borelli ’13, one of the student volunteers, says it is an experience he will never forget. Read more about these students and members of the UNH community affected by this tragedy, and watch the video from "ABC Nightline."
University Awarded $600,000
National Science Foundation Grant
The University has been awarded a $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help boost engineering student retention rates. The five-year grant permits the University’s Tagliatela College of Engineering to participate in A Scholarship Program to Increase Retention in Engineering (ASPIRE), an NSF initiative to increase the retention rate of engineering students, especially those from underrepresented groups and with financial needs. Read more about this award.
Sikorsky's President to Speak at UNH's Winter Commencement
Mick Maurer, president of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., will speak at the University’s Winter Commencement on Saturday, Jan. 19, at 2 p.m. in the Beckerman Recreation Center. Maurer, who will receive an honorary Doctor of Engineering degree, joined Sikorsky in 2000 and has served in a number of senior-level positions, including vice president for marketing and strategic planning, vice president for commercial programs, senior vice president for operations and president of Sikorsky Military Systems. Also receiving honorary degrees at the ceremony will be Connecticut Senator Toni Harp (D-10) and Larry Flanagan '80, president of New Tech Haven, a business incubator and technology transfer center owned by the University. Read more about Winter Commencement and the honorary degree recipients.
Education Department Receives National Accreditation
The University’s graduate education programs have been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, the leading organization in the nation working to establish high-quality teacher preparation programs. Read more about the accreditation, which ensures that all department offerings are held to rigorous standards of program development, instruction, assessment and continuous improvement.
Read more UNH news, including a story on John Murillo, an award-winning poet and an adjunct professor of English, who became the second UNH poet to win a prestigious National Endowment for the Arts fellowship.

Support UNH

Anonymous Donor to Match Gifts Up to $250
During this holiday season, UNH is expressing its gratitude to those who have forever changed the lives of our students and celebrating the act of giving. An anonymous donor has stepped forward with a challenge to match gifts up to $250 until the end of the tax year on December 31. Alumni and friends can direct their support to the area of their choice, and the match will be directed toward scholarship support. Gifts can be made online at www.newhaven.edu/givenow, by calling Scott Davis, director of the annual fund, at 203-479-4504; or by mailing it to the Office of Advancement, 300 Boston Post Road, West Haven, CT 06516. Gifts must be postmarked by December 31 to qualify for the match and count for 2012 tax purposes.
Survey Seeks to Enhance UNH Experience
The University recently surveyed members of the Class of 2006 and Class of 2011 to learn about their current employment status and their academic experience at UNH. The information gathered will be used by faculty and staff as they consider ways to enhance content and delivery of programs to ensure they are effective in helping students reach their career and personal development goals.

Gift cards to the UNH bookstore were awarded to six alumni who were randomly chosen from the many responses received. Congratulations to the winners: Roxanne Belter '11, Lakeville, Conn.; Maysoun Chawiche '11, Bridgeport, Conn.; Elise Kitcher '11 M.S., Worcester, Mass.; Leah McCarthy '06, Worcester, Mass.; Christopher Merriman '06, '08 M.S., Southington, Conn. and Sean Moynihan '06, Chesapeake, Va.

Career Development Center is Open

The CDC is Here to Help You
The Career Development Center is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The office is located in the Bartels Student Activity Center. Click here to meet the staff or locate the CDC on the UNH map. Register for the Career Development e-newsletter and read the latest issue.


Find Us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn

Like, Follow and Network
Become part of the alumni social network. Like us on Facebook to stay connected to UNH by interacting with old friends and making new ones. Find out what’s happening when you follow us on Twitter. Make professional connections through LinkedIn with your fellow alumni.

Alumni Spotlight

Riccardo Cichi '96 MBA
Tireless Traveler
Riccardo Cichi ’96 MBA has been traveling the world since he was a boy. Born in Rome, he has also lived in Africa, other cities in Europe, Canada and the United States, and is fluent in four languages. A self-described “citizen of the world, but foreigner everywhere,” Cichi considers his home to lie within the institutions to which he is loyal – the University of New Haven among them – rather than the physical places he has lived. Read more about Cichi, why he chose to attend UNH and why he gives back.

Alumni Benefits

Discounted Auto, Home and Renter's Insurance
As a member of the UNH Alumni Association, you qualify for special group rates on your auto, home and renter's insurance from Liberty Mutual. Read more about this and other alumni benefits
Share your news! Let us know what you've been up to. Whether you've changed jobs, received a promotion, gotten married or have had children, we want to know about it. Share your story with us. Read class notes submitted by fellow alumni.

E-Newsletter Drawing

Enter to Win a UNH License Plate Frame, Tumbler
Show your pride with a UNH license plate frame and hot and cold beverage tumbler. The winner will be selected on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. It's our way of saying thank you for reading the e-newsletter. Enter to win. Congratulations to Orson Thom ’01, '04 MBA, of Hamden, who won a UNH scarf.

Purchase your Charger gear by visiting the UNH Bookstore. Alumni receive a 10 percent discount on in-store purchases and phone orders.
The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education. Founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University in cooperation with Northeastern University, UNH moved to its current West Haven campus in 1960. The University provides its students with a unique combination of a solid liberal arts education and real-world, hands-on career and research opportunities. UNH enrolls approximately 6,400, including nearly 1,800 graduate students and more than 4,600 undergraduates – the majority of whom reside in University housing. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Tagliatela College of Engineering, and College of Lifelong & eLearning, UNH offers 75 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UNH students have access to more than 50 study abroad programs worldwide and its student-athletes compete in 16 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II's highly competitive Northeast-10 Athletic Conference.

UNH Alumni Association
Calendar of Events

January 2-23, 2013
Intersession 2013 Undergraduate
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February 10, 2013
Alumni Event at Springfield Falcons Hockey Game
Springfield, Mass.
3 p.m.
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April 5-7, 2013
Black and Latino Alumni Weekend
Get more information

April 20, 2013
30th Annual Alumni Scholarship Ball
David A. Beckerman Recreation Center
UNH Main Campus

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