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UNH Alumni Board of Directors President Mike AmbroseHappy Holidays from the UNH Alumni Association
I would like to wish the more than 50,000 UNH alumni and their families a happy holiday season and a prosperous New Year! Each year, I find more to be thankful for, and I am certainly thankful for all of the support our alumni community has provided during the past year. We are building momentum that will fuel our growth for years to come. Read the full message


Upcoming Events

Alumni Reception at the Bonita Bay Country Club

Plan to join us in beautiful Bonita Springs, Fla. on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 for an alumni reception at the Bonita Bay Country Club. More details and registration will be available soon.

31st Annual Alumni Scholarship Ball

The University will host the 31st Annual Alumni Scholarship Ball on Saturday, April 12, 2014, 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.

First Alumni and Friends Trip to UNH Campus in Tuscany, Italy

Join UNH alumni and friends to visit Florence and the University's lovely Tuscany campus located in Prato, Italy. The trip begins on Sunday, June 1 with a welcome dinner at the Hotel California in Florence and concludes on Saturday, June 7, with a farewell dinner in Prato, followed by checkout on Sunday, June 8. For more details, the itinerary or registration information, please email Zack Rosen, associate director of alumni relations, at zrosen@newhaven.edu.

University News

Robert Alvine Sr. Named Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year

Emeritus chair of the UNH Board of Governors Robert Alvine, of Woodbridge, Conn., received the Award for Outstanding Philanthropist at the Association of Fundraising Professionals' National Philanthropy Day® celebration last month. This award honors an individual or family with a proven record of exceptional generosity who, through direct financial support, demonstrates outstanding civic and charitable responsibility and whose generosity encourages others to take philanthropic leadership roles on a community, national or international level. Read the complete press release.

Eva Virsik, UNH Professor, Named Steinway Artist

Eva Virsik, an adjunct professor of music, has been named to the Steinway Artists Roster.

The designation, issued by Steinway & Sons, the piano company, was given “in recognition of your distinguished career in music and outstanding commitment and loyalty to the Steinway piano,” the company told Virsik. “The high standard that you have set with your artistic and professional achievements make it most appropriate that you are now formally included on the Steinway Artist Roster, a list of the most accomplished and discriminating artists in the world.” Read the full story.

UNH Ranked Among Best Colleges for Vets

The Military Times has ranked the University of New Haven in its Best for Vets: Colleges 2014 rankings.

The organization, comprising Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times, placed a new emphasis on academic rigor this year when conducting and scoring the fourth annual Best for Vets: Colleges survey, a highly respected 150-question analysis of a school's complete offerings for veterans. Read the full story.

LymeDisease.org Donates $150,000 to Support Dr. Eva Sapi's Lyme Research

Lymedisease.org, a nonprofit organization that advocates for Lyme disease patients and promotes research on tick-borne illness, has contributed $150,000 to support the research of Dr. Eva Sapi of the University of New Haven.

Approximately $100,000 of the gift has funded the purchase of an atomic force microscope, which allows the study of the structure of bacteria under very high resolution. The microscope will be used by Sapi, associate professor of biology and environmental science. Sapi, who contracted Lyme disease some years ago, has researched the antibiotic sensitivity of Lyme disease bacteria ever since. Read the full story.

Ideal Beauty Explored by Artist in Exhibit at UNH's Seton Gallery

Margaret Bowland's psychologically charged work depicting little girls with their faces painted white was featured at the University of New Haven's Seton Art Gallery Nov. 19 – Dec. 11.

Bowland opened the exhibit with a lecture about her work on Nov. 19 in the Seton Gallery. Her work brought viewers face to face with contentious culture while affirming the resilience and triumph of the human spirit. Read the full story.

Did you graduate from UNH with a master's degree in education?

As a graduate of the master's in education program at the University of New Haven, you are in the best position to speak about the quality of the program. We would like to ask you to participate in our alumni referral program to help us identify the next generation of graduate students. We are seeking students like you - individuals who are dedicated and engaged, have a passion to help others and illustrate a deep commitment to helping students develop intellectual curiosity.

The referral program is quite simple. For every prospective student who applies to this program, is accepted and enrolls, the University will provide that student with a $500 scholarship that will help reduce the out-of-pocket costs incurred while participating in the student teaching component of the program.

As the Education Department reaches its 20th year of existence, our primary focus continues to be our dedication to helping people become and remain dedicated teachers who make an important impact on the lives of their students.

Please join us by participating in our alumni referral program. To begin the process, please contact Linda Kessler at 203.932.7448 or lkessler@newhaven.edu.

Career Development Center is Open

The Career Development Center is Here to Help You
The Career Development Center (CDC) 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.


Update Us

Recently Moved, Changed Jobs or Gotten Married?
We'd Love to Hear About It!
Update your information online at www.newhaven.edu/update. You also can share your story with us or read class notes submitted by fellow alumni.

Alumni Spotlight

Anthony Christie '91 EMBA
Anthony Christie has a fast-paced and stressful job tending to the high-tech needs of his company's customers and partners. He is chief marketing officer at Level 3, a premier international provider of IP-based communications services to enterprise, content, government and wholesale customers. Read more about Anthony and his former executive positions with AT&T and Global Crossing.

Alumni Benefits

There are many good reasons to come back to the University of New Haven - not the least of which is the graduate tuition discount program for our alumni!
The UNH Alumni tuition discount is designed to make it easier to continue your education. Eligible alumni are those who have graduated with a bachelor's degree from UNH. If you enter the UNH Graduate School you may qualify for up to $400 off each course you take! Learn about all of your alumni benefits today.

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e-Newsletter Drawing

Enter to Win a UNH fitted beanie with an Omni-heat thermal lining!
Keep your head nice and warm this winter by entering to win a UNH fitted beanie with an Omni-heat thermal lining! The winner will be announced in next month's e-Newsletter. Congratulations to Adrian Kantor, of Laytonsville, Md., who won a pair of UNH socks in last month's giveaway.

Purchase your Charger gear by visiting the UNH Campus Store. Alumni receive a 10 percent discount on in-store purchases and phone orders.


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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.

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Calendar of Events

February 20, 2014

Alumni Reception at the Bonita Bay Country Club

Bonita Bay Country Club
Bonita Springs, FL

Details coming soon.

April 12, 2014

31st Annual Alumni Scholarship Ball

David A. Beckerman Recreation Center
West Haven, CT

Make sure you are on the invitation list.

June 1-8, 2014

First Alumni & Friends Trip to UNH Campus in Prato, Italy

UNH Prato Campus
Florence, Italy

Email zrosen@newhaven.edu for more details.

Check out the full list of upcoming alumni events!
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Share your story with us or read class notes submitted by fellow alumni!

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