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NEWSLETTER FOR ALUMNI & FRIENDS                           DECEMBER 2020 

2020 In Review

Our Centennial Year in Review

Thank you for helping us celebrate our Centennial throughout the past year! Despite unusual and challenging times, Chargers came together in so many ways to show our true spirit. From a special February event in Boca Raton, Florida, before the pandemic, to Virtual Homecoming a few weeks ago, our alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends connected and reconnected to commemorate our 100th year, proving our allegiance to the University and our commitment to each other.

In the spring, the Charger statue – a symbol of unity – was installed at the heart of campus, and the Pompea College of Business was named for benefactors Charles E. Pompea '71, '90 EMBA, '06 Hon., Tamera Pompea, and the Pompea family. Later in the year, we unveiled the cutting-edge Bergami Center for Science, Technology, and Innovation with a conversation featuring benefactor Sam Bergami ’85 EMBA, ’02 Hon., President Kaplan, and renowned physicist Michio Kaku. The year also included virtual events for Founders Day, the Class of 2020 Commencement, and our Centennial Ball, which showcased our incredible students and alumni and brought together Chargers from around the world.

In all ways, 2020 was a testament to the resilience and steadfast spirit of the University of New Haven community. Thank you for making our Centennial year so special and truly memorable. Cheers to the first Charger Century, and we look forward to our second century of success!



Alumni Get Charged Up at
Virtual Homecoming

The University’s Centennial Homecoming brought together members of Charger Nation from across the country and around the globe, enabling them to connect with each other and their alma mater from the comfort and safety of their homes.

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Support Your University in 2020

We are especially thankful for the support of our alumni and friends that continues to allow us to enhance and grow the world-class programs and state-of-the-art technology that the University offers its students. And especially in this time of need, your gift can assist students struggling with challenges exacerbated by the pandemic.

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Save the Date for the Bartels
Speaker Series

Join us on January 19 for a live webcast edition of the Bartels Lecture Series that will highlight the importance of taking care of our mental health, especially during the pandemic. The conversation will feature Dr. Lourival Baptista and Dr. Claude Ann Mellins of Columbia University.

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STEM Career Expo: February 23

Alumni are invited to meet with students on a virtual platform that mimics a live career fair. We will guide you through setting up your booth, managing appointments, and adding company and job content. Students taking part will come from majors including forensic science; cybersecurity; civil, mechanical, industrial, and chemical engineering; genetics & biotechnology, marine biology, fire science, computer science, mathematics, physics, and more.

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Happy Holidays, Chargers! 

In celebration of the holidays and the New Year, we are happy to share a moment of peace and light with the entire Charger family. Please click here for a special holiday video from our students.

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Congratulate Our Newest Graduates

Next month, we will recognize our newest graduates during our Virtual Winter Commencement. Help launch the newest cohort of alumni! We invite you to share your thoughts, well wishes, and words of advice with our newest Charger alumni. Click below to send a short congratulatory video message.

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Read more University news and learn more about our upcoming alumni events, including the Charger Pride Holiday Special on December 18! This video will feature performances from students and recognized student organizations and holiday messages from different campus offices. There will also be performances and appearances from a variety of celebrities, including musicians, singers, dancers, comedians, actors, professional athletes, and a magician.


Did You Know?

All graduates of the University of New Haven are automatically members of the University of New Haven Alumni Association, a community of more than 60,000 alumni. Your membership entitles you to a variety of benefits and services. We encourage you to take advantage of these exclusive alumni offers.

Fee Waiver for Children of Alumni

Fee waiver

The University of New Haven offers application fee waivers to any prospective undergraduate student whose parent(s) graduated from the University. For more details on how to obtain application fee waivers, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at

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Black Alumni Network Information Campaign

Black Alumni Network

As the University of New Haven's Black Alumni Network begins building a strong foundation, we're looking to acquire updated contact information for future outreach and communications. Fill out this form to receive information about upcoming alumni events, news, and communications for the Black Alumni Network. You can also follow the Black Alumni Network on Instagram for the latest updates!

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E-Newsletter Giveaway


Enter to win a special Charger giveaway! The winner will be announced in next month's e-newsletter.

Congratulations to Jason Pickman ’95 M.S., who won a University of New Haven Centennial prize in last month’s giveaway.

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